Fabulous Friday: The Black Keys on Limited Edition Vinyl

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Happy Friday, y’all! Oh, my goodness! Can you believe it…Christmas is in 6 days *gasp* So excited!

Speaking of Christmas…while I was out shopping for my last few gifts, I went into Books-A-Million because I am a total book nerd + I was looking for a silly prank gift for my Paw Riley. Last year I gave him a yodeling pickle…I mean, how do you beat that?! *wink* 

Well, while in BAM, I discovered that they had vinyl records *gasp* How cool, right?! Long story short–I treated myself to an early Christmas present, after I found a copy of The Black Keys “Rubber Factory” on limited edition vinyl. It was the only one left, and it was a total spontaneously justifiable buy *wink* 

Also, I recently found out there is a record store in downtown Johnson City called Backdoor Records; however, I have yet to check it out. Hm…I am feeling an adventure some time in the near future. :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear Thursday: Upcycled Knob Necklace by BluKatDesign


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This week for Three Ways to Wear, I am taking a bit of a different approach–you know, just to mix things up *wink*

Rather than chatting about three ways to wear an apparel separate, I am going to be showing y’all three ways to wear BluKatDesign’s upcycled knob necklaces. BluKat is always creating new and fabulous knob necklaces, and I can never get enough of them! After y’all check out these fun throwback pictures + how to wear, be sure to check out BKD’s other handmade knob necklaces avaliable for purchase! Click here

Photo by BluKatDesign

Photo by BluKatDesign

Way One


Both necklaces by BluKatDesign!

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Way Two

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Way Three

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: When William Blake Met Handmade


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This week on Weekly Whistle, I want to talk about two of my favorite things–William Blake and handmade…and what happens when the two collide! Oh, beautiful things happen…beautiful things! *wink*

Recently, I had my friend Lisa Hamilton of Beadsoul create me a one-of-a-kind leather + copper cuff with my favorite William Blake quote hand-stamped on it. 

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings”

The above quote is so simple yet so encouraging that I cannot begin to explain how prominent it is in my life. So often, people tell me I am “flying” too high, but my question is…what is flying too high? Is there such a thing? Well, again in the famous words of William Blake, “no bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”


So the next time you feel like you are Entangled By the Norm, just think…I am a bird, and these are my wings! I can fly as long and high as my heart desires!

To keep the inspiration and positivity flowing, here are a few more inspiring William Blake quotes. 

Fun and random fact: William Blake and I share a birthday…and if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is *wink*

  • Great things are done when men and mountains meet. –William Blake
  • What is now proved was once only imagined.  --William Blake
  • He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise. –William Blake
  • He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. –William Blake
  • I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. –William Blake

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Holiday Gift Guide: Fragrance Edition 2014


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues.

Last week, I promised y’all a VIP Holiday Gift Guide Fragrance Edition, and this week, I am bringing it to the table!

I have compiled an inspiration board with some specific fragrances that I love like Spring Flower by Creed and BonBon by Viktor & Rolf! So, without further ado, let’s get our fragrance on, ladies! *cue the Christmas music*

VIP Holiday Gift Guide: Fragrance Edition 2014



Bond No 9 bond no 9 fragrance
$1,175 – harrods.com

Juicy couture perfume
$94 – nordstrom.com

Marc Jacobs daisy perfume

Prada perfume

Creed flower fragrance

Peony perfume

Viktor Rolf flower perfume
$78 – selfridges.com

Chanel perfume
Earrings by BluKatDesign on Etsy

Earrings by BluKatDesign on Etsy

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Music, Movies, and Munchies…OH MY!

Photo by JC Bravo

Photo by JC Bravo

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Christmas is literally in 10 days! AH! Oh my goodness, I have so many presents to wrap and even a few more presents to purchase! I am a last minute Christmas shopper, and I am not proud *wink* But there is something about the last-minute Christmas dash that just gives a girl a tiny adrenaline rush!

Anyway…I am not here to talk about my irresponsibility with Christmas shopping *wink*. I am here to get y’all in the Christmas spirit (if you were not already!) with some of my favorite holiday music, movies, and munchies! So, without further ado, let’s put one foot in front of the other…see what I did there *wink* If not…check out the YouTube video below:

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, 1970

Movies: I like the oldies.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, 1964

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 1976

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, 1970

Frosty the Snowman, 1969

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966

Music: I like the hotties.

Michael Buble (because he is absolutely sexy)

Harry Connick Jr. (because I saw him in concert in eighth grade, and he was AH-mazing)

Sam Smith (because his voice makes me melt like snow in Mississippi *wink*)

Munchies: I like the sweeties.

The gluten-free equivalent to candy cane Oreos. *gasp*

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Gluten-free candy canes!!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn