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Monday, December 13, 2010

More Chevron Love

My husband and I had a chance to take an overnight trip last weekend sans baby for our anniversary.  It was just a little road trip, but it was wonderful!  On the way home, we stopped at the infamous Buc-ee’s Truck Stop in Luling, Texas.  My hubby had to have their “beaver nuggets” and beef jerky (a must on all road trips in Texas, right?!) For those of you like me who were previously unaware, a beaver nugget is a mix between cracker jack and corn pops- a puffed corn coated with a sugary caramel glaze.  They are pretty addictive actually.

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But, forget beaver nuggets, look what I found there- this hand carved chevron cutting board!

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Who knew a truck stop sold such fabulousness?!  I was giddy with excitement!  And since I just blogged about the chevron rug and plates/mugs, I realized I must be on a zig zag kick lately.

Here are the Mikasa plate and mug in person.  I snapped a picture so you could see how small the plate is.  Certainly dessert size, but so pretty! 

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Here’s some more chevron love around these parts.

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Our living room and breakfast room rug (Crate & Barrel Island Honey Chevron Rug)

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Fabric-lined tray

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And while these aren’t chevron, I just had to include the cute paper straws I found over the weekend at a local shop.

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p.s. On a totally random note, while on our trip we got into an elevator with Jennifer Love Hewitt and later we saw Ricky Shroeder walking into our hotel as we were leaving to go to dinner.  Weird to see people you “know” but they don’t know you!   Has that happened to you? 

42 comments:

  1. i love chevron, too! but, i love jennifer love hewitt- i think she's adorable! i used to watch ghost whisperer before it was cancelled. and now that i have embarassed myself... was she adorable in person, too? and ricky schroeder! well yes, i thought he was quite something back in the day of silver spoon!

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  2. Ah! I love Buc-ees! Oh..and Chevron prints too ;)

    x

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  3. That's great you guys got away together.
    That cutting board is really amazing! Such a great find!

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  4. I love that you're so girly and your hubby is such a normal guy. You guys seem like the perfect little pair!
    And on to my celeb fascinations- was JLH as nice as she seems?

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  5. you are contagious ~ this chevron deal is getting to me :)

    btw, which shop did you get the stripey straws? tia!

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  6. THAT CUTTING BOARD IS FANTASTIC!! You should buy them and sell them on your blog. ;-)

    I'm glad you had such a great mini-vaca with your man.
    abby

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  7. Sounds like a fun anniversary getaway, Megan. Happy Anniversary! Love the cutting board. I like Jennifer Love Hewitt. She seems like a doll.

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  8. Ok. You are cracking me up. First a shout out to the chevron. Love it. A friend was just telling us that she met JLH at a spa she had gone to and hung out with her in Hawaii. So funny you just saw her, too. Girl gets around! :)

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  9. I sure do love Bucce's too!! On my way to Houston I always stop at the one on I45 outside of Madisonville. Ever been to that one?! It's AMAZING! I could do all my Christmas shopping in that store! Seriously! And they never charge me for my fountain drink, not sure if I just get lucky or what the deal is.

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  10. I love Buc-ee's! It's so crazy how popular it's become. I love all your chevron finds! Where did you get those straws? They are so fun.

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  11. Laughing out loud re: who knew truck stops had such fabulousness? Haha. Thanks for making me smile.

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  12. Thanks for this post! I heart chevron. This was such fun eye candy. I recently DIYed an old table with a white and natural wood chevron pattern.
    ~Tanya

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  13. Amazing! I love it all! That cutting board is a great find!

    And yes, I once bumped into Brad Pitt *literally* in Vegas. I thought I was going to die! :-)

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home
    awelldressedhome.com/blog

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  14. I REALLY LIKE my MIKASA mugs...happy to see pics of yours and the size of the plates. wow...and i thought they were much larger. :)))))))

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  15. Girl, I am so jealous you spotted some celebs! It makes my day when I see someone famous! I hope bought that cutting board- fantastic. I guess I should shop in gas stations more often!
    Also loving that rug in your breakfast area, I am looking for a new one for our den and that one just might work!

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  16. My husband always can pick out celebrities and it has happened on quite a few of our trips, I must be oblivious. But we've seen Jason Priestly, Dennis Rodman, and the guy who plays the coach on Friday Night Lights. It is so weird because you think you can just have a conversation with them as if they would have any clue who you are! :)

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  17. Where is the coffee table from?! I have looking EVERYWHERE for something just like this and have come up with nothing. Please share!

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  18. Oh I hope you guys enjoyed your trip!!!! Nope, never seen anyone cool like that...oh I saw a country singer walking through the airport in Nashville once. I can't remember her name so it obviously wasn't that exciting : ) haha

    Paula

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  19. I think I better shop at truck stops more often :) Awesome find.

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  20. love chevron too! I did a post awhile back on chevron for kids.:)
    Love your plate and mugs! You have this midwestern intriqued about beaver nuggets!

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  21. Also, when I saw the title Chevron Love and saw the picture of the gas station, I thought you were going to say you were AT a Chevron station! LoL

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  22. I never knew cutting boards could be so beautiful!

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  23. Never heard of Buc-ee's but that is just HILARIOUS!! Hubby's eating beaver nuggets while you're shopping for adorable home decor... that sounds like a scene out of my life!! Ha ha! :)

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  24. great find at the truck stop girl ha! That is so funny to see all the famous people while you guys were out!!

    PS Love the rug in your living room!

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  25. Those are the best kind of finds, and when put all together those straws do make a chevron print... sorta :)

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  26. It is truly amazing what you can find at Buc-ee's! Best part of any road trip is stopping there first.

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  27. I can appreciate the weirdness of "knowing" a celebrity, but them not knowing you :) Our country club is brimming with them and we pass and make nice. Until one day they are comfy with your face and stop and say "HI", pass a Smile and you realize they are "just people", like you and me.

    And I'm lovin' the chevrons!!!

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  28. How fun to run into them. When we lived in Nashville, we ran into people all the time. I always tried to play it cool, but inside I was giggling!

    And I wore my hair crazy short as a kid (I refused to brush it, go figure) -- and people always told me I looked like ricky shroeder!! That's okay -- emily clark told me I looked like carrie underwood today...so BAM, take that grade school haters! :)

    hope you had the best weekend!!!

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  29. How funny, the way those straws are leaning they almost look 'chevron' patterned :) I'm thinking I don't care what pattern they are as long they are helping me to slurp up a pretty little cocktail right about now....

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  30. ok I'm in love with that cutting board! Did it have a tag or anything saying who made it? I guess I'm going to have to drive to Luling to get me one!

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  31. I love seeing famous people! I saw Kevin Costner at the College World Series one year.

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  32. Love Buc-ee's. I almost got that cuttingboard this weekend!

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  33. I love how you use the chevron. Very stylish!

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  34. John Cusak at Japonais in Chicago.

    One of the only celebrities I fawn over...

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  35. Oh my gosh those straws!!! I love em.

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  36. i heart chevron stripes! i had some cards done by jen of made by girl and love them..

    first time on your blog...it's lovely.

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  37. Who knew a truck stop would have such a great find! score!

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  38. That cutting board is amazing!! Why do my truck stops not sell stuff like this??? So awesome.

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  39. Oh, and thank you for the nice comment about my Christmas cards!! You can absolutely feature them on your blog :)

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  40. Ah, I love Buc-ee's! The B nugs aren't for me, though. I love all the jams and jarred goods that they sell!

    The curiosity is killing me--where in Houston did you pick up those straws?! I must go there! haha :)

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  41. I just happened to click on this post when it was in the little "you might also like" square. I'm from Luling! Born and raise, graduated high school from there with 78 people! My parents live one exit up from Buccees and every time I go home I have to stop.

    Anyway, I just had to say that since you gave a little shout-out to my hometown. =)

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