Category Archives: Holiday

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Personal Shopper – Any Season

We love lists!

Scent Yourself Gift Basket

Several types of ready to go gift baskets

Let us help you pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list.  We can help tailor a gift bag or gift basket for every recipient, or simply box up a great selection of items your family and friends will love.  Please call in advance to make an appointment for this free service  Available between 10am-5pm.  Call 360-544-4312.
Stuffed Animals

Lots of stuffed animals

Pack & Ship

We can do that too.  Once you’ve picked out your goodies, we’ll package them into gift bags or baskets.  Bring your addresses and we will ship them for you and include a free gift card too! (Shipping charges do apply).


Wood Salt Pepper Gift

All kinds of food items – baking mixes, salt & pepper sets, herbs, teas, jams….

Or shop from home in your pajamas by visiting our webstore.  Select from one of our gift baskets, gift bags, or wood gift sets.  Or select your own products and add one of our custom gift basket kits (S, M, L, & XL depending on the number of products).  We’ll put together a custom gift basket and ship for you or you can select “Pick up from store” and we’ll have it waiting for you.  You’ll need a separate order for each shipping address.

Many personal care items: lotions, soaps, massage oil, hand towels, kitchen towels. We can't name them all!

Many personal care items: lotions, soaps, massage oil, hand towels, kitchen towels. We can’t name them all!

We’ll include a free gift card – just enter the text in the notes section that you would like included on the card to customize your message for each order.

Relax! We will help take care of your gifting needs.

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Lavender Pumpkin Pie

Lavender Pumpkin Pies

These pies have been a hit at our bakery, and we are sharing the recipe with you.

Preheat the oven to 400º

IngredientAmountUnit of Measure
Pumpkin Puree15oz.
Brown Sugar3.6oz.
Ground ginger1/2tsp
Ground cloves1/4tsp
Sweetened Condensed Milk6oz.
Dark Rum1Tbl


Get the Pie Crust ready first, then mix up the pie filling. To mix the pie filling you’ll need to beat the eggs first, add the pumpkin and condensed milk, mix them. Then add the sugar and the rest of the tasty bits that are what make it truly unique. Mix them well and then pour into the pie shell.

You will need a 9″ pie pan.Making pie crust is an art. You can buy pie frozen pie crusts if you don’t want to take this on, but we’ve learned to do it pretty quickly and it works.

IngredientAmountUnit of Measure
Pastry Flour1 1/2Cup
Butter1/2Cup (or 1/4 Coconut Oil and 1/4 Butter)
Cold Water4 or 5Tbl


In a food processor put in the flour and salt. The butter (or butter and coconut oil) need to be cold, then cut them into about 1″ pieces and put into food processor and pulse until the flour/butter mixture looks rough, but there aren’t any huge butter chunks. Then add about 5 TBL of cold water and pulse again, you might need another TBL or two more of water until the dough in the food processor is still loose, but will hold together if you try to make a ball out of it.Roll out the pie dough into a circle and then transfer to the pie plate.

For the Pecans that go around the rim of the pie you will need to do the following before you bake the pie. You can make these ahead and store them until you are ready for the rest of the pie.

IngredientAmountUnit of Measure


Taking that simple syrup use the following to glaze the pecans. This can be a bit tricky, so watch them as they bake to be sure they aren’t over done.

IngredientAmountUnit of Measure
Lavender Simple Syrup1/4Cup


Combine and roast at 400º for 6 minutes, or until done.

Baking the Pie

Ok, so now you have the pie crust in the pan and filled with the filling. You have the pecans done and you’ve arranged them on the top in a way you like. Now all you have to do is bake the pie. Bake pie for 15 mins at 400º then reduce the temperature to 350º and bake for about 50 minutes more. To test for doneness you can jiggle the pie a little and if it doesn’t move, it’s done, or you can stick a knife in it and if it comes out clean it’s done.

Cool it and ENJOY!

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Winter Mood

Gazebo in the snow

Gazebo in the know 2010

We aren’t having a white Christmas this year, so here is a picture from last year when we had buckets of snow. I hope your holidays are warm, wherever your are and that you are surrounded by fun, or at least interesting people and, of course, have lots of lavender to bring you delight.



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