Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New to the Shoppe ~ Cuff Bracelets

This beautiful aluminum silver hand stamped cuff bracelet is our newest addition to the shoppe.
Like everything else in the store, you can have it stamped with anything your heart desires.  And you can't beat the price at $12 a piece.  Sterling silver is also available at an additional cost, just send me an email at aswedanceaway {at} gmail {dot} com for the current rates.

And check out the new font!  That's our new cursive font.  I JUST LOVE IT!  We can stamp almost any piece in the shoppe with it!

I'd love to know what you would have stamped on your bracelet.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New to the Shoppe ~ Guitar Pick Necklace ~ DMB Inspired

We are one big Dave Matthews Band loving family!  I went to my first concert when I was 16... and we went as an entire family {my mom, brothers, sister-in-law, etc., etc.}.  That's how it always was... we had a caravan of cars driving down to Camden or Philly to go catch a show at least twice a year.  My husband's and my first concert together was DMB when we first started dating.  I have been going to Dave Matthews Band concerts for 14 years... and well over 40 shows under my belt... and I'll admit, I even have a DMB tattoo.
But, like I said... it's a family thing... we ALL love us some DMB!!

So, when my brother's birthday rolled around, I knew I wanted to do something special for him {besides, everyone else in the family had a Pumpkin Pie Design piece... he had to sport something fun, too} & this was just the piece for him! 

And now it's available for all to purchase! 
The Fire Dancer is hand drawn on this sterling silver guitar pick then hammered to give it a little extra touch.  The back is hand stamped with the famous "Two Step" lyrics, "Celebrate We Will Cause Life is Short but Sweet for Certain."  The piece is oxidized to give it a tarnished look.  It can be made into a necklace, key chain or kept as it is as a guitar pick for the musician in your life!
Head on over to the shoppe and get yours today!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Christmas in July {Coupon Code}

Enjoy 15% off your purchase at Pumpkin Pie Design using coupon code: XmasinJuly15.
Start your Christmas shopping early or just treat yourself to something you've had your eye on.
Coupon is good for the entire month of July.


We are constantly adding more items.  Head over to the store to see what's new by clicking here.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

sea glass

I am absolutely IN LOVE with sea glass right now!  I love the different colors & the process of making each individual piece!  I had to add a few pieces to the shop... I couldn't resist!

I LOVE that blue tone in the second picture & adore the dainty piece of glass in the first.
Both pieces come with a charm & a hand stamped initial piece (they can be hand stamped with full names or words in the itty bitty font).

Find them in our store...

What do you think?  What color would you like a sea glass piece in??

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Grand Re-Opening

Hi shoppers!  After a year of traveling around the country & living in fully furnished apartments, my husband and I are FINALLY in our semi-permanent location & were able to get our items shipped to us.  It was like Christmas morning opening all of our belongings again.  I was tickled pink when I found all of my stamping supplies!  I have been itching to open the store again & now I finally can!!!
There will be a few exceptions to how I run my store now because I have my own little Pumpkin Pie...

Meet our baby girl, Norah;

Now that she is my number one priority I can no longer guarantee the quick turnaround of a few days as I used to.  Please allow 2-3 weeks to process and ship the orders at this time.  I have also removed some of the more time consuming items from my shop to ensure a faster turnaround.

I am so excited to re-open the shop!  I have removed it from vacation mode on Etsy & items are available for purchase now, but I will not officially be opening the shop for shipping until June 1st, so please keep that in mind if ordering your items now.

In my excitement for my new bundle of joy & having all of my supplies back {I have wanted so badly to make a necklace with her name on it}, I have made two new necklaces for the shop:

Head on over to the shop {by clicking on this link} to see these new items and everything else we will have to offer for our Grand Re-Opening!  And use coupon code blog10open to receive 10% off of your order!

Thanks for your patience over the past year!  I'm thrilled to be back!!

Monday, August 29, 2011


When we left Vermont back in July, it sure was a bittersweet moment.
Not counting the 5 years my family lived up north, I came to Vermont in the fall of 2000 to start my freshman year of college.  Brad joined me in the fall of 2003.  We lived there for years & although we had our good and bad moments, there's something about the little towns of Bennington & Woodford that really suck you in. 

I left Vermont thinking "you'll be here when we come back to visit."  And I was sure it would always be the same ol' Vermont.  I would have never guessed that Hurricane Irene would have had such an impact on those little towns & the place we called home for so long.

(This was taken back in 2008 in front of Wahoo's in Wilmington)

This is what that location looked like yesterday:

Remember the sweet little river that ran behind our apartment??

Brad LOVED that river!!!  But, it was bigger than ever yesterday & did a lot of damage to the house that we rented & a lot of nearby homes.  It's all so devastating & hard to grasp.

These were all taken before our landlord and the tenants were evacuated.  That black truck was washed away & from what I understand, the house is now unlivable.  If you've been to our old apartment, you will remember how far away that river was from the house.  It's amazing to see how high the water got.

Our neighbors up the road lost everything.  This is where our good friend Jamie grew up & his parents were renting it out to a family.  They lost EVERYTHING.  It is all so sad.

And if we thought Woodford got hit hard, Wilmington was almost unrecognizable.

This is a picture of Brad's old office.  There used to be a line on the side of the building that showed where the flood line of 1938 was.  If I remember correctly, I would say there is easily a foot more water in the flood of 2011.

This is just as you're entering the town (Brad's old office is in the background).  The entire town was destroyed.  It is so sad to see all of those places washed away.  Terrifying to think that sooo many of our friends had to experience this.  We are so blessed to know that everyone is safe, but wish we could be there to help!  We love you all so much and are sending so many prayers your way for a speedy recovery from this disaster.

For those who can afford to donate, please go to the {Red Cross of Vermont & New Hampshire website} to help!  Every little bit will make a difference!

We Love you, Vermont!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I have made it out west!

After a trip across country with a few days rest outside of Chicago, we're almost to our final destination.

Unfortunately, it is still going to be a few months before we find a place in CA & get our belongings shipped across the country, so we're not quite to the point of opening the store back up.  I have been resting at my in-laws in Arizona until all is finalized in CA & enjoying every moment.
I have had quite a few requests for items since going on "vacation," & I wish I could fill them all today!
Thank you to everyone for your patience & know I haven't fallen off the face of the earth yet!  I'm looking forward to opening the shop back up!  It can't happen soon enough!  Please follow us at {Keeping Up With the DeRoo's} for our most current status along this crazy journey. :-)