Friday, July 30, 2010

Austin and the City Wide Garage Sale

I love a good sale, who doesn't?

So Sweetie and I thought we would check out what was happening at this City Wide Garage Sale they do monthly here in Austin.

We got our cash together and our market bag and headed out to the Palmer Event Center.

Oh me, oh my!
Such wonder everywhere.

There was furniture and art and jewelry and junk and treats and clothes and toys and so many other fun things to look at!

The first thing I see that I want so badly I can not stand it is this piece of furniture:

Love love love love.
Unfortunately not in the budget at this time.
I hope its still there next time!

After much walking around and oohing and aahing I found the boots.

Every good Texan girl needs a pair of boots!
And they come in red and blue and green and brown and black and oh my!
(Jessica at Blueberry Deluxe Boutique - I thought of you when I saw all of these!)

I can not wait to go back and spend more time rummaging and looking and dreaming.

On the way back to the car we passed by a florist.
I thought the name was funny and a little unfortunate.The picture is kind of dark so I will read it for you:
McPhail's Florist
But its so cute!

A great old greenhouse is attached to the shop.
Love it!

On the way home we drove down South Congress.
A very cool neighborhood with great stores.

Crofts Original
My favorite restaurant Woodland

Lucy in Disguise

Uncommon Objects

Austin Art Glass
New Bohemia

Big Top Candy
Off The Wall

Many other stores too but the camera is not that fast!
Or maybe Sweetie just drives too fast...not sure.

That was a fun morning out and about.
And I am sure there are many more to come.

Everyone enjoy your weekends!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

A walk in the park

Austin is so great, have I said that already?

Yesterday we braved the heat and humidity and took our little boo to the dog park.
He is generally not a fan of other dogs but he was running around the house like a maniac that morning and I figured it was time for some more exercise than just around our apartment complex.

So we packed up the water bottles, put on the bug repellent and headed off for a new adventure.

We set off for Onion Creek Park.
WOW! This place is so beautiful!

Trees everywhere!
Grass everywhere!
Winding trails.

We explored a bit to get an idea of where we were and what there was to see.
And then I saw some sunflowers!
Just some little ones, but lots of them.
And then I realized there was an opening in the fence!
Oh yes, we are so going down that path!

Flowers peeking out of nooks and crannies.

Butterflies fluttering around everywhere!

We were not sure how far this path went...
or where it went, so back we went.

When we got back to the other side of the fence we turned to our right and thought we heard splashing...

oh!!! how fun!
I love watching dogs play in the water.

Apparently Skippy likes to just watch too.

So green and lush by the creek, aaah, this is heaven.

What a fun little adventure.
I am sure we are going to be spending more time here.

Skippy agrees.
Happy and exhausted.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

See you soon!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Texas BBQ

oh my, the BBQ is delicious here.
(So sorry all the vegetarians out there...but I just can't help but share!)

Our Texas family was with us in Austin last weekend and we got together for some good ol' eats.

Mom brought us farm fresh good!
And so pretty!

And Bullard corn...

Everything was amazing!

It was great having family time and good eats!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rainy Day Sale on Etsy!!

I am loving the rain and I love a sale!

So here we go...
I have four Itsy Bitsy necklaces left in the Blossom Shop Etsy store.

Dark Green Tourmaline


Green Tourmaline

Pink Quartz



The prices have been dropped to $15 a necklace...whoa!

The chain is sterling silver too.

Get yours before its gone!


Green Tourmaline and Pink Quartz are gone.
Only 2 left!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

AKA Happy FORCE of July :)

We are spending the day enjoying this great country we live in.
And also partaking in some Stars Wars
(thank you Spike tv)

and apartment grilling on the patio.

Fresh corn on the cob too.

I think we had a pretty nice spread!

Skippy thought he would like to have a little something too.
Corn on the cob for everyone!!

Tonight we are hoping for clear skies to enjoy some fireworks.
We'll report back later if that all works out.

Have a great holiday everyone!


Here is little video of Skippy enjoying some corn on the cob!