Let me tell you a thing or two or three about Lynn!
She was one of the first Bloggers to welcome CollectInTexas Gal to BlogLand!
Yep, that's how far Lynn and I go back!
The Vintage Nest is truly a warm and fuzzy place to visit! Lynn always has the prettiest and most unique Holiday decorations in her Vintage Nest Boutique .
Just take a look at what Lynn has for you on her Pink Saturday Post. That's right Lynn is a Pinkie.
In fact, she is in the Top Ten on Beverly's List.
I think that means she's been an Older, Veteran Longtime Pink Saturday Participant !
Speaking of Pink Saturday Participants...I want to say a Big Texas Thanks to all of Ya'll who participated in the Apronista GiveAway, and made my Featured Pink Saturday so much FUN FUN FUN with your Visits and Comments!
As Always...Thanks Beverly for Making Saturday Pink!
PS....Be careful on Trick or Treat Night! Some DingDongs are better left UnRung!
Known through out the Land....
aww heck...why not....
...Through out the Whole Wide World as the Friendliest State in the USA.
In fact it's a part of the Texas State Statuets...Govt. Code, Chapter 3101, Section 3101..004....
The State Motto of Texas
Does Your State have a Motto?
I bet it does and you can find out HERE.
Texas is also known as the Lone Star State in reference to the Texas State Flag. The flag displays a single, five-point white star on a field of blue with an upper white horizontal stripe and a lower red horizontal stripe.
As seen in this quilt block, the Texas Lone Star is the Symbol found on everything from Lone Star Beer to....well, my 'Work In Forever Progress' Texas My Texas Quilt!
The Texas Ranger Star is a 'Pieced Block' that represents the Texas Rangers Badge. For those of you who are not qulters...pieced means each piece is sewn together with inset seaming...this one done on the machine...yikes...no wonder it's still a WIP.
The row of Four Stars across the top are Pieced Friendship Star Blocks to represent Texas as the Friendship State. Ya know...there's more F words in Texas than I realized.
Now, I'm going to show Ya'll one more Block of my WIP Texas Quilt, and then I'm going to save the rest for the Letter Q....maybe I'll have it put together by then...or Not! Anyway, about this block. First of all it represents the Texas State Bird...The Mockingbird.. and it is Appliqued. Which means that the pieces are cutout, layered on top of a background and stitched down. The row under the Mockingbirds represent the Mountains of Texas and are pieced. Yep, we do have Mountains in Texas...some here in West Texas called the Davis Mountains around Fort Davis...there ya go another Letter F in Texas.
As some of you already know, I'm a Girl Raised In Texas...GRIT!
I was born in Iowa....that's it...born there!
My Mama was an Iowa Farm Gal and my Daddy a...
Fourth Generation Texan.
That makes me a
Fifth Generation GRIT
G.R.I.T = Girls Raised In Texas Know Bad Manners when they see them...
~Drinking straight outta the can.
~Not sending ThankYou Notes
~ Wearing Velvet after February
~White Shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.
~Texas Girls always say "Yes, Maam and Yes, Sir"
~Know when to ShutUp!
~Texas Girls have a distinct way with Fond Expressions... Ya'll Come Back! Well, Bless yer Hearrrt! Drop by when YaCan! How's yer Mama? Luv yer haairr!
~Texas Girls know everybody's first name Hunny, Darlin and Shugar.
So that Ya'll know I'm truly a GRIT with a Friendly Smile and Good Texas Gal Manners....'Know when to ShutUp'...I'm going to turn this Letter F Thingie over to Jenny Shugar and the Friendliest Bunch of Bloggers in Blogland.
More of The Letter F
Thanks Ya'll for Your Friendship!
PS...About this GRIT in the picture above...
3rd Grade Sherman, Texas...Mama gave me a TIGHT perm so my Haairr would look purty for school pictures...cried all the way to school, but managed a smile for the camera.
My Mama said, "Luv yer haairrr, Hunny."
My Daddy said, "Darlin, Yore mighty Purty in that Red Bandana and Cowgirl Shirt."
I said, "Whaaaaaaa!!!"
...I would have not known Jeanne of Backyard Neighbor was NOT Beverly of How Sweet The Sound!
Back in September 2009 this pretty face was on Pink Saturdays Sidebar. I just assumed it was our Beloved Hostess.
A month or so of Pink Saturdays went by and I visited Backyard Neighbor and there was our Hostess Beverly's picture.
Now, I might have been born at night, but it wasn't last night, so I figured out real quick that Beverly had TWO Blogs.....for the rest of the story click HERE.
If Not for Pink Saturday...
I would have always thought of PINK as Just Another Color.
I would not have known that Dolly Parton and I share the same Birthday Month and have so much in common....check us out HERE
If Not for Pink Saturday...I would have missed the chance to know the real meaning of Faith Hope and Charity as the Pink Saturday Participants 'Joined Hands and Organizations in Support of Humanity in Need in Haiti. Pink Saturday January 15, 2010...Joining Hands Through Faith Hope and Charity.
If Not for Pink Saturday...I would not have had the opportunity to share with Ya'll the Amazing Pinks of Texas! One of the Highlights of CollectInTexas Gal was the invitation to participate in the Artful Blogging Magazine Feature on Pink Saturday. Artful Plans for Artful Bloggin' for Artful Pink Saturday was the Post where the Celebration of Pink Saturdays Second Anniversary began.
If Not for Pink Saturday...I wouldn't be able to say that being a part of Pink Saturday has enriched not only my Blogging experience, but also my everyday life in so many ways.
Who knew that a Computer and Blogging would open up a whole new world of Writing, Art, Photography and Friendships!
Because of Pink Saturday...This Girl Raised In Texas is Blessed and Enriched Beyond Belief.
If Not for Pink Saturday...Well, I just wouldn't be here with all my Pink Craziness and Ya'll wouldn't have a chance to become a 'Texas Cowgirl Apronista'!
So, If you would like to SignUp for the Apron GiveAway.....
In your Comment .... say YES....and then a Bunch of Kudos!
If you aren't in to Aprons and GiveAways....just say a Bunch of Kudos!
That's Spanish for Welcome my Friends...(gender biased Amigas...gals)...Okay, and Amigos!
In keeping with my Texas Alphabet Theme... for the
Letter E here's the Whole Enchilada!!!
The waitress comes to our table and says...
Here's the menu! How would you like your Enchiladas? Skinny or Fat?
I look at HiHoney...he's pattin' his paunch and peerin' over his readin' specs and says....
I should have the Skinny and She should have the Fat, but I think we will both have the
WHOLE ENCHILADA Plate!
Now This is What I'm Talking About! Green Chicken Enchiladas! TexMex Style! Ole' Ya'll!
The term "TexMex" first entered the common lexicon as a nickname for the Texas-Mexican Railway, chartered in 1875.
Train schedules, published in newspapers, abbreviated the names of railroads. For example, the Missouri Pacific was called the Mo. Pac. and the Texas-Mexican was abbreviated Tex. Mex.
It was in the 1920s that the hyphenated form was used in reference to the railroad as well as to describe people of Mexican descent who were born in Texas.
Food historians claim that the first print evidence of "TexMex" in reference to food happened in 1945.
From there, TexMex restaurants slowly surfaced outside the Southwest U.S. in cities with substantial Hispanic populations.
Then TexMex went "gourmet". In the 1970s Mexican culinary expert Diana Kennedy is credited for taking this common food and making it trendy fare and a new "must-eat" cuisine.
The cuisine actually originated with the Texans of Hispanic descent or Tejanos, as a hybrid of Spanish and Mexican Indian foods when Texas was still part of New Spain and, later, of Mexico.
Served at dinner tables across the South Texas region, between San Antonio to Brownsville, this cuisine has varied little from its earliest origins and was heavily influenced by the cuisine in the neighboring northern states of Mexico. Originally, TexMex started with a taste for cabrito (kid goat), barbacoa (barbecued cow heads), carne seca (dried beef), and other products of cattle culture that were common on both sides of the Rio Grande during that period.
OOPS! Sorry Ya'll....I should have put up a RedHotChili Flag on that last sentence!
We're use to the Cabrito and Barbacoa here in Texas....Yankees....not so much!
Here's what ya drink with the Whole Enchilada Plate!
What's To Know About Margaritas!
Choosing the right tequila is the key to creating the perfect margarita recipe.
Tequila is required to be at least 51% agave. Premium tequila has the best taste and quality.
It is made with 100% blue agave juices and must be distilled and bottled in Mexico.
"Tequila 100% de Agave" or "Tequila 100% puro de Agave" must comply with strict Mexican government regulations.
Now, Mi Amigas and Amigos....Here's what you Do AFTER you've had the Whole Enchilada Plate and a couple of Primo Margaritas. Turn Up Your Volume!
Now, I bet you are ready to grab your HiHoney and TexMex FreeStyleSpin your way over to Jennys.
For More of the Letter E
PS...Just so Ya'll know...It takes more than a couple of Margaritas for HiHoney to do The Inside Turn and after that he's really Looped for The Loop! We usually leave The Hurricane for our last few Dance Steps....out the door! Ole'!!!
PPS...I swear I didn't have any Tequila when I did the Margarita photo!