those of you that know us, know we are pretty big Red Raider fans, woohoo Go Tech!!!
and i've got a love for the arts, its in the blood-- from both sides of my family.
so, i figure-- since we dont live in lubbock anymore, i'd bring a little bit of lubbock to our home...
this is what you see when you open the garage door to park your car...
i mean, go big or go home...right?
i painted it for husband for his "father's day" present from Coach,
i'm not sure why, but i'm really not much into fall...........
how did this happen?
i have no idea, its just not my thing.
i dont really even decorate for it, and if you know me, you know i love to decorate and change things up! so, why not fall? --no idea, i just go straight from summer to wanting Christmas.
it makes me sad though, i go to people's houses and see all their precious fall decorations, and all the adorable pumpkins and i think "i could do this....." but there is no motivation. i just want to put my tree up!
maybe i should just force myself to do it.
maybe i'm missing the "fall" in my dna.
maybe i'm crazy.
sigh, who knows. i want to love fall. i do like the caramel apple spice drinks @ starbucks, but i love wassail at Christmas. i like pumpkins, but i LOVE snowflakes.
i like turkey and dressing, but i LOVE holiday&Christmas parties.
what i do love about fall--THE CLOTHES:
jeans and boots.
scarves and boots.
hats and boots.
flats and coats.
chic football outfits!
oh how i love some fall style. is that a redeeming quality for those of you that are steaming mad at me for being a fall party pooper??!??
how cute & cozy!!!
sigh, maybe i'll try some fall decor this season... maybe not. who knows.
but, i never feel its all that appropriate to run around celebrating on a day that caused so many people's lives to be turned upside down. i just feel for those who lost family and friends. needless to say, i felt so blessed to be alive, be an American, and be surrounded by so many people that i love dearly!
where was i on 9-11-01... i was 16, at the dmv, to get my drivers license. the lady doing my eye exam told me there was a plane crash in new york, and that was all she knew. by the time i had driven to school, it had become clear what had happened, and from there is was a somber day.
it still blows my mind that its been 10 years. sigh, so much has happened and so much has changed, but i will never forget!
so, here was 9-11-11
drew's parents did my birthday dinner early, it was delicious, as always, and my sweet father in law picked out adorable princess cupcakes with tiara ring toppers for me (and made me homemade peach ice cream ... oh my that makes me happy!) i was recovering from a cold, so i didnt take any pics, as i looked ill.
but here are a couple from later in the week:
hubby took me to dinner at one of our fav local LBK places
yikes, i look 10 years older!!!
then sunday church, lunch, and i got a cooking lesson from my mama.
i've wanted to learn a family recipe that was passed down from my grandmother, and so for my "birthday dinner" i asked for the lesson to go with it.
woohoo, it turned out great, but i have no pics to prove it!
and sweet mama made me a yummy red velvet cake,
she always tints the frosting pink for me,
but this year she decorated my pretty cake!
isnt it fab!?!
it was a very pink day, and i got to spend it with family!
So, as of late my "secret room" (its my craft room, drew just nicknamed it the "secret room where no boys are allowed") ...anyway, my craft room has been quite the hot spot!!!
I've got big news coming up about my crafty endeavors, but until then... i'll leave you with my shameless plug of my own stuff (pathetic, or what!) but i figure as long as there are pics, its better than nothing!
I'm not even going to lie, these have been super fun... yes, even the ones for "other" colleges. Of course, the TEXAS TECH hangers are the most fun, but i can respect those who have attended different universities wanting to show their school spirit. Ta-Da.... collegiate hangers!!!
set of 5 Texas Tech hangers
love me some red & black
white masked rider hanger!
black on black sequins, woohoo!!!
Set of 5 University of Texas hangers
pretty pearl necklace with longhorn charm
burnt orange + white
Set of 3 Texas A&M hangers
close up: A&M logo, 12th Man, and "Gig 'Em" thumb
yep, i had to buy maroon paint to do these, its not a color i keep around.