I'm sensitive, and a Giveaway

Some are born with sensitive skin, and some develop it.  I developed sensitive skin about 7 or 8 years ago.  I always used good quality products, after all I retired from Crabtree and Evelyn, so I really couldn't figure it out.  But the upshot was I had to use Dove bar soap on my body, and only Dove from then on.

One of the blogs I follow is Eden Hills's Blog | My Life on the Farm; Teresa has goats, she's an entertaining writer and her photos are fab.  She also makes soap, Goats Milk Soap.

Goat Herd in pasture

I got to thinking that maybe I'd order some Goats Milk Soap, and see how it works for me.  I placed an order right after we returned from our 50th Anniversary trip.  The service was super fast and I started using the Coconut variety, and it's working like a charm.

I contacted Teresa and asked her if she'd giveaway a bar of her soap to one of my readers, and she said, sure thing.  If' you'd like to win one bar of Goats Milk Soap, you can have 4 chances.  Leave up to 4 comments on this blog post.
  1. Visit the Eden Hills Market, and come back here and tell me which variety of soap you'd like to win.
  2. Like Eden Hills on FB, leave a comment on this post telling me that you did. 
  3. Like my FB page, Janice Elaine Sews, and come back and tell me that you did.
  4. Leave a comment telling my how you follow this blog, (GFC, Feedly, Bloglovin, email etc.)
Good luck, with winner will be chosen on 8/1 by my favorite Random Number Generator, Bob.

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Fun Monday, Our Best Vacation, Ever

Today's topic is Best Vacation EVER!  This is a really hard topic for me, but I decided to post and stop being a slacker.  Why is it hard, you ask?

It's difficult because I've been going on vacation for as long as I can remember.  Some of my favorites with my Dad and Mom, were going to the magnificent Redwoods.  A favorite recollection is sitting on a split rail fence, with my sister, waving at the truckers who hauled logs that had just been harvested.

Because I had so many happy memories of camping with my family, when Bob and I had children of our own, we camped, too.  Carrie's first camping trip happened when she was about 6 months old.  We took her to the river, around here if you say the river, it's understood to mean The Colorado River.  The trip was for Bob to go waterskiing, it was a great family outing and the beginning of our many family camping trips.

A couple of decades ago, Bob insisted that he no longer wanted to camp.  My favorite vacation after that wasn't a cruise, and we've been on many, or one of my annual trips to Book Expo America, it was a baseball tour we took two years ago.  What fun to pay your money and have someone else organize EVERYTHING.  Transportation, hotels, game tickets, everything.  The only thing we really had to take care of was what to eat.  We wore each home teams' logos when we visited, so we didn't look so much like "foreigners".  I did my research and picked Jay Buckley Tours.  I don't think I'd bother with another company.  Jay Buckley Tours was great!
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Month One, Dog Report.

Our dogs are doing great and they certainly keep Bob and I busy.  They have both been neutered and survived the "cone of shame".  They've been to the vet and received good reports on their health and the shots they needed.  Frisco, top, has clued into my behaviors and doesn't let me sleep one minute past 6 AM!  One morning it was 5:30.  When we choose him to be part of our family, we were aware he wasn't housebroken, at seven years old.  Thankfully, he's doing fabulous in that department.

Ben is only one year old, but he was housebroken, for the most part.  Neither of the dogs were leash trained; we're making great progress in that department.  Frisco is medium size, 34 pounds, and very strong; and Ben is very small, 10 pounds, and full of energy.  They are a real challenge for one person to walk; we try to both walk them.
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Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner

I saw this last year on FB, and saved it for the 4th of July.  Terrific rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. This band sings a version that will knock your socks off... A Navy Vet sings the lead.
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Fun Monday, the projects.

Today's assignment:  Fun Monday topic for June 23rd - Everybody's got a project of some sort going, whether it's reading a book, knitting a scarf, painting a picture (or a room), or planting a garden. What's your latest project?  Better late than never!

When we returned home from our vacation, we immediately adopted/rescued two guys from our local shelter.  They have been a real project and have been keeping us very busy.

This is Ben, one year old, he's very small, 10 lbs, he's a terrier mix and looks like a tiny Cairn Terrier.  He had to stay in the shelter an extra day, to be neutered.



This is Frisco, seven years old, he's 32 lbs. and we think he's an American Cocker.  We were told he was already neutered, so we brought him home right away.  They made an error, we had him neutered last Friday.

They both are very good dogs and get along very well.  Neither guy was leashed trained, but both are now, after 3 weeks.  Frisco wasn't housebroken, so we've fixed that problem, too!

My other project is quilting.  Right before I left on vacation I picked up four quilts from my long-arm quilter.  When we returned home I finished them up, by adding the binding to each one.  You can read about that here, if you're interested.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

We flew IcelandAir from Copenhagen to NYC, with a planned layover in Reykjavik of 90 minutes.  The 90 minutes turned to 450 minutes, when our flight was cancelled.  Bob and I never have problems with situations like this, we make ourselves comfortable and read.

IcelandAir, was most generous, and provided chits for food, we only used half of them, and chits for transportation to the Blue Lagoon.  We had packed our jackets, so we passed on the side trip and enjoyed the beautiful airport.

on the floor

Our one disappointment with the entire trip was missing our tour of Sweden.  Bob is half Swedish, and he was really looking forward to it.  However, he woke up that morning with terrible pain in one of his feet, he could barely walk.  I stayed with him, and we missed Sweden.

 In the Reykjavik airport he found a Viking ship to pose with.  Can you tell he was happy?
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Memorial Day 2014

Last year, I did a guided tour of Central Park on Memorial Day.  This year I decided to visit Alexander Hamilton's' grave at Trinity Church, right on Broadway in lower Manhattan.

It's a beautiful graveyard and many veterans are buried there; most from the Revolutionary War.  Hamilton's wife Eliza is buried right next to him.

A few blocks north, on Broadway, in City Hall Park, I spotted this plaque.

Plus this information:  Here the Declaration of Independence was read to Washington's Army, July 9, 1776.

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