Thursday, November 22, 2012


It's the day of gratitude once more here in the United States, a tradition started back in 1691 at a meal with the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians.

Greg and I are headed off to Riverside to his sisters mansion for a gathering of the Spalenka tribe. On Saturday there is a 80 birthday celebration for David Spalenka, Gregs dad, thus everyone is in town, adding eclectic diversity to the collection of family members.

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, 
turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. 
~ William Arthur Ward

When I woke up this morning I felt immediately grateful for the warm flannel sheets and my husband laying next to me. Then I started making a list in my head of all the things I am grateful for, gee, that went on f o r e v e r. Thus, I will share a very simplified version of it here. Please let me know what you are feeling grateful for today. What is my perfume for this blessed day...well, not sure yet, it has started off with jasmine.

Friends, lovers and dear hearts.


The four elements: water, earth, air and fire
and the beings of those elemental forces.


Many thanks  to all my patrons and admirers who make it possible for me 
to make beautiful perfumes from nature for you! 
What a glorious symbiotic relationship we have.



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