Monday, January 26, 2009

Check This Out!!

My son-in-law has a new web site up and running. Check it out here. He & his wife (my daughter) travel with Bible Revival Ministries. In his spare time, he is pursuing his artistic talents and has been doing pencil drawings.
Here is a picture of my grandson...
...and here is Joe's drawing of it.Head on over to his site & check it out. He'd be glad to do a drawing for you.
** Joe is #637 on the OWOH list. Check out his blog here for your chance to win a free pencil drawing!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

One World-One Heart Giveaway

I am taking part in a HUGE event. Click on the One World-One Heart button above and you will be taken to a list of participants - each one offering a giveaway!!!
This is a fun event to participate in as it brings together lots of bloggers and allows us a chance to meet new people and perhaps win a giveaway, as well!!!
I am offering several items. All you need to do is leave a comment (on this post only) and you will automatically be entered. I have included 2 bars of my handmade glycerin soap, a 2 pack of mini-bath bombs, 1 Room Spray, and a package of clothespin magnets!!!!
(For more info on each of these items you can check them out at my etsy shop.)

Have fun hopping from blog to blog and I hope you win something!!!!

**If you are posting a comment, make sure that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner...either link to your blog, or leave an email address, please!!!

You can view the rest of my blog by clicking on the "Cranberry Cottage" banner at the top!! I'd love for you to stay awhile!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A New Tote!!

A week or so ago I bought some cloth napkins on clearance - $1.00 for a set of two!!I did a little piece work with three sets... ...and ended up with this!!
It's lined, with two pockets inside & I also made a little zippered pouch to throw inside.
Maybe some day when I'm REAL ambitious I'll have some of these tote bag sets in my etsy shop.
I needed a new bag...because I'm going to Orlando in March!!! I am very excited! The -45 wind chill today is making it hard to wait!! :)

Don't forget my etsy special- a FREE bar of soap - See the details here. This offer will last through the end of January!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I have been given a Fabulous award from Tracey @ At Home on the Ridge.

(Thank you, Tracey!) So I am to pass this award on to blogs that I am addicted to and then list for you five things I am addicted to...OK, let's see...

1) I am addicted to HGTV, but my friend Pam assures me that this will pass. (Once having satellite TV newness wears off).

2) I am addicted to blogs...reading them...lots of them. :)

3) I am addicted to a morning cup of coffee.

4) I am addicted to reading. I read lots & often...the Bible, historical fiction, home decorating magazines, Christian fiction, inspirational, you name it...gotta have 2 or 3 books going at one time.

5) I am addicted to soaps, sprays, smelly stuff...that's why I make it! :)

Now, here are some blogs that I love to look at...and I tag you! Tell us what YOU are addicted to!! :)

My very good friend Beth @ Ragtop Originals - she is amazing and accomplishes so much!

My great friend Pam @ PamWardenArt - because, hey can't just sit and twiddle your thumbs all day...I'll keep you busy realizing what an addict you are!

Stephanie @ Angelic Accents - she is very sweet and has a sweet blog

Dolly @ From My Cherry Heart - because obviously she is addicted to cherries!! and RATS, I missed her swap!

Debbie @ Ribbonwood Cottage - Hey! She just did a post on what she is addicted to...she is one step ahead of me!

Don't forget...the special at my etsy shop - see post below - order any of my "favorites," tell me something that's your favorite and I'll throw in a FREE bar of soap!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Favorites and a FREE offer!!

I was thinking the other day about some of my favorite things. (I think that I was inspired by the start of another year) I absolutely love scented items, which is reflected in many of the things I make. So...this week I listed some of my very favorites in my etsy shop.

First of all, like I said, I love fragrances. I love to have great smells in my home. My room/linen sprays are great & the fragrances linger for a long time.

Another of my "favorites" is clean sheets...especially sheets right off of the clothes line. We've had record breaking snows here in Wisconsin this winter, so not much has come off the line lately, but I did just wash sheets in my Lavender Laundry Soap and they smell great!!! Fresh Linen is actually my favorite, but Lavender is so nice for sheets.

A winter-time favorite for me is a long bath nearly every night. I love to use my cupcake bath bombs. They make my skin feel soft and are just plain fun to use!

Head on over to my etsy shop and order one of my three favorites. If you include a note with your order telling me about one of your favorite things, I'll include a FREE bar of soap!! (My choice, but you can let me know if you prefer floral, fruity, or spicy/cinnamon).