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Monday, August 25, 2008

Sweet Dreams of Lavender

Monday is becoming so special with our Show and Tell at Make Mine Pink ( I had a pretty stressful week this past week (so glad it is behind me now) and I know the herb lavender has relaxation properties. I made sure to take time out for pampering myself with lavender shower gel and lavender body cream. I tell you, I slept like a baby that night. Oh sure, babies wake up every hour on the hour! No wonder I am so tired in the morning! All kidding aside, I can feel myself destressing when I am using lavender products in the shower and bath. Water (hydrotherapy) and herbs (aromatherapy) is how you can create a spa in your own home. Even 15 minutes for yourself will make you into a new person; one who can go on to Sweet Dreams. For more information about lavender or herbal spa products for men, women and children, go to my boutique The Polka Dot Rose ( and go to Body and Bath. Coming to the Retreat? There will be a special something for you from me from Switzerland!! Oooh I cannot tell! ssshh....see you there.
PS: Another "Something you may not know about me": I am a consultant for SwissJust, 80 year old family run business of the most wonderful herbal body care line from Walzenhausen, Switzerland in the northeast corner, by Lake Constance, and Austria.(where it is "Just", pronounced Yoost) Whew! Just Beautiful! Not cosmetics. It promotes wellness for everyone. I fell in love with the spa line in 1990 and it is a part of my life I wanted to share with you. After all, it is Show and Tell!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pink Friday Bling at Make Mine Pink

Don't you just love dolling up? I do! Nothing better than a little bling to add the finishing touch to your outfit, whether you are relaxing in jeans or dressed in silk. It is like the icing on the cake. Our theme for Pink Friday today is "BLING" at the boutiques of Make Make Pink ( so be sure to visit them and see the jewels presented and wonderful artistry.

Besides jewelry, I also have two beautiful bling purses. You can find them in my website under Dress It Up! (

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

I am feeling very fortunate this Show and Tell Monday. Saturday I took a little ride to visit with my sister Nancy. On the way is a wonderful lady, Shiela, who has a charming little table out on her lawn selling homemade goods. Goodie goods. Can't leave anything behind goods. Goods that will show up later on your behind type of goods! I asked her if she would mind if I took a picture to show my friends just how fortunate we are on Long Island. Fresh bounty is always right around the corner this time of year. Shiela (of Shiela's Sweet Shoppe) had fresh brownies, oatmeal cookies, cheese cakes, pies, cinnamon coffee cakes, strawberry bread, banana bread and fresh brittle. See what I mean? And if you stop by next time, she will have other different types of goodies. Her enthusiasm for what she does shows in her face and in her voice. She has found her BLISS!
The next two pictures are a little inkling in my sister's yard. She has a beautiful array of colorful flowers that grow higher than all my nephews! The canna lillies above is taken with me near them looking up! We had a lovely visit. I brought them lunch and goodies from Shiela's and she sent me home with a basket full of her garden's bounty, beef steak tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and another tote bag filled with things I may like to put on my boutique website. In between all that was much conversation, laughter and hugs. Enough to keep us satisfied in mind, body and spirit. Enjoy looking at all the sites for Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink. ( Right now I'm off to have one of those oatmeal cookies....yummo!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vintage Linens at Our Boutiques Today!

There is nothing better than vintage linens. I don't know about you, but when I come across them when treasure hunting, my excitment can hardly be contained! Whether it is a cutter piece to make something out of, or a one of a kind beauty, you know you struck gold. Embroidery was the social past time years ago. Oh what stories these pieces could tell. Be sure to check out all the boutiques on Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink ( and see the lovlies awaiting to be discovered...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I've Been Tagged!! (No Show, All Tell)

I've been tagged by Inka of Inklings Designs and now I have to come up with 7 things you don't know about moi ....Let's see what I can tell you without ruining my good reputation:

(1) I have been to Graceland, home of Elvis, in Memphis, TN! I found it to be very touching and was go glad I went.

(2) I have personally met Luciano Pavarotti two times in his dressing room at the MET. I have a picture of him and I just as his then girlfriend came up to us to give him a pill (my one moment of fame, drats, but I show it with pride!)

(3) I have met Paula Deen and her new hubby Michael. Have a picture of Paula and I too. We both look like we love butter! Ya'll~!

(4) I met Randy Travis last year in a boutique in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was shopping with his honey and I had to walk right past him to get out and I extended my hand to him, saying "Hi, how do you do?" and he shook my hand with a big smile, "Fine, and you?"....I still have not washed my hand. My brother asked, "what no autograph?" and I replied, "he didn't ask me for one"!!LOL. I didn't want to be 'one of those' pesty fans...

(5) I have been up in a hot air balloon. It was 1988. Now I am afraid I am the hot air balloon! It was just as magnificent as I imagined it would be and very spiritual.

(6) I was a ballerina when I was 4 and the apple of my instructor's eye. I had to stop because my cousin no longer wanted to do ballet and my Mother did not drive... (shed a tear here)... so we did not have transportation. To this day I love anything to do with ballet and classical music.

(7) I love to do the dishes! As a child my goal was to be 'big enough' to reach the kitchen sink. Once I got there, I was happy as a little lark. Still am!

Okay, now I get to select someone to tag....let's see...

(1) Francie,of A Scented Cottage;

(2) Lilli (Debra) of Lilli Blue's Vintage Rescues;

(3) Connie of Living Beautifully;

(4) Georgia of Grandma G's Cottage;

(5) Theresa of Cottage Violets;

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wonderful Whites All Over the Boutiques!

Can you guess? What's white and white and white all over??? Well, all the fineries and beauties shown at the boutiques at Make Mine Pink only for August 8th! You won't want to dilly dally over there, go quickly before someone scoops up all the lovlies. Have fun!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Strawberry Fields Forever!!

OOOOOHHH Francie!!! How did you know? I am crazy for strawberries and I was the lucky winner on Francie's blog, The Scented Cottage. The package was just beautifully done. In pink angel wrap (must be angel wrap, it was heavenly); in a pink box (of all things!) with my favorite ribbon and strawberries on top, delicately wrapped gift for moi! And the most wonderful spray for sweet dreams....I may never wake up! Francie, you really made my day and I shall think of you each day. I am so blessed to have found such fun pink pals!!
Make sure you go visit Francie's website and catch all her precious goodies: .

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Make Mine Pink Retreat is Coming Soon!

Meet Me at the MMP Retreat!Make Mine Pink presents the first annual Make Mine Pink "Getting Down to Business" retreat in historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on September 19-20, 2008. Join the Women of MMP, who are always willing to welcome, mentor and help build a circle of friendship.This is an energized opportunity to network, and gain or enhance business knowledge in a fun and inspiring way~ plus we will have lots of fun, great food, great friends, great information! Casual dress required… stuffiness and worries must be left at home!Make an investment in your business today.I can’t wait ~ won’t you join me?
Colonial WilliamsburgWilliamsburg Lodge310 S. England StreetWilliamsburg VA 231851-800-HISTORY (447-8679)September 19 -20, 2008

My Sister Liz's Art At The WHB Outdoor Art Show

Oh this sister is so proud! This is my sister Liz, with her latest beauties at the 2008 Westhampton Beach OutDoor Artshow. It takes place for two days. The weather was forboding today but it only 'sprinkled' on them, while it poured here where we live. Liz's pictures show her love for the area, the local scenes, the boats in the bay, beach houses on the ocean, antique trucks and her tribute to the West, her cowgirls, to name but a few in her collection. I wanted to share these with you.