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These adorable Frenchies celebrate the season in the most endearing ways and are waiting to be sent to your friends and family. Who wouldn’t love finding this cutie in their mailbox?
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It starts with something quite simple, same as every year … with the arrival of the Dollar Store Christmas plates and the German Christmas mugs. This year, you will see something different, in addition. Mmmmmm … a sfogliatelle!
It took great restraint to wait until I could take this photograph and not consume the pastry right away, but I made it. Only after I had, indeed, eaten most of it and looked at the photos I took, did I realize that it appears that the sfogliatelle has landed on and crushed the gingerbread man! Ooops. Sorry, Gingie!
So we see I am occasionally a sorry excuse for a vegan, even if I am trying. But who could resist that flaky pastry and ricotta cheese? And really, what kind of person would I be if, having purchased some office supplies at Staples, I failed to help support the Italian bakery just 5 doors down? So rather than suffer the guilt of ignoring this veritable mecca of delights, I bought a sfogliatelle.
Rather a nice way to start off the holidays, don’t you think? Salute!
Posted in food, Holidays, Home Stuff, Just Fun, Life | Tagged Christmas, Christmas mug, Christmas plate, Dollar Store Plate, holidays, Italian pastry, sfogliatelle | 2 Comments »
You’ve been searching – now you’ve found them! Visit my shop for my Stranger in the Snow French Bulldog holiday cards and other designs, all with my original artwork, reasonably priced, and ready to go!
Who doesn’t love sending Frenchies or receiving them, especially when they’re so adorable?
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That spot is right here! Looking for a gift? Check out my Frenchies Après Monet or Frenchies Après Rousseau blank notecards, too.
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Life today pulls us in so many directions; sometimes it seems the stress just keeps coming, doesn’t it? And sometimes, we have to stop the world, get off and just do something nice for ourselves.
With a window of time in front of me Sunday, I was suddenly overwhelmed by the myriad of things I should be/could be doing. My list, as I’m sure is the case with your own, was endless. Know what I did? (In case the photos hadn’t given me away.) I baked. For me. That’s right. Not for someone else, not to take to an event, not to bring to someone else’s house … just for me. Something I almost never do.
Just out of the oven …
I know, shame on me. I picked up a recipe I’d clipped recently from one of the magazines my neighbor and I swap with one another regularly, (like getting free subscriptions for both of us!) Muffins are easy and make me happy during the week, too.
The recipe I chose was from Cooking Light called Jammin’ Oat Muffins – made with steel cut, quick-cooking oats, (I only use McCann’s Irish, non-GMO oats), low fat milk and canola oil, both organic – all good choices. How did they come out? I’d say they were better than OK, but not ones I’d bake again. You know … so many recipes, so little time. I only save recipes now if they are fabulous and I would definitely make them again.
The muffins were a tad heavier than I would have liked. In this photo, I wanted to also show off these gorgeous, kind-of-jacquard autumn placemats I found, too.
But the most important thing was I put a stop to the overwhelming demands in my head and did something nice for myself. That, in fact, made them taste even better. The moral of the story is … don’t forget to take a little time doing whatever it is that makes you happy and be nice to yourself.
You can find the recipe here.
Posted in food, Home Stuff, Life, Reflections | Tagged Baking, baking from scratch, being good to ourselves, food, kindness, muffins | 6 Comments »
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough to pay attention to the story.
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Take a walk with me … on the pebbled brick paths through Peddler’s Village … and see what we found along the way to the carousel.
Each year the merchants hold a scarecrow contest, and in front of each shop or restaurant is a scarecrow – or two or three – which is their entry. Although I know there are different entry levels, as I noticed some were the handiwork of children, I don’t know much else. I was just appreciating the creativity of those who put these amazing, sometimes funny and sometimes scary, scarecrows together.
So come and dawdle along, and here are a few of the ones that caught my fancy.
Both the above sat on hay bales outside the shop’s window.
This maître d’ stood outside one of the well-known restaurants.
The scarecrows may have been the main attraction, but every shop was completely decked out for Fall.
And what a fetching bride she was!
Posted in Art, Creativity, Design, Holidays, Just Fun, Life | Tagged contest, creativity, Peddler's Village, scarecrow | 6 Comments »