Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winner claimed prize

The winner has claimed his prize. He seemed very excited and said he is going to give it to his Grandmother!
What a nice guy!
Thank you all for entering. We hope to have more contests in the future.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

And the Winner is.....

The winner is ..entry 15 ..Big guns. We have sent an email on Facebook. They have up to 48 hours to reply. If we get no reply from them, we will pick another winner.
Thank you all for playing and for your support.
Merry Christmas !

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Win A Bowl of Roses!


This is our very first contest and what better time can there be except Christmas! This will make a perfect gift for your mom, grandma ,wife, sweetie or friend.

We are giving away a beautiful glass covered dish with four (4) roses in it (Shown above) . Your choice of color and scent. W will also ship it anywhere in the US for you.

To Enter, First:
Comment in this post which color and scent you will pick if you’re the winner! Visit our site by clicking here to see your choices : Rose Bowl (If you win, you can change your mind so you are not locked into your choice here)

Extra Entries:

1. Follow me on Twitter  @soapflorist (unless you already are) and comment here that you did so.

2. Join our blog and comment here that you did so.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and include “@haileysgarden” in the tweet. Make sure you comment here including your twitter user name that you did so. (Please don’t over do it, as I don’t want you to appear spammy to your followers)

4. Comment on any post here at The Soap Florist  Blog and comment here the link of where you commented. (this is a daily option)

(The key to being entered is your comments here in blog)
Giveaway Info:

Open to US residents only (shipping purposes). This giveaway will end Tuesday, December 15th at 9:00 PM EST. The winners will be picked by Random.org and will be announced Tuesday night or Wednesday, December 16th by Noon EST. The winner will need to claim their prize within 48 hrs or I will pick another giveaway winner.


Good Luck!

Let's Make Ornaments!

I love to make things at Christmas time. Actually, anytime, but especially at Christmas. We make popcorn garland, paper chain garland and ornaments for the tree every year.

Here is our recipe for ornaments.

Salt Dough

• 4 Cups flour


• 1 Cup salt

• 1 ½ Cups hot water

• 1 tsp vegetable oil

Preparation:

Combine the salt and flour, then add the water until the dough becomes elastic. Add the oil at this time and knead the dough (if it's too sticky, add more flour). Once it's a good consistency, roll out and cut with a cookie cutter.  Bake ornaments at 200* until hard (about 20 - 30 minutes). Once they've cooled, paint them with designs and symbols, add glitter,beads etc and seal with clear varnish or glue. You can either spray a varnish on them or brush on Mod Podge or slightly watered down glue to help preserve them. We use elmers white school glue.

If you're planning to hang them, poke a hole through the ornament BEFORE baking them. Then after you've varnished/sealed them, run a ribbon or thread through the hole.

What crafts do you do during the holidays?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Iris


Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacredflower is considered the symbol of communication and messages. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields. - Hanna No Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers

Quotes about Flowers


Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. ~Beverly Nichols
Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. ~Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~John Ruskin

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~Chinese Proverb

If you pass by the color purple in a field and don't notice it, God gets real pissed off.- Alice Walker
If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Audra Foveo

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock. ~Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz
Where flowers bloom so does hope.- Lady Bird Johnson

The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.- Persian Proverb

Flowers are love's truest language.- Park Benjamin

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits. - William Carlos Williams

Take time to smell the roses.-Gardening Cliches

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. - Lope de Vega

True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades. - Evelyn Loeb