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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Christmas in July,

Hi all, sorry I missed you all last week. My schedule got a bit crazy and then I had Blogger issues. I blogged and Blogger didn't! Simply was no time to redo, so here I am, phew!

Midnight tonite, Christmas in July Shop Hop begins and will run through July 26 at Make Mine Pink. Now, people, we have had this discussion before. Get in there and register, find those bags, you can do it!!! I really, really, really want someone I know to win a prize this time. Limber up those fingers, the more bags you find the bigger the prize you are eligible to win. While searching for shopping bags check out all the wonderful boutiques. You know them all and how beautiful everything is. Ready? WUH, WUH, WUH--START CLICKING!

Christmas in July continues through the end of the month at Nashville Boutiques and Victorian Heart Shoppes. Stopping by at the Victorian Heart Shoppes and entering the $100 gift certificate drawing will be fun! Lots of great boutique and shoppes to browse through at both locations.
Here is a peek of this week's project-

As some of you know, Chloe and I were involved in a terrible glitter accident. It has been suggested I change Chloe's name to Sparkle. It was a fun project until the glitter and glue got the better of me!
One other tiny little catastrophe this week. While playing with my essential oils I knocked a bottle over. You have no idea how powerful these oils are until you get an overload! My word, the dining room still smells of clary sage! These old wood floors of mine just soaked that right up! As I am working on my studies at Aromahead Institute, I should be paying a bit more attention to the safety chapter, I guess. If you want to learn about essential oils and their uses and why they work in the first place, this is the place to go. I am finding that by looking at the class of an oil I am beginning to know what it is going to be good for. Love when you find that key to unlock a mystery.
With all the rains we have had, the plants (and weeds) have taken off like the rain forest. The weeds are winning at this point. UhOh! After a few dry days I have gotten arm fulls of plant material in and drying. Now if the weather will just cooperate so everything doesn't mold, it should be good. Lots of pesto in freezer (and in our tummies if you must know), think we may have some tomatoes this week. Here's a recipe for a really simple but delicious pasta salad -
Millie's (my sister-in-law) Bow Tie Pasta Salad
1-1pound box of bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
In a separate bowl, mix:
2 cloves minced fresh garlic
2 or 3 chopped tomatoes (can use canned if fresh not available)
6-10 leaves fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Add this mixture to pasta. Serve room temp or cold.
Have a wonderful week all. Don't forget to find those shopping bags,


Anonymous said...

Oh no, I can only imagine how strong that scent must have been. Hope that it is dissapating. Would have loved to see Chloe all sparkly.


Susan said...

That is an exciting week for sure...the Christmas in July mindset brought the hottest days of the summer...finally had to turn the AC on...I just cannot jump the seasons...we are in the middle of beach days here!!!!

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

How cute, Chloe all full of sparkles! My kitty is sitting behind my keyboard taking a nap!

I bet your house smells like heaven with all those oils! How often do you have to refresh your potpourri with the oil?

Carolee Crafts said...

I have spilt rose oil before and know how it can linger for weeks/months.
So good to hear you are enjoying your course and hope the drying goes well.
Have a good week Pat.

Susie said...

Hi Pat! Your blog looks fantastic! I'm excited about CIJ too. Now, I don't know which is worse, essential oil all over or glitter on Chloe! That's what happens when your creativity takes off like a whiz. Have fun with it!
Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

Brandie said...

Christmas in July is so much fun! I love Christmas anytime though;) Have fun sweetie!

Kim Di Maggio said...

Oh, my goodness! Sounds like you and I don't need to be together in a craft room...you sound just like me! Can you imagine the mess that there would be?!


kath@retromantic antiques said...

Boy you have been busy! I loved hearing about the glitter incident. The pasta recipe sounds great. I will try it once we get fresh tomatoes. k

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Wishing you lots and lots of sales this week Pat. With so much Christmas in July going on all we need is snow! hee,hee,hee
bunny hugs,

James said...

Pat., You made me remember a time a million years ago when I had a basement apartment. At smelled so musty and dank. I had a bottle of true orange essential oil. A little here and a little everywhere... soon it smelled like an orange grove in bloom. It made all the difference. I love it there. Hugs, Tedi

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Pat. Thank for visiting my blog and all your sweet comments. Poor Chloe, you should see all the glitter little Leo gets into. I find glitter prints on my kitchen floor. lol

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Patricia, I am delighted you found my blog and hope if you have time will visit often. Working with all those oils must be fun and creating too is fun. My summer, as usual is just flying by. I am trying to make things for the holidays but it's hard to do in the summertime. See you soon.xo Lynn