I am an eclectic person, but country has never been one of my favorite styles. So, why I chose to buy this sign is beyond me. After dealing with several of my husband’s health issues, I decided that it wasn’t worth having things in my house that didn’t make me happy. Life is too uncertain for that. Yet, this sign continued to sit on my shelf until finally, I couldn’t handle it anymore. Instead of donating it, I decided to upcycle it.
It was beginning to look better, but it still didn’t scream, “Carmen!!” So, I took a small paintbrush and a little black paint and I started to outline the design on the paper. Next, I outlined the letters with the pink paint and then I decided to lightly go over it for a sort of distressed look.
After two years it still makes me smile, although, I still don’t like to dust. 😝
This place is teeny tiny. During their lunch hour rush, I discovered that it was best to use their drive-thru. However, if you have time or you stop in at an off hour, be sure to check this made-with-love place out. On one wall they have old wedding photos hung all over it, and on the other there is a cool chalk board wall. However, the best-of-the-best decor is in the bathrooms that are located on the outside of the building. The women’s restroom was covered with heartthrobs from every era. While you pee you could be staring at Brad Pitt, which in hindsight might creep the guy out a little bit if he ever read this, but come on ladies, how fun is their decor?!
The real reason you need to go to this place, though, are these Firecrackers. They are the bomb diggity!! Okay, I take that back…that sounded lame, lol, but you get what I mean. The salty, butteriness mixed with the fresh tasting dill and the heat of the red pepper makes this something that you really will crave. They are so good that I went home and figured out how to make them myself.
And the sandwiches…
The fresh spinach, and the melty cheese mixed with the generous helpings of meat, and the home made buns make these things worth the calories!! I swear to you, you won’t be sorry if you decide to fly to Texas just to eat at Cravings. I need to go back….like, right now…lol.
Check out their website for their specials: http://www.cravingsnb.com/calendar.html
You might be wondering how I found this hole in the wall place. Well, I did a google search for food just as we crossed the boarder from Texas into Louisiana. I found Darrell’s on yelp and the locals swore by these sandwiches. I thought, who am I to resist the temptation?
So, as we passed through the area at 10:30am, we decided to stop and wait the half-an-hour until they opened. I heard that the line could get pretty crazy, so I wasn’t going to complain. We were first and we had stellar treatment (trust me, that means something when you have three kids yelling at you from the back seat)!
Once they were open, the waitress came to the window and said, “What can I getcha, baby?” in a thick southern drawl. We’d never been there before, so she walked us through the menu and helped us choose the perfect sandwiches for our family. The boys all had shrimp, Mike had roast beef, and I had the special. The bread was tender, but not soggy. The jalapeño mayo was just spicy enough. It didn’t overwhelm my senses. The cheese was real cheese, and not that overly processed stuff that I hate so much. I swear, the only thing you could hear from our car were moans of pure food bliss. These sandwiches are the best of the best food porn. Just look at it! You know you want one…
I promise, you won’t be sorry if you go!! I mean, not only am I NOT getting paid for this post, but they don’t even know that I wrote it! It was just so awesome that I had to tell y’all!
Every crab that we bought was over two pounds, and full of super sweet meat. He put them into big clear plastic bags, and we carefully carried them back to our car where we placed them on ice. It was really important to keep them alive until we got home, and thankfully, the ice did just that. If you don’t want to cook and clean the crab yourself, you are in luck, because for only $3 per crab, you can have Princeton Market do it for you right at the harbor.
Cowboys, Indians, wild west gunfights, and finding a fortune in the gold mines are what a small boy thinks of when he travels though the Southwest. The beautiful desert scenery and long distances between towns allows the imagination to run wild and think of as many “what if” scenarios as possible. Like, what if there were a wild west gun fight in the middle of a town because someone stole someone else’s cows?
We found out the answer when we went to visit Goldfield Ghost Town, a little boy’s cowboy dreamland!This ghost town is set against the beautiful Superstition Mountains and transports you to the 1800’s, or at least allows you to dream about what it might have been like back then.
The boys found a few specks of gold, some garnets and of course, fool’s gold. It was a very enjoyable experience and the kids loved every minute of it! They left feeling like they were millionaires because they found real gold!
Besides the fact that you could leave Goldfield’s Ghost Town poor since it is not one flat rate for everything, it was a really great place to visit! It was very memorable and the boys still say that the gunfight was the best thing ever! If you have boys who dream of cowboys and old wild west gun fights, or even if you just want to learn something new while enjoying a beautiful view, then I highly suggest stopping by when you are in the area!
|See?!?! See?!?! I even enhanced the color of the water (it isn’t really green) so that you could really see all of them! Crazy isn’t it?!?!|