24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

May your Christmas be filled with joy, peace, and beautiful holiday music!
Scott and Katie Chandler

21 December 2012

A Christmas Miracle

After my car accident in August, I had to cancel a summer trip to Utah to visit my best friend, Maura. It was sad to cancel, but rescheduling turned out to be better than I expected! I was able to visit Maura and her family this month with all the holiday festivities! I even got to enjoy the white Christmas feel with some snowfall after I arrived! This rescheduled trip turned out to be so wonderful!

I  had amazing one-on-one time with Maura and her son Crew, who quickly became unshy and was so cute to include me in all his games of "playing guys!" Maura, Crew, and I visited temple square in SLC to see the beautiful Christmas lights and manger scenes from all over the world.

I also visited with my Bukey family and my good friend Jandee and her boys! The whole trip was the best birthday and Christmas present a girl could ask for! Now if only we could find a way to spend more time in Utah with some of our favorite people!

03 December 2012

Grass Roots Books and Music - Corvallis

I won a gift certificate to Grass Roots Books and Music at a campus event this Fall. I will admit that despite the conversations I've had in my MBA classes about the future of books and the fall of local brick-and-mortar book stores, I continue to shop online and hadn't bothered to investigate of Grass Roots previously. I wasn't sure if I would even be able to find anything in this small Corvallis shop inventory that I wanted.

Boy was I wrong! While this downtown bookstore had little space, they filled it to the max with a fantastic selection. I was searching for children's books for my nieces Christmas gifts. They had many lovely books that I was considering, but in-store did not have the exact books I had in mind. I checked out their online inventory access and found so many options and at decent prices! AND my book purchases were shipped for free to the store for pick-up in only a couple of days! Marvelous!

I'm all about supporting local, and I would be especially sad to see brick-and-mortar bookstores extinct! So take this as my official seal of approval for Grass Roots Books and Music. Fantastic service, excellent inventory, quick shipping if needed, and lovely atmosphere!