Posted by starwoodgal on September 8, 2009
We have always been Razorback fans. Can’t help it. We live in Arkansas. Difficult NOT TO BE a Razorback fan – wouldn’t you say?
This year, we have extra-special reason for being HUGE Razorback fans as my in-laws are members of the Mallett family. Mallett as in Ryan Mallett, Arkansas Razorback QB. And, who better to demonstrate the family loyalty than his smallest cousins.
Cecelia and her daddy, Hugh - Saturday Pep Rally
Anderson wearing his Razorback hat.
Ryan and Cecelia. What do you want to bet - she'll go U of A someday!
Looking forward to a great season. GO HOGS!
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Posted by starwoodgal on July 8, 2009
Y’all remember Sheila, don’t'cha! Sheila and I partnered up back in March and ventured over to Pioneer Woman’s Ranch for her very first Ranch/Lodge Cooking Demo with the sweet and lovely Bakerella. Well – last night, Sheila and I ditched our families for a girls night out. (Not really. Her hubby was out of town and mine was attempting to play golf.)
I met Sheila at her house and she suggested we dine at a local eatery called the Green Village Grill. They serve entrees made from local farm produce. It was Da-Lish! Sheila opted for the Greek Vegan Quesadillas and I had a sandwich with grilled veggies, sweet potato fries and ‘magic catsup’. Seriously! That’s what it said on the menu. I don’t know what they meant by ‘magic’, but I’ll go with it.
After dinner, Sheila gave me a tour around Fayetteville and showed me the first home where she and her husband lived when they were married way back when. Fayetteville is a very old town with a lot of historic homes with lovely gardens. We drove all over the historic areas. We visited the Confederate Cemetery that overlooks downtown Fayetteville.
I love old downtown district charm. The houses were beautiful and I forgot to take pictures of them because I was so busy with my garden envy moment.
See - Twin Towers.
Sheila the drove us over to Wilson Park. Wilson Park is close to the University of Arkansas campus and Downtown Fayetteville. The park has tennis courts, a large pool and beautiful gardens. And…… a castle! It was a very ‘Two Towers’ moment for me. No seriously! This one actually had a Gandolf tile on the face of it.
Cute little tiles pushed into the cement work.
Look at this lovely little castle. What kid wouldn’t want to play here?
The Castle at Wilson's Park
Very hobbit – ish.
Little visual suprises tucked throughout the garden and pathways. For instance – this little frog perched on the edge of this tile.
Or this big tiger lily bench.
And, the unusual flower bed border shaped like a giant earth worm. (That was really cool!)
A garden of found items embedded in the stonework. Really pretty! So – If you’re ever in Fayetteville, Arkansas, do find your way to the downtown areas and Wilson Park.
Oh! There was one place we didn’t expect to find during our adventure.
Yes – that reads ‘Hell’s Doorway’. We’re going to look for the Stairway to Heaven next time we’re out and about town.
Y’all have a great Wednesday!
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Posted by starwoodgal on June 13, 2009
After yesterday afternoon’s round of storms and tornadoes, we awoke to a beautiful Saturday morning. So, I loaded up the hubster and the dog (Gus) and headed to the Fayetteville Square Farmer’s Market. This is just one of many Saturday Farmer’s Markets in our area, but hubster wanted to go by a sporting goods store in Fayetteville anyway.
Beautiful Saturday morning on the square.
Everyone was carrying their flowers and veggies from stand-to-stand. I was taking photographs and wearing my big straw hat while Tim and Gus meandered through the crowd. Gus felt the urge to leave a HUGE present on the sidewalk. I made Tim clean it up.
First group of musicians on the square.
There are several musical trios singing on every corner this morning. Look at the little girl in the stroller. She was quite fascinated by the guy playing the harmonica.
Lots and lots of veggies and fruits to pick from!
And beautiful flowers.
Even a few artists in the mix.
The boys waited in the shade.
Lots of folks on the square today.
I picked up some peaches, cucumbers, organic salad mix, squash, peach syrup, and these beautiful green tomatoes.
Because tonight I’ll be making a true Southern dish. Fried Green Tomatoes! or tomaters as some might say. I’ll be sharing the recipe tomorrow.
Y’all have a great Saturday!
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