Saturday, November 19, 2011


Fall in Alabama is amazing. It is beautiful outside. Creighton is busy building a tree house. I am busy working on my hen house (photos forthcoming). But today I am dreaming of our backyard outdoor living room.
This is the nearly blank slate we have to start with:

Plans for my fireplace: Hopefully it will look more like this:

And when we are done with the whole project, I am envisioning something like this:

Lots of plans in the works here at the Texas Embassy. I will keep you updated.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Obsession de jour: Tostitos Restaurant Style Salsa

Have you tasted this stuff? I could drink it right out of the jar.
I could dip kitty litter crackers in this and it would be transcendent.
I have literally consumed an entire jar in one sitting.