Friday, January 25, 2013

Lisa and Nikki's Friday Finds!

Hi Friends:

What has inspired and delighted us this week? Here they are - the sights, sounds, tastes and one-of-a-kinds we loved!

Amaretti di Saronno, an Italian almond-flavored macaroon. These traditional biscuits made with egg whites, sugar and apricot kernels have a romantic history. In the 18th century, a bishop surprised the town of Saronno with a visit. A young couple paid tribute to him with this sweet treat they had baked. The bishop was so pleased that he blessed the two with a happy and lifelong marriage resulting in the preservation of the recipe for generations. Available everywhere, they are the perfect sweet bite to have with coffee! 
For next to nothing, you can brighten a dreary winter day with Daffodils or a Hyacinth. Hyacinths smell heavenly! 
We love method's planet-friendly products, but the new dish + hand soap is truly inspired. Packaged in a bottle made of recovered ocean plastic and post-consumer recycled plastic, this soap comes in two scents: sea minerals and sweet water. Even cooler, the ocean plastic used to make these bottles was collected by method employees!
Kelly Clarkson's performance of the patriotic song "My Country, 'Tis of Thee'" at President Obama's inauguration this week was truly moving. But let us not forget that globally, we all love our native country. So, "long may all lands be bright, with freedom's holy light." 

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