Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ready or not!

Whether you feel more like this 

Or like this
Courtesy of here

The time draws nigh!

Stop in for last minute gifts and our unique brand of cheer and remember . . . 

Shop local, secondhand & handmade

this year!  You'll be glad you did

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Local lovin'

There is still time to enter
Count down to the drawing!  We have multitudes of entries and we can hardly wait.  We still want to hear your local shopportunity experiences.  Leave a comment (November 26th through December 22nd) about how you shopped local, second hand and handmade this season and be entered to win a $100 gift card for abode.   

How you can win:
1.  Shop at abode - 1 entry for each time you make a purchase

2.  Leave a comment on this post about 1 local, 2nd hand or handmade experience (1 entry)

3.  Email us at with a picture and story about your local, 2nd hand or handmade experience (2 entries) - we'll blog about you!

4.  Grab the Local Lizard button for your blog and make a blog entry about shopping local, 2nd hand or handmade and email us the link to your entry (1 entry)

I know we had fun and we hope you did

too shopping local, secondhand and 

hand made this year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

When the dog bites, when the bee stings

Here is what I plan to do tonight

Recipe from here



4 cups of dark or milk chocolate (I used Lindt couverture chocolate, but any nice chocolate will work!)
1 cup of pretzel bits, crushed into pieces (I used my hands to crush them like a female wrestler)
1/4 cup (or more, to taste) of toffee bits (I used Hershey's Skor bits, which I believe is called Heath, in America)

Make it!

1. Melt the chocolate until smooth and beautiful.
2. Pour onto parchment papered large baking sheet. Spread with spatula to even it out on pan.
3. Sprinkle pretzels and toffee bits all over it!
4. Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes until set, or in the fridge for 1 hour.
5. Remove from freezer and chop with a knife or break up into pieces with clean hands!

Note: Keep pieces refrigerated until serving time. If giving as a gift, make sure to let the giftee know to keep the bark in the fridge!

Giving these to the neighbors (if there's any left) - shhhh don't tell!

Give local, secondhand & handmade

this year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Please have snow and mistletoe and presents on the tree

Presenting the best idea of the season!  This lovely lady searches far and wide to find that perfect container to pack treats and gifts for shipping.  She snapped up two vintage hat boxes, now if I could only find a way to sneak on her Christmas list . . .

Shop local, secondhand & handmade

this year!