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life in the country

  • why dream ordinary.

    there’s a little place here in round top that we love to go… with a little quote that we love to read… the round top library. a place for families, a place for peace.…

    February 29, 2012
  • if you build it…

    i remember the day i quit my  job as an academic advisor at TeXAS A&M…i remember sitting before my graduate committee, finishing my masters degree in health & nutrition…and then telling our department head…

    January 26, 2012
  • eastbound & down.

    our latest roadtrip took us eastbound & down. to the deep south. to the land of grits and fried chicken livers and good ole southern hospitality. GeoRGIA, the griswalds…errr, i mean junk gypsies are…

    January 17, 2012
  • fleamarket morning.

    i stumbled upon an old word document the other day…a little something i wrote several years back about the mystic of fleamarket mornings. some things have changed since i wrote this…(i.e. we no longer stay in…

    September 21, 2011
  • dashboard therapy.

    maybe this is the reason they call it the dog days of summer. maybe it’s the convection-oven heat here in texas, the desert-like dryness, or maybe it’s just good-ole writers block…but i was starting to feel…

    August 8, 2011
  • a griswald kind o’ year…

    read on for a much-belated update regarding the JUNK GypSY TV series…let’s start at the beginning… june 2010: after months and months (actually years) of family discussions, we headed out to CaLIFORniA where we had our…

    May 26, 2011
  • happy thoughts.

    when amie left for college, we started this little thing between the 2 of us…we would send each other happy thoughts. our happy thoughts would be anything from the lyrics to mississippi squirrel revival by…

    May 6, 2011
  • the PRaiRIE by RaCHeL AShWeLL…welcome to town.

    rachel ashwell. the world-famous rachel ashwell. the trailblazin’, pioneering, globetrottin’ rachel ashwell. creator of shabby chic, shabby chic couture, and simply shabby chic for target stores. author of multiple design books, lover of all things…

    March 17, 2011