My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 58 – Pinecone from South Dakota

It’s been snowing/sleeting here in the Dallas area and believe it or not….I haven’t really taken any pics.  No real reason why I haven’t but I just didn’t get around to it. 

Anyways – that really has nothing to do with today’s pic which is of a pinecone. 

pine cone

I picked up this pinecone while on a trip to South Dakota several years back.  In fact, it was January 2010 so I’ve had it over 5 years.  Is that weird? 

What kinds of keepsakes do you have?

Stay awesome y’all!  ~lisa


Travel outfit inspirations…

I love looking at outfit inspirations and thinking of ways that I could recreate them.  The reason I have to recreate them is they are often gone by the time I go to the suggested sites….aaacckkk!!  But have no fear….it can be done. 


This is from and I love all the pieces shown.  I already have several of the pieces and I’ll work on the getting the rest.  I am trying to maximize my wardrobe while at the same time minimizing the number of pieces of I actually own.  Simplifying things if you will. 

What kinds of things are you working on right now?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 54 – Bean sandwiches

Yes, bean sandwiches. 

Yesterday it was cold in Dallas so I made beans and cornbread for dinner.  I always make extra because I use them to make refried beans for my bean sandwiches. 

When I make a pot of beans I don’t really add anything extra to it.  I do add just a bit of salt but not very much as I am not a big fan of salt in general.  This time I did have a ham hock on hand so I added that for flavor.  I then take the beans that I am going to use and I drain them and then mash them with a potato masher.  I add a bit of cheese and that’s it! 

bean sandwiches

When I make my sandwiches I like to make two half sandwiches.  Makes me feel like I am eating more than I really am.

ben and the bean sandwiches

What kind of things do you like to make with refried beans?

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 53 – Cupcake cray cray

Not really cray cray but I again misread the directions.  Or actually, it’s more accurate to say I didn’t read the last part where it said that the recipe makes 24 cupcakes…not the 12 that I thought it did. 😉


They are a little deformed but still tasted yummy so all is good. 

What yummy things have you made lately?  Did they go as planned? 

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa