Monday, September 30, 2013

Local Artisan Spotlight - Costume Itmes

Some of the artists above allow for you to pick up orders locally or have venues they sell through in Waco.  Scroll down below this collection of pictures to learn more.

Queen of Hearts Tutu Costume...

Skeletal foot hand-painted s...

Crochet One-Eyed Monster Hat...

Batman Tutu Costume

Dazzing Tinkerbell Tutu Cost...

Baby Bee Hat and Leg warmers...

An Adorable Little Mermaid T...

Adult superman cape

Batman and Robin Tutu Costum...

Bowtie - Pretied, Adjustable...

Oscar the Grouch Tutu Dress

Newborn Basketball headband ...

CLEARANCE Antique Creamy Whi...

Crochet Baby Football Cocoon...

Jack Skellington 8-bit Earri...

Local Events Where You Can See These Artists

OCT 18 - Tie Dye Dino Shop (TexasBelle83 above) will have some bowties up for auction in the Woodway Elementary School Fall Fest on October 18th (proceeds go to help the school).

OCT 26 - Mister Other One will have a booth at the Fall Farm Day Celebration at the World Hunger Relief Farm on Oct. 26 from 9am - 3pm (more info at

These Shops Accept Local Pick-ups 
Save on shipping by picking up your order locally.  Make sure to let them know when you order that you want to pick up items locally.

Mister Other One
Accepts local pick-ups twice a week.  Contact shopkeeper for more info.

Simplisticly Unique

Stolle Creations   (TexasBelle83 above)

Tie Dye Dino Shop
Use coupon code LOCAL when you check out to remove shipping costs if you will be picking items up.

Vintager Style

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Colony Office Burned Down

This Wednesday I drove by the Colony apartments, where I used to live, and this is what I saw.   The whole front office was charred...a giant burned whole in the roof.  

I asked one of the maintenance people there what had happened, and they said it was a disgruntled tenant.  I looked it up later...the lady who did looked familiar but if I knew her it wasn't well.  I gather they caught her on security camera, even though she tried to cover it up.   Some other residents tried to put it out but it had gotten too big by the time they noticed it.   It was in the middle of the night so no one was in the office at the time.  One firefighter was injured fighting the blaze.  All this happened back in early August, so this is old news, but new to me.

Now, here's the kicker (and this is just heresay), but I talked with someone at a nearby business about it and they say that she went to jail, served her time, got out, AND STILL LIVES THERE.  Really?  That doesn't get you evicted?  YIKES!

Now, I understand being disgruntled.   We lived there for several years, and maintenance was horrible.  We had stairs that were literally crumbling, and they weren't fixed for nearly a year (I sent in a request when I first noticed the cracks, and by the time they finally fixed it one of the steps had completely fallen away and we had been skipping over that step for at least a month).  They are lucky that me or my kids didn't get hurt because of it...'cause I would have sued (and I'm not one to do that lightly).

But, still, I don't think what she did was right.  There are better ways to handle things like that.

Anyways, here's a close up of the damage.  Dang.

More on this at:

WacoTrib - Probably the most detailed account

KXXV  - The comment are interesting on this one.  One resident posted that they sent everyone letters saying their rent was late 3 days after this.  Nice.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


A couple sales caught my eye today in the produce section of the HEB on Hewitt Dr:

  • Red Peppers - 2 for $1
  • Strawberries - $1.49ish* 
*(Actually, it was cheaper to buy two smaller strawberry cases than one large one, which was $3.59ish).  

Monday, September 16, 2013

Living Social Deal: Half Price at Johnny Carinos!

You can get up to $40 at Johnny Carinos for half price!  Check out the Living Social Deal here!

(Full disclosure - I get free stuff on Living Social if you buy through my links).