Friday, March 06, 2009

This probably needs some explanation . . .

My husband and I took an weekend trip to New Orleans and 'points beyond' in 2008 and I ran into this cutie in the women's restroom of B & C Seafood in Vacharie, Louisiana. I HAD to snap a picture even though my 'inner naturalist' was a bit troubled! I shared a seafood po'boy and a big bowl of gumbo with Jeff . . . oh man, were they good! We later learned that Alton Brown visited B & C's on his Feasting on Asphalt 2 trip . . . don't remember it from the Food Network show but it was featured in the companion blook.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I love Brown!

I love when Mr. Brown (that would be my UPS man, in case you don't know!) leaves goodies on my doorstep, to be exact.

Oh . . . and I also love what was in that box!

There were Stampin' Up! goodies in the box, of course. I'm most excited about my new texture plates but there are some cool new stamps too! You can be sure that I'll be posting some cool new projects using my new goodies very soon!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Another Simple Card

All Supplies from Stampin' Up!: Stamps: All Holidays Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Tart DSP Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Simple seems to be my theme lately, doesn't it? Simple or not, I love this card because the Raspberry Tart paper is gorgeous!

March Is . . .

  • Women's History Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • Mending Month
  • Reading Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • World Blogging Month
  • Urology Month
  • Earthquake month
  • Foot Health Month
  • Humorist are Artists Month
  • National Furniture Refinishing Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Peanut Month
Whew . . . I'm not sure how I'm gonna wear that many ribbons! LOL

Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Happy Sunday Card

All Supplies from Stampin' Up!: Stamps: Best Wishes & More Paper: Riding Hood Red, Ballet Blue, Very Vanilla Ink: Riding Hood Red, Ballet Blue, Not Quite Navy
Hope y'all are having as happy and relaxing a day we are having here!

Women's History Month - Alice Paul

"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."
-Alice Paul

I knew that women didn't always have the right to vote but that was ancient history. I didn't feel any real connection or appreciation for those old-fashioned women in their long white dresses who marched and protested and were arrested. Sure, it was wrong not to allow women to vote but that wrong was righted 60 years before I voted for the first time. As I said, ancient history.

Then I saw Alice Paul. Not in person - she had been dead for about 20 years before I became aware of her existence - but on a documentary. She was dressed in a powder blue sheath dress with a matching pillbox hat . . . looking very much like she was ready to teach Sunday School at the local FBC. Like she was ready to meet her other little-old-lady friends for a book club luncheon. As I watched, it hit me like a ton of bricks that I had this little-old-lady to thank for something I had always taken for granted.

Alice Paul had been instrumental in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. She spent the rest of her life working to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed. (Remember that one? Don't hear much about it these days, do you?) Here are a couple of links, just in case you want to know more about this amazing woman:

Alice Paul's Fight for Suffrage

Alice Paul Institute

Alice Paul is one of those little-known heroes who helped to shape how we live today. I'm sorry I didn't know about her when I was growing up but I'm happy that I can share her with others now. WooHoo for Alice Paul!