Category: Vermont products

Maple Sugar On Snow at Butternut Mountain Farm

So this post is going to start out with a confession:  I’ve lived in Vermont for almost 15 years and just attended my very first Sugar On Snow event.  OK, I’ve admitted it.  I feel better now. My husband, David, works for Butternut Mountain Farm–The Vermont Maple Sugar Company, and we attended the company’s Maple Sugar on Snow

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Everything I need to know I learned from my CSA Share

Most Vermonters have heard about how the newly renovated barn at Pete’s Greens burned to the ground last Wednesday.  I started drafting a post about how much I value my CSA share a few weeks ago (my third post boasting about our share), but after hearing about the fire it made my appreciation for these local foods even greater. We

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 23) Holiday Gift Ideas

There are 12 days until Christmas and today I have a compilation of my favorite things from the past year that I think make great gifts for your loved ones…and quite possibly for YOU, too! Today, 12/13, is the last day to get your holiday orders in to Paloma’s Nest for thoughtful, custom ornaments. While we’re talking about

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 21)

I first discovered my next favorite thing, Mountain Ash Designs, on Etsy 2 years ago and I simply had to have an apron made from recycled and repurposed fabrics.  I love the shabby-chic style of  Sarah O. Green’s designs.  After my husband and I finished setting up a wedding at The Round Barn in Waitsfield this

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Happy 1 year of wedding blogging to me!

I have been blogging for one year…since Nov. 4th 2009!  Happy Anniversary to me!!..and it’s been so much fun to hear people say, “You’re blogging?!” or even better, “I’ve been reading your blog.”  I smile and think to myself, “You subscribe to my feed?  You like me.  You really like me!”  Soooo…as an aw schucks, thanks for reading gesture

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Alison’s Favorite Things (vol. 20)

Cupcakes came onto the wedding scene several years ago and I’ve heard suggestions that they have “had their day”, but I personally cannot imagine cupcakes ever going out of style.  My Little Cupcake specializes in “yummy little cupcakes for every occasion” and they have been a guilty pleasure of mine for a while now.  These

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Eco-friendly Vermont wedding dresses

Tara Lynn Bridal creates custom wedding dresses with eco-friendly fabrics right here in Vermont and her recent design for American Idol, Crystal Bowersox has been making news.  Tara Lynn works with hemp/cotton, hemp/silk, natural cotton and unique hemp blends and she not only wants to make a dress for your wedding day, but she wants

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 19)

We were at Blueberry Hill Inn setting up a wedding in July when I first tried some luxurious “Lavender Ecstasy” foaming soap by Vermont Soap Organics.  I loved it so much I ran out to Middlebury that afternoon to get some for myself!  There is a warning on their website that it is highly addictive and I must agree!  I

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 18)

I consider myself a macaroon connoisseur.  I am head over heels for just about anything coconut, but add a little chocolate to it and you’ve got me for sure.  There is a fine balance in the macaroon world of taste, texture and overall goodness.  I don’t want one that’s too sweet.  I also don’t want

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Jericho Farmers’ Market Today!

My friend, Jackie, and I went to the Jericho Farmers’ Market last Thursday and we both walked away with some wonderful goodies.  Freshly roasted coffee, locally grown vegetables from several different growers, soft tacos, cookies, soaps, gorgeous yarn, Samosaman, freshly baked bread & scones, Curleez aka quite possibly the most delicious thing I’ve tasted lately, live music &

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