Mad Like Alyce

South Dakota Peach Festival

Every year, the Fruit Club hosts the Peach Festival in Sioux Falls to benefit the Special Olympics in South Dakota. While peaches are not commonly grown in SD, they ship up truckloads of peaches fresh from Georgia orchards… so fresh you can almost taste the sun.

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One of the staples of the festival is the peach cobbler topped with homemade peach ice cream… to die for!

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It was a perfect summer day, and I broke out my “new”  gingham dress. My mom actually bought this around the time I was born and I am hoping to make some alterations to make it a little more modern.

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Peaches for me

I’m looking forward to trying out some of the new salsas and mustards that I found as well, and you can bet there will be some peach recipes coming soon. It was just $8 to fill a bag full of fresh peaches, and I doubt they will make it through the week.

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Vendors

Of course, with any event you will have vendors that attend to peddle their wares. There were actually a few this year that I really loved! (Note: this post was not sponsored and all opinions are shared of my own free will. Support small business!)

Scratch Pad

First was ThinkScratchPad.com who makes adorable t-shirts, many of which are tailored to South Dakota or Sioux Falls specifically. They even made a “Peach on Earth” T-shirt specifically for the event!

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JD Silversmiths

I just loved what they did with this coin jewelry. It goes beyond just taking coins and cutting/bending them into rings… they craft unique jewelry while preserving and enhancing elements of the original coins. What a coincidence that the first ring I picked up just happened to be my birth year (minus 100 years)! Everything they did, from rings to necklaces to money clips were beautifully crafted.

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These handcrafted soaps were fun to look at, and the owners are passionate about using only organic products. Most importantly, I can tell they were having fun with what they were doing.

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I especially liked the vibrancy of the soap bars and how they were intentionally given texture.

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Overall, it was a fun outing on a perfect summer day.. and has inspired a few new recipe ideas… coming soon!

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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Super excited that my family is NOT doing gifts this year! We are all just bringing a side dish, dessert, and a board game for some quality family time. What are you doing for Christmas? #thegrinchwhostolechristmas #whoville #grinch #grinchchristmas #christmasmovies #grinchmas
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  • "I'm gunna throw up... and then I'm going to DIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!"
Probably my favorite line in the entire movie, so much so that it has stuck with me for years. This is often how my anxiety feels like, and I think of this line from the Grinch often when I'm struggling, even at the height of summer! So, the Grinch is a bit near and dear to my heart, and no one will ever take Jim Carrey's place in my heart, even if if it does grow three sizes. #grinch #thegrinchthatstolechristmas #christmas #grinchmakeup
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Im really pleased with how this turned out! I know it's no super glamorous but creating actual injuries and skin conditions is a great challenge. I'll spare you the reference material, but it was fun trying to re-create the blistering, as gross as that sounds. Stay warm my friends! #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #winterwonderland #sfxmakeup #sfxmua
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This look inspired by a 3 hour drive in a blizzard last weekend. It actually wasn't too bad, mostly just excruciatingly slow, but living in SD, I know how dangerous it can be going off the road in bad conditions. #frostbite #SFX #sfxmakeup #brrrrrr #sfxwound

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