Backyard Chickens: A Confession

We interrupt this series of updates on Round Top to bring you this special report: I have a favorite chicken. There. I said it. And I feel much better. Kind of. You see, we lost Edwina last week to the steely jaws and cat-like reflexes of, well, a neighborhood cat. She was a good chicken […]

Well, well. Wellies!

source This weekend I actually got to pull out my wellies (that’s British for rubber boots, y’all) and wear them at Round Top. For a west Texas girl, it’s quite a thrill, I assure you. Anyway, Saturday the heavens opened up. Like, really opened up. The result was a nice, muddy mess at all the antique […]

Round Top: Little Fabulous House on the Prairie & Rachel Ashwell

Thursday morning Holly and I had a great time winding our way along Highway 237 checking out all the great antique shows. It was a bit hot and steamy that day, so we decided to stop at Rachel Ashwell’s bed and breakfast, The Prairie. Driving up the road, we were greeted by this enchanting sight. […]

Round Top: Pie Haven? It’s Pie Heaven!

Yesterday morning Holly and I enjoyed a cup of coffee and a leisurely breakfast (mostly because I had to stop every few minutes and pet her new honed marble countertops-sigh) then headed out for a day of fun. Of course we had to fuel up before we could get busy, so we stopped at Pie […]

Round Top or Bust

I am finally getting to go to Round Top this year! And the best part? I’ll get to be there with Holly, my long-time friend and certified Round Top expert! Win-win! Lots of chatter, coffee, fabric samples, and antique goodness that stretches on for miles and miles from Brenham to Warrenton. If that’s not enough to geek out […]

DIY Body Scrub

Here’s another little something to go with the lotion bars and bath salts we’ve already made. A nice, invigorating sugar body scrub. And don’t worry, it’s a quick and easy project you can whip up this weekend, so gather up the goods and let’s go! You’ll need: The usual suspects: olive oil, Vitamin E oil […]

Bathroom Bliss

We are still trying to bring our new home to some sort of order, but it is happening quite slowly. As I’ve said before, I’m ok with it as long as I find little corners of the house that are put together and put a smile on my face. Here’s a little peek at one […]