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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weddings and Slippers and Apples and Cleaning (???)

It has been busy, busy, busy around here lately. On the family front, we have an engagement! My son, Marc, has asked his best girl, Alissa, to marry him and she has accepted! We are looking at a July 2010 wedding. Romance and excitement shall reign over the next 10 months, for sure! When I knew he was going to ask, I got a hold of my friend, Tedi, at The Petite Book Store to make up one of her amazing treasures. Alissa is a big reader and loves books so a treasure from Tedi seemed like the perfect gift. Take a look at this presentation,
It included two books on planning a wedding, a wedding guest book and a Stampington magazine! Alissa loved it!
We have some ancient apple trees here on the property and they have been amazingly prolific this year. I have been drying apples like crazy for the Apple Harvest Potpourri, made several batches of apple butter, yum, and a couple rather outstanding pies, if I do say so myself. Here are some trays of the drying apples (the house smells heavenly).
And then there is the Pink Slipper Project. Made the slippers I pledged and will have them winging their way to Virginia this week. The One Seam Rag Slipper is fun to work with, the most time is spent on cutting it out! I think they come out adorable and am sure our recipients will love their toasty toes!
And then, the last thing I wanted to share with you is this wonderful recipe for an all-purpose cleaning spray from my friend, Andrea Butje, at Aromahead and Aromatics International. I gave it a try this week and think this will be my new cleaner. It smells great and works like a charm!
"Andrea's Cleaner"
16 ounces of water
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
40 drops white pine essential oil
40 drops lemon essential oil
20 drops grapefruit essential oil
40 drops Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil
Mix all in a spray bottle and use as you would any all-purpose cleaner. Spray and wipe!
This is all I have to share this week. Have a wonderful safe week and will see you all next Sunday night.


gail said...

Hi Pat,, The treasury from Tedi was sooo beautiful. I know the bride to be must have loved that! You sure are in apple mode! The cleaner sounds pretty cool. I may have to try something like that! I hope you have a great week and dont work too hard. Enjoy making your potporri! hugs, gail

Unknown said...

Pat., I'm so pleased to hear that she liked her "treasure"! Thank you for your kind words. A wedding is always so exciting!

I wish I had apple trees. Instead I have squirrel condos! Possums, fox, beavers, bunnies, woodchucks, etc. It's like wild kingdom. But no fruit :-(

Fabulous cleaning recipe too.
Hugs, Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Carolee Crafts said...

I can just smell those apples and now you have tempted me with the pies and butter, not had breakfast yet and now hungry.

I think the book gift parcel was beautiful and something the bride to be can treasure for a long time, must admit I would not want to open such a prettily wrapped gift.

Good Luck apple drying. hugs Caroline

Kimberly said...

Hi Pat,
Congratulations on the upcoming wedding! My daughter is getting married in 5 days!! So exciting! So have fun with all the planning. The gift to her was wonderful, what a beautiful presentation! And I'm sure it smells so good with all those apples. Ah, the smell of apples in the fall! Makes me want to bake an apple pie!

Susie said...

Hi Pat! You are a busy, busy Pinkie! I loved Tedi's presentation for your gift for you FDIL, fabulous. And the apples drying all over. It must smell soooo good! Great show and tell.
Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

SoCal Helene said...

Pat, you are such a busy girl and you have 10 hectic but fun months ahead of you!! Love Tedi's stack of book it looks fabulous and so does the drying apples and the Pink Slippers all lined up!!
;0) Helene

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Wonderful news on the engagement Pat! I'm excited for your family!
You have been busy with the slippers. I recognize much of that fabric. hee,hee,hee.
bunny hugs,

Shari Replogle said...

Your slippers are so pretty, and look so nice and cozy! I am thinking about the home grown apple potpourri as well, on this rainy fall day.
Thanks for visiting me .

Small Business Marketing said...

...what wonderful news!!! I LOVE engagements....all the excitement! CONGRATS to the happy couple. =]

Deb said...

Hi Pat....wow, you packed a lot into one blog post! First of all, congratulations to your son and his fiance....the gift you ordered from Tedi was so nice and Tedi does such a wonderful job of presentation. I could almost smell those apples drying on the rack....and I know your potpourri will be heavenly. Your slippers are so pretty and the recipients will be very happy to have them I'm sure. And last of all, thanks for posting the recipe for your friend's cleaner...I love anything non-chemical. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Janet @ bigjobsboard said...

Cute! I love the sleepers. I love pink colors. Your amazing person.