Monday, December 18, 2017

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza - The Maverick's Snowbound Christmas - Karen Rose Smith

It's week two of my holiday blog bash featuring a plethora of Harlequin authors and their holiday novels. Today I'm featuring Karen Rose Smith and her The Maverick's Snowbound Christmas book. Karen has a holiday craft project she wanted to share with my readers.
Tomorrow is Teresa Southwick's turn and she has a special holiday message.

ISBN-13: 9780373623815
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 10-17-2017
Length: 224pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Rust Creek Ramblings 

Ah, wintertime in Rust Creek Falls! It's the perfect time of year to snuggle up by the fireplace and indulge in some juicy gossip. Speaking of snuggling, did you hear that Eli Dalton and Hadley Strickland were forced to spend the night together in an abandoned barn during our recent snowstorm?

While it may have been a horse in distress that brought the lovely veterinarian out to the Circle D, we're betting handsome, steady Eli will draw her back. We believe the rancher could melt fair Hadley's frozen heart—if she can find the courage to reveal her past. So hang the holly, dear readers, and remember that this is the season for miracles. Could a holiday proposal soon be in the works?

Rose Petal Sachets

Dried rose petals
Dried lavender
Dried rosemary
Gauze bags

I love roses. I enjoy them in my gardens all summer and I found a way to share my appreciation for them.
These sachets are so easy to assemble whether you have a garden or buy supplies at the grocery store! During the summer, I bring in roses and let their petals dry on a cookie sheet or just in a dish. I grow lavender and rosemary and do the same with that. You can easily tell when the petals and herbs are dry. If I don't have a good rose crop, I buy them on special at the grocery store (red and pink are the best for good color) and let them dry. The same with rosemary. You can just use rose petals and rosemary if you don't want to grow lavender. You only need a sprig of lavender or rosemary in each sachet to bring fragrance to it. The gauze bags can be found at craft stores or online at Amazon in various sizes. After your rose petals are dried, fill the gauze bag, add a sprig or lavender and/or rosemary and tie the bag. These sachets are wonderful stocking stuffers. 

Karen Rose's Website

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  1. That's a really good idea, and I'm going to try those sachets. I'm a big scent person, so this will work well for sure. Thanks a bunch and Happy Monday! Hugs...RO

  2. I love the rise sachets idea! I'm going to have to try that the done at time we have roses.

  3. I love roses too!!! I have never made any sachets before. I am going to try !!! Thanks!!!

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    1. yes my oldest daughter grows lavender and gives me some after harvest time, it smells divine

  5. I think I'll try to make some of those for myself. I remember my mother putting them in dresser drawers to give clothes a nice scent.

  6. I like the dried lavender and Dried rose petals.

  7. Mmmm love the smell of both rosemary and lavender. Delicious.

    1. Yeah and I think I'm going to try them and place them in my chest of drawers

  8. I loved "A Very Country Christmas" based on Karen's book, and now I'm a fan! So glad I found this giveaway!

  9. That sounds like it's really easy to make, I think it would be great to put in the lingerie drawer!