New Cabinet!

This weekend Mom and I attended the Wethersfield Antique Show, mostly to learn some new things and so she could talk with Mad River Antiques.  It’s not the sort of event that has a lot of things we can afford, although we were there very early in the day and folks were happy to deal.  We needed to kill some time after arriving so we left and checked out a nearby furniture consignment shop, just on a whim.

I fell in love.

There was a wooden cabinet, clearly well loved, but in great shape by the register.  It was the same era as my house.  And it ended up in my kitchen, thanks to Mom’s encouragement.  We had been using a wire rack to hold the plates, cups and bowls, but this is so much nicer looking and way more storage.


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Foodie Pen Pals Quick Post


Some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:


-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US, Canadian & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 


If you’re from the US or Canada and are in participating for June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 


You must submit your information by June 4th as pairings will be emailed on June 5th!

*If you’re from Europe, please CLICK HERE  to signup.


This month i was matched with Scott, who doesn’t have a blog, or i’d totally link to it.  It was a great package with fresh baked bread, fancy almonds, some balsamic vinegar and dried strawberries.  The bread got a little beat up during shipping, but it was quite good!  I opened it when i got home from work on Friday and had to snag a piece right away.  Duncan didn’t love it, but he’s less of a bread person than me.  I have the strawberries as part of lunch today, but i love dried fruit, so i’m sure they’ll disappear quickly.  With my CSA starting next week I’m sure the vinegar won’t last long, since it’s one of my favorite summertime flavors (oh, and while the weekend might of been in the 40’s, it’s now in the high 80’s and low 90’s here in CT… so it’s summer!).  I haven’t had a chance to check out the almonds yet, but i have a plan involving salad for them.

YAY another fun box!


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More Nemo Pics (from home, cleaning up)

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More Nemo Pictures (From the office)

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Quick Storm Photos

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