Posts Tagged ‘cherri ellis’


Does this fur make my butt look big?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Farewell to our Snow Angel. by Cherri Ellis The first time I laid eyes on Snow Angel, she was a miniscule, solid white kitten with enormous blue eyes. She was seated in my husband’s outstretched palm and wearing a Santa hat to ridiculously cute effect. My 12-year-old daughter had plucked her from the confines of… Read More

Finding my Inner Cowgirl

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Now that is a vacation. by Cherri Ellis The funny thing about writing for a magazine: I am always projecting myself into the future or the past. If I’m not dredging up some memory for re-evaluation, I’m trying to make a deadline for an issue that will hit the stands the following month. That explains… Read More

Thinking about Thanking

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Find your Thanksgiving day gratitude. by Cherri Ellis Even though we’ve been walking through retail’s elaborate Christmas displays since well before Halloween, the arrival of Thanksgiving means that the holiday season is now indisputably upon us.  Thanksgiving gets a little dissed in terms of holiday planning. It is so close to Christmas that what you… Read More

Dude. Where’s My Car?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Your two-party perspective. by Cherri Ellis I do love a party with a theme. I once attended a gathering with some other women that was sort of a competitive Mexican Fiesta Cocktail Bash. The invitation stipulated that every guest bring the Mexican dish of their choice and prizes would be awarded for the best. I… Read More

There’s no “I” in “Team”

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

(But there is one in “cocktail”). by Cherri Ellis September is a magical time in the South.  There is always that first morning when you step outside and there is a slight crispness to the air.  It’s possible to wear knits without passing out on the way to the car, and linen pieces give way… Read More

Surviving Survival

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

You get to keep the gifts of kindness. by Cherri Ellis In your car, when you look into your rearview mirror, you are warned right on the glass that the things you see will appear to be larger than they actually are. Sometimes that happens in real life. When things are behind you and are… Read More

Let the Good Times Roll

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

No matter the poison, the Big Easy is the remedy. by Cherri Ellis Life holds so few certainties, but here is one you can count on: New Orleans is fun.   Judy Deck summed it up beautifully when she said, “If there was no New Orleans, America would just be a bunch of free people dying… Read More

For What it’s Worth

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

To the class of 2012 by Cherri Ellis This column originally ran last year. It has been updated and offered again thanks to its timeless advice… I would like a word with the graduating class of 2012.  Listen up, because I have been burdened with wisdom far greater than what is immediately apparent. I would… Read More

Bustin’ Loose With My Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

There is little in life that can’t be addressed with a solid quote from Dr. Seuss. by Cherri Ellis Last night I met a baby named Eli. He was just a couple of weeks old, and when his mother put him in my arms the rest of the room melted away. Babies are the crack cocaine… Read More