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Today, just a trio of Americana that made me proud to be an American today – and every day! It is hard to believe it has been 11 years since 9/11/2001. God Bless America!

alwaysleavetheground.tumblr.com

thediaryofdaveswife.com

treat.com

Cheers,

Caroline

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

I whipped up these chocolate explosions for the dads in my life to sweeten up today’s festivities!

I am hoping to get back to regular posting soon!  The recipe and step-by-step instructions (and pictures) for these treats will be up first!

Cheers,

Caroline

Kreativ Blogger Award!

I have seen the Kreativ Blogger award on a couple of my favorite sites but I thought it would be a long while before The Rainy Day Box got noticed! HUGE thanks to Tammy at sweetartdiva! Check out her blog – her felt creations are absolutely adorable! You can snag some of your own at her shop on Etsy.

Here are the rules of the award:

  1. Thank the blogger who gave me the award and provide a link.
  2. List 7 interesting things about myself that my readers might find interesting.
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links, and let them know.

Easy!

Seven things about me:

  1. I run a bakery from my home! Check out the Eat a Bite Bakery  online!
  2. When I was a kid in New Hampshire, I used to tell people I was from Florida and that I was moving back when I grew up. I wanted to live in Orlando and be a teacher. Although it didn’t happen quite in the way that I expected, this is basically my reality now. Along with the best husband in the world and two doggies. God is good!
  3. I have an irrational and crippling fear of whales and other large marine life.
  4. I love rainy, gloomy weather. I realize this is a luxury of living in Florida – It comes, it goes, then the sun is shining again.
  5. I love movies and television. Even really (really) strange movies and television. There are still some really great shows out there and they usually get cancelled after one season…and we live in a world where Two and a Half Men is still on the air. If you are my Facebook friend you are already familiar with my feelings on this show. I’ll stop now.
  6. I have a candle obsession…and the hoard to prove it. I have an obscene amount of Yankee Candles.
  7. I love my dogs! I adopted both of them and it was such a great experience! I will never buy from a breeder again and especially not a pet store! Here are my sweeties:

Dixie the Mutt

Jayda the Dachshund

My seven nominations:

  1. http://easydoesitstyle.wordpress.com/ – Great beauty tips and ideas!
  2. http://366daysofpinterest.com/ – I mean, need I say more? Pinterest!
  3. http://barexbones.wordpress.com/ – love her fashion and beauty ideas!
  4. https://www.facebook.com/Searching.for.June.Cleaver – Not only because she’s an “offline” friend –  it’s awesome!
  5. http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.com/ – I haven’t been following long, but I love her stuff!
  6. http://detailorienteddiva.blogspot.com/– Amen! To everything on this site!
  7. http://scissorsandthread.tumblr.com/ – how much fun is this site?

I am still relatively new to the world of blogging, but I think it is stuff like this that keeps us all going! I am so inspired by all of you! I hope you check out all these amazing sites and again, a huge thank you to everyone who stops by and reads my posts!

Cheers,

Caroline

The Rainy Day Box

Welcome to The Rainy Day Box! A little about myself: I love God, Family, and America. I mean, obviously. I also love Florida, dogs, science, cardigans, candles, decaf, gentlemen, teapots, paper, birds, and rain. And Pinterest. Actually, move Pinterest up in the God, family, country section. These facts are important as these topics will probably present themselves 100% of the time in my posts.

This site is named after a box my mother keeps. For years, whenever we got a toy we didn’t really use or a happy meal treat we already had, she had us put it in The Rainy Day Box. Whenever we were stuck inside (Growing up in NH we had a LOT of snow days) we could dig in that magical box and find something old, something we forgot existed, and it was the best fun we ever had. It taught me that you probably already have everything you need to get something you want. In those days we wanted fun and the Rainy Day Box held it. These days, what I want is a little more complicated but I still believe I have everything I need to get it. My mother still has the Rainy Day Box and one day I know my kids will not only get to play with some of the weirdest toys they have ever seen, but they’ll learn this lesson too.

When deciding what to name my blog, that box came to mind. It’s been a rainy day and I spent it finishing a DIY project I’ve been meaning to do for awhile using supplies out of my craft closet (my grown-up rainy day box). I’d love for this blog to become a place to recreate the magic of the Rainy Day Box- except now it’s online and we can open it up and play and remember we really have everything we need.

Thanks for joining me, thanks for reading…and please come back and see me, rain or shine!

Cheers,

Caroline

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