Thursday, August 16, 2012

Yes, the wedding happened

I skipped over the wedding to talk about the first day of school, but the wedding did happen, and it was lovely. I will tell more details later, and post pictures.

Added: Link to photo album. It's hosted on Barry's photography website but the actual photography was done by our friend Mike Lieurance.

Wedding photo gallery

First Day of School 2012-2013

She especially hopes you will notice the new high tops and backpack.

By the way, if you are looking for a really good school backpack, check the Pottery Barn Teen catalogs or website. I used to buy the kids each a cheapo backpack that would last a year if we were lucky, but then we bought Miss A a PBTeen backpack for the start of 4th grade and that thing lasted for 3 school years! Except for being tired-looking, it would still work for another year, probably, but she wanted something more girly (the old one was camo print). We just got this one, which should take her through 9th grade.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Crystal candle holders from two different garage sales

I picked up these crystal candle holders at a garage sale and a church rummage sale in La Crescent last Friday. Very heavy.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Dehydrated foods vendor Mother Earth Products recommendation

How could I not love them, they're from Iowa! Nevada, Iowa, to be exact. Quick service, good prices and a good selection of dried foods including veggies (both dehydrated and freeze dried),  fruits, and TVP pseudo-meat, and also a few select long term storage supply items. Take them up on their free sample offer. I bravely tried the TVP "chicken" and "beef" chunks, and they were really not bad. Mother Earth included an extra sample of the taco mix and it's spicy and hefty. I'll be ordering soon.