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Monday, October 12, 2009


It is official, autumn has arrived in the Hudson Valley! I believe this was our first hard frost. The dogs went charging out the door this morning, as they usually do, and proceeded to slide across the deck. They turned around to take a look at me, as if to say, what the heck did you do? The sun was out bright and early and everything was sparkling, so beautiful! Must remember to keep my jacket by the back door though. Way too cold to be out there without a jacket!

There is a new event making its debut at Make Mine Pink, the Pink Twilight Sale. This will be a fast sale every third Saturday of the month from 6PM until Midnight only. There will be deeply discounted items offered from many of the boutiques.
The first Pink Twilight Sale will be October 17,2009. Come on over and visit, we just love company!
We have arrived at the time of year when we will be in closed up homes and offices for extended periods of time. To keep your house and/or office smelling sweet, and perhaps even healthier, you have to go no farther than your spice cupboard! It is suggested that some of these oils will kill household germs that cause the colds and flu that haunt us in the winter! So try keeping a simmer going (your crockpot is a great way to do this). Some great things to try are cloves, cinnamon, sage, lemon, rosemary, savory and thyme. You don't need all of them, just a few or all if you prefer, will give you the germ killing effect! You can also use essential oils for this but make sure you are only using therapeutic grade essential oils, not fragrance oils! A great source (not the only one, but I trust this one completely) for therapeutic grade oils is Aromatics International. What a pleasant way to stay healthy!
Have a wonderful week, stay warm and stay healthy,


lisa said...


No frost here, thank goodness! I like the cold but can do without the ice. Snow... well that is a different story.

Enjoy your day.


Carolee Crafts said...

Snap we had a frost as well, your dogs are funny Barney is the same always my fault nothing to do with the weather!

I always have essential oils burning, they make me feel more uplifted. You are obviously enjoying the aromatherapy and hope it goes well for you.

gail said...

Well, its not Brrrrrr here, but I am thrilled. Its in the 80's for the highs. I love that the brutal heat is gone. I hope your are having a great week! Good things are to come for sure. Thanks for the advice for a healthier home.
(()) gail

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Hello Pat...it was cold in Virginia also..but no frost. I love the Hudson Valley in the fall. Have you walked the old railroad bridge crossing in Poughkeepsie yet?

Marie said...

Hi Pat,
Thanks for the great tip[ on staying healthy.

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Pat, we actually had a cloudy day here in the upper 60's. That's fall for us and it was great! I hope you stay warm and have a great week.

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

It's brrrrrrr here too! I love having candles and essential oils going...mom always used cloves for toothaches...stay warm!!

Unknown said...

Hi Pat!

Defnitely no frost here in West Palm! lol That would be great though. I admit that I love snow. Love all the pictures and thanks so much for the health tip. Wish I could send you some of our sunshine. We need some cooler weather. Can't wait.
Have a great week pinkie!

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