It’s Official

Fall is on the way!  The weather here in Dekalb can’t decide if it’s ready to be cold yet or not, but the trees are changing. The air is getting dryer and if thats not enough to convince you then this should!

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My first mini pumpkin of the season! It’s adorable and I love it 🙂

I picked this little fellow up last week at the farmers market. This thursday is the last market of the season. Wah. I will buck myself up and try not to be to sad a sport. It hurts though. Good bye awesome fresh fruit and veggies! You will be missed.

On the etsy shop front I’ve slowly been adding all of the new Halloween Banners I’d made for Renegade 

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So many pictures, titles, and descriptions! I’m really proud of these little guys though! All the handwriting practices are starting to payoff.  It’s always exciting to see visual progress!

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Some new cake toppers..

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More to come!

So here’s my modest start to the Halloween season! Hoping to get more made soon!

I have to say I do love my little chalk board Halloween cake topper banner 🙂

Happy Tuesday!

A Garland and Focaccia Bread

Hello!

Its been a few days since my last post. I’ve been a busy bee working on orders for my shop. I did manage to squeeze in a little time to make a new garland!

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It has mint and pink scallops with hand glittered gold medallions.

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Simple and sweet..

I also managed to squeeze  a new baking adventure!

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Focaccia bread!

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Dough all oiled up with yummy rosemary!

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Just out of the oven..

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and ready for eaten! It was hard waiting for it to cool but so worth it!

Have you made focaccia before? I opted for the slightly thicker option and I think next time I will try making the loaf thinner 🙂

Happy wednesday!

Notebooks

Hi All! How goes your tuesday almost wednesday? Did you get through Monday?

I thought I’d share a not-so-companion to the gift tags I showed yesterday new in my  Etsy shop

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Handbound notebooks 🙂 I hand lettered these ones, they read “notes” and added a bit of washi tape.

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Polka Dots! (Like the gift tags)

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I water colored these ones: one mint, one pink with polka dots and one mint & pink chevrons with gold!

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A lovely shot all together.

Sweet dreams maybe we will meet tomorrow

Farmers Market and Fungi

Hi guys! I have lots of pictures to share today!

Yesterday was the first day of the farmer’s market that is held in my current small town of Dekalb, IL. With Dekalb being so small I really struggle to get good produce out here and affordable, good organic food is almost impossible. So trying not to hold my breath is anticipation is understatement. I was really worried this wouldn’t go well….

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But I totally didn’t need to!! Look at this awesome haul! *__* I’m in heaven!!

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My boyfriend, Carlos and I live close to “downtown” so we walked over. This was the first siting, it seemed small but hopeful.

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There was even a cute popcorn stand!

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The first booth we happened on had flowers, lovely herbs, annd fruits and veggies! We tried to keep it cool as we saw all the awesome produce. It’s been a whole YEAR since we’ve seen stuff this fresh!

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We swiped up some of these pretty peaches, in addition to zucchini and ah-mazing tomatoes.

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Then we found a lovely bread booth that had bread freshly baked that morning!  It was hard to pick just one loaf!

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We’re totally picking out a pastry next week 😀

Next we got absolutely the most amazing asparagus, potatoes and an onion, buuut I forgot to get a picture of that booth… sorry! :S

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Our last stall visit had by far the prettiest set up and also the most variety. We got super delicious corn, squash and a lemon from here.

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Though we have to try the fruit next time too…

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Look at those berries!

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They had even had pears and honey!

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When we got home I made homemade salsa ( ! ) I miss salsa, and turkey BLTs. It was a great lunch!

After lunch I finished up a new project I’ve been working on for my shop!

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Toadstool cake toppers or terrarium figurines!  Whadda ya think?

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I’m pretty excited about them! I hope they will find loving homes oooorrr they can just stay with me 😀

Do you have a local farmer’s market you frequent or place you find fresh goodies?