THANKful for YOU!

photo Thank you blog.JPGAs another glorious Thanksgiving arrived…I wanted to simply say. I appreciate my followers,ones who view daily and new followers to come. I LOVE writing this blog and sharing a snippet of my days and a peek into my life.

But its not all about ME

Let me hear more from you! I’d like to get to know you too!

 

XOXO

Noreen

PS

Beauty TIPS:

  • If you are still partying and have guests over this long weekend.Before your guests arrive or even if it is you alone with your pet. Prep with a ripe avocado face mask for softer skin while you cook.
  • You can also apply a hair mask on your hair and place a shower cap over it. Your body heat from running around the kitchen will make it work faster and condition your hair.
  • Put your sandals on and apply a dash of olive oil on your toes and condition your toes and nails while you whiz around the house with that vacuum cleaner.

Double duty beauty time and get your cooking,cleaning and beauty fix in too!

 

 

 

A yummy unexpected treat for Thanksgiving!

GOT LEFTOVER ACORN or mini pumpkin CANDY? Try this yummy recipe mix!

1 cup of candy

1 cup of salted peanuts

SHAKE in a plastic zip lock bag. Add a pinch of sea salt to taste. Serve with a beverage or alone.Your guests will love it. Especially if they love this candy.A great way to use up leftover candy.ENJOY!

I have been making this sweet and salty treat for years…you can too.

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#ShopSmall best of all!

images SMALL biz Saturday 2013In case you have not heard.
There is a beautiful movement all over the country.

Saturday November 29th is #SHOPSMALL day where sweet small businesses NOT big box stores celebrate,flaunt (with pride)and share the beauty of their businesses in their own way. Started just three years ago by American Express but also in on the beautiful shop small shopping fun is Federal Express.
Since I own a retail and online business I will celebrate this wonderful day too.

I hope you will…shop small and visit shops in your neighborhood
Look for the ads,posts on Social Media and the WELCOME mat that greets you at the door.
Enjoy a cup of cheer,a decadent edible and a FREE shop small eco tote bag (shipped free with our welcome mat) by FedEx to our businesses…if you are lucky enough to be one of the first shoppers at one of your participating those stores.

For today and the next I will be spending time with family (via phone calls) and my sweetie TODAY and enjoying the beauty of Thanksgiving. I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving with all my heart!

If you happen to live or be visiting Jacksonville Florida perhaps I’ll see you at my beauty cottage door on the South side of Jacksonville Florida. We have many specials, yummy pie and cider to help with your shopping high.
Think about us and give small businesses some LOVE.

#ShopSmall

Natural Thanksgiving House Perfume…D.I.Y.

Recipe for Home Perfume

What you will need is:

Peels from one fresh apple
Peels from fresh orange
4 pcs.star anise
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon of dried cloves
1 teaspoon of All Spice
4 cups of water

Sprinkle all in a small saucepan and on a low boil on the stove top.
Your home will smell AMAZING and if your house has bad breath it will help the air smell better.

Thanksgiving is days away…gather up and buy the above in these recipes and perfume and cook away.
Enjoy it throughout the holidays!Not just for this week.cinnamon photo 11-2014

Recipes for Fall …from the cooking stage!

sws 2013

What a great guest speaking engagement… days of pure GIRL Power and all things pretty and FUN bliss!

I loved guest speaking on the Celebrity Cooking Stage at the Southern Women’s Show. WOW ….it feels so good to be loved,liked,watched and hugged from the audience.

Here are some recipes that I featured on the cooking stage I know you too will love to do.

D.I.Y. Cheap & Chic Entertaining Ideas for the next few Holidays!

Potpourri from your Stove Top

To make your home smell AMAZING! I love the way my guests comment on how yummy my house smells. The aroma is so festive for all winter holidays.

Cinnamon sticks 4 sticks
Allspice a tablesppon
Whole cloves 4 pcs
Star Anise 1 piece
Lemon peel (optional)
Orange peel (optional)

I like to add a dash of few pieces of all the above Place in water in sauce pan and cook on low.
Your guests will love the fragrant aroma your kitchen will be infused with. Cheap, chic and easy entertaining.

Yummy Thanksgiving or Christmas Punch

This punch LOOKS gorgeous and tastes delicious~

1 8 oz. container of Tang Breakfast drink
2 bottles of gingerale1 1/4 cup of pineapple juice…add ice cubes.
Mix all of these into a pretty punch bowl or large clear pitcher.
Garnish with yummy mint leaves or orange slices.

Add ice… My ice cubes are special. They are in the shape of adorable mini LIPS!Don’t you LOVE it?I love to cook and do makeup!

Special Thanks to photographer Michael Straley of Straley Photography for a FUN photo of me in action. http://www.straleyphotography.com

NOTE: MY cooking apron reads the GHOSTESS with the Mostest. I made a HALLOWEEN punch stay tuned for that delighful and cool recipe your TRICK Or Treat party must have!

Thankful I woke up today on this Thanksgiving Day!

If you woke up and are reading this too…YOU are blessed. So, don’t stress. ENJOY the beauty of today. Don’t you just love the way it sounds?  Today! There’s magic in today.

EAT, love,sip, entertain, share,care,hug,play and don’t waste another day…for tomorrow may never come. Every day should be an occasion to celebrate. HAPPY Thanksgiving all of you who celebrate this delicious historic day.

Thank you as always for reading my blog. Share with me. I love reading your blogs too.

The beauty of today!

Enjoying the beauty of today in my own beauty and foodie kind of way. There is so much beauty in today. I love the sights, sounds and feelin the love of this day. The Macy’s Miracle on 34th Street parade kinda day. Watching it brings back so many memories of my childhood.The smells of pumpkin pie which perfumes my home. The beauty of enjoying the simple things. Please don’t rush TODAY!  It’s here to stay at least for 24 hours. Tomorrow may never come…so enjoy all the beauty of this blessed day.

Thankful and feeling bliss. Blessed and not stressed. Christmas is on its way but please don’t rush today. I hope you are enjoying all the beauty of today.

I wish you nothing but the best!