Queensberry Press

I got this sample over a year ago but somehow it never got blogged! This is a Queensberry Press Printed album – I shared a similar one that I made for a Mother of the Groom two weeks ago. This one is a 10×10 with a printed text cover. Inside white pages and black borders frame the photos beautifully. It’s from Sam & Emily’s wedding – one of my all time favorites!
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Rhode Island Girl’s Crafting Weekend

Last weekend I was in Rhode Island with my great friend Sarah for a crafting weekend…..heaven! Sarah’s sister lives in Burlington so we carpooled down on Thursday and arrived mid afternoon….let the sweatshop begin! The house looks like a hurricane all weekend but we are VERY productive.
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Sarah’s Parents stopped by on Friday afternoon and brought Sarah’s two dogs Nellie and Nola and also their dog Jack – it was fun to snuggle a fat puppy again and watch their antics
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Wait for me!
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Look closely – Jack is UNDER Nellie
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Family pic
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The next morning Sarah’s friend Stephanie made us THE MOST AMAZING breakfast ever – I took this picture right before I inhaled it in two minutes flat.
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Sarah’s quilt grows!
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We headed down to the beach for two of the ladies to plunge into the ocean….I’m happy to be the official photographer!
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Brrrrrrr
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When we got home we made wishes with flying wish paper that Emily had brought
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Still messy but so much progress has been made!
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I had finished this top but needed to do the binding – check!
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Fabric buckets, fabric books, and a stroller blanket
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All that progress only makes me want to craft more!!

Tunxis Black Bear Plunge 2013

Those of you who have been reading for awhile know that Jeff and his friends have a crazy tradition of plunging into the lake every New Year’s Day….brrrrr!! We think that this might be the ninth year of it so next year will be a good one! This year there was a new recruit – eleven year old Jackson….impressive!
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Zoe sniffs Sage sniffs Strider – a yellow lab line!
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Love Jackson’s big breath before the plunge!
If you want to see the plunge in all it’s glory CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO (thanks, Cathy for filming on the I-phonewhile I took stills!)
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At least one of the dogs usually participates but this year they missed the boat!
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Not quite warmed up yet but happy it’s over!
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Hope everyone has a great week!!

Lakehouse Christmas

After celebrating Christmas in Vermont we headed down to the lake to visit Jeff’s family and have 2nd Christmas! They had patiently waited to open their gifts until we got there so after an amazing dinner of standing rib roast (we ate VERY well over Christmas!!) we settled onto the couch and began the fun. A few years ago we started a tradition of each person only buying for one other person which I think is nice – you can really focus your efforts and don’t end up buying just for the sake of having something to give.

The dogs clearly thought these pistachios were for them but no – they are Jeff’s Grandma’s favorite!
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Jeff was thrilled to get a chainsaw which he’s already put to good use sawing up part of a downed tree in our woods for firewood!
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The gifts were wrapped in this cute doggie themed paper
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Are you SURE those chocolates aren’t for us? They smell pretty tasty (don’t worry – the dogs got their own presents!!)
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The yellow pin is a tradition in the Herzberger family – many years ago (before I was a Herzberger!) Jeff’s Dad gave it to his Father in Law as a joke present and each year somebody gets it. The first year I got it I had never heard of it before so was hysterical with laughter. This year I had David so I decided I should continue the tradition!!
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Jeff’s Grandma had a message for us in her card (she is a ticket!) – yes Grandma we hear you!!!
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Our awesome neighbor Nancy gifted the doggies these two bones – they were a BIG hit!!
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My bone….no sharing
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Sharon’s colleague gave her this puzzle which is an aerial view of their zip code in Whittier (similar to this I think). Neat idea but IMPOSSIBLE puzzle – I’m sorry to say we didn’t get very far but at least we were able to stash the board under the bed for next time!
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The next day we opened our stockings- don’t they look festive hung up on the wall!
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Waiting patiently at the door to come in
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And a morning wake up from the little dog
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Ah – vacation and holidays are the best – when’s the next one?

East Coast Bride Features Jen & John’s Wedding!


Today Jen & John’s beautiful BBQ wedding is being featured on East Coast Bride!

Jen & John were married on a horse farm in Darien, CT with a beautiful Sperry Tent framing the scene.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FEATURE

Congratulations, Jen & John!

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