Friday, December 17, 2010

Travel Log 12-17: All I Want For Yuletime Is...

...not to have to get 2 root canals today.
    But my dentist insists. Something about decay and making the pain go away. Personally I think it is all a ruse and they are all sadomasochist animals. But then that just may be my phobia talking.
    Ahem. On to the more important business of the day- announcing the winner of my Yuletime Giveaway!

Drumroll please......(duhduhduhduhduh).....And the winner is........Robin Larkspur of Wiccan Writes!

Shoot me an email with your contact info and I'll get it shipped out!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Travel Log 12-16: Thursday's Cool Site of The Week

Thursday's Cool Site of The Week!

    I spend so much time surfing the web I think I have a massive Cyber Sunburn by now so I figured sharing some of the cool stuff I find with you guys would be fun! (that and I think my husband is getting a little tired of the "honey come look at this cool stuff that you don't know what it is and it's going to take me an hour to explain it to you" right when he gets home)
     Anyone else who wants to try this go right ahead I would love to see what you guys find out there in Cyber Space.

This week I felt I should spotlight a site that I actually use a lot. I get a lot of ideas and information from this one, and I hope you do too! The site is Candle and Soap Making Techniques from the people over at Peak candle supplies.
     There are project how to's, general information on both soap and candle making, as well as info on how to set up your own craft website and how information on how to get the best and most economical equipment.
     All the how to's are well put together and step by step with pictures (cause trust me, I need them!) and while they do have a supply site where they sell candle and soap making products they don't push their own products down your throat (which I thoroughly appreciate). There are a lot of fun projects and goodies on there so I hope you enjoy!

Also it's the last day to enter my giveaway! You can enter HERE!

Travel Log 12-15: Things That Make Me Cry...

    Now I usually won't admit this, but I am slightly sentimental (ok I am a sap...). There are certain things that will always make me choke up and swear that there are large grains of sand in my eyes.
     Surprisingly enough one of those things is How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the animated one, not the Jim Carey one). I even know the Whoville Christmas song. I just can't help it. Despite the years that have passed since I stepped away from that faith there are still ideals in it that will touch my heart. The ideas of overwhelming love and acceptance are hard not to admire (and wish fervently that they were the ascendant ideals in this day and age...ahem, stepping slowly back off the soap box).
      Another thing is a green frog singing a song about rainbows. In fact that was the only thing that made me seem to have the appropriate emotions while at my mother in laws funeral a couple years ago. They had the Kermit The Frog version of Rainbow Connections (it's the only version that makes me tear up for some reason) and I would start crying every time it played. Now I am not heartless and there wasn't any seriously bad blood between me and my mother in law, but the fact is I had only met the woman once, for a couple hours( my husband is from Indiana and I live in California, they only visited once for a couple days).
     And somehow my children have radar for this. They set up mini film festivals in our house with these films included because "mommy likes them so much she cries" (they apparently aren't buying the "I was just chopping onions" line). Since when did crying mean you like something???
     Oh well, It's the holidays, let them have their fun torturing me. I am after all , a parent and it is in the job description (learn to read the fine print people, learn to read the fine print). Just wait until they are 16 and going on a date *rubs embarassing pictures of children lovingly* oh yes, just wait...

Oh and you can still enter my Yuletime Giveaway HERE!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Travel Log 12-13: Yuletime Giveaway!

 Yule time is almost here and I've been a busy little elf (ok not so little...we'll say an elf with a glandular problem..yeah that will work)!
     If you've been following along here you'll know that I was burning the midnight oil on a few projects this week and FINALLY they are done!  I have finished my first ever home made gift baskets for friends and family.
     And lucky all of you because I have an extra! That means it's giveaway time!
     One of you lucky people out there will receive this lovely basket full of homemade goodies!
Here's the finished product all ready to send out!
  Here is a picture without the bag and big ribbon so you can see the contents better-

Inside you will find a jar of Sweeter Than Honey Apple Butter, Sunshine In A Jar Lemon Butter, a pouch of single use petal soaps in a relaxing tangerine-lychee scent along with a bar of soap in the same scent, lemon sugar face scrub and a jar of light olive oil to make it a moisturizing scrub if you like, as well as a tea pouch that includes 2 handmade reusable tea bags and samples of our Lavender Lemony Mint Elixir( a lavender lemon grass spearmint and peppermint herbal tea- the kids thought up the names when we tested them here at home) and our Minty Sleep Potion ( chamomile spearmint and peppermint herbal tea- again the kids named it, lol).
    We all had a whole lot of fun making them and I hope you like them!

So here's the rules:
    1) to enter you must be a follower of this blog and post a comment on this post
    2) (1) extra entry will be awarded for doing any of the following:
         a) posting on your blog about this giveaway (please put a seperate post with the link to your post on this thread =)
         b) entering my Sexiest Man Not Alive Linky (also please post on here that you did so =).
               - I've extended that to coincide with this giveaway.

A winner will be chosen 12pm on Thursday Dec. 16th so I can make sure that I can get it shipped out to make it by the 25th. Good Luck!