Thursday, March 31, 2011

Newsletter Update

I am still working on my first newsletter, due out in April. If you are a fan of Holly&Sage and would like to be notified of upcoming events and special offers, sign up at http://eepurl.com/c55JM

Since I could use some input about the content of my newsletter (this is a totally new endeavor for me!), I am going to do an impromptu GIVEAWAY! 

Sign up to receive the newsletter and leave a comment on this blog telling me what you would like to see included in the newsletter. I will take every response into consideration when planning my newsletter content, and I will pick the most helpful/useful suggestion as the winner. The winner will get a gift certificate good for $25. at Holly&Sage or Restashable!


Monday, March 28, 2011

What I Wore Monday, March 28

I consider it a fun creative challenge to come up with new outfit combinations from my existing wardrobe. It is a good way to stretch your clothing budget and express your individuality!

Weather: Drab, dreary, cloudy, 45 degrees

Business: Running errands; Trader Joe's



Levi's flare jeans from 2003

Black t-shirt, Lands' End

Tie dye infinity scarf, gift

Gray wool Gap sweater,  $5. at consignment shop
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Converse sneakers, hand-me-ups from my daughter

Belt, Chico's



Button bracelets and earrings, Holly&Sage



Want more Frugal Fashion ideas?





P.S. I don't think I will be doing this type of post very often  - it took a heck of a lot of time!!

Cheers, ya'll!!

~Holly

Sunday, March 27, 2011

If you had a year to spend any way you wanted to (without the need to earn money, etc.) what would you do?

If you had a year to spend any way you wanted to (without the need to earn money, etc.) what would you do?

Answer here

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Quest for Foamy Coffee

I have this thing about frothy coffee. I don't know why, but I just love to have foam or froth of some kind on my coffee.

The more the better!

A hotel we stayed at in Puerto Rico, at the breakfast buffet, had a big urn of coffee and right beside it was a big urn of steamed milk. I don't know if coffee with steamed milk is a popular way to drink coffee there, or if it was there for people that drink steamed milk by itself, but I think it sparked my love for foamy coffee!

In Canada, I got an espresso in a cafe and it had a slight foam on top just from the coffee itself and the way it was brewed. I love that, too!

In my quest to have 'foamy coffee' at home I have tried all sorts of things with varying degrees of success. My most recent discovery is the best one yet - this is how I do it:

I started with an empty caramel topping bottle (well, it might have had just a teeny bit of caramel left...) and put roughly equal amounts of 2% milk and cream in it. Don't fill it up - it needs to be less than half full to allow room for lots of sloshing around.

Put the top on securely and shake like mad! For a couple of seconds - it doesn't take long. Take the top off and use a long handled spoon to scoop the foam off and put it on your coffee! Yum!

Yes, I'm crazy.

I know. :-)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Monthly Newsletter - Starting April 2011

I am going to start sending a newsletter out each month starting in April! If you are interested in hearing about what's new at Holly&Sage, be one of the first to sign up!!

Recently I have been trying to de-clutter and organize my life. It is an uphill battle, let me tell you! I have put my Etsy shops on vacation for two weeks so I can get my life together. One of the things I have set out to do is to set up a mailing list so that I can send out a monthly newsletter to my loyal customers and fans. So, here we go! Sign up if you want to find out what happens next!

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