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 who cares if the snow's all melted now.  ;-)

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

This is Wherever Wednesday

Welcome to This is Wherever Wednesday...where we meet up the 1st Wednesday of every month to share those little moments that show the character of the places we live and love:  those "This is Texas, this is Tahiti, Topeka, this is Tanzania moments."  Wherever you are, or wherever you've been...we want to hear about those places here!

Some highlights from last week....
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 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, March 03, 2015

Supermarket State Pride - This is Texas

I've mentioned before how I find Texas stuff EVERYWHERE!  Our local supermarket is full of it.  

Any other place, I'd have to go online to find state shaped cookie cutter (unless I just happen to live down the street from a souvenir shop).  And yeah, you can find cookie cutters online for any state, but try this...go to Google shopping and search for cookie cutters for any state.  By the end of the first page, you run out of things that have anything to do with that state, most likely.  NOT TEXAS...those cookie cutters go on for pages.

They've got landmark cookie cutters too...

I forgot missions were a thing in Texas too.  I remember making models of California missions in 4th grade.  That and Sutter's Mill was pretty much the extent of our California history lessons.  Here in Texas they learn the State Flag, State Bird, State Mammal, etc. have yearly celebrations of Texas Independence (Texas Round-up Day), learn about all the famous people who founded Texas, and that's just in elementary school.  There's a whole class just on Texas History in middle school (I've subbed those several times).  

Anyways, those were things I found's some that were hanging out in draft form since last June (oops).  

And On the Candy Aisle

Linking up today at My World Tuesday
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