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Tree

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My sparkly silver tree makes me so unbelievably giddy.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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What was on your menu for Thanksgiving this year? I made a turkey breast, I've done all sorts of different things including duck, chicken, roast, and last year we went to a restaurant. I kept it simple with the turkey breast and it was very good. I also made some garlic green beans, corn, gravy, cranberries (my favorite part of the meal since I was a little girl!),roasted sweet potatoes, and roasted parsnips, fingerling potatoes, carrots, and red onion. Some mashed potatoes leftover from a church dinner also made their way onto the table.
For dessert I made an apple pie and a blueberry pie since we don't like pumpkin pie. I also made Grammy's Marshmallow Puffs (recipe here). I found some vegan marshmallows at the grocery store and thought it would be a nice addition, they were very well received.
Thought you'd like to see a picture of our table.

Small Comforts

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On a cold morning like today I find so much comfort in a cup of tea. The Trader Joe's seasonal Vanilla & Cinnamon Black Tea is one that I anticipate every winter. 
What is one of your favorite small comforts?

Not the best product ideas

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The best hand cream I've ever used

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Winter weather is upon us and I thought I'd share the best hand cream that I've ever found. My hands get very dry and cracked in the cold weather. I've found that wearing rubber gloves when I clean (I do this all year long, not just when it's cold) and wearing gloves when it's cold outside helps a lot. 
I've tried many lotions over the years and used to swear by Neutrogena but I quit using that when I switched to all-natural products. Because you shouldn't put anything onto your body that you wouldn't put into your body.
On the search for natural hand cream I came across the Bee Bar by Honey House Naturals. While they have a nice assortment of products, the Bee Bar is the only one I've tried yet (mostly because I love the Lemongrass Spa products that I sell. If you're interested in trying any please contact me for a one-time special offer).
The Bee Bar is the only thing I've found that is long lasting and truly stays on after washing my hands.
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My life has been changed

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Have you ever seen anything so lovely? Brewed cocoa. Yes, you read that right. 
Roasted and ground cocoa beans.
Why has no one ever done this before?
They have a bunch of different flavors too. Check out their website.
Last night I made some in my French press. Just the cocoa. I added some coconut milk creamer and a splash of vanilla stevia. It was perfect.
This morning I made my favorite cup of tea and added a t-sac filled with this brewed cocoa. Steeped them both together for a few minutes.
Chocolate chai.
It's going to be a good day.