Welcome, glad you came to visit. Check in periodically to find out about specials at Patricia Rose, to share some herbal information I have learned about and a recipe here and there. Let's just enjoy a nice chat together. Looking forward to seeing you frequently!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July

Here we are, the Fourth of July. Hope eveyone is having a wonderful, safe holiday weekend. Take a minute to say a prayer for all the servicemen and women who have in the past and are now keeping us safe in this wonderful country of ours.
In trying to reclaim gardens after several years of neglect, I managed to grab a handful of poison ivy and am now nursing two hands that are very swollen, red and itchy. I have whipped up a concoction of jojoba oil, lavender, rosemary, tea tree and the itching is come under control! Of course, jewelweed is the best antidote for poison ivy but I am all out and cannot find any at the moment. It's not where I left it a few years ago! If you happen to have some in your area, it is a wonderful antidote for poison ivy. It's also very pretty and it's kind of fun the way the seeds shoot out of the pods--they shoot out over a few feet if you just barely touch them! Here's a picture in case you have need of this remedy!

You can take the leaves and rub on the rash or you can make a 'tea' of the leaves and stems by boiling in water, then freezing the tea in ice cube trays and storing in a plastic bag for later use. Isn't it amazing that something so simple works so well? Have a wonderful week,


Thursday, May 26, 2011

May Flowers

Please join me and the boutiques at Make Mine Pink for the last May Flowers Make Mine Pink Friday , www.makeminepink.com . Such a nice time of year to fill our homes with flowers, decorative and fresh! It's nice to keep a bowl of potpourri on your windowsill and let the breeze waft the fragrance into your room, just make sure to not overfill or you will have flower petals strewn about (I guess there could be worse things on the floor!). Take a peek at this well-loved spice tin I found at an estate sale, available Friday -

Have a fun but safe holiday weekend,



Thursday, October 14, 2010

I hope life goes on

This is a very difficult post for me to write. Just when I thought things were improving, my world crashed around me. Although it has been expected more than once over the past few years, my husband died on September 11, 2010. It has been a very long road through the illnesses he was suffering from and I can gain some peace in knowing his pain is finally over. To the nurses who have cared for him, thank you so much. I am just now starting to pick up the pieces of my life and see what I will make of it now. To those of you who have been sending condolences and support, thank you so very much. I find it tough to put two coherent thoughts together, but hope that this will clear sooner rather than later. I have hopes of getting my business back in order and thank all of you for your patience and understanding.