Saturday, December 31, 2011


Today is the last day to take advantage of our shoulder wrap sale!  Place your order today and receive this soothing, relaxing and warming shoulder wrap filled with flax seeds and lavender buds at a 15% discount.

After placing the wrap in the microwave for 1-3 minutes, put it on your shoulders and enjoy the pleasing aroma of lavender buds as the moist heat from the flax seeds relaxes tight muscles.  Desire a cold pack?  Place wrap in the freezer for a few hours.  Then remove and place where needed.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Introducing the BARGAIN BIN!!!

Unfortunately not every batch of soap I make turns out perfectly.  In fact, I have quite a number of batches recently that heated up and got these ugly circles in the least I think they look ugly!  Someone kindly suggested  it just adds character to the bar. =)

I have quite a collection of these bars right now and am offering them unwrapped at $3.00 a bar while they last!  I currently have Lavender & Oatmeal, Cinnamon & Citrus, Lemongrass and Rosewood available.  You can order them here.  Please specify if you have a preference of scent!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Shoulder Wrap Sale Update!

The shoulder wraps are now listed on Etsy.  The coupon code for the 15% discount is yearend11.  Please let me know if you have any problems or questions.  I am new to using coupon codes!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shoulder Wrap Sale!!!

We are offering a 15% discount on Shoulder Wraps from now through the end of 2011.  If you are interested in ordering one for yourself or as a gift, contact us at

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Promised Picture Post

Here are the promised pictures of our three day tour with Israeli guide, Dena.  I have posted just a few of my pictures. =)  Come over for a visit and I'll be glad to show you more!

We began our tour on the Mt. of Olives overlooking the Old City Jerusalem.

An olive tree in the Garden of Gethsemane
Next we visited what is thought to be Caiphus' house.  This statue is of Peter denying Jesus.

These are the steps Jesus would have been led up for his trial.
The empty Garden Tomb!
   Overlooking the town of Nazareth from Mt. Precipice.  The story in Luke 4:16-30 is believed to have taken place on this Mountain.

Synagogue in Capernaum
Beside the synagogue are the remains of a building thought to possibly be Peter's home.

The Ancient Galilee Boat discovered by two brothers in 1986.
The Sea of Galilee!

An Amphitheater
We saw many date palms along the way as we followed Rt. 90 through the Jordan River Valley from Galilee to the Dead Sea!

Masada - the site of Herod's ancient palace and fortifications in southern Israel.
Remains of Herod's Palace

Overlooking the Dead Sea from Masada

Visiting the land of the Bible has made God's Word come even more alive!  I'm grateful to God for providing this opportunity.  I continue to rejoice in His promises as I look to the future with hope!

"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east..."  Zechariah 14:4a

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;"  Titus 2:13

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Home again!

I arrived home from Israel Wednesday evening after a very l-o-n-g 13 hour flight.  Although I enjoyed my visit to the Holy Land, it is good to be home again.  I hope to do one more picture post of my trip soon! 

Since I arrived home I have been busy playing "catch up"!  Today I made 3 batches of lotion candles.  Patchouli and Peppermint & Rosemary are now back in stock!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

More Pictures from the Holy Land!

From the rising of the sun...
Unto the going down of the same...
The LORD's name is to be praised.  
Ps. 113:3

Yesterday we began our day on top of Elon Moreh overlooking the town of Shechem and the hills of Samaria.  A visit to a Samaritan village, exploring the ruins of Shiloh and then a visit to Cesarea to see the ruins of the town built by Herod the Great, made a full day of touring!  After watching the sun set over the Mediterranean we headed for home.

Exploring the ruins at Shiloh

Cesarea and the Mediterranean Sea

Touring the Holy Land and connecting the places we visited with events from the Bible both past & future has been exciting!  Pictures from our 3 day tour to the Mt. of Olives, the Old City Jerusalem, Nazereth, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and Masada will have to wait till a later date!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Psagot, Jerusalem and the Old City

A visit to the Shuk

The ruins of AI
 An old wine cellar in the ruins of AI

The Rampart Walk (A walk around the Old City Wall)

A view of the City of David from the Old City Wall

The Western Wall
In the Temple Courtyard
The Golden Menora for the New Temple

Friday, November 18, 2011

Preparing for Winter and a Trip to Israel!

The goats are mine but I get lots of help from my family to care for them and we all reap the benefits!  A few weeks ago, with a snow storm in the forecast, my brother agreed to close the end of my milking/storage shelter so I would have extra protection from the cold and snow while milking.  During the warmer weather, we take down the plywood end and strap back the tarp.  With one end open it is so much more pleasant during the summer months!  

The idea for this shelter came from here.  A fence panel frame, an old bill board tarp advertising verizon wireless =), some plywood and 2x4's made a very simple yet adequate and versatile shelter.  It provides a place for me to milk the goats and store hay and feed.  There is also a small pen where I can keep does that are soon ready to kid.

This week my dad picked up a winter's supply of hay.  With a barn full of hay, it is really cozy in there now!  The last of the goats will be dried up in December.  Hopefully in January we can put the kidding pen you see in the back left corner of the barn to good use. =)

I leave for a 2-3 week trip to Israel on Monday!  I'm looking forward to touring the Holy Land and spending time with my brother and his family.  I will continue to take orders while I'm in Israel.  The soap, candle, lip balm and shoulder wrap supply is well stocked and my family has kindly agreed to prepare and ship orders for me!

Also, thanks to all of you who have come over to visit from the Homejoys giveaway!  I have enjoyed "meeting" many of you and your interest and subscriptions to my new blog have been an inspiration to continue blogging!