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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

That song.

This is that song you need to hear today to make you smile and feel good.
I love this song and the video (being a child of the 70's) and I love that the group is Australian.
I think this song was on the OC, I loved that show too. Enjoy, Heidi
Forever Young by: Youth Group

Friday, August 19, 2011

Recipe Card Generator.

I just found this today and thought it was blog share worthy.  It is a recipe card generator from Skip to my Lou.  I can't tell you how many hand written, crooked, illegible, ugly recipe cards I have given people who want a recipe I made.  Sad.....real sad.  This makes it all better, because not everyone has a decoder ring to wear while reading my handwriting.  Three different templates are good too, especially for Christmas time, you can send the recipe with the homemade gift.  Brilliant!  Enjoy, Heidi

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Heat Wave relief.

16 days in a row of over 100 degrees F heat (38 degrees C) here in hell, I mean Texas. 
 I  would enjoy one of these at night of course so I don't get boiled alive like a lobster....
rock wall grande

Found on Studio G

Found on Houzz

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Texas Ranger Day and a Big Star Texas Night

Just in case you did not know, I live in the small country town of Burton, Texas.  It has a population of about 269 people and I am the florist.  About 3 months ago myself and a few other business owners re-formed the Burton Chamber of Commerce.  The town had one in the past, but it fizzled out in the 70's. 
 (little history here: Burton was bi-passed in the 
50's or 60's just like Radiator Springs in the Cars Movie, pretty much drying up the town)
The first thing the newly formed Chamber of Commerce needed to do was sign up members and raise some funds.  So we decided to have an old fashioned street dance with Gary P. Nunn.  Burton is also home to the late legendary Texas Ranger Captain McNelly.  So we joined forces with the Burton Heritage Society and together we created the first annual " Texas Ranger Day and a Big Star Texas Night". 
I helped to create a Logo for the town, which was then put on shirts and this big sign, 
thanks to my Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Gail.

We made a Lil Ranger Town out of boxes and wild mustang saw horses to rope with hula hoop lassos,
 thanks to Susan and Kim and George.
We strung lights and bunting made from bandannas across the street to hang over the crowd as they danced under the Big Star Texas Night,  thanks to my brother Wyatt.  
There was a fajita and bean cook-off and Texas Ranger reenactments at the old Train Depot.

Here is one of our local Artisans, Blacksmith Ricky Wegner.
He's my third cousin and makes the most amazing utensils out of metal objects such as
 wrenches and railroad spikes.
I know they look like torture devices, but when you are barbecuing, 
 a man might need one of these utensils.

Here is one of the history markers in our town, I have my florist and home in the drugstore building.  
We would love  for you to drop in for a visit, there is plenty to do in see in and around the Burton area.  
To find out more information, check out the Burton Chamber of Commerce website at:
and the Burton Heritage Society's website at:

All images on this post are via, me.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!!

This is the best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe I have ever made, it's also the cutest I have ever seen.
Check out the site, They Draw & Cook.  Enjoy, Heidi

They Draw & Cook

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Way with Words.

Feeling brave and hopeful right now.  Enjoy, Heidi

All images found on Pintrest

Friday, August 5, 2011

Flowers for Friday.

I had a large, colorful order to fill this week and I am so happy to pull it off , plus now I can pay for this conditioned air that is keeping me alive through this EXTREME SUMMER.  
Hope you all enjoy your weekend.  Love, Heidi

 Romo loves the grass.
All images via Me.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Please excuse the mess, my kids are making memories.

One month to go before the little munchkins go back to school and they are bored out of their minds.
Here are some cool arts I found just for you.  Enjoy, Heidi

Found on Pintrest
This one looks a bit dangerous, it is really for Mom.  Replace your glue sticks with crayons and shoot.
I love this!  I haven't tried it yet, I bet you have to use the super hot, melt your flesh off kind of glue gun.
I think I would wear leather gloves.

Found Here
This looks fun too.  I bet the crayons are glued by their paper onto the canvas.  
If you live in Texas, just set this in the shade, it will melt in under an hour, but if you only have 
5 minutes to do this craft, put it in the full sun. White does not melt so good (reflects heat).
The only thing I don't like about the crayon art is that it smell like butt.

Found Here
Bubble Wrap painting.

Spaghetti Art   Found Here

Your child's original art with your words.  Found Here  I really love this one.

Ice Cube Painting  Found found on Pintrest.
Frozen water colors into ice cubes.  Fun. This can be done with bubbles as well.

Liquid Sidewalk Paint  found Here

Celery flower found Here

Lettuce flower found Here

Apple and potato stamping found Here

Okra stamping  found Here