SUNny DAY POST: B-Metro Magazine November Column ~ Meet the Parents: When Your Son Shows Up with a New Girl!

Sunny Brown BMeteo v2Here’s a little laugh for your Sunday afternoon reading pleasure……since you’re all ready for Thanksgiving with nothing else to do ! 😉

I’m very thankful for all of you ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunny xo

P.S. Check out my Instagram page for photos of the new girl! 😉

SUNny DAY POST: B-Metro Column ~ A Drive Down Memory Lane

OctCol2018In honor of our wedding anniversary this month I interview my husband for my column in B-Metro Magazine for my annual check-in with him to get his thoughts on all things about the state of our union. Read on for all the intimate details 😉

It’s Sunny Outside! Afternoon Tea

Happy Wednesday from my little corner of the world!


One of my favorite ways to get through the afternoon, or mid-week, slump is to enjoy an afternoon refreshment in my courtyard with all my lovely herbs. I also love using trays and I found this one at a cute little antique shop. Wishing everyone a great rest of the week. #comeonfriday

SUNny DAY Post: X-Mas In July…….in August!

It’s that time of year again! Actually, it was that time of year again last month for our annual X-Mas in July “Epic Southern Living Magazine Christmas Cake Baking Party!” However, this year one of my nieces couldn’t make it for any dates in July so we moved it to August. And, once again, it was a chaotic, but fun, success!

Here is the cake we decided to make this year:

X-Mas in July Cake!

Ta Da! We did it! The Southern Living Magazine Chocolate Citrus Orange Cake with Candied Oranges and Chocolate Ganache Filling!

This annual tradition came about a few years ago when I realized that Continue reading

SUNny DAY Post: A Sunny Summer ~ favorite things to do, places to go, and fashions to wear!

Summer Faves: Saturday Market Fashions for keeping your cool!

Got my cute straw bag from World Market and added my own yellow scarf tied to the handles. It’s perfect for carrying my peaches, tomatoes, blueberries, and flowers.

Despite what the back-to-school calendar says we are in fact in the middle of summer, not at the end of it. And, I don’t know about you, but the temperatures where I am back this up…..all the way into the 90’s!

Every year I have a few favorite summertime traditions that I look forward to and I thought that over the next few days I would share four of my summer faves with you in case you were still looking for something to squeeze into the last part of summer, or the last few days, if your summer vacation is dictated by the school board. Either way, there are still plenty of warm, (hot!), summer days, and nights, left on the calendar and a little planning will help ensure that you don’t miss out on the fun. Just remember to keep your cool! Cheers to summer! ~ Sunny

One of my absolute favorite things I look forward to about summer is the…. Continue reading

SUNny DAY POST: The Gemini Syndrome

It’s another lazy Sunday afternoon, which means it’s time for another SUNny DAY POST!

And, Happy July! I realized that I forgot to share my June B-Metro Magazine column with you so here it is. Hope it gives you a little laugh. And, for all my fellow Gemini’s ~ I am sure that you will recognize yourselves…..all of them! 😉 #twinning

June B-Metro Magazine Column

These photos perfectly illustrate my feelings at any time: Continue reading

SUNny DAY POST: I’m in the Swim!

Happy Summer, Everyone!

Like it or not swimsuit season is upon us and for the first time in years I have something fun to look forward to about it! I’m so excited about my new retro style swim cap that I had to do a blog post about it!

If you’ve ever noticed in my photos, I have been blessed with a lot of hair, and it takes for-ever to dry it. And, every summer for the last 30 years (I swear) I have said that I wanted to get me one of those glamorous swim caps like they wore in that marvelous mid-century era of the 1950’s, to cover my hair and keep it dry so that after I finish spending a day at the pool I can just take a quick shower and I’m good to go for a fun night on the town! Or, at least until 9:30, Haha! I should say that I will be good to go straight to bed, (for  fun, or sleep? 😉 but either way I won’t have to spend the next hour drying my hair.

One thing I did not want was one of those skull caps, you know, the kind that competitive swimmers wear. It’s bad enough having to be in a swimsuit, with no makeup. And, no tan. You think I want to wear a skull cap, too? I wanted one that would make me look, and feel, like Esther Williams in “Bathing Beauty”! Okay, I’ll settle for feel like Esther Williams.

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Wish you were here!




Recently, we were headed for a b’day trip to the beach for a few days and I finally took the plunge and bought one I found online and I love it! In fact, I love the whole company that sells them so I have to tell you about them.







I ordered mine from Amazon but it was created and sent by the company Headcovers Unlimited. I did not know anything about them until the package arrived, and I was so pleasantly surprised at their attention to detail and the care with which they took to wrap the product and how pretty it all was. And, then I read their story about how being a cancer survivor inspired the creation of their company so, I wanted to take the time to let you guys know about them.



So, if you are considering a fun retro style swim cap to keep you, and your hair, looking like a fabulous bathing beauty, or if you just want to add a little vintage glamour to the poolside scene, click the links to read their story and to read all the fascinating information they have about the history of swimwear fashion. They also have lots of good information about how to care for your hair with all the chlorine and sun it gets exposed to during the summer.

I have to say that although it did keep my hair dry while I was just splashing around in the pool, a little water did seep in underneath when I laid my head back on the float in the water. They do recommend putting on another covering under your cap to make it actually waterproof, but I knew I wasn’t going to submerge myself fully underwater anyway. I wanted it more for exactly what is was, to stylishly keep my hair dry while enjoying the pool with a little retro glam! In fact, I love my blue flower petal one so much that I am thinking of ordering me another one in sunny yellow! (I also want a multi-color one!) I hope y’all will check them out!

Here are a few fun photos we did in homage to the original Million Dollar Mermaid, Esther Williams!  Also, there is a little video of me unpacking the cap over on my Facebook page so you can see how cute and pretty they send their product. (All photos of me by Billy Brown Photo)

SB Pool Swimcap

And, bonus, my blue swim cap compliments perfectly my new swimsuits I bought at Steinmart. They were having a huge sale, so I bought two for less than I usually spend on one. Click the link to see the one piece floral one. (I couldn’t find the black two-piece floral one online.)

Hope you enjoy your summer and that you find the perfect swimwear fashions to add some retro glam to your summer wardrobe.

Happy swimming! ~ Sunny xo



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*Bonus: All photos taken at mom’s. I am lucky enough to have my Mom live at the beach!







Hope you enjoy a few pics of our stay at the Conklin Resort 🙂



SUNny DAY POST: (Almost) Empty Nest

Here’s my latest column for a little humorous reading on this Sunday afternoon. It seems we could always do with a little laughter in the day and I hope this gives you a chuckle, especially any of you out there about to become an Empty Nester ( or so you think 😉 with graduation season upon us this month.

As always, thanks so much for reading ~ Sunny


Photo: Billy Brown