Saturday, November 27, 2010

damon's favorite

The last time I checked the weather we weren't supposed to get snow this week.
So, I was surprised when I took Damon out to this...
...needless to say, I wasn't thrilled, but I know he's happy for this time of year.
After all, he is a husky.


He was quite hesitant.  I was shocked by his hesitation,
but he ate up that bit of snow in my hand before I knew what was happening.
The snow felt quite thick in my hand.  I could see every large flake in there and it was coming down hard.


Soon we will be shoveling everyday & Damon will be used to having snow around.
I would gladly take another 90 degree December, though.

Friday, November 26, 2010

happy thanksgiving

Brad and I are so blessed with such an amazing family!!
That is what I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving and everyday!
Sadly, it is impossible to be with all of our family from Pennsylvania to Arizona, but we were so grateful
when we were invited to New Hampshire to celebrate the holiday with Brad's aunts, uncles, & cousins.
We love getting to visit with them & Brad especially loves any time he can spend with Craig.

We arrived Wednesday night just in time for dinner & some relaxation time!
Craig showed us the town & we enjoyed a few drinks at Margaritas {love it there}!!!

When we woke up on Thanksgiving, Aunt Carol, Uncle Kevin, Craig, Brad, & Kimmy worked off some calories by
running in a 5k.  Damon and I stayed behind to watch the Rockettes in the parade
{one of my favorite Thanksgiving Day traditions}.
Sad to say, we were watching the wrong channel & completely missed the Rockettes....
but, now I know there are two Macy's parades. :-)

I spent the afternoon catching up with Aunt Carol in the kitchen while the boys got their hands dirty  playing with electronics, trains, & soldering guns.

We enjoyed a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving meal at the Campbell's golf course club house!
We indulged in turkey {Quorn "chick'n" stuffed with goat cheese & cranberries for me}, stuffings, potatoes, casseroles, cranberry sauce, veggies, pies with homemade whipped cream, and the most delicious were the homemade cinnamon buns.
Oh, were they YUMMY!!!
And being the newbie to the Campbell's Thanksgiving dinner, I was the lucky recipient of the cinnamon bun in the center
{according to everyone at the table, that's where it's at... and I have no doubt about it}!

After our amazing meal, we decided to get Damon outside for some exercise {and for ourselves, too}.
We walked the front 9 of the course & as cold as it was, it felt good to burn off a few calories.
Surprisingly, this is the only picture I took the entire trip {what was I thinking??}

{Brad, Damon, Craig, Kimmy, Uncle Kevin}

Craig took us out later for some pool & chinese with his friend Andy.
Although I played like a pro, Craig brought his game out on the last two rounds & sent Brad and I packing.

This afternoon, we ventured back home so Brad could make it to work in time.
I'm missing chats with the family, but I'm so grateful for the time spent with them!
They are the sweetest!  Thank you so much for opening your home to us!

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Lots of love to the family we couldn't be with this week!

black friday coupon code and new blog

I have posted over at the new Pumpkin Pie Design blog our Black Friday special.
So, be sure to head over there by following this link & follow the new blog!

We are currently offering 10% off of EVERYTHING in our Etsy shop from now through Sunday!
Just use coupon code: PPD10OFF at checkout.

Head on over to Pumpkin Pie Design on Etsy before the sale ends!
Hurry while we can still guarantee Christmas delivery!!

I hope everyone had a happy & safe Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

to be continued...


I was thrilled a few weeks ago when our friends, Jamie & Jen, asked us to take their family picture this year, for their Christmas cards!
I told Jen I would have them done tonight... I lied... but, soon!

I just wanted to let you know I didn't forget, Jen! :-)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

salem

Last Saturday, Brad and I ventured out to Salem, MA to celebrate Halloween!
Seven years ago, Brad and I went on one of our first dates to Salem.
It was a very spur of the moment trip & I knew, right then, that Brad's "fly by the seat of his pants" personality was one of the qualities I loved most about him.
For the past six Halloweens, we haven't been able to go to Salem, due to our work schedules...
...who knew it was such a busy holiday for Brad to work on? ;-)

So, when Brad was lucky enough to have last Saturday off, we jumped on the opportunity to make a day trip out of it.


We packed a picnic & ventured three hours east to the historical town of Salem.
We started the day going on a tour about the pirates of New England...


I love the tours they host, but I am deathly afraid of people jumping out at me.  Luckily for me, this one only had one person sitting by the exit.  When he moved, I jumped a mile high!  The worst part was, he didn't even jump out at me.  He just moved his head.  Maybe Salem isn't the place for me on Halloween... haha.


There were witches everywhere!
But, my favorite of all was the brown witch...


She had a tip jar in front of her & everytime somebody would slide a dollar bill in, she would make a sharp kissing sound.
Brad HATED it!!!
But, she was so entertaining, I found us going back to watch her on multiple occassions throughout the day.


We even stopped by the witches house!  Unfortunately the line was so long, we didn't get a chance to take the tour.


Brad's favorite part of the day was down by the waterfront!


Are you at all surprised that he loved touring the ships?


On our first trip to Salem, Brad introduced me to kettle corn.
I've never liked it since that day, but it always reminds me of Brad & Salem whenever I see it!


We ate our fair share of fat food while we were there, but stayed away from the kettle corn.
If I could share with you the apple cinnamon bun with ice cream on top, that we had, I would!

After walking around town & eating our yummy desserts, we went on a candle lit tour of Salem.


We really enjoyed our time in Salem.
I was happy we were able to go back!
Maybe in another 7 years, we'll find ourselves roaming the streets of Salem again.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

on the 6th week of Christmas ~ SALE


Not only is this a brand new piece to our shop, but I thought I would bring it on board at a discounted price!
Originally $25, we are debuting this piece for $20, all in preparation for Christmas!
{Can you believe we're already half way through the 12 weeks of Christmas Sale?!}

You can find it here in the etsy shop
and additional pendants can be purchased at only $5 each!

Get yours now!  This sale ends next Friday!

Thanks, mom, for the wonderful idea!