Cool Stuff – G’s Favorite Things

Cardboard Taxidermy

I’ve been decorating a bit here and there. Slowly, very slowly. I built the planter box, a poured a concrete fountain (which turned out to not be the best idea seeing as I lost a layer of skin on my hands when I decided to mold it by hand), and I bought a shed antler chandelier, and then some cool bar stools from Roundtop. Oh, and my friend Paul Michael […]

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My Spicy Solution

I solved all of my life’s problems in the bulk section of the grocery store the other day. Okay, not quite, but as I exclaimed on twitter recently, I am at war with my pantry and the myriad spices that it houses. I have too, too many spices and they are taking up too much room and they are also going stale, which doesn’t do my cooking any good now […]

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Compass Necklaces

I wear a compass around my neck sometimes. It makes me feel like a sailor. It also helps me find my way. I’m known for being lost… a lot. GPS often fails me. So I wear a compass! Plus, it’s a nice accessory. The one I have is from my friend Wenderly. She gave it to me as a gift and I can’t get enough of it. I was trolling […]

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My Big Blue Boots

I have to tell you about my big blue boots because I’m in love with them and I didn’t know you could be in love with boots until now. They were a birthday gift and I troll around Austin in them just to go to the movies, even though they’re boots for trolling around the woods in. But I don’t care! They make me feel that all is right in […]

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Melissa Volpi Outdoor Prints

I’m really loving these cards that I stumbled across not too long ago and I thought you should know about them too. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia I feel when I see them because I have such a jolly time when I hunt in England… or that I like to roam around England looking at the pretty doors and the old pubs and talking in a British accent… but these cards […]

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The Pioneer Woman Cookbook Giveaway

UPDATE. Thank you all for your beautiful and heartfelt answers. You have reminded me even more what a magical time Spring is, full of rebirth and hope. The winners are: #316: Sarah: “My favorite thing about Spring is remembering life and beauty. My daughter Abbot was (still)born at 38 weeks last Spring. She was beauty.” #383: Cristina: “I love the fact that my son and I can go out for […]

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It’s Spring Seed Time

I wish I could have introduced you to my great aunt — Ann Gray. She was Grandma Pellegrini’s sister and they lived in the same house together until Aunt Gray died a few years before I began this blog. She was one of the most colorful characters I’ve known. She never married, which freed up her time for other pursuits. And she had many other pursuits. It wasn’t that she […]

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Millet Bags

Millet bags! How do I love thee… let me count the ways. Have you ever heard of homemade millet bags? I didn’t realize that these magical bags were homemade until a wonderful relative of mine named Doris picked me up from the airport in Dallas a few weeks ago on one of the legs of my book tour. I was sosososo tired and she brought me to her house and […]

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Key of A

A few weeks ago my friend Amy gave me a very neat gift. I get comments on it every time I wear it. So now I’ve started giving it as a gift myself. I’m such a copy cat. But when I see something that I like, I want to evangelize it. Plus it’s made by an independent seller and I think she’s so crafty that you should know about her. […]

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Enchanting Gift Idea: Diamond Tooth Taxidermy

You’ve heard about Girl Hunter by now. It’s time to meet Girl Texidermist. Her name is Beth Beverly and she is amazing. My sweet brother introduced us via the internet a little while back and since then we’ve become pen pals. The notion of a young woman making artistic creations out of the parts that I don’t do anything with when I hunt was enchanting to me… it closed the […]

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