Discount on Cute Aprons & Danielle's SA Visit

Scarlet Threads~

Yesterday I posted about Scarlet Threads. An amazing company my friend Carrie started. "Scarlet Threads is a compassionate boutique, specializing in unique aprons designed and produced by talented seamstresses in rural Asia." You can read more about Scarlet Threads core vision and values here. Your heart will be touched.

So Vintage~ Love it

Scarlet Threads is offering a 10% discount to all my readers now through December 16. At check out just enter the code "peeptoe." If you order by December 16, your order will arrive before Christmas!

A Scarlet Threads apron is the perfect last minute Christmas gift and the perfect gift the for girl who has everything. Don't forget about other gift occasions... birthdays, bridesmaids gifts, thank you gifts, hostess gifts, Mother's Day, etc... The possibilities are endless.

So Girly-Girl

Danielle's Visit to San Antonio~

Last weekend Danielle visited San Antonio. Each day was full of fun activities! Friday night we visited the Charles Dickens Christmas event at Bracken Village. I love the Santa Claus at Bracken Village, he's fancy.

After Bracken Village we made a HUGE pot of vegetable soup. I had no idea it was going to make this much. Danielle and I ate the veggie soup for about three meals and I still have enough to feed 20 people.

Saturday morning we went to my mom's house for Danielle's sewing lesson. I decided to make lunch while they worked on a throw pillow slip cover. I'm still working on my tote bags from Thanksgiving. Someday I'll have a finished product. :(

I made a Christmas tree shaped veggie pizza (but it's not really a pizza)

Saturday night we had Mexican food on the Riverwalk and took a boat ride. Danielle got the see the Alamo. It's a bit anti-climatic but worth a photo. Danielle asked me about the purpose and meaning behind the Alamo. Hmmm... so bad. I really didn't know much about it or care. So much for that Texas history class I took in high school. However, I was able to tell her about the maintenance guy at Rivercenter mall seeing the ghost of Mexican solider one night.

Sunday after church we went to SeaWorld. Sunday was a great day to go; the weather was perfect and it wasn't crowded. We got to ride the 2 big roller coasters THREE times each with no wait!

Christmas Cheer at SeaWorld

The Dolphins were so cute.

My friend, Leslie, works at SeaWorld as one of the Shamu trainers. Leslie took Danielle and me backstage to "meet" the whale. We got to touch him and ask Leslie questions.

Leslie has the most fascinating job and she's one the nicest people I've ever met.

I've know Leslie for about 8-9 years. We have talked and talked about her job & the whales but I haven't been to SeaWorld since I was a kid. Sunday was SO fun. When the show started and Leslie ran out on the stage, I cried a little. Yep, I cried. She is just incredible! My favorite part was when Leslie dove off Shamu's nose! It was magical!


Lexilooo said...

I was just looking through the Scarlett Threads website! My sister's birthday is in January and I am going to order her an apron- she will LOVE it!

I totally want to be a dolphin trainer. That looks like so much fun!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I love the first apron!!

Lil' Woman said...

So many great pics...looks like you ladies had fun! :)

Amy C said...

OMG you are sooo lucky you got to met Shamu!!!! That would be so amazing!! So cool that Leslie is your friend!
Those rollercoasters at Sea World are the scariest I have ever been on (well one of them is)! Sooo much fun!

Football & Fried Rice said...

Ok, that is AMAZING that you KNOW someone wh DIVES off of Shamu's nose. i don't know, *I* am tearing up just THINKING of seeing it.

Clearly I am sheltered.

I love the Riverwalk! I spent 10 weeks at Fort Sam Houston. I couldn't tell you anything about the Alamo either!

Jules said...

I’m so glad that you and Danielle had a nice time together and Bracken Village looks so fun and festive! The soup you made looks tasty and that is the perfect filling meal for this time of the year. I think it’s so sweet that your mom gave Danielle a sewing lesson. The veggie “pizza” looks delish! The Riverwalk looks so pretty all decorated for the holidays. I saw a photo of it on Danielle’s blog too.

How fun that you were able to visit Sea World and go on some rides! That sounds like my idea of a great day. I cannot believe that you got to “meet” one of the killer whales. That is such an amazing experience and I think your friend Leslie has one of the coolest jobs I’ve ever heard of. My mom and I saw the show on Orlando back in April and the relationships that the trainers form with the animals is really something special.

amazeingteacher said...

you girls had a great time! you know i'm jealous! i'm hoping 2010 will be the year i can visit the alamo. it should be fun since you know all the historical significance about it!ha!

Lauren Kelly said...

Seriously, how wonderful is SeaWorld..... LOVE it!!!! It's so great at Christmas time!!!!

And I was telling Danielle that that Veggie Pizza Recipe is my all time favorite. Make it all the time!!!! :)

AmyT said...

those aprons are soooo cute!! looks like you had so much fun - I haven't been to seaworld in ages!!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

That is awesome what Scarlett Threads is all about! Thanks for sharing!

Looks like you girls had so much fun!!

Shoshanah said...

There's a movie about The Alamo I remember seeing a few years ago. Although the only thing I really remember was that Davy Crockett was in it. So that clearly didn't leave too much of an impression on me.

2nd how exciting is it that your friend is a trainer at Sea World! That must be so much fun for her!

Heather said...

We might be going to San Antonio this summer!