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Valentines Day~Farm Style… (another Hidden Treasure)

I love DearFarmerHusband and he loves me, really. However, with moving back on the farm, both of us elbow deep in work, sometimes we don’t always get to celebrate holidays in the traditional manner! Let’s take for instance, Valentines Day,  most probably spending the evening in lovely restaurant surrounded by the atmosphere of romance. Us, not so much. DearFarmerHusband worked late and I spent the evening working on the Etsy shop and processing reservations for the upcoming weekend.  We opted to wait to the weekend and go out to breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast spots and Hocking Hills Hidden Treasure, the Village Cafe in nearby Laurelville!

This time, we both decided to go the omelet route. I chose the cheese omelet and added grilled mushrooms, extra cheddar and ham. DearFarmerHusband opted for the Philly Cheese Steak omelet, as pictured below:

Village Cafe Omlet for Blog

Yes, it is just as huge and tasty as it appears! You really gotta check this place out!!

Sometimes life just gets in the way of doing things the “right way”. Holidays don’t always get celebrated on the day the calendar tells us to, projects get put off, you do the things you need to-instead of the things you want to! Keep this in mind, if you need to make up a lost holiday, remake a special occasion-we are here for you.  Coming in for a birthday and you want a cake and decorations waiting, let us know. Want to celebrate Valentines Day in April, let us know. The only time you and yours can get together for Christmas is in July and you’d love to have a tree to gather around-LET US KNOW!! We know firsthand of life’s challenges and if we can be on your team (even for a little while) as your tackle those challenges-let us know, we’d love to! Check us out and give us an email or a call to start recovering your favorite lost holiday or just make a special occasion even more special!

Hocking Hills Hidden Treasure…Part 2

Well, back at the end of March, I posted the first Hocking Hills Hidden Treasure and promised to post one every couple of weeks. (Now that was a looonnng couple of weeks, wasn’t it?) Supporting small local businesses through these posts is still something I really believe in and am anxious to get back to.

With that in mind, I dragged invited my good friend Sharon out this Saturday to Zaleski.  We were able to make it to 2 of the 3 small shops there and had a great time! The first stop on our way was the Zaleski Candle Works, at 107 Commercial Sq., in Zaleski. Check it out below:

Zaleski Candle Works, Zaleski, Ohio

They were having a Christmas open house, which they said they would try to have every weekend until Christmas. You will find here candles in all sorts of wild and cool fragrances, including Zaleski State Forest, Monkey Farts and Moonville Tunnel. I got a jelly jar size of Moonville Tunnel, which has a spicy patchouli scent-very nice! These size candles are only $6 each, and every size is just as economical. Don’t worry, she has all the normal scents too, including Carrot Cake which I bought for DearFarmerHusband (since I don’t bake much anymore, that’s as close as we’re gonna get for a while!)

Also, outside was a fire over which bean soup was being cooked-very, very tasty. We also came across a super sweet lady with a table full of super sweet fudge. I got a bag of pumpkin fudge and I can honestly say it was the best fudge I have ever had!! Here is their contact information, in case you are interested: Cain’s Creations, Athens, Ohio 740.593.8029. I’m not kidding, the best fudge I’ve ever, ever had!

The second stop was at Zaleski Creations, at 121 Oak St., Zaleski. This was such a sweet little shop just packed to the gills with such cool things at great prices. I bought this soap dispenser for the bathroom at the Cottage. Isn’t it cute?

Here is a picture of the inside of the shop:

Here is a picture of their sign, to help you find it:

Here is contact information for both shops:

Zaleski Candle Works: 107 Commercial Square, Zaleski, Ohio~ 740.596.7054~zaleskicandleworks@yahoo.com

Zaleski Creations: 121 Oak St., ZaleskiOhio~740.596.5659~www.zaleskicreations.com~facebook.com/pattybooth14~patty_booth@yahoo.com

And, let’s not forget the fudge lady: Cain’s Creations, 9322 Hooper Rd., Athens, Ohio~740.593.8029

Hopefully, I will be able to drag, I mean, invite my good friend along again to check out the 3rd shop!

So, come on down and join us for some cool local Holiday Shopping! We have great availability and would love to have you! We could even put together a complete shopping day for you including contact information and directions!