Holiday Gift Guide

Make holiday shopping easy this year with our Farminista Gift Guide!

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The Prairie People Mug is a great gift for any prairie born coffee lover in your life. Perfect for your holiday coffee with Baileys! We love to send these to our friends who have moved out of province, as a little reminder that they will always be Prairie People at heart. This mug is enamel, but it looks just like the classic tin camping cup we all know and love.

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One good thing about the winter season here is that we get to wear the coziest, comfiest clothes for about half the year! Everyone knows to never leave the house without the proper layers- and with scarves we can still show off our personality and sense of style.

We have so many amazing scarves to choose from- classic style, blanket style, cape style- like this patterned one here from Jackson Rowe.

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We ordered so many amazing candles for the holiday season! These Canadian made candles by Coal and Canary are a hand-poured soy and vegetable wax blend- they smell incredible, with warm notes like pumpkin spice, chai, and apple cider. We even have an amazing gift set of 5 different mini scents for when you just can’t choose!

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We also have an assortment of more outdoorsy/rustic smelling scents by Paddywax. They come in these awesome speckled camping mugs- so when your candle is all burned down, you can keep on enjoying sipping cider out of these cups!

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These super soft Blonde and Brunette sweaters are hard to keep in stock, so we keep reordering- these sell fast, so don’t wait! We also have cute Brunette and Blonde mugs that make great gifts (no sizing necessary)!

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These large, round Tofino towels make a great gift for the outdoor enthusiast with style- they are perfect for the park, beach, pool, or even as a decor piece in your home!

Shop the gift guide here!

Sweet Living Co.

With Christmas time slowly starting to inch closer, we ask the age old question of what to give to whom. We have some amazing products in store and online at Farminista that are perfect for anyone on your Christmas list. Foraging

Something we are super excited about carrying this holiday are our products from Sweet Living Company. The best part about these products is that they are all made in Canada, as well as are all handmade and are all natural!

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These products can make perfect gifts and stocking suffers!

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The Tinted Lip Balm is made from  raw organic Cocoa & Shea Butters, local Seaberry oil and Beeswax. It leaves a subtle tint of red, giving you a natural flush on the lips. The absolute best part of this lip balm is that its super hydrating and smells like chocolate and peppermint- yum!

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The Frankincense Beauty Balm can be used to fade scars, eliminate sun spots and reduce wrinkles.

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The Rosehip and Frankincense Elixir firms and brightens your skin while reducing the appearance of dark spots and scars. Restores and protects sun-damaged skin. Not only that, but it hydrates, tones and detoxifies your skin while in the process! This elixir is perfect for all skin types making it an easy gift!

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October at Tonic and Farminista

With October slowly starting to fade out, and the transition into November begins (the month that I believe is socially acceptable to start playing Christmas music).

This month at Tonic has been a great one, seeing all the new fall fashions come in and seeing the joy and excitement for the most scenic month of the year makes me want to latch onto this month to ensure it doesn’t simmer away too fast.

I’ve gathered a few of my all-time favorites of this month to show you.

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First, I want to talk to you guys about our jacket obsession. If you live anywhere in the prairies, you know jackets are a must.

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Make an impression with your last layer!

The Jenny Wool Jacket makes it easy for you to do that.

Check out some of our other jackets!

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This is a classic twist on any cardigan, and easily has been our best seller this season. It perfectly fits on any body type, and gives you a bit of extra length in the back so you can wear it with leggings!

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Here is a quick link to check it out online:

http://www.farminista.com/products/gisellegrandcardigan

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We wouldn’t be Farminista if we didn’t include any of our head turning dresses. This dress is the definition of fall.

http://www.farminista.com/products/forrestshortdress

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And finally- we are excited to be starting our very own line! Right now, we only have coffee mugs. But, we are working very hard to release more Prairie People goodies! Show off your prairie pride!

 

Baking Season- Snickerdoodle

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IMG_6892 IMG_6890The first few snowflakes of this season have started to fall so that means its time to start baking!

These cookies smell amazing and just melt in your mouth.

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Snicker Doodles
1 cup soft margarine (butter is better)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar

Mix together margarine 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla, flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Form into balls. if the dough is too soft, refrigerate for a while. Roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture and press down with a cup. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees F. These cookies taste better if they are slightly under baked.

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Melt-Your-Heart Muffins

From our kitchen to yours!

 

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Melt-Your-Heart Blueberry Oat Muffins

1 Cup Robin Hood oats

1 Cup buttermilk or sour milk

1 Cup flour

1 Teaspoon baking powder

1/2 Teaspoon baking soda

1/2 Teaspoon salt

3/4 Cup lightly packed brown sugar

1 egg, beaten

1/4 Cup melted butter or margarine

1 Cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed and well drained    *Or sub Saskatoon Berries for regular blueberries!

Combine oats and buttermilk in a small bowl. Let stand. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and brown sugar. Stir well to blend. Add egg and melted butter to oat mixture. Mix well. Add oat mixture all at once to dry ingredients. Stir just until all ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in blueberries. Fill well-greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-22 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

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Farminista`s Motivational Morning Muffins!

Every morning I wake up and want to treat myself to a somewhat healthy, nutritious, but also a scrumptious type of breakfast. I either find myself at a cross road between: Oatmeal Crisp Vanilla Almond, a bowl of fruit over Greek Yogurt, Ancient Grains toast with honey, or caving completely and indulging in homemade waffles and cinnamon sauce! Those grandma’s know how to pass down a legacy in the kitchen!

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But then again, so does Google! ( http://bit.ly/1I8w1gT ) I have made these most tasty muffins on a few occasions to fix my morning hunger craving. While still keeping peace of mind that I’m feeding my body something balanced.

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It’s the perfect spectrum for taste buds. Some subtle cinnamon, the hint of crunch, juicy and moist, the slight sweetness of coconut and ideally the right amount of apple! For myself, I add natural coconut sugar in replacement of white sugar. I’m not much of a sweet tooth, but I do love a good coconut flavor! There are a few staple ingredients that I add to almost everything: cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and sometimes nutmeg. For these muffins I added in the ginger and nutmeg myself, and a little more vanilla than called for!

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Morning Glory Muffins

Happy Muffin Making – And feel good about what you eat to start your day!