December 22, 2011

snowmen cupcakes & winter break

Three days until Christmas!
Last day of school for the kids until 2012!

baked for school's Christmas party...


December 20, 2011

merry christmas

Christmas gift ideas & suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

thank you Maromeria!

I could not be more thrilled today for Roxana Delgado's mention of Fournier on Pirouette as one of the brands that she believes brings magic and nostalgia to us. Roxana is the founder of the wonderful store Maromeria.
Thank you so much!!! Check out the interview here!

December 19, 2011

christmas cookies

We finally managed to bake and decorate Christmas cookies yesterday. Sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies were on top of the list. We will probably make other kind on Friday... other kind that do not need royal icing.





December 15, 2011

hand knit cable hats

Need a last minute gift that we all need this season?
Check out Fournier's cable hats here!


chocolate & cranberry cable hats
hand knit in Bolivia
100% baby alpaca


solids & stripes

December 14, 2011

what's new

Just in time for the holidays!
Fournier's New Cable Mittens & Fingerless Gloves with Flap.


100% Baby Alpaca
Hand knit in Bolivia



Gray & Chocolate Cable Mittens
Find them here!

Pink & Cranberry Cable Mittens
Find them here!


Gray, Charcoal & Latte Fingerless Gloves with Flap
Find them here!



Pink & Cranberry Fingerless Gloves with Flap
Find them here!

December 5, 2011

downtown holiday market {Washington, DC}

Tomorrow and also on Wednesday I will be at the Downtown Holiday Market with lots of new goodies for the holidays. Stop by to say hello if you're in town!

Where?
Washington, DC Centered at 8th & F Streets, NW right in front of the Smithsonian National Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. BOOTH #46


December 2, 2011

the advent calendars


{the making of our advent calendar}

First there were kraft paper mini bags, watercolor paper, a snowflake paper punch, red alpaca yarn, stamps & red ink... 

and of course, surprises!


Then there were fifty bags filled with surprises (25 for each of my kids), an ivory wooden pole, and a stair handrail.


Happy Weekend everyone!!

November 21, 2011

on Babyccino Kids top 10 list

Thrilled to find Fournier's Candy Necklace on Babyccino Kids Top 10 list of gifts for girls!!!

Check it out here!


Thank you Babyccino Kids!!!

November 18, 2011

working on...

Here's wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Stay warm and cozy. I will keep on working on my pom-poms...


November 13, 2011

the last pumpkins

Thanksgiving is just less than two weeks away.

Are you making pumpkin pie? I don't think I'll make the pie but I will definitely make some delicious cream like soup with the last pumpkins of the season. A spicy soup with cinnamon croutons.

November 11, 2011

apple pie

We went apple picking and came back home with more apples than I honestly think we will be able to eat...
The first obvious think to do was to bake an apple pie, one of my favorite desserts.

cookie cutters



leaf pate brisse shapes


covering the pie with leaves





happy weekend everyone! Enjoy the fall colors!!

November 10, 2011

a stroll through downtown Middleburg, Virginia

Just about an hour away from Washington, DC.
Middleburg, Virginia is a little town rich in tradition. A great way to spend the day or the weekend, exploring the town's antique stores, restaurants, historical sites, and vineyards.
We spent a day there two weeks ago and loved it!!

tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks



local produce


freshly baked goods perfectly packed for gift giving


don't forget the kids!



Middleburg is an equestrian mecca


love these cookie cutters


Lunch at Market Salamander was perfect!





November 1, 2011

halloween pops and a bake sale

Fun cake pops I made for last Friday's bake sale at my kids school.

Hope you all enjoyed your trick or treating last night! Hopefully the snow will melt and friends in New England can have their Halloween party.


chocolate cake for the filling



little ghosts


festive Halloween pops with sprinkles



all wrapped up



the bake sale table



 
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