Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Local Texas and California Giveaways

California

(5/22) Les Miserables Tickets - Riverside, CA

Texas

(5/7)  Touch a Truck Event Tickets - Austin, TX
(5/10) Medican Spa Package - Weatherford, TX
(5/11)  Ashes, Ashes - Theater Tickets - Austin, TX

This is Wherever Wednesday (#29)



Welcome to This is Wherever Wednesday...where we share those little moments that show the character of the places we live and love: those "This South Dakota, Dallas, Des Moins, and Denmark" moments. Wherever you are, or wherever you've been...we want to hear about those places here!

I always like to share a few highlights from last month. Almost all the posts were Texan (not that I mind that *grin*).  Here's a few of the highlights...
Ready to link up your posts?   You can share them below.    If you're still a little unclear on what this is all about, this post over at Budget Blond (where Wherever Wednesday originated) will help you out.    And, though it's not required, I'd also love if you would grab the This is Wherever button on the sidebar and share it in your post or somewhere else on your blog.


Monday, May 04, 2015

Latest Visitors

Guess who showed up on my front porch a few days back....


They were being so still I almost missed them.  In fact, my son and I walked right past them, played a game of tag, and didn't see them until we were headed back into the house.

They look like dove fledglings ..they didn't fly away even when my son got really near (no, I didn't let him touch them).  After we went inside they hid in a patch of unmowed grass right next to the porch.  It looked like they might have been there earlier too...it looked well "nestled" into.  My son was supposed to mow there yesterday, but he had bailed because he saw a wasp.  So glad he didn't!  We're going to have to be very careful when we mow now to check for wildlife first.

So, for all you lazy mowers out there like me, just know that one of the benefits of letting your lawn go is...

UNTAMED LAWN = WILDLIFE



Shared On Our World Tuesday


Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This is Wherever Wednesday (#28)



Welcome to This is Wherever Wednesday...where if you stand on your head, spin around three times, and say "Wherever" you will be magically transported to one of the destinations people share in the link-up.  (Really, that only happens on April 1st...you should try it).*

But no, really really, on the 1st Wednesday of every month we do share those little moments that show the character of the places we live and love: those "This Boston, Belaire, Belton, Brazil" moments. Wherever you are, or wherever you've been...we want to hear about those places here!

I always like to share a few highlights from last month. Almost all the posts were Texan (not that I mind that *grin*).  Here's a few of the highlights...

  • Bailey, of Let Birds Fly, shared about about the swimming in  Krause Springs, TX.  If you're thinking, what is she doing swimming in early March...well, the pictures were from July.   BUT, they might not have been.  We went swimming at another Texas natural springs this FEBRUARY (yeah, Texas is like that).  The water was cold but the weather was balmy.  
  • The same week at Julie is Coco and Cocoa, Julie was sharing her snow pics.  Cause Texas can be like that too.
  • Rosamond, from Big Hair and Books, is also a Texan, but she posted one of the few non-Texas posts this week, sharing a review of a book set in Walden Pond (Massachusetts), and some pictures of her own trip there.  

Ready to link up your posts?   You can share them below.    If you're still a little unclear on what this is all about, this post over at Budget Blond (where Wherever Wednesday originated) will help you out.    And, though it's not required, I'd also love if you would grab the This is Wherever button on the sidebar and share it in your post or somewhere else on your blog (though it's not required).




An InLinkz Link-up

*I'm sure you figured out I was April Fooling with you.  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Texas/California Giveaway Round-Up


Texas or California Themed Goodies, Anyone Can Win
Ok, some of these are open in the US only...but I just meant you don't have to be in TX or CA to enjoy them...local giveaways are in the next sections.

DVD:  Lonesome Dove Church (3/30)
The 1847 story of the Lonesome Dove Church built in Grapevine, TX

Local Texas Giveaways

Tickets to Dallas Auto Show (3/21) Dallas, TX
Mad Science Birthday Giveaways (Every Day in March) Houston, TX

Local California Giveaways

Orchard Supply $25 GC (3/27) California and Oregon, Various Locations


If you know of any others, leave me a note in the comments and I'll add them!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Definition of the Word "Depressing"


My cousin's flip flops (he let me steal this picture).  He's in Virginia, not Texas, but this is pretty much my town today too.  Well, we we got a snow day out of it...so who cares if the snow's all melted now.  ;-)