Monthly Archives: November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! We just wanted to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! We spent the day with family and are now relaxing at home. It’s been wonderful. We debated on going and braving the stores tonight, but decided on staying home, drinking cider and shopping online. 


The days and getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. This is our favorite time of the year and we’re trying to make the most it… even if that just means lazy evenings watching Jericho and drinking cider. We’ve spent the last few weekends at festivals, the fair and a few weddings. We’re looking forward to our engagement anniversary, Thanksgiving, family time, working on art projects, Ray’s birthday, and my sister coming home from Kenya for the holidays!

How are you spending the last few weeks of 2012?

Beach Wedding

A few weeks ago Ray and I, along with 5 of our friends, roadtripped to Destin, Fl to watch our friends Amber and Will get married! The wedding took place on the beach and the reception was only steps away at a local vacation home. The wedding was so sweet and intimate. The weather was perfect and I didn’t even get sand in my eyes. Here are some of my favorite snapshots from the weekend.


Thrift Finds!

We haven’t been very good at documenting thrift finds lately. Two reasons why: 1. The sun goes down at 5pm and I don’t even get off until 6pm. This really limits our photo taking natural light time. 2. We are being more particular about thrifting. It’s easy for us to get caught up in the hunt and low prices and end up with 3 sewing machines, 14 chipped pyrex bowls and a vintage dress that doesn’t fit. And, well, we don’t need any of those things. Haha.
Here are some of our recent finds: We also recently purchased the game Apples to Apples (one of our faves) and a pair of light blue Chuck Taylors for me! What have been some of your thrifting wins?

Allison Drew on Nancy Drew

In Nancy Drew book #18 Nancy Drew The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion, Carson Drew has a client in Florida that was wrongly accused of taking explosive oranges into the Kennedy Space Center. Nancy, Bess and George are, of course, up for a mystery/vacation. Surprisingly (or not) Ned’s family happens to own property in the area so Ned and the boys come down to help. Towards the middle of the book Nancy and the gang discover a “moss covered mansion” near the Nickerson’s property. Noteworthy moments: Nancy puts out a fire on the orange grove (while all of the workers watch), sausage trees are explained, the leopard escapes multiple times, Carson Drew’s plane crash lands and apparently Ned is a reflector antenna expert. 

Sluething Tips:
1. Never enter a creepy mansion, especially when it houses a leopard…
2. When in doubt, bring raw meat embedded with tranquilizers.
3. Always avoid photographers.