English Emollinents

Do you remember when your Gran had a collection of yummy English soaps and lotions and they smelled dreamy… Well friends today I’m sharing the best of the best - A new English Artisan Soap Maker Virginia Coram - they have the most delicious soaps and lotions. All are vegan, pure plant based and amazing!

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Could you just die over the marvelous packaging? The care and attention paid to the way these items arrive on your doorstep is second to none!

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Let’s talk about the ingredients in these scrumptious scents and what they smell like! -

All the scents listed below contain Olive, Coconut and Sunflower Oils.

Rose Geranium and Sage: Contains Rose and Sage. The scent envelops you in Roses with a serious hint of Sage. It’s and unexpected and delightful mix!

Potting Shed: Contains Rosemary, Pine and Tea Tree. The scent is outdoorsy pine which is very rich and full!

Butlers Soap: Contains Frankincense and Black Pepper. This is the most fragrant and perfumed of the whole lot. I found it deeply delicious! This is my personal favorite.

Governess’s Soap: Contains Orange, Lavender and Vanilla. The scent is a citrusy lavender mix that is refreshingly pure!

Artisan Lotion: Contains Neroli, Sandalwood and Citrus. The scent has the most masculine notes due to the Sandalwood and it’s lovely!

Bootroom Lotion: Contains Vetirent, Majoram and Bay. This scent reminds me of old-fashioned soap it’s wholesome and clean!

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I highly recommend visiting the shop my friends to place an order or two or three for the holidays! In addition to the offerings here there are also bar soaps and bath oils!

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To receive 15% all orders placed by 12/31/2018 totaling $40.00 or more use Code:


Happy Shopping!

Til next time!


a little trip (part 3)

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The weather was picture perfect in Lake George, NY during our visit.




We enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Sagamore Resort.

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Canada Street in the Village of Lake George has great shopping and dining. How stunning is the Old Courthouse that's been repurposed as an Art Gallery. 

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You all know how much I love Libraries. This building is no exception! It's charming and look behind you see the Lake! Lovely...


Walking along the Lake on our way back from a little shopping on Canada Street.

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Old fashioned Ice Cream with a few sugary Lego bricks and gummy worms!  What could be better!

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After a pit stop for Ice Cream and our Hotel to drop off packages. We took the mile walk down Beach Road by the Lake to one of the best Mini Golf experiences I have ever had. Around the World Mini Golf was so fun! We chose to do the Around the USA course. Here's Liam at the hole for the state of Maine.


The Roulette was Nevada, the lovely water feature and you actually went down steps into the last hole which was the New York Subway. I really can't tell you how fun it was and the holes were doable. with the exception of Texas - it was up hill! 

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Beautiful Vistas!



 I brought home a little book - of course!


After a yummy dinner at Sushi Yoshi and finished off the night watching Fireworks from the Rooftop of our Hotel.

Lake George you are lovely spot that I look forward to visiting again soon!

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til next time.

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school's out...

hahaha! who doesn't know this Alice Cooper song...

yay! it's finally here... tomorrow the longest day of the year the summer solstice is my son's last day of 1st grade! i am overjoyed! i feel the kiddos have too much school - the days are too long and the year is too long.

i am psyched to get vacation started... here are a few lovely summer images.


i love this snap of the swim club and with more swimming lessons in a few weeks i'm hopeful i may be able to read a bit this summer.




a few images of Ocean City, NJ


one of the many exceptional views from the Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA


the lapping water on the shore of the South River, Edgewater, Maryland


Grace Bay Beach, The Palms, Turks & Caicos in daylight or setting sun! outstanding!




the Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland


the fun is starting this weekend - the boys head out on a road trip with my father in law and my best friend is flying into town... isn't summer the best!!!


i love these old sunscreen advertisements! get some on - get out there and enjoy yourself!

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til next time.

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