Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lavender and a Clean Kitchen!

I received a big package from Rosa yesterday. When my UPS man came he told me he waited as long as he could to deliver the package because it made his truck smell so good. Rosa sent me lavender she had grown herself! My lavender has never looked or smelled as wonderful. She even sent me rosemary so today I am making soaps. I am making lots of lavender soap and lots of rosemary soaps. My soap shop smells awesome! I finally finished decluttering and cleaning the kitchen. It feels so relaxing to work in a organised kitchen and be able to reach for something without something else falling out the cabinet. Now what do I do with all the stuff I took out of the cabinets and have sitting on a table on my back porch??? LOL

Melody was in pain last night but is doing lots better this morning. She is looking forward to going home to her own bed later today. Joseph took the day off work to take care of her and make sure she takes it easy. Melody says thank you to everyone for all the prayers and thoughts.


Anonymous said...

I can almost smell the lovely fragrance from your gift of herbs! Your kitchen looks marvelous and organized - I am envious! You, Melody and the rest of your family remain in my prayers. I love Diva's photo!

City Mouse said...

Well, you know I love your kitchen cabinets. =)

Congrats on the kitchen org, and on the neat renovation of the blog for the holidays! It's super fun! I love the song, and the pics of the goaties up top are awesome. Enjoy the scent of that lavender!

Anonymous said...

I love the smell of rosemary and lavendar! Love your Christmas look.


Juri said...

I love your blog!!! I was going to just read, smile, and leave, but I thought I would leave a note and not be such a "lurker". I was just forced to clean and organize my kitchen, and I had to laugh...I wonder, too, now what I will do with all the "stuff" I have piled in my shed (removed from the kitchen). Your pictures are great! I fell in love with your goats, too! (I have goats).


Anonymous said...

Ooooo, lavender soap. How wonderful. Congratulations on your neat, tidy, well-organized kitchen! I just LOVE the goat pictures!!! I don't know how you ever manage to get them to accept wearing those hats!

Rosa said...

First of all, I am so happy Melody is feeling better today. It's the first day that is always so hard. I bet she will be glad to get home. Glad you liked your lavender and rosemary. I know that box sure did smell good! YUM! Enjoy! xo

Rosa said...

PS Your kitchen looks wonderful. Done? C'mon over here and help me get my kitchen in order for my brother's visit in a few days!

Anonymous said...

Dear Peggy, thank you so very much for the patterns. I am so excited to receive them. I was in my sewing room this morning and was looking at the area where I plan to display them. I just can't wait and I am so grateful to you for your kindness and generosity!

PEA said...

Well look at that decluttered kitchen of yours, sis!! Great job!! I did all that to my cupboards as well a couple of weeks ago and as you said, it's so nice not having something fall on my head every time I open a cupboard door. Oh wow, I can well imagine how wonderful your soap shop is smelling with that fresh lavender and rosemary...taking a biggggg sniff!!! xoxox

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Everything looks great!! i will pray for melody's continued healing:)))

amelia said...

There's nothing like your own bed when you're not feeling well!!!

Connie said...

Hi Rose,
Love the smell of lavendar!
Glad to hear your DD can come home!
Your kitchen is lovely - I love red.
Do you have any pictures of your house on your blog? I may have missed them.

Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

I love love LOVE lavender! And I also love the Santa hat cursor. Too cute!

Pretty Organizer said...


I just want you to know that I've been keeping track of stats for the North Pole Santa site that I run and dog-gone-it!! You are like my top referral lady!! You are making my day! I'm gonna put you down for a refferal so if anyone mentions your name you can get some of that moola back for those letters you ordered! 50 cents per letter ordered! Thank you sooooo much for being so great and telling your friends! LOVE YOU!

Pretty Organizer/ North Pole Secretary!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you and I were on the same sheet today. I redid some cabinets myself and posted lol.
Yours looks great. Now I have to work on the counter tops to get my Christmas put out.

Mary said...


I have been praying for Melody and am glad she is through her surgery fine.

Thank you for your kind words of support on my post about Aunt May. I'm just getting ready to go to spend a few hours with her. Mom & I were there about 4 hours today, but no one can sit with her overnight. I'll do my best.

Love and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Peg, How about this cold weather. I am sure you are curled up by the fire with your hot Choclate to night. I,m glad all is well for your family. We will remember your son-in-laws family. Stay well yourself and keep taking pictures.

Donna said...

Mrs. Peggy...your cupboards look awesome! Here you are all done and I'm still in process!
Enjoy that lavendar...I've tried and tried to grow some lavendar and for some reason I just have never been successful at it. Maybe your friend can let us know the secret!

Mrs.Ruiz said...

The goats look adorable with their antlers on, Im just wondering if this is causing them some confusion:))


How wonderful that your daughter is healing. I love lavender. I am planting more next year. It is one of the things that grows in this crazy soil. Kitchen looks great!

I hope you don't mind I am going to steel your barnyard christmas song for my blog.

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
I Love your Christmas look:o)
I Love lavander .o relaxing!
Your kitchen is Lovely ,looks so nice and clean!
Hope Melody is still doing good. Still praying here!
HAve a great day!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Say you do have the same slow cooker that I have..how cool!! I love lavender so I am sitting here admiring you right now..What a great card. i need to get my "generic ones" out...smile..