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Saturday Blog March 14 2020, 0 Comments

Every Saturday morning I get 
an email from a company I love...the email consists solely of 
pictures - it's like Christmas morning when I see it in my inbox - they have nailed the pics - I'll share some with you ... hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

West Texas March 03 2020, 0 Comments

You know what I love...
now looking back?
I love how you can go your whole life not
knowing something about yourself and then one day
that all changes.  In a good way.
Almost 20 years (did I really just type that???) ago my husband introduced me
to West Texas - Marathon, Texas - to be exact.
I fell in love.  Truly.
There is a curve in the road on the drive to Marathon - right before 
Sanderson - about an hour outside of Marathon - and I can feel 
my whole body relax and a smile come on my face.
The windows are down & the songs we play for our ride
to Marathon flood the speakers.  Especially this song:
It has become a part of me & I know 
for John and the girls now too.
In particular The Gage Hotel.
I think I want to celebrate our 20th anniversary there in a few years.
Probably ought to clear that one with Johnny (LOL :))
Anyway if you haven't gone out there - go.
Let me warn you - it's out in the middle of nowhere.  
It's a drive - and the first three hours are mundane.
But after that - the roads open up & calmness embraces from 
all angles.
The Gage has an amazing courtyard where you can read, daydream & just chill.
The rocking chairs on the front porch of the hotel where a coffee in hand
allows you to enjoy those West Texas blue, blue skies & chilly mornings.
The White Buffalo Bar - cozy and comfy - make sure and look up to notice the 
ceiling details.
I just love it all. 

Moments March 03 2020, 0 Comments

I woke up the other day...
Not as in from sleeping but I woke up as 
in I saw some things the other day or I guess
realized some things I hadn't realized the day before.
My niece wrote about moments and how life
is full of series of moments (very profound for a 17 year old).
I realized how important every moment is.
Literally every. single. moment.
I think I have been moving so fast for so long since
the girls were born and these businesses were created that it's been 
hard to slow down enough to realize these moments are 
fleeting - and they start to go reaaallll fast.
That's a big part of it - the speed of it all.  It truly does 
speed up the older you become.
 I don't know if I would change things as a life full of regrets is pointless
and my life's moments have each built on eachother
but to have the newfound awareness is really nice.
If you can, slow down and try to see things as moments instead of days.
Moments instead of hours.
Moments instead of minutes.
They are moments and they each make up
a part of your life.

Sleep March 02 2020, 0 Comments

I'm at a stage in life where sleep is difficult.
Not impossible, but not how it was in my teens or 20's or 30's
that's for sure.
From time to time I'll see people dosing off in public 
spaces and am so envious of how they can do just that...
completely dose while surrounded by all sorts of
distractions.  I like my age, I like this point in life, but to one
day be one of these people...I've got a little healthy jealousy going on...

Happy Ash Wednesday February 26 2020, 0 Comments


Jen February 26 2020, 0 Comments

I meannnnn, just love love Jen's style...
so simple.

The Poop Bag February 18 2020, 0 Comments

I just made up a riddle - 
What do poop bags & recyclable grocery bags have in common?
They are always left at home!
So question...when you walk your dog & forget your poop bag - what do you do?
1) Do you act like you are checking your texts or looking up at the sky 
and "didn't notice"?
2)Do you do the "fake pick up" where you bend down to pretend
you are picking it up hoping no one notices you don't have a bag?
3) Do you walk away cursing at your dog so in the case the homeowner or
neighbor is judging you at least they will know you are aware & as frustrated as they probably are - but you have no intention on going back for the post pick up
or
4) Do you get the dogs home, get a bag and go back and pick it up?
I feel like this could be a Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm episode...
Would love to take a survey of what most people do.
I did #3 this morning and I'm feeling really guilty about it.

Funerals February 18 2020, 0 Comments

One of our dear friends mother passed away
last week.  
The funeral was yesterday & the family honored her so well...it was beautiful.
I don't know about you but after funerals I start to think of 
mine - what mine would be like.  
Maybe that's nuts, maybe I'm sharing to much.  
But I do think about it.
One thing I do know is that I have got to get my act together!!!
I think someone could sum up my life in about a minute..
Somehow I need to add some time onto my eulogy...
Kind of joking but also it has made me think of what is important
at the end of our lives.
And wouldn't you know it - it always comes down to about the same few things:
Kindness
Selflessness
Love
Family
Friends
And embarrassing stories that people might remember about you...
But seriously - what a way to live...live like you're dying. 
Such a good reminder.

Fiesta Medal 2020 February 18 2020, 0 Comments

Last year The TF came out with it's first Fiesta Medal 
(which I can't believe I did because not being from San Antonio
the whole medal thing is kind of odd for me) but I do love 
how passionate people are for them.
So one of the gals that works for me (thank you Jackie)
came up with the idea of doing a medal.  So we had one of our fav artists -
Dolan Geiman-
collaborate with us to create one last year.
Well people loved them - it was awesome!
So we decided to do another one this year with local artist - Kathy Sosa - 
I just love Kathy - we have shown her work in The TF and I have also had the 
privilege of working with her for a piece for my home.
So (drum rolls please)....here is a glimpse of this years medal!
We hope you like it as much as we do!

Clever February 18 2020, 0 Comments

How clever is this....
they used a round magnet to hold utensils...

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