Crafts and Mexico Visit and the Garden in December

Okay, where to start. Maybe  Thanksgiving makes sense. We went out of town for Thanksgiving, which was fun- but a definite high point was getting to go to Mexico for an afternoon with my husband and his brother and my sister in law. (brother and sister in law? Husband's brother and wife? How to freaking …

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Keepsake Bundt Cake Uptake Outbreak

(Also words that rhyme w/ bundt cake that I wish I had worked into the title somehow: pepper steak, milk snake, heartache, daybreak and disc break.) Forgive your punch-drunk tired blogger over here- I was up with an inexplicably awake toddler almost all night. She wasn't sick (though she had been earlier in the week, …

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The Texas Garden in November, Mostly Citrus Edition

Happy to report there have been no more dead possum incidents, though the dog has started digging in the garden... so couple solid weeks of "that's a bad dog" around here. It isn't too bad- he's picked spots that needed to be turned over, so if he would just stop kicking the dirt into the …

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That’s September for Ya- County Fair, Gomphrenas, and Bundt Cake

September is almost over and you can finally feel it. It's "cooled off" to only the high nineties most days, no more the 100 degree plus days of July and August, and we've finally had some rain. The plants all look in better shape, with less wilting and more new growth pretty much all around. …

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