Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Feature

Today's Friday Feature is Elemental Dragons!

At Elemental Dragons you can find precious polymer clay dragons from one of seven different clans, each with their very own story. One of my favorites from her shop is Hankie of the Water Clan. I just love his little ears! Hankie also has lovely wings and glow in the dark eyes. You know you want to give this little guy a home. (Hankie of the Water Clan Elemental Dragon, $15.00)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New at Bohemian Rose!

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog post! Although I really shouldn't be... Two of my busiest weeks during the year are the week that school starts and the week before. So if you haven't guessed, I've been doing the back to school thing. Which means I've been really tired in the evenings, even taking a nap yesterday! And I don't nap that often.

Even though I've had my hands full, I've still had soap on the curing rack. So I'm happy to introduce you to Minty Lavender, one of my favorite scents.

Refreshing peppermint and spearmint blended with soothing lavender. This scent brightens my day every time I smell it. It goes well with my Minty Lavender lip balm and sugar scrub too... (Minty Lavender Soap, $5.00)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Feature

Before we get any farther, let me just say that it's just about lunchtime here, and I'm starting to get hungry. That being said, today's Friday Feature is.... Heaven Baked Sweets! I just got a box of goodies from her the other day, and they're all fantastic.

The first cookie that drew me into her shop, and ultimately I ended up buying, are her Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies. How can you pass up a cookie with bits of Andes mint in them? If you know me at all, you know that mint/chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations (ahem...Mint Chocolate lip balm, anyone?) of all time. When I told Ben about the cookies we would get in the mail soon, he asked if I was planning on giving one to his dad. My father in law *loves* Andes mints. When we go to Olive Garden, he's always happy when the server brings a giant handful to the table at the end of the meal. (Andes Creme de Menthe Big Bite Cookies, $13.00 for one dozen)

Not sure if you want to commit to an entire dozen of cookies? Heaven Baked Sweets also offers sample sized orders of many of her goodies. I ordered a sample of her Pomegranate Cream Brownie Bites, and they're full of tart chocolatey goodness. Even Ben enjoyed the bite I let him have, and he's a majorly picky eater. :) (Sample Pomegranate Cream Brownie Bites, $4.25)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hump Day Humor

One of my favorite websites to read is Totally Looks Like. Seriously, it cracks me up every time.

Old Tree Totally Looks Like Clint Eastwood

old tree totally looks like clint eastwood
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Lip Balms!

Today I had the chance to take photos of the two newest editions to my lip balm line -- Vanilla Mint and Irish Cream. (And of course you'll find them in both my Art Fire and Etsy shops.) Both of these wonderful new flavors are also part of the Pick Two lip and cuticle balms. You can find that offer here.

The brightness of peppermint softened with sweet vanilla. Such a lightly refreshing combination of flavor! (Vanilla Mint Lip Balm at Art Fire and Etsy, $3.00)

What could be better at the end of the day than a glass of Irish cream over ice? Smooth, sweet and chocolatey all at once. Cheers! (Irish Cream Lip Balm at Art Fire and Etsy, $3.00)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Music Monday

Ben and I were in Austin this weekend. Friday night we were at a breakfast-for-dinner party, and Saturday night was game night. Lots of fun times! Yesterday for lunch we went someplace I hadn't been before -- Shady Grove. Not only was the food really good, the scenery was great too. Huge shade trees cover the entire back patio area, which keeps the whole area nice and cool.

The entire time we were at Shady Grove, I had a folk song stuck in my head. I played it for everyone when we got back to the car, and got it stuck in my friends' heads too. This version is different than the one I played for my friends. I played the Jean Ritchie version for them, which I posted in my blog back in June. This version is for all you Dead Heads out there -- Jerry Garcia's version of Shady Grove. Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hump Day Humor

This morning I was browsing Graph Jam, and came across the following graph. Now I have Sesame Street songs stuck in my head. Thanks, Graph Jam.

song chart memes
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What's Going on at Bohemian Rose?

Well thanks for asking! The answer is... a lot! I have a batch of NEW lip balm waiting to be labeled, along with restock of Minty Lavender lip balm. And this afternoon I'm making another NEW lip balm flavor. I just have to decide which flavor I'd like to make next. That's the hardest part. :) Look for two new lip balm flavors to be up in my Artfire and Etsy shops soon!

Speaking of new, I also have some new soap on the curing rack. How about Minty Lavender soap? Smells just like the lip balm, but you can use it in the shower! Amazing! This one should be up in my Artfire and Etsy shops in a couple of weeks. Also coming up soon soapwise - Fall scents!

Yesterday I spent four hours at the car dealer waiting for them to do my 40,000 mile check up on my car. I knew it would take a while, but I was thinking two, three at the most. By 1:30 I asked how much longer they thought it would be. He told me that ETA was 2:30... So I called my amazing friend Alana, who had just finished up with teaching the flute sectionals at band camp. She lives about 8 minutes from the dealer, so she came to pick me up and we went to lunch. By the time the dealer called, it was after 3:00. That's a crazy long time! Good thing I brought things that I needed to work on, otherwise I think I would've had cabin fever about an hour into it. Even though it took a while, Rusty Wallis always does a great job with their service. All the service guys are great, they do a wonderful job, and they're (usually) pretty fast. Plus, my car is all shiny and clean now. Bonus!

So since I missed it yesterday, here's Music Monday for your listening pleasure -- some dueling banjos arranged for mountain dulcimer.