Thursday, October 25, 2012

Secret Santa Swap


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I just signed up for this fun secret santa swap over at one of my favorite blogs chronicles of a sweet tooth
 
Here's the 411:
Sign up to participate :) Try to get a gift(s) between $10 - $15 to send to your exchange buddy. Be creative! Have your own shop? This would be a great way to promote it! Love giving handmade gifts? Go for it! Don't stress, have fun with this! Send your package on it's merry way. And then, before you know, you will be receiving your gift from your Secret Santa!

Here's a breakdown of the dates:
* Sign up between October 24th - November 9th.
* Matching will be completed by November 11th.
* All packages need to postmarked no later than December 7th.
* Receive your Secret Santa package and enjoy!!!
* Secret Santa Recap Link Up on December 30th.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Are you afraid of the dark :The Devils Tower

A few weeks back my friend and I went to check out a local haunt called the devils tower in alpine NJ . There aren't to many places that are spooky in or around Bergen county so this was the closest thing we found. The area is really nice lots of mansions and smack dab in the middle of the mansions is the tower. Legend is a Spanish man who made his money from a sugar plantation in Cuba built it for his wife so she had a view of New York City. While the tower was being built she went up to take a look around and supposedly saw him having an affair and threw herself to her death off the tower. Upon arriving my friend said she was getting a creepy feeling and when we pulled up this tower was immense . All I could think of was how crazy it would be to fall off that tower. It is securely gated and also has a video surveillance so know one can get it. I read online if you drive around it 3 times backwards your suppose to see his wife's ghost but since my friend had just got a new car i figured that wasn't a smart move to try lol.
 
I snapped some pictures and It wasn't until a few days later when i uploaded them that i noticed something in the window of one of the pictures. I'm not a camera expert so I really don't know what it could be but was it the ghost of his wife looking back at us.
 
Here are the two photos the image only appears to come up in the one photo.
I did not edit these except for the size and added the circle so you know what window i was talking about so these are as is, you be the judge.
 

 


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Laduree Themed Birthday Tea

If you read my blog regularly you know how much I love so when my birthday came up last month i decided to have a Laduree themed birthday tea. Small but i went all out on a beautiful dessert table and lots of tea and coffee. I even headed over to Laduree the day before to pick up macarons for the table. The lovely man who worked there remembered me lol i must go there alot and when i told him about my party he gave me a stack of their pretty napkins for my table.
 
Lets start with the invites I custom ordered these invites from tickled peach studio and they came out perfect exactly what I wanted .She does such great work i recommend her if your looking for invites. I forgot to print extra so I'm posting the file she sent me .
Onto the dessert table I made matching cookies and cupcakes for the theme, i really wish i could have gotten better pictures I need a nicer camera.
 



 
 


Monday, October 15, 2012

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

 
I saw this the other day and I of course had to join! I love baking and swaps so this was right up my alley . This banner is from last year i cant find an updated one to upload.
You get 3 partners to send a dozen cookies to each and also you donate $4 to cookies for kids cancer. I can't wait to get my partner you can sign up here till November 5th.
Is anyone else doing this?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tis the season for apple picking

Since fall weather has showed up I have been dying to go apple picking its one of my favorite things to do this time of the year. It was perfect weather yesterday as well so beautiful and sunny out. We had such a fun day ,also a day of food as well we picked up candy apples,apple cider donuts and yummy chocolates as well . My friend Sarah decided to climb a tree to get to the green apples which were scarce and that was unsuccessful. It seemed everyone has gutted out the green apples before we got there. But i got enough to make a yummy pie I cant wait to post the recipe for that . I'll be working on that next week.
 

 
We went to Maskers Orchards in Warwick NY, I am in love with this place next year I'll be going back. It is one of the largest orchards Ive ever seen and its also up on a mountain so the view is breathtaking. They even have cute little sign names for the different roads.

If you have a a truck or SUV i would recommend taking it because the roads are crazy and a little off road style lol .
 
Has anyone else gone apple picking this year yet?
 

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