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The 80’s Social Network.

It’s not a five star restaurant or anything, but Sonic is gnarly dude.

Sonic, by far, has the best ice around. I mean, it’s awesome to the max. Ha! Remember the eighties?

Sonic Ice!!!

Ok, back to Sonic. What about the styrofoam cup! Between that and the ice it’s totally tubular.


Did you know the first Sonic opened in 1953?

And that the original name was Top Hat? And that in 1987 (a year before I graduated high school) the 1000th Sonic opened up?

Yep, I graduated in ’88. The year George Bush, Sr. was elected President, CD’s outsold albums for the first time, a gallon of gas was between .82 to .98 cents, and one of the top songs of the year was Push It by Salt N Pepa!

Salt-N-Pepa: Push It (Remix)

“Cantcha feel the music pumpin haaaud like I wish u would now Push It. Dun du nuna nun. Push it good.”

Sorry. I feel old now…

But I do have fond memories of Sonic. Living in the country, there wasn’t a big choice of places to go for teenagers at the time, so the big thing was cruisin Sonic.

Not just once.

Not even two or three times.

I’m talking hours of endless circles. I’ll have to admit, it was rad. You had friends everywhere and the possibilities were endless. It was the place to hang dude.

It’s not like we had Facebook or iPhones!

Sonic WAS our social network.

Driving around for hours to see who you could run into from high school or any school for that matter. It was conveniently located in a town that was in the middle of two other small towns. I don’t think there was another Sonic for a good 45 minutes away. It was on.

I was a teenager once.

I remember.

Totally, fer shur!


My Favorite Lotions in the World

I have a confession to make.

My hands are so dry since I’ve gotten older! I mean, I used to put on lotion for the fragrance, but nowadays and especially when I’m in desperation mode, it’s a must to lather it on the top portion of my hands. And I do this several times a day or more, especially during the winter.

Which leads me to two of my most favorite lotions in the entire world:

1. For dryness – Nivea Creme.

The first time I found this creamy-sensation-of-a-lotion was near the checkouts at Wal-mart. It came in this cute little blue tin and I grabbed it for my purse (no I wasn’t shop-lifting – I bought it first). I was oblivious to the fact that I was about to experience the best lotion ever. When I finally ran out, which didn’t take long, I found this jar of it.

Mary Kay would probably slap me for this, but I even put this on my face (not recommended for the oily skinned). It works miracles as an eye cream and other problematic dry skin areas on your face. It’s also good for sunburns.

2. For fragrance – Jasmine Vanilla from Bath & Body.

This lotion smells like heaven.

It has Natural Soybean Oil and Glycerin.

I’m addicted to it.

Oh, and if you go to their website, it’s on sale for $6.50 a bottle.


Have you checked out bloom IQ dot com?

Bloom IQ

A great garden resource full of information and helpful tips!

Roses that Rock

Moss Rose. This is one of my favorite plants to grow. I remember seeing this in my parent’s yard growing up. It only grows 4 – 8 inches high and spreads up to 2 feet. It’s a perfect ground cover for any large, hot and dry spot in your yard or garden. I’ve seen it grow in rocks as shown in the picture below.

Grows anywhere, even on rocks!

It comes in many color varieties. Here’s a picture of my lovely, orange Moss Rose!

The Moss Rose on my patio!

The thing about these roses is they only open up when the sun comes out. If there’s a cloudy, overcast day, unlike anything we are having here in Texas right now, they will stay closed until the sun comes out again. They love the sun, so be sure and plant them in an area that receives at least 6 – 8 hours daily! Keep in mind, they need good drainage and must be deadheaded so that you can enjoy healthier blooms! You only need to fertilize them once in the middle of the summer and again in late summer.

Planting them anywhere along your driveway, sidewalk, walkway or even between pavers are all good choices for them! I’m about to plant some in a new container and set them in this cute little bicycle planter I found on Amazon. They also make for a beautiful hanging basket!

Isn't this adorable?

These roses definitely rock for Mother’s Day!