Monday, October 19, 2009
Congratulations on winning the adorable Halloween Angela Moore Bracelet!
Have fun wearing this trick-or-treating!
Miss Preppy/Sporty Tween sure enjoyed picking the name out of a hat! I explained to her how the contest worked and went through the number of entries for each response. She was delighted to be a part of it! Thanks everyone!
THANK YOU to Angela Moore for graciously offering this fun treat! Thank you to everyone that participated in this give-away! Loved reading your comments about your favorite AM jewelry!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Ghosts and goblins, gather 'round! It's Angela Moore's favorite time of year for ghoulish celebrations, so bring on the black cats and break out the candy corn...we witches can't wait.
So how "hauntingly" preppy is this little treat? I just love Angela Moore and know many of you do too! I think this would be so fun to wear trick or treating with the family or when celebrating the spooky holiday with friends!
So, I thought it would be fun to host a Halloween giveaway! The folks at Rhode Island based, Angela Moore, were so gracious to offer this handpainted bracelet retailing at $50!
1 entry = you are a follower
2 entries = you are a follower and you posted the Halloween giveaway on your blog (I'll be checking!)
3 entries = follower, posted and tell us about your favorite AM bracelet
Deadline to enter: Sunday, October 18th at 5:00 pm!
Now, my Miss Preppy/Sporty Tween is very excited about this and was hoping to draw a name out of a hat? pumpkin?....If that's ok with you, I will triple check the names and # of entries.
Good luck everyone!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Founded in 1856 in Manchester, Vermont, this is a New England icon
if you prefer the great outdoors and distinctive sporting tradition. I was browsing for some gift ideas when I came across this adorable Ladies watch. I just love the tartan ribbon band. How cute for fall tailgates or other casual weekend outings?
Makes a great gift. Monogramming is available on the back.
...a true New England find!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I thought I would share with you one of my favorite cookbooks.
This was given to me many years ago by a very close friend when I moved from Boston to Dallas, Texas. That was a very exciting time for me as I accepted a job post with a large advertising agency. Moving to the South, starting a new job in my career path, meeting new people and making new friends was just something I could not say, "no" to! It meant leaving my family and friends here for a while. I also left a good job here that was working out very well for me. So, it was a most trying time to make sure I was making the right decision for myself, and thankfully, that proved to be true! I always knew I would come back to Boston!
The picture posted is in far better condition than my book, as the cover has faded in color, edges are ragged, and torn in one place! Truly the sign of a well-loved and often used cookbook! I don't think it is in circulation any more but check amazon.com
This cookbook is a wonderful collection of recipes from various inns throughout New England, compiled by Sandra J. Taylor. I do use the book frequently as many dishes are a favorite and fairly easy to make. I really enjoyed cooking traditional New England fare for my southern friends!
The recipe that I just made the other day was a true autumn favorite;
In Dutch oven, brown roast in oil with celery stalks, carrots and large slices of onion around meat. Add tomoatoes, salt and pepper and cover with water. Bring to a boil and let simmer over low heat or in oven at 350 for 2 1/2 hours.
Lift out roast, and keep warm. Strain vegetable stock, discarding the vegetables. Skim fat off stock, returning just a 1/4 cup of fat to Dutch oven. Stir the flour into fat in Dutch oven, stirring regulary. Add (what you should now have as 4 cups) of vegetable stock. Cook and stir until thickened. Add the cooked peas, carrots, celery and string beans.
Serve a gravy with the sliced beef.
I served this with a french bread and herb butter.
I hope you try this and do enjoy.
I plan to feature more recipes from this cookbook in my blog periodically.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This looks like a great Saturday outing if you happen to live in the New England area and want to get a head start on some holiday shopping at fab prices.
Head on down to Essex, CT on October 17th for their big blow out tent sale!
Check out elizab for more information!