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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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