Saturday, August 29, 2009

Walking on Air

Please join Shawangunk Community Members and artist Stefanie Loeb to participate in a Flag-Making Workshop to represent the Town of Shawangunk in the Walking on Air Procession. The workshops are free and open to the public.

October 3rd 2009, marks the opening of the Walkway Over the Hudson, completing the transformation of the historic Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge into a mile-long pedestrian path soaring 212 feet above the Hudson River. The Walking on Air Procession will mark the first public steps across the Walkway, as the bridge becomes a stage for a site-specific performance artwork created and performed by several thousand volunteers. Artists in every city, village and town in both Dutchess and Ulster Counties will be working in their communities to create flags that will be carried in the procession over the Walkway

Only in the MidHudson Valley could an abandoned railroad bridge be transformed into a scenic destination. This vision has been many years in planning & funding, and is the result of countless volunteers who believed that this idea could come a reality.

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Crayons for the First Day of School

Now who dosent love a new box of crayons for the first day of school?

A Fun Way To Wash! Goat Milk & Shea Butter tub soaps are left unfragranced for sensitive skin. They contain no harmful chemicals and will have the kids ready to hop in the tub!

This set of 4 Tub Soaps makes a great Back to School Gift or BirthdayParty Favor.
Custom orders are always welcome, price breaks start for orders over 12 pieces. Convo me for details. I'd love to put up a reserved listing for you.*

Tub soaps will not color your skin/bathtub. Remove paper label before use.

Individually shrink wrapped, labeled, & packaged in a clear acetate box tied with ribbon
Each soap is 5 3/4 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide & weighs a minimum of 2 ounces.

Sets of individual Tub Soaps are avail in my shop @

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Whimsey All Around...

Whimsy is all around us. Some created for our own pleasure, some a gift & inspiration from the Master Gardener.

"Follow your intuition, plant your desires, stand still, be patient. The universe will provide bounty, the likes of which you can only dream" Vivian Elizabeth Glyck

12 Lessons on Life I Learned from My Garden

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Woodstock Sunday at Mowers Market

I packed up with my 'soap-sister' Nina of Happy Herbs Soap early Sunday morning to head off to Mowers Market in Woodstock NY. Every Saturday & Sunday for the last 30+ years, the quiet meadow becomes a flea market & craft extravaganza. No visit to Woodstock is complete without a stop at the meadow .

" Mower's Saturday Market is situated on two beautiful acres, in a grass-covered field, down Maple Lane, behind Bread Alone, across the street from Maria's Bazar, and one short block from the famous Village Green. . It is, as you will discover, a treat both for the eye and the pocketbook.

A vital part of Woodstock's tradition, Mower's Saturday Market is a piece of Woodstock's history, a wonderful part of its present and will, no doubt, have a place in its future.

We do not exaggerate when we tell you that you can find everything from antiques to zebras, from zithers to artwork. "

Once we were set up & settled, I set off for a quick look around the market. African drumming, antiques, air plants, meditation gongs, stone work, veggies, jams, yard sale treasures, strolling musicians: so much to take in! I felt like a kid in a candy store!

What a fun day! Thanks Nina

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Incense & Peppermints"

This is the third soap tribute to the fabulous music played at the Original Woodstock Festival, held 40 years ago this weekend!

I"m sure The Strawberry Alarm Clock wasn't singing about soap , but this sings:
" Incense & Peppermints " to me.

Goat Milk & Shea Butter, along with honey & glycerine meld with nag champa, musk, earthy
patchouli & sweet peppermint to leave your skin soft, moisturized, and "feeling groovy".

I missed the original Woodstock Festival, but I'll be there this weekend at the Street Fair in the town of Woodstock , on Sunday August 16th, from 9am until dusk. If you're in town, stop by! Far Out!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

" Good Vibrations"

An fresh outdoors scent that is totally unisex. This goat milk & shea butter salt bar gently exfoliates like a smoothly polished stone. You get the benefits of a mineral rich salt scrub without the hassle!

A radical blend of Daylily, Lime, Ozonic, Sea Spray Accord, Rose, Jasmine, Freesia, Lily, Beach Daisy, Woods, Musk & Marine will leave you rocking in the shower with "Good Vibrations".

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

" Like a Rollin" Stone"

I'm headed up to Woodstock this weekend with my 'soap sister' Nina for the 40th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.

In tribute to the fabulous music, Ive dreamed up some funky soaps for the Peace & Love generation

"Like A Rollin' Stone" is a funky geometric harmonizing anise, orange & tangerine & grapefruit essential oils with goat milk, shea butter, and eye popping glycerine.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Come into my garden

Early mornings in the garden, while everyone is still asleep is the best time to get my mind in order for the day. The plan may change many times, but the time to plan & think is something I treasure. When the New York winter makes it seem like spring will never arrive, I think of these early morning garden walks as I eagerly await the first signs of spring. My daughter Kyra gave me a stepping stone inscribed with " An hour in the garden put lifes problems in perspective..." I think she knows me well...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Locally Grown

Saturday, August 8th is the Second Art Tour hosted by the Pine Bush Chamber of Commerce. Local Artists & Craftspeople have connected with business owners & The Pine Bush Farmers Market to present a sampling of all the wonderful things that Pine Bush has to offer.

Stroll our quaint shops, enjoy what our local artists have created, and enjoy the bounty of The Pine Bush Farmers Market & the wonderful music of Ralph Housman.