Friday, June 29, 2007

Only a few days left

Remember the giveaway for this necklace?
Guess what.....
I have decided to extend the deadline for entry until July 5th.
So in case you missed the first post, you still have a chance. Just sign up for my mailing list.
I will draw the lucky winner's name from my mailing list subscribers on the 5th and announce the winner!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I can't smell the passion bark, mommy.....

I have always had a great interest in essential oils and I have used a wide variety of pure and blended oils, but none (that I can remember) have effected me the way Cassia Bark did the first time I smelled it. I was immediately addicted, I couldn't get enough of that smell.
I searched for a bottle of my own, but couldn't find it locally, so my sister so kindly gave me her bottle.
The smell is a woodsy cinnamon scent. It is very strong and is said to energize the body (I take as much energy as I can get these days), it also can stabilize the mind and encourage the spirit. I put some on a cotton ball and put it in my vaccuum today. I was busily vaccuuming the house when all of the kids came running into the room asking, "What's that smell mommy? What's that smell?" I told them Cassia Bark. Then later this evening, my 3 year old came into the room proclaiming, "I can't smell the Passion Bark, Mommy!"
It has become a family favorite and really does revitalize me when I'm feeling a little blue.

Monday, June 25, 2007

My iPod Today

On the heels of my last post, I started thinking about the music on my iPod. I haven't shared a whole lot about me as a person on my blog yet, so it was a little hard to determine the music I listen to.

The music one listens to really says a lot about the person or knowing about the person a little really helps determine the type of music they might choose.

Now that Ameila has guessed what's on my iPod, I thought I would share some of the other stuff on it with you.

A little Johnny Cash for my nostalgic side
Social Distortion for the get up and move
Little bit of Trace and Kenny when I'm feelin' a little country

Jack Johnson and John Mayer And I gotta have TheCure

And when I'm feeling bluesy, I just love Joe Bonamassa
Oh, don't let me forget my favorite solo guitarist Robert Linton

So I guess there's a lot about me if you like reading into the music of a person:)

As for other news, I told you my birthday was looming. We spent the weekend out without the kids. This is the first weekend I have spent without ANY of the kids in a very long time. We usually take the two youngest with us always. Can I say woohooty hoot whoooo without sounding too excited;)

I love my kids, but wow, it's nice to sit there after a nice dinner and just chat and to see a movie in the theatre? That is something we rarely ever get to do. So what did we choose to see?? Fantasic Four of course, hee hee.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

My blogging withdrawls

I hadn't realized how much I have missed blogging until I started yesterday again. After my blog entry, I kept thinking of the many things I would love to share with you. Is this blogging thing and addiction for me or an obsession? I found myself thinking about it in the night even. I'm sure by now you think I am a wierdo, but really, I go through my day looking at things as if they are bloggable and not bloggable. You would be amazed at how many things I think about blogging, but because of my current mommy status, I rarely find the time to blog. You are in my thoughts though.

I am also feeling like another giveaway. Maybe it's my 30th birthday looming over my head that has brought me to this state of being, but I want to give away something today!

So all you have to do is tell me "What's on my iPod today?"

The first person to tell me one correct answer will win this cute little pillow.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

So much to say, so little time....

Gosh with the kids out of school, I have little time to hang out with you guys. I'm sorry for leaving the last post so long. Hey at least it was a happy one, hee hee:)

We spent Father's Day weekend, I spent the entire weekend on a camping trip with my family. It was so much fun to watch the kids enjoying the creek, dirt, and roasting marshmallows!
We ate very well and played the entire time. No technology to disrupt the family bonding.
One of my favorite meals of the weekend was bbq ribs, so I thought I would share the recipe.

Mouth Watering Ribs
Boneless pork ribs (as many as you need to feed your group)
1 12oz. can of Coke
1 bottle of Famous Daves Sweet and Zesty barbeque sauce

In a saucepan or slowcooker, place ribs, can of coke, and half of the bbq sauce. Cook for 1 hour on medium.
Then before the ribs get too soft, remove them from the juices and place them on the bbq grill. Cover them with the remaining bbq sauce and grill until no pink remains. Serve immediatly with a little of that Famous Daves bbq sauce for dipping!

Now I'm getting hugry:)

I also listed this 6 piece set with Persnickety for the Camden Market launch.

You have to go and check out the great listings over there.

And remember the post about a giveaway? For all of my loyal mailing list subscribers, I am giving away one of my favorite necklaces.

That's right, on June 30th I will draw one winning name from my mailing list to win this very unique necklace. So if you're not already a member, then come on and join us.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Laugh Therapy

Laughing is so good for the soul. I try to laugh often, but some days. Well, I'm sure you know. Some days it's a little harder to laugh.

I have this little angel in my life though that won't let a day pass without invoking an uncontrollable laugh from me. She is the first of my children that will laugh on command and it is so cute and innocent that I can't keep a straight face.

What may have started out with me simply saying "laugh honey" always ends in both (or everyone in the room) laughing until tears roll as she throws her head back and cackles with her contagious innocense and theraputic outlook on life.

These are the moments in life to really enjoy!

Monday, June 04, 2007

All wrapped up

I had so much to get caught up on this weekend, it seems like Finish it Friday blended right into Mend it Monday.
I was successful though. I finished two pillows, which I plan to give away on my blog:) I finished one of the two quilts I had started. Two large stack of mending finished. Some of it I had put off for so long, my family didn't even remember they had it. My sweet husband had no idea he had even purchased a pair of pants that he had asked me to alter.

It has been so invigorating to clear some things off of my plate. Now I have room for new fresh ideas, not to mention more room for more fabric!

I also promised more jewels and I have been busy taking more pictures!

This one is for the little girls. It is fully adjustable. $7.00

This one is for mom or dad, also fully adjustable.


This one is also $9.00 and of course, free shipping on all of these!
And they also qualify for the Grand Opening buy 3 get the 4th FREE. Mix and match even!