Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Welcome to the May 24th, 2010 edition of the EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival!
1.Tell about your gardening plans for the upcoming growing season.
2. Or show me your all time favorite piece of art and why you find it inspiring.
Clare Dempsey presents My 1st Blog Carnival with Etsy Bloggers: Memories of Mom posted at Cricutcraftyclare, saying, "I am a newbie, and this is my 1st carnival. Please let me know if I need to make corrections. Thanks!
Athena Workman presents May 21st Etsybloggers Blog Carnival: A Garden Tour posted at the weblog of artist athena workman.
Lois presents I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for "The Scream" posted at Foxy G's Den of i-KNIT-quity.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Right now plans are about as far as my garden has gotten. I do enjoy gardening but the last couple of years I have been finding it hard to squeeze it into my schedule. I like to grow herbs for cooking, which I grow in front of my house in two beds. I have lavender, sage, oregano, lemon balm, lambs ears, and chives (as shown in picture above) that come back year after year. Today I bought some tiny basil plants, which I plan to get in the ground in the next couple of days. I also plan to plant rosemary, cilantro, and some tomato plants in my front garden. Last year was the first time I planted tomatoes in the front of my house. I planted very late but I had tomatoes from my garden up until Christmas.
I have a larger garden in the back of my house, but between the squirrels, the walnut trees, and too much shade from other trees it has become very problematic. Certain things thrive but many vegetables will not grow. I have an abundance of calendula, which I do use in my soaps, and things like lettuce and spinach do nicely. So I have gotten to the point where I just don't fight it any more and just go with what grows easily. I will probably plant some more flowers in my back garden. Hope everyone has a happy gardening season.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Dill and Lemongrass Handmade Soap
My Pink Grapefruit soap has the sweet scent of juicy pink grapefruits, not to mention it is very pretty.
Pink Grapefruit Handmade Soap
OK, now you know what you can win this month, now here is what you need to do to enter!
PLEASE leave separate comments for each entry. (This makes it so much easier for me to count up entires at the end of the contest.)
5. I decided to add one more way to enter this month. If you make a purchase from my Etsy shop (during the duration of the contest) SweetSallysSoaps it will count as 10 entries. After you make a purchase come back here and leave a comment telling you did so.
The contest starts today and runs until May 28th Midnight EST. Winner will be announced Saturday May 29th. The winner will be picked by a random number generator. Good luck everybody!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Please visit EF Promotions to enter. The giveaway runs until midnight May 7th. There is 20 different ways to enter, so hurry over and get your entries posted.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Topaz Swarovski Crystal Necklace
Her second shop features a wonderful array of knitted and crocheted baby items, scarfs,and neckwarmers.
Crocheted Baby Red MaryJane's
Pam also has a wonderful blog http://magdalenejewelsblogs.blogspot.com Please take the time and visit both of Pam's shops and her blog.