Monthly Archives: February 2011

Weekend Hilights

“Aunt Dee Dee, I would like to pick fruit with you sometime, but first we have to dig for buried treasure dressed like pirates. Okay, now where do you keep your pirate clothes?”

Sunday Morning Smiles

While clearing out a section of dead leaves surrounding the kale, I heard Cecelia chattering on about sunflowers. She “planted” one for me  so it would grow this summer. I didn’t see it until she had already left. Melts my heart.

Strawberry Tarts


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Spa Treatment Give Away

Old man winter has been unleashing his furry across the North East slamming us with back to back storms, now he’s brought ice. Lots and lots of ice. My sensitive skin has been on the loosing side of this continual battle, or at least that was the case up until about a week ago.

Determined to create a body butter that not only glides on smooth, but is readily absorbed into the skin, I began digging through my herbal supply closet. Finally, after a few test batches I finally designed a creamy body butter that both my skin and I are happy with; plus it’s vegan to boot!

This delicate formula hovers right around the melting point so I’m going to have to change it up a bit if I want to be able to offer it year round. I can foresee a melted mess during peak summer postal travels! I think the addition of calendula wax will give it just the extra stability it needs while still keeping it vegan friendly!

For the past 5 years I’ve been toying around with the idea of offering gift baskets filled with an assortment of my organic herbal goods. I thought what better way to kick-start this idea than to offer a mini spa set to one lucky blog reader.

This mini *Weekend Spa Getaway* set includes the following: a Shimmering Body Butter (1 oz jar), a Patchouli Lavender Sea Salt Body Scrub (1 oz jar) and one tube of Pixy Kisses lip balm in the flavor of your choosing. A tube of my regular Pixy Patch lip balm may be substituted should you prefer a non-shimmering balm.

For your chance to win you must complete the mandatory entry first. Mandatory entry, leave a comment on this post. For additional entries you can do any or all of the following: friend Pixy Patch on Facebook, repost this on your Facebook page, then comment letting me know you did so. Sign up to follow Twisted Threads with your preferred RSS reader, then leave a comment stating you did so. If you already follow this blog just comment letting me know what reader you use. Sign up to receive email notices when new posts are available, then comment letting me know you did so. Retweet this post, leave a comment including your Twitter id. Reblog this post, leave a comment letting me know you did so.

That’s 7 possible chances to win. The contest will end February 11 at midnight. The winner will be chosen shortly there after using’s number generator. Good Luck!

****CONGRATS  Raina Rose!’s number generator selected comment #10 as the winner! Thank you all for participating and stay tuned because I’ve got another fantastic give away right around the corner!


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