Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies

Old Fashion Soft Sugar Cookies

2 cups granulated sugar

3 egs

1 cup butter (softened)

1 cup buttermilk

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together (I use a mixer)…drop by spoonfuls onto a greased (with Pam) cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with granulated sugar (can use colored sugar if desired)…bake at 350 degrees until bottoms start turning brown.

You can add a little more buttermilk if you want them more of a flat cookie.

They are very easy to make!

via Never Growing Old.

Sustainable/ Eco Fashion

From Iva Messy: Eco Fashion 101

Here is a small glossary of some eco fashion terms you may see {in no particular order}:

Organic– Natural fibers which have grown without any pesticides & other toxic materials, preserving the health of humans and the environment.

Recycled– Anything that has been made from already existing materials, fabrics, fibers or metals. Often times previously made clothing and accessories are refashioned into new ones.

Vintage– Specifically, new or second hand garments created between 1920- 1975. However, the ‘exression’ is many times more generally used refereing to second hand or upcycled clothes.

Ethically Produced– Fashion that has been produced with respect for people and the environment.

Custom– Also called made to order, is a way of encouraging ‘slow fashion’ over mass produced.

Vegan– Products which have been made without the use of leather or animal tissue products.

Artisian or Craft– Products which have been crafted using artisan skills.

Fair Trade Certified– Promotes standards for international labor {reasonable work hours, no child labor, the right to unionize, a fair living wage} , environmentalism, and social policy in areas related to production of goods. Fair Trade focuses on exports from developing countries to developed countries.

Just a Crazy World

I don’t think they even know what gay or bisexual mean any more. The media has turned gay into a fashion statement, they forget it’s about your choice of sex partners. Why are 12 and 8 year old kids even thinking about their sexuality enough to claim they are gay or bisexual? Why can’t they just enjoy being kids while they’re still young enough to be kids? 

Looking for a Vanilla Orchid to Wear

I know we should be gearing up for Christmas decorating, fashions and shopping. But, I’ve been inspired to find a vanilla orchid brooch. They are such fancy little flowers and I see them so often, each time I buy my favourite coffee, ice cream, and so on. I am a vanilla whore. I also adore caramel and if chocolate becomes involved… well, let’s just say I’m happy.

So I got the idea to look for something like a vanilla orchid that I could wear.

These (from Love is a Rose) are pretty but not what I had in mind exactly. I think I just want something in the right colour, that creamy off-white, with maybe the slightest touch of pale rose. I really like the look of these. I’d be happy to wear a row of three or five of them. You could line them up like your own personal orchid garden right on your shirt.

This one sold at auction with Christies and was created by Tiffany and Co. It’s wonderful but, more orchid than I had in mind. I was thinking of something simpler. This is an orchid I would wear like a corsage.

This one was also sold through Christies. Created by Rene Boivin with diamonds and citrine. This one may just be the winner, not because it was the orchid I had in mind but because it is far too glamorous and sparkly to be denied.

If you just want an orchid of a certain botanical type, you will find it at Elegant Orchid. They don’t have gemstones but they are detailed and beautiful by design.