Thursday, March 31, 2011

AR College/Sports

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, was founded in 1871.

Fashion Question - Do I wear this hat to all the Razorback games, or just the home ones?

They have their own language at the "U"!

AR Attractions/Recreation

Ozark Mountains - A large portion of The Ozarks cover the northwestern and north central part of  Arkansas. The Ouachita Mountains are part of the "Ozark Mountain Forests (ecoregion)" although they are separate from the Ozarks. This is where Lake Ouachita is.

I'm wondering...after a great day touring the lake and mountains, will the salad be served in this gorgeous Ozark Walnut salad set?

We can't forget to grab some souvenirs before we leave!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AR Historical Event

In 1803 the area was acquired by the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase. This was when Arkansas and several other states were purchased by the U.S. from France.
Napoleon I was "Emperor of the French" from 1804 - 1815.

Fashion Thought - If I was the Empress Josephine (Napoleon's first wife 1796 - 1810?), would I wear this hair clip with an image of myself? Or...

would I show my love for Napoleon and wear this bracelet as proof of that love?

Yes! I would adorn myself with many images of my Emperor!


Welcome to Arkansas!  I've never been here and really know nothing about the we go!

In 1803, Arkansas was one of many states included in the Louisiana Purchase (check-out AR historical events post.) It became a territory in 1819 and the 25th state admitted into the Union on June 15, 1836.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

AZ Interesting Fact

While the rest of our country is "springing ahead" and "falling behind", Arizona is one of the only states that doesn’t recognize daylight savings time!

I moved to Arizona in the mid 1980s to 2001. I moved back to Vermont in the summer of 2001 after having left twenty-three years before. Both of my children were born in AZ and one of my daughters still lives in Prescott. I've had a great time re-visiting this AWESOME state and all it has to offer.  I hope you did too!

Let's grab some souvenirs before we leave!

AZ People of Interest

Geronimo -  Born in Gila River, Arizona in 1929.  He was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

AZ Food

Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly - made from the fruit of the cactus.

Fashion Thought - What earrings should I wear while I'm out picking my fruit?  Or should I just bring these charms along for good luck?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

AZ Sport Teams/Colleges

Arizona Cardinals - Their first season in the American Professional Football Association was as a Chicago team in 1920, were they remained until 1959.  They then moved to St. Louis (1960-1987) and then to Arizona were they have been since 1988.

Arizona State University - Located in Tempe, it is the largest college in state. The college was founded in 1885.

Fashion Statement - Wouldn't these be fun to wear at school!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AZ Attractions

The GRAND Canyon!
One of the natural wonders of the world.  Part of the canyon is located in North Western Arizona.  It is a GREAT gorge  that was made over many, many years of water and erosion from the Colorado River. The multicolored rocks, mesas, temples and rims catch the contrast of sun and shadow to create beautiful colors.
I lived in Arizona for sixteen years and visited the canyon numerous times. The Grand Canyon is a breathtaking, magical spot.

I certainly want to pick up some souvenirs while I'm there;

The Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff, Arizona). The highest elevation is 11,500 feet. It has an average snowfall of 260 inches/year.  

I'm wondering...would we see these ladies on the mountain?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AZ Historical Events

Shoot out at O.K. Corral - On October 26, 1881, three men died in a 30 second shoot out at the O.K. Corral inTombstone, AZ.  The shoot out became well known due to the battle being between outlaws and the town authorities.

Prescott, Arizona -  On July 14th, 1900 a block known as “Whiskey Row” was destroyed by  fire. Whiskey Row got it's name because of the amount of saloons that lined the streets.  The rebuilding of the block began only a few days later and some of the historic buildings still remain today.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Arizona was organized as a separate territory in 1863.  The state's capital was moved four times between 1865 - 1889.  The first capital was at Fort Whipple in Prescott. In 1867 the capital was moved to Tucson. Ten years later, it was moved back to Prescott and then in 1889, the capital moved to Phoenix where it has remained.
On February 14, 1912, Arizona became a state.  Arizona was the 48th and last territory to achieve statehood of the contiguous states. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Farewell Alaska!

I've had a great time "visiting" Alaska this week! 
I have never been to Alaska, but have always wanted to go on a cruise is on my "bucket list"!
When I do go on that cruise with my husband...I'll be sure to pick up some souvenirs!
Next stop Arizona!

AK Interesting Facts

If New York City had the same population density as Alaska, only 16 people would be living in Manhattan.

Alaska is as big as England, France, Italy and Spain combined!

AK People of Interest

Sarah Palin made a name for herself during the last Presidental Campaign as Arizona's Senior Senator, John McCain's running mate.
Sarah Palin is the youngest person and first women elected Governor of Alaska, although Palin was born in Idaho.

Benny Benson was 13 years old in 1927 when his Alaskian flag design was chosen over roughly 700 other entries. Benny said of his design "The blue field is for the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not, an Alaskan flower. The North Star is for the future state of Alaska, the most northerly in the union. The Dipper is for the Great Bear—symbolizing strength."