Weekend Winks – Blitzened Style

Who me party?

I jingled ’til I jangled.

‘Tis the season to get blitzened and that’s just what happened in the fabulous city of Nashville this past weekend.

Friday night kicked off at Fontanel MansionBarbara Mandrell’s (my own personal idol – like I cried in the grocery store when I saw her idol) former 27,000 square foot log cabin.

Living room

Gorgeously decorated gigantic mansion.

I took it upon myself to visit every single nook and cranny of Babs’ former house, where many of the family’s photos, furniture and keepsakes remain on display.

Holy shit!

Bathing in Barbara’s tub. Jealous?

Because I’m not well versed in climbing in and out of tubs while wearing four-inch heels, I nearly fell and broke my neck trying to remove myself. Thank God this plant was around to help.


Life saving Philodendron.

After having my existence preserved by a plant, I sat down and touched up my makeup in a bathroom made of mirrors (no wonder this chick is my idol).

Holy shit!

Multi-tasking at its finest.

Hello? Yes. I'm very busy being fabulous.

Hello? Yes. I’m very busy being fabulous.

And to further solidify that my idol should be my idol, I found a framed picture of Barbara and her cat. At Christmas. Be still my beating heart.

Here kitty...kitty....kitty....

Here kitty…kitty….kitty….

After my exhausting lavatory experience, I had to lay down on Barbara’s actual bed.

So tired.

Absorbing all things Mandrell.

Wonder what rich people do with their indoor pools when they host a party? Cover it up and put tables on it.

Pool party.

Pool party.

Taking full advantage of a sparkly (yes! I said sparkly) black couch was a must. If this piece of furniture would have fit in my purse, I’d have taken it.


This picture does no justice to the sparkle.

There was about 83 Christmas trees throughout the house and I took it upon myself to shake every single gift under the lit lovelies.

For moi? You shouldn't have. But I'm so glad you did.

For moi? You shouldn’t have. But I’m so glad you did.

And as the boozing continued on into the wee hours, the stuffed teddy bears got kinda…well…

Inappropriate Teddys.

Naughty listed bears.

What does one do after attending a party on Friday night?

Host a ladies cocktail party at her own mini manse on Saturday. Duh.

Ladies night...oh what a night.

Ladies night…oh what a night.

No party of mine is complete without my

What party is complete without Jell-O shots? Not mine, that’s for damn sure!

As you can see below, First Mate is daintily eating her Jell-O, while this classy broad almost swallowed my own fist to get it down the hatch more quickly.

Double dosing with First Mate.

Double dosing.

A preggo lady partied hard with the assistance of whipped cream.

Whipped and pregnant

Yep. This is how pregnant ladies roll in Nashville. Hard core!

When it’s time to shut down the party (you know, at 2am) and a house guest suggests setting an alarm for 8 in the morning, a wrestling match for the phone is a must.


NO ALARMS or I will body slam you.

And with visions of kitty plums dancing in his head, Ted snuggled down in his favorite kind of bed. Made out of tissue.

Closing time for Ted...at 3am.

Party hosting is hard.

So while I should have taken a cue from the great Bear and snoozed a little more this weekend, my lack of shut-eye is making a Tuesday feel like it should be Friday already…

…but I can sleep when I’m dead. There’s fun to be had, people!



45 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Blitzened Style

  1. Janie Bengard says:

    Busy time but oh so fun!!

  2. REDdog says:

    Jazz hands in the bath…cool!

  3. Based on the instagram I have been literally chomping on the bit waiting for this posting!!! And needless to say, not even a little tiny bit disappointed!!!

  4. markbialczak says:

    I did not think this was even possible, CBXB, but you just got even cooler by sitting in Barbara Mandrell’s tub big enough for six and lying on her bed big enough for 12. Mandrell’s Mansion. large enough and swank enough to fit her stature. Perfect. Nice job jamming that Jell-O shot down your gullet at your own manse, too, by the way. The CBXB Manse, big enough for the main woman and the cat Teddy. Holiday fun, you had.

  5. Kaufman's Kavalkade says:

    That’s hilarious.

    Barbara Mandrell was one of my moms favorite singers in the 1980’s and I remember watching her and her sisters show.

    It’s kinda sad how her career faded away after her car crash.

    Sleeping Single in a Double Bed, haha.

    Of course I turned the song into Sleeping Double in a Single Bed, Tossing turning thinking of things I wish I’d said, like get the hell out of my single bed… haha.

  6. I wouldn’t know who Barbara Mandrell was if she snuck up behind me and kicked me in my ass, but she seems fabulous.

  7. John says:

    Nice pad that Barb. Have a drink or five for me will ya? damn…

  8. Aussa Lorens says:

    Dang… I wouldn’t mind spending some time in that house… especially with those teddy bears.

  9. Haha, this totally made my morning!
    Oh wow, well you and Barbs, totally soulmates what with all the sparkles and mad decorating and the kitty! : )
    That bathtub is a small pool. And THAT POOL, oh wow, the idea of eating dinner ON water in your pool…. Only rich people. But brilliant.
    Yay for the pregnant lady and whipped cream!
    I might have to get pregnant to have an excuse to eat whipped cream like that now…

  10. Phil Lanoue says:

    Ha! I noticed in your group party girl shot, a certain grey playboy didn’t waste any time getting snuggly in the lap of one of your lovely lady friends. Is that dude smooth or what?!? Wish I had his technique.

  11. Mitzie Mee says:

    haven’t heard about Barbara before, but I just realized that she is a country singer, so cool! I really liked the pool/dining area:)

    • Because she’s an older country singer, not many people know of her. My mom listened to her music and I always thought she was so pretty on her album covers. Funny how we always carry things with us, isn’t it? But who would have thought I’d get to party in her house one day?!

  12. kellisamson says:

    Hilarious!!!! I love your Mandrell Manse Shenanigans each Christmas!!

  13. SerachShiro says:

    That house is amazing especially her bathroom but at the end with your house is nothing wrong, lovely little and cosy ! Well I saw you girls had a good time and I loved to taste too that Yell-O, it made me curious ! πŸ™‚

  14. You really squeezed the last drop of juice out of the weekend. πŸ™‚

  15. Oh that house! The bathroom! I would love to have a quarter of that bathroom in NYC. The tub looks so inviting.

  16. I thought it was a Barbie doll in that tub. You looked so tiny! You and your gal pals looked like a whole lotta trouble. πŸ˜‰

  17. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    I wonde rif Barbara Mandrell reads your blog? It would be funny to see her post here on this one!

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