Weekend Fun

Apr 7, 2014

Since Ter­ri and Laren live right in the heart of Deep Ellum, Sat­ur­day Alan and I head­ed down to see them, grand dog Lola AND go to the Deep Ellum Arts Fes­ti­val. Laren’s par­ents came down too so it was a super fun after­noon. First we walked over to Pepe’s & Mito’s to fill up on their awe­some Mex­i­can food. After we were all stuffed we start­ed walk­ing the streets. The fes­ti­val had some great bands play­ing and we had a won­der­ful time walk­ing, talk­ing, laugh­ing, dodg­ing rain drops and see­ing some amaz­ing art. I was so busy look­ing at art that the only pho­to I took was of this band. I can’t even tell you who they were but they were good. All the pho­tos of Lola were tak­en by Laren’s mom, Michelle. I was...

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Walk, Eat & Shop

Mar 5, 2014

To off­set all the calo­ries Alan and I have been con­sum­ing with just one meal a day Lola has been get­ting some nice walks when the sun decides to show its face. My gosh, Ter­ri and Laren live near so many amaz­ing places to eat.  Hon­est­ly, all we can eat is one meal and I can’t even fin­ish my entire meal. The food in Deep Ellum is so incred­i­ble. For Lunch/Dinner Alan and I went to All­go­od Cafe. He had their amaz­ing Chick­en Fried Steak and I had their OMGOSH lick your plate clean Truck Stop Hot Beef Sand­wich. This sand­wich was so darn incred­i­ble. Their mashed pota­toes are absolute­ly to die for too. I could only eat half of my sand­wich so Alan fin­ished it off for me. I have no idea how...

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Watching the Grand~Dog

Mar 4, 2014

While these two cuties enjoy a lit­tle vaca­tion in Cal­i­for­nia Alan and I are tak­ing care of our grand~dog Lola. Ter­ri and Laren live in the coolest loft in the coolest spot in Deep Ellum. So basi­cal­ly Alan and I cater to Lola’s each and every whim (treats, snug­gles, eat, pot­ty, and repeat) while we work dur­ing the day and then go walk to din­ner. Thank­ful­ly, Ter­ri and Laren come home tomor­row or Alan and I would need to pur­chase larg­er pants. Sat­ur­day, we walked to din­ner and ate at Pepe’s & Mito’s. It was super awe­some. We ate out­side and obvi­ous­ly this was before the cold front hit with sleet, ice and snow. I ate their Chick­en Chipo­tle Enchi­ladas and Alan ate their Rib Eye En Sal­sa Ranchera. We cleaned our plates. Sun­day,...

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Cyber Monday Etsy Sale

Dec 2, 2013

I hope you and your fam­i­ly had a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing. I know I have a few added pounds from mom’s awe­some turkey, stuff­ing and desserts. After din­ner every­one was stuffed and all us adults need­ed naps except Made­lyn and Bel­lie, they were run­ning around like the ener­giz­er bun­ny and were glued to Ans­ley’s hip. Made­lyn and Bel­lie LOVE Ans­ley. After 50 years, mom and dad final­ly have a table to sit the entire fam­i­ly. This has been one of mom’s wish­es for years and I’m so glad it final­ly came true. Thanks­giv­ing din­ner was a won­der­ful way to break it in too.  From left to right are Mom, Laren (son-in-law), Ter­ri (daugh­ter), Aman­da (niece), Steve (Aman­da’s boyfriend), Dad (San­ta), Brit­tain (nephew), Bel­lie (niece), Ans­ley (daugh­ter), Me and Made­lyn (niece). Today, through Dec. 16th I’m...

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Growing up with Santa

Dec 19, 2011

No mat­ter how old San­ta’s grand­kids are they’re nev­er too old to have a pho­to tak­en with San­ta. This year, Laren (SIL) and Ter­ri my old­est daugh­ter went to Beau­mont for Thanks­giv­ing. This meant they were able to get their pho­to tak­en with San­ta. It’s been sev­er­al years since they’ve been able to make it down for the hol­i­days and Mr. and Mrs. Claus were very hap­py to see them. This pho­to is of San­ta and my sis­ter Belin­da’s kids… from left to right is my adorable nephew Brit­tain (poor boy he is the ONLY boy out of 6 grand­kids), Isabel­la, Paw Paw San­ta, Made­lyn hold­ing Grand-Dog Zeus and niece Aman­da. Believe it or not this pho­to was the first one they took! Talk about a Christ­mas mir­a­cle. Even Zeusy was good and looked...

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2010 in Review…

Dec 31, 2010

2010 sure was a super fast paced year. I have so many won­der­ful moments and events to reflect upon. I am so grate­ful for you my blog read­ers as you are some of the most loy­al and uplift­ing peo­ple. I always look for­ward to your replies and when need­ed your words of encour­age­ment. I am so grate­ful I have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with so many won­der­ful man­u­fac­tur­ers in the scrap­book­ing indus­try. I am very for­tu­nate to be able to teach at an awe­some scrap­book store in Wax­a­hachie, Texas, “The Crafty Scrap­per.” Some neat class ideas have been swirling in my head for the new year and I can­not wait to share them with Car­olyn. I am lean­ing heav­i­ly towards mixed media right now which is so fun. It’s excit­ing to explore cre­ative­ly as you...

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more bracelets

Dec 24, 2010

Here are a few bracelets I made last night. I have one more to do and then I will be on the hunt for more baubles. These are fun to make not to men­tion the per­fect acces­so­ry for any out­fit… can’t wait to wear them. I cre­at­ed these the same way I did in my post, yes­ter­day. It’s a rainy day here in Frisco, per­fect weath­er for bak­ing. Get­ting ready to put some “French Toast” in the oven… Ans­ley’s favorite hol­i­day break­fast. Then need to do some last minute things before Ter­ri and Laren get her to cel­e­brate Christ­mas. I hope you all have a won­der­ful day with friends and...

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Happy July 4th everyone…

Jul 4, 2009

My daugh­ter Ter­ri and her fiance Laren are cer­tain­ly start­ing the 4th off with a bang… and this is the rea­son why.… Ter­ri and Laren are now the proud par­ents of a sev­en week old Eng­lish Bull­dog pup­py named Lola. And let me just say Lola has every­one hop­ping. It seems all she wants to do is sleep in your arms and if not she lets you know it with a very loud cry. I received a phone call this morn­ing at 3 a.m. from Ter­ri let­ting me know how per­fect and smart Lola is about going pot­ty out­side. Oh and FYI… Ter­ri lives on the 4th floor. So she will be get­ting her exer­cise going up and down those stairs. Any­way, as I was talk­ing to Ter­ri I could hear Lola cry­ing in...

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What a great mail day…

Nov 25, 2008

Okay I have to admit I have been a tad bit stressed about the big “Thanks­giv­ing Day” din­ner at our house. Alan’s mom and dad are com­ing and Ter­ri’s boyfriend Laren will be bring­ing his fam­i­ly. I know it will be fun and every­thing will turn out beau­ti­ful­ly but I did­n’t name my blog “It’s in The Details” for noth­ing.… seri­ous­ly I can make myself NUTS detail­ing every­thing down to the last grain of salt. I am the type of per­son that can make a moun­tain out of a mole hill with any project or event. My brain just keeps think­ing about adding this and that and this would be great oh and if we had this, that would be great too.… Sor­ry I kin­da got off top­ic… wait I don’t think I even...

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Homecoming in Texas…

Oct 3, 2008

WARNING… very, very, very long post about 2.5 days in my life. Cen­ten­ni­al High School has their home­com­ing game tonight. If you live in Texas you know all about the MUMS! Those of you that do not, well… girls and boys wear them… girls have these big honkin things pined to their shirts that hang almost to their ankles and boys wear a small­er ver­sion around their arms attached to a garter. Well Ans­ley and her boyfriend Tay­lor aren’t going to the dance (decid­ed to just hang out instead) so I was­n’t real­ly sure how all this mum stuff worked. So I asked Ans­ley last week to please find out for me ASAP as I need­ed to know the garter eti­quette. Well she found out for me all right… TUESDAY night at 11! I...

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