Wordless Wednesday 7-13.


From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.  (This picture is part of my Texas note cards over at Snail Mail Notes.)

See who else is Wordless this Wednesday.

All photos and writing property of LoneStarLifer 2010.

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Alex Came A’Knockin.


Wow, we’ve been hit hard with rain from Hurricane Alex.  Thank goodness we didn’t get the storm winds with the rain.

This is directly behind our house.  24 hours ago, this was a greenbelt with a small creek running through.  Now, it is a lake.  If only we had a boat!  I marked where our back fence line is.  There is no back portion of our fence because Hurricane Ike blew it down.  We put up the side fences because we share them with neighbors.  We want a particular fence for the back and are waiting to pay for a hundred other things before paying for that.  During Tropical Storm Allison (Sept 2001), this water came across our back yard and within a foot of our backdoor.

Little J wishes the creek looked like this all the time.  He loves to fish and he could just walk out the backdoor to throw his line.

On the other side of this greenbelt is a major park.  That’s where the July 4th fireworks are fired from.  We sit in our front yard to watch them.  Wondering how conditions will be by Sunday night.

Good night to stay in.

All writing and photos property of LoneStarLifer 2010.

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Wordless Wednesday 6-23.


From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.  (This picture is part of my Texas note cards over at Snail Mail Notes.)

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See who else is Wordless this Wednesday.

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Wordless Wednesday.


From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.  (This picture is part of my Texas Wildflower notecards over at Snail Mail Notes.)

All photos and writing property of LoneStarLifer 2010.

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I {Heart} Faces. Play Photo Challenge.


Summer brings freedom and fun and play and water and family and camp and vacation and breathing deeply of life.  This week I ♥ Faces is asking for play photos.  Perfect for the start of summer.

I caught Little J playing in the water last summer.  We were visiting my mom and the city swimming pool was not in working order, so we found the splash pad and played there.  I like this picture because everything seems to be in motion, except Little J’s face.  A car is driving behind him, the water is splashing across him, the horse or whatever the animal is shooting water out his nose.  What a perfect way to spend a hot hot hot West Texas afternoon.

Head on over to I ♥ Faces and see how American is playing.

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Snail Mail Notes Goes Texan.


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I hinted several posts ago that Snail Mail Notes was working long nights, furiously designing new product for something important (at least to LoneStarLifer).  I had the opportunity to be a part of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas convention, selling Snail Mail Notes to the lovely Daughters.  I wanted to have a large selection of Texas-themed note cards, notepads, sticky notes, magnets.  If you read my “About” page, you know I want to become a member of the DRT.  I met a nice group of ladies and found a chapter I want to join, so I hope to begin the application process with them soon.

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to take a trip through the Texas Hill Country and take a media card full of new pictures.  Here is some of the finished product.

allroadsThis card was inspired by all the driving I have done around Texas.  Texas signs are just such part of the Texas landscape.

blkpost The “Texas” word was painted on the side of an old building near Round Top, TX.

sfaustinpostStephen F. Austin, The Father of Texas.  This statue is in the Stephen F. Austin State Park near San Felipe, TX.

wildpost_20100504163104_00001 I had so many good pictures of Texas wildflowers that I couldn’t use just one.  I took these pictures around Independence, Brenham, Round Top, Chappell Hill, Lago Vista, Marble Falls.

paint-flat I made a series of wildflower flat note cards that can also be used as postcards.   There are seven different cards in the series.

For a more complete look at what’s new and Texan, hop on over to Snail Mail Notes and check out the Texas page.  And if you would like to buy some, I wouldn’t complain.

All writing and photos property of LoneStarLifer 2010.

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M.I.A. But for a Good Reason.


I had been trying to be more consistent with my blog writing…but have been absent the past two weeks.  Snail Mail Notes is on a growing spurt and I have been out traveling/taking pictures and  furiously designing Texas-themed product for an upcoming opportunity.  So until I can get back to writing words, here is some of what I’ve been up to.  And these new items will be on the Snail Mail Notes website soon, so YOU can buy some!

New Notecards and Postcards:

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New Enclosure/Gift Card:

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More to come.  Check back in later.  For now, I’m off to finish up designing.  Today is really the last day I can submit designs to the printer and get them back in time for the show.

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