31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

I went to a great Halloween party last night! Today, I'm taking it easy. I made some spiced apples earlier and decided I'd share the recipe. It's super easy, very delicious and can add great flavors to lots of meals.

Autumn Spiced Apples

1/4 c butter
4 large Granny Smith apples
3/4 c turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp of Mexican vanilla
dash of salt

1. Peel, core and slice apples.
2. Melt butter in a large pan over med/hi flame.
3. Add apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla.
4. Sauté 20-25 minutes (or until they're tender). Stirring once in a while to prevent burning.

5. Turn off heat and allow to cool and store in an air tight container in the fridge.

These are fantastic and have tons of uses. They are great over oatmeal in the morning, they make a great dessert with cookies or ice cream, they are yummy with pork chops and the list goes on and on!

If you make these, let me know how you use them! :)

25 October 2010

EcoMonday: Gobble Gobble

These turkey placecard holders are so cute I can't stand it! They are made by fellow Etsian carriveau -- her cleverness is just too fun!

Can you totally see these all around your Thanksgiving table? They would be great as placecards or a a spot to post what you're most grateful for this year.

With turkey day about a month away, how are you decorating your table this year?

20 October 2010

Wordy Wednesday

So, today we're taking a break from Wordless Wednesday because I have something fun to tell you. This is the "one month to go" count down to the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash 2010. I hope you marked it on your calendar and are planning to come by -- it's gonna be really really fun! Get all the details and a map here.

18 October 2010

Eco Monday: Sustainable

I love this great photograph from fellow Etsian MollysMuses shop. The textures and composition are amazing. And of course, I love that it has a green message too.

Be sure to check out the rest of her shop for other great photographs. They make great gifts!

15 October 2010

Feature Friday: Modest Ambition

Heidi Bobby Pin, Gray and White Crocheted Cozy Leaf Pin, Pumpkin with Vintage Green ButtonCloudy Day Scarf 

This Friday I'm featuring Anne of Modest Ambition. As many of us are beginning to think about our holiday shopping lists, I encourage you to check out Anne's shop on Etsy. She has fabulous snuggly items from scarves to shrugs. I am particularly fond of her bobby pins. Don't you think those would be a great stocking stuffer?

Have you completed your Christmas shopping list yet?

13 October 2010

Wordless Wednesday: LabRats

Lab Rat EarringsFellow Lab Rat SukiRose made these great earrings as a part of her play on words series. Be sure to check them out in her shop along with her other fun creations!

09 October 2010

OktoberFest at the Gingerman (Uptown)

The highly anticipated Oktoberfest season is almost upon us. Live music, LOTS of gravity cask Oktoberfest beers from across the state, LOCAL ARTISTS and more. This event is free.

Come join the fun on October 9th, 2010 from 2-5:30pm at
The Ginger Man
2718 Boll St, Dallas, TX 75204

It's today! I'll be there with my La Alicia earth friendly frills and so will my Etsy Dallas teamie, Patricia of Karma Crochet. We'll be set up in the parking lot of The Gingerman. stop by and check it out!

07 October 2010

Saturday Search: Narwhal

I love these knitting narwhals! They're fun, cooperative and whimsical. Be sure to check out the other fun things in the shop with sadlyharmless. Happy Saturday!

04 October 2010

Eco Monday: Sugar Free Earth Friendly Halloween

This scary ghost necklace and earrings set which will keep you celebrating Halloween all year long is also recycling.  These eco friendly Halloween bobby treats can be found on Etsy here - recycled as well. Another fun option this cute miniature bunny will fit in your pocket and last longer than a lollypopmade from natural wool and cotton.

Happy Halloween!

02 October 2010

01 October 2010

Getting ready for Halloween

 This year, with the thought of a healthier Halloween celebration in mind, here are a few calorie free treats.

Candy Wrapper earrings are fun, eco-chic and earth friendly. There are no calories, no cavities and can be found here.

Candy Corn lip balm. I didn't know this existed but a quick search on Etsy can find all kinds of fun alternatives to sugar for your Halloween celebration.

This Tiny Pumpkin Crown is adorable and would be perfect head wear for all those fun activities leading up to the big day.

With the epidemic of childhood obesity, please consider focusing on things other than candy this Halloween.

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