Monday, June 30, 2014

Promises, promises...

Last time I was here, I promised I'd write about my April Florida trip in the next post.

Well...


That's not gonna happen.  Not only have I not edited those pics yet, but the kids have been here, meanwhile, for 3 weeks(!) and already gone... and I'm not gonna post about that either because guess where those pics are.  That's right. In the camera, unedited.

Hmpf.


I'm not without something to post about, though.  It is peony season.  One of my favorites. 


Are you familiar with the fragrance of peonies?

They are heavenly.

As such, I had a brilliant idea to infuse the decadent scent of virgin coconut oil with the sweet scent of peonies, and then create a moisturizer with it.  Oooo.  Brilliant, indeed!

 
Yes.  Two firmly packed cups of fresh peony petals
 

 

 
Blended with one cup of melted coconut oil.
 
The plan was to strain the petals after the oil was infused and add a bit of shredded bees wax for texture and, voila... fragrant, nourishing, body moisturizer.
 
Looks promising, right?
 
 
 
Well.... [zerbert]  that didn't work!  It smells gross, actually.

[sigh]  I had such high hopes.


I strained it and set it aside for a future batch of deodorant.  I think it could be salvageable for that, at least.

Next, I'm thinking peony water [think, rosewater...]  I'll letcha know how that goes.

On the bright side, I do still have a bush full of beautiful peony blooms and buds.





Finding the blessings.




Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Spring Visit to a Vermont Horse Farm

Well, finally!  At least one post before May leaves us!  (And next month, I promise to post pics of the April Florida Trip.)

I visited a horse farm today with a friend who is quite the horse-woman.  Several decades ago, she and her husband were hired by John Denver to teach him a thing or two about horses.  Pretty cool, eh?




When we arrived, we were met by this fella.  He's a cashmere goat named Nudge.  He's a playful one and comes by his name honestly!  He's a good boy, though.  You just have to tell him no when you've had enough nudging, and he backs off.  It was totally adorable. :-)




And the view of pasture and mountains from the house.




It's stunning.




We were there on account of that pretty girl on the left.  She's due to foal anytime now and is showing the signs that it should be soon.  We were hoping to time it just right, but she didn't deliver while we were there - and as of now, still no baby.




I don't ever tire of the scenery here in Vermont.




This handsome boy is 35 years old!  Look at those eyes.




He was the sweetest, most affectionate horse!




When it was time to go, he watched us depart.  Loved him.



Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Sunday Social Blog Hop #11


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Welcome!

What Is The Sunday Social Blog Hop?

A virtual "Sunday Social", where we all gather together and share good food recipes and be an encouragement to one another with articles of spiritual and inspirational nature. Come join us, submit YOUR articles, browse around and visit a site or two and learn some new recipes and be encouraged!
This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

What Can I Post?

All of your wonderful tried-and-true family favorite food recipes AND Inspirational/Spiritual/Religious encouragement type posts!
*Make sure and include either a text link or the blog hop button below (copy/save) in your linked post.
We would be pleased as punch if you wanted to put this button in your sidebar:
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How Can I Be A Featured Blogger?

By linking up! Our featured blogger is chosen each week at random by our Co-hosts...and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!
If you are selected as "Featured", make sure and grab your button (just copy/paste):
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**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. So you don't miss a single Blog Hop, we will also add you to our e-mail reminder list. For a little extra exposure/marketing BONUS, we will also "PIN" your submissions on our PINTEREST Board-HOP on over and check that out....HERE! Just a quick reminder: All posts are welcome, however let's keep them uplifting, encouraging, respectful and kind...otherwise they may be removed**

Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers:

Inspirational/Spiritual:
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Recipes:

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MYO Thousand Island Dressing In Minutes

Let the blogging begin...
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Sunday Social Blog Hop #10


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 Welcome!

What Is The Sunday Social Blog Hop?

A virtual "Sunday Social", where we all gather together and share good food recipes and be an encouragement to one another with articles of spiritual and inspirational nature.  Come join us, submit YOUR articles, browse around and visit a site or two and learn some new recipes and be encouraged!

This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

 What Can I Post?

All of your wonderful tried-and-true family favorite food recipes AND Inspirational/Spiritual/Religious encouragement type posts!

*Make sure and include either a text link or the blog hop button below (copy/save) in your linked post.
We would be pleased as punch if you wanted to put this button in your sidebar:

sunday social 200

 How Can I Be A Featured Blogger?

By linking up! Our featured blogger is chosen each week at random by our Co-hosts...and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!
If you are selected as "Featured", make sure and grab your button (just copy/paste):

sunday social feat 200

**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. So you don't miss a single Blog Hop, we will also add you to our e-mail reminder list.  For a little extra exposure/marketing BONUS, we will also "PIN" your submissions on our PINTEREST Board-HOP on over and check that out....HERE!  Just a quick reminder: All posts are welcome, however let's keep them uplifting, encouraging, respectful and kind...otherwise they may be removed**


 Let the blogging begin...
 





Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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