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New planter--Lets all keep our fingers crossed it doesnt come crashing down out of the ceiling!

New planter--Lets all keep our fingers crossed it doesn't come crashing down out of the ceiling!

How great is this planter!?  A gift from my mother, I got this planter about two weeks ago and I have been obsessed with it for even longer!  Some friends of ours have a neighbor that has a planter very similar to this one that I have had my eye on since we met them in February. I have been so intrigued by it and thought it the most clever way to display their plants! Mom and I spotted one in Ellis Pottery when we were shopping for Texas mums and I had to take it home with me.  They have the hanging variety (which was my choice) and they also make a stand that sits on the ground and essentially does the same thing. I’m not going to lie to you.  I am a little scared that this first go around might have a disastrous fate as it’s heavy as lead and even though the hook it’s hanging on appears to be holding the weight just fine, I am a little apprehensious.

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Sledd Nursery

Sledd Nursery, Austin, TX

Mr. Fancy Pants and I had quite the adventure on Sunday afternoon.  We discovered some great places in Austin that we’d never been before!  That’s one of the things that I have grown to love about Austin, or big cities I guess, is how you can live here for years and never see it all.  I feel like there is always a new leaf to uncover if I feel the need for an adventure.

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Hello all!  Life has gotten in the way lately and I had taken a hiatus from my little blog but I am back with much to share!  Thanks for you patience and check back for lots of exciting posts this week!

25 Years of Pleasant Grove High School Showstoppers

25 Years of Pleasant Grove High School Showstoppers

Two weekends ago, Mr. Fancy Pants and I made the trip to Texarkana, TX (our hometown) to attend the first football game in our high school alma mater’s new football stadium.  Exciting stuff you guys!

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Acapulco Dishes

My Acapulco Dish Collection

Not until I got married did I really understand the phrase, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.  I am always interested to know what kinds of things are passed down from family member to family member.  Some kids get furniture, some get jewelry, some get money…what is my inheritance? Dishes!  Not really, however, considering that I am an only child, there will be many many things that I inherit from my parents that I will always cherish.  That said, there are a few things that will always be my favorites one of which is our collection of Villeroy & Boch Acapulco dishes.  All my life I have loved these dishes and I have no good reason why other than because my grandmother and mother had them.  Like I’ve said before, I am a sucker for anything old or vintage.  I’m not really sure what the story is behind these dishes but they’re old and you cannot find them anymore so that makes them perfect in my book!

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Mrs. Fancy Pants with our 18 pound Fairy Tale pumpkin

Mrs. Fancy Pants with our 18.35 pound Fairy Tale pumpkin

Mr. and Mrs. Fancy Pants on the hayride

Mr. and Mrs. Fancy Pants on the hayride

Mr. Fancy Pants and I made the trip out to Sweet Berry Farms on Sunday afternoon. Granted, I was so excited about this trip after a week of built up anticipation and honestly expected to be a little let down by the whole experience.  I am happy to say that this was not the case–not even bit.  It was a rainy afternoon in Central Texas and it drizzled on us off and on for the two hours we spent on the farm, however, both of us agreed afterwards it didn’t bother us a bit!  This place was a Mecca of fall fun!  As you can presumably tell already, I am a HUGE sucker for holidays, decorating, seasonal spirit and the like; and maybe I was skipping towards the entrance of the farm with my hair in pig-tails right along-side a herd of 4 year olds, but even the Ebenezer Scrooge of fall (if there was such a thing) would leave with happy memories from Sweet Berry Farm.

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Beautiful Fall Foliage

Even though it’s still 400 degrees outside here in Austin, TX, my fall spirit is in full swing.  This will be mine and Mr. Fancy Pants’ first fall in Austin.  I will say, I didn’t think there would be a huge difference in between here and Northeast Texas where we both grew up, however, i am quickly realizing that there is.  By now in our good-ole hometown of Texarkana, TX it’s at least five to ten degrees cooler than it is here.  One of my favorite things about fall is how beautiful everything is when the leaves change and begin to fall off the trees.  With all of the color, I think it’s one of the times in the year that the world around me looks its best; it’s like the rare days that I actually take the time to put on make up–it’s amazing what a little color will do.  Ha.  Back to the leaves, apparently don’t change into such beautiful colors here.  From what I gather they go from green to brown to dead.  However, don’t be dismayed, I have plenty of enthusiasm stored up to get me through.

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