International Women’s Day Series: Christy’s Passion

As we approach International Women’s Day I have taken time to reflect on my life journey.   I am so blessed to do what I love.

Christy's Gourmet Gifts Family Picture - Christy's Passion to Business

10 years ago I turned my passion into a business.  It started as a spark, and quickly grew to an unstoppable flame.  I never knew I was an entrepreneur, but as my business grew so too did my passion and drive to build something from nothing.  Everyday that little voice in my head would tell me “keep going, you can make this better, keep creating and believe in yourself”.  Now joined by my husband Bernie and my Mother Diane I am so proud of what we have achieved together.

I have always believed that to be truly happy you must find passion in your life’s work.  I love bringing joy to others and for me there is no better way to do that than to share a sweet treat.  I believe we have all been given gifts and everyone has something they love to do.   Are you lucky enough to do what you love?

Enjoy this video by Maika Bauerle, believe in yourself and be happy!

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Christy Visits Las Vegas

Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas NevadaFirst day in Vegas we arrived early. Headed out to Grand Canyon and found our first chocolate shop. Okay so its not “Vegas style”, but I loved the vintage sign. Chocolate in the desert? Mmm…. Interesting concept. Have to wonder what kind of chocolate doesn’t melt in this heat??????

Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Las Vegas - Chocolate Factory
Yesterday was a very exciting and busy day filled with chocolate adventures. We started our day at the Ethel M chocolate shop. They have a fantastic pecan brittle that we watched them make. Then we enjoyed some Mexican hot chocolate with chili and cinnamon. Next stop Vosges Haut Chocolat. Vosges was beautiful and carried many exotic flavours. Bernie tried the “bacon bar”. I enjoyed the more traditional exotic caramels. Next stop Jean Phillipe patisserie! Great day in Vegas!
Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Christy Visits Las Vegas
Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Christy visits Las Vegas
Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Christy visits Las Vegas - Bacon Chocolate Bar
Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Christy visits Las Vegas
Wow, what a site at the Jean Philippe Patisserie in Las Vegas! A beautiful chocolate fountain that mixed milk, white and dark chocolate. Other gourmet treats included designer cakes, truffles, nut brittles and nougat. Bernie and I enjoyed the most wonderful coffee and of course a treat. I couldn’t resist the vanilla nougat with almonds and pistachios. Delicious!
Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Christy visits Las VegasChristy's Gourmet Gifts - Christy visits Las Vegas

Canada Day – Canada Marshmallow Fruit Wands Recipe

 Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Canada Day Marshmallow Fruit Wands Recipe Card
Happy Canada Day! Hope you are all enjoying the Sweet Life!We have a recipe we want to share that is a healthy, easy and affordable treat you can make with the whole family to show your patriotic pride for our great country! We are so lucky to live in such a great, free country. Our delicious Canada Marshmallow Fruit Wands (pictured above) are sure to be a hit!
Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Eh! Canada Day CookieAlso, make sure you check us out on Pinterest, for more recipes, decoration ideas and fun family ideas for the holiday. want to know, how are you celebrating this beautiful long weekend? Let us know what recipes or fun things you did this long weekend to celebrate in the comments!
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Christy's Gourmet Gifts - Canada Day Marshmallow Fruit Wands Recipe Card