Our Visit To Junk Gypsies

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Hey Ya’ll,

I am a big fan of Amie and Jolie who at the time were on HGTV as The Junk Gypsies.

So my daughter April and I took a road trip to Round Top, Texas three years ago. I am holding my grandson Johnny and it was fun meeting Jolie and Archie at the store. It was market week so Amie was out of the store for the day. My daughter is known for making our road trips memorable so this time didn’t disappoint.
We were shopping at their Junk Gypsy Company Store when I rounded the corner to be face to face with Jolie who offered her assistance. April and I asked Jolie if she minded a photo with us. As you can see she was very nice and even Johnny smiled.
We ran into her again on the other side of her store as Archie one of their longtime employee friends was waiting on us. I saw they had these tiny dancing ballerinas online and had to have a couple of them. April and I picked up several items and before we left my sweet daughter gifted me a Junk Gypsy t-shirt which is still one of my treasures!

Next time I will have to get April in front of the camera!

Thank you again April for this special day,

Mom

I am in no way associated with Amye or Jolie Sykes or The Junk Gypsy Brand.

 

 

 

 

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Zucchini Fritter Gyros

GYRO

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 lb. zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canned diced green chilies or
  • 1 roasted poblano Chile, diced
  • 1 green onion, chopped (2 Tbs.)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3/4 cup roasted red pepper or jalapeño-cilantro hummus
  • 3 whole-wheat pita breads, halved and warmed
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce

Preparation

1. Stir together yogurt and lemon zest in small bowl. Set aside.

2. Wrap grated zucchini in clean kitchen towel, and wring out excess moisture.

3. Whisk egg in large bowl. Stir in zucchini, green chilies, green onion, and garlic. Sprinkle mixture with flour and baking powder, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

4. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in large skillet over medium heat. Drop 6 heaping tablespoonful’s zucchini mixture into skillet, and gently flatten. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Transfer to paper-towel-lined plate, and repeat with remaining zucchini mixture.

5. Spread 2 Tbs. hummus inside each pita half. Fill with 2 tomato slices, 2 zucchini cakes, red onion slices, and ⅓ cup chopped lettuce. Drizzle each gyro with 2 Tbs. yogurt mixture. Serve.

Makes 4 Gyros

Credits: Recipe shared from Vegetarian Times.

 

Love Yourself First Truly

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I have been through a personal journey these past six months. First of all I will spare you the details but having to move away from my grandchildren, daughter, and son-in-law crushed my spirit. I knew that I had to come to terms they are only a couple hours away. My daughter April has made sure I don’t lose contact, she stays in touch several days a week. Her dedication and love has helped me in ways I could ever explain.

It took me several years to understand that if I didn’t love myself no one else should. So I am sharing with you the sights that have began to heal my broken pieces.

My World

Dorothy, Darren, Johnny, and April

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Here are a few other sights that I find happiness and humor enjoying!

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Please follow my blog and share with me what makes you embrace happiness. Learning that happiness is truly within ourselves!

Thanks for spending your time reading today,

Kathy

 

January 2018 Giveaway CLOSED

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Thank you for everyone that entered via Facebook, and Instagram!
Connie Hitt of Lakeland FL. was my winner! She was chosen from 108 enteries in a random draw. Thanks again to everyone who entered!!

February giveaway will be announced soon!
Be sure to follow this blog or my other blog http://www.SweetTeaNana.wordpress.com for announcements on giveaways.

 

 

 

 

Glad To Meet You, Again

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Hello Folks,

I am Kathy a blogger,mother, and grandmother. Recently moved and find myself living alone with two dogs.  It is funny how life takes us in unexpected directions. Yet it has occured to me as a blessing to have supportive family. Believing in Karma and God has helped me wake up every morning thankful!

Come follow both my blogs and lets enjoy these adventures together.

Please visit my recipe sharing blog. http://www.supperwithnana.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

Visiting Colorado.

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Hello Y’all,

On April 27th my daughter April and I left for three nights and four days to Westminster Colorado. We stayed at a couples Airbnb townhouse! I can’t say enough about our lovely host, we felt right at home.

Our girls weekend started out Thursday morning as we flew Frontier Airlines  from Austin to Denver International airport. We had a nice flight with just a little mountain air turbulence prior to landing. I was impressed with the pilot who kept us updated which helped my nerves.

During our adventures we visited a nice restaurant and ate Bison,  which was April’s first time to try this unique faire.

I insisted that Friday we head closer to the mountains to Boulder also a college town. Beautiful clear day and the longer we explored the area the cooler it got.

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We happen to be staying the weekend of the last snow of the season. It made for a breathtaking trek out Saturday morning which was a full day.Early we headed out to eat a nice breakfast and venture to Denver’s Downtown Aquarium. It snowed steadily on our heads as we stood outside waiting for tickets. Cold but worth it after we entered this massive aquarium. Visiting this attraction was the top of my list and we were not disappointed.

Saturday afternoon we went to Mile High Tattoo where we each got inked! Very nice folks and we were very happy with their work.

April and I are thrift store enthusiasts so we visited three stores on our trip, finding several treasures.

All I kept thinking during our stay is how fast I can return. Colorado is a state so beautiful and I could live there someday!!

Enjoy your travels and keep in mind memories last a lifetime,

Until later,

Kathy B.