Hello November

We start November thinking about our favorite things about this month.  We are planning on what we will share with you about our favorite recipes, fashion and holiday celebrations. Stay tuned as November evolves and we discuss the best skin care products for this month by region and much more.

Goodbye October

We shared some of our fall favorites this month.  See all of them here.   Have you switched from your summer skin care products to fall skin care? Read our tips for fall skin care here.   A fall recipe to get cozy with.  Add this Apple Cider Doughnut Cake recipe to your menu this weekend.   XOXO October – until next year.  

Fall is finally here

It is time to embrace a new fall season.   Do you look forward to new seasons or do you long for the simplicity and nostalgic characteristics or the previous season? Every season has it’s pros and cons.  Our headquarters are located in the Pacific Northwest.  So fall brings brisk temperatures, fog, rainy moments and beautiful copper colored autumn leaves.  But some years, warm sunny skies linger longer into October.  It can be hard to embrace the beauty of fall when there is still so much summer still popping it’s head in to our day.  This year summer lingered long into

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Fall Recipe: Apple Crisp with Bourbon Soaked Raisins

Apple Crisp with Bourbon Soaked Raisins Overnight raisins: ½ c. raisins or currants 3 T. Bourbon Filling: Bourbon raisins from above 5 c. peeled, cored & sliced apples Juice of half a lemon ½ c. brown sugar 1 t. cinnamon 2 T. flour Dash of cloves Topping: ¾ c. old fashioned rolled oats ¾ c. flour ½ c. brown sugar 1 t. cinnamon ½ c. butter, room temperature ½ c. chopped walnuts Directions: Overnight Raisins:  Soak raisins in bourbon for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Filling:  Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, combine filling ingredients and mix

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Back to Fall Favorites

It’s that time of year as August comes to an end and September begins that we officially start thinking about fall.  But fall is not just about back to school clothes it is about change and a fresh start.  The change could be in hair color, skin care or clothes. People start nesting for winter and reenter the kitchen with fall baking and seeking out cozy options.  Fall is a reminiscent time of year and can also bring new beginnings for families, friends and coworkers that can help set the stage for the rest of the year. Here are some

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fall book list

Fall Reads to Cozy Up With

Fall is reminiscent of autumn leaves, brisk mornings, apples and pumpkin spiced lattes. School, football games and good books also come to mind.  Are you looking for a list of fall reads to cozy up with this weekend?  Our staff has combed the top book review sites and have selected an array of books that look intriguing and will be added to many of our shelves this fall.  Here is our Fall Book List and we hope you will enjoy them as much as we hope to.  Keep us posted and write your feedback below on our fall reads. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Commonwealth,

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fall skin care tips

Tips for Fall and Skin Care Awareness Month

Fall skin care regimens are different than what to use during summer months.  September is Skin Care Awareness Month. What does that mean?  It is a month to focus on learning about new tips and tricks in skin care.   Here are daily reminders and tips to help increase your knowledge on skin care and transitioning from summer to fall months. Be gentle with temperature. Always wash face with lukewarm water.  Hot water can dry out your skin and wash away essential oils that keep skin hydrated.  Cold water can lead to irritation and sometimes put capillaries at risk for damage.

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