Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
About 7 years ago, Tim and I were living in New York. One Saturday in February the morning paper was delivered and I was reading through the newspaper and say a picture of a cute dog. He was at the local ASPCA Shelter. I called the Shelter to see if this dog was still there...they said yes..we went to the shelter. We adopted the cute dog and he is the best dog....I named him Howie and he has been my best friend for the last 7 years. Well, he has been acting strange and not eating so I took him to the Vet yesterday and he may have Cancer. He is on pain meds and tomorrow he goes back to the Animal Hospital for some further testing. I am praying for the best and I must say today he seems to be having a good day..he is up and about and wow is he eating! So maybe that is a good sign, I can only hope.
I urge everyone who is looking to get a dog to PLEASE check out your local animal shelters...the dogs there are the most loving and loyal dogs. Your life will never be the same when you rescue a dog..they will be a Forever Friend. Today I found this poem and I want to share it with you.
A Shelter Dog's Poem
Once upon a time, you see, there was this little pup;
for reasons unbeknownst to me, his family gave him up
Maybe it was chewing everything that he could find,
maybe they were busy and just didn't have the time
They took him to the shelter and they just left him there
Outside, alone, in the cage...shivering and scared
Even though they knew inside, if he went through those doors,
he may never have the chance to find a home like yours
He sat there crying silently wondering what he did
that was so bad that they just had to leave him as they did
However fate was smiling on that little pup that day,
because a lady saw him and she whisked him right away
He got a second chance at life that others may have not
and now he's in a loving home with everything he wants
Everyday he gets that love that he was looking for
And silently is thankful for when she walked through that door
Others may not have this chance so open up your heart
and adopt a shelter dog to take and give him/her a brand new start
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The loaves of bread are so real looking and I swear I was smelling Fresh Baked Bread all day today!
This week I am heading out to my first Cash and Carry Show in Valley Forge. I will be going with some great friends and I am sure we are going to have some fun! Two of us are CASH and CARRY SHOW ROOKIES, so I think we have to practice some self-control! I can't speak for Tarrah but I have a feeling that I may want to CARRY a lot out of there! Stop by the Porch again and hopefully I will have pictures to post of our day at the Show.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I have been working on new goodies for the Shop. We are expecting new goodies from some of our wonderful crafters...can't wait!
Next week I will be going to my first Cash and Carry Show at Valley Forge. Tarrah from The Pottery Shed blog will be going with me and we will meet up with Teresa from Teresa's Primitive Treasures. Teresa is one of our crafters here at The Brickhouse and Tarrah is also a crafter and she is the lovely wife of our Potter, Bob of Indian Trail Pottery. I am looking forward to the Show and spending time with my friends. Oh and I will finally get to meet Tony and April, from Country Home Accents. Tony and April are part of The Brickhouse Craft Shop family...we have had their crafts in our Shop I think from the first day we opened our doors and I have never had the chance to meet them in person...but I will finally meet them at the show!
I want to let all our customers here at The Brickhouse Craft Shop know that for January and February the Shop will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 6....BUT if you call or stop by we will open for you if you are in the area and want to shop ..so our hours are not set in stone..if we are home we can open for you. Starting in the Spring we will be open more days and the porch will be open so make sure you stop by and enjoy some Porch Sitting Time with Tim and I.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
We now have more Pa Soy candles to unpack and get out for our customers. I have a feeling we are going to need a much bigger display area for the candles! Please stop by The Brickhouse and try these candles..we know you will love them! So stop by and take some time to smell the candles!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
2009 was an awesome year for us and we are hopeful that 2010 will be even better.
Tomorrow Tim and I are driving to Lebanon to pick up our candle order from PA SOY and then we are making a few stops at some shops in and around Lancaster. For lunch we are planning on going back to a restaurant that we visited in the Fall, The Franklin House Tavern in Schafferstown, for a nice lunch. I am hoping that they have Tiramisu on the menu for dessert!