Thursday, August 28, 2008
I put up two of the favorite things of mine that I make. Herbal Bath Bags which are so wonderful to use in the bath to relax. The fragrance is just this side of heaven. Not the prettiest thing I make, but it sure is an indulgence!
The other item I put up is an herbal Hot Pad to protect your table from being marked by hot serving dishes or pans. They have an herbal (actually, spice) packet that releases its fragrance when the warmth of the serving dishes permeates the pad. It too smells YUMMY!
We have been having so many cool nights lately, I can hardly believe it is still August. This is an awfully strange summer. Hope this doesn't mean it's going to be a harsh and early winter. But, what I was going to tell you is that with these cool nights, those of us in a rural environment and a suburban environment have to be aware that those rascally rodents are going to start looking for a place to winter over. Remember, mice really hate the scent of peppermint. So sprinkle some peppermint leaves or peppermint essential oil where these little demons like to nest.
And, speaking of rascally rodents, don't mulch your plants for winter until we've had a good freeze. Mice and chipmunks and moles find that all your lovely mulch is an ideal place to nest and almost invariably will damage your beautiful perennials and roses. So the moral of this story, don't mulch too early!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Oops! The cat's out of the bag.
Here is the staff of Patricia Rose. They are also very happy they should no longer have to run for cover when the website it being maintained!
CHLOE, Head Seamstress
BUSTER, Head of Security
TIPPER, Head of Pest Control
DORIAN THE GREY, Head of Shipping (Air Mail, his specialty)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
1. I am currently looking to sell my house and move to, hopefully, southern New Jersey (watch out, Susan, new neighbors).
2. I am a voracious reader, at least one book per week, for pleasure. That doesn't count educational material, inspirational material and computer reading.
3. I love doing crossword puzzles and sudoku
4. My grandfather was a well known jewelry designer for VanClef and Arpels and designed pieces for Queen Elizabeth and Jackie O (when she was Jackie Kennedy).
5. My favorite color is green
6. My favorite movie is 'On Golden Pond'.
7. My favorite book is '...and Ladies of the Club' by Helen Hooven Santmyer
So, those are my seven little nuggets! Sooooo, to those who now get tagged, let's learn about our new ladies--
Lynn of House and Garden Boutique
Michele of the Shabby Castle
and then how about those who I haven't seen get tagged--
So let's see what we learn here!
Monday, August 4, 2008
I haven't told her yet that she cannot go to the Retreat with me in September so she has been very busy at work on her pink T-shirt for the Pink Tee-Shirt Contest. The poor baby is going to be so disappointed. Meanwhile, here is her Show and Tell:
Chloe wants to know if you think the ruffled lace will make her butt look big?
In the meantime, she has been feverishly searching the internet for some pink puppy sneakers, why did we ever teach her to surf the net? I have to chase her off the sewing machine now, I have some work to do.
Friday, August 1, 2008
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