Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day 2

day 2 by Petunia21
day 2, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

In an attempt to continue my braiding education, along with a small book my mom sent me...

This was about 2 1/2 hours of trying and retrying and mangled fingers and tired shoulders! Done... for day 2.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A hot mess

A hot mess by Petunia21
A hot mess, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

This is my first attempt (in quite some time) at a self prepped French braid... I am good with my fingers doing needle crafts and such, but man, I'm all thumbs when it comes to these blind braids!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Oh Decorative Boxes, How Do I Love Thee

I was inspired on Sunday when I went to Michael's with a 25% off total order coupon in my hand and passed an isle full of these decorative boxes...


I have danced with these boxes about 2 years ago, beautiful hydrangea boxes with magical magnetic strips to that help keep them closed.  I bought a bunch and used them in my closets to hide the ugly!

So with each box being 30% off and THEN my 25% off coupon, I decided my computer desk needed a much needed makeover as well.  

Our living room is small, and the corner desk touches the entertainment center, so it was always kind of an eye sore, but we had no other place to house the desktop along with 2 printers and a scanner and all the accouterments.

So I walked around the isles of Michael for well over 2 hours, contemplating with a sketch i prepared yesterday with measurements of boxes and cubby hole sizes.

Here is my before...

computer transformation before

And here is my after!

Computer Transformation after

And this picture will show you just how close the entertainment center and mission control center are!


I feel i'm 80% done. A few more small details here and there, but I think its a breath of fresh air!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hello... Wayne Knight

Last week, while going to the same Whole Foods that I saw Jesse Plemons, I spotted another familiar face...

Hello... Wayne Knight!

Star Sighting

While running quickly into Whole Foods a few weeks ago, I spotted the one and only Landry Clarke from Crusavictorious. Okay, unless you watched Friday Night Lights, you wouldn't get the reference, but it is the one and only Jesse Plemons.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Homecoming

I have plenty more photos and experiences to share, but I could not resist when as I was rolling my suitcase up the stairs, found this box waiting outside my front door!

It took me until Wednesday to open them up, and boy was I excited for what I found.

new babies
When I sent back the knives for their annual sharpening, I did not feel that any thing was wrong with them. I guess the company felt they were not up to snuff, because when I opened the box, along with the other knives that were so handsomely bubble wrapped together, these 3 brand new knives were included.

When I checked out the packing slip/invoice, there it was listed as replaced, each of these knives.

I could not believe that they would replace a knife without complaint.

I don't have enough amazing things to say about this Made in America company and product.

... just saying

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Night Lights tour

If you've followed this blog, you'd know that Friday Night Lights was a must watch for me. Especially with the impending trip to Austin that was planned.

My hostest with the mostest took me the MUST SEE on locations hot spots for the series.


The strip bar where Billy Riggins met his wife and personal exotic dancer, Mindy.

East Dillion High

"Seven" aka "Matt Saracen's home where he lived with his grandmother 

Home of Tim and Billy Riggins. This got a bit of a face lift since the show used it.

The one and only, Coach and Tammy Taylor's house


EZ's where the Taylor family and the entire Dillian Panther football team enjoyed many a burger

I remember seeing this, but can't seem to put my finger on when and where it was featured. 

If you're a fan, and you're in Austin, you don't need the hostest with the mostest to give you this tour.  You can Google someone else' and just set your GPS and enjoy your ride down memory lane!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Everything is Bigger in Texas

yea by Petunia21
yea, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

Check out this simple Honey Crisp apple... Its like it was not checked for steroids...

I went to Central Marked (the south one) the other day, but today went to a "regular" H.E.B store down the street from where I'm staying...

Why do I get so excited visiting supermarkets? I love to see how each region displays food, promotes products and showcases CHEESE WHEELS!