Hope you are having a wonderful day.🎄
Hope you are having a wonderful day.🎄
With unique ingredients and organic recipes, the Santa Fe farmers market is one of the most famous markets in the Southwest.
We start by strolling through the beautiful market’s pastry and bread vendors, enjoying the natural colors of hand died yarns. The fragrance of lavender hand made soaps and moisturizers is very present.
Take a large shopping bag with you because you won’t go home empty handed.
I don’t think anyone will argue with me when I say nothing keeps you warm like wool.
If you live in a city that experiences a true winter with snow pouring down for days and never seems to melt till March, you think about fabrics that keep you warm all the time.
This winter I decided to purchase the plush blankets or faux furs that are very soft and come in many beautiful colors. To creat warm cozy places I covered most of our sitting places with them.
I still have our wool blankets, we need to stay warm, but fury and soft can be very comforting too.🌞 Wishing everyone a cozy winter❄️
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Every year during the holiday season my daughter’s school encourages all students to contribute to their chosen charities.
Students, bake, cook, do crafts, sell paintings, just about absolutely anything their heart desires to make some money for their charities.
Marketplace at school is an exciting day, and a learning experience. Students get the chance to learn about helping others, organizing their time, creating something that others want to buy, and learn about marketing their products.
This year my daughter with her best friend decided on baking cupcakes with flavors of the season. Minty wonderland, caroling coffee, ginger bells, and fa la la vanilla. After spending an entire Saturday afternoon baking, they had 40 cupcakes ready for sale. And the night before the market, couple of hours was spend making beautiful, delicious frosting in holiday colors.
After driving to school, very cautiously, and an hour early to grab a good table, they were ready to sell.💰
The jolly cupcakes were a hit.🧁🧁😋👍
Herbs have a wonderful fragrant, and add so much flavor to any food. I have used herb plants as center pieces for many years, and this year offered them as gifts to our thanksgiving guests.
Rosemary and thyme plants are two of my favorites, and have a beautiful flowing shape. To cover the pots first wrap them with colorful gift wraps, and add ribbons and ornaments for more color and shine.
Herbs are also great hostess gifts.
You are in luck because every style is in for fall & winter. Oversized or cropped sweaters, slim cut cashmeres, and chunky popcorn knits are also very in for this winter.
I personally love big cable sweaters (sort of a fisherman’s look) and when I need to dress up a bit, a very thin cashmere keeps me warm, and I also add layers for a more stylish look.
Long sweaters are always stylish since you can wear them with leggings, wide-legged pants, or skirts.
Cropped sweaters are a cool look and it is still in for this winter and a much better look to me unless your belly button is peeking out.
Colors are also a very important aspect of clothing, so remember rust colors are in this year.
J. Crew cashmere
We are vacationing in a beach house and are planning on eating in at least a few breakfasts & a few dinners.
Sometimes getting everyone ready after a day on the beach is exhausting.
Staying in means eating with swim suits on and wet hair; everyone lounging around the porch.
Since we drove we brought a few things from home:
Organic olive oil
Our favorite spices
Shopping list when we get there:
Ingredients for salad
So what is on the menu?
Bagels & eggs
Toast & butter
And for dessert, we vote on the local coffee shop, doughnut shop and the ice cream kiosk since there is no calorie- counting on our vacation.
Have a relaxing and delicious summer 🏖
If you are mailing gifts to friends & family you know how much everyone loves a box of sweets and chocolaty treats as a holiday gift.
Hete are some ideas:
Most schools have created market places so students can experience how to sell, market and help others during the holiday season.
Our students made ginger cookies, and bath bombs to help the humane society.
some other creative items were, miniature cork people, pickled pudding, hot chocolate, and jewelry.
To our friends & family that used to love putting up a Christmas tree and now it is too difficult or physically too much to handle, we send them via mail an already decorated one for the holidays.