Little Brown Hare

Brown Hare

We all know that chocolate milk does not come from brown cows, and Easter eggs don’t come from bunnies.

But if they did, wouldn’t it make more sense if chocolate eggs came from brown hares? Then white rabbits would probably lay malted eggs.

So where do jelly beans come from?

Happy Easter!

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Wearable Warm Beige

Beige Blossoms Bobby Pins by Khalliahdesign

Beige Blossoms Bobby Pins
by Khalliahdesign


Nothing chases away the cold of winter like a hot drink. Whether you’re into cocoa or cappuccino, there’s something about a warm mug, topped with foam, that brings instant comfort.

These lovely floral barrettes seem to capture that warmth, with a beautiful shade of natural beige. Plus, being a neutral color, they have plenty of fashion versatility.

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Nutty for Neutral

All the Beige Collection

Fashion neutrals – colors that can be paired with anything – are essential for any wardrobe.  When we think of beige and taupe, stockings and pleated slacks might be the first thing that comes to mind.

But tan and ivory can be so much more, as these fun picks show.  This under-appreciated color pairs up so well with more vibrant colors – especially jewel tones like blues and deep reds.

What’s your favorite neutral?

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Chocolate and Cinnamon

Chocolate and Cinnamon by blmurch

Chocolate and Cinnamon
Photo Credit: blmurch.

Brown is a beautiful color. Or at least in can be. It can also be delicious.

Two of the most wonderful browns are chocolate and cinnamon. Not only do they make a beautiful contrast of color – one deep and dark, the other bold and vibrant – but the combination of sweet and spicy is divine.  To see what I mean, try this easy recipe:

Cinnamon Mocha Cake

1 ½ cups unbleached flour
1 cup golden or brown sugar
3 tbsp. fair trade cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

½ cup light olive oil
¾ cup strong fair trade coffee
2 large free run or free range eggs
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and make a well in the center.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix by hand, stirring until the batter is smooth.

Pour the mixture into a greased and floured cake pan, and bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes.  Use the toothpick test to check for doneness.  For cupcakes, bake for 15-20 minutes.

Allow the cake to cool completely before turning it out of the pan.  Top with frosting or pudding if desired.

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