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Homemade Valentine

A valentine is defined as “an artistic work, message or token expressing affection for something or someone.” I know Valentine’s Day can be divisive (and a lot of pressure!)….so in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day I’m sharing a homemade valentine to one of my favorite flowers, ranunculus. In 1923 my grandfather collected and pressed

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Alison’s Favorite Things: Bequet Caramel

Sweet Clover Market in Essex, VT is the source for my new addiction and hence today’s favorite thing.  Bequet Gourmet Caramel is oh-so-good.  Sweet Clover has a nice display on the counter filled with these babies and I simply cannot resist once I reach the register.  It is hands down the best caramel I’ve ever tasted.  They are soft, sweet and soul

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 24)

I love lavender.  Love it.  I love to pick it fresh from my garden; I love a lavender soap; I love the lavender-black pepper crusted ahi tuna on the menu at Sonoma Station in Richmond, VT; and I seriously love the Lavender & Vanilla Bean Sugar from Savory Spice Shop. I add it to baked goods,

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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. 22)

OK, so I haven’t done any official research on this, but I’m pretty sure it’s a scientific fact that 100% of wedding bloggers love Paloma’s Nest.  I have to put their adorable ring bearer bowls on my list of favorite things.  I love the look, the size and shape, and the fact that you can use it to

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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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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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