Venus Trapped in Mars

21 August 2014

The Texan Card









Texas Tank and iPad Case c/o Katydid Collection
 
A couple of days ago, we all confessed our guilty pleasures. Two guilty pleasures that I totally forgot to mention are iPhone/iPad cases and graphic T-shirts. When I find either of these items, I must have them or I will die. These two pieces from the Katydid Collection are no exception! I love all of the state outline shirts I've seen, so I was thrilled to get my hands on one of my own! 






 
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'm not a native Texan. I was born and raised in Midlothian (a suburb of Richmond) Virginia. When I was 17 I moved to Tennessee for college. Post college, I spent a couple of years in Kentucky for work, then begged and pleaded to be moved back to Knoxville! Then in August of 2012, I picked up, left everything in Knoxville behind (except General of course) and moved to the great state of Texas. 

Now that I've been here for exactly two years, this big ole state is starting to feel like home. I love so many things about Texas, from the pro sports teams, to the culture, to the new friends I've made, to how proudly both the American and Texan flags are flown all over the state. If you had asked me to pick a state outlined shirt a year ago, I still would have selected the state of Tennessee, but I've fallen in love, head over spurs with the state of Texas in the past year, and I think it is getting pretty serious!  

I'm assuming, after that statement, that my Texan card has just been approved! Just don't ask me to root for the Longhorns (#TennesseeIsTheRealUT). 
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Make sure you go check out Helene's blog today! I'm on the blog auction selling my Jerry Jones ad space (reg. $55) with a starting bid of just $9! 


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27 comments :

  1. you look so flipping cute. love the texas shirt, representin! texas card approved!

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  2. I think Texas has officially adopted you so its Ok to fly their colors proudly ( and wow I can't believe I used the USA spelling for colour)

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  3. I totally should have read yesterday's post more thoroughly. Crazy Midlothian. :P

    Also, native Texans are glad to have you!

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  4. I want the Ipad cover. I don't have an Ipad...

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  5. Very cute! Congrats on being a Texan!

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  6. That phone case is ev - er - y - thing.

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  7. The iPad case is so cute! Love your outfit.

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  8. Haha.. that iphone case... love it! Super fun and showing some spunk!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  9. As a native Texan, we are glad you're here!! Love that tank too!! oxox, Amanda

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  10. That shirt is too cute. Thanks to other bloggers wearing these outlined shirts, I'm totally convinced I just haveeee to have one. Plus that wall behind you is something else, how cool!

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  11. I love Texas! My hubs & I lived in OK a few years (OK is my favorite state to live in!) bc he worked on oil rigs & he had to work in TX some. Also my brother was stationed in FT Hood. So any chance or reason we got to go to TX I was so totally in!!! :) Now we are in GA, lame I know! :P

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  12. Love your Texas pride and I will gladly approve that Texas card! I'm crossing my fingers that mine will still work when I move back in a few months :)

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  13. Nothing better than that Texas pride!! So happy you love it here :) I love your shirt btw CUTE!! I don't know about that UT comment at the end but I'll let it slide because i love your blog :)

    http://neatly-packaged.com/

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  14. I'm in the same boat, TN all the way, but I've lived in KY and MA for the past 2 years so I'm startin to branch out a bit more (Boston gear not KY, I'm not that open to branchin out haha) You look super cute in that T girl!

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  15. This post is so colorful! Loving the phone cover!

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  16. Where are all the cute NJ tanks?! hahahaha

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  17. You should check out the Texas bracelet I sell...ya know, just in case you're curious...*wink wink* (https://www.etsy.com/listing/196402850/texas-state-cutout-bracelet-w-gold-chain?ref=shop_home_active_11) <---What an ugly link, ew

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  18. you look too cute! love your iphone case too. i need a new sassy iphone case soon. maybe pug themed. probably. and love the veenie cameo!

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  19. You had me at #TennesseeistherealUT :)

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  20. Such a cute top! Blog pictures are so much less awkward with dogs around. I don't know how people without dogs even survive.

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  21. I am seriously obsessed with that phone case!

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  22. I love that Veenie is your sidekick. Warner is clearly mine....and it makes us feel like we have Texas twins.

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  23. I will always pick Arkansas or Iowa over every place. In OK we tried to make it like your love for TX, but then we moved. I loved that environment and how close we were to everything. I will never (hopefully) to convert to WV.

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  24. Oh my gosh...that phone case. Brings back so many jr. high memories. I need it. "I put my hand up on your hip..."

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

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