Archive for May, 2010
|Soaps by Justine Crane|
This past Saturday was full of good, clean fun and learning! My sister-in-law Cindy and I went to a Botanical Soap Making Class taught by Justine Crane of Oh True Apothecary and The Scented Djinn. For those of you who have been with me for a while, you’ll remember the Natural Perfumery class of hers that I enjoyed so much last August (read about it here: What a Workshop!)
|Cindy melting cocoa butter over the propane heater|
|Cindy, aka the mad scientist|
|Pouring in the lye|
|Measuring out yummy smelling coconut oil|
|Testing the scents|
|Oils, butters & lye|
|Our almost finished product!|
Today is the start of Sew Mama Sew’s annual May Giveaway Day. I had a lot of fun last year checking out all of the great blogs and goodies out there and am thrilled to be part of it again this year.
AFTER you enter my giveaway below, be sure to click on the link above and go to the master list at Sew Mama’s blog to start visiting all of the great bloggers who are joining in on the fun. Don’t worry – it is called Giveaway Day, but it runs for 3 days so you have time to visit everyone who’s playing along.
Thank you so much to the great gals at Sew Mama Sew for once again putting on this fun event.
My Giveaway Details:
To enter, just leave a comment and tell me what your favorite color is. Since the prize I’m giving away is going to be a mysterious surprise, your color choice might come into play if your name is drawn. So it’s important and mandatory to tell me what your hue of the moment is.
You MUST have a way for me to contact you. If you’re not a blogger with contact info attached to your profile, leave an email address in your comment.
I will use the random number generator to draw a winner. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond or I’ll have to draw another.
I will ship internationally, so everyone is invited to enter.
The drawing will close at midnight PST on Thursday, May 20th. I will announce the winner the next day.
I think that covers all of the fine print. So enter and be merry! Good luck to everyone.
I’ve had a lot of fun participating in the last two Giveaway Days hosted by Sew Mama Sew last year. I almost missed this one. It will be held this coming Monday, May 17th (also my darling niece’s 16th birthday!) If you want to participate, it’s not too late. They’re taking sign-ups until tomorrow, Sunday the 16th. I haven’t decided exactly what I’m giving away yet, but I’ll make it a good one since I’m still feeling a bit bad about my long absence from the blogging world.
While Linda was here, some other dear friends also came for dinner. Mr MoonCat outdid himself with some fabulous ribs which made my side dishes pale terribly in comparison. We all really enjoyed the visit, especially Mom.
|Beuford – The Roping Dummy Steer|
|“It’s the other direction, dear..”|
|“Thank goodness he has no aspirations to ride bulls..”|