Major Changes In Store

Hello all.

This blog was was born on March 31, 2007 in a fit of creative boredom during unemployment. It has been, is and always will be a humor blog first and foremost. But in it’s years of existence, I covered many topics, some serious, but still included carefully placed aspects my butter knife sharp wit. Subject matter varied; my crazy ass family dynamic was a fave as were tales of my many , MANY failed relationships, my ever fluctuating weight, my life as a (now 55 year old) crone and the accompanying errant hair growth that boggles the mind—and chin. I touched on politics which currently scare me, and I made jokes at certain celebrities’ expense.

I have now decided to convert this blog into one of style and pretty living, well, my version of it. That’s not to say that if a certain topic rears it’s head, I’ll ignore it. Or maybe I will. The downed Malaysian planes, Israel and Hamas, the porosity of the US/Mexican border, the various White House related scandals that makes Nixon look like a piker, you know subjects like that, could find a place here.

Example: What a well dressed Jihadi is wearing these days. Ways to stylishly embellish a deleted IRS e-mail. How a simple font change can make a cyber directive urging staffers to target politically conservative organizations so much more fun.

But seriously, you get enough dire news, even Facebook offers no reprieve. So, I dare to offer an option. This new version of the la blog will still contain all the bad puns, grammatical errors and typos you’ve come to expect from a Kendrick production, just less sob story and current events and far more self indulgent…and yes, all done will with a light hint of jest. and of course that will apply to the decor and my description of it, my reasons or motivation for purchasing and room placement and how by Christmas, it ‘ll no doubt be used for kindling.

Here’s my motivation. I was extremely fortunate enough to retire from a 30 year broadcasting career in the fall of 2012. Shortly after that, I moved from an overpriced tenement in Houston and into a new home in the Texas Hill Country. As a retiree, I decided to make my very first house a home and decorate it accordingly—my taste, my style whether design mavens Allegra Hicks or that very fey British guy Oprah uses to overdo every room she owns, every party she hosts, agree or not.

With the help of magazines, books and pilfering ideas from people
much more money and taste, I can honestly say I’ve learned a lot. This smallish, 18 hundred foot abode is rapidly becoming distinctly “Laurie”. How so? Well kids, I’ve learned to make bolder color choices, break free from my lifelong fear of non-symmetrical design and that patterns within reason, can be mixed without nauseating results. I’ve also learned that sometimes, a true object d’art must costs money.

And as they say here in The Hills, some time it don’t.

So, from this point on, this chick tries to go chic and I invite you to come along on my journey with me as I make countless mistakes trying to attempt to reach faux bourgeoise status.

It will be fun.

My first style blog offering? Join me soon for ways to decorate a cheap, undersized living room coffee table that’s scratched all to hell and back.



  1. Hi Laurie,
    So you’ve moved to the Hill Country, too? It’s wonderful here, isn’t it. My wife – you may know her [Mary Hickok] – have moved from Karnes City to Fredericksburg just a few months ago, and we enjoy the place a lot.
    Best regards from “Fritztown”,

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