Saturday, June 28, 2008

Those Are Some A Spicy Meataballs!!!!!

It's Summer! Time for easy recipes!
This is a great bring along to a barbecue!
Get ready for some rave reviews!

Meatballs coated with Apple Jalapeno Jelly....
And don't be scared by the "J" word....
it's not Habanero hot, it just has a little kick!

Apple Jalapeno Meatballs
1 pound 1-inch Swedish meatballs (store bought or your favorite recipe cooked)
1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Apple Jalapeno Jelly

Thaw, if frozen, the meatballs. Place in a sauce pan. Add Stonewall Kitchen Apple Jalapeno Pepper Jelly. Heat. Serve immediately. And watch them disappear!

Make a quick summer meal out of them with little grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches on rye and a green side salad........
And don't forget the paper plates!
It's too hot to wash dishes!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Step Back in Time

We had some visitors today.....
and they looked right at home in this old country store......
Everyday when I come to "work", I stop and think about all the folks of
the past who have walked these same floor boards over the past 199 years...

Big Bear, Kristel and Crow...Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Summertime & The Shopping is Easy at Brown & Hopkins!

Announcing our Mystery Discount Summer Sale!
Choose a sunny discount from 15% to 40% off your entire purchase*
from our sand pail at checkout! Plus, enter our contest to win 2-$25 Shell Gas Cards
2-$25 Brown & Hopkins Gift Certificates!
Event runs til 5pm on Sunday, June 22nd!!!!
Be sure to check out our cute line of
The cotton is grown in Texas,
shirts are sewn in North Carolina!!!!
Wow, how about that?!

Can you Imagine, a world with Love and Harmony?
Make a Wish........

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our Birthday Gift For You!

Did you know that when you visit Brown & Hopkins on your birthday,
you will receive 20% off your entire purchase (up to $300),
for a possible total savings of up to $60!
My great niece just celebrated her first birthday......

Clare says, "Oh no! I forgot to visit Brown & Hopkins on my birthday! Drats!"

So, mark your calendar.......
so you don't forget to visit us on your special day!

Friday, June 13, 2008


And we mean that in two ways!
Just a reminder that it is Dad's Day on Sunday, and we'll be sampling
a new product this weekend!

It is White Mountain Kettle Corn
It's bursting with a sweet and salty goodness!
*All Natural

*No Trans Fats

*Gluten Free
*No Additives or Preservatives
And it comes in a re-sealable bag, but we have no idea why.....
Once you start munching, it'll be difficult to stop.
But it's okay...
At just 130 calories for 3 cups, it is also a guilt free snack!

Please remove your hand from the bag before attempting to close it.....

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thank Your Teacher!!!

And thank your lucky stars that she doesn't carry a wooden ruler
like Clara Barton probably did.....
This is a portrait of Clara Barton.
She was an American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian.
During the Civil War, Clara brought comfort to countless injured soldiers and prisoners.
She was recognized by many Union Generals,
and Abraham Lincoln for her selfless service during the war.
We have some great teacher gifts...that don't look "teachery".....
and that is what, if you are planning on giving a thank you gift,
teachers of today would really appreciate!
Perhaps something like a small gift certificate
to Brown & Hopkins ~ their favorite county store!!!!
Of course we have lots and lots of other ideas.....
from $3.95 and up, and each comes with free gift wrapping!
We are open til 7pm on Thursday for last minute shopping!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Brown & Hopkins Candy Faces!

Buyer beware.......
We have a camera, and we know how to use it!!!
Here are some of the latest candy face cuties!

Faith and Evan visited from Jamestown, RI.
I love the look on Evans face, don't you!?

This photo of Faith and Evan was taken after the one below.....He's looking a bit sheepish. I wonder why? Boys will be boys won't they?

Don't you wish you could freeze a moment in time????

Meghan is a cutie-patootie and she's great at spelling too!!!

Michael and Lily are enjoying their candy and Mom and Dad love their new farm table from Brown & Hopkins!!!
We may just have to take a photo of it in their home when they are ready!
Here's Coleton & Elias!

Ashlynn and Lucas, originally fom Pascoag, had one request while visiting from North Carolina.... "Can we go to Brown & Hopkins!?"

William was visiting from Washington.....

Katelyn and Kourtney.....too KUTE!!!!!!!!

Luke, Paul and Josephine.....keep smiling!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Saving a Tree

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We are keeping folks updated on current Brown & Hopkins news via email these days!

Of course, occasionally we will send out the snail mail, but we do urge everyone to provide an email, what are you waiting for?????

Don't be afraid.....we do not bombard you with emails every week.....
Don't miss a thing! Sign up today!
Do you know someone that would love Brown & Hopkins and like to receive our emails?????
You may email this blog post to a friend!!
Just click on that tiny white envelope down below this post....
Word of mouth is our best advertising!
Thank You for 199 years of referrals!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Perpetual Vanilla Extract

A customer requested that we carry this great item!
Request granted!!! And it is just $8.95....(she said she paid $11.95 somewhere else!!)
Perpetual Vanilla is essentially vanilla extract that you make yourself!
The bottle contains Organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans....
All you do is open the bottle, cut the beans lengthwise, and fill the bottle with vodka or light rum, and wait.....
In just a few weeks you'll have the most delicious vanilla extract. And you just replenish with more vodka or rum, and you will have vanilla extract for years!!!!
This has been endorsed by Martha Stewart, and was featured on her show!
So you know its a good thing......
And as a side note: Does anyone recall the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, in which the family is having one of their usual arguments in the kitchen? And Robert is so flustered that he opens the cupboard, grabs a bottle, and takes a swig.................then Ray grabs the bottle out of his hand...also takes a swig......and then he asks, "What is this???!"
Robert says, in that dry tone of his, "Vanilla Extract."
I loved that!

Amanda & Mom ~ Winners of Candy Contest!

These two gals were very excited to hear they were the winners in our Candy Contest!


We do not remember days, only moments........

Enjoy every wonderful, sweet moment that comes your way!