Respect-trust-love

What our life’s depend on? I hear you money-lie-hate. The real life is like that sure I’m not blind.Really hard to find this values nowadays and even if you be loyal they don’t like it because you are not cheating, hating, greedy they will judge you why you are different? While everyone the same. You will feel lonely in a crowd but don’t give up keep what matters most to you even all the rest of the world gone crazy. Or maybe only you will be only the crazy. Keep respect- trust- love even no one deserve it but you deserve yours.

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New.Love-Dimension-Change

Passing away of loved one. Starting new life? Maybe I don’t really like to use passed away. changing sides. changing worlds. changing bodies. Will be much in place just right.

What is real. beautiful. important. worth? health.wealth.success. death? End or beginning? What you mean when you live? or living without a mean? Only when you are sick  you remember? Only when you are needy remember? Only when no one remember you, you remember? The death when alive? or the death and the end or the new fresh start? Can not tell enough how sad. how hard. how bad. how you feel. only you know and if you believe God too. When you know it is time to say good bye and leave loved ones behind, connected more than ever stronger than anytime.

When only real and new change. life. age. body. soul………dimension. Change starts.

Still asking why we are still here? maybe not enough. not completed. still waiting for New life. love. dimension .change.

Special Valentines Semla

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A traditional Swedish recipe using little creativity could make difference like using different shaped cutters making them special for Valentines day or any day to share with loved ones of course if you live them organic shaped as they are it wont make them less delicious and bunny 🙂 so it's up to you to add more creativity or leave them as they are the goal is to make delicious dessert in most Enjoyable way!

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For 18 semla rolls
• 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
• 3 dl milk
• 50 g fresh yeast
• 1 dl granulated sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 150g soft butter
• 1 egg
• 11-12 dl flour special

 For Filling
• 400 g almond paste
• A dash of milk
• 8 dl whipped cream
• Egg for brushing
• Powdered sugar

 If you like to make homemade almond paste (1/2 kg)
• 250 g almonds
• 2 1/2 dl granulated sugar
1. crush and scale almonds .
2. Mix the almonds until smooth in household blender.
3. Add the powdered sugar OCH Blend for 5-7 minutes checkouts It Becomes smooth paste.

Semla
1. Crush cardamom seeds and heat the milk until you can hold your finger in, 37 degrees.
2. Crumble the yeast into a bowl and dissolve with milk, granulated sugar, salt, butter and eggs.
3. Add the flour a little at a time and work together to form a smooth dough .
4. Allow to rise the dough in a bowl covered with a cloth until doubled in size in 45-60 minutes.
5. Turn out dough onto a floured surface.
6. Divide the dough into 18 pieces and shape them into round buns.
7. Place the buns on baking trays with baking paper with the seam facing down.
1948. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
9. Allow to rise under a cloth for 45-60 minutes .
10. Brush the buns with beaten egg and bake them in the oven for 6-7 minutes . Allow to cool .
20311. Cut off the tops of the buns and scoop out the guts 
.20512. Stir the guts with grated almond paste and a dash of milk until creamy.
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13. Fill semla buns with marzipan, pipe the cream over and put the lid on. Dust with icing sugar.

You can make it more more exciting and modern way by adding sliced strawberries or other delicious healthy berries it's all up to you bring up your imagination and what you like best if it's chocolate for you try using chocolate chips or chocolate cream why not to try mix and match through your taste.  

LaBote 2015 – Studio Community

Art is a gift that keeps giving to your heart and soul. We are looking forward to an artful year in 2015.

Here is a look at new works and some of our favorites from our studio community. It’s a pleasure and privilege to work with other artists.

Last night Dan showcased his new pitcher. Freshly glazed and waxed, we adored the intricate handle details. He threw the stoneware pitcher and then hand built the handle to look like a woven grape wines. Wow is all we got! can’t wait to see final look.
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Colleen has a way with symmetry and a wide range of works. From large forms to small ones like these jaw dropping porcelain Christmas ornaments…
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We are all about peace, so we were cranking out some peace for our holiday gifting.. perfect on a wall as a daily reminder. We are spreading it one sign at a time!! Here are two examples:

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There is a whole lot more… Follow us on Instagram for stories, videos and more.

Take a peek at our shop LaBote on Etsy.

Drop us a private line for purchase questions:
surprisesaffron@gmail.com

New.Year.Words. Lessons. Life

These are the words that I love a lot saying what I can’t say sometimes when I confused or sad or mad or even happy  they teach me something that I didn’t think before THANKS a LOT for putting all the letters and words in this beautiful meanings.

I just would like to share them with anyone who finds something from itself.

Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you.

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

Be curious not judgmental.

Do small things with great LOVE.

Remember happiness is way of travel not a destination.

In life it’s not where you go it’s who you travel with.

Your children become who you are, so be who you want them to be.

Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.

Drop jealousy and envy, for they make you ugly, be loving be accepting and most of all be happy just the way you are.

Success doesn’t just come and find you you have to go out and get it.

If God shuts a door, stop bang on it! Trust that what ever is behind it is not meant for you.

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to SMILE.

EGO take the E off and let it GO!

Life is far too short. To be sad. To be mad. To hold regret. To look back. To be depressed. To be unkind. Do the reverse of all these counted.

Be crazy. Be stupid. Be silly. Be weird. Be whatever. Because life is too short to be anything but HAPPY.

Maybe I’m crazy but all the best people are.

Think HAPPY Be HAPPY.

Have LESS. Do MORE. Be MORE.

Wherever you are be all there.

When the devil keeps on asking you to look at your past. There must be something good in the future that the devil doesn’t want to you to see.

I don’t want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself.

Still time to change the road you are on.

I’ll choose HONESTY over Perfection every single time.

When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you but a lot about them.

Live in the MOMENT.

The cure for anything is salt water SWEAT TEARS or the SEA.

Forget what it hurt you but never forget what it taught you.

No one ever get tired of loving. They got tired of waiting, assuming, hearing lies, saying sorry, and hurting.

When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food they call me communist.

Always trust your first gut instincts. If you genuinely feel in your heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is.

Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.

Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.

Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.

Honesty is an expensive gift; don’t expect it from cheap people.

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.

LIVE LOVE like there is no tomorrow.

Respect your self enough to walk away from anyone or anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.

Don’t hate what you don’t understand.

Different is beautiful.

A great relationship is about two things first find similarities second respect the differences.

I don’t like standard beauty there is no beauty without strangeness.

Old ways won’t open new doors.

Cultivate the habit of being grateful.

Being happy doesn’t mean that every thing is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

I’m thankful to all those said no to me. it’s because of them I did it myself.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

No reason to stay is a good reason to go.

You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.

The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think.

Be with those who help your being.

Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out.

Don’t find fault find a remedy anybody can complain.

Never respond to rudeness. When people are rude to you, they reveal who they are, not who you are don’t take it personally be silent.

Before you react think.

Before you spend, earn.

Before you criticize, wait.

Before you pray, forgive.

Before you quit, try.

Many times we have to just stop and ask ourselves sincerely do I really happy on the way of life that I’m on? Or should I change my way my life and how? Or maybe you just  have to learn something new.

Hope coming near to the end of this year our worries, disappointments bad experiences and all sort of that we call bad or negative was in our life just to change us to be better person and to make us able to see the life with different perspectives to enlighten our minds and hearts to see what was missing from our lifes.

Holiday Gifting Edition

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We decided to share with you some of our favorite Holiday Gifting ideas. This is usually a wonderful time of the year but also possibly the most stressful – as many try to shop for gifts and worry about giving/not giving.

Giving starts with true care and knowing the people you are giving to. Some of the best things we received were not material gifts at all. Last year, one of the best gifts I received was a lavender eye pillow made by my good friend using lavender from her garden and stitching the pillow herself.

With a few ideas we hope to reduce your stress and make this a great year of giving:

1. Hosting a dinner or potluck
What can be more cozy and fun – we are social creatures. Giving from your time and opening your home to your friends is a great gift in itself.

2. Hand Made
Never gets old to make some of the gifts you are giving. In the process of it, you will even figure out who you care enough to handmade something for or not. We made ceramic owls this year for our nearest and dearest ones; some as desk ornaments an some hanging. See a few examples here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaBote

3. Care Baskets
This a new one for us. This year we are making care baskets filled with easy goodies to give for friends in need. Here are some of the items: gas card, crackers, cheese, fruits, home made cookies,… give practical things that will help them stretch their budget.

For more ideas, we have compiled some of our favorite sites:

For the Artist
Give a gift certificate to a local art studio.

art supplies:
http://www.dickblick.com/

prints and other:
http://fab.com

For the Foodie
Give a gift certificate for a local cooking class.

http://fab.com

http://chefscatalog.com

For the Humanitarian
First, if you can, give to legitimate charities in your city.

Second, do global good, give to legitimate charities that help humanity globally.

For the Fashion Lover

http://fab.com

http://shopbop.com/ci/4/lp/holiday-gift-guide.html

For the Person who has Everything
Surprise them and give them a hug!

Quality always wins over quantity, both for gifts and friends. Giving is not about giving a lot of stuff, it’s in giving meaningfully.
Happy giving!

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