Monday, October 17, 2011

Family Fun and a Late Wedding Gift

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a Marvelous Monday!  We spent the day visiting with Neils aunt, who's in town for a few days. We haven't seen her since this time last year, so it was nice to catch up with her.  During the time in between her last visit and now, we finished building our new store front for the business, so we all went over there so she could check it out. Here are a few pics so y'all can see too!

The front of the store

The Courtyard
 These pictures don't even do it justice, but she was really impressed by all of it, and we all felt really proud! We packed a huge picnic spread and had dinner in the courtyard. It was a lot of fun!

Anyways, onto the wedding gift part!  Even though we got married over a year ago, some of our family members are still giving us gifts! Hey...I can't complain!  She surprised us with this:
It's a large bamboo salad bowl and salad claws! I've been wanting one of these for a while, so I was pretty excited when I opened the box and saw what was inside.  I love serving dishes...if I could I would by new cookware ALL the time!

Before I go, I wanted to let you know about 2 fantastic giveaways! 

1. Turtles and Pearls!  has 2 different monogrammed decal packs from 2PreppyGirls up for grabs...that means 2 winners! Yay!  Head on over to her blog and enter for your chance to win! Thanks girl for the great giveaway!

2. ...Just Another Preppy Shopaholic is holding a giveaway for a Marley Lilly monogrammed scarf of your choice! OH MY GOSH, I want one of these so bad!  Head on over to her blog to enter! Good luck! Thanks for the giveaway!

Do any of you ladies have a cookware/baking dish obsession like I do?  What is your favorite brand to use in the kitchen?

xo Julia


  1. I love Pampered Chef! The bamboo set would be great for serving! And thanks for mentioning the giveaway!!

  2. What a cool salad bowl! And the store look absolutely gorgeous- congratulations!!