Greetings, readers!

I’ve done a little housekeeping on the blog to accommodate some upcoming projects and ideas. I read a lot of personal branding articles about making your niche your primary focus and whatnot, and while that may work for most, I have too many things I like to do, so I’m going back to my original intentions for my website: a place for all my work: music, writing, blogging for funsies. So there, take that, all you brand folks.

Well, the Brazells have been in Hattiesburg for a week, and the house is just about set up! Out of all of our houses, (because we love to move, apparently) this house has my favorite finishings. I love love love the floors. I would highly recommend them to Joanna Gaines. You know, because she needs recommendations…

Here’s some current photos:

House

This is us pulling into the driveway, and the only picture I have of the front of the house, but you get the idea. Also, see that garbage can? We had to buy that. I thought those were given to you when you signed up for trash pickup. I say “signed up” because I don’t actually know the process, but in my mind that’s house it works. House 2

This is Howard exploring all angles of the new house. Both Lily and Howard did really well on the 10 hour drive here, which was a huge plus for all of us. HOuse 3

Here’s our kitchen! Fun fact, this kitchen is pretty much set up the same way as our house in Charleston, so it was easy to put things away since I just put them where they went! House 4

This is our music room/Kyle’s office/other living room. We should probably call it the Multipurpose Room, or the Cafetorium. HOuse 5

The view from the piano looking into the kitchen. Pardon the clutter. Actually, no, don’t pardon. We’ve been here a week, people. Let us leave our vacuum wherever we please for now. HOuse 6

The living room. I love that picture so much, but this picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s from a little boutique in Greenville made by a local artist and it has a bird with the text, “Blackbird singing in the dead of night.” I love that this house can display a little bit of everywhere we’ve lived. We have many Charleston paintings, and hanging in our entry is the sculpture of St. Philips from our choir friends.

That’s all the photos for now. Our kitchen table still has miscellaneous pictures and unclaimed decor on it, and my office/tiny studio is not quite there yet. I’m really excited about that space, though. It’s all set up to do some very basic acoustic recording.

Speaking of very basic acoustic recording, the coffee shop I mentioned in a previous post, the owner has invited me to play whenever I please! (Not a good segue? I’ll work on it.) He’s an awesome guy, and really supports local artists. And his coffee and food is delicious. Once I get my schedule squared away I’d love to set up little weekly gigs.

The restaurants here have yet to fail us. There’s an Italian place called Tabella that has my heart right now, and while we love Swig and Swine in Charleston, there’s a hole-in-the-wall called Leatha’s right around the corner from us that is crazy good. Not an extensive menu, but what she does make she makes fabulously. There’s also a Thai restaurant that looks extremely questionable upon driving up to it, but inside you see fancy water glasses and table cloths and delicious food. Everyone loves a good scary looking gem of a restaurant.

All in all, Hattiesburg has been one of the most welcoming cities I’ve been too. Everyone we have met has been so friendly and pleasant. We have yet to experience a rude person! Very refreshing with all that is going on in the world.

Until next time!

-Lindsay