Don’t Throw Away the Roses: Rose Water

My Mother’s Day flowers are wilting and, if you’re like most of us, you’re  ready to toss them in the trash. But wait! Not so fast, don’t toss these fragrant beauties. I’m going to tell you how to make rose water instead. Did you know rose water is known for its healing properties? It’s great for the skin and hair, fighting acne, dry scalp, and giving shiny hair. Besides a spritz or rinse, you can also make a toner, oil, cook with it, the possibilities are endless. 

There are multiple ways to make rose water but I’m going to give you the simplest version. There are plenty of videos on YouTube, if you want to take it one step further and don’t want the water to take on the rose color, or if you want the most concentrated form, feel free to Google for these options. 


Rince your petals. Place your water in a glass or stainless steel pot, cover your roses with equal parts of water or until the petals are covered (the more water the less concentration but also account that it will boil down). Cover and low bowl or simmer until the roses lose their color. That’s it! Place in a spray bottle and use! Refrigerate to make it last longer. The general consensus is tgta it will last about a week. I will let you know. I had two dozen roses, so I am trying the remaining petals to use later.  Below is a good tutorial on what I did.

If you are interested in the other techniques of how to make it and what to do with rose water, click here

Let me know how it turned out for you!

A Mountain or a Hill

C: This street looks like a hill.

Me: yes you’re right.

C: Or maybe a mountain.

Me: 😊 No a mountain is bigger. Have you seen one?

C: Yes on Papa’s phone…or maybe it was a volcano.

Me: you know about Volcanoes?

C: yes it has a hole in it. I forgot what the stuff that comes out is called.

Me: Lava

C: Lava (she says with a smile).
It’s so easy to teach her. She is a sponge.

Mother’s Day Weekend May 13 & 14, 2017

So much happening this weekend. Post what you’re doing below, or any fun events open to the public, this Mother’s Day Weekend.

MAY 13

*Fanfest at Columbus Public Library 10am-4pm

*2nd Saturday for Children at Columbus Museum 10am-12pm

*Mother’s Day story time at Columbus Barnes & Noble at 11am. Activities after storytime
MAY 14

*Atlanta Children’s Museum, moms free

*Zoo ATL and North Atlanta Zoo offering free admissions to mom with the purchase  of a ticket.

*Atlanta events (go to calendar and put in the date you’re interested in). There are a lot of festivals this weekend in ATL


NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER WILL BE AT Columbus State’s Coca Cola Science Museum (10am-11:30am). This is Free and open to public solar tables, rockets, balloons, parachutes! *Some events cost and require tickets. Events will also be held at the Columbus Museum(12:30pm-1:30pm), National Infantry Museum (2:30pm-3:30pm).

Check out the schedule and all the details here! Have fun!

Visit from the Easter Bunny

Our neighbor’s. the ones that decided to release their bunnies into “the woods”, bunnies had babies…in our yard. We were standing at the window watching a squirrel and a bunny play.

 “We can’t let the dog out, he’ll hurt the babies”.

“Yeh, but i don’t want them to eat mu garden”

As we were talking about what to do my husband said, “there’s another one!” All of a sudden a person walked by the window. The dog in towe! “When did the kids get outside!

Once we shuttled them back inside, I asked the 4 year old why she let the dog and her sister outside? She said, “We wanted to see a bunny up close and pet him!” 

“Well Snoopy ran them off instead.”

Now I have to find them, catch them, etc…

A Lesson on Lying

When people talk about others or you consider the source. Do they do the things they say they will? Are they truthful? Have you caught them lying (over and over)? A zebra doesn’t change it’s stripes. A lie is intentional not a mistake. You are how you act, not what you say. Likewise, don’t worry when someone lies about you. If people believe them, they either (A) don’t know you or (B) don’t know the person they are believing. Just like that person lied on you, they will lie to them and about them as well. Yes, lying is a sin, don’t get caught up in someone’s lies and gossip. Watch the company you keep. It speaks volumes. 
The Bible says, “keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.” Psalm 34:13


WHEN: April 22

WHERE: The Rock Ranch

5020  Highway 36

The Rock, Georgia 30285

WHEN: Attractions 10:00am-5pm, Market 10:30-5:30

HOW MUCH: $15, There is military discount at the door. Kids 2 and under free.

UPDATE: due to frost, no strawberry picking for a couple weeks.

Things I like to bring:

-A good stroller (all grass) or carrier for kids that are done walking.

-Hats and sunscreen

-Money, food, or both

-Water bottles

-hand sanitizer (petting animals)

-An extra shirt (kids are known to eat strawberries as they pick, it gets messy)

-A container for strawberries.  (They have some available but I believe they charge a couple of dollars for them.)

What can I expect? (Based on previous years)

-chick-fil-a (they are an affiliate) and other food

-a ride in a wagon to get to the main area

-Petting zoo



-paddle boat



-strawberries (pay for what’s picked)

-Strawberry Shortcake character 

-Tiny town

-Bouncy area

-Bean bag toss

-sand area

-pony rides 

-slides and play areas

-pollination center 

-a nursing trailer (previous years)


-Carousel, ($2.00) zip lines ($12.75 and $8) and 50 ft. rock wall ($5)

And more…

*I’m leaving my house at 11am and will be there about 12pm. See you there! Stay in touch via FB or Twitter during the day.

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