Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pearls and gemstones

This simple and unique pearl and gemstone gold necklace is now available in my shop.

gold gemstone pearl necklace

You can also add a personalized hand stamped gold tag!
gold gemstone pearl necklace tag

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Urban Decay

Beloved Westbury Square in Southwest Houston.

Still standing but reduced to shambles.

Anyone who was around in the '60-'90s remembers its hayday. The galleria before the Galleria.

I often went to the unique specialty shops with my grandmother - candle stores, fabric stores, restaurants, her hair salon every Saturday!.

Every halloween all the shops opened their doors to trick-or-treaters and there was a makeshift haunted house that has now been replaced by Home Depot.

All that's left is Honey's Sno-Ball truck in the parking lot (delicious sno-cones, by the way!).

With all of the debate about demolishing the remains, why can't it be rebuilt to it's former charm? That would make MANY Houstonians happy!
westbury sq

(older pictures courtesy of houston press and houston architecture)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Broken bones

Geez, you can never keep these guys safe. Noe had a little accident on the playground at her school.

Surgery complete, pin in place, purple cast secured. She's a trooper!

The first and hopefully last broken bone in the Ostrin household. Oh, except for that time Edwin broke his foot walking around the swimming pool...