Friday, September 30, 2011


Hard to believe we have made it!
What a long hard trip its been!
But....very rewarding!

Leaving Albany for GLENS FALLS 

We are in Saratoga Springs looking for coffee and breakfast.
Driving back to Albany this morning, taking Mark to Airport.

UnCommon Grounds, found our coffee and breakfast!
Love this Guy! 
 This is the beautiful greenbelt along the Hudson River.
Mary can get here in a 2 minute walk!

 A very swollen Hudson River due to hurricane "Irene".

Monday, September 26, 2011

Vintage Halloween BOO~tique

One of our favorite things to do in Boise is to visit our plethora of local shops. It's even better when we know the proprietor! Cheri is a talented, gifted artist who uses her creativity throughout her shop, good goods & co,  to delight and enchant her customers.  

BOO! Enter at your own risk!


Some of the delightful vignettes you'll find at good goods.

Wouldn't you just love to have one of these plush, velvet pumpkins?

What would Autumn be without Gourds?

Elaine has been with Cheri since the opening of good goods. By the atmosphere in the shop it's obvious they make a great team.

At good goods you will be frightfully spooked behind every corner through October.

good goods is just the ticket anytime of year! It always has delightful objects to live with.



"But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only that one word...NEVERMORE!" ~ Poe

Sassy little Goblin.

Cheri likes to give back to the community by using  local vendors as often as she can. Which makes finding that one of a kind gift a breeze at good goods. 

Fun customers abound at good goods. One just can't help oneself.

Cheri's talent is obvious throughout good goods. She's well known in the Boise area  for her custom sign making, but doesn't limit herself. Jewelry design is another passion she brings to the shop along with  her ability to inspire everyone around her. 

You may enter Cheri's shop alone,  but soon become engaged in the camaraderie of fellow shoppers as everyone enjoys taking a deep breath, soaking up everything good that good goods has to offer.

Team blogged  by Karen Lou and Cindy Lou

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Purdum's Produce Stand

My calendar is telling me the first day of Autumn has already come and gone. I'm trying to remember if we went here in September. Oh well, no matter. Visiting Purdum's cannot be passed up or not blogged about either. It is a super-treat to visit here. An amazing, happening, frenetically busy Produce stand in Fruitland ID.

We first stumbled upon it when traveling out to Fruitland to buy local honey. The gal running the honey store was telling us about this cool stand but it wasn't open yet because spring and summer came upon us slow this year. But, we persevered and low and behold, eventually, summer did arrive and the bounty right along with it!

I know. It's a lot of pictures. I found the colors and the mounds of veggies and fruit irresistible. No wonder artists are always painting this stuff!

 Here come de corn!


Never seen em like this...what would you call it? Their raw state? I think I've only seen them out of the can. I don't eat them much. But they are cool looking here. I had to ask what they were.

Fields of Zinnias. As far as the eye could see. I'm pretty sure they're Zinnias!

I feel very fortunate to live in an area where all this fresh produce and these fields of glory are at our fingertips! It's been a wonderful season of quick road trips to dash to the next harvest of berries, apricots, peaches, flowers...whatever. Farm to table. It's a good thing.
Welcome Fall and bring on the apples!