Living in this house…where my great grandparents used to live…I’ve found that memories I’ve long forgotten often pop out of nowhere in the most unexpected ways. It happened today when a pecan fell on my head. I was just walking out to the car, through the gate, down the path, when plop. Incoming dive bomber [...]
Check it. I’ve opened an Etsy shop (Shop con Queso) and right now it’s all about pecans. I’m currently selling small batches of Texas Pecan Pralines, Texas Pecan Cookies, Spicy Texas Pecans, Texas Pecan Bourbon Balls, Toasted Texas Pecan Pesto, and Texas Pecan Pie Jam. Proceeds will go to charity: water and Occupy Sandy. Go check it out .
Photo by Mamaloli. She has a great Maple Pecan Pie recipe. “When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmmm, boy.” –Jack Handy Because I love you, and because you need to make a pecan pie [...]
I’m completely scared of guns, firearms and almost all things related. But man, I love The Rifles. Tangled Up In Love is my current favorite. I could listen to this song all day. And of all days to do it, this is a good one. We could all do well being a bit tangled up [...]
Today’s the day. The time is now. Get out there and vote. Do you know your polling location? I just found mine on Bing Elections …you can find find news and information on where to go…and to follow the results. And play along with us today… When you vote today, send out an Instagram, Tweet & Facebook [...]
Now that Halloween is over, we just keep celebrating around here. But instead of looking forward to Thanksgiving, we look back to those who came before us. Dia de los Muertos, baby. We celebrate it November 1 and 2 (and the big celebration in Austin is Saturday, Nov 3), so we’ve got this going on [...]
In Texas, we’re no strangers to Hurricanes. Hell, I had a baby in one of them. We all have our strong opinions about what to do when you have one coming at you, but all in all, when it comes storms and the drinks, we don’t play. Check it. Here’s What You’ll Need: 1 oz [...]
Image from Confetti System Today’s the launch of Go Mighty. It’s pretty exciting. Go check it out. This concept behind this new site is something that has been a dream of Maggie‘s for years now…but then, actually, it didn’t remain a dream for too long. Because doing things begets doing more things, from the Life [...]
Harry and I just decorated the house for Halloween for about $20. Well, $28 when it was all said and done, because then he insisted on turning our front yard into a grave yard. Classy. I wrote about our 10 Halloween decorations under $10 over on Hitting Refresh today. Check it.
As I wrote over on Hitting Refresh today, I really wanted to fill the house with some twee Pinteresty Halloween decor, and Harry wanted to fill the house with lots of Bats and Graves and Cobwebs. Dilemma. So we compromised. (I wrote about our 10 Halloween decorations under $10 over there.) Here’s what we did [...]