Sunday, December 20, 2009
My family and friends will be spending Christmas Day with my mom in her "new home", hoping she will settle in and feel it's a bit like home. We are moving her things tomorrow and she will come on Tuesday, I would like to have everything in place and ready for her. She will be able to have her wonderful companion, Gus, her cat, who has been a true friend for the past 9-1/2 years, so I am hoping he will help her be more comfortable in her new surroundings. He will be there waiting for her at the door! This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life, but am thankful she is still here and can enjoy Christmas with us, once again and hope she will have many more holidays with us.
Remember what Christmas is all about. It's about family, friends, sharing, caring and loving each other every day, not just at Christmas time, but all year long!
May each of you have a wonderful Christmas!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
New Christmas Poem
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
'SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY! COUNTRY, MY CORPS.'
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, 'CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.'
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,!
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.'
This poem was written by a Marine.
The following is his request. I think it is reasonable.....
PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending
this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming
soon and some credit is due to our U.S. service men,
women, and Canadian Forces for our being able to celebrate these festivities.
Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we
owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and
dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your
small part to plant this small seed!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Wishing you a "Very Merry Shabby Chic Christmas"! It's Pinkalicious Christmas Party Time at Shabby Cottage Shops!
You're invited to celebrate with us tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd. This week's theme is "A Very Merry Shabby Chic Christmas" for our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party". You'll find some wonderful new items this week, just in time for your holiday shopping! There's stunning new "wish boxes" at Debi Coules, twirl skirt sets and teacup lights at Nana Puddn' Designs and gorgeous handpainted kitchen accessories at Ribbons Roses and More!
Our shop owners are very busy adding new items to their boutiques on a daily basis, so make sure to stop by Shabby Cottage Shops tomorrow and enjoy our "Very Merry Shabby Chic Christmas" party at Shabby Cottage Shops! If you are looking for shabby chic, one of a kind, children's boutique clothing, Paris Apartment Style, French Chic or romantic home decor? You'll find it all at Shabby Cottage Shops and our beautiful boutiques. Every shop has added some new items and has a wonderful selection of gifts for your holiday shopping, along with some great sales from our talented members. Be sure to stop by on Thursday, all day, you're sure to find "The Perfect Gift" at Shabby Cottage Shops.
Have a Very Merry Shabby Chic Christmas!
Shabby Cottage Shops
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique!
Monday, November 23, 2009
I hope to see everyone at Virginia Beach Christmas Market, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center! The show starts at 10:00 AM on Friday, November and will end on Sunday, November 29th at 5:00! Please stop by and see me in booth numbers 451 and 452.5, right at the front door.
If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, there's still time, I have a great discount for every day of the show, but you can only get this coupon if you sign up for my newsletter. You can sign up here, and enjoy the largest savings I have offered yet, just in time for the holidays! If you planning on attending the show, sign up for the newsletter and remember to bring the coupon at the bottom of the newsletter, the savings are huge!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, see you on Friday!! I won't be attending our "Pink Holiday Magic Sale"or Pinkalicious Christmas Party this week, but you can attend, just read about it below!
Visit all of our wonderful shops to see what they've added this week! You'll find fabulous new items, just in time for the biggest sale of the year, our "Pink Holiday Magic Sale" at Shabby Cottage Shops! Enjoy unbelievable sales and great bargains this year at Shabby Cottage Shops, where you;ll find boutique shopping at it's best...
Don't forget to enter our "Pink Holiday Magic $100 Shopping Spree" and our Pink Present Holiday Giveaway! The "Pink Present" holiday giveaway is valued at $400 and ends on November 30th at midnight, EST! The "Pink Holiday Magic $100 Shopping Spree" ends on Wednesday, November 25th, at midnight, EST just in time to help you kick start your holiday shopping at Shabby Cottage Shops with our compliments! You can enter right here both wonderful free events right on the blog! Hurry and enter, there's no purchase necessary!
We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Magical Merry Christmas from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Shop early at Shabby Cottage Shops, we'll have huge sales on Thanksgiving Day! We're having our "Pink Holiday Magic" Sale to help you get started on all of your holiday shopping Early! Join us all day, Thanksgiving and take advantage of the fabulous savings at our boutiques! You can start shopping at our Pinkalicious Christmas Party Wednesday night at 12:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time! Visit our boutiques, make your list and then check back at midnight to see if you have won the $100.00 Pink Holiday Magic Shopping Spree at Shabby Cottage Shops!
Enter to win the "Pink Holiday Magic Shopping Spree" for $100.00 at Shabby Cottage Shops, just in time for our "Pink Holiday Magic" Sale!! The winner will be announced on Wednesday evening at midnight, so you can shop to your heart's content at one of participating shops! Have fun filling your stocking with the ultimate gifts from our fabulous boutiques! This contest will end Wednesay, November 25th at Midnight, EST, no entries past midnight will be honored!
Here's the requirements to have a chance to win the "Pink Holiday Magic Shopping Spree" at Shabby Cottage Shops:
- Leave a comment on the blog, along with first name and email address
- Follow our blog
- Sign up for our newsletter
- Visit each of the participating shops before our "Pink Holiday Magic Sale"
Shopping Spree Rules:
- No purchase is necessary to enter
- Valid for participants in USA Only
- Shipping fees will be included in the $100.00 Shopping Spree total
- Must purchase from one of the participating boutiques
- Must be 18 or older
- You will have until December 1st to respond to email notifying you as the winner, if no response, we will draw another name.
Oh, don't forget about the "Pink Present" giveaway, it's valued at $400 and ends on November 30th at 12 Midnight, it's valued at $400 and there are gift certificates with a value of $175.00
Friday, November 20, 2009
I will also have some new shabby chic chandeliers, my yummy confections vintage chenille bakery goodies and lots more new items! I will have new items on the website after the show, so check back after December 1st for your online shopping pleasure. I will have a special sale for those who can't attend the Virginia Beach Christmas Market show!
Hope to see you, if you haven't signed up for my newsletter, do it before the show, I will be sending out a very special discount coupon with $25.00 off a $100.00 purchase, this coupon is good for Friday only. Saturday it's $20.00 off a $100.00 purchase and then on Sunday, it will be $15.00 off your $100.00 purchase! So shop early, save and get the best selection for this year's Christmas Market in Virginia Beach! If you plan to attend this fabulous show, here's a coupon for $1.00 off your admission, strollers with your wee little can attend the entire weekend, your admission cover the entire weekend. Don't forget to bring a canned good to help support the Southeastern Food bank of Virginia too!
I will post pictures of the booth when I return. Setting up the booth is my favorite part, other than, of course seeing each of "my little girls" and their wonderful moms!
Please make sure to stop by Shabby Cottage Shops the entire weekend, our shops will be having some fabulous sales for the entire weekend and also on Cyber Monday, shop early, use the discounts in the newsletter and enjoy browsing Shabby Cottage Shops to find "The Perfect Gift"!If you are not a member of our mailing list, sign up now, only members get the special discounts and hear all the latest "Cottage Chatter"! Want to catch up on the latest "Cottage Chatter", you can read our most current and recent newsletters here!
We're also having a fabulous blog giveaway, "The Pink Present" valued at $400! Stop by and enter "The Pink Present" giveaway, it ends on November 30, there's still time to enter and no purchase is necessary! It'll be "The Perfect Gift" for one very lucky person!!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, see you on Friday!
Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This Week's Theme is "The Perfect Gift" for our Pinkalicious Christmas Party!
You're invited to join us tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th. This week's theme is "The Perfect Gift" for our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party". We have "The Perfect Gift" for all of your holiday shopping at Shabby Cottage Shops! Many new items at our fabulous boutiques this week include "Wish Boxes" from Debi Coules Romantic Art; new hand painted signs at Rose Cottage Chic; and gingerbread mixing bowls with matching kitchen accessories at Sweetheart's Nest. You'll find many more fabulous new items are available from our boutiques at Shabby Cottage Shops!
At this week's Pinkalicious Christmas Party, you're sure to find "The Perfect Gift"! Looking for shabby chic, Paris Apartment Style, French Chic or romantic gifts? You'll find it all at Shabby Cottage Shops and our beautiful boutiques. Each shop has the ultimate selection of gifts for your holiday shopping list, along with some great sales, Free shipping, Free gift wrap and Free gifts with purchase! Be sure to stop by on Thursday, all day, you're sure to find "The Perfect Gift" at Shabby Cottage Shops.
Visit all of our wonderful shops and see what our busy shop owners added to their shops this week and find "The Perfect Gift" at Shabby Cottage Shops!
Don't forget to stop by and enter for a chance to win "The Pink Present" giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops blog! There's no purchase necessary and the contest ends November 30! It's valued over $400.00!
We're also participating in Make Mine Pink's "12 Days of Christmas" Shop Hop! This starts on November 27th and ends December 8th. There is a huge grand prize valued at $1000.00 You can join in the fun and Shop Hop with us here!
If you are interested in joining Shabby Cottage Shops mailing list so you can found out the "latest scoop", sign up here! You'll find out all the latest news about specials, sales and giveaways, plus all the latest cottage chatter, available to members of our mailing list only.
If you want to see what you have missed by not being a member of our mailing list, you can read the current and most recent newsletter here!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
- Visit the participating shops below and look for this Pink ornament in their shop, came back and tell us where you found it, in your comments, along with your first name and last initial, email address and state of residence.
- Tell us what what your favorite item in their shop.
- Tell us which was your favorite shop of them all and why.
- FOLLOW our blog
- SIGN UP for our newsletter
******To ENTER our giveaway and "post" a comment, please scroll down to the end of this post, it will say "Leave a Pinkalicious Comment" enter your all the information there.
Here's the Rules of "The Pink Present" Blog Holiday Giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops:
- You must reside in the Continental USA or Canada
- You must leave a comment where you found the Pink ornament on each participating site, your favorite item in their shop and which shop you adored the most and of course, why!
- "The Pink Present" Holiday blog giveaway is free of charge and there is no purchase necessary to participate.
- We cannot be held responsible for damages once the "The Pink Present" has left our hands for shipping. Any damaged items will not be replaced or reimbursed to the winner. You will receive notification when "The Pink Present" once it's shipped, along with a tracking number and delivery confirmation. Delivery time will vary to due holiday shipping times. "The Pink Present" will ship the most economical way via USPS or UPS.
- Once item is received, please come back and let us know you received it by leaving a comment on the blog.
- You will have 72 hours to respond to our email, if we don't hear back from you, we will choose another winner by a draw.
Below are the participating shops who so graciously donated these prizes for "The Pink Present" Blog Holiday Giveaway:
- Chloe's Chic Boutique ~ A Pink Covered Bird Candy Dish
- Debi Coules Romantic Art ~ Boudoir Sign ~ Signed by Debi
- Dusty Oak Ornaments ~ La Belle 100% Soy Candle and Abigail Ornament signed by the artist, Sandy
- French Charmed ~ Embellished journal, Christmas tag,embellished match box and embellished gift box
- Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique ~ Rose Print/Chenille Tote, Vintage Chenille Yummy Confections "Black Forest, Red Rose Holiday Cake"
- Nana Puddn Designs ~ Embroidered Christmas Guest Towel
- Ribbons Roses and More ~ Hand painted petite Teapot and Vintage Flour Sifter
- Rose Cottage Chic ~ Romantic & Stunning Sun catcher with Crystal Prisms and Porcelain Roses
- Sweetheart's Nest ~ Santa's Magical Key
- Vintage to Vogue Shop ~ $50.00 Gift Certificate
- Shabby Cottage Shops ~ $75.00 Gift certificate to be used at any one of the participating shops
- A Rita Marie Shabby Cottage ~ Shabby Chic Embellished Pink Window Shutter
There are many wonderful products valued at $350.00 in "The Pink Present" giveaway, great to keep for yourself or share with some very special friends this holiday season!
We would like to wish each of you Happy Holidays from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
As many of you know, Shabby Cottage Shops is a new online shopping mall and we have some very exciting news to share with you! Our first ad debuted in Romantic Homes today to announce the grand opening of Shabby Cottage Shops and we are celebrating!
We are celebrating by having a fabulous "come join us" special and invite you to become a member of our gorgeous Victorian Cottage community at a fantastic price! If you join now, your six month membership will include two months absolutely FREE!
I have to tell you one of the best benefits are our "co~op" ads, at unbelievably affordable low cost, which you allow you additional exposure at a price will honestly astound you! Do you like to pay more than you should, or can't participate because of your current cost for co~op ads?? Another reason we invite you to come join us at Shabby Cottage Shops! We have a full page ad coming out in October and more ads throughout the upcoming Holiday Season. Now is the most opportune time to join and get the fullest impact from these ad during the busiest time of the year!
Plus when you join us, you will receive two months FREE membership, plus if you "refer a friend" and two of your friends become members, and they join, you will receive an additional month FREE, you will get Three Months FREE! Tell your friends about Shabby Cottage Shops, and make sure they tell us you referred them, so you will get an additional month FREE!
Come Join us, get your choice of the wonderful Victorian cottages available at Shabby Cottage Shops today. Enjoy your FREE membership! Come, celebrate with us, and get noticed for less, at Shabby Cottage Shops!
Shabby Cottage Shops
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Please take a moment on this wonderful Pink Saturday and watch this, it will certainly make you laugh out loud, I promise! Here's the link, pass it on to your friends, if they are feeling blue today, this will certainly cheer them up! http://www.wimp.com/dancingbird/
On another note, I am having a great sale ~ 40% off, visit Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique and find some great Pink Saturday deals!
I also would like to invite to join my ning network, so stop by and please join us!
Have a Pinkalicious Saturday!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I am having a "Summer Sizzler Sale", all instock summer clothing is now 40% off! It's time to make way for the new fall and Holiday boutique clothing. There are some really cute items, if I do say so myself, so stop by and grab them while you can, once they're gone, they won't be recreated!
There are some new Kelly Rightsell fabrics which are also on sale, they are 58" wide and are on sale at an unbelievably low price. I will be adding the new holiday fabrics soon. I have a wonderful line this season from Studio E, watch for them within the next two weeks. Plus many other fabrics will be added too. Also look for the cutest holiday twirl skirts and dresses soon.
This sale will run thru the month of August or until the instock items are gone, so grab any of the sale items while they are available now.
It's been really hot and I am hoping everyone is staying inside and cool. I am looking forward to fall and cool weather!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Now is the time to get rid of all those weeds in your yard, like crabgrass and any other unsitely weed, even though it's green, get rid of them using this Tonic! Do this as soon as possible in the spring, and apply any pre-emerge weed control Before 12 Noon and water with your 20 gal. hose-end sprayer. Remember this tonic recipe will cover a 2500 sf lawn. The following tonic will "Shine Up" your Landscape!
Please remember to use the 20 gal. hose-end sprayer you marked with the word "Warning" on it in red with nail polish and use this sprayer for insect or weed control only! If you didn't do this, then read this post and follow the directions please!
Here's the Pre-Emerge Weed Control Tonic ~ again you aren't going to believe how simple it is and what's in it ~ so here's the "recipe". This will really "Zing" the weeds!
Pre-Emerge Weed Control Tonic for Your Lawn:
1 Cup liquid dish soap or children's shampoo (this removes the seed shell protection from the weeds)
1 Cup of Hydrogen Perioxide
2 tbsp. Instant Tea
You can also add your favorite liquid pre-emerge control to this tonic.
If you prefer to use "dry" pre-emerge controls, you can add 1 Cup of "Dry Laundry" detergent to the purchased "dry" pre-emerge controls. This will also remove "seed shell" protection from the unsitely weeds in your lawn!
Again, apply this with the 20 gal. hose-end sprayer, marked with the word "Warning"before 12 Noon.
Also, just an update on a Sale I am having on my website ~ all the Vintage Yummy Confections Bakery Items are on sale now and will run thru the Month of April, 20% OFF. Many are priced under $10.00! These are the prettiest cupcakes, cakes and tea cakes you will find anywhere on the web. Here is a previous post about these yummy bakery items! Go look at the menu when you have a minute. Each item is on sale 20% off the regular price. There are lots of "freshly baked" goodies, they are truly the perfect "Eye Candy" and would make a wonderful gift for Easter or Mother's Day!
I hope everyone is enjoying the Garden Tips and will find them helpful and useful! I love sharing this kind of information with everyone. Watch for another tip on Lawn care tomorrow!
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today's post is about how to control bugs in your lawn. Yes, every lawn has bugs. To debug and disease-proof your lawn there are two tonics to help you control insects. So read on about how to get rid of them, again using things which are readily available in your home, or easily purchased at the grocery store!
You must do this before anything else ~ read and heed this please:
Take a 20 gal. hose-end sprayer and pain the word "Warning" in red on the jar with red nail polish. Then add an orange golf ball (it's like an agitator and use this sprayer only to apply the pest or insect control at their recommended rate, the tonic recipe is below!
To debug and disease- proof your lawn, before you apply any chemical insect control, mix this tonic in your 20 gal. hose-end sprayer. Then followup within one hour, with an application of Dursban or Diazinon at the recommend rate.
1 cup of Fels Naptha Soap Solution*
1 cup chewing tobacco juice**
1 cup antiseptic mouthwash
*How to make the Fels Naptha Soap Solution:
Shave 1" of the Fels Naptha Bar Soap into an old nylon stocking and place into a gallon of boiling hot water, along with 4 oz. of children's shampoo or liquid dish detergent, remember don't use an antibacterial dish detergent, use the inexpensive kind. You can save what you don't use, because there are many more mixtures or tonics you can use this for and will find in other posts later. Here is a link where you can purchase Fels Naptha Soap, if you can't find it at your grocery store: http://www.soapsgonebuy.com/Fels_Naptha_Soap_p/dial1001.htm Here is another link for more great uses for this soap. I remember my grandmother always having and using this soap! http://www.soapsgonebuy.com/category_s/8.htm This soap is great for many things, even Poison Ivy Control. This link tells you about Fels Naptha and the many uses it has!
Before you apply any chemical insect control, mix the "Insect Control Tonic" recipe below in your 20 gal. hose-end sprayer and apply after 7 PM.
**How to make the Insect Control Tonic:
1 cup liquid dish soap
1/2 chewing tobaco juice
2 tbsp. Witch Hazel
4. tbsp. Instant Tea
IMPORTANT***** In recent years soap manufacturers have added degreasers and antibacterial ingredients to their products. These are VERY harmful to your plants and most likely will burn or kill them. When a home gardening technique calls for liquid dish soap be very careful that you use only Ivory or Fels Naptha Solution. You can also use the original liquid lemon type detergent which has no additives, just be careful that it does not contain a degreaser or is antibacterial.
Tomorrow's post will be about 'Weed Control" for your Lawn, along with another tonic to use! Stay tuned for more!
Don't forget about my "Anything Pink Sale" at my website, which ends tonight at 12 Midnight, EST. Looking for pretty pink things, check out my website for some pretty pink things like gorgeous fabrics with roses, Easter Bunnies, yummy chenille cupcakes and more!
Have a Great Sunday, thanks for stopping by my blog, hope these garden tips will help beautify your yard!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Here are some great lawn care tips, things you might never think of:
1. Wear golf shoes when working in your yard or garden
2. Water before 2 PM, between 5 AM and 8 AM is best
3. Pick all the grass clippings and use as mulch for your garden
4. Apply your weed controls between 1 PM and 3 PM on a bright, sunny and non-windy day
5. Apply any disease controls after 7 PM
6. Mow after 7PM for both you and your lawn's comfort and health
7. Make sure you mow only with a very sharp blade (might want to buy a few extra blades)
8. Make sure to hose down your lawnmower after you are done
Okay, now for some great fertilizing, snack and all-season tonic recipes!
In the spring, use this fertilizer recipe remembering this will do a 2500 sf. lawn
3 lbs. of Epsom Salts per 2500 square ft bag
50 lbs. of your favorite dry lawn food ( apply this at half of the recommended rate)
use a hand held spreader on the medium setting.
The Snack Tonic:
It's an instant snack which will get your lawn up and growing in the spring and the fall, which is when you need aggressive roost action and thatch breakdown. Mix the following ingredients in a 20 gal. hose end sprayer and apply after your first application of dry lawn food in spring and after your last application in the fall.
1 Can Beer (doesn't matter what kind)
1 cup liquid dish soap or baby shampoo
then fill the balance 20 gal. hose end sprayer with ammonia
The All-Season Tonic:
After applying your "Snack Tonic", every 3 weeks, early in the morning, within two days of mowing your lawn, feed everthing in your garden with this "All Season Tonic", again mixed in your 20 gal hose-end sprayer:
1 Can Beer
1 cup Ammonia
1/2 cup liquid dish soap
1/2 cup Liquid Lawn Food
1/2 cup of molasses or corn syrup (yes, you are reading this correctly)
Make sure to clean your sprayer really well, the molasses or corn syrup may clog up your nozzle on the sprayer, so take extra care to clean properly after each use.
I will continue to post more great Snacks, Tonics and mixtures on a daily basis for your gardening pleasure and health!
Don't forget about my "Anything Pink Sale" at my website, if you love pink, then take a hop over to my website and get your Pink Fix today!
Have a great weekend! Look for another Garden Tip Junkee post tomorrow!
The sale will end on Sunday, March 29th @ 12 Midnight, EST! Don't miss this great "Anything Pink Sale" at Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique, just in time for Friday Flea Market!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Organic spore which attacks insect larvae. Great for organic growers. Works for soil grown plants, so it's family and environmentally safe!
Friday, March 20, 2009
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Listed below are other wonderful fellow bloggers who are also paying tribute to "Support Our Troops" Day Blog Event ~~ I want to thank each one who took the time out of their busy schedule to participate in the special event "Thank You"!
Midlife Poet ~ Deborah
Let's not forget the families of the troops, for without their love and support, alot of the men and women who give so unselfishly of themselves, would not survive mentally and have nothing to look forward to when they return home! I salute the families of the troops and send you my sincere gratitude!
Lastly, to my niece, Megan, I am so proud of you, you have grown into a wonderful young woman and I am proud to say you are "My Niece"! I love you with all of my heart, be safe and we anxiously await your return home! Please let me know when you get your "care package" and I hope all of your fellow troops will enjoy the goody boxes and care packages on the way to "Our Troops" and please tell them "Thank You" from all of us! ~ Aunt Debie
Thanks so everyone who so graciously continue to "Support Our Troops" and for participating in the event. Don't forget to email them or drop them a card in the mail, sometimes that is all it takes to let them know we care!