How to Speak Southern

In Vino Veritas

October 29, 2014

So last week we closed on our house. Our beautiful little house now belongs to someone else. Wilson spent 20 minutes on the phone tonight telling me all of the things that he had done to wrap up the closing and all I could think was, geez. It’s really over.

house at christmas

 One of my favorite pictures of our old house. Hose and all. 

My life has been moving so fast lately that I haven’t taken a moment to press pause and understand what’s around me. I’m writing this in my same bed, under my same sheets, resting against my same pillow – but everything in my life is so different. It’s so weird.

Life is happening. Life is changing. I am changing. These past six months have felt like this exhilarating and amazing rat race in which 50% of the time I am smiling and screaming with delight but the other 50% of the time I’m scared as $^@& and wondering when someone will notice that I have no clue what I’m doing. Wew it feels good to say that.

Does this sound like some sort of bad Nickelback song? What if I’ve missed my calling as their songwriter…


Wilson and I closed on our first house as a married couple. I keep repeating it to let it sink in. I asked him the other day if he was sad about it and he said: “No, I’m ok with it. We had a talk and she understands. She’s someone else’s now.” Someone else’s place to find solace, someone else’s to find happiness – to find comfort, to find sorrow, to find joy. Someone else’s house to make memories in.

Maybe these are the lyrics to a bad country song now. I’m not sure. I’m thinking Brad Paisley, or someone else equally as awful.


When Wilson first bought that house and told me his grand plans of renovation, I thought he had lost his marbles. And honestly, the whole idea was a bit crazy and very risky. But once again, Wilson pulled through. That house not only bonded us together in the way that creating something from scratch will do, but it also showed me the kind of person he is. Strong, persistent, trusting, and patient. The kind of person I want to be.

bathtub fixtures

I haven’t bared myself on SST in a while, oopsies. Wilson said once that often my best writing is when I’m serious, which of course I hate because I much prefer to make people laugh. But the truth is powerful so we’ll go with that for tonight. My biggest fear is morphing into some awful blogger mutant who talks incessantly about pumpkin spice lattes and photographs outrageously expensive $6 macaroons and posts them on Instagram, so I’ll try to stay away from that. But I’m still going to post about J.Crew sales, they just make me so excited.

I still haven’t quite figured out how Silver Spoon Taste comes to life in Savannah, but I’m working on it. Thank you for reading and supporting me, you are the best. I will take flight soon.

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  • Reply Merelise October 29, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Wahhh this made me tear up! We’re looking for our first house now and it’s such a difficult process I can’t imagine what it’s like to give it up after all that work! Xo

    • Reply Anna October 30, 2014 at 11:59 am

      So exciting Merelise! Enjoy this happy, stressful time in your life… It is all fun and it will all work out. Hope you are well!

  • Reply Catherine McCloskey October 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Wow- this actually made me cry- Dan and I are in the process of putting our house on the market, we got married in the backyard a little over ten years ago and every time I look at the dock he built and the little lake that has been my view for a decade I think “Can I do this?”. But I believe change is good, and new adventures are just that, adventures. Even for an old girl like me.

    By the way, Merelise- I hear you are looking for a house…….

    • Reply Anna October 30, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Catherine — don’t cry and you are not old. That house will always be there for you to come back and visit it. But change is good… Or so I tell myself when I’m feeling a little sad and had too much wine. And start writing a blog post… 🙂 Hope you are well.

  • Reply Amanda Cutrer October 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I just must say – I am super glad you are in Savannah now. And as we have agreed, it’s nice to have a buddy at work. I’m sorry you had to leave your cute, comfy Charlotte home, but if you didn’t, who else’s office would I come crawling in to multiple times a day to chat with and laugh with. So, cheers to Silver Spoon Taste in Savannah/Bluffton. You’re kicking a** at your job and I can’t wait to work with you for, hopefully, years to come!!

    • Reply Anna November 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you, you are the sweetest. So glad to have you too!

  • Reply Sara November 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I love that beautiful little house and the great couple who made it so lovely. Still think about you guys whenever I drive past it, and will think of y’all as Trey and I start the house hunt this month!

    • Reply Anna November 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Awww. Love and miss y’all 🙂

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