Friday, November 21, 2008

Nestting Vintage Market

Recently we participated in the Nestting vintage Market. This is a monthly market that is opened the 2nd full weekend of each month. (except for winter months) Check the website for calender and directions.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

English Toffee

English Toffee

1/2 lb real butter
1 cup brown sugar

Melt butter and brown sugar together on medium heat. Cook to 295 using a candy thermometer,stir constantly. Pour toffee onto a cookie sheet over 1/2 cup crushed nuts. (nuts optional) Using either 2 Hershey's chocolate bars or milk chocolate chips sprinkle over hot toffee. Let the chocolate melt and spread over the top. Nuts could be sprinkled over the top as well. Let toffee cool and break into bite sized pieces. Yummm!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Road Trip part 2

Fort Worth Stockyards cattle drive.

Billy Bobs worlds largest honkey tonk.American Girl Doll store in Dallas. Oh my gosh!!! This is a must, no matter how old you are. The store is amazing, filled to the brim with pure delight for all ages! My daughter brought her Samantha doll all the way from Wa with her just to get her hair done and to have lunch with her. They cater to the girls and their dolls right down to a mini sized menu for your doll and a tiny chair for her to sit at the table. The sweet potato fries are to die for!

New outfit and hairstyle for Samantha!

Road Trip

Oh, it has been awhile since we last posted. We really need to get better at this blog thing.
Soooo..... we will update you on some of our adventures over the past few months.

On our most recent trip to Texas in July, we went to a peach festival in Weatherford. We had some most delicious homemade peach ice cream and some really yummy peach cobbler. The streets in downtown Weatherford were filled with vendors selling everything peachy to those selling tutus for American Girls Dolls. It was so hot and not much shade made it almost unbearable, but we managed to push on. There was shopping to be done after all! We managed to find a shop with air conditioning and made our way inside. Kathy bought some adorable little plates with cute flowers and red trim... so cute! She also found this pattern for little Dutch boy and girl clothes.
Next we ventured back out into the heat, and almost instantly we both saw the cutest furniture sitting outside of an adorable little shop. We made a bee line through the crowd of people to see what had caught our eye. Once there we met two of the nicest people. Amy and Teresa a monther daught team who own the shop. We had such a good time talking to them and looking at all of the treasures in their shop. Kathy ended up purchasing a wicker rocking chair which luckliy fit in the car and made it home with us. I guess that it was just ment to be, because it just barely fit in the car with all of our other goddies that we bought along the way.