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Sunday Drive

Highway 290 on a Sunday Afternoon

Highway 290 on a Sunday Afternoon

Sunday afternoon my mom and I took a drive to the Hill Country in search of peaches. It was hot but the clouds were numerous in the bright sky.

{June} Sunday the 27th

Perhaps we should have lingered in Stonewall to take more pictures, but I managed to snag this fun one before the street light turned green.


With two boxes of peaches, two pints of blackberries, six ears of corn and one cantaloupe loaded into our arms, I’d say our trip was a success! I couldn’t wait to go home to take a picture of them, much less eat them. I may have devoured two on the ride back home, not caring a whit if I dripped juice all over myself.

Texas Hill Country Peaches

{June} Monday the 28th

Although the Martha Stewart website has over 40 peach recipes, I far prefer to bite into them and eat them just as they are.

{June} Wednesday the 23rd


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Today, it rained.

Chucks in the Rain

Everything is going to be okay.

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…but you wouldn’t know that from my posting habits as of late, would you? Well, I have a good excuse. It just so happens that in early March, I happened upon a wardrobe, and when I climbed into it and ducked behind the fur coats, I found myself in a country inhabited by people short in stature with rather large, hairy feet. They enjoyed eating and drinking and *I* enjoy eating and drinking, so we got on very well. They introduced me to their neighbors, a large family of red heads who were very lovely people, especially the father, who wanted to know what exactly was the purpose of a rubber duck? They had friends staying with them as well: a boy with glasses and a strange scar on his forehead; a girl with brown, bushy hair; a blonde girl with a dreamy voice that was probably as sane as I am and a boy who kept on mentioning his grandmother (who I wanted to put in my pocket and take home with me). I then wandered through the forest and somehow wound up in a jungle of some sort and I thought I saw a black cloud of smoke following me, but it must’ve been the heat.

Ok, clearly, I did not fall into a Narnia-esque world where Middle Earth meets Harry Potter and LOST (although that would be the most awesome world ever created). April Fools! (?) No, I’ve been busy becoming more grown up and thinking more about math & numbers than is good for my brain. Dear readers, I bought a house!

My new house

That is NOT an April Fools joke. My brother and I decided to take advantage of the housing market and ridiculously low interest rates and are moving in at the end of April. It’s an adorably small house that was built in 1952 but has recently been updated, so thankfully the only thing I really have to worry about is what color I am going to paint my sewing room (more on that later). So that is the reason for all the silence and lack of shop updates/blog commenting/emails (I owe you a novella now, Kate, haha). I was stressing out buying a house during the middle of South by Southwest, ’cause I’m crazy like that. But now I’ll probably inundate you with posts on thrifting mid-century modern furniture (HA!) and meandering thoughts on what paint color would Betty Draper choose? I hope you’ll still stick around…it could be fun.

Your ever nerdy rambler,


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Before I head downtown to catch a few South by Southwest shows, I thought I would pop in for a quick picture post. Do you recall this snapshot I posted back in February?


Just the tiniest glimmer of green.

Last week, I took a photo of the same trees during our week of dark, cold and wet weather. I do not like grey skies. They make me sad.

Gloomy Texas

And today, on the first day of spring, I went outside and snagged yet ANOTHER picture of my trees.

Spring is here!

What a difference a week makes. So a hearty welcome and “HELLO!” to spring. I’ll enjoy these few weeks of “cool” weather before summer starts.

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I quickly snapped these photos before leaving for work yesterday morning. Why hello, beautiful blue Texas sky—have I told you yet how I much I love you? And what is that there…could it be hints of Spring? The trees in my front yard seem to think so.

Because I’ve been living at the flower shop for the past two weeks, it completely slipped my mind to mention that I was running a little sale in my shop! Everything is marked 10% off through February 15th. And now you know.

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Don’t Fence Me In

Oh, give me land, lots of land
Under starry skies above,
Don’t fence me in.

Hutto Water Tower

Let me ride through the wild open
Country that I love,
Don’t fence me in.


Let me be by myself in the evening breeze-
Listen to the murmer of the cottonwood trees,
Send me off forever, but I ask you please…

County Road

….don’t fence me in.

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