Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Luke's Diner and Fall Mums

I'm glad y'all liked the pics of the homecoming mums! It was neat to let y'all see what Homecoming looks like in Texas. :) 

In other news, this is the text exchange that went on between my older son and me the other day...

He got to campus that morning and discovered they had transformed the campus coffee shop into a Luke's Diner from GG!!!! I was (obviously) so excited! 

Netflix sponsored the event. Overnight, they paid to transform about 200 coffee shops all over the U.S. into Luke's Diner for a day. They purchased flannel shirts and baseball caps for the employees to wear, just like Luke does on the show. :) They even had "no cell phones" signs and a Luke's Diner sign hung out front. The menu inside was a replica of the one on the show and they had life size cut outs of Luke! It was so neat! 

Netflix will be the only place you can see the new GG episodes on November 25th. They filmed 4 new episodes with all the original cast and I can't wait to binge watch all 4! If you don't have Netflix, you can always get a free 30 day trial to see them, then decide if you want to keep it or not. I bet you'll decide to keep it though. We love being able to stream movies and shows any time we want. 

You wouldn't believe how many people showed up to these Luke's Diner Pop-Up shops! 

Here's a short news video of the lines to get into one in Studio City...

They also gave out free coffee to the first 250 people in line. It was all held on October 5th, which is the 16th anniversary of the very first GG episode, October 5th, 2000. My son stood in line 25 minutes just to get me this cup (which I treasure)

This was printed on the cup, under the sleeve...

And here's a little pic I shared on IG...

"Pop Tarts and Luke's. Best breakfast ever." If you're a GG fan, you'll understand. ;)

On the garden front, I finally got my hands on some mums last weekend. Walmart had these 4 inch mums for $1!!!  They came in yellow, copper, white and purple. (Pardon the rainy pics. A quick rainstorm blew through this morning.) I'll take more pics once they're blooming and it's dry.

I was outside yesterday morning planting them and it was about 65 degrees and there were even leaves on the ground. It really felt like fall. 

See the leaves? Yep, closest to fall we get here in Texas. 

I also got out all my Fall decor. I'll be sharing snippets on Instagram @texasdecor and I'll share a full tour on the blog soon. 

Here's a sneak peek:

Y'all have a great day!



  1. Can't wait to watch GGin November! We just finished the whole series and loved it

  2. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so cool....what a sweet son you have too. I still watch the reruns of GG. Love that show :o) Your mums are very pretty......

  3. Can you believe I have never watched that show? But I am going to fix that very soon. LOL Your son was so sweet to get the cup for you. I love your flowers. Last year I bought them to early and they didn't last but a couple of weeks in the 90 degree weather. At least it is now getting cooler in Texas. Enjoy the rest of your week. Maria

  4. So cool Lisa. They had this on the news about the coffee shops being converted. I never watch GG but heard it is a good one.

  5. How cool! Wouldn't it be fun to go to that? It's amazing what a smash that show continues to be. I always loved it but my hubby couldn't stand it. Now my son and my mom are watching it.

  6. You are the CUTEST mom ever!!!! I love his response "what, ugh" lol!!! I think he regretted sharing the news after you asked him to take lots of pictures 😂....kids! We birthed them into this world so they owe us lol.

    Love those Mums!!! Any tips on keeping them alive? Mine are dying and I just got them last Monday :(...
    Anywho, thanks for sharing that funny text...made my morning!

  7. You are the second person that has mentioned GG today!I have never watched it but I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and put in some show time there. Love your son's reaction. lol How typical of a son, huh? A girl would have thought- Cool! lol

    Hope you have a great day- xo Diana

  8. Oh friend, this post made me smile! Now, when I see GG I think of you! Will you believe me if I said I've never watched any of their shows? lol! Also, you should see the selection of pop tarts when we go to the US? Seriously, I be Walmart has to come in and restock. Our kids LOVE them and my husband is all for it and lets' just say I'm waay outnumbered! I pretend I don't see them! Have a wonderful rest of the week! p.s. So sweet of your son to get that cup for you!

    1. You know, I never watched any GG shows either until a few months ago. I ended up loving it and now can't wait for the revival next month. :) Too funny about the pop tarts! They really do have lots and lots of flavors. I don't even put them in the toaster. I just eat them straight from the box. Lol!

  9. Your text exchange is totally hysterical. I can see that exact type of conversation going on between my kids and I. Your son's reaction is priceless. :)

  10. This is so cool about Luke's Diner's! I used to watch the beginning episodes years and years ago. Now my daughter Abby is streaming them. Relevant now for 25 year olds!

    Can't wait to see more of your 'fall'!


  11. I saw this on the news and thought it was great! Your son is a sweetheart for standing in line that long. I used to watch GG when it was on and will be watching the revival. Pop tarts? My kids have always loved them!



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