i have not one ounce of creativity in the kitchen, but i can follow a recipe and chances are if you eat one of my meals nothing bad is going to happen to you! the kitchen is not, never has been and never will be my favorite room in the house, but alas, it’s a bit necessary!
i don’t know about anybody else but every now and then i get so tired of the standard meals i crank out night after night, week after week. and i get hungry for a few new cookbooks…inspiration.
i stopped by the book store the other day and discovered a new cookbook by one of my favorite people…
this week i tried several recipes and managed to produce some tasty results!
it’s happy heart friday! cook up something new!
my love of multiples continues and these are among my favorites!
they’re tough to find and they sell like hotcakes but before they slip away i have some fun with them…
~happy…happy heart friday!
when the girls in my family were in london a few years ago celebrating my fiftieth we headed for stonehenge! it’s truly an amazing sight!
here we are…
great pic but come on anyone can just stand there! leave it to us to mix it up! one of us…i won’t name names…had the brilliant idea to do jumping pictures!
it’s no small task! timing is everything and there were a lot of misses! in the end we triumphed!
~it’s happy heart friday…go make a memory!
one night, as we walked home from a bon jovi concert, we cut across the grounds of the capitol. i was struck by it’s beauty as i am every time i see it.
and i was reminded that i truly need to take a day or two and do some touristy things in this fine city i call home. people come from all over to see this amazing building and i’m certain they’re not disappointed!
sneaking up from behind…
and rounding the corner to the front…
getting some distance took my breath away…
honestly, i should work for the chamber of commerce! i freakin’ love this city!
oh. and then there’s us…
you can dress us up, plop us on the capitol grounds but we’re still a bunch of goofballs!
bon jovi + precious friends + a walk around the captiol = one giddy girl!
~it’s happy heart friday~go do something you haven’t done in a really long time!
when i was set up at the fort worth show a few weeks ago i was approached by adele about moving into her shop in new braunfels. criminy.
i’m always game to explore a new opportunity, i think it’s silly not too. i’m already in two malls three hours north, now a mall one hour south. idk. turns out she’s a marburger dealer…well heck, that just about makes us blood kin! we had a nice visit and exchanged cards. a few days after i got home i came across adele’s card and just about at that exact moment she called me. must be a sign.
a few days later i took a road trip to check it out. the entire drive i’m repeating over and over again: PLEASE BE A CRAPPY LITTLE MALL I DON’T WANT TO BE IN!
i walked in and thought: CRAP. it’s not a crappy little mall, it’s a beautiful shop! and then i immediately paniced thinking she must have me mixed up with someone else! surely she doesn’t want my JUNK in her shop!
so i moved in this week! did you expect anything else?
and…lucky me…my sweet friend kristi came to help! you think two heads are better than one? i’m certain of it!
a bakers rack we hung an old tattered map on…
remember that wonderfully deconstructed chair i found? here it is all dolled up kristi-style…
no space of mine is complete without multiples…
that’s your sneak peak! stop by and check out this wonderful shop! there are tons of goodies! promise.
while trudging through the fields in warrenton a few weeks ago i came across this sign…
ohmygosh hilarious! the ironic part is that i couldn’t find anyone to help me! but this girl has no trouble spending her money so i shopped on!
it’s happy heart friday ~ find something to laugh about!
this Spring i experienced Marburger as a worker bee! helping my sweet friend stephanie create her vision of her space.
you know, i gotta tell you, there’s something to this worker bee thAng! but i was no less tired, no less wigged out, just as bruised and scratched as always and got no more sleep the night before opening day!
i wouldn’t trade it for anything! we laughed. we struggled. we got frustrated. i was WAY too bossy. (shocking, i know!) we cheered. we tried and failed and tried again and succeeded.
and when it all came together we were darn proud!
and my personal favorite…hanging the light under the gurney!
stephanie is one of my super talented friends i am so blessed to know and love! worker bee = lucky me!
in round top is seriously the BESTest! two days shopping with my family and three days as a worker bee helping my friend stephanie!
am i the luckiest girl in the world or WHAT for having a birthday in the middle of a JUNK marathon! oh yeah, God knew exactly what He was doing!
more about steph’s space with lots of pics in a future post….i’ve got birthday on my mind!
the birthday girls…me and the mother…lost in a field of JUNK…
we shopped til we dropped and then headed to our favorite steakhouse for a celebration din-din…
the food is double delish plus i’ve pledged to eat here until i run into the man himself! i’m a huge VY fan and being in the stands witnessing the 2006 rose bowl victory was a life highlight…meeting him in person, well, i’d be over the moon! it’s gonna happen. this girl is a believer!
a life-size longhorn is the official greeter just inside the front door. head to toe, top to bottom, front to back covered in pennies…
a toast to end a perfect day over flowing with my two favorite things…FAMILY and JUNK!
~happy heart fridays don’t get much better than this!
did you know that bluebonnets come in other colors?
it’s a fact. i know because i’ve seen them with my own two eyes!
and my personal favorite…PINKbonnets…
i was a doubter until i confirmed by revealing the cats claw hidden inside…
there you have it. yellowbonnets and PINKbonnets and did i mention? in colorado!
~happy heart friday!
i made a quick trip to round top today to load up my display pieces from the farm house at Marburger. the decision to not set-up this year was clear. but it was still hard to say good-bye to my little room that suited me so well.
there have been lots of laughs in that room…a few tears…more hugs than i can count…reuniting with old friends and making new.
JUNK in and JUNK out.
i know the chaos will start tomorrow. today it was peaceful.
the good news is that i’ll be back to help my sweet friend stephanie! i’m going to enjoy the process without all the panic! i’m looking forward to THAT!
i snapped this pic and headed out…for now…
and then i participated in some retail therapy! always makes a girl feel better!
i snagged this bag from my super talented and precious friend sarah! she sets up at Zapp. if you’re in the area go by and see her…you will not be disappointed. promise!
after that a sandwich for the road…
if you haven’t had a bite from the round top mercantile…amongst the feed and the seed!…well…i guess i kinda feel sorry for you!
it’s been FUN and as a matter of fact, it’s been REAL FUN!