Tag Archives: Bread Basket

New Package

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Hello everyone!  I thought I would show you all my new idea for selling the homemade laundry soap.  This is what the package looked like before

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I think I like the new ones better.  I am hoping they will catch customers attention more.  We’ll see.

Well, that’s my day.  It took a little longer to sew these little packets than I first expected, plus we had to make up the laundry soap.  All our soap had sold at the Bread Basket.  Tomorrow is a big day for shoppers here in Floyd-the annual craft festival.  We wanted to make sure we had plenty of aprons and laundry soap on hand for selling.

I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Opinion

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Okay, ladies, I need your opinion on this.  You all may remember that I have been selling homemade laundry soap at the Bread Basket here in Floyd.  The laundry soap is lavender scented.  Well, I have been thinking about putting homemade lavender fabric softener with it for sale.  What do you all think about this as a container for the fabric softener?  I have been trying to think of a container that I could easily recycle.   The less expense I have in the container the more my profit.  This would be concentrated.  The customer would need to add 3 cups water to it and it will yield 10 loads of laundry, the same amount as the laundry soap I sell.  I have put these instructions on the card. 

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This is a picture of the laundry soap.  I got this idea from Mrs. Faye at http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/  So how do you all think they will look together? 

Please let me know your honest opinion.  Do you think this looks good or does it just look stupid?  I so appreciate your help on this.  Thanks again and God bless.

Apron

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Here is a picture of the apron I just finished.  I am hoping to take it to the Bread Basket today.  I am working on another apron that I am making from an old pillowcase.  I will take a picture of it when it is finished.    We have been busy with school this week.  It seems to be going pretty well.  I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies because school is just not school without cookies-or so I have been told.  We have had fairly nice weather here this week.  I think though rain is in the forecast and cooler temps.  We’ll see.  Well, it actually started to sprinkle as I typed this, so the girls and I had to make a run out to the clothesline to get them off before they got too wet. 

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It is corn cutting time.  For several weeks, this is a familar site here on the farm.   They started cutting above the house this morning.  Well, our lunch break is over.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Flowers

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I thought I would share some flower pictures with you all.  This picture was taken at the Bread Basket the other day when I delivered the aprons.  These are a type of sunflowers.

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I’m not sure what these are but they are pretty.

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All these pretty flowers surround her store. 

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In the fall, this is one of my favorite wildflowers.  I love the brightness of goldenrod.  I think goldenrod and ironweed mixed together makes a beautiful bouquet.  However, I couldn’t get a picture of ironweed to show you.

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And, of course, this dainty little daisy. 

Our homecoming this morning went very well.  Our guest singers did a really nice job. Our pastor’s message was about home, our real home, Heaven.  Then we had a wonderful meal with all kinds of good food.  Tonight will start our revival.  I have not heard our guest speaker before.  He will speak for all 3 nights but we will have different singers every night.  I am looking forward to hearing both speaker and singers.

I have a question for you ladies.  Remember last week when I made the hot pepper jelly.  Well, I have never had this happen before but for some reason, it did not set up.  Any ideas about what I could do?  I have thought about opening all the jars and re-heating it, adding more sure jell.  What do you all think?  Please let me know any ideas you may have.

I hope you all have a great Sunday.  God bless.

Saturday

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Hello, ladies.  Seems like we have been busy here for the last few days.   Friday, I worked all day (in my spare time) on aprons.  I managed to get two finished.  I took them down to the Bread Basket for selling.  She had sold all my aprons except one.  YEAH!  This month is our month to clean the church and mow the churchyard.  We went Friday evening to do this.  Grace took this picture of the sky on our way over to the church.    Hubby did the mowing and weed eating while the girls and I cleaned inside.   Our homecoming is tomorrow morning and then our revival starts tomorrow evening.   Here is a picture of the inside of our church. 

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Twice a year, our church sponsors a clay shoot at the Coonhunter Club here in Floyd.  Today we had about 25 shooters.    The girls and I stayed for a while and then we had to go to C-burg to buy ink.  Monday we will be starting school and I needed a few supplies.  

I guess I better get busy.  We will be having a fellowship meal following services tomorrow.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Picnic and Baptism

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I thought I would share a few pictures with you all of the picnic and baptism we had Sunday.  This is the pond where we do our baptizing.   Beautiful!  This pond is located on Route 8 here in Floyd close to the Bread Basket. 

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This is a young man from our church.  He and his dad were baptized Sunday.  We somehow missed getting the dad’s picture.  I have been busy all last week and yesterday helping Hubby with a job.  He has been remodeling a bathroom.  Today, I picked blackberries, some more green beans and tomatoes while the girls worked on inside house chores.  We will be busy working on those today.  We also have some peaches to can but they may have to wait until tomorrow.

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Here are a few random pictures I took this morning.  The blackberries are looking pretty good this year.

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A tomato ripening on the vine. 

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A view of the back side of the house.  Temperature here has cooled down a little.  Not as humid as last week.   Or maybe it just feels that way because I’m not underneath that house running pipe for plumbing. (lol)  Well, I better get busy.  I hear blackberries calling our names.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Our Mantle Nativity

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This little Nativity set is the star attraction on our mantle during Christmas.  It is already sitting in its place of honor.  It has been to cold too go to the building to get out our other decorations but we did venture out to get the Nativity.  Hopefully, it will warm up some so we can get the other stuff down soon.  Very cold here last night.  Acutual temperature 7 degrees with a wind chill of about -5.  Our water is frozen.  So sad.  Hubby thought he had fixed every little crack that the wind could get into but I guess we were wrong.  Remember last year, our bathroom water was frozen for about 1 1/2 months.  We were hoping to avoid that this year.  Well, this morning all the water is frozen, nothing coming into the house anywhere.  Definitely not good.  Hubby is going to work on it this evening as soon as he gets in.  Pray it will not be too hard to get it running again.  Then I guess we will just have to keep a small trinkle running at night to keep it from freezing again.  I am so grateful I went up yesterday to the cellar and covered up our pototoes and our canned green beans with quilts.  Hopefully they are in good shape.  Last year they froze in the cellar.  I do not want a repeat of that.  The green beans are closest to the door so I guess there must be some wind that gets in at the door.  Oh well, this is all part of winter, I know.  I can’t say I like it though.

I do have good news.  A local bakery, The Bread Basket, has graciously agreed to display my aprons for sale.   I am so excited!!!!!  I took her 9 aprons this morning.  I pray they sell quickly and that perhaps I could bring her more.  This would be so much better than trying to sell them myself.   All in God’s hands. 

Well, I have things to get done-not laundry though.  Can’t do laundry without water.  Stay warm and God bless.