Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pick Your Plum - Clocks for the Teacher!

These are absolutely adorable and so affordable.  Get some now for your kid's teachers for Christmas.  That will be one name off your list.

There's six designs to choose from and they're personalized, y'all!  They are just $12.99 each and ship for $4.99 for up to 14 clocks.  

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Recipe To Try - Frito Corn Salad

Here's another recipe for y'all to try.  It comes from The Country Cook and it's called Frito Corn Salad.  It went great with some larapin brisket and ribs.  So easy to make too.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Texas Music Around Fort Worth Weekend of August 23, 2013


Friday, August 23, 2013 

Mark McKinney @ Cutting Horse Bar & Grill in Weatherford - 5:00

Casey Thompson @ Shady Oak Barbecue & Grill - 7:00 

Mike Calaway @ The Woodshed Smokehouse - 7:00

Blacktop Gypsy @ White Elephant Saloon - 9:00 - $5

Miss Leslie @ Longhorn Saloon - 9:15 - $5

Kyle Redd @ Railhead in Willow Park - 7:30  

Joe King & The Diamond JK Band @ Stagecoach Ballroom - 8:00 - $7

Jamie RichardsPearl's Dancehall & Saloon - $10

Whiskey Myers @ Billy Bob's Texas - Start @ $12 - 10:30

Greg Reichel & The Big Flats @ Fred's Texas Cafe - 8:00

Lincoln Durham w/ Tyler and the Tribe @ Magnolia Motor Lounge - 10:00

Saturday, August 17, 2013 
Rocky Lott 12:30, Highway 80 West 4:00,  Truck Stop Gamblers 6:30 @ Shootin' for a Cure in Cresson 

The Damn Quails @ Cutting Horse Bar & Grill in Weatherford - 5:00 

Brian Houser – Beerman @ Shady Oak Barbecue & Grill - 7:00 

Davin James @ White Elephant Saloon - 9:00 - $10

Josh Ward @ Longhorn Saloon - 9:15 - $5

Danny Wood Band @ Railhead in Willow Park - 7:30 

Tony Booth @ Stagecoach Ballroom - $12.50

Kelly SpinksPearl's Dancehall & Saloon - 9:00 - $10

Ted Nugent @ Billy Bob's Texas - 10:30 - Start @ $20

Ronnie Fauss @ Fred's Texas Cafe - 8:00

Walt Wilkins w/ Matt Skinner @ Magnolia Motor Lounge - 9:30

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Recipe To Try - Peachy Keen Cobbler

I just made this, y'all.  I'd forgotten how good it was.  YUMMY!  Click here for the recipe. 
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Monday, August 19, 2013


Well, after months and months and some more months of consideration, my mother and I have finally settled on a name for our booth at the Vineyards Antique Mall.  The name is High Cotton Pickers. 

Since we came up with the name, I've been hard at work putting together another blog that will showcase things we have for sale in our booth.  Go check it out here.  Want to learn a little more about High Cotton Pickers, click here.

Let me know what y'all think!
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Texas Music Around Fort Worth Weekend of August 16, 2013


Friday, August 16, 2013 

Mike Wissel @ Shady Oak Barbecue & Grill - 7:00 

Doug Moreland @ White Elephant Saloon - 9:00 - $8

Bubba Harper & 24/7 @ Longhorn Saloon - 9:15 - $5

Steve Helms Band @ Railhead in Willow Park - 7:30  

Randy Tatarevich & The 92nd Roadhouse Band @ Stagecoach Ballroom - 8:00 - $7

Hill City BandPearl's Dancehall & Saloon - 9:00 - $10

Texaco Showdown @ Billy Bob's Texas - Start @ $10 - 10:30

Blackland River Devils @ Fred's Texas Cafe - 8:00

Folk Family Revival w/ Mayeux & Broussard @ Magnolia Motor Lounge - 10:00

Saturday, August 17, 2013 

Cody Robbins @ Shady Oak Barbecue & Grill - 7:00 

Bodie Powell @ White Elephant Saloon - 9:00 - $6

Steve Stewart @ Longhorn Saloon - 9:15 - $10

6th Anniversary Bash with Deryl Dodd & Randy Brown @ Railhead in Willow Park - 7:30 

Cactus Country @ Stagecoach Ballroom - 8:30 - $8

Justin TrevinoPearl's Dancehall & Saloon - 9:00 - $10

Dwight Yoakam @ Billy Bob's Texas - 10:30 - Start @ $20

The Better Halves @ Fred's Texas Cafe - 8:00

Owen Temple (CD Release Party) w/ Grady Spencer @ Magnolia Motor Lounge - 10:00

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Recipe To Try - Cheeseburger Casserole

This casserole tastes just like a cheeseburger, y'all!  I thought it was delicious.  My husband thought the pickles on the top would be weird, but I thought that's what made this dish.  And the best part is, if you used low-fat cheese and lean ground beef or turkey, this would be low fat.  Although I'm guessing if you substituted those (cheese and beef) out in any other dish it would make it low fat.  Oh, who am I to judge?  High fat, low fat, no matter what, it's yummy!

Here's the recipe from Skinnytaste:  Cheeseburger Casserole.
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Friday, August 9, 2013

5th Annual Shootin' for a Cure

Saturday, August 24th marks the 5th annual Shootin' for a Cure in Cresson, TX.  This event benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  They will also keep additional monies raised in Hood, Parker, Johnson & Tarrant Counties to help find a cure for ALL cancer.

2012 Shootin' for a Cure
The Miles For Melons team started this event back in 2009 to help one walker in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For A Cure and to help with medical expenses for one of their dearest friends who found out earlier in the year that she had stage three breast cancer.

2012 Shootin' for a Cure
The registration fee is $50 per shooter.  This $50 pays for your shooting, dinner, drinks, and one $1 raffle ticket.  If you just want to go to the event and not shoot, that will cost you $15 and you'll get dinner and drinks.  They accept cash, check, and credit card payments.   

What the ground looks like at the end of the day - Shootin' for a Cure - 2012
They will have five shooting stations. The shooting stations are set up with "Annie Oakley" style shooting.  There will be six rounds where six shooters will compete against each other trying to knock one another out based upon the hits on the clay target. If you leave a fragment of the clay after you shoot, the other shooters have a chance to shoot the piece of the clay you missed.  Winners of the six qualifying rounds will face off in the final round for the winning round gift prize.  Shooting rounds continue throughout the day. 

Shootin' for a Cure - 2012

Also, $5 will get you one ticket or $20 will get you five tickets to register to win  a Benelli - 12-gauge Super Vinci (up to 3 1/2 mag) w/case Full Realtree Camo pattern and Case of Rio Shotgun Shells OR Drenalin 70# 29" Real Tree Camo Bow Package.

There will be a live auction and a raffle where you could get anything from Texas Rangers Suite Tickets to a guided hog hunt to dinner for 6 at Grady's Line Camp.  Each raffle ticket costs only $1.

Shootin' for a Cure - 2012

Registration begins at 11:00 @ The Gray Ranch, 617 Clear Skies Court, Cresson 76035.  Shooting starts at 11:00.  Rocky Lott Band plays @ 12:30.  The raffle begins @ 2:30.  The Highway 80 West Band plays @ 4:00.  Shooting stations close @ 5:00.  The live auction begins at 5:30.  The BBQ dinner is served @ 6:15.  At 6:30, the silent auction ends and the Truck Stop Gamblers play.  Bring your gun and ammo and a lawn chair.

See y'all there!

Notice the sign - White Odd Fellows - there's three of them there...well, maybe one white one and two red ones.
Just kidding - love you guys!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Texas Music Around Fort Worth Weekend of August 9, 2013


Friday, August 9, 2013 

Ransom Rhodes @ Shady Oak Barbecue & Grill - 7:00 

Jack County @ White Elephant Saloon - 9:00 - $5

92nd Roadhouse Band @ Longhorn Saloon - 9:15 - $5

Austin Allsup @ Eagles Nest

Stephen Pointer Band @ Railhead in Willow Park - 7:30  

Rawstin @ Stagecoach Ballroom - 8:00 - $6

Cooper Wade & Unclaimed FreightPearl's Dancehall & Saloon - $8

Chris Knight @ Billy Bob's Texas - Start @ $12 - 10:30

Big City Folk @ Fred's Texas Cafe - 7:00

Saturday, August 10, 2013 

Brad Hines @ Shady Oak Barbecue & Grill - 7:00 

Jamie Richards @ White Elephant Saloon - 9:00 - $10

Dusty Moates & The Big Ugly @ Longhorn Saloon - 9:15 - $5

Casey Thompson Band @ Railhead in Willow Park - 7:30 

Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys @ Stagecoach Ballroom - 8:30 - $10

Cornell Hurd BandPearl's Dancehall & Saloon - $15

Sara Evans @ Billy Bob's Texas - 10:30 - Start @ $15

Kolton Moore & the Clever Few @ Fred's Texas Cafe - 7:00

Fish Fry Bingo @ Revolver Brewery in Granbury - 12:00 - $10

Hill City Band @ Atomic Subs & Wings in Arlington - 7:30

I've seen quite a few live performances in my life by different artists.  There's one that I've wanted to see for a long time.  That's Chris Knight.  He's going to be at Billy Bob's Friday night.  If I wasn't an old coot and could stay awake past 10:00 and could get a sitter, I'd love to go see him.  I'm fairly certain I would cry if he sang this of my faves:


Know a venue or a band or local singer/songwriter you want me to include in my weekly Texas Music post?  Shoot me an email @ and I'll be glad to check them out.

Now for the funny of the day: - The best thing about a heat wave is constantly having the illusion you're getting exercise.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Now That's Relaxing

Since I'm without Internet access and therefore can't get on my laptop, I thought I'd go through my pictures on my cell phone and post one.  

This is a picture of my oldest daughter Maddie.  I think I took it a couple of summers ago.  I was outside working in the garden, and I came in the house and found her laying on the couch like this.  She has lotion all over her face, pickle slices on her eyes, and an apple slice in her mouth cuz, you know, that's how we spa it up 'round here!
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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Summer Isn't Over Yet (Thank Goodness)

If you're 18 or younger, you can bring an empty Dr. Pepper can (no, it doesn't have to have the NRH20 label on the can) to NRH20 and you'll only have to pay $13 to get in the park.  That's a dang good deal, y'all.  NRH20 is so much fun.  Y'all get out there and take advantage of this great deal while you still can. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

What I've Been Working On - Cabinet

First of all, let me say I'm sorry for the not-so-great iPhone pictures.  I bought this cabinet at an estate sale for $5.  I thought I'd take it home and strip it and give it a few coats of dark stain.  Got it home and realized it was made out of plywood and the best bet would probably be to paint it.

So I watered down some seafoam green paint and slapped on a couple of coats.  Let that dry and then dry brushed on some dark brown glaze and this is what it turned out looking like:

I can't tell if she's pretty or...
...pretty ugly.  I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's the first one!

Now for the funny of the day:

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