Just in time for Easter . . . The Donna Dress now goes to size 12!

I LOVE pattern testing.  I really LOVE when one of our favorite dresses gets redone into larger sizes and I get to test it again!  You might remember a couple of years ago seeing this sweet little girl on my FB page.  Look at that green grass (if you live in MN you know what I’m talking about!!!  We are getting closer to it again!)


It is a pattern from Petite Kids Boutique called the Donna Dress.  Aubrey LOVED it!  She was so sad when she had to pass it down to her cousin.  Then I saw a call for a pattern tester for . . . wait for it . . . THE DONNA DRESS!!!  It now goes up to a size 12!!  Aubrey will be set for a while!  Check out her new Easter dress, now we just need green grass and warm temps so she can wear it with sandals!

Donna Dress 2

Easter is still a week away, so dust off your sewing machine and pick up the Donna Dress today!!!  The pattern is clearly written and the dress sews up quickly!  If you want to order a Donna Dress for you little one send me a message and there will be a very happy, twirling girl in your future!

Diffusing the day away!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.  If you follow me on Facebook you know that there is a GREAT sale going on diffusers right now (ends today!!!) at Spark Naturals.  I’m sorry I didn’t get it posted earlier, but I found out yesterday morning and I was in the pig barns all day and didn’t have my laptop with me.

I LOVE my diffusers!  Originally, we had one in the boys’ room and Aubrey’s room so they could diffuse Shield, Respire, Zen, Dream Blend, or any other combos they wanted to try to help them sleep and stay healthy.  I recently added one to our living room and am now asking myself why I didn’t do it sooner!  Now is a great time to stock up on diffusers for every room in your house and save 25% (15% is taken off the price of the diffuser already, then use coupon code “clotheslinechic” and get an extra 10% off)!!!  Click on the picture below to browse the diffusers (they are on pages 2 and 3 of the accessories).

Extended Diffuser Sale Before you place your order, check out some of my favorite blends to diffuse . . .

Lift my Spirits

I am diffusing the Lift my Spirits blend right now!  It smells amazing and fresh!  I found it at A Hip & Humble Life.

Shield Respire

Eucalyptus Lemongrass

Spring Blend Zen Tangerine

Depending on the day I change my blends in the morning, afternoon and night.  Mine runs for 3-4 hours before it runs out of water (I have mine light up so I know when it is done).  Just dump the remaining water, rinse it out, add more water and oils and you are ready to go for round 2, 3 or 4!  Think I will do the Fresh Air blend next (I have it in a spray bottle and LOVE IT!).

Any questions??  I would love to hear what you diffuse, leave me comment on your favorites!

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How to Make a Roller Bottle with Essentail Oils Video

With free shipping that ends on Friday (2/7), now is a great time to start building your Essential Oils collection!  Today I wanted to share with you how to use some of the wonderful essential oils that you can order!  Here is my first “how to” video . . . Enjoy!

It was fun to make the video, so expect more in the future!  I am thinking about a spray bottle video next!


Don’t forget about the great giveaway to get you started using Essential Oils!  Click here to enter!  Good luck and have a great day!

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Free Shipping and save 10%

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Share the Love Giveaway

Valentines Day is right around the corner and nothing says “I love you” quite like showing how much you care.  There is no better way to do this then with Essential Oils!  Haven’t ventured into the wonderful world or EOs? . . . I’m glad you stopped by.

I am excited to announce my very first Spark Naturals giveaway!  Since we know you will LOVE Spark Naturals and you will want to tell everyone about them we are giving away a set for you and one for you to share with a friend!

You will get . . .

SN Essential 4 pack

The Essential 4 packs include 5mL bottles of:

  • Peppermint ~ Rub on your temples to relieve tension and stress, add 2 drops to your water to aid in digestion and it makes a refreshing beverage, diffuse to help with decongestants and improve taste and smell.  For a pick me up I diffuse Peppermint and Wild Orange . . . great for focus!
  • Lavender ~ Diffuse to calm and relax, apply with aloe on sunburns to sooth, mix with bath or massage oil to relieve anxiety, pain and depression.  My favorite use is in bath salts or lotion.
  • Melaleuca ~ This is also known as Tea Tree oil.  Diffuse to help your body fight colds, sinus infections, bronchitis, use topically to fight infection, take orally to stimulate the immune system.  I use this in Camp Wanderer’s  Healing Salve and want to make up the All Purpose Healing stick.
  • Lemon ~ Diffuse to cleanse air, add a couple drops to your water to help with digestion, gargle in warm water to clean mouth and aid with cold sores, add a couple drops on a sponge as a disinfectant.  I like to add Lemon to my cleaners and also water.

You will also get 5mL bottles of:

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  • Oregano ~ Rub on gums to prevent gum disease, add to a carrier oil and use on diaper rash, place under nostrils for sinus infection.
  • Shield ~ Protective Blend that contains Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary Essential Oils.  I add this to a carrier oil in a roller and roll on feet whenever something is going around, add to a spray bottle with Witch Hazel for a disinfectant spray, add a drop or 2 to water to keep me healthy, and diffuse to keep germs out of the air.  Our family usually picks up everything that is going around, but since I started using Shield we have been relatively healthy and it has been a brutal winter!

If that wasn’t enough you will also get 4 10mL roller bottles to mix your own oils! 10ml You can use Oregano, Melaleuca and Shield in a roller to make a cold a flu bomb blend!  You will be ready for whatever Mother Nature sends your way!

You get everything above x2!  What a way to start off February!  Here is the Rafflecopter to enter:

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Want to know more about Essential Oils?  Check out these blogs that are also participating in the giveaway . . .

A Mouse In My Kitchen

Patti’s Place

The Granola Mommy

Life Inside Nickie’s Little Bubble

Just Trixie

Bobbins N’ Thread

Clothesline Chic

The Gray Area

Abundance of Goodness

Enjoy Life Anyway

Natural Mama

Curly Loves Essential Oils

Backdoor Survival

Haute Mess Mama

Crunchy Urban Mama

Simple Sunsets

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The giveaway goes from Feb. 2nd at midnight PST to February 10th at 9 PM PST.  Winners must be US residents age 18 and older. The winning entry will be verified. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to an email before a new winner will be selected.

Kid’s Clothes Week

I chatted with my friend, Mary from Little Maroon House, this morning and she talked me into participating in Kid’s Clothes Week.

Kids Clothes Week

I am really excited about finishing my Lucy Pants and Britney’s Bubble Top for Jo and hoping to maybe start some spring coats for the kids because it will come eventually . . . I am optimistic because Maple syrup season is coming and that means it will warm up!  I also want to make an Easter dress and some new ties for the boys!  Busy . . . busy . . . busy!

On a different note, today my new fridge delivered and I am loving it!  We had problems with everything freezing in the fridge part.

New Fridge

My afternoon of sewing turned into a run to Dollar General to buy new bins to keep my freezer organized and I found a shelf for yarn too!  Then I ended up cleaning and filling the fridge and then went right to rearranging and cleaning the club house/sewing room ~ so NOTHING else got done today.

Anyone want to come and fold laundry for me . . . might be a trade involved!!!

2014 . . . time to try something new!

2014 already!  Seems like the kids were just getting out of school yesterday.  And now the wind is blowing and we are hunkering down for the “coldest weather of the season thus far.”  That being said I decided that it would be a perfect time to mix up some bath salts because nothing says bring on the cold like a nice warm bath and a good book!  This morning I mixed up a detox salt, Breathe & Eucalyptus, Aches & Pains (I started Jillian again yesterday . . . ouch!), and Zen & Tangerine using Spark Naturals Essential Oils.   Can not wait to try them all!

Bath salts

I have been using Essential Oils for a couple of years now and LOVE them!  Right now I have been using the Peppermint in my water.  Not only does it taste delicious, but drinking my peppermint water aids in digestion (and keeps me away from Diet Coke!).  It also relieves tension and stomach discomfort, improves smell and taste and help you feel fuller when it is inhaled.  If that hasn’t convinced you to give it a try it is also the Oil of the Month for January over at Spark Naturals! Give it a try and let me know what you think because now is the perfect time to try something new!


Peppermint January Click on the picture above to sign up today!

Remember to use coupon code clotheslinechic to get 10% off your order!

There is also FREE shipping on all orders $99 and over!

Well the weather outside is frightfull . . .

While we have had our first snow already here in Southern MN, I can’t complain because we have had fairly nice temps in the 40s. That being said it is the perfect time to get ready for the cold and snow that is winter and will eventually happen!  Check out what is new for winter at Clothesline Chic . . .

Mylie Cloche in Green Right now I am loving patterns from The Velvet Acorn.  They are super cute and wearable.  I am going to be placing an order soon for some slouchy hats.  Check back to see what I’ve decided on and if you have any suggestions I am open to them!  Above is the Mylie Cloche’ and I LOVE IT!!!  It is for sale for $25.  Send me a message to order it or place an order in a different color.

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Next up is the Camille Cat Hat and Cowl.  Jo picked out this pattern and I love it!  She is so excited because it is so soft, fuzzy and warm!  The set starts at $35 for a small set.  This is also a Velvet Acorn pattern.

Dylan Fingerless Gloves - Teal Dylan Fingerless Gloves - Purple Dylan  Fingerless Gloves - Titans colors

The Dylan Fingerless Gloves I can’t keep in stock.  They are super cute and customizable.  Just let me know what 3 colors you want and I will make them to match most coats!  No more problems working the smart phone or digging in your purse . . . these gloves are a must have!  Order yours today!  Youth size is $20 and adults are $25.

Leg Warmers - Fall/Winter 2013 Leg Warmers, Winter Leg Warmers - Winter 2014

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And last, but not least everyone’s favorite  . . . the leg warmers.  These are super cute and add a little pizzaz to any outfit!  They fit infant to about age 8, once your little girl out grows them they make great boot cuffs!  Regular leg warmers are $8 and holiday ones are $10.

I will be in Lonsdale at the Elementary School on November 23rd.  Look for more information a little later about this fun event that is sure to get you in the Holiday mood.  There will also be some exciting news about Black Friday and Small Business Saturday . . . so stay tuned!

Lonsdale Crawl is on Thrusday!

Did you hear the news??

Lonsdale Crawl

The Lonsdale Crawl is on Thursday night from 4:30 to 8:30pm.  You can pick up your passport at one of the 23 Registered Passport Businesses and then shop all of the 41 businesses/vendors for a chance to win the $200 grand prize!

Registered Businesses include:

  • 5 Star Embroidery
  • Sight on Survival
  • The Fitness Studio
  • Lonsdale Liquor
  • Fred’s IGA Foods
  • Subway
  • Flicek’s Sports Bar & Grill
  • Hardware Hank
  • Generation Home & Building Center
  • Lonsdale Country Market
  • Triumphant Life Church
  • Minnesota Barnwood LLC
  • Miele Concrete and Design
  • American Family Insurance
  • Blahnik Law Office, PLLC
  • Whistle Stop Tavern & Grill
  • Lonsdale Area News-Review
  • Custom Cuts by Carol
  • Quilting by the Hearth
  • Rugged Chick
  • Snap Fitness
  • A.L.L. Yarn

I will be at Generation Home& Building Center along with wood carved pumpkins from Mark Richter Sculpture South, fun home decor by Country Girls Create and the latest in fall make up with Kate Sommers, Mary Kay consultant!

Hope to see you all there!

Fall is in the air!

School is in session!  This year I have two 4th graders . . .

1st day of school

And a two-day a week Preschooler! Luke first day of preschool This frees up two afternoons a week for me to work uninterrupted, so I am working on getting stocked up for the upcoming holiday shows.  Today I finished my first addition!

TCU Dylan Fingerless Gloves This pair of Dylan Fingerless Gloves are perfect for fall!!  Think I might whip my daughter up a pair for her big night of cheering on the TCU Titans this Friday!  This pair is for sale, but I can make them in custom colors (I’ve already had a request for New Prague Trojan colors) and come in youth and adult sizes.  They are $25 (plus shipping), they haven’t made it into the shop yet, so just send me a message!

Hoodies, jeans, and boots . . . fall is definitely in the air, and I am ready for pumpkin muffins and pumpkin spice creamer in my coffee! Some of the upcoming projects that I hope to start are some scarves, cowls, winter hats, and of course more fingerless gloves while enjoying my coffee and sitting under a blanket watching football!

What is your favorite thing about Fall?