Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Introducing My Hubby - Such a Good Sport

 Hello! I hope you're ready for some silliness. This is what we blog about in the winter :-)  If you would like to read about how the Traveling Tote series began, read about it HERE, and HERE is the first post. And if you want to travel along with us, you can grab yourself a tote HERE! Our next traveling tote post is on March 1st and we have a great giveaway to offer so mark your calendar. 

Behind the scenes with my traveling tote, my hubby is great sport. Joe and I were in New Orleans in September and went on a tour of Mardi Gras World where they create the floats for Mardi Gras. Speaking of which, have you been to Mardi Gras? I would love to know if you have been. 
I found this picture on my camera!  Joe sneaks and takes pictures of my tote bags and it makes me chuckle when I see what he's been up to. 
Here we are in our favorite city.....New York City. 
In December, we visited MacKenzie-Childs in New York City. 
Enjoying a glass of wine at the Irvington (Union Square) in New York City, I asked Joe if he would write a bio when we got home so I could share it on my blog. This is what he wrote to me:

"My mother told me that I was born during a snowstorm on January 26, and they had a difficult time getting to the hospital. We lived in the Bronx until I was three years old and then we moved to Manhattan. I started college to become an environmental engineer but lost interest in the program shortly after starting it. I took an aptitude test which showed a strong interest in becoming a shop teacher. After I completed college, I decided to join the Peace Corps and found myself overseas with my job changing several times. I decided to return to the states and worked at cabinet shops. It wasn't long before I landed a job to utilize my degree in industrial arts education (shop teacher) or what's known as technology education today. My mother said I was her only child (out of seven) that used their degree for employment."

Having breakfast at BITE, our favorite breakfast place in our home town. What a good sport, he will stop and pose anywhere. I don't have to beg him :-) 
Here's Joe with his Stormy Kromer cap on. If you're not familiar with the hat, George Kromer wanted a piece of outdoor gear that worked as hard as he did. Mr. Kromer had his wife stitch together the first cap by hand, and they are still making them today. The cap has a pull-down earband to keep your ears warm if you should need it. I love those hats, they have serial numbers that you register and they even make them in Xavier's size whose first birthday is coming up in March. 

Take a peek and meet a few of the "other men behind the totes".

Jenna with Miss Coquille @ The Painted Apron

Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ "Pandora's Box"

Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Happy Birthday, Joe, uda man! I think you (Joe) have as much (or more) fun as anyone connected to this tribe. It was a pleasure getting to know you, sir. Like you and your Stormy Kromer cap, my Mr. has a hat connection too - with Tilley. Love that sneaky shot on the boat. :)
    Debbie, MC should be sponsoring you with that wonderful link you provided and also with your great use of their products. I love your entry table and the valance I see beyond in that last photo.
    Looking forward to our party in March!

  2. LOVE this!!! What a cool dude 😎!!! You got a good one!

  3. Deb, what great photos of Joe and your girls! I hope to get photos like these next December in NYC, maybe it will be a weekend you and Joe are there. I love his Stormy Kromer cap, I need to research those for a gift I will need find. Your Joe is a sweetheart, love the sneaky pic, so cute. Sorry I missed out on the fun today but look forward to our party March 1. Say hi to Joe for me................
    PS Love the table in your foyer and the sweet photo.

  4. Wow, Joe is a McKenzie-Childs model! He wears your tote well, Debbie! How cute that he loves to pose and take candid shots! I am always wishing I could tag along when you are shopping at some of my favorite places...it seems like you and Joe are always going on wonderful trips too. I am so thrilled to be part of the tote group now, and I hope my husband will become an enthusiastic participant :)

  5. You and Joe are such soul mates, Debbie! I hope that Joe had a great birthday, and he sure is such a good sport. I always love seeing his happy smile and how cute he looks in his Stormy Kromer cap.
    I can't believe that Xavier is going to be one in March! xx

  6. Happy Birthday to a fellow garlic grower.
    Debbie..he is a wonderful sport..never looks impatient..just one of those kind kind faces..lucky students..you..the children and now grandchild..

    nice is SOOOO important isn't it?

  7. I keep telling you that Joe needs his own bag!! He is certainly a good sport - Great photos of the places you visited this past year. Happy Travels!

  8. Hi Debbie,
    Maybe our two hubbies don't mind posing anywhere because they grew up in NYC and are used to strange goings on all around them! I tried to go to M-C in NYC twice this December but arrived when they were already closed...too many other sites to see on the walk up from Grand Central! Joe is a wonderful model and looks so happy to be part of the adventures. I love his hat and just popped over to the website to see what I could find, and they have adorable hats for us too! Sorry I could not join this time but I will be back next time because this group of adventuresome travelers is the best! Linda

  9. Kudos to Joe! He is a fantastic model, and I agree with Patti, Joe needs his own bag! This is a great post, Debbie. I especially enjoyed reading Joe's bio. I didn't realize he had served in the Peace Corps. Love seeing your table in the hall. I didn 't know you had this piece. I'm crushing over that one. '-)
    Thanks for sharing and thank you to Joe for playing along.

  10. Joe is such a good sport, that's for certain, Debbie! You two have such fun together ♥


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