Sunday, January 23, 2011

Excellent Weekend!

One of the most wonderful things about the B&B business is the people you meet. I've written about this before. This weekend we had such a wonderful time with our guests. They were very interested in the coffee roastery and everyone checked out the gift shop. Lisa baked for SLU Bookstore and the guests were threatening to steal the goods in the night because the house smelled so good. Of course today's game was a topic of conversation with guests rooting for opposing teams. That's OK though because one guest was on Tim's side! Another wonderful experience with terrific people. Today's agenda is to work in the shop. Tim's cleaning the roaster and then it will be the game. I'm hoping to either make soap or sew, maybe both. I'd like to make more coffee tote bags as we are out of them and people seem to enjoy them. It would be fun to create some new ones. Whatever I do get done, I hope to share with upcoming photos. And....we're preparing for the severe cold. 28 below is a bit chilly for sure.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cold and More Cold

I think some people worry about the cold. It is something to worry about for sure but it is also wonderful. People with allergies get relief and the ground freezes so people can ski anywhere. Snowmobilers can go in more places too. The best thing are the northern lights that often come with the colder weather and the sparkle of the snow. Last night the northern lights were unbelievable! There was one green swath that shot up into the sky like a spot light and the horizon was lit right up with an orangey hue. Seeing something so spectacular was an amazing feeling. I'll be looking again tonight and trying again to capture it with my camera. My first attempt was unsuccessful. We'll see what happens...hopefully, I'll get a shot and be able to share the experience. Right now, I am going to start baking. I'll be sure to share that!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ah the Woods in the Snow.....

This was a close up of the snow on the trees. As we skiied through the woods, the wind would blow and snow would cascade from everywhere. It is so much fun!

These are some of the pictures I took while I was skiing. The first one was taken the other day but all of the rest were taken this morning soon after I posted the first blog. The snow was just beautiful. It looked like it was glitter coming down from the sky. I tried to capture that in my photos but I'm not sure you can really see all the sparkle. It was breathtaking!

This picture was taken the other day as we set out to ski. It was nearing dusk and as you can see, the colors in the sky were just gorgeous.

In this picture you can really see the sparkle in the snow on the ground. If you look carefully you can see the sparkle as the snow is falling as well. Pictures give you the idea but the experience would take your breath away. It was just amazing. I can't wait to go back out tomorrow! Hopefully, I'll be doing some work in the shop as well.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Vanilla Lavender Soy Wax Candles

Just made vanilla lavender soy wax candles in 4 oz. tins. My own scent and one of our most popular. They smell divine!

Fresh Brewed Coffee Soy Wax Candles

Just made fresh brewed coffee 4 oz. tin candles. Smells wonderful!!

Lilac Soy Wax Candles

Making 4oz. lilac tin candles. Great way to spend a winter afternoon....