Tuesday, December 30, 2008

To 2009! And...a smelly,er...scented, giveaway...

Putzing that is a word, yes? in my kitchen this morning, I wanted to share

just a few of my favorite things...version 2008...1.0.

not including the most important, of course... family, friends, big black dog dog yadda yadda yadda.

I found me some Mrs. Meyers Peppermint dish soap...heaven in a squirt bottle
Yep. Heaven.

A hint of vanilla and peppermint goes a long way to curing

the ole dishwashing blues! If you find it. Get it.

It's that good!


As a matter of fact stock up on all of her stuff. They have

parties under the sink. Yes...really, really.


As I type...I still smell the intoxicating aroma of my most fave candle and I am in my room, it's in the kitchen!

Capri Blue...Volcano #6. Exotic, fruity.heady.

ahhh...be still my nasal cavity.

find it here.



Not enough to be said about the perfect simplicity of Penzeys spices.

A once Ma and Pa company,

dedicated to finding and bottling the best herbs and spices the world has to offer.

Catalog is full of recipes.Wonderful gifts. Prices are really decent. It's spice, people...

Trust me this once. Please. You won't be sorry!



You all... yes, You are also my favorite things 2008, version 1.0!

the last few months have been a complete rush!

Love finding all of you. Double love your comments and ideas!

A big thank you...and smooches...



And,to give back...cause that is just the way I roll...I will be sending one of you,

one of my favorite things...for being so good, so nice, so you!

just leave me a comment...let me know which of those is YOUR fave too!

...and sometime next year. Well, Sunday to be exact,

I will randomly pick a winner...and you will recieve one of the goodies I have

shown above. Mention this on your blog, even just a leeetle bit, and
I will submit your name twice just remember to tell me in your comment!

ready, set...Go!

Best to you and yours in 2009!

It'll be a good one.

I can just smell it!!




80 comments:

Rachel said...

I love candles; I will have to try that one.

So glad I found you in the blogging world.

Best to you in 2009

slip4@yahoo.com said...

I looove Penzeys too, but am intrigued by that blue jar candle. Anthropologie always smells so good!

sealaura said...

YAY! How exciting! I have been thinking about doing a my favorite things list too. I would love to try that candle to whisk me away! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give throughout the year, especially on Mondays. Once I check your blog, I calm down and face the day ahead :)

PS I will make a mention on my blogsito!

sandra/tx said...

Yippee! I've never smelled Penzeys. In fact, I've never tried any of your luscious products, so you'd just have to pleasantly surprise me, girl. And if I win, that'll be a big surprise in itself, cuz I never seem to win these blog giveaways.

Oh, and I'll be happy to mention it on my blog.

Happy New Year, friend!

Kelly said...

I absolutely love Mrs. Myers! I haven't ever tried the pepermint soap though. I'll have to look for that or maybe, just maybe I'll win some! I love give aways!

Wishing you a Blessed 2009!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

My favorite is the diamond tile backsplash behind your kitchen sink - love it! It is my pleasure to mention your beautiful blog on mine. Have a happy day.

Laurin @ Laurin and Kelly Talk said...

Definitely the Mrs. Meyers. And, I've been meaning to try the peppermint!

Leigh said...

MIne- I like the Heaven in a squirt bottle. LOL!

I am posting also as a giveaway!

mary said...

Okay okay okay

1. happy to have found you

2. will try the soap

3. totally addicted to Penzeys

4. will make you blush in my blog

5. LOVE YOUR FABULOUS TILE - WOW!!

Happy, Happier, Happiest New Year

Francine said...

I can just smell that candle of here.. please include me in your give away

mary said...

I just went back to your Christmas post to look for another view of your wonderful kitchen tiles....I don't know how I missed those ! And the little accent tiles are like pearls - lovely.

Danii said...

Man,Iam so happy I found your blog, because:
1. I love the way you write
2. looooove your pictures
3. I am addicted (!) to Mrs Meyers (even flew them in from Texas to Hawaii, where I live)
4. I drink PELLEGRINO like you do
5. Putzig IS in fact a word. It is German = putzen = cleaning :-)

Joyce said...

I'm a big fan of Penzeys spices! They are a stone throw away from me. OK maybe not really a stone throw away, but driving distance.
I will try to be creative tomorrow to include in my little ole post. Hugs...

dctm said...

Anything Mrs. Myers would be great to win! I have never tried their products. Thanks!
dctm(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Tammy said...

Oooohhhh, Peppermint dish soap?! Sounds fabulous!

Blue Muse said...

I am so happy that I found you this year! I wish it had been earlier! I'm in love with Penzeys spices, but if I win, I'd love anything that you choose.

I have you on my blog roll, does that count as a mention? =)

Happy, Happy new Year to you and to yours! Good Health, good friends, good fortune!
xo Isa

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

My fav Volcano #6! The Best!!!
Happy New Year!

xoxo,
Cathleen

monique125 said...

I live about 10 minutes away from Penzeys. Have you tried the sandwhich sprinkle? That candle looks like a good one. Gonna have to check it out!

Reva Skie said...

That volcano #6 candle would be on my list of favorites too.

The Biss Journey said...

Greetings from the west coast of Florida. Love your blog and the name is way cool. We always say we are going to rim the pool in lime.
Happy New Year
Kathleen

karlene said...

I love your tile! and, I am going to find some of that dishsoap based upon your suggestion. I am excited.

micaela6955 said...

ahhh, the tropical candle would definitely fill my home with the enticing aroma of tropical fruits and take me away to places Calgon never could. After a hard day of work, I could appreciate that on a snowy Maine winter's day. Have a great new year!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

niartist said...

Linda! Definitely put my name in the hat! Hope you have a happy new year! Artie

Bridget said...

Those candles are so divine! We are Penzey's fanatics here. I have many of their spices in my cupboard, I can hardly find anything. lol
I need to try the Mrs. Meyers mint soap. My daughter is a fan of their Geranium but I hate the smell of geraniums.
Happy New Year, Bridget

grammy said...

You make it look so yummy. I would love to have one.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Thanks for 'splainin', Lucy :) It worked!

Nana said...

I am just very happy I found your blog! I am love, love, loving it!! But should I be chosen and given a choice it would be the candle :)

Happy Putzen-en-ing??? and Happy New Year!! xoxo
Tammy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sounds good to me, Linda!

I'll add a mention to my condo project post, since I'm not sure I'll be adding another post this week. Depends how the redo goes.
Seems my inner ear dilemma has morphed into a big ol' sinus infection or cold or something!! My teeth even hurt! I think all I'm going to do is lay around and visit blogs...while J toils away in the foyer!!

Llyn said...

I have been using Mrs. Meyers for some time now. I have the geranium and I wish there was a perfume that smells like it! Would love to try some peppermint!
Putting a link to your giveaway on my blog right now!

Stephanie said...

It's OUR pleasure that you have joined this blogging world, yes oh yes oh YES!

I must find the Mrs. Meyers peppermint products, think that is my favorite....I used to use, years ago a Dr somebodies peppermint soap, for hair for body for everything in one soap.

Happy HAPPY New Year to you and YOURS!!

Amber said...

I love the Meyer's Geranium countertop spray.

Great "Favorite Things"...much better than Oprah, I must say!

Happy New Year, dear friend!

Joyce said...

Hi Linda- Ok I think I got a little creative on my post today. See the bottom of the post under P.S.

Have a golden 2009!
Happy New Years!
Joyce
Thank you for visiting my blog and all of your wonderful comments. xoxo

elaine said...

I would love to try Mrs Meyer's Peppermint Dish Soap-really different scent!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Sharon said...

Happy New Year to you. I stopped by via Pat
I just love candles but I don't think I've ever seen Mrs Meyers.
Please enter Me.
God bless.
I'll mention you on my blog.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Happy New Year to you!!

Debbie said...

Oh that Volcano #6 has my attention!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year filled with blessings!

for the love of a house said...

Happy New Year Linda!
I love Mrs. Meyer's and sadly can't find it locally... I've read wonderful things about her Stainless cleaner, but have yet to try it. Peppermint? Yum!
I also LOVE your tile!
joan

Anonymous said...

Love, love...Please enter me.

Nancy in North Carolina

abeachcottage@typepad.com said...

oooh sounds great, I love them too...

Happy New Year and here's to lots of blogging in 2009

Sarah

Casey said...

Linda...I just discovered your blog and LOVE it!!
I love Penzey's spices. My dear true love loves to use them when cooking on the grill.
The candle looks fabulous!!
I'd love to have it burning in my home and wisking me away to a wonderful happy place!!
The peppermint Mrs. Meyer's sounds like a delight!!
You difinately have a new fan of your blog. I'm looking forward to reading it. I used to live in Florida so we have that in common.
I would love to win your giveaway!!
What a "happy" that would be for me!
I hope you have a joyous and happy new year.

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Linda! It's a toss up for me - the peppermint-y/vanilla-ish dish soap, or the candle - they sound equally great! :)

I'm glad to have found you way back when (thru sweet Julia's blog!) I'm totally hooked on your's, too, by the way. ;)

I hope to be back online soon - my computer is getting repaired. I've hijacked my husband's laptop for a few precious moments~

Happy New Year's to you!!!

Susanne49 said...

Hi Linda,

the Blue Volcano looks very tempting, I love that "little guy"!:)

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you as well!
Susanne

Sue's Daily Photography

Susie Harris said...

MMMMM that sounds like it smells goood! Im having a giveaway too. Please come by and sign up. We both might just get lucky~

once in a blue moon... said...

just found your blog, outstanding pics, love what you have done with the place!

sista karma kameleon said...

Ah, great Beautiful one - just make everything more succulent & tempting!

You have been one of my fave everythings for many a Vero moon now.

Sending all of you love, love & mo' love! Oh, did I forget to mention laughs, and laughs and mo' laughs?????

our2angels said...

Love Mrs Meyers! And think the peppermint would be FAB! Hope I win some so I can try it!
Happy 2009!

Sue
marklovessue@numail.org

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I wish you a wonderful New Year! Happy, Healthy and Full of Joy!!

anneliese said...

Oooooh, love Mrs. Meyers (I've got the Lemon Verbena counter spray that I spray in the air to make it seem like I've been cleaning...works every time), double love Penzeys (we have to load up every time we go to LA because Patrick has to get his paws on the stuff before he buys it), and I even went to Anthropologie to pick up your candle, but they had NONE. The web site is even out of the mongo jar, so I'm off to web crawl for a whiff.

Now back to the blog for just a leeeeeetle mention.

A

Laura said...

Thanks for the tip on the spices! I'll have to get my hands on a catalog - and with recipes too! Yippee! Happy New Year!

Becca Watson said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love love LOVE candles! Any kind, all kinds candles, candles, candles!

I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I will mention your giveaway on my blog for sure!

lamaisonfou said...

Yes!
Love the Mrs.Meyers. They also make a wonderful sage / chammomile dog freshining spray!
lamaisonfoublogspot.com

Charla said...

Heaven would be heavenly!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Peppermint dish soap!! I must try that.
I hope you have a happy New Year!
Carolina

gatorslp said...

I'm with you on Mrs. Meyers (and the Pellegrino too)! So civilized. Love LOVE your backsplash! My fingers are crossed for the giveaway:)

Linda, you and ::Lime in the Coconut:: are as refreshing as a late afternoon gin & tonic poolside after a suntanned day on the bow of the boat.

Have a divine 2009!
Phoebe

Drama queens mum said...

I've been wanting to try the Mrs. Meyers. The peppermint soap sounds so good. Please include me in your giveaway.

somepinkflowers said...

happy and merry to you!

:-)

may 2009 bring you
all the limes
and the coconuts
you could ever, ever want!

seriously....

Marsha LL said...

I *love* Mrs. Meyers products! I LOVE peppermint! I've never seen them TOGETHER before!!!!! WOW!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Linda, Happy 2009 & a new year of blogging. So glad you started one too. I haven't used any Mrs. Meyers yet, but I keep hearing about it, so I'd love to try that if I win. Penzey's I can vouch for! We have a store here & it is wonderful.

Shirl @ Got more time than money said...

I haven't had the pleasure of trying these products, but will look for them, since reading about how you love them! You've got a posting on my blog about your giveaway - so please include me in the hat! I would love to try a sample! Thanks for sharing such a neat blog with us.

Lindsay said...

Love it! Please enter me!!!
Lindsay

Diane said...

I don't have any of the three, and of course would love them all. But how much heaven in a bottle IS dishwashing soap scented with Vanilla & Peppermint? Seriously. I know I won't win so will have to go out and find me some of that deliciousness.

Happy New Year to you and yours, girlie . . . and you (and the rest of the peeps) are definitely among my "favorite things".

XoXo Punchy! said...

How cool is this post? I love coming over here, you always make me smile and the "aroma" from those candles is devine!

Have a fab weekend!

Chris said...

Man, was I ever behind. I had 4 posts to catch up on! Looks like I'm going to have to look into some of these favorite things of yours. They look great! I hope I win! :)

K. Cleaver said...

Sounds yummy, yummy, yummy!

Renee G said...

I would love to try the peppermint dish soap. It sounds so refreshing.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

tlm said...

Penzeys is my fave!

Diane said...

Oooooooh! They look wonderful! One of the most exciting and spiritual moments of my life was when my husband and I hiked to the erupting Kilauea volcano at night! We sat watching the volcano like a bon fire for hours and even roasted marshmallows over the lava with bamboo fishing poles. That Capri Blue Volano #6 candle is singing our song! I would so love to win that.

By the way, your blog is delicious! We love everything tropical, so your blog is the mai tai in my day! I will mention this in my blog at www.asliceofgray.com.

cdziuba said...

Oh the Tropical Candle would help bring back memories of trips to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. cdziuba@aol.com

Anya said...

The Peppermint Dish Soap sounds great. Thanks.

Carol said...

I don't have a blog to spread the news of your "smellicious" giveaway, but the almost empty, Gingerbread Mrs. Meyers under my sink needs a playmate! Love your blog.
Carol

Alicia said...

Capri Blue...Volcano #6 would be my favorite. I love your style. Hope I win! Alicia

Nana*2*4 said...

Peppermint Dish Soap...Sounds heavenly....Please enter me!!

I am following you too!!

traymona said...

I'm always on the lookout for great smelling candles. I've never heard of this company though.
traymona[at]aol.com

Candie said...

I like the 8 oz empty jars.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

bohemiangypsy said...

I must be living in a closet; I have never heard of Mrs. Myer's products. They sound awesome. I will be sure to look for them now. Thank you.

angelacisco said...

The dish soap sounds nice.

malleycc said...

WOW all those smells and your description sounds great. I think I would love the peppermint. I love that smell.

guru said...

The pepermint dish soap sounds yummy. Will it make my teenage daughter want to wash dishes???

carogonza said...

I have to go with the Penzey spices. I got some for x-mas and I am hooked.

Catharine said...

I love spices, would like to try the Penzeys.

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