The Box is Empty Today

November 20, 2011

The box is empty today but that does not mean you have to be. CafePress is running a sale. Take $5 off orders over $30 thru 11/22. Use code LNOV1130.  When you go to the home page of Molly The Owl Merchandise don’t forget to check out the free goodies at the top of the page. To get the $5 discount type in the code LNOV1130 at checkout.

Helpful shopping tip: When the sale is a dollar amount for a dollar amount like now, break your purchases into just over the dollar amount and place multiple orders. For example if you plan to purchase $100 worth of items and the sale is $5 Off orders over $30, then if you can break your order into three orders over $30 and save $15 instead of $5.

Also, if the big banner is not automatically alternating between the Cards and 2012 Calendar, look for the little circle and dot centered just below the banner, then click on the dot to alternate between the cards and the banner. It is supposed to alternate between Cards and Calendar but sometimes I find it doesn’t work for some reason in some browsers.

If you click on the cards when you can see them, the link will take you to all the cards with pricing. Cards  If you click on the 2012 Calendar when it is showing it will take you to the Calendar with pricing. Calendar

Below you will find what I think is one of the most magnificent portraits of Molly, which I took just a couple of days ago. What do you think? We hope to have this available as a Large Framed print in a few days.

Portrait of Molly, The World's Most Famous Barn Owl

Donna and I got our T-Shirts just in time for our trip this week. They are great , 100% cotton pre-shrunk. I have on an extra large and Donna has on a medium. We are off to the desert for what we hope is a little more sunshine.

Carlos and Donna in new Austin Faure designed T-Shirs

Austin will be shipping the first shipment of T-Shirts this week by mail so watch your mail box. At last count he had sold 80 T-Shirts and 9 Tote Bags with all the proceeds going to his college fund. This past week he completed course number 4, so far all with A’s and A+’s . Can you believe it, he has already completed 20 weeks of schooling. He is also doing a 90 day internship at Ryon Lee Media where he just finished working on a video project for the famous flute player, Raffaele Trevasani. 

All the best,

Carlos, Donna and Austin

37 Responses to “The Box is Empty Today”

  1. Donna Says:

    Carlos, it is a beautiful picture of Molly, love it! So nice to see you and Donna’s smiling faces, great pic of you both. Have a nice trip and keep in touch!

  2. Becky Says:

    I really love the picture of the two of you. What a wonderful picture. Thank you and wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving. I’m grateful for all you do and, of course, Austin. :-)

  3. MoonDrops Says:

    Carlos and Donna, you look divine in your Austin Faure designed T-shirts and so ready to take on the desert in search of more sunshine! Happy and safe travels!

    Molly is such a majestic bird and her portrait is absolutely magnificent! So, I would title a large framed print which I would love to display in my home…Magnificent Majestic Molly!

  4. Carlos, this is TRULY one of the most heart rending pictures of this beauty. Congrats on catching it at the right time!

  5. Deb Says:

    Carlos, Donna and Austin,

    Aww our sweet Molly. Beautiful photo of our girl. Would love to be able to purchase it. I miss her so much and appreciate that you keep us updated on The Owl Box.

    Thank you for letting us know about the Cafe Press sale. I just purchased the 2012 Calendar I’ve been wanting and also the oval Molly and McGee Christmas Ornament. I can’t wait to get them!!

    Love the picture of you and Donna in your new T-Shirts in front of The Owl Box. Miss seeing you and Donna. At some point will you will offering the T-shirts in larger sizes?

    Enjoy your travels and I hope you post some pictures of your journey. Safe travels and have a wonderful Thanksgiving…..

    Deb in OH

  6. Joyce Hebert aka jamma Says:

    t-shirts look good can’t wait to get mine…beautiful picture of molly…she looks healthy…good to go catch some rays…hope trip is without incident…Happy RVing and have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving…

  7. Colleen Ireland "IrisheyesCanada" Says:

    Absolutely one of the best portraits of Molly, and the T-Shirts look great. Can’t wait to get mine.

  8. flukestail Says:

    Beautiful photo of beautiful Molly! Makes me nostalgic big time.

  9. flukestail Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all Molly friends! May you have a beautiful holiday. And remember, it’s all about gratitude.

    I hope there’s some turkey in the owl box for Molly & McGee.

    Hugs to you all!

  10. Healani AKA FoxyTuTu Says:

    Awww Molly so precious!!!! Have a safe and fun time at the desert!!!

  11. Donna Koski Says:

    Beautiful picture of Molly. She is great.

    And of course it is a great picture of you and Donna. Hope you have a wonderful, safe trip. Stay Dry.

    Donna K (bingodabber)

  12. Bonnibell Says:

    Awesome portrait of Molly!!!! Wow…do we miss her (and you too!). You guys look great in your shirts…have a safe and happy trip!! Bonnibell

  13. Judy Sackson Says:

    Fabulous photo!! And Molly is so photogenic!

    I can hardly wait for my T-shirt to arrive now that I can see how becoming it is on the Royal personages. Next on my list….a tote bag?

    Hope the Royals and their entire family and all the MODs have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. Janice aka dg1018 Says:

    Carlos, Donna & Austin,
    Just wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and do hope you get some of that sunshine on your shoulders (John Denver), It makes you happy, always does it for me. Cold here in Nebraska now….will be looking forward to spring.
    You both are looking fit and owltstanding in your new t-shirts, a good reminder to get mine ordered soon. Great news about Austin, glad he is doing well and achieving his goals. He came up with a good t-shirt design.
    It’s great to see Molly again, she looks fit too. CA life agrees with her, she’s a California girl for sure.
    Many happy trails for you guys.

  15. moniq50 Says:

    What a beautiful picture of Molly, and I agree, it is one of her best poses i have seen. She does make a lovely model doesn’t she??? Thank you for keeping us updated on our beloved owls that we miss so much. Have a great trip to the desert Carlos and Donna, be safe and have fun, You both look great in your Molly and McGee t-shirts. Happy trails and a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugz to the Royal family

  16. Shirley Says:

    What about a picture of you two, with Molly & Magee on your shirt & the owl box in the background. What a great picture to hang on our walls!!!! We’ll have a picture of the people that made it all possible. Thanks for touching so many people. God bless. Let us know…… Shirley

  17. gmarch53 Says:

    Molly is absolutely Stunning, Carlos and Donna! Thanks so much for keeping us updated. Have a great trip and be safe. Kudos to Austin…Awesome Job!!! gmarch53

  18. Kathie Utt Says:

    Molly never takes a bad photo does she? Wish I could give her a big hug – awesome shot.
    Cudos to Austin and the T-shirts look great on the two of you.
    Once again, thank you for keeping us up to date – miss you all very much. Hope you have a great trip and a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  19. Mary Says:

    Carlos, that photo of Molly would also make an excellent card, as would a good photo of owlets from the first clutch. Is there a way that the back of the cards could tell which owls are on the front?
    We are all very proud of Austin for his hard work and impressive achievements.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving in the desert sunshine!

  20. PegRod Says:

    Memory Lane
    Molly and McGee
    Second Clutch

    November 21, 2010 – We Are Off

    History does have patterns, and we see another one here as the Royals took off on another Retirement Adventure! However, last year’s trip was to another destination and, in the continuum of geographical verdancy, last year’s spot was the opposite of a desert!

    “McGee Holds News Conference” is one of my favorite photos and captions for a giggle, and the photoshop creation by “coach” revealed many answers to the question, “Where in the world are the Royals and our M&M owl families?”

    There would be a break in Molly’s blog postings for the Thanksgiving holidays, and just when that empty nest feeling was taking hold, the future would reveal unexpected and happy surprises in early December!

    “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”. Soren Kierkegaard Danish philosopher (1813 – 1855).

  21. Holly Sue Says:

    Dear Carlos and Donna,
    Have a wonderful time on your trip and enjoy all the sunshine and fresh air! It is a terrific picture of you in your great new shirts (Austin is so talented! and you both look ready for adventure. Molly’s portrait is amazing – she is such a beauty!
    It is so nice to hear from you. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
    Love to all of you! Holly Sue

  22. PegRod Says:

    Really, the composition of “Portrait of Molly: The World’s Most Famous Barn Owl” is amazing

    Molly is absolutely magnificent, and posed in the frame of the slanting roofus, speckled back golden wall, the feathery and hork-filled floor (molting/abundant food). The screenshot is framed just so perfectly, as if you had put a little “x” on the owl box floor and said to her, “Stand right on that mark and look wistfully, with a twinkle in your eye, and proudly out the owl box door, while showing off your glorious new feathers. Molly probably asked, “Would you like both legs down or one tucked in the resting position, like this?”, to which you replied, “Don’t move! That’s it!” Molly glows (hmmm as if she were eggnant!)

    The portrait of Carlos and Donna Royal donned in Austin’s new design is also perfectly framed in the Royal Gardens, and gives a perspective on just how close to heaven The Owl Box is, way up the sky!

    “Gee this is fun and we are a part of it!” is a good prayer for living to add on Thanksgiving Day!.

  23. CAequuslvr Says:

    Exquisite picture of our beloved Molly.

    Carlos, you and Donna look good in the new T-shirt. Thanks for giving an idea of the sizing.

    Drive safely and enjoy your trip to the desert.
    Always wonderful to get news from you.

    Carlos, there is a new book on Einstein. “Einstein on the Road” by Josef Eisinger. It is a collection of his personal travel diaries from 1922-1933.

    Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  24. LoveYourDNA Says:

    Ahhh the desert…. my homeland (Arizona).

    Enjoy it immensely! Be safe.


  25. PegRod Says:

    Memory Lane
    Molly and McGee
    Molly’s Blog PDFs
    Second Clutch

    While you are downloading the free items from the Official Molly the Owl Cafe Press site into your Molly folder on your computer, don’t forget to download the other free stuff on this site!

    The Owl Box Celebration (again)

    You will laugh, chuckle, chortle and sigh, as you remember the fun of watching The Owl Box of San Marcos, CA (and most likely shed some rainbow tears) as you read through DotRot’s story of the Second Clutch as told through her original poetic interpretation and verse, limerick-style. If you have an audience (even a pet), you might want to read it out loud! The First Clutch pdf is on this site, too! DotRot’s poetic freedom in chat inspired many to write poetry for the first time!

    • PegRod Says:

      For those who don’t download free pdfs, here is a good one in the spirit of Thanksgiving! Awww “TumTweet” by DotRot

      Molly is chattering so sweet.
      She calls to her children, “Tumtweet.”
      The words are not new.
      I’ll translate for you.
      She’s saying, “Come kids, time to eat!”


    • PegRod Says:

      This Thanksgiving is another good time to read the compilation of photos, chat and poems created by Ruthrings and edited by Owlfan1 – a treasure box full of fun entitled “Gee That Was Fun and I Was a Part of It!” Now where have I heard that phrase before, lol, oh, yes!

      • flukestail Says:

        Wow…re-reading through “The chat lives on”… saw so many screen names I remember. Reminiscing is sad. Nostalgia is sad. No apologies…I miss you all.

  26. sandy/Racoona Says:

    How wonderful for Austin. Have fun in the desert and Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. Lisa A. Burns Says:

    Love the photo of you both in the T’s! Agree,..that is an amazing photo of our Molly!
    Thank you Carlos, Donna, and Austin!

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