Hello friends and happy Friday. It has been a fairly easy week at work, and that always makes my overall work week very nice. We have had a lot of school groups visiting but they are usually cleared out and back to school by noon.
Some of my favorites for this week include working out. I have been so dedicated to my workouts this week. I did at least thirty minutes of walking or working out every day this week. I ordered the Beach Body On Demand series and I love it!!! There are so many different types of workouts. There is a country line dance video that I have been doing this week. I plan to start a new series on my blog about my weight loss very soon. Lord knows I have lost and gained thousands of pounds through the years. If I can do it and keep it off then anyone can. I want to get to a comfortable weight and really work on maintaining it. But I do need to get there first. My goal is Moderation and moving my body more. So far I’ve lost 28 pounds and I am feeling so much more energetic. But more about that later.
On Thursday evenings during the month of October our little town of Madisonville holds a market where people can sell baked goods, fresh vegetables and flowers and hand made crafts. Since last night was the last Thursday in October I knew I needed to go. It was great!! Unfortunately I went hungry and wanted everything!! Buying from local vendors really helps support small communities and I am always in favor of that.
Look at these decorated sugar cookies and cake pops. This takes some patience for sure.
The name of this little company is We Knead Dough. That is so cute. They are a young couple and just adorable. I bought a loaf of bread from them. We discussed sour dough which I make and a quicker rising dough like they make. They are amazing.
Cutest name for a company. Check out their website. They also do catering jobs.
This is the bread I bought. I haven’t tried it yet but it smells heavenly.
The peanut butter cookie pie was very tempting. It was almost crunchy like a cookie and it probably had about a million calories.
I loved these fresh flowers. This woman also had several varieties of dried flowers and I decided on the dried flowers.
I actually wanted all of them but I bought the pink ones on the left.
A very talented young lady was there with some of her pottery. She also had several plates that were very interesting. I did think about a couple of pieces but I resisted.
I think this bowl is just the most beautiful color. I am sad I didn’t buy it. It would make a wonderful gift.
I did buy a couple of these mini bundt cakes. I bought one of the lemon and a double chocolate. I need a hostess gift tomorrow night so I thought these along with some of the other treats would be good.
The lady who had these bird houses was a wonderful painter. She had several different ones and they were so cute. Again these would make great gifts. Something very different and locally made.
I love this little camper
This booth had every kind of roll you could imagine. Blackberry, cinnamon, blueberry, pepperoni, and even buffalo chicken. I picked the buffalo chicken and the blueberry. I took the blueberry to work and saved the buffalo chicken here.
I am now sorry I didn’t get the Pepperoni Mozzarella rolls. Maybe next time.
Tomato juice and tomato jam. I am not fond of tomatoes. These tomatoes looked great. The man selling them assured me I would love the tomato jam but I didn’t try any.
Aren’t these tomatoes pretty?
This family also made scrubs and dandelion salve. I bought some of the salve. It is supposed to be good for insect bites and mosquitos love me.
This is the salve I bought. It says salt/Sugar Scrub but it is definitely not a scrub I think they may have gotten the labels mixed up. I would love to learn to make it.
My final stop at the market was a booth selling Caramel corn. I only bought a small bag but it is to die for. It is light and airy and so yummy. I am allowing myself a tiny bit each day. Believe me it is hard to stop.
After the little market I stashed my stuff in the car and went down the street to a shop I had been wanting to go in. Sweet and Sassy is the name of the shop. I had heard of it but never been in. It is beautiful and I loved everything. The owner, Cheryl told me they were clearing out all the fall merch and they were moving the Christmas stuff in. They are having a big Christmas open house next weekend. So many great gift items. And very reasonably priced. She also sells the chalk paint if you need any.
The layout of this shop is so appealing. It just makes you want to stay in there forever. I love all of the bread bowls and like I said everything was so reasonably priced.
A few Christmas items are out already and they have all fall merchandise half off.
I bought this egg basket. I have a couple of ideas for it but haven’t decided for sure yet.
I just love our town. It is pretty and quaint and the courthouse is just beautiful.
Downtown is having a Scarecrow stroll. All of the business owners are encouraged to put a scarecrow outside their shops or businesses. It is a lot of fun walking around town and checking them out. There is a contest and there are prizes for the best one.
I have a big day planned tomorrow and a quiet Sunday but I will catch up with you on all of that on Monday.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!
Love your day your way!!!!
4 thoughts on “Friday Favorites”
I love markets like that. This one looks particularly good!
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It was. I bought too many food items. I shouldn’t have gone hungry lol.