February 20, 2009
Well, we’ve been away for a year or so but wanted to add some fresh blog entries for 2009. We had quite a year in 2008 and are ready to forge new friendships and relationships in ’09!
Hope everyone is well and we look forward to writing to some interesting entries….
November 16, 2007
Life is all about living and I recently realized that I was struggling to see things clearly (literally!) so I decided to get a vision test at the local opticians. Once I arrived I was given a choice of dilation drops or a computerized eye test which cost $35 more. I chose the option which meant I would not have blurry vision for six hours and after a couple of minutes staring through a lens connected to a PC my retina had been completely scanned and digitized!
After a good old fashioned check of my lens prescription I chose a new pair of frames and was on my way. Once again, technology advancements have sped up a process and I certainly appreciated the lack of dilated pupils. I’m looking forward to my new glasses which will hopefully give me a fresh outlook on life (no pun intended).
November 14, 2007
The day we discovered the Naked Bee line of products made all of our lives a little better. We now stock a wide range of their wonderful all natural bath & body products and have all bought samples to take home and try out.
My personal favorite has to be the all natural Wildflower Body Balm which simply put is a must have for dry skin.
The fragrant moisturizing salve is great for dry, chapped skin and lips as well as eczema, minor scrapes, rashes, sunburns, and little boo-boos. The secret is that it is made in small batches with organic extra virgin olive oil infused with wild echinacea, wild yarrow, organic calendula and seasonal wild flowers. Scented with a relaxing rose geranium essential oil blend, it makes a nice natural perfume too.
We’ve all found that a little goes a long way, so the 1.3 oz. tin will last a long time.
Ingredients: certified organic olive oil infused with wild echinacea, wild yarrow, and organic calendula, unbleached beeswax, essential oils, vitamin E, corn starch.
November 10, 2007
Well we’ve been shamelessly promoting our online Texas Gifts store this last couple of months and it looks as though the hard work maybe paying off. We are now getting an average of 2500 visitors a month which is great for business. Our store in Old Town Keller typically gets around 20 people a day as walk-ins so we are really excited about the opportunity to sell more of our unique Texas gifts online.
We’ve noticed that people particularly like our range of plush toys, the Texas Longhorn Plush Toy is currently the online favorite and we hope to sell more this Fall than ever before.
So in summary we would like to thank y’all for visiting us online and we hope you will come back soon to view our latest offerings.
November 7, 2007
We’ve finally listed some of our all natural bath & body products online! We kept receiving requests from repeat customers that they wished they could order some of our moisturizing hand lotion online and we’ve finally fulfilled their requests.
Provided by our favorite company The Naked Bee products have a slogan that they use all of the good, none of the bad. These unique products are available today through our online store.
November 5, 2007
We are finally able to enjoy the blooms of one of our many Orchid plants located in our new bathroom. They appear to be enjoying the temperature and humidity of the bathroom and are thriving.
We took several pictures of the flowers and chose this as our favorite.
November 4, 2007
We truly believe in taking our Sundays at a slow pace and enjoying the gifts we have been given and today was no exception. We took a trip up to our local book store and stocked up on good reading material and with two coffees in hand we took a stroll around the local shops.
A morning taking down our Halloween ornaments and signs was followed by an afternoon sat in the sun whilst our four dogs frolicked in the back yard with the local squirrels!
A perfect Sunday was had by all and we feel ready for the coming week 🙂
November 3, 2007
We just finished posting some of our latest additions to the Day Lily Cottage online artwork gallery including a piece by a new local artist, Cynthia Johns. You can view our original Texas artwork ranging from watercolors, acrylic and oil on canvas to beautiful paper collage.
All of our artwork is for sale but we recommend calling for the latest prices and shipping estimates. Call us today for more information at 817-431-3262.
November 2, 2007
We have just added a fantastic product to our fall catalog, Texas Beer Bread!
This “ole” Texas recipe is a generation hand-me-down… Ya see, Paw liked his beer, but Maw didn’t. So instead of creating a big ruckus, Maw went to mixin!
Knowing that the way to a man’s heart was through his belly this Texas beer bread was created. Where else but Texas would you find this old fashioned beer bread?!
Choose your favorite beer
Heat oven to 400F
Mix 1 cup of beer with 12 oz of beer bread mix.
Bake in a non stick loaf pan for 15 – 25 mins