Mama Diaries

Thursday, December 26, 2013

'Tis More Blessed Giveaway and The Stink Zone



I know I'm a day early for this, but tomorrow I'm going gold mining with the kids, so ya'll are getting an extra day to participate.

Every Friday in December, as part of the 'Tis More Blessed Giveaway, hosted by Milo James Fowler, I have given away free copies of both of my books (That Mama is a Grouch, and That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN) to one lucky winner. This is the last Friday of the month, and therefore the last chance to win.   Even if you already have copies, feel free to participate, because they could make great gifts for anyone you know.  Just leave a comment below for a chance to win.  These are hard copies of my book, and I am willing to mail them anywhere in the world.  Be sure to visit Milo to find out who else is participating and have a chance to win their books as well.

Now for the story:

My twelve-year-old daughter is a girly girl. She likes makeup, fashion, and perfume.  So for Christmas, I had the brilliant idea to get her a perfume-making kit.  I don't know what I was thinking, but it sounded like a good idea at the time.

She opened the package and discovered fourteen vials of oils, ranging from woody, to citrus, to floral smells.  "What do I do with these?" she asked.

"I think it would be a very good idea to read the directions and find out ."

She made a face and popped open one of the vials.  She gave it a good sniff.  "Ugh!"  she said.  "This smells like poop!"

I looked at the bottle.  Musk.  "That doesn't surprise me," I said.

She grabbed a citrus vile labeled, "Lemony."  She opened it up and took a whiff.  "Better."

Meanwhile, I had picked up the instructions and started reading.  I knew the girl wasn't going to do it, so I figured I'd better give her some guidance.  "Okay.  Here's a sample recipe.  You need five drops of Lemony, one drop of Mella, and six drops of Finalia."

She picked up a vile and suctioned up five drops.  She put it in the mixing cup.  "Mom," she said after she sniffed it.  "This doesn't smell like Lemony."

I took a sniff.  "Nope.  I think it's Mella."

"What do  I do?"

"Multiply all the totals by five."

I let her do her thing.  When she was done, I sniffed the finished product.  "Whoa.  That's strong!  What the heck did you put in there?"

"Fifteen drops of Lemony, twenty five drops of Mella, and six drops of Finalia."

I shook my head.  "Girl, do you not know how to multiply?"

She grinned.  "Yeah, but I think something is wrong with my nose, because it stinks in here and I can't smell a darn thing!"

(Uh huh.  And apparently sitting in the stink zone has adverse affects on one's brain, thereby decreasing one's ability to do math!) 

35 comments:

  1. Great post as always, regartding your comment about Freedspot I had a look via a link on an email they sent and it is a blantant copy of blogger there are others from blogger on it also. How safe it is I don't know.
    Yvonne.

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  2. ah, so some new Channel 5 will not be invented in your house...

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    1. Ha! Yes. Unless she seriously perfects her technique, she will not have a future in the perfumery business!

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  3. haha before she's done I bet even schultz will smell pretty lol

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  4. Can it be adjusted by adding more of the nicer smelling scents, like the lemony? Perhaps your daughter found a way to keep all of the deer out of your yard. A few drops of that on all the trees or shrubs in the yard might just do the trick. Have fun gold mining with the kids. : )

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    1. I'm sure it can be adjusted, but the nose will have to go through some pain before it gets just right! The gold mining was fun!

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  5. Yikes! I can only imagine how long it took to air out those scents...

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  6. I bet the perfume making kit will end up being a great success in one way or another.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. My daughter thinks it's great, so I'd deem it a success!

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  7. LOL I had a perfume-making kit when I was a kid. I loved it!

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    1. I think most girls would enjoy a perfume-making kit.

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  8. Numb nose. =[ Have fun mining, and thanks again for participating in #Tismoreblessed 2013!

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  9. Well, that was just round one, she'll have to keep working at it. (-:

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  10. Hahaha I think it's an awesome gift, though. :-D

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    1. I hope it's something she'll continue to enjoy.

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  11. I hope with a little practice, the perfume making kit will be a big success. Fortunately, practice always helps! D

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  12. LOL I think it's totally legit to blame the stink zone for dulling mathematical abilities ;)

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  13. I used to make perfume with rose petals, sugar and water. It went very brown after a couple of days.

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    1. I guess that's the old fashioned way to do it. I bet it smelled good for a while!

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  15. Funny story. Now I know what never to buy for my daughters.

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