October 24, 2014

Where Are You Watching the Game?

Mid-Late October is one the absolute best times to be a sports fan. The NFL and College Football are within the first two months of a new season, the NHL and NBA are just starting their new seasons, and MLB in it’s postseason. It is the only month that all four major sports organizations have meaningful games, which means there’s a plethora of sports to watch. You can try and use picture-in-picture feature or the previous channel button on your remote, but you’re likely missing out on that 60-yard touchdown pass or that incredible walk-off homerun.

October 23, 2014

Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast

If you are familiar with the historic town of Carlisle, you know that there is only one Bed & Breakfast located in the borough.  What you may not know is this cozy B&B is also listed on the Select Registry.

I was able to experience the hospitality of Carlisle House B&B owners Alan and Mary first hand during a recent conference.  I was assigned to collect the conference members each morning after breakfast and get them to where they needed to go.  Being the generous hosts that they are, Alan and Mary invited me to join them for breakfast.

October 21, 2014

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Shoppe

Okay, okay, I know that we've already written about cooking classes at The Kitchen Shoppe,  but I attended another class, and it's worth writing about - again.

If you missed the first blog about The Kitchen Shoppe's cooking classes, here is what you need to know: The Kitchen Shoppe is a super kitchen store with almost any kitchen gadget, accessory or tool you ever imagined.  You can also purchase gourmet food and teas, as well as talk with the staff for advice and tips. 

In addition to the products, The Kitchen Shoppe also offers cooking classes in two different formats - demonstration and hands-on.  Both are taught in a cozy classroom setting with lots of mirrors so you can easily watch the cook from any seat in the room.

October 15, 2014

Create Your Own Gourd at Meadowbrooke Gourds

Earlier this week I shared my Meadowbrooke Gourds tour experience, where I learned how this unique company grows and crafts gourds into fun, seasonal home decor items.  

What I didn't share, was that I also had the opportunity to take one of their gourd crafting classes to make my own Jack O' Lantern!

There is a variety of crafting classes at Meadowbrooke for all levels of skill  - ranging from children to adult.  Under the expert advice of one of their staff, you will be coached on how to paint, carve or design your own Jack O' Lantern, bowl, scarecrows and more.

October 13, 2014

Gourd Crafting at Meadowbrooke Gourds

Nothing says fall quite like decorative gourds and Jack O' Lanterns.  Luckily for me, Cumberland Valley is home of the largest gourd crafting facility in the United States - Meadowbrooke Gourds

If you're not familiar with Meadowbrooke Gourds, you can take a free public tour to learn more about this unique facility.   Tours are offered every Tuesday at 2pm and on special event weekends throughout the year.