14 Days of Totally Texas Valentine Ideas

February is such a great month don’t you think?  Lots of great things in February for Texans.  Likely as not you’re going to see some of the first hints of spring, as with the furiously blooming peach tree in my yard (pictured above).  Tiny wildflowers poking out of the bright green winter grass.  Birds, birds, birds everywhere.  Lots of newly born calves in the pasture.  And all those calves need ropin’ so rodeo season also saddles up in February.

 Yes, Nature teases us in February with the promise of spring , and often fools us with a late frost in April.  But we ain’t complainin’ 😉

There is one day in February however, that strikes fear in many a cowboy and cowgirl.  You guessed it, the big V, Valentine’s Day.  Well, TotallyTexasGifts.com is here to help all y’all out.  I’ve searched out some local artists, artisans and merchants with great gift and date ideas for your special someone and I’ll be featuring them here on the Totally Texas Blog as well as Facebook & Instagram with all their “deets” so you can surprise your sweetie with a great Totally Texas Gift this February 14.

Day One will feature chocolates and confections from around the state, many available by online order so you will still have time to get yours for Valentine’s Day even if they don’t happen to be in your local area.

Day Two features Texas Wine and the folks who love it.  It was SOOOOO hard to narrow down the selection, in the end I just had to stop looking and go with my first finds.  I am determined to revisit the subject more in depth.  It’s a tuff job, but somebody has to woman up for it 😉

So follow @totallytexasgifts on Facebook & Instagram and SIGN UP HERE to receive the monthly Totally Texas Gifts newsletter.

I look forward to hearing from ya.

Cheers y’all!


Fine yarns, gifts, wine, social crafting, Austin, Dripping Springs – The Sated Sheep

One of my newest obsessions is crochet. Thanks to my daughter’s influence, I was bitten by the yarn bug last January and have been hookin’ ever since 😉  In my search for a wider selection of yarns and a more unique color pallet than I could find at the local Wal-Mart, I came across The Sated Sheep in Dripping Springs, TX.  Click here to visit their beautiful website where you can purchase specialty yarns, notions and gifts.  I was not only impressed with their “Herd” providing a wide selection of eco-sensitive yarns but also with their brick and mortar concept of a gathering place for classes, socializing and community.  What a lovely concept!  I wish them great success.

If you find yourself in their area and decide to drop by for a visit, let us know by posting a pic to @totallytexasgifts on Instagram or Facebook!

Photo borrowed from thesatedsheep.com
Photo borrowed from thesatedsheep.com



Allison and her husband Ray are both Clinical Psychologists. Ray doesn’t knit but he finds it fascinating that Allison does. She learned to knit while her son attended the Waldorf School 23 years ago. He didn’t learn to knit, but with much trial and error, she did. She calls herself an imprecise knitter and loves every second of it! You can find them at the shop in Dripping Springs, where she has lived for 26 years.“*

  *Attribute:  The Sated Sheep

100 Commons Road #5

Dripping Springs, TX


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Hand turned wooden crochet hook by Texas Wood Artist, Bryan Nelson
Hand turned exotic Bocote Wooden Crochet Hook made by Texas Wood Artist, Bryan Nelson available from Amazon Handmade

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