#1,785 Ben’s First Day + Apples.
by Erin Napier
I woke up to a day that was so absolutely wonderfully regular. No film crew to prepare for, no urgent work to do. Just a regular day.
With one exception—it was Ben’s very first full day on the self-employed full-time grind. He did so much that I normally would’ve had to do on my own that I don’t know how I was managing to get it all done before today.
And this afternoon we got a very special delivery from Quarry Hill, the apple orchard I’ve been doing all the branding, web design and packaging work for over the last several months.
I was blown away by how amazing the experience of opening up this enormous fruit crate of fresh apple varieties, honey, maple syrup, and apple sauce was. I felt nostalgic for something I’ve never experienced—which is the mark of a good product, I think. It was so cool to see all the pieces I’ve been designing come together in this one lovely, vintage-inspired package. You can find all their gift crates and boxes here if you’re looking for a yummy and unique gift to send someone over the holidays.
And then we had a little apple tasting party at Jim and Mal’s and tried about half the varieties in the box. Have you ever had a suncrisp apple??? Do yourself a favor and make that happen STAT.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!