And we are in April! This month, doing something a little different. As you know or may not know, Art & Olfaction Award Finalists have been announced. Collecting and trying these is always interesting, and the sample giveaway for April will be a sample set of many of these. Can’t say all, may not even be half, but they will be fun to sniff! (to the left, The baby French Bulldogs Cora and Anya taking a break from fighting on my legs to pose).
Some new brands made the list this year, and some came in with a new entry this year that were finalists last year. Thorn & Bloom Limestone is an early favorite of mine. The samples may be very small as some of these are incredibly pricey. I’ll even have a surprise in there of something really coveted that isn’t an A & O finalist. Well, you’ll see since I’ll review it next week.
Interesting moment this week. I had to open the back gate to throw something Buddy the Lab had gotten into the trash. It was open a crack and the tiny Anya scampered through. I went to grab her in the driveway, and this proved much more difficult than I imagined as she thought we were going to have another great game of chase. Uh-oh. As she raced by me, avoiding my hands, baby Cora came through the gate – yes, I did not take the second the close it to prevent more dogs from escaping. The two of them procedeed to race down the driveway in front of me, having the time of their life. Headed for the street. I’m thinking… what?!?! Then I remembered, they are both in puppy K obedience classes and will do almost anything for treats AAAND I had treats in my pockets. I hollered, “Cora, Come!” and thank God she whipped around and started racing back to me to get her treat, as did Anya. Scooped up the Frenchies, headed back towards the gate, managed to convince Vinnie the English Bulldog there was something in it for him as well if he’d flip his very slow butt around and go back in the gate. Whew, all dogs inside the gate with treats from a grateful dog-mom, who now refuses to go anywhere without dog treats in her pockets.
The kitchen remodel is at a halt right now as we wait for countertops to be cut. I did get my beautiful white fake leather tufted bar stools in. Wow, they are way prettier than I thought they’d be and comfy!
Drop a comment to be entered, and I’ll draw from commenters for the A&O Award Finalist sample set.
Winners of the Frederic Malle Superstitious samples – Doreen Stelton, taleofahare, and Luanne. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you.