Pick up some colored vintage glasses from a thrift store, drop some essential oil onto an unlit tea light - for a Christmasy scent use pine, cinnamon, cedarwood and/or mandarin - light it, drop it into a glass and enjoy.
• 8 oz well chopped high quality chocolate (62% cacao or higher) • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream • 1-2 tbsp Cointreau Truffle coating • cocoa powder • little bit of espresso
What you do:
1. In a small, heavy saucepan bring the whipping cream to a simmer - be sure to stir and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula every few minutes. Stir in Cointreau.
2. Place the chocolate in a separate bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth. This chocolatey goodness is called ganache.
3. Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for two hours. Remove and with a teaspoon roll out balls of the ganache. Roll in your hands quickly (as it will melt from the heat of your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
4. Roll in cocoa powder and espresso blend.
Serve right away or keep in the fridge for awhile. They last quite a long time. We had ours in the fridge for five days. They taste better at room temperature.
Interpretations of the phrase, 'Go toward the light', speak of near death experiences, salvation, or the Poltergeist movie (personally I was thinking more along the lines of Ghost Whisperer). Quite fitting considering what I'm using the 'Happy Light' for.
The 'Happy Light' arrived at our house a month ago - and not a day too late. I wanted to use it for a solid month in order to give you a proper review. I started out using it for 30 minutes first thing in the morning. I simply turned it on and sat in front of it while I drank my morning coffee and checked my emails etc. Although I was feeling a noticeable difference within the first week, our skies got awfully dark awfully quick, I had a sudden mood swing and received some sad news. You know how it goes. I've upped the time to 45 minutes for the past three weeks. This is the 'dose' that works for me right now.
Why do I think this light therapy works for me?
I can sleep!
I caught myself dancing in the living room.
I answered the phone.
I don't obsess (as much).
I can see with minty fresh eyes.
I feel 'lighter'.
In May 2012, when it stops raining around here, I'll be able to give you a more definite answer.
Design year: 1980 Quantity: Limited edition of 595. Limited, but not numbered, series of 7 pieces with transparent dial under ref. BA 191.0114 Thickness: 1.35 - 1.48 mm Material: 18K solid yellow gold Case: Rectangle, 18K solid yellow gold Retail price (1980): $12,000.00 - $15,000.00 The watch came with a 18K gold keyring in the shape of the watch, used to set the correct time.
Stanley Tigerman removed nothing from the old barn but added: black asphalt shingles graphic windows vertical cedar siding four levels brightly colored exposed pipes spiral iron staircase charcoal carpets dimmers on all lights