Thursday, September 26, 2013

Yogurt Pumpkin Butter


Flaky warm biscuit topped with homemade pumpkin butter!

Pumpkin puree' mixed with spices and yogurt


Pumpkin puree'Make your own pumpkin butter! It's easy and a sweet treat that not only hits the autumn spot but is packed with vitamins. Pumpkins are good for a lot more than carving. They are loaded with vitamin A, vitamins C, K, and E, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Roasting pumpkins are fun, but for convenience, using canned pumpkin is still nutritious and delicious. 


(Recipe from "The Pioneer Woman")

INGREDIENTS 

1 can of pumpkin or freshly pureed pumpkin
1 cup of organic powdered sugar
1 cup of organic yogurt
1tsp of pumpkin pie spice 

Just combine and serve!
The biscuit is from Immaculate baking Co. They are a more natural biscuit that is flaky, light, and they come in peel and pop containers. I found these biscuits in Whole Foods. All you have to do is bake them for 16-18 minutes.
Happy Autumn!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Orchid Earrings and Novica $50 Giveaway




I LOVE THESE HANDMADE ORCHID EARRINGS!
Want to be impressed or to impress a love one with an amazing and touching gift?  Novica is the place to shop.  
I have always had a passion for travelling and studying different cultures. I also love to buy gifts from different places that you cannot just buy at your local mall. A vase from India or a handmade bracelet from Sri Lanka is much more than a thing of beauty. It means more because there is a culture and a story behind the piece. It's not just a mass produced item that we are used to buying. This is why I am head over heels for shopping at Novica. They give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity.
Once you visit this website, I'm sure you too will fall in love with the merchandise, artist's stories, and unique gifts available. You will have access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values.
This is my pick since it reminds me of the tropical orchids of Hawaii.  Gorgeous handmade dancing blossoms dangle alluringly from 24k gold plated rings. Their radiant color emanates from natural petals, immortalized in resin. Danai selects perfect blossoms, showcasing them as fine jewelry as hybrid dorites purcherrima orchids exemplify Thailand's rich floral diversity.

Because natural blossoms are used, size and shape will vary slightly.  
They are on sale too!  Check them out here: $32.49



Each purchase comes in a beautiful bag with a card from the region it was made in.

It also comes with cards (like the one pictured above) that tells you about the artisan and about the piece that you purchased.


Novica also sells 
Peruvian Chrysocolla Jewelry
Skirts and much more.

Here is your chance to win a $50 gift card to Novica!


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