So the hubby and I went to the Gypsy Picnic at Auditorium Shores. It was quite a treat! We waited in the longest line for probably an hour to get our $3 sample from Kronic Krave Arepas. It was darn tasty and we will definitely eat there again. Here are some pics I took of our journey to the Gypsy picnic...
Where we parked we encountered a few 'wild' parrots.
Then there were the awesome buildings of downtown Austin.
I just love the Frost Tower, it's said it looks like an owl.
This Peace sign is painted on the side of Turf And Surf at the Gypsy Picnic.
I finally have my second Etsy shop up and running. Only three items for sale so far, but I am about to add more. I'm starting with old souvenir state plates, mostly from the 1960's. I will also be adding Southern Living cook books, if I can find the ones 20+ years old . And I will also be selling vintage clam shell/mother-of-pearl buttons, which would be fabulous for all your crafting needs!
Stop by when you get a chance, and please check back often as I will be adding lots of lovely things. :)
I've recently been inspired to start taking pics of the hidden beauty around me, that may otherwise go unnoticed. I spent a little time in my backyard snapping away. Here's what I found:
I'm growing fresh herbs, Basil and Parsley. And my aloe plant has gotten huge and sprouted babies!
My hubby recently repainted the outside of the house. I shot these pics in the early morning and the hue of the sky, while gorgeous, doesn't really bring out the brilliant color. Anyway, I thought my Sun and Star looked awesome against the background of my newly painted house. :)
I really liked the texture and lines of this shot. My hubby attached his weather station to a 'W' I got from an old grocery store sign.
Last, we have my babies, Heidi and Ruby. I shot Heidi in front of my husband;s favorite tree, his Bald Cypress. And Ruby is on alert at the back fence.
The name I selected for my second Etsy shop is: Nomadic Nostalgia. This is based on suggestions from Mary Arbuckle who is the lucky winner of $20 towards anything in my handmade jewelry shop on Etsy, My Shining Star Designs.
Mary provided the 'Nostalgia' and I added 'Nomadic' based on the many souvenir state plates I will be selling.
I am super excited to begin filling this new Etsy shop. I will let you all know as soon as it's ready! :)
I love Love LOVE creating Etsy treasuries featuring the incredible and unique artists of Etsy. In one of my recent treasuries I added a cork necklace by http://www.etsy.com/shop/uncorked and in turn discovered her blog. I read a three part series of extremely invaluable Etsy Success Tips on how to stand out. I want to share it with my blog followers! I know you will find it as enlightening as I have.