Thursday, August 27, 2009

Make Mine Pink's Friday Event

Getting Organized

at Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event.

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday,
August 28, 2009 as we present "Getting Organized"

Getting Organized has taken on a new look! From being strictly functional to being functional and stylish has become the latest and greatest way of getting and staying organized. Pretty and stylish organization means that you no longer have to hide everything away in back room closets and filing cabinets. Instead, old locker baskets painted pink and stylishly chic organizers help you get organized in creative ways.
Please join me at Business In THE Bag, along with many of my friends from Make Mine Pink, in our special offerings to de-clutter and organize your spaces and life.
til next time...........Carol

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Giving Back - The Pink Slipper Project

My heart is full of joy and excitement this morning as I think about this heart-warming (and toe warming) project started by Joyce Lucas at Make Mine Pink. "The Pink Slipper Project will be joining hands with Terry Grahl of Enchanted as we offer comfort and support to the women and children at Newhouse in Kansas City, Mo. (, a shelter dedicated to providing new beginnings to abused women and their children. Our challenge is a big one but one I'm sure we can meet. The girls at Make Mine Pink and Quilt 'n' Stitch Marketplace are ready to roll up their sleeves and dust off their sewing machines!"

I just couldn't wait to jump in there and start making slippers. Here are a couple I've made so far. These are made from decorator fabric, but just imagine how adorable they would be in flannel, or fleece, or cute cottons. I encourage all you sewers and non-sewers alike to participate. The pattern is soooooooo easy - I am not kidding. Anyone can make them.

Stop over at and download the pattern and get to work. I know you'll enjoy yourself too. Won't you help us meet this make this challenge a success?

til next time...............

Monday, August 3, 2009

Show and Tell Monday - August 3

Good Monday Morning!

It's a gorgeous day here in Michigan with temps in the 70's and beautiful sunshine everywhere. We have been so blessed this Summer with milder than usual temps and I just love it.
Today I thought I would share with you a very special day I spent last week with my BFF, Debbie. She treated me to a very special garden tea luncheon in celebration of my birthday. Would you like to see a few pics?

This is the Heavenly Scent Herb Farm in Fenton, Michigan. This is a spectacular place started about 20 years ago. They have beautiful walks through gardens, a gazebo for parties, fountains, a greenhouse with their own grown plants and................inside is a retail store that is a feast for the senses! I love walking through - their displays are always gorgeous. For obvious reasons, I was prohibited from taking interior pics. Ah well - you'll have to use your imagination.

Here are pics of my BFF, Debbie on the left..........and me on the right.

What a beautiful entrance! And the gardens are spectacular! I couldn't post them all, so here are just a few.

Luncheon was a very lovely event held under the gazebo. We started with scones (blueberry and orange/poppy seed) served with fresh-made lemon curd and devonshire cream - along with delicious Ginger Peach iced tea.

The next course was a lovely Chicken Pesto Salad on croissant with a side of apple/cucumber slaw and fresh fruit. I don't care for cucumbers, but this slaw was soooo declicious. It had a hint of cinnamon too.

Then for dessert was a lovely wine glass with a delightful and delicious chocolate mousse/strawberry trifle. Yum!

After filling our tummies, we learned a bit about the language of flowers and their meanings. Our final enjoyment of the day was making a fresh tussie mussie. Here are before and after pics!

What a wonderful day we had. I am so blessed to have my BFF, Debbie, in my life.
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
til next time............