So my friend Heather from The Pink Umbrella Bakery asked me to come for some pictures for Mother’s Day marketing. One of her friend who own the Flowerama in Iowa City is going to sell some of her cookies. So it was perfect to promote cookies with flowers. don’t you think?
Went to this cute house in North Liberty today. And I am impartial to colors, so… I was so happy to be able to see such a cute decorated house. And even though they had neutral wall colors, the decor was full of color!! I Love it!!
This lovely house located in Solon was a pretty nice place to go to. Weather was awesome, and the owner were so nice! They bought the house and made it bigger, apparently it was only half of what it is now. I saw the old version of it and indeed, it is pretty amazing. Look at this beauty
Another super cute house for one of my favorite realtor Jessica.
She has so many super cute houses in small town Iowa. I just love this one! how perfect is this? I though I would show you what the difference is with and without snow. Jessica is always on top of it and will reschedule seasonal reshoot. Which in this case doesn’t show much, but believe me, it can make a difference on the market.
And then the inside was super cute. Even though they weren’t done with the paint job, but I loved the fact that it wasn’t all gray… need some colors in your life don’t you think?
Last week little outing in France was to Haguenau and Soufflenheim. Soufflenheim is a very cute little village. You will find pottery and their store all over town. If one wants to buy pottery, one will find it here. Tones of different color, pattern, texture.
Here is a little history about the town.
The Emperor Barbarossa granted Soufflenheim’s potters the right to extract their clay from the Hagenau forest, a right that persists to this day. In 1837 Soufflenheim still had 55 Pottery Businesses, which employed about 600 people. In 2006 there was only a third of those left.
The Pottery Artist make lots of “Useful” pottery made for Traditional Alsacien meal (Riesling Roster, Baeckeoffe (means “baker’s oven.” It is a mix of sliced potatoes, sliced onions, cubed lamb, beef and pork which have been marinated overnight in Alsatian white wine and juniper berries and slow cooked in a sealed ceramic casserole dish. Leeks, thyme, parsley, garlic, carrots and marjoram are other commonly added ingredients for flavor and color. Traditionally, the women would prepare this dish on Saturday evening and leave it with the baker to cook in his gradually cooling oven on Sunday while they attended the lengthy Calvinist church services once typical to the culture.
The baker would take a “rope” of dough and line the rim of a large, heavy ceramic casserole, then place the lid upon it for an extremely tight seal. This kept the moisture in the container. On the way back from church, the women would pick up their casserole and a loaf of bread. This provided a meal to the Alsatians that respected the strict Calvinist rules of the Sabbath. Part of the ritual is breaking the crust formed by the rope of dough.), Kougelhopf (Gugelhupf consists of a soft yeast dough which contains raisins, almonds and Kirschwasser cherry brandy)