I mentioned in a past post summer is here! Most of us want to spend more time outdoors enjoying a little summer fun! I know I do! One thing I have used for years to help keep from getting bit by mosquitos and other bugs is peppermint essential oil. I put a drop on each wrist. This seems to do the trick. Bugs hate peppermint oil!
One other thing, I have also used this oil to help keep away bugs naturally in my home. I put a few drops of the peppermint oil in a spay bottle with a little water (shake bottle well) and spray where I see ants etc. are coming inside. (Do not spray oil on fabric)
I have another use for the peppermint oil. I put one drop behind each ear to help keep me a little cooler in the heat. Two uses here…helps keeps the bugs away and helps keep you cooler!
I have used the Young Living Peppermint oil exclusively. I love Young Living products and have used them for many years! I hope you will try the peppermint oil. It smells great and I think you will really like it!
I hope you have a great time in your outdoor activities whether you are camping or just going for walks!
I admit it. I have to have my coffee! I am one of those people that drinks coffee first thing in the morning and all day. I can drink coffee right up to bed time and have no trouble sleeping! What do I do when camping? What would I do if the electricity went out and I can’t make my coffee even at home?! I admit, I would be a little upset! Are you like me…do you need/want your coffee? I live in the Midwest of the U.S. and sometimes the weather can get pretty unpredictable! Rain storms in the spring and summer, snow storms with ice in the winter can cause power outages. I like to be prepared!
There are many types of coffee and ways to make coffee at home or camping. if your Here are a few choices that can make your coffee experience a little easier.
• Instant coffee – My choice is Starbucks Via Italian Roast Instant Coffee. It is a dark roast with bold flavors that tastes rich and full without nearly any bitterness. Instant coffee for camping is light weight when camping.
• Boiling Water – A great stove to use for camping or when you are at home and the power goes out is the Coleman Classic Propane Stove . You will need propane for your stove.
This post is about having our wonderful coffee. I will be posting to make your camping, and times when you just want to be prepared for power outages often. Don’t miss updates! Please “Follow” me and get your updates in your e-mail!
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Photo copyright – Brandon Trostle 2017
Summer is here! Many people will be having fun camping and spending time outside. Here is one great sleeping bag at an affordable price! Click on the sleeping bag picture or the link below to check it out!
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I will be posting more items for fun outdoors. Let me know what you have planned. I will try to find great cost cutting items to help you with your fun summer experiences!
Good morning everyone! It is spring and I am in the mood to plant and paint flowers. I love when nature starts waking up from the long cold winter. Here is one of the paintings I did in the past. I have sold many prints of this painting. The original is sold. I hung this painting in my studio and it sold just a few hours later! This print would be a great way to put a bit of garden in your home or business. I have this print and other prints and paintings available in my Etsy shop. This would be a great unique gift for a friend or loved one. Just click here to see more info about this print. I hope you will take a little time to visit my Etsy shop and I hope you all have a great day!!
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I love to paint many subjects, but I actually specialize in oil portraiture. I have completed commissions for people all over the United States. Here are a list of a few of my corporate and private commissions I have completed:
Corporate collection of One America
Corporate collection of American United Life Insurance Company
Corporate collection of Baldwin & Lyons
James L. Beattey, IV – Collection of Indiana University
My work was published in the book Hoosier Painters of the 21st Century . Author Mark Butterfield.
Featured in July 2011 Indianapolis Woman Magazine
Many paintings and prints were purchased to be used on the set of the television show, “Past Life”. Distributed by Warner Bros. Studio’s.
Private portraits * Corporate portraits * Pet portraits
Wedding Oil Portraits
Corporate Oil Portraits
Mr. Brown – One America Corporation
Pet Oil Portraits
Private Oil Portraits
Vintage Oil Portrait
Child – Children’s Oil Portrait
To see other portrait and painting examples,
If you would like information about a portrait commission, feel free to contact me at:
CLICK HERE to purchase this note card set! Personalize them to make them your own!
Your choice is to leave the “Thank You” greeting, or choose your own greeting or your name. These notecards would make a great gift for a friend or loved one! Mothers are often hard to find a special gift for Mothers Day. These note cards would make a unique gift for your Mom!
This image is from a piece of vintage fabric that belonged to my grandmother. Possibly over 100 years old. I love antiques and vintage and decided to put some of the images passed down from my grandparents as note cards to help pass on and preserve the images I have loved for so many years. In the future I would like to do some paintings and offer some prints.
:: LISTING INCLUDES ::
» 10 note cards (A2, 4.25in x 5.5in)
» 10 Square flap envelopes
* Note cards will be in a clear box with thin gold stretch band with bow. Great for gift giving!
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I love antiques and vintage images. The image on this and other note cards in my site are images from some vintage material that I was given by my grandmother. The materials I take my images from I am sure 100 years or more in age. These cards will be personalized for you. I will replace my name with yours. This is not only a special set of cards for you to communicate with friends and loved ones,they would make a very unique gift for someone with a birthday or just to give someone for a nice surprise!
I hope you will CLICK ON THIS LINK and purchase these lovely note cards!
Beautiful personalized thank you cards! Great Spring image of red tulips. Personalize them and make them your own! Great gift for someone special!
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