Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Twinkly Lights

 chocolate and wine

 52 Photos Project
"Twinkling Lights"
52 Photos Project

Every year, beginning December First, 
my friend Rebecca hosts 
"Virgin a Day" for twelve days.

Will you consider joining us?
So many Marys, Virgins and Saints surround us...

~enchanting, traditional, contemporary, 
exotic, edgy, campy, irreverent, irresistible,
unusual, joyful, rapturous, lovely,
glorious, ordinary, astounding~ Rebecca Brooks

Click on over here and join alongside us for the 
Pilgrimage of Marys!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Junk Gypsy Prom

Come one, come all...

photo by Keely Marie Scott

Matt and I are bartending this event...

and HGTV will be filming 
for the Junk Gypsy series
to be aired next Spring!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


It rained.

The temps dropped below 80 degrees!

The crisp cool air made me dance at sunset! 


coats and boots and hats and sweaters, OH MY!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Junk Gypsies on HGTV

My friends Amie and Jolie aka "Junk Gypsies" 
will be featured tomorrow night (Sunday) 
on HGTV for their premeire series 
coming next Spring!
If you are an Facebook, 
you can see a sneak peek here

I've worked with them the past several weeks...
sewing behind the scenes,
cooking for the crew
and photographing their beautiful sweet spirits!
click here for a previous post

So many secrets I can not reveal at this time until the show airs next Spring!

But in the meantime, please tune in 
tomorrow night  to HGTV 
for a teaser premiere
and then next Spring, 
13 more weeks of their 
Hippie-Junky-Gypsy shows
will air...
and maybe get a glimpse of me too!
and Happy Belly!

Texas Holiday!

that just about covers it all...

Spring/summer roses and green grass, 
    Fall pumpkins and 
           Old St Nick...

all in one yard!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Haiku my Heart Friday

November colors
Clean dirt, seeds sown, sun, rainfall 
Happy dinner plate

bounty from Home Sweet Farms

 Wheatberry Salad

Cranberry Cilantro Jalapeno Relish and Italian Dipping Oil

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Veggie Lasagne

I hope I have tempted you and your mouth 
is watering just about now.
Hold onto that taste as I am 
busily writing and photographing
for my upcoming Recipe Collection Book!

Will you join me and Rebecca 
for Friday Haiku Love?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sew and Sew

All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle
~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton~ 1851

 Apart from yoga, meditation, reading, 
it has to be one of the most serene things to do
Carole Berman and Jennifer Lazarus
Sewing mends the soul  
~Author Unknown~

In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until 
you can thread a sewing machine while it's running
~Jeff Bezos~

My granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me, 
and I decided to teach her to sew.  
After I had gone through a lengthy explanation 
of how to thread the machine, 
she stepped back, put her hands on her hips, 
and said in disbelief, 
"You mean you can do all that, 
but you can't play my Game Boy?"  
~Author Unknown~

After a few weeks of secret sewing projects for 
the Junk Gypsy HGTV series
(which will premiere in next Spring
and run for 13 weeks)
my cup is full of sewing satisfaction!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Haiku my Heart Friday, for Joe

“Wake at dawn with a winged heart 
and give thanks for another day of loving 
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
barefoot and grounded
hands to heart, eyes closed, deep breath
this one is for Joe
 please join our healing circle with Rebecca today 
for our friend Joe Spadoman
Haiku my Heart
recuerda mi corazon


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

thinking of a friend

with you in mind...."Spadoman"

painting by Deb...Joe's favorite

Will you join me and Rebecca 
in this circle of hope?
He is our friend.
He is in need.
We are in his circle.

Pink Party

My friend Wendy Hartfelder from Seattle hosted a Mary Kay Party here in Round Top, and because I succumbed to the pressure I showed up and  against my stubborn will, I decided not to be closed. After-all, I am a Free Spirit, right? This unshaven, crunchy country girl went G-L-A-M....and I gotta admit...I kinda loved it!!

even Matt decided to join in the fun..
he is completely comfortable with his Pink side!

OK. So I never, ever wear make-up....
     but dammit Wendy, I just MIGHT go there on occasion....

but don't even ask me to drive a Pink Cadillac and sell skin products...don't even go there!!   

     (xoxoxoxo, love ya Wendy!!)

Monday, November 14, 2011


and we ate cake all weekend...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Matt

I love him so......
 his birthday many Moons ago in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago