Tuesday Treasure Trove


Things of Note:

I’m back! I had a great trip visiting family up in Ohio & Michigan, and am now back home in Texas. How was everyone while I was away? Did you enjoy the guest posts last week? I’ll have a trip round-up type thing tomorrow, but for now, here’s some things I’ve learned about road-tripping:

  • It is possible to make a 19-hour drive with just yourself and a puppy while only stopping a total of 3 times. The key: consolidation of potty breaks, gas refills, and food stops. Also: Books on tape. Even a crappy book on tape helps loads.
  • The HOV lane would be cooler if it stood for Hovercraft. And if a puppy counted as my second person in the car.
  • Texas will rain on me any time I’m making a solo trip – leaving, and coming back. I swear, every time.
  • When you are tired out from aforementioned 19-hour drive, being attacked by a giant flying cockroach while unloading the car is about a badjillion times more alarming and curse-making. Many thanks to the boyfriend (whom I inadvertently woke up with the curse-making) for helping vanquish it.

Also: the winner of the August Group Giveaway is Chelsea from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles! Congrats, lady! I’ll be emailing you; please respond within 48 hours. 🙂


Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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