Friday, June 19, 2009

Aaron's 5 Star Getaway!

This Sunday I will be heading to the cottage. It's Aaron's cottage and we only get there once a year. We will be gone for a week, and needless to say I know I will have lots of reading to catch up on when I get back!

We are leaving at 3am Sunday morning. It's a 6 hour drive so we figure if we leave that early we will be in North Bay by 6ish, grab some gas and grub and then push on for the final 3 1/2 hours! It really is a beautiful drive. Once we pass North Bay the highway has all of these little lakes just off the side. We always pass them and are like "Oh, got fish there sometime..."although we just keep driving. This year however we plan on stopping at a couple. Even if we catch nothing that is okay. I am really looking forward to trying out Aaron's new wide angle lens!

So the cottage we like to call Aaron's 5 star Retreat. It is located on Lake Sesekinika, just outside of Timmins Ontario. The cottage is in the shape of an octagon, and complete with two round beds! Nana told us that she saw a Bobcat out in the backyard (the grandparents live in the house next to the cottage), so maybe I can get some really neat pic's...from a safe distance of course!

I look forward to this trip every year. I love the drive up even though it takes us forever! I usually read to Aaron and we do crosswords or just jab about what we are going to do. It almost always involves sleeping in and relaxing!

In preparation for our trip we have spent the last day or so doing the following: cleaning up the condo (because it is way more fun to come home to a clean home) and I have been up to my armpits in laundry. We have also been foraging for food as I am not grocery shopping this close to our trip. We stop in Kirkland Lake to get food so that we aren't over packing the car with stuff. There is after all three of us heading up this year in one car so it'll be tight already!

Well my dears, I am off! I hope you all have a fantastic week! If I can ghost a signal at the cottage I will come on and check out what's been happening with all of you! As my boss used to tell us before we left the breakout room..."Play safe, and have fun."

Contest post is one post down!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Contest!

Put Up Your Happy Place!

Get out your camera's kids! This contest is about your happy places!

How to Enter: Take a picture of a place that makes you happy, be it your cottage, your backyard, a local park or hey even your room! Post your picture and tell us why this place makes you happy! (to make it easy for me to find, post it under My Happy Place!) Send your friends over to enter for an extra ballot! (make sure they mention you sent them!) Follow my blog for yet another chance at winning!

The Prize:
A lovely assortment of my handmade bath stuffs! I don't have a photo yet as I am still making the prize!

Contest ends on July 12 th, 2009.

Good luck and have fun!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Milton Street Festival and Contest Teaser!

Been busy lately!

On the weekend Sadie (seen in photo looking rather pleased with our efforts!) Lauren and I had our first booth! We were at the Milton Street Festival selling our bath products! Here is what we had for sale! From the left: Lavender Mint, Vanilla Mint, Cinnamon, Patchouli, and Orange Vanilla soaps. Behind those are all of our bath salts (in the blue puffy stuff). Next is a couple of boxes of our candles in various smells. We had some spa cloths (thanks Cher!) and then all of our kids soaps, from Popsicles and lollipops to peppermint swirls and chunk soaps! Made about $200 on Saturday which is awesome! We didn't sell everything but are pretty sure we can work the kinks out in our plans! We did however sell out of our soaps for kids...which is always fun! The festival committee put us right beside a kids painting booth as we had a hand washing station. Lots of entertainment there!

Also, I will be holding a contest for some of our fabulous bath products! It will start on Friday June 12th and will run for a month. More details on Friday but I will tease you all with this...get your camera's ready!