Mixing it up: Holiday Style

Just popping in to present my festive Yankee mixology blends and wish a wonderful Christmas to all. With two days until the big day, we're in the final hurried holiday push. Anyone else notice the recent obsession with counting the number of sleeps left before Christmas? How is this useful? It would be abundantly more helpful... Continue Reading →

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Holiday Decor 2017

As I sit here on a snowy Friday afternoon, home from work thanks to a severe 12-hour stomach bug, I realize that Christmas is only 10 days away. Disheartened by the thought at first, knowing that I won't accomplish all the shopping, gathering, wrapping, cooking, visiting and general christmasing I've planned in that time. Also... Continue Reading →

Dessa’s Homespun Scents: Holiday order

'Tis the season for the Christmas spirit to gently fill our hearts and homes. Mine is merrier, thanks in part to this beautiful order received from Dessa's Homespun Scents.  Following Dessa's social media posts and beholding her website the last few months gives the impression that the company title is more than a name. It... Continue Reading →

Christmas Craft Brew Tasting

 Few signs of the season get my festive bells ringing more so than the first appearance of holiday ales on the shelves. It's literally my version of hearing-the-first-Christmas-carol-on-the-radio kind of happy. I've reviewed a few quirky tea blends lately and figured why not wax poetic about some adult beverages that truly put a winter's flush... Continue Reading →

Festive Candles

Barring the real possibility of a lost candle crate lurking in my basement, I'm surprised to see the smallish gathering above is the extent of my festive candle stash. But there 'tis. A good amount of evergreen, cedar and berries, with a scattering of winter rosebuds.  Fresh Balsam by Bath and Body Works (last year's freebie),... Continue Reading →

Riddle’s Tea Shoppe and Wizardry

When I proclaimed I'd increase my tea consumption earlier this year, I meant it. Notwithstanding the considerable slow down over the summer, as I require a chilly night to truly enjoy a warm cuppa, I have elevated my tea game and branched out with a few flavored blends. Why yes, that is the one ring... Continue Reading →

An Homage to Snow Mountain Lodge

Candle Love, Actually Say it's carol singers... With any luck by next year My candle stash will have dwindled and I'll be able to acquire this many  But for now, let me say Without hope of perfect burns, or agendaJust because it's Christmas (even better? it's Candle Day)  (And at Christmas you tell the truth)... Continue Reading →

November Reflection

That's me, standing on Autumn's precipice inclined to slip-slide into Winter's repose. Creating such moments of restful calm will be my mission next month amidst the festivity to come.  November was filled with small sadnesses and disappointments, feelings of helplessness and humbling, also moments of unexpected joy and pride. In my life, I've witnessed some... Continue Reading →

Festive Fun Gift Guide 2017

As this year's Christmas present shopping list was coming into focus, I realized there are so many special small vendors I wanted to share that I thought it might be fun to compile a gift guide. Admittedly, these ideas are tailored to the age and preferences of my recipients, but it would be easy to... Continue Reading →

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