Friday, January 16, 2009

Coffee Pots, Platters and Websites

What do coffee pots, platters and websites have in common? Nothing, but I smile as I say that.

My eyes are tired. I started working on the website this morning at 7:15 A.M., I just now finished my project. The navigation has been updated, with an easier to read site map added. If you visit some time, please let me know if you find a broken link or see something that needs repairing.

My feet and legs are cold. I never get cold inside the house, but a day of sitting at the desk has done me in. I have an oil filled heater behind me, I turned it up on high about an hour ago. The corner that my office sits in is the oldest corner in my house. I would venture to say it could be 100 years old. Anyhow, it is a whopping 8 degrees now, wind chill -4. The sunshine is pretty though, quite the fooler! And...I am jumping for joy...I just saw that we are having a heat wave tomorrow, 29 degrees is the expected high! The girls will be back outside, stretching those poor leg muscles back out!

I took several pictures this week of different areas of the house, along with things that I like to collect. The coffee pot and platter in this picture came from the same place as the chair and mirror (blog post several days ago). The man that owned all of these things lived in a very old renovated barn. That coffee pot sat on top of the huge cast iron stove in the dairy room for many years. I love it, and I was thrilled to have been given it!

I am excited to tell that I received a wonderful "Good Pack" today from Anne-Marie, CEO, Brambleberry. I have not had the opportunity yet today to open the bottles of essential oils and fragrances, but it is going to happen within the next several hours! You betcha'! Anne-Marie sent a lovely bar of soap, a soap mold, and some colorants as well. I will share all of these items with you, as well as showcase the very much appreciated hand written card within the next several days! Anne-Marie is an absolute inspiration to me. I never expected anything from commenting on Anne-Marie's Soap Queen blog, my comments come from my heart. I truly treasure the Good Pack! Thank you!

Well, that wraps up the news in my part of Ohio for the day! I need to do some reading and commenting. From the looks of the thumbnail pics, everyone has been busy! :)


Anonymous said...

How fun! You're a little warmer than us, LOL, we're not going to be quite as warm as you tomorrow though and we're under a windchill warning and it's 2 degrees but feels like -14!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Amy, it is just too cold! But, it is all good. :) Glad you received your soap today. I hope you like it!

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is too cold but at least I have a nice warm house to come to but where my computer is, it isn't too bad but our kitchen gets cold in the winter time and hot in the summer time because of all the windows we have in there and we have geothermal too.
Now my room smells wonderful because of the soap and I'm sure I'll like it, can't wait to try it out;)

Alix said...

Hi Mary! Thank you so much for visiting Casa Hice today and for posting such a cute comment.

It's nice to meet you, and btw... you are so pretty! I'm 50 too and well... um... nevermind.

Remind me to tell you about the time I brought a pygmy goat home from a petty zoo. Better yet, I'll put that in a new post soon.

I look forward to reading your blog and getting to know you.

Please come back to Casa Hice any time.


KathyB. said...

Boy, when my husband walked into the house yesterday afternoon a fragrant whiff surrounded and followed him! He was carrying a package he picked up at the post office and I knew what it was before I looked at the sender's address ! Thank-you Mary for the lavender goat milk soap! The fragrance is wonderful and I am tempted to put a chip of it in my wool basket to fill my spinning area with this lovely scent!The other soap sample also is lovely, and I will be posting pictures and linking them to your blog next week !

Thank-you very, very much! Can't wait to use the soap. I was going to save it for 'pretty', but decided I will buy some more from you when this bar runs out!

Now I am wondering if anyone at the post office was ever tempted to open the package and just sniff away,the scent of both soaps have a relaxing and refreshing effect .

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Alix, I look forward to your pygmy story!

Kathy :) !!! I love it, now I'll tell you my "smell good" story from last night. I have a bar of lavender soap and a bottle of lotion in a bag, ready to be delivered when we visit a friend this weekend. Last night I walked past the bag, picked up the scent, and began thinking I had a bottle of lavender essential oil leaking. Hilarious once I realized where it was coming from! It smelled great, ha!