Friday, September 11, 2009


It is hard not to remember where you were 8 years ago on this date. I woke up late and was missing my poly sci class because I had the flu. Of course I would be sick on one of the most historic days in history. I woke up that morning and turned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit the tower. It still seems very surreal. I called my husband (my fiance at the time) and asked him what had just happened, being that I was not quite myself thanks to the medicine I was on, and he filled me in.

I am sure we all have our stories and know people who's lives were touched directly and I would love for you to share them. But I would also like to take a moment and remember the fallen from that day, and say a prayer for their family and friends as they remember as well.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

State Fair of Texas

I spent the last 8 years living in Texas just north of Dallas, where fried food is KING. Especially this time of year. The State Fair of Texas is just around the corner. If you know nothing about this fair, know this: they actually hold a contest between the food vendors on who has the most inventive NEW fried food. A couple years ago it was fried coke! Yes, you heard me fried coke, and it was delish. One of this year's contenders is fried butter. (see the rest here) Everything is better with butter right? Well Abel Gonzales Jr. seems to think so and he maybe right, he has won the Big Tex Choice Award for best new food several times. So if you happen to be in the Dallas area from Sept 25-Oct 18. Make your way over to the fair and enjoy some good fried food as well as some of the other attractions there.

Also, let me know which one(s) you are going to try, or tried...I won't be making it down there this year and would love to know what you all think of the new creations.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Creative Walk

This morning while I was on Twitter someone was asking how do you get the creative juices flowing? A great question. Most of us don't take the time to figure out how we do what we do, we just do it. The problem with that is we tend to get in a rut. (even if we don't know it) My suggestion was a simple one. Get out, take a walk and sketch (or take pics) of the color combinations that you see. What better way to get ready for the fall colors than to take your inspiration straight from nature!

I liked my idea so much that I took my own advice and set off with my 2 year old and we took pictures. But instead of taking pictures of what I found interesting I took pictures of things that drew his attention. He loved this, he figured out what I was doing right away and starting pointing out all kinds of things and helping take the pictures too!

I love when I am able to include my son in what I am doing, if you are a parent you totally understand what I mean. So below is a few of the things we stopped and took pictures of, I hope you find them as inspiring as we did.

I would love to know what you do to get your creative juices flowing too. Feel free to share what you do or what you do to get your kids involved in the creative process.