ORANGE: Boosts immune system with high doses of Vitamin C.
CARROT: Promotes brighter and more even skin tone.
GINGER: Is known to reduce the pain of headaches and migraines.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS JUICE?
“Like so many working women out there, I work long hours and hit a wall around 3pm. My go-to is usually chocolate. The Metro OJ appealed to me because in the afternoon the juice curbs my sweet craving. I tend to get sporadic headaches when I don’t eat chocolate and so I liked the idea of incorporating ginger to combat that ache—plus the orange is invigorating!” —Karyn, Flagship Store Manager
Seeking more optimism and creativity? We encourage bringing orange into one’s life for an uplifting experience. Our Mango color energizes and refreshes the mind and body. As the name implies, it’s smooth and sweet.
As October draws to a close, we’d like to share a few of our favorite Mango-inspired furniture pieces and accessories…
Nina Swivel Chair in Lucky Leaf / Terracotta
Castaway Double Door Vanity in Mango
Camille Chair with Basket / Mango in Marine
Don’t forget our Free Shipping promotion ends tomorrow, November 1st at 12pm EST – visit our Maine Cottage web site, make your selections and simply enter the code “FREETREAT” at checkout.
Stay tuned to find out our featured color of the month for November…here’s a hint:
PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DIP
adapted from Taste of Home
- 1 brick (8 ounces) cream cheese
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 – 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (optional)
- Gingersnaps and/or fresh fruit for serving
- Using a mixer, beat cream cheese and pumpkin puree until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar (1/2 cup at a time), pumpkin pie spice, and ginger until combined.
- If your dip is too thick, add 1 – 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to thin it out. Keep in refrigerator and serve cold.
Follow these steps to create your own beautiful Maine Cottage® Grand Mum pumpkin. If anyone creates their own pumpkin we’d love to see photos. We will post them on the blog and Facebook. Please send all photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need the following to complete your carving.
- One pumpkin
- Pumpkin Carving Kit — we purchased ours from Target
- Speedball Linoleum Cutters — allows you to make fine cuts into pumpkin
- One glass or mason jar — we will use this to wrap the lights around to place in pumpkin
- String of lights or candle
- Template of your choice
Using a Sharpie draw a circle around the top of the pumpkin
Following the line you just drew use the saw tool to cut the top out.
Scoop out all the seeds — the fun part
Place template onto pumpkin
Trace template onto pumpkin. There are several different methods and it really depends on the complication of the template. We poked holes in the template and then placed marker over top those holes to ensure we were cutting out the correct parts.
Wrap lights around glass or jar and place inside pumpkin. Plug in and enjoy the beauty. Of course you can also substitute good ole candles.
Have fun with it, it doesn’t have to perfect that’s the fun of it all. As you can see our design was inspired by Grand Mum Fabric but we didn’t hold ourselves to having to be 100% accurate, some artistic freedom is wonderful.
Here’s our final pumpkin, lit up and ready for our trick-or-treaters!
HAPPY PUMPKIN CARVING FROM MAINE COTTAGE! Don’t forget to send us your creations.
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