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Welcome, Guys & Dolls! Within the confines of this space there is no telling what you might find. Unbelievable treasures lurk in the high desert. So far, I haven't found the fabled gold, but I am constantly amazed at the things I run across out here ~ everything from books to boots to baby dolls. Come on in and have a look around. Since I'm always on the hunt for new stuff, new items are added regularly, so bookmark my store and visit often. Thanks for stopping by!

The Curmudgeon vs. Wile E. Coyote, et al

I was considering the horrific news of the week.  Who hasn't?  Then, I saw a blurb about the people who are investigating the aftermath of the bombings in Boston and how the little town I live in contributes to that effort. 

Thousands of people from around the world come to the explosives research and training facility at the university here.  We've even been host to a couple of episodes of Myth Busters.  So, you might ask, what is it like having an explosives research and training facility practically in your back yard?  Well, buckle up, Buttercup, cause we're goin' for a ride.

When I sat down to write this, the word “curmudgeon” sprang to mind, but I don’t know why. Is it curmudgeonly to want a little cotton-pickin’ PEACE and QUIET?!! Well, you can be the judge. I submit to you the evidence:

One day after moving to this serene-looking small...  Read More

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A Southern Belle in the Garden of Good and Evil Part 1

Depending on how you feel about playing in the dirt, this could either be a cautionary tale or a how-to.  Or how-not-to. 
First things first ~ I have ugly gardens.  Well, here, judge for yourself.  This is what my garden looked like midway through last summer.

No, my garden will not ever be on the cover of Southern Living.  Of course, a garden's beauty being in the eye of the veggie lover, birds, bees, butterflies, lady bugs, lizards and horny toads, it is beautiful but, by most everyone else’s standards, that is one ugly garden.  In my defense (and I can hear you saying, “She needs one!”), this is the patch of ground I started with a couple of years ago. 


As you can see, I had more rocks than soil in my soil.  It took me almost two months to excavate a 10 X 12 patch of ground, a lot of which I spent muttering to...  Read More

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A Miniature Southern Belle Easter

Ooooooo, Easter. When I was a little girl, Easter was a time of high excitement and, since my mother is a full-fledged, card-carrying Southern Belle, she pulled out all the stops. You simply could not do Easter properly unless you had a new Easter ensemble to wear to church. And I mean head to toe. Literally.

Several weeks in advance, Southern Belle Mama would begin plotting and scheming Easter outfits. This would entail untold numbers of trips to fabric stores to look at patterns, fabrics, buttons, ribbons, bows, thread, rick-rack, lace, and anything else that might either be used for the actual dress or bobby-pinned and/or shellacked onto my head. (I shudder to think what she could’ve done with a Bedazzler.) After all the necessary elements had been gathered, I would then be summoned to the sewing room, where I would patiently (*cough*) stand while the tissue...  Read More

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"Dreams do not have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again!"
Name:Desert Belle
Location:New Mexico
United States
Category:Everything Else
Since:Dec 2011

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