Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Mini Cheesecakes

Oh boy...I saw this recipe and started to drool.  I adore dark chocolate and peppermint together, and cheesecake?  Let's just say I think it's a perfect food!  Click here for the recipe.  Great for a holiday party...or a party for one!  ;-)

source:  Lauren's Latest food blog

literature & scarves

Ok, for those of you who loves books and scarves as much as I do, get yourself over to Storiarts on Etsy!  Shop owner Tori offers scarves with text from books printed on them.  My personal favorite is the Pride and Prejudice scarf.  100% cotton and made in the USA. 

Dear Santa....

earring giveaway...

I'm hosting a giveaway on my Facebook business page - a free pair of earrings of your choice!  If you'd like to be entered, simply "like" my page and leave a comment under the post.  Click here for the link.   Winner will be chosen this Sunday evening.

Have a wonderful weekend!  


Autumn is, by far, my favorite season.  Living in New Hampshire is paradise this time of year.  One of the best things about fall is the fabulous clothes, when I get to break out the rich velvets, chunky sweaters, and great color.  Here are some looks I'm loving right now...

Nanette Lepore - love her

Nanette Lepore

...not to mention my favorite cool weather perfumes like Coco Chanel, Tom Ford's Black Orchid, and Jungle by Kenzo.  If only fall lasted all year...

new jewelry

Hello friends!  Hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend.  Just wanted to share with you some of my latest jewelry available on my website, Ophelia's Adornments.  To my friends on the east coast, stay safe during the storm.  
xx Barbara

The art of Imagine Studio

I just discovered the creative talent of Lyse at Imagine Studio on Etsy.  She creates beautiful digital collages and painted photographs. Below are some of my favorites.

warm & cozy...bohemian style

As the days here in New Hampshire grow shorter and the nights cooler, my thoughts at home shift toward warm colors, candles, soft fabrics, and cozy nooks...below are some delicious images from my At Home board on Pinterest.  What are your favorite ways to warm up your home?

fabulous wallpaper

From an interior design perspective, wallpaper has been "out" for a long time, but these gorgeous designs from the French company Elitis bring it into the 21st century.  I just love their modern bohemian aesthetic.  Check out their website and Facebook page for more inspiration.

Short-Rib Beef Stew with Ale

It's an autumn weekend, and I'm in the mood for a hearty stew.  Just came across this recipe on Simply Recipes, and it looks ah-ma-zing!  I'll make it this weekend and let you know how it turns out.  Need a dessert?  Pop over to Dancing Branflakes for an Apple Pie Crescent Roll recipe!

new jewelry

Hope you all had a relaxing, long weekend...?  I had fun creating some new pieces (the green stone earrings sold quickly!).  Click on the images if you'd like more info.