Thursday, June 30, 2011

Guest Blogger Friday!! Come on in, door is open!

Hi Friends!  Thank you so much to Valarie for inviting
me over to Glimpse of My World today.

I've been reading Valarie's blog for awhile now. 

Love! Love! Love!

I will confess that I stalked met Valarie once last year when my

friend and I went to the McKinney Home and Garden Tours.

She's a real sweetheart.

Poofing the Pillows is an outlet for me. 

Like many of you I enjoy many things centered around home.My husband and I are gardening buddies. We can often be found at the nursery or in the backyard on the weekends.

He's the best! 

  I point and he really it's a completely equal partnership.

We love good homemade food.  That's the best kind, right? 

Here's a cool our family we've been making a fudge pie for a long time.

The recipe came from The Typically Texas Cookbook.

I posted the pie recipe and gave credit to the person who published it.

Later, her family member wrote to me and said she found the blog link through a Google search for her family member.  If I'm remembering correctly it was her grand daughter. Isn't that fun?

You never know who might read what you write.
Decorating is fun to me.

It's hard for me to make decisions though so I'm S L O W.

Blogging is a way for me to peek in windows and see how you are decorating.

Admit feel the same way.

Come over sometime and say hi to me. I'd love to meet you.  ;)

P.S. Thank you Stacey for guest blogging for me today!! Leaving town early this morning! Alot of things to do on the ol' wedding check list. Be Back Monday!! (with lots of pictures!!) 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

final check lists- 4 days away!!!!

Check lists!! and another check list! We will be packing up tomorrow and heading out to beautiful east texas where my daughter will get married on Sunday! Lake side wedding 8 pm.. hot as he@#$!!  It will be a beautiful view!!  
Today we did a trail run on her beautiful blonde hair!! More to come!  xxox,

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Charming & Eclectic - 1930's Bungalow

Thought about living in Austin Texas?? State capital of Texas! Home of University of Texas and the Texas Longhorns!! Well... a peer realtor just listed this adorable cottage in the hip heart of downtown Austin.  Only 1072 sq feet priced at 339k!  

Stinkin' cute right??? 
Happy Day! 

Monday, June 27, 2011


You are welcome here anytime! Happy Monday!! 


Saturday, June 25, 2011

"She Travels Well: Valarie Kerby"

Can I be vain for this post only? Thanks!  

The silver beauty is going to have an article written about her in the "local townsquare buzz"  today. The writer Michele, adorable and amazing... read the sweet story below!! Thank you Michele! 

What do you get when you take a Lone Star lady, mix in a generous amount of gypsy spirit, an impeccable sense of whimsical style, and a ’63 Silver Streak trailer?  Answer:  Getaway Gal #78. 

How about if you add in a camera, a lap-top and the ability to spin a tale?  Answer:  The Trailer Gal, author of the popular “Glimpse of My World” blog. 

So what’s the answer if  you throw in a crisp blue cottage, with a backyard brimming with vintage eye-candy, outdoor living spaces where you want to, you know, live, blooming flowers, and something beautiful to look at no matter where you turn your gaze?  Answer:  McKinney’s Valarie Kerby, aka Getaway Gal#78 et al.

“I’m a gypsy at heart,” says Kerby, as she graciously escorts TSB on a guided tour of her newest love, The Serendipity Gypsy, a 1963 Silver Streak trailer, which she with husband Tim have lovingly restored. 

“She’s small, but she’s very sassy,” says Kerby, “When we bought her, she was a nightmare and a mess.  We gutted most of it, but kept everything original.  I just love her.  I got her in October and have taken her out several times.”

With the Serendipity Gypsy securely hitched behind her, Kerby likes to hit the road with the Texas-based all girls camping club, The Getaway Gals. 

The Getaway Gals Camping Club was founded in January 2011 by Dixie Taylor of Athens, Texas.  The no-dues club plans girls only trips every four to five weeks per year with the primary focus being fun, food, and hanging out with the girls.  Many of the trips are in conjunction with festivals or special events, giving the ladies and opportunity to do more than sit around the campfire if the mood strikes. 

“We take trips all over Texas,” says Kerby, “We’re just a bunch of girls from Texas and Oklahoma who like to go!”

Even when parked in the driveway of her cottage nestled in the heart of McKinney’s Historic District,  Kerby enjoys her little gypsy hut, as she calls it, and apparently, so do others. 
“It all started when we did a photo session with our kids,” says Kerby, “Before long, we received a request from a photographer to use our trailer and backyard for a photo shoot.  Then another photographer called asking.   Now, several photographers have been out.  One even did a whole vintage photo shoot with models.  It was a neat experience.” 

When not on the road with the Getaway Gals or hosting photogs at home, Kerby and the Serendipity Gypsy can be found hitched up and ready to roll, sharing the love with folks having pasture weddings, or doing photo shoots in fields of bluebonnets and wheat fields. 

“She travels well,” says Kerby of the Serendipity Gypsy, “I just love her.”

My guess is the Serendipity Gypsy would say the same.
Thanks for letting me share a moment in the spotlight with you!! 
Have a happy Saturday!! 


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guest Blogger Friday!! Come on in, door is open!

Please welcome Laura - Laura has an amazing blog-
Hello Everyone-

I was so pleased and honored when Valarie

invited me to do a guest post today.

She is a generous and gracious Texas
blog host,

and in the spirit of visiting,

I brought something to share!

Ranch Recipe #5

 (my parents, 1950, Tecalitlan, Mexico)

Ranch Recipes are my way of sharing

my memories of growing up in South Texas

and the traditions and fun we shared as a family-

with good friends and good food.

 (My house is your house.)

simple green salad topped with avocado slices
and served with homemade Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
hot bread and butter
Enchilada Casserole
2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 stick butter
1 onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1  8 0z. can taco sauce
1   15 oz. can enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg. corn tortillas

Brown ground beef and drain.
Saute onion in butter and add to the ground beef.
Add sauces and soups to beef mixture and combine.
Layer all ingredients, including the tortillas,
which you have torn into fourths,
in a 9x13 pan.
Note : the last layer before topping the casserole with cheese should be the beef mixture.
Cover with the cheese and bake at 350 degrees for
30 minutes.

PS.  It rained in South Texas this week.
Woo hoo!

Thank you for guest blogging for me on GUEST BLOGGER FRIDAY Laura!! 
Love the yummy recipe!!
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