Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Moment in The Life of This Shopkeeper

I woke up this morning at 5am...... which is unheard of for me!
A thought popped into my head....
"I don't think I mentioned the dates of the Red Tag Sale in the email I sent out yesterday!!!!"
"Oh #@*^!!!!!!!"
So I try to roll over and go back to sleep, but it just was not going to happen.
So I get up, and then discover, I was supposed to get coffee filters, as I had used the last one yesterday....
But I forgot!
I am nothing without my coffee!
NOTHING, I tell you!!!!
I then remember I have a 4 cup coffee pot packed away in a box somewhere, with 4 cup filters....also packed away in a box somewhere in the house!!!
So at 5:30 I am rummaging through all my boxes of stuff, that probably will go unpacked until 2015 (at which time I will decide to have a yard sale, but that is another story!)
Eureka...I found them!!!!!
Now, I can get the caffeine running through my veins and I will go check the email, that I, and Angela, and Barbara had all reviewed before hitting the "send" button......
Barbara and I were obsessing over the spelling of vacuum.....I have been spelling it wrong for my whole life...... I could have sworn is was "vacumn"!
Anywho, long story short.........
I did neglect to provide the dates
for the Red Tag Sale!
They are..........drum roll please......
January 2, 3, 4!!!
So that, my dear friends, is a moment in the life of this shopkeeper!
Do you think it should become a regular addition to the blog?
Please leave a comment......
I am going back to bed.....

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Another great recipe from Stonewall Kitchen!
Corn and Black Bean Salad

1 jar of Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Corn Relish

1 ~15 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained

1 ripe avacado, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

4 ounces Monterey jack cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes

And this IS THE BEST PART...............
Directions....combine all, toss and serve!
And I think this is one of those healthy , good for you recipes....
Beans are good for ya....
Avacado is green, so that has to be good for ya.....
Corn is a vegetable....
Tomatoes are very good for your health, especially the guys....
And we all need a little calcium!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Seed Lights

The seed lights (50 count) are back in stock!!!

These are teeny white lights that are spaced close together.

They are on brown wire, so they blend fabulously with your primitive garlands, grapevine wreaths, and more!
We use these all year, they are not just for the holidays!

We've placed them inside mason jars with potpourri or garland....

They really make our bubble glass vases sparkle!

Brighten up your space with the addition of these adorable lights!

They are also available in 35 count and 100 count, but currently we only have the 50 count in stock!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Let the SALE Begin!

Our Holiday Sale
begins on
Friday ~ Dec 26th at 10am!
We are open from 10am to 5pm!
Sale Ends Sunday ~ Dec 28th
50% off All Christmas Items!
20% off Everything Else....some exclusions apply!
All Sales are final...and
with deals like this,
we regret that we will not be offering gift wrap.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays
from all of us at
Brown & Hopkins!

Liz~ Angela~ Barbara ~ Linda ~Taylor~ Marcia

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Most Beautiful Christmas Card

A good friend recently sent me the link to this e-card....
Make sure you have your sound on.....
and make sure to follow the instructions on the screen....
Tip.....this is a good one to enjoy with kids from 4 to 104....

Project Blue Light

Yesterday a customer "enlightened" us to
Project Blue Light.......

It’s just one blue light bulb,
but it can have a profound impact on those who choose to protect and serve.
Project Blue Light, a long-standing tradition that involves placing a blue light in the window of a home during the holidays, has become a way of recognizing the service of law enforcement officers who are serving communities and those who have fallen in the line of duty.
Ricky Parks, a Rocky Mount senior police officer and sergeant-at-arms for the N.C. Fraternal Order of Police, said the gesture is appreciated among the law enforcement community.
“One blue light in the window honors those injured or killed in the line of duty, and those on the street,” Parks said.
Project Blue Light was initiated in 1988 in Pennsylvania, after a woman whose son-in-law was killed in the line of duty began the practice of putting a single blue light in an electric candle in the window of her home, according to the Concerns of Police Survivors Web site — an organization for families of fallen police officers that promotes Project Blue Light.
Parks said he encourages as many people as possible to display a blue light in the window of their homes to show support for all law enforcement officers.

This blue star bulb is available while supplies last at Brown & Hopkins. It fits into our little electric window candles, just perfect for your window sill.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What A Weekend!

It has been a wonderful holiday season
at Brown & busy and festive!
And I needed a couple days off....

So I booked an exquisite room at
The Villa of Westerly, and Bruce and I were off!

It was a much needed quick get-away!

The room was picture perfect,
the inn keepers so hospitable.....


And I wish it lasted longer,
but it is back to reality for me tomorrow!
Another shop owner asked me..."How do you get to go somewhere in the middle of the holiday season!?"...and I said, "I am fortunate to have very competent staff who can handle the store when I am away! I am so lucky!" Thank You Barbara, Linda and Angela for "covering" for me this weekend! As always, you are the best!
Thank You...Thank You...THANK YOU!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Guess What I Do When It Snows??

I start baking!!!!!
We are supposed to get up to
13 inches of snow tonight!'s already started!!!!
Oh, that's just on the 'puter screen! Phew!

Last night after candlelight shopping,
I ran over to the liquor store to buy some brandy...

No, I don't drink brandy!
For the cookies, silly!

I am making cherry cookies,
and I have to soak dried cherries in brandy...
doesn't that sound yummy?!
I'll let ya know how they turn out!
Here are some pics from last nights
candlelight shopping in our town...

That's Angela and Taylor!
I sent them to take pics of the horses.....and
those girls found Santa!!!
I am not sure who looks happier, them or Santa!

That's Maggie dressed in a Santa Suit!!! With Vinnie from Scituate!
The town was hustling and bustling!

Oh, just look at these candy faces!

Oh, and starting today through Christmas Eve at 3pm,
All our Christmas items are on sale at 25% off!
Remember, it's always a good idea to call the store
during inclement weather,
to be sure we are open..... safety first!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Sugar Daddy!

I bet you thought I was talking 'bout Bruce.......Braah ha haaaaaaaaa!!!!

Fooled ya!

But wouldn't this big Sugar Daddy be a great Yankee Swap gift???!!

I bet some of you are wondering..."Yankee Swap?? What's that?"

A tradition in our neck of the woods is to have a Yankee Swap at holiday gatherings. There is usually a $10 or $20 limit. Everyone who participates, brings a wrapped gift, sometimes they are nice gifts, sometimes funny gifts.....the funny ones are always the best! You then draw numbers. And then you choose a gift in order, unwrap the gift and then the fun begins. (if you are the first person to draw a gift...that is great! I'll explain why in a bit.....) If you don't want to keep the gift you have opened, and you see another gift that has already been opened that you do can take that persons gift!!!!!!!! Or you may choose to keep your gift, but that doesn't mean you are going home with it!!!! Someone else might just take it from you!!!

The reason it is best to be the first picker (ooh, that doesn't sound right....where is my high school English teacher?), is that you get to choose your gift from the entire loot!!!!!! aren't you glad you asked what a Yankee Swap was??????

I am participating in one at my sisters home this year.........oooh, I can't wait!!!!

Back to the Sugar Daddy...we have 'em...come on in and get one!
It's an awesome stocking stuffer too!

Oh, and that red box is full of yummy fudge.....a pound in all!

Don't forget to tell your sugar daddy that our Men's (and kid's) Shopping Night is

Monday, the 22nd from 5pm to 8pm!
They can buy $100 Gift Certificates for just $90!
And we'll even gift wrap it for them!

Friday, December 12, 2008

"As Time Goes By" is HERE!!!

It just came in the mail today!

The new book by Judy Condon!!!!!

It's here! It's here!!!!

And it's a great one!

Available in the shop for $28.95 or online for $32.95 (SHIPPING included.)

Hurry in......only a dozen in stock!

Straight to the Top!

Maybe this was bold of me, and maybe it wasn't bold enough.....
but I emailed off a letter to The Today Show this morning!
Here is a fluff, just laying it on the line.....
Hello Today Show!
My name is Liz and I am the shopkeeper for Brown & Hopkins Country Store in Chepachet, RI.The store will be celebrating its 200th year in continuous operation in 2009!!! Yes, that is correct, Brown & Hopkins has been open since 1809! And despite the economic crisis, this store is not only surviving, some days it is thriving! And I bet you haven't ever been to Chepachet, RI, have you????? Geez, half of the Rhode Islanders have never been to Chepachet!!
Anyway, just wondering if Al or Matt or Meredith could come by and check it out!
Afterall, it's not everyday you turn 200 years old!!
I hope to hear from you......the publicity would be well deserved..... and then maybe we could afford to give the old lady a paint job and a new roof..... : )
Thank you for your time.
Liz McIntyre
Wouldn't it be so cool if Al did his weather report from Chepachet?????
Maybe we have a snowballs chance in
H ~ E Double Hockey Sticks
of that happening, but it never hurts to ask.....
Wish us luck!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's beginning to SMELL alot like Christmas!!!

We just received our luscious delivery of premium potpourri!
Preserved cedar, orange slices, pepper berries, and more....
this one is called Evergreen......
Come on in for a sniff!

We also have matching fragrance oils!
Have you tried a scent ring on your light bulb yet????

By now, your fresh cut tree has lost most of its scent....
We can help you get that scent back into your home....

Just ask!

Monday, December 8, 2008


Most folks that know me, know
I don't like cold weather!

If it were up to me, I would be living in a sunny location, with low humidity (oh, how my hair frizzes up!), and temperatures between 60 and 90 all year long.......
Where is that? Aruba? Jamaica? I've never been to either!
One of my dreams has been to go away to a tropical paradise when it is frigid here!
A drink in one hand, and my toes in the sand...ahhhhh.
Kenny Chesney has a new song out about
"All I want for Christmas is a tan...",
and that sounded pretty good to me!
What the heck was Renee thinking
when she dumped Kenny???!!! LOL

Oh well, someday I'll get away, maybe......

But for now, we are bundling up in Rhode Island!
We just put the lights on our tree last night,
and it snowed for the first time yesterday!
So winter is on its way.
But it is warm and cozy inside Brown & Hopkins!

Everyday we make the hot spiced apple drink with our instant spices!
We add them to plain (inexpensive) apple juice for a nice spicy apple cider!
You can even add it to cranberry juice or cran-apple juice!
Just $3 for one package and it makes up to 128 ounces!!!!
Ooh, I can hear it percolating smells wonderful.....
come on over!

Remember, everything tastes better in
a Brown & Hopkins Mug! Just $6.95

P.S. Just remember, don't do what I did......

I turned on the percolator with just the spice mix
and no apple juice and set off the fire alarm......
the whole town knew I was cooking again!!! Oopsie!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Man's Best Friend

A friend sent this video is of a soldier coming home after 14 months in Iraq and being greeted by his dogs.....

They look like Springer Spaniels,
which I believe my Cassie

has a little part of Springer in her..
they are such loving, smart and affectionate dogs.
Get the tissue box out now.....This video actually made me cry.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Do You Ever "Google" Yourself?

Here is something I found online when I googled "Brown & Hopkins"....
A nice review on TripAdvisor!
Brown and Hopkins Country Store

Jan 12, 2008
I have traveled to just about every country store imaginable and I have to say Brown & Hopkins is one of a kind. Shopping there is a wonderful experience. It is a must see if you're traveling anywhere near it!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
How nice is that!!!
That fluffed my feathers a bit today!
Keep those nice comments coming,
they sure keep the staff and I energized during this busy holiday season!

Flat Stanley Paid Us A Visit!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Countdown to Christmas!

There are just 24 days til Santa comes down the chimney!
And we will be open every one of those days for your shopping convenience!
That is correct...everyday from
10am to 5:30pm and Thursdays til 9pm!
We'll see you soon!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Love Cookbooks!

And this is a great one!

The Providence~Rhode Island Cookbook!

The cookbook features big recipes from the smallest state!

An eclectic collection of stories and recipes for dishes such as

Dynamites, Indian Pudding, Spinach Pies,
Scallop Chowder...errr, I mean Chowdah, and so many more!
It's a must have for the cook on your list!

We Are So Blessed!

Gosh, I just wanted to send a quick note
to thank you all for generously supporting
Brown & Hopkins on this Thankful Weekend!
We are enjoying helping everyone with their selections!
Just a reminder that this Thursday
is the first night of
Candlelight Shopping in Chepachet!
You may learn all the details at
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey Day!

I love Thanksgiving!
Mainly because it involves food, oh yeah, and family!
The way the house smells when the turkey is roasting,
and all the noise from everyone speaking at the same time!!
Oh, and the bestest part, the day after Thanksgiving!
That is when we get to make a Pilgrim Sandwich!!
I absolutely love those!
Here are a couple of recipe ideas for your leftovers!

Pilgrim Turkey Sandwich
Serves: 8

1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Horseradish Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
16-slices whole grain bread
2 cups prepared stuffing
1 1/2 - 2 pounds sliced turkey
In a small bowl combine the Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Horseradish Sauce and mayonnaise. Mix until uniform.
Layer stuffing and turkey slices on one slice of bread for each sandwich.
Top with cranberry mayonaise mix, another slice of bread, cut in half and serve.

Leftover Turkey Casserole
Serves: 4

1 large Egg
1/3 Cup Oil
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Horseradish Sauce
1 box Stonewall Kitchen Traditional Cornbread Mix
1 Cup Leftover Turkey, cut into chunks
1/2 Cup Any vegetable or stuffing leftover,
such as green bean casserole, squash, or potato
Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
Mix egg, oil, milk, and Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Horseradish Sauce together in a large bowl.
Add Stonewall Kitchen Traditional Cornbread Mix, and blend well. Add Turkey and vegetable or stuffing leftover, and mix well.
Place in a greased 9 x 9 Casserole dish. Put in oven on middle rack. Cook for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Oh, and don't forget to visit Brown & Hopkins
for our

Thankful Gathering
on Thanksgiving weekend!
Friday ~ Saturday ~ Sunday

10am to 5:30pm
Thank You Gifts For All Customers*!
*while supplies last!

Plus, be in the check out line when a bell rings and
you will win an extra special gift!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mango Lime Chili Con Queso

Our Mango Lime Salsa is spicy on its own,
but mix it into the following recipe,
and your taste buds will be delighted!

Mango Lime Chili Con Queso

8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
3/4 cups Mango Lime Salsa
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
Combine all & mix well.
Heat in microwave 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until hot and cheese is melted.
Serve warm with tortilla chips.
We keep ours warm by using a dip crock, to which we have added boiling water into the bottom section. These also keep dips cold by adding ice. Great for care-free entertaining!

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Girls Night Out" Party Punch

Last night we hosted our first annual
Girls Night Out at Brown & Hopkins!
It was alot of fun and busy!
I wanted to take some photos, but there was just no time!
I was too busy filling the pitcher of party punch!
Here is the recipe!

Brown & Hopkins Party Punch
Coconut Rum
Peach Schnapps
Cranberry Juice
Pineapple Juice
Mix equal parts in a pitcher, chill, serve over ice.
It's pretty and pink! Just perfect!!

Big sellers last night were our
handmade wool fleece lined mittens and finger mittens,
snowflake jewelry, "Girls Night Out" game,
our new lotion, and 1803 candles!
And the snowfolk, too!!!!
And let's not forget the
Roasted Apple Grille Sauce
and the Perpetual Vanilla!!
And everyone said.......
"I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet!"
"This is all for me!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Snowfolk ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There's a funny story about these little guys...............

About 14 years ago, my two sons, then just 7 and 4, were taken to Brown & Hopkins in search of a Christmas gift for Mom (me!).....

Well, on Christmas morning I opened a gift with the most adorable little snowmen!!! And they have been buying them for me ever since!!!! I have quite the collection now, and will show you a pic of mine as soon as I set them up at home!

All of the snowfolk are handmade in the USA!!!! Each have their own little personalities, and jobs......some ski, some collect firewood, while others hold stars and snow shovels! Some have hair, while others have crazy hats!

We are one of a handful of select retailers who are able to carry these, as the lady who makes them wished to semi-retire a couple of years ago, but we begged, and pouted until she agreed to continue making them for us!!!

Come in and meet the snowfolk today! Before they flurry away!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Customer Photo! Wall Vinyl!

In some instance I am so organized...and in others, so disorganized!! I love getting photos from customers and taking photos, but when it comes to saving them with descriptions, well, let's just say, it isn't my strongest trait!

I recently found this photo sent in by a customer which features our wall vinyl!

And remember, continue to send in those photos and I will post them....someday!

I still have to post a photo of another gals table......I just have to find it first! LOL

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sweetly Spiced Butternut Squash

Thanksgiving is almost here.....
And that means I will be posting a few recipes that you might want to try! Red Pepper Jelly from Stonewall Kitchen is delightful when simply served over a block of cream cheese with crackers as an appetizer, but this recipe is just one more way to enjoy Red Pepper Jelly......

Sweetly Spiced Butternut Squash

Temptingly sweet with a hint of pepper, this vegetable dish is for anyone who thinks they don’t love squash. Pipe into decorative swirls and sprinkle with minced parsley for a festive occasion.

Serves: 6-8

2 pounds butternut squash, split, seeds removed and baked at 325 degrees until tender
2 large white potatoes, peeled and diced
1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Red Pepper Jelly (13 oz.)
Salt and white pepper to taste

When squash is soft, peel and mash in a large bowl until smooth.
Boil potato cubes in salted water until very soft when pierced with a knife.
Drain potatoes and add to squash along with Red Pepper Jelly, salt and pepper.
Mash by hand until almost smooth, or use an electric mixer. Add butter if desired and serve.
For a decorative presentation, use a pastry bag fitted with a fluted tip and pipe into swirled mounds or onto individual plates.

And, if you want to hear an amusing personal story about Butternut Squash....ask me next time you see me, and depending upon how well we know each other, I might tell you.... ; )

Friday, November 7, 2008

Make Your Own Vanilla Extract!

It's going to be baking time soon!

What better time to buy some Perpetual Vanilla and make your own vanilla extract!

It takes about 4 weeks for the process, so now is the time so it'll be ready for those holiday cookies!!!! With this vanilla, you'll never run out! You just keep making more, by adding more vodka as you use it!!!

Last weekend we sold 6 bottles to one gal who said she is giving them as gifts.....she is going to pair them with a little bottle of vodka and a great cookie recipe that she has!!! What an awesome and unique gift!

I just love to bake when it snows.....why is that???!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Annies Angel Ornaments Are Here!!!!

For the past four years we have been offering a special angel ornament to help The Walsh Family pay the huge medical expenses for Annie. Please look under Augusts' posts to read the story about Annie and her family.

Annies Mom, Sue and their family and friends have been busy tagging the angels and they are now ready!

At just $7.95 each, they make wonderful gifts and can be easily personalized with a sharpie marker. Gift wrapping is also available!!

In addition to the proceeds from the ornaments, Annies Angel Fund is also the recipient of our Charity Coffee Club during the month of November. When you make a purchase of hot coffee or apple cider, 100% of the proceeds is donated to the charity of the month! Last month, due to your generosity and thirst, we donated $180 to The Glocester Firefighters Scholarship Fund!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Some of My Best Friends are Flakes!

Meet two members of The Flake Family....

Francine and Frank.....

Little Frankie is camera shy!

Don't forget to enter the drawing to try and win one of them!

Visit us November 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th during our Holiday Open House!!!

The drawing will be held on Saturday, November 8th!!!!

The winners agree to have their photo taken with one of The Flakes!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Full Moon...and It's Not What You Think!

Saw this on my way to work yesterday, and I really got a chuckle out of it! Some people have so much time on their lazy butts around this neck of the woods!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Real Winners!

Here are the winners from our recent door prize drawings!!
Maybe you know one of them???????????

Now the question is...who will be the winners of one of or Flake family members???????

Friday, October 24, 2008

40% off All Fall and Halloween!!

All of our remaining Fall and Halloween items are on sale at 40% off!
Just a reminder that we will be closed on October 29, 3oth and 31st
so we may set up our entire winter wonderland!!!
Please watch your mailbox for your invitation to our Open House!
Also, if you do not receive an invite, then you are not on our mailing list!
Please come in and sign up!
We have been busy planning lots of things
for our 200th anniversary
and you do NOT want to miss out!!!!
Oh, and I will be soon posting the pics of all the winners from our last stay tuned...
maybe you'll recognize them!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sparkles On My Face

Aren't these light up snowmen the cutest?!Last night, all the staff and I left the shop past 10pm, and went home with sparkles on our faces.....and in our hair, and all over our clothes!
Even after showering before bed, I still woke up with sparkles on my face!
We are having a sparkler of a weekend!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Holiday Preview Event!

Last year we sold out of some fabulous holiday decor in just one weekend!
Once it is is gone 'til next Christmas! Our event runs October 17th thru October 19th!
We are open each day from 10am to 5pm!
Don't forget to register to win one of over 12 door prizes, such as this special hand painted Santa by The Itinerant painter ~ Gladys Desmond!

Oh, and don't forget, all remaining
Fall and Halloween will be rung up at 40% off!
To rake in the savings, hurry in!!!!
Please keep in mind that this weekend
will showcase just a small sampling of our
Christmas goods.....please mark
your calendar for our Holiday Gathering
on November 1, 2, 3 and 4 to see it all!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

What A Weekend!!!

I cannot recall weather this perfect for Columbus Day Weekend in years!!
Here is a peek at autumns glory.....
Come and pick up your Fall Foliage Map at Brown & Hopkins!
Just a little hand drawn map of the area pointing out where you can get everything from pumpkins to goat milk soap to prime rib!!! Plus, of course, some breathtaking scenery!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Little Mouse Told Me......

Aren't these little Fall Mice cute!?
A perfect little sitter for your computer!
Or your windowsill!
Brighten a co-workers desk with these happy little mice!
If my mouse could talk, it would say..." Dust off that laptop screen!"
To which I would reply..."What? I can still see it...besides, I am having too much fun decorating for fall to bother with that!"

Our Columbus Day Weekend hours are 10 to 5 everyday, including Monday!
Stop in for some hot cider made with our gold package of instant mulling spices! All you do is add apple juice (no need for expensive cider), cranberry juice, or even wine......just heat and enjoy!

Friday, October 3, 2008

I Finally Got The Hint........

So, I think it was the tenth customer in about a year
that has asked us if we sold these woven tablecloths......

Sometimes it takes me awhile to get with the groove......LOL

We now have the Homespun Woven Tablecloths!!!

Available in lots of colors and sizes...just in time for all those holiday gatherings!
Special sizes are also available to order!
Please allow for up to 10% shrinkage, when in doubt, order the next size up!
They are machine washable, reversible, 100% cotton, line dry.
Never needs ironing!
Although they say you may dry them on low in the dryer, however, shrinkage will be higher.

Fall is in the air!

Also in are some great reversible woven wraps for over your shoulders,
lots of other boutique clothing,
including denim coats, tummy tuck jeans, "Peace" shirts, and cozy sweaters!

Leaves are changing in our neck of the woods quickly......
Here is a photo I took around this time last year....

Natures' repeat performance will be happening within the next two weeks!
Come for a visit!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Harri Has A Home!!!

Congrats to Cindy P. from Putnam, CT
Here is Harri, riding off into the wild blue yonder!
Good job on wearing your seatbelt!!
Have fun Harri!!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Still Need Recipes!!!!

We have decided to extend the deadline for
submitting recipes for our cookbook until the end of the year!
There is alot of work that goes into preparing
the cookbook for printing and we want to do it up right!
So we will work on it after the holidays and
have it ready for gift giving in the spring!!!
It'll be perfect for Mother's Day, don't ya think?
So far we have about 150 wonderful recipes, but need about 400!!!
So get those recipes in!!!!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Cozy Up With A New Quilt!

We received some new quilts today!
Thought you might like a preview!

Oh, and the Stonewall Kitchen jam fest is going well!!!
I swear that if you put some of their Wild Maine Blueberry Jam on a buttery cracker and close your eyes, it tastes just like blueberry pie!