over50feeling40: Birds, Parades, Sunshine…It’s Beginning to Feel A lot Like Springtime!
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Feb 18, 2013

Birds, Parades, Sunshine…It’s Beginning to Feel A lot Like Springtime!

 San Antonio is one of those wonderful places where spring shows its true colors early.  I was excited to hear from the Battle of Flowers Association last week about their Fiesta parade on April 26.   Parade Chairman Donna Vaughan announced this year’s parade theme, “Celebrations,” as they revealed the new parade grand marshal, actor Armie Hammer who will be joined by his wife, actor/journalist Elizabeth Chambers for one of the country’s largest parades and the only one completely, 100% run by women!!
You might remember Armie best as the Winkleboss Twins from the movie Social Network and soon he will appear on the big screen as The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp as his sidekick, Tonto. (I don’t know how many of Depp fans remember the Lone Ranger and Tonto, but I know many of you who read this blog do!!)   Armie’s gorgeous wife is best known in SA for her bakery, Bird Bakery!  
Gigi and I headed over there on our day off just to celebrate the Battle of Flowers Parade and their master of ceremonies selection!  Amazing food…perfect atmosphere…just wish it was closer to my house!
Yes, my lunch was an oatmeal, cranberry, walnut cookie with coffee!!  Best cookie ever!

If you live nearby or have travel money, please put Fiesta and the Battle of Flowers Parade on your calendar…you will not regret it.  And don’t forget to stop by Bird Bakery while in town.  Oh yes, I must mention Gigi wore the cutest printed pants on our outing...pants are all colors and prints this season!!
She found these at Marshalls!!
 Also, make sure you look for the two fun giveaways I have coming up later in the week.  I have some great prizes…make sure you tell your friends!!

Have a fabulous Tuesday all!!

Your "Living- Like- You- Feel -40" Tip for the Day:  Find a fun local bakery….take a friend…and order something you usually don’t!


  1. Well the return of The Lone Ranger. That certainly takes me back to my childhood. Johnny Depp will make a good Tonto!

  2. Love, love, love that paisley print!

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  4. I love how you and Gigi light up San Antonio! It really does seem like a cool place to visit and you can bet if I'm lucky enough to make it there you and I will be sharing a sweet at Bird! xo

  5. You do a wonderful job of bringing these events right into our homes, Pam! Wish I could be there. And Gigi - those trousers are great!

  6. If I ever come over to visit you, promise to take me to that wonderful place, after a good roud at GOOWILL of course.
    Dream, dream...

  7. Great, now I'm hungry - and I'm writing about food today, too LOL.
    I think Gigi looks terrific and she wears her whimsy well. A perfect outfit for a confectionary outing ;-)

  8. That bakery just looks so fun and inviting and what a cute name
    Armie isn't too bad either :)

  9. Oh yes, bring on the chirping birds and blooming flowers - so ready for Spring. We have on similar blazers today!

  10. Love Gigi's so pretty pants! Somehow I missed the fact that you're from SA...my husband's family (Mom's side) is all from there. Delightful city!


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