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Scones and Sensibility Gift Pack

31 May, 2010 by in scones and sensibility 8 comments

Saturday we kicked off our ARC tour of the book “Scones and Sensibility” by Lindsay Eland and it’s first stop is Greece! To celebrate we are giving away a gift pack of yummy homemade scones and raspberry jam from Etsy seller Indelisa.

Stylish. Delicious!

This gift pack comes with a batch of freshly made cream scones (6-8, depending on how they are cut), a Fancy half-pint of delectable Raspberry Jam, as pictured in the listing, and your personalized note card.

All orders that include baked goods are made the same day they are shipped and will be sent flat-rate priority, so everything arrives fresh in 2-3 days.

Thank you! Couture Jam is made with fresh, organic fruit either picked by us or sourced from local farms because we think great fruit makes the greatest tasting jams!

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Book Review-Scones and Sensibility

22 May, 2010 by in scones and sensibility 2 comments

published December 22nd 2009
by EgmontUSA
details Hardcover, 256 pages
Grade 5–7
isbn 1606840258
4 stars

Synopsis from Goodreads…”Polly Madassa is convinced she was born for a more romantic time. A time when Elizabeth Bennet and Anne of Green Gables walked along the moors and beaches of the beautiful land, a time where a distinguished gentleman called upon a lady of quality and true love was born in the locked eyes of two young lovers.

But alas, she was not.

This, however, does not stop our young heroine from finding romance wherever she can conjure it up. So while Polly is burdened with a summer job of delivering baked goods from her parents bakery (how quaint!) to the people in her small beach town, she finds a way to force…um…encourage romance to blossom. She is determined to bring lovers, young and old, together…whether they want to be or not.”

I am a huge Jane Austen junkie who could spend hours watching the old Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy) so this book was right up my ally. The main matchmaker is 12 year old little sister and faithful friend, Polly. Let me tell you she is a piece of work. She will only speak in “Austen”esque vernacular befitting of a fine English young lady. Polly spends her summer delivering baked goods on bicycle to her parent’s bakery customers while keeping her eye out for perfect matches for three of her friends in desperate need of her help.

Needless to say her plans go incredibly awry, yet Polly simply will not give up her pre– mediated fairy tale ending. I found myself relating to Polly as the hopeless and dramatic romantic pre-teen who sees the world through rose colored glasses. Readers will laugh at all the quirky things Polly does and says as well as the messes she gets into. Scones and Sensibility is a super read for middle grades and moms alike! I gave it four stars and let me say this…don’t read it while hungry, there’s lots of talk of bakery goodies 🙂

Send us an email if you would like to read Scones and Sensibility as a part of our ARC tour.

Scones and Sensibility Jewelry Giveaway

22 May, 2010 by in etsy, scones and sensibility 34 comments

Today’s’ ETSY giveaway goes along with the book “Scones and Sensibility” by Lindsay Eland and is sponsored by shop owner Jeyam5…”I always loved any kind of art! Since I was little I always loved drawings and painting, when I grew up I began working with the computer and in the last 5 years I had a great success with graphic and web design and photo manipulations. 2 years ago I discovered a new passion: sewing! I sew clothes, dresses, corsets, bags and dolls. Last year I started working with my own fingers with the polymer clay.. This passion is still going on…

This is a great mix good enough to be tasted at every hour of the day!
And now you have them in all their cuteness with 0 calories!
Nice huh?

The Starfish (I changed the brand.. But you know what I mean 😉 ..) Strawberry Cream Frappuccino comes with a realistic whipped cream and strawberry syrup on top.

The realistic raspberry scone comes with a realistic texture, raspberry on both sides with syrup and a white icing on top.

Are you hungry? Yes, me too! 😛 They are complete with details and everybody will love them on your ears! Here’s a challenge for you: Try not to eat them! 😀

– The complete earrings are long about 4/5 cm – 1.6/2 in. (from the ear’s hole to the miniature’s bottom).

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