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Hi, It’s Shannon!  I have some great ideas for you to make your Saint Patrick’s Day an unforgettable one!

cocktail mix

Make your tongues green with
The Perfect Cocktail Mix in a 4-Pack
Just Add the Punch! Figueroa Brothers makes your home the best bar in town! All you have to do is keep these Spice Exchange Cocktail Mixes within an arm’s reach, add the liquor and shake! You’ll love the flavors in this collection.
Margarita, Cosmopolitan, Lemon Drop and Mojito. Each is 25.4 fl. oz.

Start your St. Patrick’s Day Off
the Right Way!

breakfast

We all know it can be a long day
for celebration.
Start your St. Patrick’s Day with
our Country Breakfast Box.
Bear Creek’s traditional curing and smoking methods make a real difference in taste! You’ll receive 1 lb. of our lean Smoked Pork Sausage and 2 1/2 lbs. of Smokehouse Bacon. Then we add one 16 oz. bag of our fluffy maple flavored Pancake Mix and 5 oz. each of the best Wild Plum Syrup and Blackberry Syrup.
Add a splash of green food dye for some real fun!

celtic

Show your spirit with this beautiful Celtic Design Stained Glass!  This stunning piece measures 9″x13″ and is perfect for any room in the house!

Click HERE to shop A Texas Style’s  ST. PATRICK’S DAY section now!

Heelskinz

Heelskinz

Don’t you hate it when you have that favorite pair of heels that get scuffed in the car on long commutes? Well, I met Terri Andrews, CEO of HeelSkinz from Dallas recently and she has a fabulous solution-it is a velvet and rhinestone embellished anklet that velcros over your shoes and the back of the heel stays protected. They are even fashionable enough to wear on the red carpet and were featured in the Grammy Award 2009 Gift Baskets and I am told they might be featured on an upcoming Oprah.  Here’s to more clever Texans and not showing up embarrassed at your next appointment or cocktail party. Save some money on shoe repair too!

Step Out in true Texas Style this weekend!

Shannon

As a proud fifth generation Texan, mother and grandmother, I have to say that it still warms my heart whenever I receive a personal gift on Mother’s Day. I prefer to receive something that does not have to be plugged in or that comes with instructions, a beautiful handmade card is the best with a little trinket to go with it.  If some of you are still wondering what to get for Mother’s Day-here are some great ideas and even if it does not get there on the day at least you can put in the card a little message that an additional remembrance is on its way…

-Manicure or Pedicure gift certificate with a great gift basket containing a WT Greer CD, Moose Milk Hot Chocolate 16 oz., Lazart Bookmark, SOS Organic Cotton Night Shirt-One Size, Lazart Candleholder, Scented Votive Candle, and a Round Top O’Lavender Soap Sampler.

-cook her lunch or dinner at your house and invite a few friends or family members to surprise her and to help with the meal check out the Chuckwagon Sisters cookbook and wow her with some new recipes after all the cooking she has done for you.

-Go Green! Mother Nature and your mother may be earth-conscious so she would be pleased to get one of Mystic Angels inspirational pendants made from recycling dominoes and beads. Each has a saying engraved on it and it hangs on any chain. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers in Texas and in the rest of the country.  Please enjoy your special time with your loved ones this weekend.

Here is a little quote from Lady Bird Johnson that I love, “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”

Much love from Texas,

Shannon

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A Texas Style.com CelebratesTexas Independence Day March 2

 

Buy Texas!

Buying Texas-Made Products Made by Texans Reinvests in the Lone Star State’s Economy and Create More Jobs

 

Dallas, TX-(February 27, 2009) In Tuesday’s speech to Congress President Obama said, “History reminds us that at every moment of economic upheaval and transformation, this nation has responded with bold action and big ideas.” March 2 is the day when the Texas Declaration of Independence was literally written and signed overnight by Delegates of Congress in 1836 when the Alamo in San Antonio was under siege by Santa Anna’s Army.  In celebration of our forefathers and our independence from Mexico, A Texas Style [http://www.ATexasStyle.com] (ATS) is selling framed copies of the Texas Declaration of Independence and other historical and patriotic items on its e-commerce site which features products made right here in Texas.

 

Our economy is now under siege and President Obama’s speech on Tuesday night called for Americans again to regain their lead in the respective industries, i.e. automotive, that were invented here at home and said, “…I do not accept a future where the jobs and industries of tomorrow take root beyond our borders — and I know you don’t, either. It is time for America to lead again.” 

 

There is a way to initiate that leadership one state at a time, and that is by putting our purchasing power to good use. Buying Texas-made products and doing business with Texas businesses creates more jobs here at home.  Check out the last Texas T-shirt you bought (online, at a festival or at the mall) and chances are it was made in China.  “If we are going to create jobs in Texas, it is time to buy Texas and support the great entrepreneurs and small businesses of our state,” said ATS Co-Founder and CEO Anthony McClure, who is also an SMU Cox Graduate School of Business Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship Studies.

A Texas Style.com’s Co-Founder, President and Fifth Generation Texan Shannon Barnett worked for six years to gather award-winning and notable products either made, grown and/or manufactured in Texas and has assembled more than 200 vendors on their e-commerce site which launched last fall. “We want to utilize our current relationships and global Internet presence to increase awareness of all Texas talent and all Texas companies.  We also want to donate a portion of sponsorships and profits to educating the talent of the future and highlighting and preserving the legacy of its pioneers and great business leaders and products,” said Barnett.

According to the State of Texas web site Texas Wide Open for Business.com, the only area where Texas has not seen economic growth in the past year is in manufacturing.  The Texas Association of Manufacturers states that “manufacturing is the engine that drives prosperity in Texas and across the U.S. It is central to our economic security – creating high quality jobs and benefits, and providing tax revenue for schools and other important government services.” For more information go to http://www.manufacturetexas.org/

This month, The U.S. Department of Commerce has named Texas the top exporting state in the nation for the seventh year in a row based on 2008 export data. Texas’ exports increased more than 14 percent over the last year, totaling $192.14 billion, approximately $23.92 billion more than 2007.  If Texas were its own country, it would rank No. 12 in the world for its gross domestic product.

“Maintaining our rank as the nation’s top exporting state is proof positive that Texas has sound policies in place to cushion it from the effects of an economic downturn,” said Texas Governor Rick Perry. “By maintaining low taxes and reasonable and predictable regulations, business in Texas can continue to flourish, ensuring our ongoing position as a top exporting state and competitor in the global marketplace.” “Most people don’t know that the most popular piece of yard art in Italy is the longhorn steer,” said Barnett.  ATS actually sells those steers on its web site.

It is time to bank on Texas again.  Texas is globally recognized for its consumer products and culture. Mary Kay Cosmetics, the memory chip from Texas Instruments, designer apparel, handicrafts and art, its sports franchises, and the list goes on.  According to the State Comptroller of Texas Susan Combs, the gross amount of retail products sold is set to increase by $9.6 billion dollars over the next two years.  The fastest growing sector of small businesses is minority and women-owned businesses. ATS and the majority of its more than 200 vendors qualify in this category.

Shopping on ATexasStyle.com also gives back to the community and our culture.  ATS has already donated a portion of its sales proceeds to support arts and music in Texas public schools.  They have recently presented a check to the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Education Foundation, sponsored a free concert and art exhibition for Richardson and Plano school students and recently partnered with Friends of Texas Public Schools. ATS created a 501 [c] 3 non-profit organization called the Lone Star Dream Foundation whose mission is to educate and enrich all generations in expanding their knowledge of Texas History by bringing it to life through the arts of music and theater. They are in the process of creating a children’s television show called “Camp Cookie” to illustrate this mission with Texas musician K.R. Wood who has toured and taught children across the state for many years.

Shopping “Made in Texas” items on A TexasStyle.com means….

·        Supports Education-a portion of the all the sales proceeds supports arts, music and history education in Texas public schools and students who are underserved

 

·        Pays our taxes-Texas manufacturing contributes one third of all corporate taxes paid to state and local government

  • Safe-In light of recent recalls of foreign products, ATS buys direct from the vendor-no illegal paints or dyes used, no unregulated ingredients
  •  Environmentally friendly-100 percent Texas organic cotton, farm-grown foods
  • Supports our economy by increasing demand on manufacturing within the state
  • Creates more service sector and private sector jobs in Texas
  • Saves money-shopping online versus traditional shopping saves gas and retail markup
  • Award-winning-ATS products are the industry leaders for awards in their categories
  • Supports small business-boosts local municipalities’ growth, local farmers, artisans and tradesmen within the State of Texas
  • Specialty items-Celebrate Texas Independence Day by clicking on special product link for patriotic, historical and Texas-made products on sale for the holiday. Hear the Crockett Chronicles about Davy Crockett and the Alamo by Texas singer-songwriter K.R. Wood who recorded the album on Crockett’s original fiddle “Betsy.”  

Does someone you know love Texas and Texas fashion, art, music, food, culture or history? Whether you are in London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Los Angeles or Africa there is a global mystique and fascination about Texas and its culture and history that spans the globe. Did you know that Phil Collins of Genesis is the 2nd largest collector of Texas history memorabilia in the world? Texas Monthly just declared Davy Crockett the number one most stylish Texan in its current issue. If you listened to President Obama’s speech about reinvesting in America-It is also a great way to reinvest in Texas by buying products made and manufactured right here in the Lone Star State.

Collins journeyed to the Alamo last year at this time to hear K.R. Wood give his Crockett Chronicles concert for Texas Independence Day. Collins has loved Davy Crockett since he was a child. K.R. Wood actually plays Davy Crockett’s fiddle “Betsy” on this recording and met Collins at his concert. You can share Collin’s love by buying the Crockett Chronicles CD on ATexasStyle.com

crockettchronicles_2248_general1Crockett Chronicles by K.R. Wood-$17.50

As featured in Texas Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and People Newspapers, all products on ATexasStyle.com are made in Texas by Texans.

Texas Independence Day is on March 1 here are the ten other ways you can declare your love for the great State of Texas:

texaspralines_1658_general1) Little Texas shaped pralines from Katy Sweet-6 pc for $29.95 and 12 piece for $49.95

 

 

republicoftexas_web_306_general12) Yellow Roses-Republic of Texas Yellow Rose bush-$50

 

 

tdi1620_8161_407_general13) Texas Declaration of Independence framed from Brazos Oaks-$149

 

 

largetexasflag_1134_general24) Fly the Texas Flag-Framed flag of Texas-$69.50

 

 

allaround_426_general5) Gotta have THE hat-George Strait Style “All Around Hat” from Catalena Hatters in Bryan, Texas-$250

 

 

rebecca_web2_1587_detail16) Learn new original songs about Texas, its land and people from Marshall,Texas native Rebecca Henricks

Rebecca Henricks-Dance with Me-$15.99-The title track recalls the singer meeting her astronaut husband on their first date and other songs that are a tribute to her love for her Texas family and their Texas roots

3packribrangersbbq_edited-1_1937_detail17) Texas BBQ and Award-Winning Chili plus something for dessert-BBQ sauces-$14.95, homemade chocolate fudge large-$19.95, award-winning Texas Choice chili mix-$5.00, take your pick!

 

 

picture40a_1691_general18) Texas Chef Hat -$16.50 or Lone Star flag placemats (set of four)-$48 or pick a men’s or ladies’ apron to match for $16.50

 

 

stopper_741_detail29) Tejas Woods wine stopper -$38, cutting board-$38-this is the finest woodwork in Texas and is featured in the Smithsonian

 

 

texascookiepan_web_1975_general110) Bake Texas-size cookies-Texas-Shaped Cast-Iron baking pan from Texas Metal Casting-$26.00

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Declare your love for Texas or a Texan-Phil Collins of

Genesis Does

Does someone you know love Texas and Texas fashion, art, music, food, culture or history?  Whether you are in London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Los Angeles or Africa there is a global mystique and fascination about Texas and its culture and history. Did you know that Phil Collins of Genesis is the 2nd largest collector of Texas history memorabilia in the world?

phil-collins-taxCollins journeyed to the Alamo last year to hear K.R. Wood give his Crockett Chronicles concert for Texas Independence Day. Collins has loved Davy Crockett since he was a child. K.R. Wood actually plays Davy Crockett’s fiddle on this recording and met Collins at his concert.  You can share Collin’s love by buying the Crockett Chronicles CD on ATexasStyle.com

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Crockett Chronicles by K.R. Wood$17.50

As featured in Texas Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and People Newspapers, all products on ATexasStyle.com are made in Texas by Texans.

With Valentine’s Day approaching and Texas Independence Day on March 1 here are nine other ways you can declare your love for the great State of Texas on www.atexasstyle.com (Click on product names to shop) :

 champagne_giftbox_1083_general1) Perfumed stationery-Champagne perfume and Grapes of Stellenbosch Note Cards-$42

 

 

 

republicoftexas_web_306_general2) Yellow Roses-Republic of Texas Yellow Rose bush-$50

 

 

 

tdi1620_8161_407_general3) Texas Declaration of Independence framed from Brazos Oaks-$149

 

 

 

largetexasflag_1134_general4) Fly the Texas Flag-Framed flag of Texas-$69.50

 

 

 

enduringlovebell_282_general5) Jewelry for her-Enduring Love Bell-Sterling Silver-$99 includes chain, handmade using the “lost wax” method where no two are alike

 

 

6) Serenade your loved one with releases from three original Texas singer-songwriters

 

britt3_221_generalBrittnee Lee-Purpose-$17.99-“The Perfect Catch” is a great love song for current times and takes a humorous look at love and also “What a Wonderful World”

 

 

 

wtgreercd0001WT Greer-Not in a Hurry-$20-features the classic love songs-“All I Ask of You” from Les Miserables, “Hello” from Lionel Richie, “My Funny Valentine” and “When I Fall in Love”

 

 

 

rebecca_web2_1587_detailRebecca Henricks-Dance with Me-$15.99-The title track recalls the singer meeting her astronaut husband on their first date and other songs that are a tribute to her love for her Texas family

 

7) The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and we all love something sweet-3packribrangersbbq_edited-1_1937_detailBBQ sauces-$14.95, homemade chocolate fudge large-$19.95, award-winning Texas Choice chili mix-$5.00, take your pick!

 

 

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8) Texas Chef Hat -$16.50 or  Lone Star flag placemats (set of four)-$48

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9) Tejas Woods  stopper_741_detail1wine stopper -$38,  single-wine-rack-with-bottles_1633_detailwine rack -$419.00 made from recycled wine barrels from Sisters Emporium ,  texas_cutting_board-215x186_1537_generalcutting board-$38-this is the finest woodwork in Texas and is featured in the Smithsonian

With love,
Shannon

We all love watching Martha Stewart’s Halloween and holiday shows with her great homemade gift and craft segments. Chances are you have tried doing some of those at home like me. When it comes to making something special for my loved ones and clients and ensuring they get something that they don’t already have, there is not time to make everyone a gift basket or homemade item on time.  ATexasStyle.com has beautiful works of art and handcrafts as well as handmade furniture available for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.  There are so many great artists in right here in Texas.

You can choose from existing designs or create your own with one-of-kind stained glass pieces from Gary Hivnor of Fairview. Smithsonian worthy woodworking from Tejas Woods of Plano-engraved cutting boards, business card holders, wine stoppers with silver inlay and the state of Texas seal.

For ladies, there is handmade “green” jewelry and ceiling fan pulles made from recycled dominoes from Mystic Angel. Sisters Emporium has beautiful sterling silver pieces that are engraved.  As featured on www.dallasnews.com, they also make “green” furniture from recycled wine barrels-bar stools, coffee tables, plant stands, occasional tables, lazy susans, pot racks and more.

A great way to say “thank you” to clients and employees is to create a custom gift basket with a theme and it does not have to be a Texas theme. We have created gift baskets with gourmet foods from Texas, one for outdoor grilling, one called “Some Like it Hot” featuring mixes, rubs and great chile peppers, seasonings and salsas. We have one for the literary-minded, one for the Longhorn or Aggies #1 fan, the drink connoisseur or sommelier, a Texas art basket, and many more.

The trick is to order by November 15 if you want something made by hand. It is actually made by hand and from scratch and it will take 2-3 weeks.

There is good news for procrastinators out there, we do have available inventory for non-handmade items that can ship in 2-3 days.

For custom gift baskets please allow for 2 weeks from order date to arrival date.

Have fun shopping!

Shannon

Shopping “Made in Texas” items on A TexasStyle.com means….

  • Supports Education-a portion of the all the sales proceeds supports arts and music education in Texas public schools
  • Safe-In light of recent recalls of foriegn products, they buy direct from the vendor-no illegal paints or dyes used, no unregulated ingredients-they know where everything comes from and what it is made of
  • Environmentally friendly-100 percent Texas organic cotton, organic foods
  • Supports our economy by increasing demand on manufacturing within the state
  • Creates more jobs in Texas
  • Saves money-shopping online versus traditional shopping saves gas
  • Award-winning-our products are the industry leaders for awards in their categories
  • Everything’s bigger in Texas-Where else can you buy a real registered Texas Longhorn steer or chuckwagon?
  • Supports small business-boosts local municipalities growth and local farmers and handcraftsmen within our great State of Texas
  • Specialty items-Always great gifts for giving-This weekend on A Texas Style, we will have special designs for home and jewelry available to help with breast cancer awareness and support survivors and their families including beautiful pink ribbons in stained glass by Gary Hivnor, an Angel of Hope necklace and ceiling fan pull from Mystic Angel, and pink ribboned Christmas ornaments handpainted by Garland’s Pattilu Bowlsdy that say “Texas Hearts Unite.”

August 27 was LBJ Day in Texas. I wonder what he would think of what Texas has become.  For any of you who are celebrating this day or what would have been his 100th birthday this week might want to check out this month’s D Magazine and read Glenn Arbery LBJ tribute or find some of his favorite things on A TexasStyle.com…It prompted me to think about what I would get him if he were having a birthday party this week…

He would probably get a big hoot out of the fact that he could order Texas Longhorns in pairs or threesomes on the site and get free shipping.

He loved tossing his Stetson into the crowds so he would probably appreciate getting to restock his collection with the Cowboys Hats made in Texas like the Catalena “Gus” Cowboy Hat as seen on Robert Duvall in Lonesome Dove. Click here http://www.atexasstyle.com/productcart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=93

He also liked hunting so he would appreciate the Friction Holder knives http://www.atexasstyle.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=421

Oh and don’t forget about his dogs that he loved-he might have loved to put Him and Her, his beagles in the Round Camel Dudley pet bed http://www.atexasstyle.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=207

His Lady Bird loved flowers and they might have loved the idea of being able to ship Texas flower seeds to their friends like sending a real Republic of Texas Rose http://www.atexasstyle.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=55&idproduct=389

He would have gotten a kick out of the award-winning Zesty Fish and Shrimp Rub for his seafood from Texas Choice.

 I know I would love to have seen him open up a box with an SOS Organic Cotton T from Lubbock that said “Don’t Mess With Texas” because he passed away before that saying was made popular. It would have looked great on his strapping 6 foot three frame. You can buy the real deal http://www.atexasstyle.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=143

Happy Birthday, LBJ! Say hi to grandaddy for me!

Love, Shannon

As a third-generation Texan I learned the finer points of shooting, ranching and hunting from my grandfather growing up. His ranch occupied what we now know at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas and it was a favorite place of my family.  As I look back on the special times we had together, I would have loved to share all the Texas treats that I now carry on A Texas Style with him and my grandmother.  There are many great gift ideas on A Texas Style.com to honor your grandparents this weekend for Grandparents Day.

Here is a great idea for your grandmother.  Cooking Texas-style would not be the same without Jean Cates and Sue Cunningham, The Chuckwagon Sisters Cook Books and metal casting pans for making Texas or cowboy boot-shaped cakes or cornbread shaped as an ear of corn. Click on the following links to purchase http://www.atexasstyle.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=407

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For grandfathers, nothing is better then grilling steaks outside during football season when the grandkids are over. Except how do you keep things straight while visiting when so many pieces of meat are on the grill?  I found a ranch in Texas that has created custom branding irons for A Texas Style.com with “M” for Medium, “W” for Well-done, and “R” for Rare. The set is $59.95 and is now available and makes a great “unexpectedly clever” gift for Grandpa. 

Branding Irons Set for Grilling Meats

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Let’s give a big collective Texas holler for all our great forefathers and mothers in Texas and throughout the world and express our gratitude for the love and warmth they have shown us.

Shannon

Hayley Michelle from Tyler, Texas:
To remove hairspray and other buildup, lather up with shampoo, and then work in a teaspoon of salt and rinse.

Thomas McGuffey from Amarillo, Texas:
No putty to cover the nail holes in the wall? Try toothpaste. Most homes have it. It comes in convenient tubes and the white color it just right!

Frank Jackson from El Paso, Texas:
Are those cedar blocks in your armoire or the walls in your cedar chest loosing their distinctive aroma? Sand ‘em down – lightly with fine grit of sandpaper.

James Sydney from Killeen, Texas:
Where to put a home office? How about converting a closet with a shelf at about 30 inches from the floor for a desk and cabinets above? You can close the door on it when you’re not working.

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