Hallettsville, today 11/17

This was honestly one of our best days ever. We sold so much stuff- stuff I’ve been trying to sell for over a year- and spread the word of Wildflowers and Charolais. I was on a Houston radio station’s Facebook Live!! The market itself was just so much fun, too. It’s really big, covered by a large pavilion, and the people are so kind.

Here are some shots of our first time at the Hallettsville Market Days:


I can’t wait to go back in 2019!!

The “My Texas” Challenge!

With 2019 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about new goals. I propose the “My Texas” Challenge- crossing off everything in the Josh Abbott Band song!

Many of you are probably familiar with the song “My Texas” by Texas Country artist, Josh Abbott Band. If you don’t know the song, hopefully you know the band. If you’re at a total loss, check them out! They’re fantastic.

So the whole premise of the song “My Texas” is all of these things to do and places to see in Texas that are truly “Texan” and make the state what it is, according to Mr. Abbott.

I know have tried crossing them all off, and my best friend has told me it’s an item on her bucket list. I assume then, that it’s on the bucket list of many.

I just thought it would be fun to really pose it as a challenge, just because I’ve had so much fun and made so many memories trying to check them all off. Now I had crossed a lot of them off prior to even hearing the song, but everyone’s different.

So without further ado, here are the lyrics (pulled from AZ Lyrics for time saving purposes):

If you haven’t climbed up to Enchanted Rock,
Drank a cold Shiner down in Luckenbach,
Taken your baby to the River Walk,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

If you haven’t floated down the ‘Ol Frio,
Heard Red Dirt music on your radio,
Eaten Cooper’s down in Llano,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

You haven’t been to the Houston rodeo,
Sang “Carry On” at a Pat Green show,
If you ain’t seen an Abilene sunset,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

If you never caught a trout down in Port A,
Heard the words to Corpus Christi Bay,
Never seen fireworks on PK,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

Haven’t had a kolache when you go through West,
Never heard of the Larry Jo Taylor fest,
Think polished pop country crap sounds the best,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

You haven’t been to the Ft. Worth stock show,
Sang along with Cory Morrow,
And if you ain’t seen a hill country sunset,
You ain’t met my Texas yet.

You say you haven’t hiked through Big Bend,
Had your hair blown back by a Lubbock wind,
Been somewhere where they call you “friend”,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

You haven’t been to the San Antone Rodeo,
Sang “Everclear” at a Creager show,
If you ain’t seen an El Paso sunset,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.
No, you ain’t met my Texas yet!


At the start of the year, I’ll keep a tab up on the side bar to keep up with what I’ve got left. I’ll make sure I keep a link back to this post, so that, if y’all want, y’all can comment below and share the things you’ve done!

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Good luck!!

~Hannah ❤



*Today is Veterans Day. THANK YOU to the men and women who so bravely and honorably served this beautiful country. Because of your patriotism, we are able to live in freedom and safety. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for you and your families. Thank you.

And a special thanks to my own grandfather, a marine who served during the Vietnam War. 

Guide to Wall Hangings

A look at the plethora of things one can hang on a wall and some easy guidelines to make the most of your space.

So what all can you hang on a wall?

Literally anything, as long as it’s true to who you are and to your style.

Some basics:

  • Picture
    • Family, friends, pets, etc.
  • Painting
    • I love a good Windberg landscape!
  • Cross
    • So much room to play here. My mom has an entire wall of nothing but crosses. Metal, wood, painted, different shapes, sizes, colors, designs, textures, some even have sayings.
  • Quote
    • Have it on wood, etched into metal, painted on a canvas, have it as individual letters painted and designed.


Kind of Basic, but perhaps a little more out-of-the-box than those first four:

  • Macrame
    • I’ve seen so many designs, from Bohemian to straight-line modern. You can get them in any color or colors, big or small. They’re made out of sticks, barbed wire, vine, metal rods, wooden rods, hoops, and so much more. Some are adorned with flowers, foliage, beads, feathers, etc. There’s one out there for you!
  • Quilt
    • Quilts are works of art themselves.  Find an antique one that fits your living room, or better yet, make one yourself to put on the wall. Then when you get tired of it, use it!
    • This is a great way to hang on to a family heirloom quilt, as well.
  • Shelf
    • Open shelving is great for storage and adding interest to a wall, while still keeping an open space.
    • You can also find a small antique shelf to float off the ground. It’s pretty, interesting, and functional.
  • Records
    • When this is done well, I think it’s super, super cool! I wouldn’t do it personally, but I have a huge respect for those who respect old school music.


Perhaps you didn’t think of these:

  • Skull
    • See my post about decorating with skulls!
  • Other mounted animals
    • Only if you actually killed it. If not, then don’t.
  • Antique things
    • Not antique frames, not antique quilts. I mean things.
    • Windmill blade, bicycle, 1954 hubcap or front bumper, antique wrought iron archway. Something that just doesn’t belong on a wall, but looks damn good being there anyway.
  • Window
    • Windows are fun! It’s neat seeing a window pane where there isn’t actually a window.
    • You can paint the trim to contrast with the color of your walls, tie in with other hints in your space, or make them white to add freshness and openness to the space.
    • You can even put windows over a basic wall hanging, like a simple still life, as a way to frame your favorite artwork, while creating texture around the room.


Tips for hanging this all up:

You can find endless tips, graphs, charts, lists, and write-ups about the “right” way to hang things on the wall. I personally don’t have time or the desire to deal with ratios, measurements, and rules. No thanks. So to be helpful, but also not obnoxious, I narrowed all my research and experimentation down to  4.5 simple tips to help guide you.

  1. Hang it at eye-level.

Try to hang the focal point of your piece at a normal person’s eye-level. Not exactly at eye level. For instance, if you’re hanging something above your TV, it’s going to be slightly higher than eye-level (because the TV is presumably at eye-level), but should be in a position that allows the eye to travel naturally upward from the TV to the hanging.

You just don’t want someone to crane their neck just to see what you’ve got going on. You also don’t want it hidden behind furniture or low that someone would have to bend down to see it. It needs to be a focal point in your room, something to tie everything together, and make it blatantly obvious to anyone that walks in that this is who you are.


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   2.  If you’re creating a collage, keep it within a confined space, set by furniture and room lines.

This kind of goes with keeping things at eye-level. You don’t want your wall-hanging and aren’t to be in funky places that are inconvenient for an onlooker. I personally love collages, so when I do them, I like to keep them centered. Reigned in.

So for example, if you have your couch against a wall between two doorways, only hang stuff above the couch, between the boundaries set by the arms of the couch, and lower than the tops of the door frames.  It looks controlled and gives the room a natural flow and order.

As for how you arrange your wall-hangings within your space, that’s all up to you!


Notice how everything hung is within the boundaries set by the couch and also aren’t too high up on the wall. 

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2.5. I personally think collages or a diverse mix of wall-hangings is the way to go.

Hang a window above the left side of the couch, above that hang a long wooden sign with a quote or word on it, hang an antique rake down the center vertically, and a mix of family photos on the right hand side with another wooden quote going horizontally beneath them.

I don’t know.

Just mix it up! Hang a mix of paintings, quotes, and shapes of all sizes with a corresponding color scheme. Hang a clock, rusted windmill, and a skull altogether. Whatever makes the space you.

Here are some of my favorites that I’ve seen on Pinterest.

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Sounds like you love the eclectic nature of #fleamarket finds! #myKirklands #vintagedesign #walldecor #popofcolor

@kirklands on Instagram found via Pinterest https://www.instagram.com/p/BDx9W8BuqXX/?taken-by=kirklands


3) Use an entire wall to hang things on.

This sounds contradictory to number 2, where I say stick to a set space, but in this case, a smaller wall is the space. Think of it as putting a 3D wallpaper up. Mix and match different kinds of wall hangings to create a theme.

A gallery wall to make a hunting man proud.

Image found via Pinterest. Photo by Homebnc published at https://homebnc.com/best-gallery-wall-ideas/


4) Do you.

Don’t think you have to put certain things on the wall or you have to have one of those funky eclectic walls with random arrows and art pieces and quotes that look Instagram-ready. This is your wall, and it needs to scream that. These tips aren’t to tell you how to decorate your house, but rather give you guidance when doing so.

Decorating Your Walls in 4.5 Steps

I hope this guide has helped your decision-making go a little smoother and given you some inspiration as to what you can do with your walls.

I’d love to see pictures of what y’all do with your decor! Whether you’ve got something funky on your walls or you’re just proud of your layout, I’d love to see and give you props. 🙂


Have a blessed day everyone!




Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

I like Halloween a lot, so I thought it would be fun to share a few fun facts, just because:

  • Jack-o-lanterns were original carved out of turnips, not pumpkins!
  • They were used as make-shift lanterns, supposedly during Samhain, which is why it’s associated with Halloween.
  • The name “Jack-O-Lantern” comes from how unidentified men (or so many men) were called Jack. If you saw a stranger carrying a light, he was Jack of the lantern… Jack o’lantern.
  • Halloween itself stakes its origins in an ancient Celtic holiday called Samhain, where the people lit a bonfire and wore costumes to keep ghosts away.
  • Hundreds of years later, the Catholic Church got All Saint’s Day on November 1, also known as All Hallow’s, and the day before (Samhain), was All Hallow’s Eve, later Halloween.
  • Trick-or-treating began when the poor, particularly kids, would go door to door begging for foods and other little gifts in exchange for a prayer in honor of the dead.


So yeah! Happy Halloween!


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Dream Catchers: Quick & Easy Tutorial

Dream Catchers are beautiful, and so easy to make. It almost feels wrong keeping it a secret (which it really isn’t a secret). It’s easy to do, and if you don’t think you want to make it, you can always buy from a willing vendor!

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So, let’s get started. We’re going to keep this simple, and feature my own (amateur) sketches!


First, get your circle.  I used barbed wire for the one in the picture. You’ll also need to get a loooooong string or sinew to make your design in the circle. Keep some set aside for fringe and the hanging loop.


Start by securing one end of the string to a part of the circle.

Weave the circle over and under the edges of the circle as many times as you want, keeping the string taut.

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Continue this process by weaving over and under the taut string you created, getting smaller and smaller as you go.

Step 2

Tie off at the center when you’re done.

Step 3


And that’s it! You can, of course, add beads and other embellishments as you go. You can secure long pieces of string or sinew at the bottom and add beads or feathers to those. Lastly, don’t forget to secure some way to hang the dream catcher at the top.

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Remember, too, you can always place orders for items here on our site, if you’d like a unique dream catcher yourself. (yes, I just wrote in my own plug),

Thank you for reading this week!



Today’s post is to talk about the craft of macrame and how we use it in our own crafts and such.


Macrame is my latest obsession. I didn’t even know it was a thing until relatively recently. How I missed out on this for so long, I don’t know, but I’m glad I discovered it.


For those of you who might live under a rock like me, macrame is basically tying a bunch of knots together with hanging cords, and it is beautiful! I feel like such a hippie when I do it.


Here’s a a brief rundown on how to do very basic macrame:

  1. Start by getting something to macrame on like a curtain rod.
  2. Cut pieces of cord (like jute) to twice the desired length because now we will…
  3. Affix the cord to your rod by folding your piece of cord in half, putting the loop over the rod and slipping the loose ends through the top loop you made.the cord should now be wrapped on to the rod.


4. Repeat this step for as many pieces of cord as you’d like.


Now that your rod has been strung, let’s start tying some knots.

I’m going to teach y’all the first knot I learned because I think it’s rather simple, but by all means, branch out, read tons of tutorials, and learn all kinds of knots, designs, and tricks!


  1. Start with the left two pieces of cord(so four strings)
  2. Take the far-left cord (the first) and bring it over the two middle cords and under the far-right cord (the fourth)


  1. Take that far-right cord and (not displacing the first cord), and move it under the two middle cords and over the far-left, making a knot.DSCN3153DSCN3154DSCN3155
    1. This is a half knot. You can stop here or learn to do a simple “whole” knot.
  2. Working with these same four pieces, we’ll do the opposite. Take the far-right cord (the one that was originally on the left) and move it over the top of the two middle cords and under the far-left (originally far-right). Now, take the far-left (originally the far-right) and move it under the two middle cords and over the far-right cord, tying the knot.


3. Now just keep going! You can stick to these same sections or share sections as you go down in rows, so for the first row you can work with four cords then for the second row you can skip the first two cords and work with the next four, so that it’s more alternate.


Now that you know how to make a basic knot, you can branch out and learn how to do others. You can make wall hangings, jewelry, and even hammocks. I made wreaths and wall hangings out of barbed wire like these:


Thanks for reading this week. I hope you enjoy and may you have a macrame-zing week!


~Hannah ❤

Virtual October Market

So since the October market in Ganado got cancelled due to weather, I decided to proceed anyway, just digitally. So, I hosted a Virtual Market. Seventeen people went and something at least got sold, so it wasn’t a complete bust! Yay!

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Basically, I just posted pictures of everything that would have otherwise been for sale and had just a few guidelines:

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I may or may not do this again… haven’t decided. Thoughts?

Waco & DFW

Typically, in a post like this, I’d cover the whole area (see Hill Country, Coast, Beaches, etc.), but this is a special case. I don’t go to this entire area all the time. I mean I do now, but it’s not like I grew up going here and know all the trade secrets.

I stick to these two spots: Waco and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Trust me, there’s PLENTY to do!

Things to Do In


Magnolia Market, Bakery, and the Silos

Fans of the hit HGTV show Fixer Upper come from all over the country. As a matter of fact, the first time I went, I met a family from South Dakota. Waco loves Chip and Joanna Gaines, as do I, so of course this is one of my favorite spots. When I first got there, I grabbed a bite to eat. They’ve got tons of food trucks parked on the grounds in front of the silos. I ate at Captain Billy Whizzbang’s and had the BEST BURGER OF MY LIFE. Gotta get the Whizz Pig. Just have to. Next I hit the Seed & Supply. It’s a cute little shack beside the silos with a welcoming garden in front.



I am now the proud owner of two succulents.

Anyway, next I ventured across the lawn to the store itself. I must say, it is a little pricey, but from what I can tell, it’s good quality stuff. It’s all beautiful home decor and accessories, as well as t-shirts, Jimmy Don signs, candles, books, and more.

Including lots and lots of people.


It’s totally worth it though, especially if we’re talking about the Silos Baking Co. I had a lemon lavender cupcake and a cup of coffee, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. This bakery is a legitimately delicious bakery that I will go to again and again, not for the touristy fan experience but for the cupcakes. Seriously.

If you are a fan, make sure to swing by Laverty’s antiques. Just email them (see their Facebook page) for when they’re open!

The Backyard

Not far from the Silos is The Backyard Stage, Bar, and Grill. I’m going to be honest, I’ve never eaten there. But. I love, love, love the atmosphere. I went there one night to see Stoney Larue, and the outdoor stage, neon lights, homey vibe, and friendly folks had me falling in love with this place.

Cameron Park Zoo

It’s not Houston, but if you’re in the area, it makes for a fantastic outing, even without children. They’ve got plenty of animals to suit your fancy. They have lions, giraffes, rhinos, flamingos, tigers, lemurs, and more. I had a blast.

Heritage Creamery

I like to think of myself as an ice cream enthusiast. I mean. I can eat some ice cream. After seeing this place on Fixer Upper, I had to be that tourist and go.

So worth the touristy feeling I had walking into this place.

Honestly though, it isn’t a touristy spot. It’s right across from Baylor, so it’s mostly young folks there for ice cream, just like you. The parlor has such a homey, old-school vibe. Very much an old soul. The ice cream is made based on the seasons and Texas ingredients. It’s made right there, and you can get it in a cone that they also make themselves.

I had lavender chai and honey lavender (can you tell I like lavender??), and I was beyond pleased! If you’re not feeling the ice cream, you can go right next door to Common Grounds for a cup of coffee. Or to the Pizza Hut next to that, if you’re hungry.


Mammoth Museum

This place is a wonder. A true, awesome, incredible, humbling wonder. It’s an active archaeological site where a while back, somewhere around 17 mammoth skeletons were uncovered. You can go through this site and get a full history of the Texas ice age, when the grass was six feet tall, mammoths bigger than the woolly mammoth, tigers, and camels roamed the plains. There’s even a tree that’s older than our civilized nation. That’s all in addition to seeing the remains of freaking mammoths.

Other places in Waco…

Dr. Pepper Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

Baylor Sporting Event



Fort Worth

Texas Motor Speedway

This one’s for the race fans. I am a huge NASCAR fan, so I’ve been to the track a couple times. You know, even if you’re not a fan, you need to go to just experience how huge this structure is and how loud and powerful human engineering can be.

The Stockyards

Ah, the stockyards. It’s a happy place. So many brick roads, cowboy hats, and cow s***. I love it. Bring your wallets, though, because there is a whole lot to buy: boots, shirts, belts, hats, and more. You’ll easily blow a couple Benjamins if you aren’t careful. We haven’t even gotten into the things to do, like get your boots cleaned, get on a not-mechanical bull, see the cattle drive, go to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, hit the bars, and grab a $50 bite to eat at the Cattlemen Steak House.


Other things…


Forth Worth, from what I’ve noticed, has lots of museums and an entire cultural district. I suggest it.

Also, try to time your trip around the Stock Show: more shopping, livestock, and a rodeo.



A hop, skip, and a jump away is Dallas, with its own things to do, namely the JFK tour. You can go to every site leading up to the assassination, if that’s something you’re into!



Thank y’all for reading!

I would like to say one thing, though. I don’t think my pictures are great, but they aren’t bad. These are all pictures take for myself, but I would rather use my own stuff than pull stock photos or something. I have done that because I don’t have a picture on me, but for the most part, I won’t write about something or post a picture of something that I haven’t been to/done/taken.
I’m sure none of that really matters to anyone, but I felt the need to say that. So, thanks. 🙂


With love and appreciation,

~Hannah ❤

Update 10/13

Today the market was in Goliad, Texas, and it was a freaking doozie. 

It was my first time at the Goliad market both as vendor and shopper, even though I didn’t shop around much. I actually didn’t get to shop around at all since I was flying this mission solo.

And boy, did the weather decide to pic the day I was all alone to screw me. So first of all, I got up at five to get there, which is fine. I’m a morning person, I love what I do, it’s all good. But, it rains. First it’s a drizzle. Then it’s a freaking downpour and my stuff gets soaked. I manage to dry it all off and take care of everything by the time the sun came out, but with the sun came the wind.

I suffered. Physically.


All in all, it was not a good day. I do like to look on the bright side, however. I got tons of compliments on all the pieces, particularly the skulls and my macrame. “Creative, unique, talented…” I was proud of myself for that, but the winner today was my mom. Her paintings are all that sold, and I’m not surprised one bit because she is amazing. Check out her gallery here.

I was also pumped to debut some new pillows. Since I was in Goliad, I made a pillow for Goliad county and Highway 183, which runs through the town (by the way, please ignore the awkward dimensions of this photo. I do not have the patience, or quite frankly the desire, to crop and edit it).


Any suggestions on counties, cities, or roads? Thanks in advance! 😉

Speaking of suggestions…

Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’ve got some questions. I always get compliments on my work, and they mean the world to me. However, people pay me compliments with their wallets less often, which, as a business owner, is not quite the ideal situation. More importantly, I feel like I’m doing something wrong. As much as this business is my creative outlet, I also want to be able to make things that you can’t find anything else, special things that only YOU can have, and today I felt like I failed in that department.

So in the interest of consumer research (which, by the way, is my PASSION), I’d like to know why you don’t purchase a product that you love.

Is it because you don’t have/don’t want to spend the money?

The style doesn’t fit in your house?

Do you question the quality/value of the product?

Do you disagree with the price of the product?

You don’t physically have room for it?

You’re lying and you don’t actually like it?

Do you really know why or why not you buy a product?

Is there something I might be missing?


Once again, thanks in advance!


Best wishes and have a great weekend! Love, Hannah





Pickers Patch: Texas Markets

Pickers Patch is held a few times a year in Victoria, Texas. It’s wayyy off any of the main roads, but it’s totally worth the drive.

Unfortunately, last time I was there (the last time I was able to go before this got published), it was raining, so unfortunately, I didn’t get any of my own pictures. Even if I had, there were so few vendors and customers (due to the weather) that it wouldn’t have done the show justice. So, I’m going to pull some images from online to hopefully set the scene for us!

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The show takes place on both Saturday and Sunday and is normally packed with both vendors and junkers alike. The site is set up in the yards and barns next to a home, which makes it feel so, well, homey and welcoming.

In my experience, there are of course many antique dealers. If you’re looking for furniture, knick knacks, dishes, or whatever, you’re sure to find something here. There are also craftsman: furniture, decor, t-shirts, and one of my favorites, goats’ milk soap.

Every show has something a little different, so it is definitely worth checking out more than once!

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Photo of The Pickers Patch Market Days - Victoria, TX, United States

As I mentioned before, it’s in Victoria, one of the oldest towns in Texas. If Pickers Patch isn’t quite your thing, there’s a zoo, a mall, a Cinemark, a great putt-putt course, and historic downtown, as well as many restaurants and events that you could go to to liven up your weekend!



Hope to see y’all there sometime this year!



Photos used in this post are not my own, and I in no way have any intention of claiming them as my own or altering them in any way to serve my own purposes. I was in need of photos to properly get this post in good shape. The photos were found via Google Image search from the following sources: