Thursday, March 31, 2011

Texas Adventures Part 3 - Weatherford, Texas

And our Texas Adventures continues with Weatherford, Texas! 

The town of Historic Weatherford is located 26 miles west of Ft. Worth on I-20.  In Weatherford, you can take a nostalgic driving tour that takes you through tree-lined streets with Victorian and turn-of-the- century homes.  The historic downtown area has various quaint antique and specialty shops that are in restored buildings.  Annual events include the Sheriff's Posse Rodeo in June; the Parker County Peach Festival and Peach Pedal Bike Ride on the second Saturday in July; the Candlelight Tour of Home, Christmas on the Square and Christmas Parade in December.  Another fantastic event not to be missed is the First Monday Trade Days held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday proceeding the first Monday of each month.
Make sure that you don't miss visiting the Chandor Gardens. Chandor Gardens was built by famed English portrait artist Douglas Chandor for his Weatherford bride.  The Gardens capture both the elegance of a formal English garden and the ornate design of Chinese architecture. From the 30-foot waterfall to soothing fountains, from a bowling green to secret hideaways, Chandor Gardens will capture your awe and wonder at every turn.  Another must see is the Museum of the Americas.  It is located in historic downtown Weatherford.  The Museum features the rich heritage and living traditions of indigenous peoples from Native America, Mexico, and Latin America. Discover how the Eskimos of Alaska and Canada developed crafts and a way of life very different from the tribes of the Amazon; or how the Plains Indians followed the buffalo while the Aztecs built great civilizations. The Museum offers hundreds of artifacts, masks, ceramics, costumes, toys and more, of interest to people of all ages.  And last but not least are the Clark Gardens Botanical Park.  These spectacular gardens will awaken your senses to the natural wonders of Texas. Clark Gardens began in 1977 and opened to the public in 2000, as the personal dream of Max and Billie Clark. Open daily, year-round, visitors can wade through a sea of rainbow-hued iris, relax in the perfumed shade of a rose arbor, or stroll along the flower-laden banks of a sun dappled pond. By using Texas adaptive plants and through an extensive system of conserving and collecting water Clark Gardens hopes to inspire and educate those that visit.
Did you love the show "Dallas" (like I did, never missed an episode!)?  Well, Weatherford is where Larry Hagman, "J.R. Ewing", grew up.  On the historic homes tour, you will see Mary Martin's (Larry's mother) home.
Weatherford has a City population of 24,000 and a County population of 112,000.  Weatherford is known for it’s community and family oriented way of life that makes it one of the premier places to live in the north Texas area.

I hope you had a grand time touring Weatherford with me!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Texas Adventures Part 2 - Gainseville, Texas

Next on my Texas Adventures is Gainesville, Texas.  Gainesville is where Texas begins!  It is the home of the World Renowned Frank Buck Zoo.  There are many exciting exhibits and the zoo is centered in Leonard Park.  Leonard Park has a community playground, a park pavilion, a pool and train rides throughout the park.  Gainesville also has the largest number of Victorian homes and architecture in the Gainesville Historic District.  These homes were built in the late 1800's and early 1900's and are home to many local residents.  Tours are available on the Gainesville Trolley.  Gainesville's Historic Square is full of a variety of shops that include antiques, art galleries, jewelry stores, unique gift items, clocks, apparel boutiques and much more! There are quaint tea rooms, hometown diners, a pub and the Famous Fried Pie Co.  Stop by the Morton Museum and the Sante Fe Depot Museum.  You can also catch a classic move or live production at the restored State Theater.  Gainesville is also home to the North Central Texas College.
Just a mile across the border in Oklahoma, you can visit the Winstar World Casino.  Winstar is one of North America's largest casinos with eight casinos in one location. Along with the casinos, Winstar offers great entertainment, from comedians to recording artists, in their 2,500 seat Global Event Center.  (I've been there about 10 times now and it is a fun time!)  Didn't get enough shopping in downtown Gainesville?  Then visit the Gainesville Outlet Center that sits right off of Interstate 35. 

I hope that you have enjoyed our visit in Gainesville!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Contest Time at Yellow Rose Gifts, Company

IT'S CONTEST TIME!!! The contest is "Name That Fragrance". This is the fragrance description..I am a blend of quava, mango, papaya and strawberries with fresh picked peppermint leaf. Leave me a comment with your "Name That Fragrance" choice. The Winner will be chosen on April 1 and will receive a FREE 6 oz. candle of the New Fragrance. Good Luck to Everyone and think creatively!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Texas Adventures Part 1 - Denton, Texas

Hi to all of my followers! I've been giving some thought to what I'd like to share with my readers and I thought it would be nice to give everyone an insight to life in "Big D" (Dallas, Texas) and also Texas in general.  So I am beginning my Texas Adventures series.  Hope ya'll enjoy!

I am going to begin this journey with the city of Denton, Texas.  Denton is located 35 miles north of Dallas on I-35. Denton is home to 119,454 people. The U. S. Census Bureau has ranked Denton in the top twenty five of the fastest growing cities in the nation.   Denton is the Redbud Capital of Texas, so named for the many Redbud trees in and around the city.  In 2006, Money magazine named Denton No. 58 out of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in America."  Denton is sometimes referred to by its nickname "Little D". (a reference to "Big D" - that'd be Dallas, of course!)
Denton's downtown is centered around the 1896 Courthouse.  The Courthouse is home to the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.  It has one of kind exhibits.  Nearby, you can step into the Victorian age at the Bayless-Selby House Museum.  It is located in the Historical Park of Denton County.  Two other galleries that host art shows throughout the year are the Firefighter Museum and the Denton Center for Visual Arts. Next, check out Texas' finest talent at the beautiful Campus Theatre.
Denton is home to two universities,  University of North Texas and Texas Women's University.
Denton is in the heart of the Horse Country of North Texas. Take a driving tour or guided group tours to discover one of the most unique locations in American's equine industry.
Denton has many exciting festivals and events.  In March, visit the Annual Texas Storytelling Festival and the 35 Conferette.  In April, attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Annual Denton Redbud Festival, the Annual "Lab Band Madness" Spring Concert, and the Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.  In May, check out the Concerts on the Square, the Twilight Tunes Concert Series, and the Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival.  In June, take your pet to the Annual Dog Days of Denton.  Also in June, is the Denton County Farmers Market, the IndyCar Series & NASCAR Truck Series, the Denton Air Fair, and the Annual Juneteenth Celebration.  In July, check out the Kiwanis Fireworks Show and the Fourth of July Jubilee - "Liberty Fun Run".  In August, make plans to attend the North Texas State Fair.  In September, visit the Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza, the Denton Blues Fest, the Fiesta-on-the-Square, and the Annual Wild Beast Feast.  In October, the University of North Texas has their Homecoming festivities.  In November, plan to check out the Dickies 500, the Beaujolais & More Wine and Food Tasting, and the Annual "One O'clock Lab Band" Fall Concert.  In December, plan to attend the 21st Annual Holiday Lighting Festival of Denton and the Reindeer Romp.
Denton has a vast variety of restaurants to choose from and quality accommodations to fit anyone's budget!
Like to shop? Then visit Denton's Golden Triangle Mall and Denton Crossing.  There is a wide variety of shops to satisfy everyone's shopping needs.
Do you like to Honky Tonk?  Then you'll definitely need to check out the Rockin Rodeo dance club.  Or, meander on over to the Crazy Horse Saloon or Dusty's Bar & Grill.
I hope that you have enjoyed our adventure through Denton.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why Your Skin Needs a Salt Glow

A change in the seasons can bring on many transitions for your skin and body. Your skin is a living, breathing organism; it needs to be taken care of with consistent refreshment, and maintain moisture.
A salt glow can bring forward refreshed, glowing, and revitalized skin. A salt glow can be performed at home. The exfoliation process sloughs off dull and dry skin, revealing your fresh and renewed layer. A salt glow is also the perfect way to embrace the changing seasons, as it generates heat and natural moisture for some increased benefits.

You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars at a spa to get a salt glow done.  Yellow Rose Gifts, Company carries three salt glow products that you can use in the privacy of your own home.  We carry a Lemongrass Salt Glow, a Citrus Salt Glow and a Peppermint & Chocolate Salt Glow.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Correction on Yesterday's Post!

I just now realized that yesterday's post was Spring Fashion Trends for 2010.  It should have been Spring Fashion Trends for 2011!!  My bad!  That's what happens when you get overworked.
I do hope everyone enjoyed the new trends for this Spring (2011).

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Fashion Trends for 2010

I've been MIA for awhile now.  I've been busy getting my New Soaps and Candles for Spring into the retail stores that carry my products.  I'm getting close to being done. 
I wanted to take a break and give all of my readers a heads up on some of the Spring Fashion Trends for 2010.

Are you ready?

70's Glamour - Think dresses that fall like shimmering water in the evening and high-waist pants with elegant blouses by day.

Biker Clothing - Time to move on from the Military fashion trend.

Punk Fashion - Are you kidding?

60's Ladylike -  A hip-hugging sheath dress with a below-the-knee hem is the ultimate in hourglass dressing, while the full circle skirt and dress remain at the core of the trend.

Ok, Ladies!  Not enough information for you to get your Spring wardrobe?

Here's another list for you:

Sheer Maxi Dresses
Lace Clothing
Crochet & Macrame
Bell Bottoms 
Wide Leg Pants
Capri Pants
Tail Hems (dresses longer at the back)
Jumpsuits & Playsuits
Crop Tops

Accessory Trends -

Cat Eye Sunglasses
Belt Purses

Shoe Trends -

Kitten Heels

Now, if you follow my lists, you'll be completely ready for Spring!
Personally, I am definitely going out and getting some of those Cat Eye Sunglasses.