Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Try Out Your Local Farmer's Market - There's Still Time!
I've been trying to eat local and eat organic more and more frequently. If you truly are what you eat, then I want to be as healthy as possible...with some chocolate thrown in :) We have a local farmer's market here every Wednesday and Saturday this time of year. It's fun to watch the different varieties of peaches that come in every week - each has their perfect peak time. Do you have a local farmer's market? Have you tried out consumer supported agriculture and bought a share of a farm's harvest? Maybe you've taken things to the very local level and have planted your own fruits and veggies in your own backyard or harvested the apples from a neighbor's tree (I did this the other day and made 2 yummy apple cakes!). To see if there is a CSA farm near you, you can always visit www.localharvest.org. As the bumper sticker says - Think Globally, Act Locally :)
Today's treat holder is a ton of fun to make and will be one of the items we make at my upcoming Halloween stamp-a-stack! I found this adorable version by Marie Shaugnessy here and decided to make my own with some revisions. (Thanks for the inspiration Marie!). I used the Top Note die in the Big Shot with Old Olive and Basic Black card stock. A little crystal effects on the gold buckles and the Real Red stripes on the stockings add a fun shine. The greeting is from Holiday Best (retired hostess set). I may just have to do a video on putting one of these adorable treat bags together! :) I hope you like it!