Texas State of Mind
A quick look around my house leaves little doubt that we have decidedly Texas style. Texas themes run throughout our house. Whether a Texas star, the Lone Star Flag, longhorn steer, horses, or the state itself, they can all be found here.
What Texas Means to Me
I believe Texas represents the best that the world has to offer. Since our inception, we’ve been fiercely independent; the type of people who will die for what we believe in. I truly believe this state lives each day in the shadow of our heroes; Houston, Travis, Bowie, and Crockett. Our “Come and Take It” spirit is ingrained in our DNA. Texans are people who will be there when the chips are down, and we will not give up even when the odds are stacked against us. True Texans take a great amount of pride in the fact that we won’t back down from a fight if the cause is just. We stand up for our neighbors and communities. We are passionate about God, family, Tex-Mex, music, and yes, Texas high school and college football.
Our state is as diverse as she is vast. We are rich, poor, white, black, and brown- and revel in the fact that Texas has opportunities for anyone who is willing to work for it. Are we proud? You’re dang right we are, and with good reason. Just look around. Texas is a state that is self-sustaining; we have agriculture, oil, manufacturing, and a great economy. But it’s the people that makes Texas great.
On a bitter defeat suffered at the Alamo, Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad says: “Texans don’t bury their failures. They get inspired by them. They take their failures and turn them into rallying cries. Failures inspire Texans to become winners. But that formula is not just a formula for Texans. It’s a formula for all winners.” I believe this.
Stars, Cattle, Horses, Cowboy Boots, etc
You’ll find all kinds of Texas elements in our home. I like to think that it’s the spirit of Texas reflected wherever you look. The greatest part of that spirit is the motto of Texas: Friendship. I want our home to feel welcoming and friendly. Texas is all about that and so is the warmth of our Texas style. It says, y’all come on in, you’re welcome here.
At Rivercrest Cottage
March 16, 2017 @ 10:58 pm
wow. you go all out for Texas! Love the cowhide. I use boots and vintage cowboy hats in my decorating, but I can’t hold a candle to you.
March 17, 2017 @ 3:17 pm
Those cow print pieces are so cute in a room! Thankfully, it’s pretty popular right now, so it’s pretty easy and cheap to find! And you have no idea how my neighborhood is all about Texas. Almost every house has a flagpole and the Lone Star proudly flies from most. Heck, giant Texas stars are architectural details on several houses out here. The stone for our exterior and fireplace was even quarried from Texas. Gotta love it!