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Happy New Years ~ 2014 !!!

Just dropping in to wish you all a very Happy New Year for 2014. It has been a big year for me and if it wasn't for those that supported me I wouldn't be where I am today. ~ I am eternally grateful. Here are some snaps of some sugar cookies I decorated with a little bit of sparkle. For those who prefer gold sparkles ……. my apologies, the darn store was out of them !!!!! Be good out there and have fun.

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New Year 2014 Cookies Tracey Ayton Photography

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The Kinfolk Table Book

On Friday I met up with Lisa Giroday from Victory Gardens in preparation for the Kinfolk Dinner Event being held at West Elm Market on Monday evening, in which I am really looking forward to attending as a guest and photographer. While there, I picked up a copy of The Kinfolk Table, a stunning book full of recipes that Kinfolk Magazine collected from home cooks all over the world. I had no doubt that this book would be beautiful. As I read through, I immediately dove into a recipe that includes all of my favourite flavours, called: Vanilla, Lavender, and Earl Grey Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt. OMG! Tracey Ayton Lavender

 

Tracey Ayton Photography puddings

Recipe Tracey Ayton Photography

Tracey Ayton pudding

Tracey Ayton whipping cream

 

 

Keeping Balance

Welcome to a new week!  First off, I just want to let Carol at The Design Pages know that you are the owner of the beautiful paisley black and white cushion cover from the giveaway that Riikka & I held on behalf of Weranna's Warehouse. Enjoy it Carol! 1001_TYYNY_harm_villa

 

On another more personal note, this weekend proved to be a very successful one with a sense of balance with my personal life and work.  Being fortunate enough to have a business that keeps me busy is something I am very thankful for.  Although a few things like exercising and eating right have slipped through the cracks.  Over the past few months I have been working on improving these aspects of my life and it feels good.  I've been eating right, picked up jogging again, drinking more water .... gosh I've even given into composting now.

It seems to me that there is always time to change for the better and when it comes, I take it and run with it as far as I can go.  It's quite liberating to make choices in life that perhaps a year ago I would never even consider.  Kind of freeing in a way. ....... alright, enough of this sappy stuff.  I just wanted to express how it feels so right to accomplish one of the biggest challenges for me and perhaps inspire you a little.  :)

Compost.water.tea Tracey Ayton Photography

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Have a great week!