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Edible Color…

I think I love the colors of a candy store as much or more than I do the flavors. The rainbow of colors in this store were a feast for the eyes. I discovered this family owned gem of a shoppe, Northwoods Candy Emporium on the Landing in Branson, Missouri…IMG_7428Giant Lollipops make me smile…

IMG_7429Fruitful flavors…

IMG_7430A flavor to satisfy every craving…

IMG_7431A swirl of a treat for those who prefer to drink their edible color…

IMG_7432And then there is the sweet creamy indulgence of Fudge…peanut butter is an obvious favorite!

IMG_7433Saltwater Taffy…I only admire these chewy treats from afar…I’ll keep my fillings thank you very much.

IMG_7434However, they do look good sitting on the counter in a candy jar…IMG_7435Chewy delights but not quite as sticky as the taffy.IMG_7440A sweet and sour combination in case you are indecisive…IMG_7442Fruity Sours will make your face pucker up…or better yet offer one to a friend and capture the moment for a funny instagram post.IMG_7443These remind me of quartz crystals…very pretty!IMG_7444Need I say more…

IMG_7446I have a perpetual sweet tooth…help me out by sharing your sweet posts.


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Sweet Decorations…

How sweet it is to watch the faces of the children when they see the big tree in the lobby of the church. This year we decided to go with a new theme and it is sweet if I do say so myself.



…Snowflakes and Cupcakes!

11…Colorful Coned Shaped Trees!

10…Houses covered in frosting and gumdrops!

7…Candy Canes Twisted and Swirled!

5…Glittery Snowflakes with colorful sprinkles!

8Cupcakes that would satisfy any sweet tooth!

I can’t wait to see the kids faces light up when they see the tree for the first time this weekend.


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blue monday….a happy alternative


 In 1995 Mars invited the public to decide between blue, pink or purple as the color to replace the tan M&M.  BLUE was the winner! 

BTW I do not remember there being a tan M&M. Do you?

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Oh so sweet!!!

I absolutely love stopping in bakeries and sweet shoppes.  It’s not really about the sweets.  Now don’t take that the wrong way…I love sweets!  I have the proverbial sweet tooth.  My meal is not complete until I have had a little something sweet at the end.  But the bakeries and sweet shoppes are all about that first impression.  The moment you open the door you are transported to a special dreamy wonderful place.  The air is filled with the aroma of sugary sweetness.  There are the sounds of children laughing and fountain drinks being blended.  A Sweet Shoppe is a happy place with happy people.

The moment I walk into one of these sweet shops I am swept away.  The glass cases are filled with all things chocolatey, creamy, colorful, chewy, crunchy and sweet!  There is the aroma of fresh brewed coffee.  The air is cool and refreshing like Ice Cream!  Each treat is carefully displayed to catch your eye and welcome you into candy heaven!

Sweet Shoppes and bakeries are one of the few places I do not mind waiting my turn.  I enjoy the wait. I take time to look around the beautiful displays and packages.  I enjoy the aromas.  I enjoy observing other people as they experience the candy shop or bakery.   I enjoy being in such a happy place! 

But I have to admit that my favorite part of the entire experience is when it is finally my turn to make my selections.  I know what I like!  There is no indecision on my part! I enjoy watching as each of my choices are wrapped in a piece of special pastry tissue and placed in a special box.  There is usually a pot of fresh brewed coffee or something cold from the soda fountain to accompany my sweet selections.  And of course there is the moment when I arrive home with my sweet treats.  I open the carefully packed box and gaze at my sugary sweet, creamy crunchy, yumminess!

Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, there isn’t a sweet shoppe within miles of my house.  I have a couple of favorites, La Kings Confectionery and Crave, both are about an hour from my home. 

However, we can not allow the Holidays to pass us by without a visit to the candy counter.  Christmas and Candy go hand in hand!  So I have created our very own mini version of a candy counter.  We have soft peppermints and white chocolate covered pretzels.  We have white M&M’s and yogourt raisins.  We have dark chocolate hershey kisses and peppermint bar!  There is a pot of coffee close by and soda’s in the fridge depending on your prefrence.  All to be enjoyed by family and friends and of course ME!  Merry Christmas  and Happy Holidays!

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