Thursday, November 15, 2007

all kinds of good stuff

Back in September, Sandra at "The Dance" had a contest on her blog to win an oil warmer, and I was lucky enough to be the winner! It took me forever to pick out the 3 fragrances I wanted to try, but I finally did. And this week it all arrived in the mail. It is so cool. You just put 2-3 drops of oil in the warmer and plug it in, and it makes a room smell wonderful. I love it. Thank you so much, Sandra!! I want to play with these three scents for awhile, but I'm already starting to think about other oils I want to try. Very fun.
Kate at "Kate Smudges..." mentioned this book in one of her recent posts. It sounded like something I would really enjoy having in my library, so off to Amazon I went. I found a used "like new" book for a really good price. It's going to be great fun reading this over the winter. Thanks for telling me about this book, Kate!

Last weekend we had some gorgeous November weather - in the 50's and perfectly calm. I had Mark take some photos for me of the reflections on the lake - I thought it was so pretty. We saw several people out in kayaks - perfectly smooth water and no boats. I have to get a wet suit or dry suit or something so we can use our kayaks when the water gets colder. I sit in water all the time in mine, and the water right now is COLD! But next spring, I plan to be out there shortly after the ice goes out. Do you see who's hunting in my garden?

Miss Tess. She's always on the lookout for critters - or something good to roll in!


Greenie Gardens said...

Tess is so beautiful. I once had a black toy poodle named Coco. My kids were jealous of her but Coco didn't think much of them either!

violetlady said...

I love your pictures. What a tranquil scene on your lake. I heard that poodles were originally retrieving dogs, but sometimes I swear Beau is part bloodhound. Nose to the ground all the time. I notice one of the oils you selected is bergamot. I love that scent which is in my favorite tea - Earl Grey. I like that oil warmer -- I think I will look for one. Mine uses a candle, but I like the plug in kind.

kate said...

The lake looks beautiful - as does Miss Tessa. I think you'll love 'The Potted Herb' - it is a fun book to read.

I wanted to tell you that I saw an ad for Shiva Paintstiks at They seem to have a good collection!

Happy weekend!

Nan - said...

Beautiful photo of the lake. What a beautiful spot you have. I just stopped in to see if you got snow today, as we did.

Susie said...

I love the reflections on the lake.
Great picture!

The Texas Connection said...

Oh, what a beautiful shot of the Lake, like a mirror. Looks like Miss Tess has a nice blanket of leaves to nose around in. Have had a terribly busy week, didn't even get a Birthday Wish off to Kajia until tonight (of course my card will be late!!!!!!)

Have a great week-end

Laurie & Chris said...

I bet the oils smell so good. Love the picture of the lake.

Connie said...

Lovely photos of the lake! What is the distance across it?
I bought "The Potted Herb" many years is one you'll want to keep on your shelf and browse again on occasion.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I love those oils too -- I'm so glad you won!

Sandra said...

I am so glad that you are enjoying your warmer and oils. I love that you can mix the oils or not or change your mind whenever the mood hits.

Let your readers know that they can get the oils and warmers over at my webpage

Miss Tess is a cutie. I think I like black poodles the best. And I love your table set. I bet it is a great place to sit and enjoy your garden

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I have not had time to visit blogs in such a long time it seems so I had to catch up on yours tonight. Miss Tess looks like she is on a mission to find something good :). Oil burners are wonderful, mine uses a tea light, I will have to keep my eye out for an electric one. I make my own soy candles and also my own oils for the burner, it is fun!