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nail polish, pumpkin cookies and a ring, oh my!

20 Nov

i know…odd title for a post.  here is the thing.  we sell American Made women’s clothing and accessories.  we support buying Made in the USA products.  but our blog is a bit about the American Lifestyle and trying to pull it all together.  so today, I am pulling together painting my nails, baking, and a (favorite) item from MiUS.  this week we are to be thankful, but let’s face it.  we are also really busy and feel a bit all over the place.  so that is kind of the feel of my blog post today.  and, after all…what American Lifestyle doesn’t like a good cookie, like looking at pretty nails, and who doesn’t look on the internet for new pretties and goodies?

so on my Hocking girls weekend (see my fashion intervention here) we did a lot of nail painting and swapping of nail colors. i always admire pretty nails but never take the time to do them myself.  well add nail polish to my new fashion sense.  i have been wanting to try something different.  now, i have always wanted to paint my ring finger a different color.  i know it’s not a new fashion but i was afraid i was too old or it was too trendy for me.  until I found these colors:

pretty no?  We have bobbing for baubles and armed and ready.  essie is made in the USA too!  bonus!  since i wanted most of my nails to be blue i did the ring finger in armed and ready.  here are my results:

man alive that’s a close up of my hand!  let’s concentrate on the nail color…not my painting technique.   are you laughing yet?  yup…can barely tell the difference in colors!  Ha ha.  but they are beautiful fall/winter colors.  next time i paint i will use both again and either alternate each nail or maybe (gasp!) stripe them!

so are you looking for a dairy free Thanksgiving treat that is easy as (but not) pie?  i love pumpkin flavor but since we live in a dairy free (for the most part) world, i shy away from pies and cannot just go and purchase a pie from a bakery for our family to enjoy.  so instead we eat (a lot) of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  i have used this recipe for a few years and sadly can’t credit anyone…i didn’t know then I would be posting it on a blog.  so sorry smart baker who came up with this yummy recipie…but we love it!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1C sugar

1C pumpkin puree

1/2 C oil

1 egg

1 tea vanilla

2C flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 C chocolate chips

(i also add a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice to mine)

mix sugar, pumpkin, oil and egg.  add vanilla.  mix dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture.  add choc chips and mix.  spoon onto sheets and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.  makes about 30 cookies.

yummy and go try today!!!

and last…my scattered brain will leave you with my favorite item of the moment from MiUS.  i have put this on my fashion boards and i think today is the day that i will order it!

how super fab would this look with my nails today?  i am ordering it now…you can too…go here.

Happy Turkey Week!

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