Monday, September 21, 2009

Wanna win a hundred bucks?

Well, you can, by entering Beth Kery's contest! Here's some information from her site; it is to promote her newest book, Paradise Rules.

The daily prizes will be awesome as well! I’ve got some wonderful authors (and one terrific executive editor) who will be coming by my blog, talking about their latest or upcoming releases and giving away free books to commenters EVERY MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, so be sure to visit daily. Scheduled authors will tell us about their books and give away a copy to one commenter per day. On many days, I’ll also be giving away fun Hawaiian themed gifts. Everyone who enters the contest correctly will be in the running for the $100 dollar gift certificate. Authors are eligible to win as well!

So go on over and enter! I did!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

God's Country and a Birthday!

When, oh when, will Spring ever arrive?? Technically it comes on March 20, a Friday this year. And am I ever ready for it! Daffodils and violets, among others, are popping up everywhere. My son's 10th birthday is on St. Patty's Day, which is why I can remember when Spring is supposed to arrive 3 days later. For the past 4 years, we have made his birthday a community event, inviting his school mates, (all 14 of them this year, because we give invitations to every kid), teachers, school staff, and church friends this year; that's not including the various, sundry people we invite on a whim.

We rent the local hall, Scott Bar Community Hall, for the event. This building has been around for around a 140 years or so (I'll have to check the date on it next Wed), and is used for all kinds of community events-Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners are held here, for and by the community, Bingo, Bible Study, ballet lessons and recitals; the list can go on and on, but needless to say, a lot of activities go on here. It's our piece of living history. It was one of the local schools until the 50's or 60's, which means it was in operation for 100 years as such, and has the school bell still attached and working. There are several pictures on the walls that show its history.

This year is going to be extra special-after all, how many times does a kid reach a decade?, as he so proudly points out! Recently we received a notice to terminate tenancy (a kick out notice), and it has been pretty wonderful to see our community helping us out by looking for a new home for us. We have lived here for only 5 years, but it became home to us very quickly; we didn't realize how deep our roots had become entrenched in this area until we got that notice. So, this year, we are inviting many more people than usual, because we have so many good friends and neighbors that we want to include. We are deeply grateful for the support that has been shown to us in the past 2 weeks, praise the Lord. This is certainly God's country.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Stan's coming home!

Next Tuesday, exactly one week after surgery, my husband is coming home. Yay! I'm so excited, but a bit overwhelmed with the idea of the care involved for him to come home. And on top of that, we are looking for a new home. Stressful, yes, but in the long run, we will be better off! Maybe then I can get my soap stuff organized! LOL!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Surgery will be Tuesday

Well, the big day has been set, but not the time. As Stan has a Factor 5 deficiency, the hospital has already started ordering his type of blood, and giving him Vitamin K shots. A Factor 5 deficiency is similar to hemophilia, where the blood can't clot quickly enough, if at all, to form the sealing layer over a wound.

I would like to give a shout to the Fetching Hound for the delicious goodies that I received over the weekend! If you haven't tried Christina's stuff, I highly recommend trying her out!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

New Spring Scents!

We have received a portion of new Spring Scents. I hope you like them as well as we do!

New Spring Scents!!!

Sparkling Peach
Sweet Sugar Milk (Laite Sucre dupe)
Aprinilla (our version of Vanilla Apricot)
Stella's Rose (Stella McCartney dupe)
Fresh Sliced Cucumber

Green Tea & Aloe
Georgia Peach
Vanilla Passion
Botanical Orchard & Necter

Sad news

My husband Stan will be having surgery soon, to amputate his foot because of an infection (strep, type g) that never completely went away. Without being graphic, it's the only way to save his life if the foot does not get amputated.

Thank you, and please keep him in your prayers.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring is coming!

Spring is coming, and that means making some new soaps with some of our new Spring scents. What does that mean for you? Well, if you are like me, you love the spicy, wintry scents that remind you of a warm house, goodies baking in the oven, and family around. Also that means we will be putting into our clearance section the winter scent soaps, like the hot apple pie.

Keep an eye out for new things, new scents, and savings on winter scented products!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

No winner

When there is not one sale, you don't get any winners. What a shame.

More later.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday Night Special

For one night only, I have a special sale going on-

SNS SALE♥ 3PM-12Midnight PST

Buy 2 soaps, get one free
Buy 2 lotions, get one free
Buy 3 lip potions, get one free

~~~put your free item, in choice of scent, in message to buyer box~~~

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sale ending soon

Our grand re-opening sale will be ending Sunday. We won't be having another planned sale until Spring, so don't miss out on some great deals!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

As I Sit

here at my computer, daydreaming out the window, pondering the great mysteries of life, I notice a huge snowflake fall. Then another. And another. OMG!! It's snowing! And I really, really dislike snow. It's cold. It's wet. It's painful when you fall down, and you don't have any padding on the part you fall on. But the part I dislike most about snow in our part of the world is what it does to our driveway. It's steep, and shaped like a fish hook, and at the top, where it curves, doesn't get any sun during the winter. Also it seems that it has it's own ecosystem-it snows here before anywhere else in our area. It's that fish hook part that messes with us year after year; there are days my son can't get to school because we can't drive down (don't even ask about coming back home, up the hill!) to the bus stop. We plan our doctor's appointments around, in the hopes that the forecast is remotely close to accurate. Our life revolves around that part of the driveway in the winter.

But, next month an exciting thing happens-the first day of Spring!! And believe you me, I'll be ready for it. During these short days of cold snowy winter, I have been busy making soap, making our lotion base from scratch (it's so easy, my son can do it!) and making plenty of lip potions. Because, my friend, the first day of Spring I'm planning on doing a big celebration, the sale of sales. Out with the old winter scents and in with new floral, springy scents. Instead of using the thicker homemade lotion, we'll be making a fresh start with a new recipe for a homemade, made from scratch, lotion, one that's lighter, yet just as moisturizing. And lip potions are just plain good any time of year!

Keep an eye out-before you know it, there will be the first shoots of jonquils and violets peeping out of the ground, the wind won't be quite as bone-chilling, and you can dance your way over to our store to check our new stuff.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Just added alot of my soap pics to my Facebook. I didn't realize I had so few-I'd better get hopping to get more pictures taken of my soaps!

Of all the soaps I do, I enjoy doing the cameo soaps the most. They are so much fun to do, and so elegant. I've posted some of our pics over on Facebook-

Facebook me!

Big Re-opening Sale at KRF!


Buy 3 soaps, get one free
Buy 2 lotions, get one free
Buy 4 lip potions, get one free
~~~put your free item, in choice of scent, in message to buyer box~~~

Couldn't wait to put up our giveaway raffle! Everyone who places an order will have their name placed in a bowl; our son, Chazz, will pick out a name. The person picked will get a surprise box full of KRF goodies! Soaps, lotions, maybe some lip balms-who knows what will be in the box?! If you order twice (say you order one soap, then decide to make another order for lotion) you get 2 chances. Drawing will be held Sunday, February 15, 2009. Prize worth at least $20.

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Klamath River, Far Northern Cal., United States
Located in Siskiyou County, California, our little shop nestles in the Klamath National Park. Some of our neighbors include bears, deer, foxes and cougars. We started making bath and body products when we quit smoking and discovered a whole new world, one that was filled with scent! Each one of our products is made with love and attention to quality. Each one of our products are affordable and luxurious to you and your skin. Did you know that a huge percentage of what you put on your skin is absorbed? That is why we are so careful of what we put into our products, and conscious of how different ingredients can affect you. We are pleased you discovered us!