Showing posts with label Texas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Texas. Show all posts

Monday, October 10, 2011

Dominic's first field trip...Old MacDonald's Farm!

Dominic went on his first field trip this past Friday. His class went to Old MacDonald’s Farm. Since I'm not working right now, I volunteered to be a chaperone. Dominic got to ride to the field trip on a school bus, which he was very excited about. I drove my car and met his class at Old MacDonald’s Farm.
I arrived before the school bus and went inside the farm and waited near the duck pond. There was this really cool Emu living inside the pond with the ducks. I asked the people at the front desk about the Emu and they said someone gave them the Emu when he was really little and they didn't really want him or know what to do with him. They ended up taking him and putting him inside the duck pond. They said he's been there since.
I waited for about fifteen minutes and Dominic's class finally arrived. His teacher split the class up into small groups consisting of 4-5 students. My group had four students (Dominic included). The first thing they wanted to do was play at the playground. We played there for a few minutes and then walked around and looked at the animals.
The first animals we went to see were the Llama's. One of the little boys in our group walked right up to the caged area where the Llama's were and the Llama spit at his face. I wasn't aware that Llama's spit. I felt really bad, but he was fine and didn't cry, thank goodness!
The kids rode horses...
and saw cows, pigs and sheep!
They even got to ride a train around the farm!
After we rode the train, it was time for the kids to head back to the pavilion to eat lunch. I started passing out the picnic lunches Dominic's teacher brought for the kids. Not all of the groups were back to the pavilion yet, but I thought I would go ahead and feed the kids who were there to save time.
After lunch, the kids got to go to the pumpkin patch and choose a pumpkin to take home with them. If you live in Houston or the surrounding area and are looking for something fun to do with your kids, I highly recommend Old MacDonald’s Farm.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Interview with Audrey and Josh of HarBenger Duo

I was on Etsy a few weeks ago and happened to go directly to the front page and not my shop page. I noticed this really super cool chair on Etsy's page by HarBenger Duo. It turns out they are a husband and wife team from my home town, Houston, Texas. I sent them a message and asked them if they would like to be featured on my blog and was really happy when they said yes. Thank you Audrey and Josh!

Tell us a little about yourselves:

We are a Houston based, husband/wife team designing and building modern furniture.

When did you first start crafting/designing furniture?

Josh began designing and fabricating products for a home accessories manufacturer in Baton Rouge, LA while attending the School of Interior Design at LSU. There he met Audrey in a furniture design class. Since then, pretty much inseparable.

Cart chair $400 available at HarBenger Duo

Please describe your work in detail. What's your favorite type of design?

We draw heavily on Danish and American modern design.

How has your work evolved from your earlier work?

Trick question. This is our early work!

Where do you get your inspiration?

We are inspired by the typical things: nature, bicycles, science fiction, things that fly.

Hammock Coffee table $650 available at HarBenger Duo

Where are your products sold (online/stores)?

We currently sell Harbenger Duo products through our Etsy shop. While our home accessories arm sells Edie's Lab products through Edie’s Lab on Etsy.

What advice can you give other designers when selling their items?

If someone is offering advice, we could use some!

Ornate Walnut Mirror $96 available at Edie’s Lab

Describe yourself in three words:

Interested, obsessive, other wise normal

Is there is anything else you'd like to share with us?


Retro Modern Wood Letters A-Z $15 available at Edie’s Lab

You can find Audrey and Josh of HarBenger Duo and Edie’s Lab online at the following places:

Harbenger Duo’s own site
HarBenger Duo on Etsy
Edie’s Lab on Etsy
Harbenger Duo’s blog
Edie’s Lab blog

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Vintage for sale in Houston, TX Lone Star Vintage Clothing

Lone Star Vintage Clothing - your home for Texas vintage clothing and accessories has just listed many new vintage clothing and accessories items for sale.

All store items are currently 10% off. This offer does not include auction items, ONLY items in our store.

We have many super cute 50's wiggle dresses, 50s cocktail swing dress, vintage 40's & 50’s suits, and tons of other cute vintage items.

We are also offering free domestic shipping on orders of $75 or more. Please visit our store for additional details. Please visit as many auction items are ending tomorrow!
Visit Lone Star Vintage Clothing. All domestic orders over $75 get free shipping. All store inventory is currently 10% off.

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Shop Lone Star Vintage Clothing-save 10% on store inventory.

We've added tons of new listings in the past two days and will be adding additional vintage clothing later this week.

New items this week (Week of November 4, 2007):

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Vintage clothing addiction in Houston, Texas

So I've come to the conclusion that I am no different than a drug addict. I guess if you have an addictive personality like I do, you will and can become addicted to just about anything. Although my addiction does not cause physical harm to my body, it makes me completely crazy that I always go to sales and if there are vintage clothes, I usually end up buying something that I did not really need in the first place.

All of the vintage clothing that I sell hangs in the closet that I share with my son and his father. Today, the bar that our clothing hangs on literally came off of the wall and all of the clothing is now sitting in piles on my floor. Justin is at Home Depot right now trying to figure out what we can do to fix this mess. I've also gone through my things now since they are not in the closet and I am going to "lot" all of the things that I think will be easy to sell and donate the other stuff.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Orange Show Houston, Texas

Okay, so I have heard about the Orange Show here in Houston, Texas for a very long time however, I have never been, until last night.

The Orange Show is a huge fundraiser for artists. They are affiliated with the Art Car Parade and a lot of other art things. The purpose of the Orange Show is to raise money for artists. It is more of a social gathering than anything, but it was fun to go none the less!

I wore one of my new vintage black 50's cocktail dresses and my vintage cord bag as well as my vintage choker. I'm selling the dress in my store, but I had to wear it to the event.

For more info on the Orange Show, please visit

Me in my dress:

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