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Friday, August 31, 2007

Jake on the Frio

Melanie & Jake stand next to one of the largest cypress trees close to our camp.

Jake played hard and swam alot. He had a great time!

We loved playing with him. He is the best granddog and so much fun to watch, as he enjoys the Frio as much as we do.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Concan Country Club was a great course to play on Thursday!
I love these little people at the clubhouse~

The hungry golfers had to grab a bite after the 9th hole~Jeff, Shannon, me & Allen~

Thank you Melanie

My beautiful daughter Melanie gave me these in honor of my 50th Birthday ~ today! The hat ~Party City ~and~ the beautiful glasses~ Z Gallerie~
But, my greatest gift I've received in the 50 years I have been on this earth ~ is you Melanie! Thank you for being the beautful person you are today! Luv you! ~ mom ~

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Frio River Adventures 2007

How can I begin any better than that?
The Frio River is ~
1) Crystal clear,
2) Crisp & cold,
3) Emerald Green & Sunflower Blue & everything in~between,
4) Swift & calm,
5) Not overcrowed & yet to be truly discovered,
5) The BEST river in this great state of Texas!
6) And, It's where the girls are.....(wish I had that sign)!

We had the best time in Concan. Yes, I said Concan~not Cancun. I know it is confusing, but truly this little town just this side of Leakey is called Concan. Actually, Garner State Park is located here. We always have stayed in the RV park on the opposite side of Garner. It is quite, clean, shady and really GREAT! We love it, and never leave without booking for the next year!

I have many more pictures, and will post them in several posts~so will have to add more tomorrow. I am worn out from 2 full days of kayaking....and you will see why when I post the next group of pictures!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Nice Matters Awards

I am about to leave tomorrow for our Annual Concan/Birthday Trip, but before I go, I want to send a little blogging love to a true inspiration to me~dawn houser~one of the neatest blogmates I have! You deserve a little luv' today~because you know Dawn, you are the best bloggin' friend to me~
I know you sent it to me first, and you already have one, but kansasrose, you are my kindred sister blogger, and I love blogging with you way up in Kansas! I am praying for your computer tonight sister!
one more to boot~Deb Trotter~you are the coolest, Cowboy's Sweetheart. I want to be just like you when I grow up! You are a boot scootin' boogie good blog friend as well! Thanks for your help with my ~slideshow~.
God bless you girls~may the "Circle Be Unbroken"!

Sunday, August 19, 2007


A couple of pieces I made this weekend~A string of dark cranberry red czech fire-polished crystals & dainty Karen Hill Tribe silver beads; holding a large faceted drop pendant of moss opalite ~

The matching earrings are what I will call my "swings"~
Also made with the same cranberry red czech fp crystals; they dangle freely from almost 2 inches of sterling silver chain! The total length of the earrings are just shy of 3 inches.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Everything Glorious

Have you ever listened to a CD and thought~you know this is art~but with music~yes, music art! Melanie had bought the David Crowder CD called "Collision", and shared it with me on my recent visit to SA. We drove the streets of the city, whose major arteries were designed using the original cow trails, listening to "Collision" and loving the time we had together.
Then this week she sent me THE link:

His new "Remedy" CD is coming out September 26th; and the song called Everything Glorious (which we both LOVE) is playing on his myspace page!

David Crowder, a Waco native, is a true Texas music artist!

p.s. Thanks Mel~ I love you!

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~Helen Keller

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I've Been Blessed~

~by kansasrose. My very first blog award~Thank you Jenny!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Angel and the Star

When I got back into town from my SA trip, I had to take another look outside~to see what is left in my bare backyard. I see the garden angel Melanie gave me a couple of years ago. It stands next to the garage, right in front of Allen's chili piquin bush.

~blooming right on que~ My Star of Texas cactus is beginning to bloom! Thank you God for having angels watch over the little things. I believe I will make it now!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Best Lite Lunch in SA

Each time I visit Melanie in San Antonio, I HAVE to go to Cafe' Salsita. This is what I order every time, without a second thought. It consists of two puffy chicken tacos along side a cup of tortilla soup~aka the Salsita Lite lunch. The kicker for me is ~ not only do the tacos have a giant dolop of creamy fresh quacamole on each, but the beautiful cup of soup does as well ~ including a heaping mound of colorful torilla strips and an extra grate of mexican cheese. The ingedients are always crisp and fresh. This is heaven with a mexican twist!

mecca hair studio

This sleek and contemporary hair salon, located in San Antonio, will start selling my jewelry in the middle of September.

The owner, Shawna Teniente, is Melanie's hairdresser; and really loved my Katy Prairie necklace. I will begin selling the line here. I am hyped!

The studio is retro & cutting edge; with a dash of warm glow. I especially love the georgeous crystal chandelier hanging right in the middle of the studio!
mecca hair studio
201 jackson keller
san antonio 78216

Friday, August 03, 2007

Bleeding Heart

My aunt, Anna Mae, has many wonderful flowers~living in Tampa~she is able to grow so many different types of tropical plants than we are in Texas. This particular cutting came to me by way of my mother, who brought it home with her, from her last visit or two ago. My aunt "loads up" my mother with so many cuttings, that when my mom returns home she is in a state of panic~putting as many in the ground or in pots, as possible. Many come back specifically tagged for me, as my aunt knows I love flowers as much as she.

This Bleeding Heart Vine ~made the cut~ as; this past Monday, we had our flower beds CLEANED out by some very able-bodied fellows. I was amazed at what I had actually forgotten about! So you realize, that means there was way too many things(?) growing in my flower beds. I love to garden as much as my two grandmothers, many aunts & uncles, my mother, both my sisters and my brother~but jewelry, and an aching back (see post regarding movement below) had taken the place of the time I would have been in the flower beds.

I am actually EXCITED with the new possabilities ~but times are changing~ and low maintenance (annuals) will now be my preference. Maybe tomorrow I will change my mind. But today....i indeed have a ~bleeding heart~ as my flower beds are CLEAN.

~Quote on Bloomberg today~
"Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid of standing still."

Thursday, August 02, 2007

save the prairie

~one of my newest passions~


~more to come~

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Katy Prairie Jewelry

~~my new jewelry line~~
i think i'm likin' it!