October 31, 2011

7 Years Later & Still 17 Apart

This Monday we'll take a break from our regular Weekend Basics format to let you know we're celebrating our 7th anniversary today. Yes, our anniversary is on Halloween.

October 29, 2011

A Kid, A Dog, and a Beach

We mentioned last weekend taking Basil on his first trip to the beach, not to mention out of state to the Outer Banks. We were excited to see how he'd take to the beach and he didn't disappoint.

October 27, 2011

AIM: Antiques in Manchester

Earlier this week we mentioned we were finally able to stop by AIM (aka Antiques in Manchester) after hearing much buzz about it around town.

October 24, 2011

Weekend Basics

This past weekend was one of fun and firsts.

October 19, 2011

How To: Drilling Pumpkins

One of my favorite traditions is carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns each October — there's just something magical about the end result in my book. This year was no different and we can say with confidence we have carved the pumpkins without any major pitfalls this year!

October 18, 2011

How To: Make Apple Vinegar From Scratch

When you go out and pick two bushels of apples you better have a plan for using them up — especially in a timely manner!

October 17, 2011

Weekend Basics

1: A little project we've been working on over the last week is finally shaping up. More on that later in the week.

October 13, 2011

How To: Make Homemade Fruit Leather

We're thrilled to let you know we successfully made our very first batch of fruit leather — apple raspberry fruit leather to be exact! We mentioned several weeks back wanting to take on trying our hand at making our own version of natural fruit rollups, but hadn't found the right time until now. Throughout my generation of childhood, fruit rollups were all the craze; every time my mom would wheel us through the grocery store (we'd hide out under the bottom of the cart eating the free cookie from the bakery at Ukrop's), I'd secretly wish it would be one of those times she'd allow us to get either fruit rollups or fruit by the foot to pack in our daily lunches.

October 12, 2011

We've Got Pumpkins and a Snake Gourd

October is one of my favorite months. The weather begins to cool down, the leaves turn, foods get more savory, our anniversary falls at the end of the month (7 years!) and we get to pick out our pumpkins!

October 11, 2011

Fall at the Farmer's Market

Take a walk through our local farmer's market with us why don't you...

October 10, 2011

Weekend Basics

We've spent the majority of this weekend centered around food — even more-so than usual if you can believe it. We've been shopping for food, making food, photographing food, writing about food and of course eating!

October 6, 2011

Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat Sing Lucky in Love

Weekend before last we drove to Virginia Beach to see Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat play live at the nTelos Wireless Pavillion in Portsmouth, Virginia. I was able to grab a video of their popular song, Lucky in Love, on my phone. While the visual quality of the video isn't that great, I was pretty impressed with the audio.

I surprised Mary with tickets to the show a few months back — did you think I was the one that had a soft spot for these two? I'll cut the guy some slack since he's a Virginia native (grew up very close to Richmond) and is actually very talented.

October 5, 2011

New Attempts with Separation Anxiety

We promised a Basil separation anxiety update and today we're bringing it. Mary and I have the perfect dog and our only hurdle that remains in the almost year we've had Basil is overcoming his severe case of separation anxiety.

October 4, 2011

His & Hers: Couples Tattoos

Here's the thing — Tim and I don't have any tattoos, nor are we planning to get one anytime soon, if ever. That being said, we're both in love with the idea of getting one — or two that symbolize something between the two of us. This, however, is something that takes time and lots of planning to make the right decision.

October 3, 2011

Weekend Basics

Can you believe it's already October? We kept things low key this weekend since it seems like we've been all over the place lately. Relaxing, sports watching, good food and getting outside made for the perfect welcome to fall.
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