Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Oh My Gosh ~ hurry over to check out this awesome giveaway (valued at over $200.00). Need to get organized? Then you definitely need to go check out this giveaway !
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
You definitely want to get in on this one !! Super awesome prizes being given away ~ hurry on over & enter to win !!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Part of the BLOGGY CARNIVAL list of giveaways. Hurry & enter them all. Just click on the Bloggy Carnival photo above!
This is the AWESOME Electric Candle that Misty has agreed to give one of my lucky blog readers ! It comes with a tin plate, pip berry garland & bulb. And, guess what ~ the winner can choose ANY scent & color they want !! Yep, like I said ~ MADE FRESH !!
Canning Jar Candles
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Left to Right ~ Cinnabun Tart from Luxspa that smells awesome !! Pine scented Bath Salts from Divine Serenity Salts. I didn't think I was going to like this one at first ~ pine isn't really my thing, but I opened the bag & was pleasantly surprised ! This sample really smells Great !! And the last one is from ME ~ I don't review my own samples ~ lol. So I'll just tell you that it's a Honey Orange Sugar & Shea Lip Scrub.
Peanut Butter Blossom Melt from Blue Rose Candles. I was VERY tempted to put this on a plate on the table & see who would be the first to try & eat it ~ lmao. I resisted the urge & put it in my warmer instead !
Vegan Coffee Bar Soap from Anitas Crafty Creations. I love that this soap has coffee grounds in it for an exfoliant ! Next is a nice size Gel Tart from Oregon Candle Gels in Oregon Campfire scent. I LOVE that someone has finally made a gel tart !! Nice scent too !
And last but Definitely NOT least is this absolutely beautiful Valentine's Day card from Memories by Olenka. Let me just say, this is one talented lady !! I will absolutely be heading to her website for all my card giving needs !!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Timestamp: 2009-01-19 01:41:31 UTC
So, the winner of the door prize is : nanja
Heading of to notify the winner now !!
Oh Yeah ~ BTW ~THE EAGLES SUCK !
No reply from the first winner drawn so I chose another # ~ Here it is
Here are your random numbers:58
Timestamp: 2009-01-21 23:44:51 UTC
So the NEW WINNER of the door prize is :
LARA ..... Hope I win
Going to notify her now ~ hopefully she claims her prize !!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
~What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day? A nice quiet dinner at home with my hubby (no kids allowed)
~In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like? Just another day ~ hubby is not very big on Valentines Day !
~If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? Definitely Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
~If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? Ummm.... Hello, why would I want to get out?????
I loved the new blog header I won sooo much ~ so I asked Jenn to create matching Business cards, etc. In a matter of like an hour ~ I had them !! She opened an etsy shop today so go check it out !! Just click on the picture of all my new goodies !! THANKS SOOOOO MUCH JENN !!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Click on the cupcake button on my side bar to go to the giveaway & enter for your chance to win !!
Colorado Catnip Toys www.Coloradocatniptoys.etsy.com
Nuturing Beauty www.naturallynuturingbeauty.com
Passion Moon Potions www.PassionMoonPotions.etsy.com
My Two Sunshines www.MyTwoSunshines.com
M D Candles www.M-dcandles.com
Willow Lake Scents www.willowlakescents.etsy.com
Magick Moon Soap Wurks www.magicmoonsoapworks.com
Strawberry Fields Candles www.strawberryfieldscandles.com
Tree Of Life Creations www.treeoflifecreations.moonfruit.com
Dazzle Dott www.dazzledott.etsy.com
The Muddy Moose www.themuddymoose.etsy.com
Southern Charm Soap Co. www.southerncharmsoapso.etsy.com
Gassner Custom Soaps www.gassnercustomsoaps.com
Deborahs Candle magick www.DeborahsCandleMagick.etsy.com
Oregon Candle Gels www.oregoncandlegels.com
Sweet Ambs www.SweetAmbs.etsy.com
K & T Creations www.kandtcreations.com
Laura Lees Tasty Treats www.LauraLeesTastyTreats.etsy.com
Anita Crafty Creations www.AnitaCraftyCreations.etsy.com
Creative Scentsations www.creativescentsations.net
Angel Made Scents www.angelmadescents.com
Baked by the Lake www.Bakedbythelake.etsy.com
Nemesis Productions www.NemesisProductions.etsy.com
Scentimentally You www.scentimentallyyou.com
One Scrappy Chic www.onescrappychic.etsy.com
Ugly Duckling Designs www.theuglyducklingdesigns.com
Stauners Coffee www.StaunersCoffee.etsy.com
Natural Goodies www.naturalgoodies.net
BlueRose Candles www.bluerosecandles.com
Spa Desires www.SpaDesires.etsy.com
Anam Cara www.kieben.com/anamcara
Sweet Texas Scents www.sweettexasscents.com
Soy Massage Oil Candles www.soymassageoilcandles.com
Memories By Olenka www.memoriesbyolenka.com
Lucky Dog Treat Company www.luckydogtreatcompany.etsy.com
WOW ~ that's one hell of a lineup this month ~ I can't wait to get my box !!
Monday, January 12, 2009
This is "My Princess" on her 80th Birthday (10/4/08)
Anyone that actually "knows" me knows that "my princess" was my nickname for my wonderful grandmother. I moved her from NY to PA in June of 2007. She was 78 at the time & was unable to care for herself anymore. Early signs of dementia were rearing their ugly heads & I begged her to come live with me. She finally broke down & aggreed & I high-tailed it to NY to pack her up & move her here before she had a chance to change her mind. My grandfather had been in a nursing home for several years at that point & there was no way I would be able to care for him at home, so I was making arrangements to transfer him to a nursing home in PA. On June 16th of 2007 my grandmother & I (along with my uncle & my kids) made the 6 hour drive from NY to my house. When my husband & I bought our home it came with a seperate smaller house on the property & this is where my grandmother would live. She wanted to have her own place & that was ok with me since I was right next door & could check on her several times a day. I never realized the process & all the paperwork that goes in to transferring a patient in a nursing home from one state to another & a month later we were still no closer to getting my grandfather here with us. I kept in touch with the administrator of the nursing home in NY & on the 24th of July she called to tell me that my grandfather was not doing well. The morning (very early) of the 25th ~ I once again packed up my grandmother & headed back to NY (picked my mother up along the way). We spent 7 hours with my grandfather ~ thanking him for everything, recalling fond memories, etc, etc. I'm sure the nurses all thought I was a bit looney when I climbed into bed with my "Poppy" & held him in my arms for the last hour of his life, but I knew it was what he would have done if the shoe had been on the other foot (I've worked in Nursing for 18 years & never saw anyone climb into the bed with their loved one). I guess this is a good place to tell you that I was raised by my grandparents & they were my world. So, funeral in NY ~ had my grandfather brought back to PA , another funeral here... in February of 2008 I called 911 for my grandmother (I thought she had taken a stroke). She spent 20 days in the hospital ~ no stroke on admittance , but her coratid artery on the left was 98% blocked! Surgery on March 5th (my mothers birthday) ~ she had a stroke on the operating table & after fighting with hospital staff that I could provide MUCH better care for her at home I was finally able to take her home on the 16th of March. My husband (although he sometimes drives me crazy) is an amazing man ! I basically had to move out of my house & into my grandmothers because she now required 24 hour care. Our days were NOT easy & I struggled with the fact that she no longer knew who I was most days. On one of her "good" days we came up with a code, so that even if she couldn't remember my name she would know that she was loved by me & that she was somewhere safe. When she would get that far away look in her eyes, I would hug her & call her "My Princess" & she would say "thank-you for loving me, whoever you are". "My Princess" was our code & it worked until the day she died. My Princess went to be with her Prince (aka my grandfather) on November 13th 2008 (& yes ~ I climbed into bed with her & held her in my arms) & I miss her like crazy ! Tomorrow will be 2 months & I've been thinking of her all day, so I thought I would share a little bit of "our story" with all of you. Somehow, I feel better now ~ not great, but better...
Sunday, January 11, 2009