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Springerle Rolling Pin

Springerle Rolling Pin

What you get: Composite wood pin shapes nine different 1½” x 2″ cookies at a time. Recipe and instructions included.
Why we love it: Use it on rolled-out cookie dough, then cut out cookies, transfer to cookie sheet, and bake.
The collection of traditional designs includes hearts; flowering tree; harp; pinks (flowers); mill; man with plant; floral; garden; and boy with hoop. $85

It’s a Family Affair

Several years ago when my father was retiring, he decided to invest in a company and what company that would be you ask? Oh just a flower wholesale company, a hard goods warehouse along with a few orchid farms. His been a tech guy his whole life, running several companies that have absolutely NOTHING, nada, zilch to do with anything flower related but after running the numbers he decided the flower industry was one to dive into and I mean, who doesn’t like flowers? Below is a shot I snapped of a bunch of individual arrangements snugged together that were to be picked up that afternoon for a wedding.

Absolutely divine arrangements… so vibrant and full of life.

Wrapping up my final semester at Rollin’s College in Winter Park, Florida I figured I could dabble in helping the family company with marketing ideas and get playful creative concepts going. Ever time I step foot in the warehouse, The Dixie Cups – Chapel of Love song starts dancing in my head.

 ♪goin’ to the chapel
and we’re gonna get married,
gee, I really love you
and we’re gonna get married,
goin’ to the chapel of love. ♫

Tis the Season

Currently living in Orlando, Florida Fall isn’t exactly filled with too much charm but we do what we can I suppose. One of my favorite things that happens this time of year is the home decor companies send out their Winter magazines! The classic all american Pottery Barn has an adorable “12 Days of Christmas” dinner ware set that they created and it is too chic. I playfully picked out items throughout the pages that I wanted to deck the halls of my future winter cabin with. I think Fall is one of the most fabulous seasons of them all but with it being a low of 85 degrees down here, I have no choice but to live vicariously through the pages of any and all home decor, fashion or food publications I can get my fingers on. Below is the spread for the dinner ware set that I am obsessed with – perfection!

On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me …

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