Saturday, May 18, 2013

Project Update - More Contest Specifics

Namely, the prizes have finally been figured out! Yay!

Prize Number One -
A mixed package of beautiful Gladiola bulbs!
 They are quite hardy, in our experience, and as long as you dig them up every year they will continue to grow for many, many years! (Some climates you can probably even leave them in the ground all year long:)

Prize Number Two - 
A lovely Pampering Bath Basket filled with an assortment of spa goodies!

Our project has been stalled for awhile now, due to the fact that we can't make up our minds about what color paint we want to use and if we want to wrap the handles with colored cord or not. 
Which brings us to - This week's Clues:
  • The Project is handheld
  • There are many different possible styles
  • Unfortunately there is no photo to go with the post this week, sorry about that.
  • Traditionally made of wood, though nowadays they are made with modern materials

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Heads up!!!

(wait . . . what?  We're having a give-away??  Hmmm . . . obviously I haven't been around lately . . . that needs to change.  Anyway - ahem!  Back to our regularily schedule announcment.)

If you're on facebook - or if you're not and know someone who'd let you borrow their account, *cough* -  and just happen to be interested in healthy living and/or natural healing, you might want to head over to the Vintage Remedies facebook page and check out their really amazing schedule for this weekend.  They're offering free web seminars through Saturday.  Topics include:

Aromatherapy 101 (really great introduction to the safe use of essential oils)
The Botanical Medicine Chest
How to Read a Clinical Study
Fighting Fatigue (determining sources of fatigue and how to holistically treat them)
I listened to two today and they were fantastic!  To my knowledge you can still sign up for the remaining seminars - I realize that this weekend is probably already really busy, but these are well worth the time.  For those who are interested but can't possibly squeeze in one more thing the seminars are being recorded and will be offered for sale later.  If you're interested I can post details on that once they are available.

Hope you're enjoying spring as much as we are!
Irish Rose

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Summer Project - Contest

Hello everyone! I do hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.
Because it got too hot to sit in the greenhouse (amazing that I can actually use 'too' and 'hot' together:) I decided now would be a good time to update the contest that was mentioned in the last post.

As of this moment it does not have an end date, so for now we'll consider it open ended unless otherwise specified somewhere in an upcoming post.

Rules: Not many!  We would like to encourage absolutely everyone to enter! Please don't worry about it if you aren't in the same state, or even the same country, we would still love to hear from you and have you enter!
  •  More than one person in a household can enter, so if a family member has already entered, don't worry about it, you can enter too!

  • If we have somehow let slip what the Project is, and you happened to hear about it, we ask that you not enter, as it wouldn't be fair to everyone else.  (We're being super careful about this so I don't think we've let it slip yet:) 

  • If you refer someone to our blog and they check us out, ask them to drop us a comment (or an entry to the contest!) that includes mentioning your name and you will get an extra entry!
There we go, rules finished, we can get on to the fun stuff!

There will be two prizes offered - 
The first person to correctly guess what the Summer Project is will be able to choose which prize they would like.
After removing the name of the person that guessed correctly, the remaining entries will be run through a random number generator and a second winner will be announced.
In the event that no one guesses correctly both names will be randomly drawn.

Now onto a few clue type bits for you all!
So far we have one entry, and while it is a good guess, I am afraid it is not correct.
While this Project does belong outdoors, it is not intended for the garden.

Not traditionally made from the materials we are using this object is well known, being around for centuries.

Not many clues, I know, but we'll leave it at that for now. The next post will hopefully include just what the prizes are, as well as another photo clue.
Have fun! Can't wait to hear from you!