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Sunday, July 5, 2009

That Yellow Thing In The Sky Is The Sun

After the rainiest June on record, we have had two days of sun. It is just gorgeous outside! The blue skies, fluffy white clouds, temps in the 70's and the most gorgeous breeze have really improved my mood! Amazing how all that rain and gray can pull me down, not good.
Well, it is one very busy month here at Patricia Rose. Christmas in July is in full swing at Nashville Boutiques

and Victorian Heart Shoppes.

The Christmas in July Shop Hop at Make Mine Pink will kick off on July 20th. We have barely had a whisper of summer and I'm thinking about Christmas, geesh! Crazy business this retail! I have started a Christmas Shoppe on the website, http://www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com/shopping/the_christmas_shoppe/page_1.aspx, so go take a peek. Christmas items will be on sale for the month of July and these special events only. Then back to regular price.
This coming week's Pink Friday is The Summer Porch and Garden. At least it finally feels and looks like summer up here. I have started making Porch Pockets to help you get through the dog days of summer -
These are so handy to tuck your necessities in (let's face it, there are no pockets in bikinis!). Large enough to hold your phone, a book, a bottle of water, a bottle of sun screen and hang it on the arm of your chair or a hook on the porch railing.
You could also fill this with our all natural insect repelling potpourri to keep the pesky bugs at bay while you relax.
You can find these on the website as well.
I have had such an enjoyable week with my studying at http://www.aromahead.com/. This has been such a great thing to have embarked on. I can hardly wait to show you my first salves and ointments. I will be starting that this week, I am so excited. This course just takes everything and makes it so understandable but so thorough. I know I sound like a broken record, but if you have considered studying aromatherapy this is the place to go. Take a look and let me know what you think. If you should decide to take one of their courses, tell them I sent you!
Well, I think that is all the news for this week. Hope everyone is enjoying some of this gorgeous weather we have been blessed with.
Please leave a comment if you visit, I just love hearing from you. And just a little mini poll, if you don't mind. What fragrances would you like to see introduced at Patricia Rose? There may be a little sumpin', sumpin' for those who respond - just saying.
Have a terrific week,


Anonymous said...

Do you have something to combat gnats or "no-see-ums"!!! The monsoon season has multiplied their numbers by a gazillion!!!


Nancy said...

I saw your Porch Pockets on Friday and they are adorable! Especially since they are durable enough to throw in the wash! Have a great week Sweet one, you always come up with the most useful products!
Huggs, Nancy

Anonymous said...

Love the porch pockets, so darn cute and perfect for hiding all that stuff that accumulates on the porch and steps.

Glad all is going well with the aromatheraphy classes.


gail said...

Hi Pat,, I love your Porch Pocket. Too cute. I am glad you have had some sun. I would love to see some clouds. They are such a treat here. Isnt it funny, one mans pain in the patoot is anothers paradise. lol I am glad amatherapy classes are going so well.
I love rose scents, but my favorites are citrus smelling, especially oragne, tangerine and pineapple :)
Have a great week.. (()) gail

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Those are darn cute, Pat! I hear ya with the Christmas in July...seems crazy to see the craft stores in full Christmas regalia!

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Pat,
Glad you finally got some nice weather, I’m already sick of the sun and heat, we are frying here on the west coast. The Porch Pocket is adorable, I’m sure it will do very well for you. My favorite fragrances is good old lavender….Have a great week!
;0) Helene

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Pat,

Love your porch pockets and I think it's so great you are still studying! All the best! Have a great week!

Pei Li

Susie said...

Hi Pat! Yes, indeed that was the sun that appeared the last two days! Amen! Your porch pockets are cute! Let's see...I love anything lavender and also citrus.
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Marie said...

Hi Pat,
As a fellow New Yorker, I had to laugh at your headline. Your porch pockets are adorable.

Carolee Crafts said...

Pat you are sounding so inspired by your course and I know you will do well.

Sorry about the rain, we now have rain which has cooled the temperatures down to a more reasonably figure but I know that incessant rain can be depressing.

Love the porch pockets a wonderful idea.

Carolyn Kocman said...

that is a beautiful porch pocket. just love it, pat. good to see how much you are branching out these days...woohoo!!! you go, girl! hope everyone visits the Christmas in July sales and does some serious shopping.

personally i love cinnamon based scents. for summer a nice fresh linen scent is great or a yummy lemon or orange.

the odd sparrow

Unknown said...

I love the idea of porch pockets! They will be perfect to carry cell phones, then I wouldn't loose mine in the garden. ha ha!

As far scents go, I've always been partial to lavendar.

Maison de Petite - dollhouse miniatures with a French twist said...

Cute porch pockets, Pat!
Keep on studying! We're relying on you to keep us "in the know".

My personal favorite is a spicy cinnamon/clove type sent - followed closely behind by lavendar.


Shabby Shan said...

Your Porch Pockets are so cute! I'm so glad you are enjoying the aromatherapy classes. Good luck with your Christmas in July sales! My favorite scent is vanilla.


Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Pat I"m loving the porch pocket. Too darn cute! I'm with you, I can't believe we are thinking about Christmas already! Yikes!
Glad you studies are going well.
Hugs to you my friend,

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Heyyy SweetiePie ! I guess I am the odd one here, I looove honeysuckle.


Kath' said...

I love your porch pocket. I have been enjoying them since I saw one on mayday. I love the smell of Lemon, chocolate and coconut... Thanks Kath'