Monthly Archives: October 2013

Parasols & Sunshine at the Country Living Fair

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We’re set up at the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta this weekend, and we have the most idyllic booth space.  The park is lovely, sprawling and green and beautifully wooded.  When we were setting up our booth, we  weren’t sure what we were going to do with our umbrellas.  We normally hang them from the top of our tent, and we are in a smaller, shorter tent here.  I looked up and saw two trees behind our booth that screamed at me.  And there it was: the most perfect display ever!  We tied our rope between the trees, and our umbrellas have been hanging in the sun all weekend.  Isn’t it a delight to look at?!  I snuck down below them and took this shot, looking up into the trees.

WomanShopsWorld & GypsyTemple parasols hanging in the sun at the Country Living Fair, Stone Mountain, GA.

GypsyTemple parasols hanging in the sun at the Country Living Fair, Stone Mountain, GA.

A Stay at Home kind of a day

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It was a perfectly grey and dreary day to stay at home and cozy up.  Cozy up with the computer, that is!  I have a habit of getting on the computer while I’m still in my PJ’s in the morning, and sometimes half of the day goes by before I realize that I haven’t even gotten dressed!  Yes, etsy is THAT addicting.  Normally I make it into the office in the afternoon, for shipping packages, taking pictures, and doing general office stuff.  But today was one of those days where I just didn’t feel like going.  So I didn’t!  And what a luxury it was to work here all day, look out at the grey yard, let Gypsy roam around, sip hot tea, listen to music, crank out etsy treasuries, list items, and soak up being at home.

I made this Treasury that I’m really loving.  It’s got a magic, warm, cozy Autumn sort of feeling….the kind of feeling I had running through me all day.

Have a lovely evening,
namaste~
Carter

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Sweet Distractions

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It’s the time of year when eating candy seems to be the thing to do.  All the cool kids are doing it, why shouldn’t I?  I am, admittedly, a recovering candy junkie.  For most of my life, I think I ate more candy than anything else.  About 6 years ago, I converted to vegetarianism, and it changed a lot of my habits; eating habits and life habits.  One of the things that changed pretty quickly was my desire for candy.  Suddenly my sugar cravings were gone.  And then one day I realized that it had been days, maybe weeks, since I’d reached for a piece of candy.  Though I don’t consume a fraction of what I used to, candy still holds the same place in my heart.  And there are some things that just aren’t worth resisting.  Like Candy Corns.  So when I saw these cookies on Pinterest, I immediately stopped what I was doing, went to the grocery store, and got the ingredients.  And guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon?  Yep.  Making cookies.  And they are going to be mouth-watering good.

The post that I saw didn’t have a recipe, so I googled this recipe from Averie over at AverieCooks, a sweet-tooth satisfying blog.  Here is her picture of the cookies, to entice you.  So if you smell something sweet wafting out of my windows, come on in.  There will be enough to share!
namaste~
Carter