• Ecology and Economy,  Lifestyle,  Nature

    In Search of Wholism

    In Search of Wholism

    Where Does Idealism End and Living Begin? Anyone who has followed the haphazard progress of this Blog since we opened [Somewhere] Over the Rainbow three years ago, probably has realized that I have conflicts where the Retail Model is concerned. I think the answer to the above question has to be that either Ideals and Life mesh, or it becomes almost impossible to function.

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Happy Birthday To Us

    Over the Rainbow third Aanniversary

    Celebrating Over the Rainbow's Third Year. While we are now closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll be back on Thursday and ready to Party. Through Saturday this week, everything in the shop is discounted 30%. We’re also excited to Give Away Some Birthday Gifts. Just stop by and fill out an entry slip, and we will be drawing names on Saturday afternoon.

  • Ecology and Economy,  Lifestyle,  West Texas

    Turning Corners & New Directions

    Seva

    Thoughts as Spring 2024 Arrives: I’m not going to say that the winter has flown by, but I have skimmed through it in a daze of busy-ness and extra paperwork [or data entry anyway] brought about by the necessity of switching POS system part way through last year, and maybe just plain winter blues, I don’t feel that I have accomplished a lot so far. If you read my New Year’s post [the first of 2024— Make Time]then you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say I haven’t. I haven’t made Time for much…

  • Creative,  Events,  Life

    Almost Famous— Again

    Texas Light through our front window

    Nah! Just Joking — But Featured So grateful to be interviewed for Bold Journey Magazine/Website. Many thanks for the opportunity to tell my story (Bold Journey is a space to share stories and learn from each other’s experiences.) I went into it thinking that it would be similar to the article we did on Canvas Rebel last October, but it a was a quite different format. To tell the truth, it got me a little out of my comfort zone on several levels, and it’s always good, in my opinion, to shake things up every…

  • Ecology and Economy,  Events,  Life

    Make Time

    Happy New Year from Over the Rainbow TX. Make Time for...

    Instead of Resolutions~ I have nothing against New Year’s Resolutions— except that I seldom Keep one in the long run. I do start every year with certain Goals in mind though. However, I don’t kick myself if I fall short or am unable to fulfill my sometimes too ambitious plans. If I have discovered anything in Life, it is that it has to be an organic process, that we each evolve and transform at our own speed, and sometimes in directions that we never anticipated. I have written on this Website during these last three…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Lifestyle

    From Our House…

    Merry Christmas

    To Yours! Merry Christmas Here it is the most Wonderful Time of the Year, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone— friends, family and community as well as our amazing customers. We appreciate and are grateful to and for each and every one of you. We are wishing all a merry Christmas and a New Year filled with fresh promise and hope. If there was one Gift I could spread around to the whole world this Christmas Season, it would be Hope. Too often in our busy and complicated lives, hope gets…

  • Fort Davis,  Neighbors,  Shop Local

    The Prickly Patch in Fort Davis

    Prickly Patch Banner

    Shop Local... Neighbors Located in one of the small shops of J Davis Emporium [211 N State St, Fort Davis, TX], the Prickly Patch is a cute and very interesting antique, vintage, collectible and Fun store run by Rhonda Honeycutt and Marlen Gray. The store is open primarily on Fridays and Saturdays. Rhonda often posts on Facebook (Fort Davis Community Chat) when they will be open. Check it out for all sorts of vintage and antique glassware, home decor and furniture. Locally taken photos and cards of Texas landscape and wildlife. There are beautiful and…

  • Fort Davis,  Products,  Shop Local

    A Holiday Gift Guide…

    Over the Rainbow Gift Guide 2023

    From Over the Rainbow It is just weeks until Christmas, and what better time to Shop Local, to explore the businesses that help to keep your community thriving and vibrant. You don’t have to go far to find all sorts of lovely and unique gifts and stocking stuffers. We are lucky in Fort Davis to have a great selection of small businesses to explore and treasure hunt in. Check out my Neighbors Posts for information on small shops in the Fort Davis, Marfa and Alpine area.