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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