Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010


I numbered each of you in order of comments. I spun the old wheel at Don's booth today.  It stopped on #11, Cher of Texas Woman!! YAY...I will be mailing you a bag of our  Heritage Haus Home Baked Granola!!
And when I print my recipe collection book, you will receive a free copy!!

This is a wonderful old Carnival Game Wheel, made from a bicycle in the 40's. Don has a marvelous collection of Early Americana. Thanks Don!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

we are all winners!!


 Tonight is my 600th post. I started my blog June 2007. I had just moved back to the States from Mexico, opened a Bed & Breakfast and decided to journal about my new life's journey with an online blog. I began to vomit all my ideas onto this keyboard with an open heart, brave honesty and vulnerable sharing. Sometimes I simply tell my story with photographs.  Along my way I have come to know so many supportive friends...<>...which is more and more enriching everyday! I connect with other artists and become challenged with projects and memes.  A favorite publication Cloth Paper Scissors discovered my art and has published me 3 times!!My friends and family return here to see what I am up to if they don't hear from me in a while, because when I am so busy, this is one the place I return to document my day. Too tired to call. Too lazy to write a letter.  blog has become my early morning ritual with coffee and silence, besides the tapping of plastic keys.  These photos here are just a few glimpses of Round Top Antique Festival, which takes place twice a year. Since our B&B is closed for remodel, we are working Texas Rose Cafe everyday for 2 weeks!! It's alot of hard work, don't let these pictures fool you, because my camera stays in the bag when I am having a meltdown!!!
 Now for the give-away!!! 14 of you commented here. 
I numbered each of you in the order of your comment. We are taking your name tomorrow to spin the'll see....sometime in between tossing salads, baking cookies and making sandwiches...we will spin your name and announce the winner!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Haiku my Heart Friday

Summer behind me
Cool change. Moonbeams kiss my face.
Autumn equinox.

come sit with Rebecca "recuerda mi corazon" for more haiku love

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Antique Festival

It's here again....14 days of non-stop shopping, trading, eating, walking, shopping and did I mention EATING again? Since our B&B is closed we are working with our friend Vickie at TEXAS ROSE ANTIQUE SHOW serving fresh salads, sandwiches and pastries from daybreak to sundown. You won't find BBQ or Kettle Corn here...just fresh cold crunchy green things, juicy red and purple things and chewy grainy wholesome things! So stop by and sit a spell, eat some yummies then GO FORTH AND SHOP! Awww..... yes! F-R-E-S-H!!!

and don't forget to GO HERE to be eligible for my 600th post give-away...leave a comment/opinion to get your name in my hat for a drawing next week!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just sit there and look pretty

Back in January 2009, I accepted an art challenge with Misty Mawns January Journal Project. It launched my self portrait journey with painting, collage and photography. I never really liked to draw, sketch or paint. I want to stitch and sew. Or I would rather take your photograph, of YOU siting pretty, not one of myself. But I continued to accept the 30 days of prompts and ended up falling in love with the process. I already love myself, so the confidence to reveal myself was not the challenge.I was pushed to pick up a pencil and blank canvas and draw a like image of myself on that page. Now that was hard. But it became easier with collage, and then photography. I eventually got a remote which made self portraits much safer when I was trying to leap over stone walls at the local cemetery to get just that right angle near the dead tree!
Debi over at Emma Tree is hosting a giveaway on her blog for your interpretation of JUST SIT THERE AND LOOK PRETTY. All of the above ramblings are mine! If you click on the bold pink words it will link you back to some of my self portrait posts.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Haiku my Heart Friday

strong hands build my home
time stands still inside his hands
when he holds my heart

more love over here

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Denise

You know how to wear boots and lace, bandanas and mink 
and 60 years of beauty!! WOW!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

love red wine. love the quote. love the little girl in me who is still trying to "keep up" with this self portrait journal project. A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME UNLESS IT CONTAINS FOOD AND FIRE FOR THE MIND AS WELL AS THE BODY ~ Ben Franklin~( for Misty Mawns January Journal challenge(2009)                            Click here for more Ruby Tuesdays at Work of the Poet

Sunday, September 12, 2010

last night

In February when Mary Lou threw a huge fundraiser party for us, Vickie donated a dinner party and last night was the cash-in!! Somehow, I must have been too busy eating to take pictures of the delicious meal! Thank you all for your friendship, love and support. BON APETITE!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Yep, I saw the movie. But what I want to type about is how much I love to eat. How much I love to cook, entertain, nurture, feed, please the palette...  and create in the kitchen!! And did I mention how much I love to eat? I am hungry again just typing this. My Mom let me help cook dinner before I was tall enough to see over the counter. I remember sitting on top of the table where she allowed me to "tear" the lettuce for the salad. She allowed me to plan the meals when I was old enough to shop for the ingredients and prepare them over a hot stove! Then came the years of outdoor camping and cooking over an open fire. Then I married young so I became Betty-Crocker-Wanna-Be in the early 70's. Then my international travels opened up my gut to so many different ethnic dishes, my favorites being Thai and Indian Curries. I was married to a Cajun, who soon became a Chef so I ate my weight in filet mignon, crawfish and catfish!! Now I no longer consume chicken nor beef...but I am a proud "Fishetarian" and would walk on a bed of coals for raw tuna or fresh salmon. I honestly prefer my foods to be as close to the source as possible. I remember my stepson once trying to debate that french fries are a vegetable. (I never eat fried food either.) Recently I read the winners of a local  recipe contest "From the Belly of the Beast" P-O-R-K! for "CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON Dipped in Almonds" ...seriously? This morning my nephew made fun of me as we ate breakfast together from the local Taqueria. Most of the tacos were filled with eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese, and carne guisada, while mine was cactus and rice. He brought me a bouquet of weeds from the yard in case I needed lunch!!  I have been labeled a "food snob" and am guilty of cringing and almost gagging at the sight of a hamburger or those deep friend tacos from Jack in the Box. Sorry. But now  I am on some kind of culinary high this week, as my kitchen is beginning to come alive! Now it will still be rustic, as we are in serious remodel mode...the bathroom is next, then living, dining and bedroom. But at least for now, I have a working range and fridge!! I want to bake and cook everything I can get my hands on...all at once! I want to throw a big dinner party but no where to sit...everything is packed in storage, and I refuse to eat on paper plates...hell no!!  But, what I am pondering is perhaps finally putting together a collection of my favorite recipes in the form of a casual cookbook. We here at Heritage Haus Bed & Breakfast have always shared our recipes. But since we are closed for repairs, I am romancing the idea of generating a tiny bit of pocket change by selling a collection of our recipes. And if you have endured this lengthy post long enough for the final question, here it is, because I am considering a give-away to celebrate my 600th post!!....would you prefer a digital recipe collection or a hard copy to hold in your hand, spatter olive oil upon, and spill wine with????? ~ Make mine red, please~ Leave me a comment and I will put your name in the bucket for a give-away! My 600th post will be someday next week, so I will pick a winner that day!! Come have some fun with me...tell me about your favorite foods, dietary desires and culinary cravings! ~ EAT~DRINK~ LOVE~