Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Social

Did you sleepwalk as a child?

Thankfully I never did that. Sleepwalkers always freaked me out though because I once watched a show about sleep walking and all the crazy things that they can do. It mainly talked about the brain activity and the different stages. Apparently when someone is sleep walking the part of the brain that controls socialization is turned off. The show also talked about court cases where people have murdered someone in their sleep. Talk about scary! I remember one in particular where a mother claimed to have killed her husband and both of her children while she was sleeping. She was found not guilty, but I don't know if I would agree with that. I understand walking around and looking through drawers of stuff, but KILLING someone seems a little too challenging to do in your sleep. Apparently there a lot of cases like this though.

my perception of sleep walkers:


homicidal sleepwalking cases

Did you ever try to run away or sneak out of your house?

Heck no! For one thing I was never one to think I could survive without my parents help when I was little. Not to mention I would never want to. I had cable and a computer in my room. What else could a kid ask for?! Running away was never a desire of mine. And that's a good thing because I would have been grounded for life if I ever did and my parents found out....and my dad definitely would have found out. You can't sneak anything past my dad.

Did you have any imaginary friends?

No, not that I remember. I am sure I did at one point though. Doesn't every kid?

Did you ever go toilet papering?

A few times. I have never had any upper body strength so I could never throw the toilet paper high enough to get caught in the trees. I would always be assigned to wrap the bushes so I never had a real interest in it.

Did you ever sneak TV shows you weren't allowed to watch?

I think I mentioned this in a past post, but I was never allowed to watch The Osbournes or Big Brother. Correction. My dad never let me watch them. When he would finally go to sleep my mom would let me stay up with her and watch them though. While The Osbournes are no longer on TV, we now watch Big Brother ever summer together as a family.

Sunday Social

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Back to Blogging & Marburger Farms

I have been terrible about blogging recently. With everything in my life changing I haven't even thought about blogging to be honest. From getting engaged, buying a house and starting a new job blogging hasn't even been a thought. I haven't even been reading blogs I have been following for a long time. I have been terrible really.

me and my fiancé

I miss blogging. I miss reading blogs even more. There are so many things I would have never thought of or seen without reading other peoples blogs. So, I have decided to start back up.

A few weeks ago my mom and I went to the Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas. It is basically tents covering 43 acres of land in a small Texas city. Twice a year over 300 antique dealers come from all over the world. They bring everything from furniture, rugs, pots, trinkets, homemade jellies and hot sauces, candles, clothes, countless home decor items and animals. You name it, you will find it there.

This year my mom and I stumbled across these beautiful pillows.

I have been looking for some colorful pillows to jazz up my otherwise boring white linen couch and chairs. After drooling over them it occurred to me to check the price. Wait for it.....$120 for the longer pillow and $95 for the little pillow! AND that was just for the pillow case. For $120 that didn't include the pillow insert. Everyone that knows me knows that I am cheap. $120 for a pillow is unheard of and even if I had millions I wouldn't pay that.

After choking on my water and carefully putting the pillow cases down so I wouldn't snag them and somehow end up having to pay for them I noticed a sale sign. My favorite four letter word. S.A.L.E. I ended up paying $50 for the larger one and $35 for the smaller one. Don't get me wrong. I still think that is crazy expensive for just a pillow case, but they are from Turkey and they are 100% silk.  I did my best to justify this as I knew my fiancé would die inside if I paid this much. But, the vendor did fly all the way to Turkey and pick out all of the fabric by hand.

I could have easily gone to Marshall's and found pillows similar to these for much less, but I really loved these. Plus these are silk. Long story short I ended up buying them and a few other little things for the house.

After spending all day walking around and shopping my mom and I decided to make a little detour on the way back to Houston. We stopped in Brenham and went to a little restaurant we always go to when we are there. It Must Be Heaven. We both ended up ordering a piece of lemon cream pie and my mom got a coffee.

We were going to go shopping at all of the cute little stores there, but the whole town shuts down at 5.

Today I went to Jo Ann's and bought the stuffing for my pillows. It took awhile to really fluff up the stuffing, but I am done and can finally enjoy looking at them.

I promise I will be better about blogging from now on :]