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Fall Foliage :: Once Maine's best-kept secret...

Posted by S. on 10/17/2012
Fall was once Maine’s best-kept secret. No longer!
 
 
Visitors have discovered our lively harvest festivals, sparkling clear weather, and of course, Mother Nature’s brilliant display. Against a backdrop of rocky coastline and mountain pines, Maine’s vivid maples and oaks set the scene for hiking, biking, paddling and golf. Fall brings food and wine celebrations, agricultural fairs, and music festivals. Colorful farmers’ markets and produce stands beckon. Apple orchards invite you to “pick your own.” Birders spot migrating hawks, warblers and shorebirds. And there’s more: Fall is peak season for Maine lobster, too.
http://www.mainetourism.com
 
 
 
Bring the vivacious colors of the falling leaves to your door or walls this Thanksgiving season.  New for 2012 is this Fall Foliage Twig Wreath:
 
Fall Foliage 22” Twig Wreath
 
ornamented with brightly colored orange and red leaves, natural pinecones and a dazzling orange 4 loop bow…This is the perfect addition to anyone’s fall decorating scheme.  This is also, the perfect hostess gift to take to your holiday parties.

Candy Corn :: Design Tip

Posted by S. on 10/15/2012
 

For those of us over the age of 25, when you think of Halloween candy you think of candy corn, those sugary little spikes of Halloween cheer. They've been around for as long as I remember and even as long as my grandparents remember but did you know that they were invented in the 1880's? Who the first person to make these tasty treats was is unknown but the Wunderle Candy Company of Philadelphia was the first to go into commercial production. However, the company most closely associated with this wonderful confection is the Goelitz Confectionery Company. Founder Gustav Goelitz, a German immigrant, began commercial production of the treat in 1898 in Cincinnati and is today the oldest manufacturer of the Halloween icon.

 
Not just for eating:
 
fall decorating ideas
 
 

We are Farming for Balsam

Posted by S. on 10/10/2012
Hi All,
 
We are so excited to share with you our Balsam Farm.  For the past 11 years we have been cultivating our land to grow balsam. Now we are proud to announce that we grow all our own blasam right here in Maine.
 

Apple Fritters :: Try It

Posted by S. on 10/8/2012
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I love apple fritters!

I made a batch late yesterday. Evidently, I felt my life had somehow been missing petite fried nuggets of cinnamon-flavored batter stuffed with flavorful apple chunks and covered with a dusting of powdered sugar.

These are delicious, and my life is now complete. They can be served as a warm, yummy breakfast treat or as a scrumptious dessert with vanilla ice cream. (Did I just say that?) The easy route is to dust them with powdered sugar, but I love dunking them in a light, sweet, doughnut glaze, too.

Either way, these are guaranteed to make you smile.


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Fall Foliage :: Captured on Our Wreath

Posted by S. on 10/3/2012
{Design Tip :: Fall Foliage}
 
Bring the vivacious colors of the falling leaves to your door or walls this Thanksgiving season.  New for 2012 is this Fall Foliage Balsam Wreath, ornamented with brightly colored orange and red leaves, natural pinecones and a dazzling orange 4 loop bow…These fall colors really pop off the vibrant green lush, Maine Balsam. 
 
 
This is the perfect addition to anyone’s fall decorating scheme.  This is also, the perfect hostess gift to take to your holiday parties.

 

Create It :: Pom-Pom Pumpkin Patch

Posted by S. on 10/1/2012
These cute little guys are ripe for the pickin'! Make this cute little pumpkin patch to celebrate the coming of fall. This also makes a fabulous Halloween craft idea.
 
 

Tom and Tilly Turkey :: Craft It

Posted by S. on 9/26/2012
Autumn is here and it is time to pull out the scissors, paint and glue for some crafting fun. As the days get cooler we have more time to "create" with our kids!
 
We have lots of Turkeys "gobbling" around on our brush land. So to celebrate we are going to make our own Tom and Tilly Turkey.
 
 

Red, White & Blue makes GREEN

Posted by S. on 9/24/2012

Survey Shows Made in USA Matters*

Guest Post by:
Back in July, the USA Olympic team hit a bump in the road when the news broke that their all-American athletic wear had been made in China. Considering the patriotic nature of the games, it’s not surprising that folks were upset but how do they feel about the origin of everyday items?
 

Apple Harvest

Posted by S. on 9/19/2012
The Inspiration:
It is apple season here in Maine and I am loving this new wreath it celebrates the deliciousness of the season.  Inspired by the cooler nights and the smell of fall in the air we created this crisp wreath to help bring a bit of the Maine outdoors to you.
 
Design Tip:
Decorate your home for fall with this elegant Apple Harvest Balsam Wreath.  This wreath is beautifully decorated with apples, berry sprays and natural wheat grass…What a beautiful way to decorate your dining room for Thanksgiving dinner.  This is also, the perfect hostess gift to take to your holiday parties.

Hike for our Heroes :: Right in Our Town

Posted by S. on 9/17/2012
An Update from Hike for our Heroes :: they are Right in our Neighborhood Hiking
 
 
Photo: Sundays are a day of rest and recovery for us. We have walked 106 miles on our 2400 mile journey so far. On our walk yesterday to Ellsworth, Maine we were again reminded of why we are doing this walk. Our continued thanks go out to ALL who have served our country.

Please visit our website at www.activeheroes.org/hike to find out more about our journey or to make an online donation.
Sundays are a day of rest and recovery for us. We have walked 106 miles on our 2400 mile journey so far. On our walk yesterday to Ellsworth, Maine we were again reminded of why we are doing this walk. Our continued thanks go out to ALL who have served our country.

 

Photo: We are making real good progress today thanks to everyones wishes of help and support ! We are getting closer to Milbridge and a chance to stop and eat and refuel our bodies for the additional miles left to walk to day.

Please SHARE this with all of your facebook friends so we get more people to help us help military families in need !

www.activeheroes.org/hike



Please visit our website at www.activeheroes.org/hike to find out more about our journey or to make an online donation.

WAA :: Raffle

Posted by S. on 9/10/2012
Just in time for fall, Wreaths Across America is running a Wreath Raffle.
Wreath Sponsors will have a chance to win 100 wreaths for the cemetery of your choice to be delivered in time for the ceremony on Dec. 15th, National Wreaths Across America Day. Sponsors will have one chance for each Raffle Wreath that is sponsored.
 
The raffle ends on September 30, 2012 and the winner will be announced on October 1, 2012

In My Kitchen :: Blueberries & Zucchini

Posted by S. on 8/29/2012
Blueberry Zucchini Bread Recipe

Ingredients ( I use all organic unless specified)

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups Honey
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 cups flour (I use half white and half whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 4 mini-loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar. Fold in the zucchini. Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer to the prepared mini-loaf pans.
  3. Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

Great Idea for Fund-raising Activities and More

Posted by S. on 8/27/2012
 
Great Idea for Fund-raising and more...
The new balsam-filled prayer pillows made by Worcester Wreath Co. can be used in many ways. Naturally, they are a wonderful gift to let someone know you are thinking of them. But the pillows can also be sold for fund-raisers, used as table gifts for weddings and make a nice group gift.

Fragrant Balsam Prayer Pillows :: Linked to Biblical Balm

Posted by S. on 8/21/2012
It's hard to imagine a more appropriate filling ingredient for small prayer pillows than balsam. There are several references in the Bible to balsam or balm, a resinous substance valued in ancient Greece and Rome valued as both perfume and medicine. The Latin word for the resin was balsamum, related to the Greek balsamon and the Hebrew basam, "spice." The Arabic word basham means "balsam, spice, perfume."
 
 

Balsam-filled prayer pillow a gift that shows you care

Posted by S. on 8/10/2012

Prayer pillows suitable for many occasions

It may sound a little corny, but it's true that prayer is a perfect way to show someone you care. Worcester Wreath Co. has designed it's balsam-scented prayer pillows to be an easy way to show others that they are in your thoughts. The pillows are filled with fragrant balsam, which has a calming effect and has been used in aromatherapy for years.

Relaxing scent of balsam resulted in new prayer pillow

Posted by S. on 8/1/2012

Fragrant substitute for a card

Karen Worcester of Worcester Wreath Co. talks about the prayer and inspiration behind the company's new prayer pillows. A time of family strife resulted in Worcester Wreath Co.'s new hand-sized prayer pillows filled with fragrant Maine balsam. Karen Worcester, wife of company owner Morrell Worcester, said the idea for the prayer pillow occurred to her after their youngest son, Corey, was seriously injured in a car accident. At the end of long days in the hospital, Karen would return to her car and cry into a balsam pillow she keeps in the car. The balsam scent, used for many years in aromatherapy, helped her to relax and focus.

Balsam Pillows Turn Into Prayer Pillows

Posted by S. on 7/25/2012
"A great way to keep in touch with nature and God."

Your Wreath Will Last

Posted by S. on 7/18/2012
Karen Worcester of Worcester Wreath Co. talks about how to keep your Christmas wreath fresh and make it last well into the new year. Balsam firs are hardy trees -- they have to be to thrive in the cold, Maine winters. But once the branches are cut and shaped into your Christmas wreath, garland or a table-top tree, the products require some tender loving care to stay fresh through the holiday season.

Maine wreath company offers balsam prayer pillows

Posted by S. on 7/11/2012
Worcester Wreath Co. of Maine is now offering scented, hand-sized prayer pillows to let loved ones know you're thinking about them.

{Try it Tuesday} Mother's Day Craft

Posted by S. on 5/1/2012
Keychain for Mom
 
 
 

Keychain for Mom

This pretty keychain will tell mom just how much you love her! With pretty colored beads and a personal message, your mom will cherish this gift.

Film Friday: How to Bake the Perfect Bundt Cake

Posted by S. on 3/23/2012
How to Bake the Perfect Bundt Cake!  Want to bake up something yummie...Check this out and your cake will turn out tasty.
Here is the first of a few instructional clips:

Worcester Wreath uses just branch tips

Posted by S. on 3/21/2012
"At Worcester Wreath, we only harvest balsam branch tips, thus preserving the tree and allowing it to produce more balsam branches in a few years."
 
When Worcester Wreath Co. prepares for its busy wreath-making season, it doesn't cut down a single balsam tree.

 

The company is one of the few in the world that grows its own balsam for wreaths and other products.
 
When the company gets orders for wreaths and other gifts made of balsam, it harvests branch tips about 12 to 16 inches long.

 

Make it Monday: Suprise-Inside

Posted by S. on 3/19/2012
Check out this Fun Easter Craft!!!
 
 

Dealing directly with Worcester Wreath saves you money

Posted by S. on 3/14/2012
"Our wreaths have been sold through some of the nation's most reputable vendors. Now you can get the best possible price and quality by dealing directly with Worcester Wreath Co."

We've made wreaths and sold them through  vendors for many years, but we want our customers and fans to know they can order direct from Worcester Wreath, too.

When you order direct from us, all of our 39 years of experience in the balsam business is put to work just for you. You'll get the freshest balsam products and the best possible savings on our wreaths and other balsam gifts. You'll know that we've inspected each order and that we guarantee the quality of your order.

 
 


 Fall Foliage :: Once Maine's best-kept secret...
 Candy Corn :: Design Tip
 We are Farming for Balsam
 Apple Fritters :: Try It
 Fall Foliage :: Captured on Our Wreath
 Create It :: Pom-Pom Pumpkin Patch
 Tom and Tilly Turkey :: Craft It
 Red, White & Blue makes GREEN
 Apple Harvest
 Hike for our Heroes :: Right in Our Town

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