Ya-Ya Sisterhood {or something like that}

I remember reading the book, “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”.

I think every book club was reading it in 2004.

Who doesn’t remember all the moms on the beach drinking martinis, smoking cigarettes and lathering up themselves and kids in baby oil!

Just thinking about it makes me laugh because their kids were off swimming in a lake while they got tanked.

The pool looks a LITTLE DIFFERENT these days.

Hey, being a mom is tough.

Maybe a little more martinis and cigs would help the day go a little smoother.

And who doesn’t want a baby oil tan?

Kimberly and I thought we would recreate a little 1960s parenting for you at the creek.


FYI…no children or adults breathed any second hand smoke in the making of these photos.

Lemonade doesn’t really cut it as a martini but it was probably a little safer for the kids we were watching.

This is also a VERY good way to get every other mom at the creek to look at you, draw their children closer and walk away.

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  1. Bessie

    Jeanne! I am cracking up!!!! This is hilarious!! And so true! My husband just looked to see what I’m laughing about. He said, “do you know those people?” LOVE it, so fun!

  2. Sherry

    You two remind me a little more of “Peyton Place” or “The Valley of the Dolls”. I think it’s the hats and bandanas…but you rocked it. The paper cigarettes were a nice touch and you both made it look so natural. The looks the children were giving you were priceless! What would we do if we didn’t have laughter in our lives?

  3. Kimberly

    Oh to be back on that creek bank- or at your house for that matter. Thank you for a magical five days my friend- I love you.

  4. Lisa N.

    This is totally hilarious…I loved that book like crazy (didn’t like the movie AT ALL) and love that you re-created the “scene”….you two are very beautiful moms. Thank you for the belly laugh!

  5. Mikal

    I bet you had a TON of fun doing this! I can just hear your laughter!!

    Happy 4th to you and your family!

  6. Sandy

    What a hilarious post Jeanne! You’re so funny! And Happy 4th of July to you! Thank you so much for doing this discount! I bought another messenger bag. I have the Anne bag and I get so many compliments on it. I bought the Betty one today and more of your prints. I loooooooooove those prints. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world!

  7. Lisa Johnson

    Love these pictures of two of my favorite girls. The only thing better is if I had been there with you. So happy you had a lovely visit together. When are you coming up our way again? I miss you, but until then it’s always nice to see your smiling face here on you blog! Love you!

  8. anne

    This is so funny.I think this is reminiscent of my childhood.My Mom smoking and having a beer while we were off playing in the lake.Oh those glorious days LOL.

  9. Lynne

    Oh how you always touch my heart, sweet Jeanne. One of my favorite quotes is from the mother of a one of my best friends. (She is now a great grandmother.) Just a little over a year ago, when our daughter Chrislyn was expecting our first grand child, we were at a party night and my daughter mentioned that she was told that couldn’t eat lunch meat or soft cheeses like feta or chevre. Mary’s comment was: “I feel so bad for young expectant mothers now, I remember the days when we had cocktail parties and compared our tummies while smoking a cigarette and drinking a highball.”
    Love her…love you and Kimberly…this post was better than the book and the movie!
    Happy fourth to all the hip chicks!

  10. Maureen


    Honestly, I almost wet my pant from laughing so hard at these pics! You guys rock! What a terrific idea, although I am sure you got some very strange stares from the other mommies. . . Lol. Thanks for makingmy day.

  11. Sheila atchley


    Howling. I am juuuust dying! I so wish I could get away with that! I’d be consigned to the flames of h-e-double hockey sticks by some sweet little old lady in my church. 😉

  12. julie olson

    Jeanne this cracks me up and brings back fond memories of my Mom and her friends!!! And my Grandma too!!! Thanks for the laugh!!!

  13. Heidi Hines

    Omg just Love this thank you for the post it made my day❤️❤️❤️❤️

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