Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Last Day Of November

 Young ladies work on spelling...

 Candles from a friend...


 The Holly and the Ivy...

 You are always welcome at our cottage.  We would share tea, you could have coffee if you prefer, and maybe homemade spelt bread with homemade jam!  Doesn't that sound delightful?

 I love the light in the mornings.

This oil has such a wonderful scent.  I add it to my vacuum cleaner bags before I put the bag in my canister vac.  I also turn the vacuum on and drop half a dropper down the wand(?) where the attachments go.  This has helped the smell of the vacuum to not smell like dog hair or stink bugs.  Plus I love citrus scents, and at the holidays this one "Orange Spice" from "The Old Candle Barn" is perfect. 

What are you doing on this last day of November?


  1. I like the spice idea!!! I may stitch on my last day of November! Date night for sure!!

  2. I am definitely going to try the oil trick. My vacuum always smells like a dog, and I can't stand that!

  3. You would have laughed so hard. We ended up grabbing a tree at Maplehofe for $28 because it was close and we needed milk anyway.

    It didn't look that big all tied up.

    It is HUGE!

    So we have been working to make it work here.
    Mikey has cut the back off of it...which of course makes it unbalanced so now it is tilted into the holder. Oyyyyy....reminds me of a Lucy and Ethel moment.

    That is what is happening here.

    You asked.

  4. Today on this last day of November, I worked all day, took my daughter to her dance classes and then off to my college class. Now I am home, relaxing have a conversation with my son....All is well at our house! :)

  5. We did school, and not much else. We stayed in our jammies all day and I was kind of lazy.

  6. I wish I had the kind of vacuum that had bags, so I could add that lovely scent to it. Also, I love your pictures -- your home and life look so inviting! Wish I could come over for tea :-)


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