My family is finally home from three weeks of serious togetherness in North and South Carolina. A wedding, a baptism, visiting greats and grands and aunts and uncles and friends and doing vacation sorts of things like going to the the zoo and feeding the giraffes, taking the girls on their first trip to the Carolina seashore, playing pirate mini golf (where does that ball go on the last hole?), running though fountains, flying a kite, picking apples, getting a hermit crab, riding the SkyWheel, taking a Capital Pedicab ride, riding bikes, floating on a lazy river, sliding on bouncy castle slides, fishing, eating ice cream and eating every. regional. food. to be found-- boiled peanuts, she-crab soup, Bojangle's biscuits, Blazer's Shrimp Dip, Blenheim Ginger Ale, to name a few. And did you know that the Waffle House has Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Waffles now? They're crazy good. Good enough that I thought for a few seconds about making them the large image in this collage:
And now we're back! Sort of. There's still a whole lot of sorting out to be done around here and we have two more weeks before the breadwinner goes back to work locally and we all figure out what living together in America is going to be like. Once that happens I have a long-awaited baby shower to throw for Katie (hoooooray!), a new set of nursery bedding to assemble for my imminently due cousin and a loooong list of crafty to-dos. Really, even after a fantastic trip, home is heaven, isn't it? If ever I get annoyed about household stuff, thinking about leaving it for three weeks is enough to make me love it again. My crafty stuff and I are happily reunited.
Right now? The deadline for your label design entries is looming. Sunday night, 8 pm Eastern. I'm having fun checking our e-mail and looking at the entries so far. Here's the post on how to enter, how it works and what you'd win. Here's info on how you might want to design a label. If you've ever wanted to try it, now's the time to do it. A deadline and a possible prize-- what's better than that?! Okay, a peanut butter chocolate chip waffle. But that's much heavier on calories.