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Happy Thanksgiving!

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It is that time of year again. Where did the year go?  It was just Summer and now it is Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holidays because family and friends come together and celebrate being thankful. My husband and I will be spending it alone this year as we didn't want to travel but my family and some of his family are not that far away but having to deal with traffic and congestion is not one of my husband strong points. He has to deal with a lot of traffic here in Northern VA on a daily basis so having to deal with traffic on his day off is annoying. I don't like to drive long distance and I hate driving. I am not very good at it LOL so I leave most of the driving to him. 
Then you have Black Friday. I just don't get it. Every year they push back Black Friday times earlier and earlier. Now Black Friday sales start on Thanksgiving! WTH? I see people camping out in front of stores with tents. Its a bit pathetic if you ask me. 1. It shows that these people have no…

Formula 1 in Austin TX!!

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Some of you may  not know but I am a HUGE Formula One fan. My husband starting watching it and asked if I wanted to sit down and watch with him and just like that, I became hooked.

Well this weekend Formula One Is Back to the U.S. After a Five-year Hiatus and I am so pleased to see it return to the US. Unfortunately Formula One currently does not have an American driver but all the same I am so excited that they are making their way back here.




Circuit of Americas

Circuit of Americas is the name of the brand new track in Austin TX. Every single driver in Formula One will be new for them. The track looks awesome!



                          Here is a look at the Circuit of America Track in Austin TX.


We originally had plans to go to Austin TX this year for the Formula One race but decided to hold off on it. It was very costly for the 2 of us to go and especially since Thanksgiving is next week. A three day weekend would have cost a small fortune with a 3 day ticket for one person is abou…

Wonderful Rice Pudding.

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I found this recipe for Rice Pudding that I am dying to try.  I love rice pudding and if you decide to use it, please let me know how it turned out..  I would modify it a little and but overall I think I can do this one.


1 loaf round cinnamon bread cut into large pieces 4 Tbsp butter cut into pieces 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 1 Tbsp grated orange peel 8 large eggs 5 1/2 cups milk (may use 1/2 cream) 2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 325. Place cut up bread into a large 9 to 10 cup oven-safe bowl, lightly toss with cut up pieces of butter and cranberries; set aside. In a medium bowl mix sugars, salt and cinnamon; add grated orange peel. In a large bowl whisk eggs until frothy; add milk/cream mixture and vanilla; whisk until blended and frothy. Add sugar mixture and blend well. Pour liquid over the bread mixture; lightly push bread into liquid to moisten. Let stand about 5 minutes. Place the oven-safe bowl with the bread pudding into a deep 9 x 13 …

New Soap!

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New arrival for the Fall.

New Sweet Almond Cold Process Soap


This Sweet Almond fragrance is strong yet very nice. It reminds you of Maraschino Cherries. We added some apricot seeds for a nice light exfoliating feel. Beautiful for gift giving around the holidays or for yourself and the family. Great for men too.


If you love the scent of fresh cut roses, then this is the right soap for you. It smells clean and fresh and made just for those that love the fresh scent of roses
More soaps are on the way!!
Mango Tango Cherry Almond Oatmeal Tuscan Herb Dragon Blood Dead Sea Mud  Australian Bamboo 
These soap are available at our Etsy, Luulla, and website locations :-)
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all got out and voted today because your vote DOES count 
Michelle