Friday, October 30, 2009

Birthday Fun

For my birthday weekend, Brent took me to a bed and breakfast in Vevay, IN. The bed and breakfast was gorgeous and and filled with character. If you are nearby, you should check it out. The town of Vevay itself is quaint, and was voted the 4th coolest small town in America. Not too shabby!

Here is the bed and breakfast, Schenck Mansion:

We were blessed with the most beautiful fall weather. Perfect for walking around the neighboring town of Madison:

While in Madison, we stopped at the Lanthier Winery for a wine tasting. We ended up getting a bottle of their blackberry wine - so delicious!

I'm so thankful for my sweet husband! I'm a lucky girl to have him :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Bliss

I don't know if it's just me, but this seems to be an especially pretty fall. I started noticing the vibrant colors on our mountain drive home from Hilton Head, but this week they've really popped! I am loving it! Last weekend we had our third annual Fallapalooza celebration. Each year, my extended family gets together for an October campout to celebrate all the fall birthdays. It was quite chilly this year - lots of bundling up around the campfire. Poor Walter was shivering all weekend!

Happy Campers

Man's Best Friend

This weekend Brent and I are celebrating our October birthdays with a long weekend in Vevay. We are staying at this great bed and breakfast. I am so excited. I promise an update when we get back. Hope you all have a great Friday!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Holiday Card Giveaway

My new Etsy shop has been featured on the Jack and Izzy blog. I am giving away one FREE custom holiday card (the digital file). Check out her post and leave a comment to enter. Jack and Izzy will annouce the winner on Tuesday morning, October 20th. Good luck, everybody!

Friday, October 16, 2009


I know it's been quiet on the KruBooks blog for quite some time, but I've had something up my sleeves! After doing my blog series on card design, I felt really inspired to start selling custom photo cards on Etsy. This week, I finally got my shop up and running! Right now, I only have holiday cards available. But check back for birth announcements, save the dates, and more! I'm really excited for this new extension of KruBooks. Check out the shop and let me know what you think!

Here's a sample of some of the cards:

Tis the season for holiday cards! Check out my shop for pricing and more information!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hilton Head 2009

We had a such great time on vacation. Hilton Head in October is the crowds and awesome weather. Just when things are cooling down in Cincinnati, it feels good to get one more shot at summer.

As promised, here are some pictures of our trip. It was so nice having all four sisters together for a week. I love these girls!

Poolside wine tasting with my dad:

My adorable nephew, Jack:

Sunset with my love:

Night walk on the beach:

It was hard to leave those sunny days behind, but it feels good to jump back into the swing of things here at home. As much as I love laying out by the pool, I'm ready to embrace fall. And, hey, only 72 days till Christmas!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hilton we come!

We are leaving tomorrow afternoon for a week in Hilton Head. I'm so excited that my whole family is able to come this year. On the way home from Hilton Head, we'll spend a couple days with Brent's family in Greenville, SC. It will be a wonderful 10 days!

Here are some pictures from last year's trip to Hilton Head. I'll be sure to post this year's when we get back!

Harbor Town

The Behlert sisters minue one (we're all so happy Amy can come this year!)

Brent's birthday

Visiting Brent's family in Greenville