Autumn is in the air and we’re sharing some of our favorite scents that we like to use to transition from the Summer to the Fall Season!

Autumn

Gingerbread Hand Lotion HERE 
White Pumpkin Body Wash HERE 
White Pumpkin Lotion HERE 
Fall Festival Body Wash HERE 
Fall Festival Lotion HERE 
Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Chai Body Moisturizer HERE 
The Vault Ring the Alarm Eyeshadow Palette HERE 
The Vault Armed & Gorgeous Eyeshadow Palette HERE 
The Vault Bling Boss Eyeshadow Palette HERE 
The Vault Dark Magic Eyeshadow Palette HERE 
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask HERE 
Black Orchid Perfume HERE 
Nirvana Bourbon Perfume HERE 
Nirvana Rose Perfume HERE 
Nirvana Warm & Spicy Edition Perfume HERE 
Black Opium Perfume HERE 
Zen Perfume HERE 
Velvet Teddy Perfume HERE 
Tobacco Vanille Perfume HERE 
Cuban Vanilla 3-Wick Candle HERE 
Leaves 3-wick candle HERE 
Apple Cinnamon Plug-ins HERE 
Leaner Creamer HERE 
Mrs.Meyers Grove Collaborative Code HERE 

Autumn

Autumn Scents For Your Home & In Fragrance-2 Orchids YouTube HERE

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Are you obsessed with Amazon?  Here is our shopping list of some of the best purchases we’ve made from Amazon in 2018!  

amazon

Coffee HERE 
Echo Dot HERE 
Echo HERE 
False Lashes HERE 
Stainless Steel Straws HERE 
Pop Sockets HERE 
Diva Wash HERE
Reusable K Cups HERE 
Destroyed Cut Out Ankle Jeans HERE 
Mid Rise Skinny Jeans HERE 
Mid Rise Dark Denim Skinny Jeans HERE 
Mid Rise Ankle Fringe Skinny Jeans HERE 
High Rise Ruffle Hem Bootcut HERE 
Gain Dash Button HERE 
Bounty Dash Button HERE 
Mrs. Meyers Dash Button HERE 
Ziploc Dash Button HERE 
Quilted Northern Dash Button HERE 
Cottonelle Dash Button HERE 
Wood Dog Gate HERE 
Coffee Maker HERE 
Polo Shirts HERE 
Off Shoulder Shirts HERE
Makeup Sponges HERE 
Brush Rolling Case HERE 
Kraft Bags HERE 

Amazon Favorites + Review 2018-2 Orchids YouTube HERE

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Peach

Peach

Peach Caprese Salad

Recipe obtained from:
(Magnolia Table, a collection of recipes for gathering by Joanna Gaines)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 white peaches, chilled
2 yellow peaches, chilled
Two 4-ounce fresh mozzarella balls, preferably water-packed
10 fresh basil leaves, torn
1 teaspoon flaky salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

In an 8-ounce screw-top jar, combine the vinegar and oil. Screw on the lid and shake well. Refrigerate until well chilled. The dressing can be made ahead and stored in the jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Remove the pits from the peaches and cut them into 1/2-inch-thick slices or wedges. Drain the mozzarella if necessary and pat it dry. Use a sharp knife to cut it into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

On a serving platter, decoratively arrange slices of the white peaches, yellow peaches, and mozzarella. Scatter the basil leaves on top, drizzle over the dressing, and sprinkle the flaky salt and pepper on top. Serve at once.

Makes 4 servings

Peach

Peach

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The ripe and sweet peaches from our local farmers market make Peach Caprese Salad perfect to enjoy all Summer long! These peaches are fragrant, juicy, and full of color.  The fresh mozzarella cheese has a soft, moist texture with a milky flavor.  To add seasoning, we sprinkle fresh basil leaves, EVOO, balsamic vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper.  You’ll definitely want to try this simple and delicious salad for your next Summer party!

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Sandwich

Sandwich

Turkey, Brie, & Apple Sandwich with Hot Mustard Sauce

Recipe obtained from: What Can I Bring? by Elizabeth Heiskell
(Southern Living: Southern Food For Any Occasion Life Serves Up)

Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) French baguette
1/4 cup Hot Mustard Sauce (recipe follows)
6 ounces thinly sliced deli smoked turkey
4 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced
1 cup loosely packed arugula
1/2 cup thinly sliced Granny Smith Apple(from 1 medium apple)
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the baguette in half lengthwise. Place both halves on a baking sheet. Spread 2 tablespoons of the Hot Mustard Sauce on the bottom half of the baguette; top with the turkey and Brie. Bake in the preheated oven until the Brie melts and the baguette halves are lightly toasted about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven; top the Brie with the arugula and apple slices; sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of Hot Mustard Sauce on the cut side of the top half of the baguette, and place on the apple slices. Cut into 4 pieces.  The recipe serves 4.

Hot Mustard Sauce

Ingredients:

1 cup tarragon vinegar
1/2 cup dry mustard (such as Colman’s)
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs

Directions:

Combine vinegar and dry mustard in a small bowl; cover and let stand at room temperature 8 hours or overnight.

Whisk together the sugar and eggs in the top of a double boiler until well blended; whisk in mustard mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, over gently simmering water until mixture coats the back of a spoon, 6 to 7 minutes. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Refrigerate sauce in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. The recipe makes 2 cups. 

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This is what we call a tasty and tantalizing Summer sandwich!   The combination of melted Brie, along with the crisp tartness of Granny Smith Apples layered on top of our favorite turkey, is simply delicious! Brie, otherwise known as the “Queen of Cheeses”, is full of buttery flavor and creamy texture.  Our French baguette bread and its crispy crust bring a fancy flair to our sandwich.  We then top with a pile of fresh arugula, which is full of spice and flavor, plus it adds beautiful color.  For the final touch, we add the homemade hot mustard, a versatile condiment  that tastes so good on any sandwich it’s spread on! 

pretzel

pretzel

Spring Flower Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

1- 16oz bag of Pretzel Waffles
1 -16oz bag of White Chocolate Confectionery Wafers or Candy Melts
1 -160z bag of Milk Chocolate M & M’s in Pastel Colors

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 250 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and separate M & M’s by color. You will need 6 of one color for the petals and 1 of a different color for the center to create a flower. Put the pretzel waffles in rows on the baking sheet and then place one confectionery wafer or candy melt on top of each pretzel.  Warm in oven for about 3 minutes until the chocolate is softened but not melted. Remove from oven and quickly place M & M’s with the logo face down to achieve the full flower effect.  Start by pressing one M & M in the center of the wafer then surround with the remaining 6 petals.  Working with a partner will help speed up the process. Once completed, let cool and serve.  You may store in an airtight container. 

pretzel

pretzel

We can’t think of a better way to welcome Spring than with these adorable and delicious Spring Flower Pretzel Bites! Your taste buds will be ecstatic with this incredibly sweet and salty dessert. The best combination…ever! Lauren whipped these up for the kiddos at Easter and they were a huge hit! With only three ingredients needed, these are easy and fun to make.  This colorful and festive dessert is perfect for your next gathering or holiday party.  Grab a bag of those special and “limited” M & M’s that are only available during the holidays and make a statement for Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas too!