Two Peas and Their Pod

Harry and David Blogging Event in Rogue Valley Oregon

Last week we traveled to the beautiful Rogue Valley in Oregon for a blogging event with Harry and David. This was my first time visiting Oregon and I loved every second. Oregon is such a special place and I am glad I could share my experience with my family and blogging friends (Rebecca, Amy, Jenna, Heidi, Jessica, Lori, Sandy, Kristen, Rachel, and Bridget). Thank you Harry and David!

When we arrived to the Ashland Springs Hotel we were greeted with a very special basket from Harry and David. It didn’t take us long to bust into the Moose Munch:) And Caleb has almost eaten all of the peaches and pears from our basket:) He is a Harry and David fan too!

The first night we all had dinner at the lovely Coughlin home. We’ve known Sandy and Paul for a few years now and having dinner at their home has always been a dream of mine. Not only are they the nicest, most genuine, inspiring couple, but they also know how to entertain. Sandy is the perfect hostess. The dinner party was perfect from start to finish. Sandy made everyone feel right at home, even baby Caleb.

We started the evening with drinks and appetizers and were able to relax and hangout in their flourishing garden. Dinner was served outside under garden lights. The food was amazing, but the laughter, conversation, and friendships were the highlight of the evening.

I loved watching Sandy throughout the night. She was calm, relaxed, and having a great time. I want to be like Sandy when I grow up! She is such a great wife, mother, friend, hostess, and person! I just love her!

I snapped a photo of this sign in Sandy’s house. So true. I will never forget the memories that were made that night. The dinner party was the perfect way to start our time in Oregon. Thanks Sandy, Paul, and family!

The next day we visited the Harry and David Orchards, had lunch in Jacksonville, did a little shopping, and visited Rogue Creamery.

Famous Harry and David pears!  They have over 700,000 pear trees! WOW! They are the best pears in the world!

Jenna, me, and Jess on the Harry and David bus! Good times! :)

Snack time! Harry and David peaches with Rogue Creamery’s Smokey Blue Cheese-AMAZING!

That night we had dinner at Red Lily Vineyards. The setting was gorgeous and the dinner was delicious. Thanks Chef Paul!

Look at that sunset!

Sandy captured this picture of Caleb and I dancing in the barn. It was a great night. I loved looking up and seeing nothing but stars. Oregon-I love you!

On our final day, we got to make chocolates in Harry and David’s candy kitchen. We loved working with Charlie!

We had so much fun painting our chocolates. I am no artist, but at least they taste good:) P.S.-love Rachel!

We also got to see Moose Munch being made. Oh, how I wish I could have went swimming in one of those big tubs! LOVE me some Moose Munch!

We also got to make a Harry and David gift basket to send to a special someone. Check your mailboxes, did I pick you? :) It was so much fun! They have gift baskets for every occasion! I love them all! And they make the perfect gift for anyone and everyone!

We went out for one final dinner that night! Yes, we like to eat:) Look at these beautiful ladies! I just love them all to pieces. They are amazing and inspiring women! I am blessed to have such wonderful blogging friends!

And before we left Oregon, I made Josh pull over the van so I could pick blackberries. They are everywhere!! I was in blackberry heaven!

Thanks Harry and David for a fabulous event! The peas had a wonderful time! And a big thanks to Sandy-we love you!

Harry and David sponsored our trip to Oregon, but our opinions are our own. We love Harry and David! 

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44 Responses to “Harry and David Blogging Event in Rogue Valley Oregon”

  1. Emily @ Life on Food — August 21, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    What a cool trip. I love Harry and David. My mother in law gets us goodies everywhere in our stockings!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 21, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    Oh my goodness – what an awesome time!!

  3. Ashley — August 21, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    Sounds like an amazing trip! The picture of you and Caleb in the barn is SO beautiful!

  4. What a fun trip! It looks so beautiful there!!! Your getting me excited after looking at the orchards to go apple picking! :)

  5. Cyndi — August 21, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    REALLY GREAT pix!! And YOU and Caleb look adorable in them!!

  6. The photo in the barn is nothing short of stunning. True art!

  7. katrina — August 21, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    Looks like you had a beautiful trip ! Love, love, love that photo of you and Caleb dancing!

  8. This looks like an amazing trip. I love Harry & David! Beautiful photos.

  9. kelley — August 21, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Fun trip! That picture of you and Caleb is priceless. One to be framed and put on the wall! :)

  10. Cookin' Canuck — August 21, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    It looks as though you guys had an amazing time! Sandy truly is the ultimate hostess.

  11. The Hungry Housewife — August 21, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    What an AMAZING trip!!!!

  12. bridget {bake at 350} — August 21, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    It was so, so nice to FINALLY meet you, Maria! Oh my goodness….I can’t believe it took me so long to meet the QUEEN of cookies!!! Your little family is so adorable…and Caleb is a total sweetheart. He did so great!

    Hope to see you again SOON!

  13. Ashley — August 21, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    What a lovely trip!! Sounds like a delicious few days and the company looks alright too. 😉

  14. Dani Meyer — August 21, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Oh Oregon how I miss you! We are from Oregon originally and living in Georgia now. Nothing beats the Rogue Valley!

    Next time this happens I totally need to be a cool enough blogger to score an invite!

  15. Marian (Sweetopia) — August 21, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Loved seeing all the photos, Maria! What a wonderful time, with amazing ladies. I love them all too! And btw, that photo Sandy took of you in the barn with Caleb… so, so sweet and awesome!

  16. Cathy @ Noble Pig — August 21, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    Love seeing the photos…so sad I couldn’t make it but so happy you all had a good time!!

  17. Catherine McCord — August 21, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    What a fun trip and a beautiful gaggle of ladies!!

  18. Cookbook Queen — August 21, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Such a fun trip with a FABULOUS group of girls!!

    Love the photo of you and Caleb!!

  19. shelly (cookies and cups) — August 21, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    THat picture of you and Caleb in the barn needs to be in a frame. Really brilliant.
    So glad you girls had such a great time!

  20. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 21, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    How fun! We are big fans of Harry and David baskets. Always look forward to them around Christmas. And their pears truly are the best! PS: Love the pic of you with Caleb dancing in the barn! So precious!!

  21. Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 21, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Maria it looks like such an awesome event and truly first-class from start to finish. What a great group of ladies were in attendance and your two dudes :) How great for you. Best of all worlds. Thanks for sharing the great pics!

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  23. Oh I’m so jealous! I love H&D and the Moose Munch factory would have been my favorite!

  24. What a great trip! You have gone on so many great trips lately, I love reading about all of them.

  25. janetha — August 21, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    What a fantastic time!! Thanks for sharing :)

  26. Nikki@ Chef in Training — August 21, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    Maria! What a fun trip! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the pics, both here and on instagram, and reading about it! Thanks so much for sharing! Oregon is GORGEOUS and I can’t think of a better way to experience it than what you did! How FUN! It looked like an absolute blast!

  27. You did it!!! I love that picture of you picking the blackberries! I’m so glad that someone stopped and picked some!

    This trip will stand out in my heart as one of the most amazing trips ever, the setting and Harry & David were amazing.. but it’s y’all who made it amazing.

    Love you, friend!

  28. Delishhh — August 21, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    Wow that a trip – great photos. The one of you and Celeb in the barn is just gorgeous!

  29. JulieD — August 21, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    Loved following the pictures on instagram and love love this post and all of the pictures. So glad you had so much fun!!! Can’t wait to see you, Josh and Caleb!

  30. Kristen — August 21, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    This was such an amazing trip – one of my favorite ever. I’m so glad to have been able to spend more time with your sweet family :)

  31. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — August 21, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    I am loving the recaps from this event. So beautiful! It looks like you had an amazing time!


  32. Angela — August 21, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    That pic of you and Caleb is stunning – I hope you frame it! Looks like you all had a wonderful trip. :)

  33. Kelly — August 21, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    I am from Medford! And I LOVE Harry and David too. Glad you enjoyed my home town. I have been enjoying your blog for a long time.

  34. sherry vogt — August 21, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    i recently received some chocolate covered blueberries at work from a sales rep from harry and davids. wow, they were the most delicious snack ever! i looked to try to order more, but couldn’t find what i was looking for. every year we receive a harry and davids gift basket from a collegue and it is wonderful. glad you had a wonderful time!! lucky family! btw, caleb is amazing!! xo..sherry

  35. What a fabulous time you all must have had. I was following along on Instagram. Love the picture with Caleb pointing…priceless!

  36. Missy — August 22, 2012 @ 12:48 am

    I’m so glad you loved Oregon! Caleb is getting even more adorable somehow. Love his haircut.

  37. Rebecca (Foodie With Family) — August 23, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    I was so glad to get to meet you in real life, finally! I can’t wait for you, Josh and Caleb to get up to my neck of the woods! ♥

  38. Mindy — August 23, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    What an amazing trip. Beautiful photos Maria!

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  40. Aggie — August 28, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    I’m in awe. What an amazing trip.

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