Monday, March 5, 2007

It's Good To Be From Texas

I got a comment the other day on one of my posts from a woman from Texas. She lives in Maryland now too but she said she's from Brehnam~ooooooooooooooooo! Brehnam is soooooo beautiful and, if I'm too far off, I believe it's near mecca~Round Top. And Brehnam is a mecca in it's own right being beautiful but also because it is home to the Best Little Creamery In Texas~~~~ Blue Bell Ice Cream!!!!!!!!!!! Ohmygosh. Now my husband is from NYC as I have mentioned so growing up he never had homemade ice cream. However, I did. And Blue Bell Ice Cream is as good as the best homemade I ever ate. It's fabulous. How much of this do you want to hear? Sorry, I didn't get that... Pictured to the left is one of the buckets of BB~my fave Dutch Chocolate~I ate the last time I went to visit my dad. Oh, he loved it, too. One of the things he missed when he and my mom lived in California. Of course I had to bring it home and "doojie" it by planting silk flowers and moss in it and placing it on our bookcase in the family room. What, did you think I would (shudder to think) put it in a closet, a drawer, not the... trash? See, this is why I'm such a happy, perky, peppy #*&%$###**@#$ because I receive such pleasure from gazing at these special things and thinking back to...and they bring me comfort. Thank you, Shelleyo.
Please remember to decorate your world with the simple things that can give you these kinds of warm fuzzies. If something has meaning to you pull it out of the drawer and call Doojies @ No.5 Interiors and for a small fee we will run over and place it in such a way that you can enjoy it and give that memory-filled item the attention it deserves. This ad was paid for by the non-profit Anna Nicole Foundation for the Decoratively Insane. No penises were cut off in the making of this ad.
And speaking of Texas, I got this photo the other day from my friend-since-junior-high, Julia who lives on the planet Houston. She's been creative all her life. The notes she passed in class were live-long keepsakes soooo...Are these not the cutest clip boards you've ever seen? She says they are all the rage down there. They still have neat areas of town where there are blocks and blocks of totally cool shops where people shop without flatbed carts. Okay, let's pack out moving vans and go... Can you just see yourself keeping up with the batting line up at your son's baseball game? You would so be the envy of all the other moms!


shelleyo said...

Oh how fun to find this post! I used to work at Blue Bell when I was in high school. Their slogan (I think still printed on each carton) "We eat all we can, and we sell the rest" is TRUE! What a great memory. Oh - and Round Top is close to Brenham, only about 20 miles away. I am going to Round Top to the antiques fair for the first time ever at the end of this month. Can't wait! I'll post pix and blog the whole adventure. Thanks again for the Blue Bell photo - it makes me happy too!

kris hurst said...

Oh these are the "cutiest" -is there a link to the site.