Tuesday, September 30, 2014

40% Off Texifornia Pillows

Check out these fun pillows with my photos and designs. You can use coupon code ZPILLOWFIGHT for 40% off pillows at my Texifornia Zazzle Shop or any of my other Zazzle shops through Oct. 1...AND the same coupon code gets you get 20% off NEARLY everything else in my shops (everything save stamps and a few of my posters--which have a lesser discount).

Can't be combined with other offers, including bulk discounts.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

This is Wherever Wednesday (#22)

Welcome to This is Wherever Wednesday!   At Wherever Wednesday we share those little moments that show the character of the places we live:  those "This is Alabama, this is Detroit, This is Bolivia, or This is Finland  moments."  Wherever you are, or wherever you've been...you can share your posts about those places here.

Every week I like to share a few highlights from the previous week...
So, if you missed any of those last week I hope you'll take the time to check them out now.
And, if you're new to Wherever Wednesday and are wondering what's this all about...every month we share those little moments that really show the character of the places we live:  your "this is Carthage, Canada, California"  WHEREVER" moments.     If you're still a little uncertain what that means, this post over at Budget Blond will help you out.  And, though it's not required, I'd 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!  

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A Mild Texas Summer

"This is, after all, Texas, and it's only by the grace of some current climatic weirdness that we're not slow-cooking in our own juices already."
~Owl farmer on a recent  post about Texas Summer

THIS was a mild summer.  A WEIRD summer for Texas.  But I can totally deal with weird.

Sure, it got into the hundreds a lot last month, but it actually got into the eighties too!  THE EIGHTIES, in AUGUST!  And so much rain.  I've been so thankful for that, not just for the cool it brought, but also because Texas needs it so much.  I have hardly had to water my lawn.  It's been LOVELY.

And gardening this summer has been great.  My one remaining swiss chard took over the back part of my raised bed, and made the basil turn into little trees climbing above it, taller than my 6 year old.  We collected onions all summer, and they didn't turn bitter and baked like they have in past, hotter summers when I've left them in the ground too long.  And, I had a couple firsts:  My first successful cucumber, and, right now, cultivating my first PUMPKIN...

Check THAT out.  Also, got to try cooking Stuffed Pumpkin Flowers, which are delicious!

Anyways, hope you thoroughly enjoyed this mild Texas summer, as I did.

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