we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

girls will be boys and boys will be girls, it's a mixed up muddled up shook up world

i met my first true nonconformist when i lived in gladewater. most of you have probably heard at least one story that included her. she wore flannel, converse, and an awesome asymmetrical hair cut. when i left gladewater she gave me a wonderful how to book. i found it in a box of sentimentals. i wanted to share it with you so here it is:

she based all of these characteristics on people we went to school with. i have removed there names because they may have grown up to be decent people. this book is probably one of the best gifts i have ever received. i reread it when i found it, and i laughed until i nearly wet myself. it has been 12 years since she gave it to me, and the stories are still funny. one of the reasons it is still so funny is because as an adult i can switch the names for people i know now and it is still the same. thanks rachel for the laughs.
below is my second hat. i made it for a sweet little baby who attends church with me. his dad is a huge aggie fan, so i thought he would like it. the lettering didn't turn out as well as i would have liked and the seam is ugly, but not bad for my second attempt.

tonight we are having baked potato soup, hamburger soup, and something for dessert that uses pie crusts. hope every one has a great week. the pic that is at the top of my blog is of the cakes i made for my brother's wedding. i made the calla lilies and the letters on the cakes are some of my homemade truffles.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...


That book is so sweet!

RamFam said...

Well, the besides the color and logo, the hat looks great! J/K :) I love going through my Love Me Box. I usually only do it when I'm down, though. Everything ok? Got a case of winter blahs?

vanillafrog said...

oh wow...you may need to send me copies of that!