Friday, September 24, 2010

Goals, Scents, Sweet Gestures

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 98)


~*-One-*~
I've walked 2 miles towards Rivendell. Just 456 miles to go. Who knew you could get blisters after just 2 miles? But oh, how glorious it is to have a goal. Walk/jog with me? Just use a pedometer and record your mileage each day.

~*-Two-*~
I was lamenting to my nieces today that I had no mail, and they furiously set about doing some craft project in their break between math and vocabulary quizzes. Half an hour later I came in to two smiling girls who announced, "There's mail in your mailbox!" The little dears made me cards.

~*-Three-*~
Note to self: it's wonderful to be on a whole wheat kick, but substituting whole wheat for all purpose flour in recipes is not the way to do it. Unless you're trying to discover a new type of mortar. Blech!

~*-Four-*~

It's cold outside. I love Autumn! It's the season of cardigans, shorter farm working days, apple crisp, microfiber blankets, hot chocolate, steamy soup, misty mornings, early chilly evenings, and, most importantly... my birthday. hehe

~*-Five-*~
We had a lot of fun doing this easy Fall craft project highlighted on the Crafty Crow (we used watercolors).

~*-Six-*~
I've only ever bought perfume once in my life. It was a teenybopper scent and I've still got it... it makes me smell like cotton candy.
A lady on a plane gave me a perfume sample for Prada Infusion d'Iris, and by only using a drop every three months, I've managed to make it last five years. It's running low and I've got a date to a musical revue (my date doesn't know yet) next week.
Now I remember why I don't buy perfume -- besides inevitably giving me a headache, the stuff costs more per ounce than gold! (But it is still a lovely scent).

~*-Seven-*~
Kansas Mom posted instructions for making caramel apples on Tasty Tuesday that includes a recipe for caramel. I think tomorrow I'm going to make another batch of Samoas, and I'll be using her homemade caramel to do it.

2 comments:

Pam Elmore said...

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Carrien said...

I never wear perfume either.

My husband has made me an essential oil blend or two over the years and they smell quite lovely, and don't give me a headache. Now I just go for straight scents usually, lavender, chamomile, etc.

But he did a blend for himself with pine, cedar, geranium and... something else. IT smelled great on him :)

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