Month: March 2018

Sight & Sound – Review

Last Friday night, March 9th – Jay and I got all dolled up.  I put on a sparkly silver linen dress and red high heels.  Jay put on his suit and a snappy red and silver striped button down.  I straightened my hair and found out that all of my mascara has dried up.  But there is no photographic proof – because we didn’t take photos.  If I had to guess – I would say we looked vaguely like this photo from a couple of years ago – I mean – I wore that dress, but Jay had on his suit.  Silly us.

Carriage Corner Dresses Up for Jesus at Sight & SoundYou might be asking yourselves what we got all dressed up for.  Well, it was the premium of Sight & Sounds new production Jesus.

See – since arriving in Intercourse, we haven’t had a chance to attend a show at Sight & Sound.  When the beautiful invite for the premier of Jesus arrived – we jumped on that!  We have heard from our guests who attended Sampson in 2016 and Jonah last year what an amazing theatre Sight & Sound is.  That they use live animals in the productions.  That they truly bring the bible to life.

Well – let me tell you – Jesus did not disappoint.  From the beginning when the theatre lights dimmed and the stars started to twinkle right up until the very end this show was magical.

The sets were amazing – in front of us and on both sides.  I think you could go several times and see a different production every time because you were looking someplace else.  It’s truly incomprehensible of all that is going on at the same time.  Large boats are sailing – actually sailing on the stage in water!  There is walking on water and rain.  The show is filled with live animals as well – I saw Indigo the blue healer several times around the set, horses, goats, pigs, doves and sheep – that I can remember.

I have included Sight & Sound’s Facebook live video from the premier.  I don’t know how long it is – but this show was amazing.  Regardless of your religious beliefs, we believe you will enjoy this show!   Jay and I give this show a 10!  In fact, we are considering seeing it again – just to see what we might have missed.

We wanted to let you know that when you book a room at Carriage Corner, we are able to get slightly discounted tickets to productions such as Jesus at Sight & Sound.  Just make a note when you make your reservation.  We wandered around the theatre and honestly, there are no bad seats here (although you could possibly be too close to the front) whether you sit in the center front, or in the balcony you’ll be thrilled you attended the show!

Broadcasting live from the world premiere of JESUS! Check out this exclusive sneak peek of the first scene from the show! #Jesus2018 #SightandSoundTheatres #WheretheBibleComestoLife

Posted by Sight & Sound Theatres on Friday, March 9, 2018


We’re Getting Green-er All the Time

So, if you’ve stayed at Carriage Corner anytime since mid-October, 2016 you know we are originally from Seattle.  Which means we are tree hugging hippies!    Okay, not really, but we are very environmentally conscious, always have been.  Since day one, we’ve been changing what we could to keep Carriage Corner Going Green.  So, imagine my surprise when we got here and found out the local garbage company didn’t offer recycling.  ::thehorror::

So, for the past 15 months, we’ve done everything we could continue going green and help reduce our carbon foot print, including:

Cloth Napkins - the environmentally friendly option

  • We compost as much as we can and use that beautiful, rich soil in our gardens;
  • We keep the thermostats set low in both the summer and the winter;
  • We added energy efficient fireplaces in all of the guest rooms;
  • We’ve eliminated the need for auxiliary window air conditioning units in the guest rooms;
  • We updated the washer and dryer to more energy efficient models;
  • We changed all the shower heads to be more water friendly;
  • We stock refillable, environmentally friendly luxury bath products in all of our guest rooms;
  • We keep a britta pitcher full in the fridge at all times and encourage guests to fill their water bottles; and
  • We’ve been loading up the recycling to recycle it ourselves.

For Christmas 2017, we got the best gift ever!  A garbage company that wasn’t servicing our area expanded.  They now service our area – so no more taking the recycling in ourselves.  Now, we just take it to the curb and they pick it up!

What does this mean for you, our guests?  Nothing really.  The garbage is all sorted for you – so all you need to do is what you have been.  But we’ve also added garbage can in the garage specifically for recycling if you want go green and take care of it yourself.

What other things do we do that benefit our guests, the environment and keep us moving forward on the going green path?

Vintage Finds available - yard art rather than landfil?

  • Indoor lights in public spaces are on timers; outdoor floodlights are on motion sensors
  • Use LED bulbs
  • Grow our own herbs, edible flowers and small vegetable garden
  • planted loads of fruits – figs, raspberries, strawberries & kiwi, researching the hardiest varieties for the area
  • Freeze or preserve food so it doesn’t go to waste
  • Recycle large glass bottles into craft projects – herb planters and candles to name a few
  • Shop at and support locally owned retailers
  • Use Energy Star appliances
  • Re-use furniture – all of our antiques have been lovingly used by other generations
  • Donate to Goodwill and utilize services such as Craigslist and Freecycle. See and
  • Take re-usable bags to the grocery store
  • Pay bills online and receive e-statements
  • UL-certified power strips provided in guest rooms where needed
  • Windows and screens kept in good working order so we can open them on days when the temperatures are moderate
  • Guest rooms are individually cooled, therefore eliminating the need to cool rooms that are not in use
  • Ask guests to partner with us in our green efforts by re-using towels and sheets
  • We are currently looking into installing a rain barrel to collect runoff water for outdoor watering
  • Cloth napkins are used at the breakfast table

quilt line drying - doesn't get much greener than thatOur Green efforts continue as we find ways to reduce our carbon footprint and be more environmentally friendly.  My personal favorite is using the clothesline – which I do with our personal laundry but am a bit hesitant to do with Carriage Corner’s laundry.  I’m worried about allergies and line dried sheets and towels.  So talk to me – how do you feel about freshly laundered linens blowing in the breeze?