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How To Make Beautiful Orange-Clove Pomanders That Will Have Your Whole House Smelling Like Autumn | indiasroses.com

With the Autumnal Equinox right behind us and the promise of cool crisp days full of showers and the ever changing rainbow of Autumn leaves in our future it was most certainly time to embrace the season and bring a bit of Fall festivity into our home. As a child growing up off the grid we often spend time doing hand crafts and I think my Mom always took advantage of anything that would sit us down at the table and keep us occupied for a long while. I remember making clove oranges every holiday season my entire life. I’d sit down at the table with my brother and sister and we’d spend an afternoon covering every inch of orange with whole cloves. It smelled amazing and by the end of the afternoon we were sticky with citrus juice and rich with the smell of spice. (more…)

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The Adventures of Pinky the Giant Orange Clothe Pin is a clever new blog that follows a giant orange clothes pin through it’s travels and day to day life. Told from the perspective of the clothes pin it is a lovely refreshing take on objects in the first person. Pinky takes trips to the park and has play dates with his best friend Dinky (the giant yellow clothes pin) and I’ve heard from an exclusive source that Pinky is headed to San Fransisco with his good friend Pirtle (the giant black clothes pin) this weekend. Sure to become one of your weekly blog favorite keep your eye out for Pinky’s Adventures!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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“Woosh woosh” the soft milky bubbles ofAngel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash jet foamy into my hand and as I breath their lustrous scent in I am instantly transported to the sprawling acres of an orange grove in the peak of Spring bloom dancing delicately with the fragrant scent of vanilla bean spilling forth from a bowl of cool white ice cream on a hot summer day.

I was overwhelmed by the delicious scent of Earth Mama Angel Baby‘s  Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash; it was absolutely intoxicating but that wasn’t enough, I needed more out of my baby soap than just a delicious smelling baby. So I started off by reading the bottle and was so incredible pleased with what I found;

Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is;

Toxin Free

USDA Certified Made With Organic Ingredients

Not Tested on Animals

Not Made From Animals

Artificial Preservatives Free

Artificial Fragrance Free

Everything stood up to my high baby care standards and I felt completely at ease testing out their product on my baby’s precious skin.

So now that I feel comfortable lathering up my little SweetPea let me tell you about my experience.

First things first The Bottle is wonderful! The foaming pump makes it super easy to use one handed and dispenses just enough soap to lather up each part of your baby, and by producing the product as a foam and not a liquid or gel it’s much more efficient and makes for a lot more baths per bottle. I used three pumps of soap to wash my entire 20lb seven month old and Earth Mama Angel Baby advertises more than 300 pumps in a 5.3 fl. oz. bottle which leaves me with at least 100 baths per bottle!

The Foam is thick, bubbly and cuts out the extra step of having to create your own lather and risk potentially taking your hand away from your squirmy wet baby. It works into hair and skin wonderfully and gently washes every inch of your baby leaving a squeaky clean feeling when rinsed away. (But it is important to remember thatAngel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is not a tear free formula so you need to be extra careful around baby’s eyes.)

My daughter has pretty long hair for her age and it tends to tangle in the back from lying down and sweating. The Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash removed all the sweat and grim from her locks flawlessly, but I did have to pair it with a conditioner to get the tangles out which is true of all the baby shampoos I have tried.

All in all I pulled my baby out of the bath happy and smelling of orange cream ice pops and couldn’t help but nuzzle her neck and breathe that blissful clean baby smell in.

Earth Mama Angel Baby was kind enough to supply me with a complimentary bottle of Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash to test and review here on India’s Roses and their kindness has continued with another 5.3 fl. oz bottle of Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash for me to GIVEAWAY to one of you!

All you have to do is “Like” my Facebook page by following this link (or clicking “like” over on the right hand side of this page) and leave a comment on this post sharing what gets your child the dirtiest or how far along you are in your pregnancy.

Additional entries will be awarded for each friend who “likes” my Facebook and leaves a comment mentioning you by name, so share the love!

Entries will be accepted until Midnight PST on October 19th, 2011 and a winner will be drawn shortly after.

Unfortunately I can only offer entries to U.S. and Canada Mamas (and Dads). Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your participation. Good Luck!

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Giraffe Stuffys in my Etsy Shop

I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with creating something out of my own mind. As a young child I was always making things out of bits of fabric and pieces of nature. Growing up in the country far from power lines and the conveniences of city plumbing I was always encouraged to use my creativity and imagination for entertainment, not to mention fortunate enough to have a mother with an endless surplus of craft supplies.

When I grew up I stopped sewing and creating for a lot of years, it had become to frustrating with the short patience I’d developed through teen hood, but when I got pregnant that all changed(for the most part). I suddenly had the patience to create patterns and replace seams. Small imperfections became unimportant and I no longer cared so much for the little things that no one could notice but me.

This week I redesigned a pattern I’d made previously and created a set of Ribbon Giraffes in Orange and Red. They are so soft and lovable, not to mention they stand all on their own. It’s definitely been hard to come to terms with the idea of parting with these little guys, but it is their destiny to be loved and adored by an active imagination on a safari through the African planes!

Take a moment and check out my shop on Etsy. Look around and be sure to let me know what you think!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/indiasroses

Thanks So Much!

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INGREDIENTS:

3 Cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1-3/4 Cups sugar

1/4 Cup brown sugar

2  Sticks butter(softened)

1 tbsp orange zest

2 eggs

1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 Cup Raw sugar (for rolling)

4 Cups chocolate chips(whatever kind you like best!)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift Flour, Baking soda and Salt into a medium bowl.

2. In a large bowl cream Sugars, Zest, Butter, Eggs, and Juice. Gradually add Flour mixture until completely combined.

3. Roll dough into 2″ balls. Roll each ball in Raw Sugar until coated. Place on parchment lined baking sheet 3″ apart.

4. With a flat surface (bottom of a cup/bowl) smash each ball down until about 1/4″ thick.

5. Bake cookies until golder brown. about 14 minutes rotating baking sheet halfway through to promote even cooking.

6. Fill a medium sauce 3/4 with water and place over medium heat. Pour Chocolate chips into a smaller saucepan on top of water. Cook until Chips are fully melted. Dip cooled cookies into chocolate and place on *parchment paper.

7. Enjoy!

*for best results allow cookies to set in the refrigerator.

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The warm morning sun beats down on the sticky petals of a vibrant Calendula blossom.

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Ocean rocks mosaiced with orange and purple Star fish commanded by the sea to charm and intrigue those who breathe from the sky, leaving them peering through the cool glassy surface of the ocean waves always wondering for the depths that lie bellow.

A star fish reveals the delicate dance of little legs as it works its way across the smooth glass of an aquarium tank.

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