Lies, Legends, and Lore2020-12-03T18:51:47+00:00

Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour: Where Texas History Never Left

In the small town of Granbury, nestled just outside the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, life is quieter. With an historic town square boasting no less than twenty-eight historical structures, a lake that sparkles in the sunrise, restaurants, wineries, distilleries, and bed-and-breakfasts abounding, Granbury, Texas is nothing short of idyllic. It's no wonder I live here. But for all the years I've been here, I must confess it took me far too long to discover one of its best attractions: the Granbury

By |August 25th, 2021|

Curiously Strange // FREE Wallpaper

Wishing for Curiouser Days I sit here today in the heart of Texas, with the sun blazing down upon me, the temps soaring well into the nineties (cool for a Texas summer, I confess), and long for October. I've been listening to the Sleepy Hollow Soundtrack (Danny Elfman's masterpiece, of course) in hopes of drifting off into halcyon autumnal bliss. It's still July. *sigh* Alas, only three more months. Anyway, I recently ordered myself my Strange and Unusual pillow

By |July 14th, 2021|

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories

In 1843, a man named Charles Dickens wrote what went on to be one of the most famous holiday tales of all time: A Christmas Carol. This ghostly tale follows the iconic character Ebenezer Scrooge, who wakes in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, only to be greeted by three ghosts: the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas future. It's a marriage of the gothic and the sentimental: a warning

By |November 23rd, 2020|

All Hallow’s Eve Soul Cakes

I've heard of the tradition of soul cakes for years, but being an American, and more so, a Texan, they are not something that has ever been a part of my Halloween experience. But an English friend of mine posted a picture of the treats on social media, and I decided it was high time I found out what they're like. The history of soul cakes Dating back to the Middle Ages, soul cakes began as a tradition in Britain

By |October 31st, 2020|

Marfa Lights: Ghostly Orbs and Living Legends

On a midnight drive down Highway 67 in South Texas, fifty miles from the border of Mexico, you'll likely encounter a lone coyote or even an armadillo or two. You're certain to see the yuccas blooming in the moonlight, and the prickly pears hugging every fence post. But in Marfa, Texas, there is something much more haunting than errant wildlife and desert flora to encounter. A legend more than a century in the making The Marfa Lights are a Texas

By |October 21st, 2020|

Witchy Ginger Tea // An Autumnal Remedy

This time of year is one of dichotomies for me: gorgeous weather, terrible allergies; cooling temperatures, aching bodies; falling leaves, scratchy throats. It's a wonder I love this season so much considering its horrific after-effects. But not so very long ago, I stumbled across a homemade, witchy ginger tea recipe that is one of those rare finds: both helpful and delicious. It is my all-time favorite tea to drink warm (because let's face it, we southerners drink our tea iced

By |October 8th, 2020|

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