Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Little Bit of Spring

Spring has definitely sprung here in my little part of the world. Our weekend was absolutely beautiful. It even smells like spring outside. The girls were really excited to see our neighbors purple crocus so I thought it might be fun to take them to some of the local nurseries and get our own flowers. The girls love flowers. They love touching them and making the leaves and petals bounce around. I'm so happy that I may actually end up with some little gardening buddies to trek around and stare at plants and pretty colored flowers for hours and hours. As it turned out there wasn't much of a selection yet but we managed to find some nice pansies. Lily chose a flat of deep purple and yellow...or prupel as she puts it. Maya chose a flat that had some mixed colors but she liked the yewlow and bluuu (or yellow and blue in non toddler speak).

So we get them home and I get everything set up to plant them. All of my flowers have to be planted in containers or they run the very real risk of being trampled to death by my dogs. I gave each of the girls a scoop and put the bag of dirt between them. Dirt + giant scoops + two, two year olds = one big happy mess. Who knew toddlers would like handling the dirt more then planting the flowers. Ok, ok...I did but I severely underestimated their passion for filling the pots with it. When the big pots were filled and it was time to put the flowers in, the girls were not happy with me at all. Many a pansy went sailing out into the yard when they would return with their giant scoop of dirt to discover that I had stealthily plopped the flowers into their pots. When I finally managed to get the scoops away from the girls, the flowers into the pots, and the pots away from the eye of the hissy fit storm, most of the poor pansies looked like they had been through a war. Well, I guess really they had been. Perhaps they would have fared better with my dogs.

So the flowers are resting comfortably on my deck, for now...until I forget to water them.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sneak Peek

Just a little sneak peek of a new scent I have in the works....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Day in the Wylde Life Gets a New Face

Well if you are here reading this, you probably noticed! If you are reading my blog posts through a feed then you may notice some changes to my blog the next time you visit. I spent this weekend tinkering with the layout and doing some little html hacks here and there. I wanted something bright and clean looking for the spring. I'll probably put some color in the background eventually, but for right now I wanted something fresh and minimal....like the feeling you get when you cast off your winter coat for the first time in the spring!

I still have some more work that I'd like to do and some more little changes. Basically I don't know anything about blog design. I know basic html but everything I did to my blog I learned from reading online tutorials. So, if you run into any problems or if something doesn't work for you just let me know. I'll do my best to fix it up. I did widen my blog considerably, because I like big pictures. I know there is a chance that it might run off the edges for people with lower resolution monitors. I checked it on my old 15 inch, and nothing important was cut off. If there is any major cropping for any of you out there, let me know and I'll shrink it down a little.

Also, let me know if the blog is very slow at loading for you....actually, while you are at if just let me know if there is anything annoying at all!


Monday, March 15, 2010

New Perfume on Etsy!

I have an all new scent that I created and it is debuting in my Etsy shop! You can find it here:

The Scent:
I love patchouli, I really do. It is such an exquisite blender and base in fragrances. I use it in many of my scents, but I wanted more. I Heart Patchouli isn't a straight patchouli scent, rather a scent designed around patchouli. First I found a mellow but rich and smooth patchouli. To that I added a light top note of jasmine and just the barest note of citrus to give to give the scent some lift. Finally, I gave the scent an amber and musk base to give the scent a modern and sophisticated edge. Now this is how I like my patchouli!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Where the Green Grass Grows Treasury

My Green Grass perfume has been included in a gorgeous treasury on Etsy called Where the Green Grass Grows. As you probably guessed, it included all grass theme photos and products. I'm so longing for the green of spring so I'm just head over heels for this treasury.

Bask in the green grassy goodness