- Travel to Europe (I have some specific spots in mind)
- Travel to Asia
- Write a book (non-fiction)
- Write a book (fiction, most likely a children’s book)
- Raise chickens
- Buy a beach/lake house
- Start a foundation/non-profit
- Own my own store (gotta sell all those eggs, right?)
- Go on a ghost hunt/stay overnight in a haunted location
- Attend a Native American sweat lodge ceremony
Friday, November 16, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. - Denis Waitley
What are you thankful for? Why? My family. I was blessed with kind, loving and supportive parents. A strong brother that grew into an honorable man who chose a wonderful woman to marry, and together they blessed me with a niece and two nephews that light up my heart. I am so grateful and thankful for my husband. I’m thankful that he knows me so well and still loves me. I’m thankful he’s such a hard worker. I’m thankful for all the fun we have together. I’m also thankful for my friends, my great job, my old house, and each blessed moment I have with them all.
What can you do this month to give back to your community? This month I donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. They are pretty amazing. No St. Jude patient pays a dime for any of their treatment. I wish I had more dimes to spare.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
At a family gathering this last weekend, a cousin (that also works for the City of Big D) brought up that he's shocked that it hasn't been vandalized yet. Evidently, so it The Dallas Morning News.
Stay tag free Bridge! Crossing my fingers for smooth commute.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Only a few days later, I received an email from the Advocate (One of my favorite magazines! Love seeing it on my door handle. I know it anxiously waits for me to take it inside and devour it cover to cover. ) giving me my weekly update.
The post on The Advocated site said, “And Chef Lisa Garza is planning to open her new restaurant, Sissy’s Fried Chicken, in the former Hector’s on Henderson space at 2929 N. Henderson.”
Now, I’m going to admit, I didn’t recognize the name Lisa Garza when I first saw it in print. And, after I clicked over to D’s Side Dish, I…well… still didn’t know. So, I just Googled it – Lisa Garza. Oh, yes! Now I totally recognize her as a former contestant on Food Network’s The Next Food Network Star. I remember watching this season and rooting for Lisa. Why?
First of all she LOOKS amazing. I know, I know, I mentioned how she looks first, but well, first impression is everything, and since I didn’t get my first impression via phone call, I’ll have to go on what I see, and I see someone who meticulously cares about her appearance. Am I meticulous about my appearance, no, but can I appreciate it? Oh yes. Secondly, she is a tough cookie and runs a tight ship – bottom line – I like that. Thirdly, she’s from Dallas and has a restaurant here – how can she not be my top pick?
I look forward to checking out the food and the atmosphere at Sissy’s and sinking my teeth into one of those delicious juicy breasts. Or, maybe a thigh.
I never made it in to Hector’s. Gasp! Yep, it’s true. Although Hector’s was often the first stop in many girls’ night adventures, I always preferred to meet up someplace after and not have to mess with the valet, after all I live close and valet can be such a pain.
Sissy’s is expected to open Monday, February 27th. The website was recently launched and is still in “coming soon” mode, there is a link to check out the menu, but as of now it isn’t working. The site did give me the option to make a reservation, so I’ll be looking at my schedule and doing that soon. I “liked” the Sissy’s Facebook page (the one I could find), but as of now there hasn’t been any activity.
Pin-up girl, haute.
Font with a nostalgic Pabst Blue Ribbon feel, excellent choice.
Bottle of liquor next the pin-up girl, nice touch.
I could go on about the watering can filling up the glass, but I’ll save a few things for you to notice on your own.
Monday, January 9, 2012
I love working with recycled goods and working with as much as I have on hand whenever possible. My husband likes this too, because my projects always end up being cheaper this way. =)
I pretty much worked the same method as my Octopus, just a few differences. Found my images, super-sized and edited using Photoshop, had them printed super-sized at Kinko's (I think to have my jelly fish printed it was around $10 bucks). Glued them to their "canvas", painted them (I used food color and water to give them their water colored look), textured them, let them dry and then cut them to size.
For my octopus's canvas, I used some scrap wood we had at home (there always plenty of scrap wood around 1992 House). For my jellyfish canvas, I used two big pieces of card board from the box our new TV came in (yay for our new TV!). Yep - I used a card board box as my canvas.
I wanted my jellyfish to have a textured look and feel over them, so I used a mixture of whole wheat flour (you know 1922 House is green like that) and water over the print.
Ta-dah! I'm super pleased with my sweet jellyfish!
Next to do - FRAME THEM!