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Angel Blue Perfume LLC is so Proud to Support Green Zone Hero, to be a part of Military and Veteran Friendly Business Community !

Thank you John Krotec at Green Zone Hero, for the opportunity to be a part of this special community that supports Military and Veteran based businesses! I am honored to do so at Angel Blue Perfume!

At Angel Blue Perfume, we pride ourselves on creating some of the finest, holistic, non-toxic perfumes and colognes in the world! Using a patented Polar Solvent Extraction System! There are NO synthetic aldehydes, fixatives, chemicals, dyes and we are cruelty free!

“Enjoy pure, artisan and luxurious scents that unfold a unique and sensual accord on the skin of the individual bearer”

I appreciate the kind write -up on me and my business products at Angel Blue, below!

Please check out Green Zone Hero and John’s radio podcasts with inspiring and influential military men and women who share their stories.

XO,

Tommie

GreenZone Hero

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

The VERY FIRST ‘HOLISTIC’ PERFUME & COLOGNE COMPANY in AMERICA has enlisted into the GreenZone Hero Veteran and Military-Friendly Business Community!

GreenZone Hero is extremely honored to have the enlistment and support of the Kentucky-based Company, Angel Blue Perfume LLC. Visionary writer-artist- owner Tommie Flannery Baskis truly understands the value of Freedom AND how important it is to support veterans, active military and their families. Her artisan-crafted, plant-essence, non-toxic scents are the highest quality perfumes and colognes on the market today!

Tommie offers 10% off of all natural, artisan perfumes and colognes every day through the year for military and veterans ! Check out angelblueperfume.com to request samples.

In Gratitude…Thank You Tommie for supporting the GZH Mission of Honoring Freedom to Improve Business.!

If you are looking for authentic wild-crafted, plant-essence scents then visit the Angel Blue Perfume website here:
https://angelblueperfume.com/

Their Greenzone Hero listing page:
https://www.greenzonehero.com/list…/…/Angel-Blue-Perfume-LLC

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Happy Independence Day, America ! Thank you to all of the Brave Men & Women, Past and Present Military, For Our Freedoms

It is with the most grateful of hearts that we give thanks to so many brave souls who have come before us, with the dream of a free Nation under God. A Sovereign Nation, as a shining light to all others, as children of God; to not live under the yoke of another! __ Tommie Flannery Baskis

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin.

This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. ~Louis D. Brandeis

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact — the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality. ~Adlai Stevenson

 It is very inspiring, my friends, to come to this that may be called the original fountain of independence and liberty in America and here drink draughts of patriotic feeling which seem to renew the very blood in one’s veins. ~Woodrow Wilson, Presidential Address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1914 July 4th

Liberty is the breath of life to nations. ~George Bernard Shaw

The Declaration of Independence! The interest which in that paper has survived the occasion upon which it was issued; the interest which is of every age and every clime; the interest which quickens with the lapse of years, spreads as it grows old, and brightens as it recedes, is in the principles which it proclaims. ~John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), “The Declaration of Independence”

The Fourth of July orator does not drink water between his rests and pauses. He disdains any fluid short of champagne and brandy, which seem to invest, not only himself, but his subject, with additional spirit. Your temperance cold-water orators are apathetic patriots at a dinner-table, being too definite and punctilious to stir up the mass. Sentiments red-hot from the furnace of the heart, and words as strong as Sampson’s locks are in demand. Milk and amiability are good things in their way, but to‑day aque vitæ and enthusiasm suit the popular system. All the time this mental fire is going on inside, the fireworks and guns are blazing away incessantly without; squibs sometimes fall at the orator’s feet, and if, like Charles the Twelfth, he does not move at the burst, he is unanimously voted as a fearless champion of the Rights of Liberty. Viva! ~Henry Howard Paul, “Fourth of July in the United States,” 1851

Make room, all ye kingdoms, in history renown’d,
Whose arms have in battle with victory been crown’d,
Make room for America, another great nation;
She rises to claim in your councils a station…
With glory immortal she here sits enthroned,
Nor fears the vain vengeance of Britain disown’d…
~Francis Hopkinson (1737–1791), “American Independence”

July is an intensely warm month in the States, and by some weather-freak, the fourth, of all days, is the very fiercest. ~Henry Howard Paul, “Fourth of July in the United States,” 1851

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck

A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it. ~Curtis Billings

The Fourth of July, when we get to play our favorite American guessing game — fireworks or gunshots? ~Author unknown

Day of glory! welcome day!
Freedom’s banners greet thy ray;
See! how cheerfully they play
With thy morning breeze,
On the rocks where pilgrims kneel’d,
On the heights where squadrons wheel’d,
When a tyrant’s thunder peal’d,
O’er the trembling seas…
O let freemen be our sons;
And let future Washingtons
Rise, to lead their valiant ones,
Till there’s war no more.
~John Pierpont (1785–1866), “Independence”

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I have always admired Dr. Werner Von Braun, the Vison of the Saturn 1, 1B, V Rockets, Liquid propellant Inspired, and ATSF Satellite Technology!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=werner+von+braun+the+man+who+conquered+space+youtube&view=detail&mid=5A08973917EB999782CD5A08973917EB999782CD&FORM=VIRE

I have always admired Dr. Werner Von Braun, the Vison of the Saturn1, 1B, V Rockets, Liquid propellant Inspired, and ATSF satellite technology!

“The Eagle has landed” Apollo 11

Because of the genius of Dr. Werner Von Braun, everything we have that deals in satellite systems is from Von Braun’s Rocket technological systems!

He loved teaching and inspiring people and the young! He promoted space travel tirelessly. We made it to the moon but he never saw his dream of Mars.

Thanks to President John F. Kennedy, who believed in his expertise, we landed on the moon.

The video link above is still, to this day, exciting to watch ! Enjoy-

Thank you Dr. Werner Von Braun fro your dreams as a boy and a Man of vision. You are one of my favorite scientist of all time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘A Connected Tale of the Mystery of School House 109; John Cole, Founder of Coles’ Bend in Barren County, KY; The Black Horse Tavern Inn, Midway, KY and Richard Cole Jr. Whose Progeny include Frank and Jesse James’

 

‘A Connected Tale of the Mystery of School House 109; John Cole, Founder of Coles’ Bend in Barren County, KY; The Black Horse Tavern Inn, Midway, KY and Richard Cole Jr. Whose Progeny include Frank and Jesse James’

By Tommie Flannery Baskis

 

This new tale, which I will unfold for you, is from a very old tale. It is a part of what I call “The Abandoned Story” of our time and history.

For those who know me well, you understand how very important and passionate I am about the forgotten stories and mysteries behind historical towns, places of abandonment, the ‘things and objects’ left behind that help one to acquire clarity on the people and their stories, that carved a path before us.

As a child I had a fascination with finding old letters in drawers, boxes in the attic filled with people’s treasures, dusty books and any ‘old thing’ that I could weave a mystery out of. The elation I felt for the story that would soon unfold behind that attic or basement door was an inspiration to me.

I was so fond of learning things from my Grandparents and their ‘magical’ stories of days gone by captivated me. I knew it was so important to carry on the ‘forgotten story’ and share it with others. I knew one day my precious loved ones would not be by my side and the story would become lost in time as so many have done. As a child, I listened and watched carefully…

This story, rooted deep in Kentucky history, is especially intriguing to me because it has taken me years to find information on a particular old school house, simply known as school 109 in the Coles’ Bend area of Barren County. I had taken photographs of this place over 10 years ago and filed them away for the Kentucky volume of my book, ‘The Abandoned Story’.

There was not a lot of information about this particular, old, clapboard school house on Coles’ Bend that I could find. Many of the older generation, who could remember this place, had passed away leaving it nearly impossible to find someone to speak with about the old days here.

I was very fortunate to have a couple of books given to me by a friend, Debbie Turner, a few years back, one was written in the 1970’s by Irene Moss Sumpter ‘An Album of Early Warren County Landmarks’ that was distributed by American National Bank. This wonderful and informative book added some clarity on the houses and story behind the Cole Family that came from Pennsylvania, to Culpeper, Virginia and on to Woodford County, KY before 1783.

I also want to give credit and much gratitude to lovely Sandra K. Gorin, who manages Barren County Historical Society and Gorin Genealogical Publishing. I reached out to Sandi and with my plight to discover more on school 109. She shared with me information about the Cole Family and the Coles’ Bend area. There is quite a lot of published information that came from a dear friend of hers, Vivian T Rosseau and the Citizens Bank and Trust Company in 1980 from the book “Background of a Bank”.

In a roundabout way, all these years later researching this mysterious school 109 I have discovered that an older story I had researched and photographed had ties into the Cole’s Family in Barren County, KY with some history on Black Horse Tavern in Midway, KY. This tavern was also owned by one Richard Cole. Richard Cole’s son had a daughter named Zerelda Cole James, who was the Mother of Jesse and Frank James.

There is a fascinating and interesting twist to ‘the end’ of this story so stay tuned.

It has been stated from research done by William E. Pullen and Joan M. Beamis that the Coles who came from Pennsylvania made the trek to Culpeper, Virginia. After this they moved to Woodford County, Kentucky prior to 1783. They believe this date to be correct because the progenitor of the Coles, Richard Cole, Sr. was no longer listed on the Virginia tax records after 1783.

For those of you who are not familiar with Woodford County, KY it is steeped in rich history with the picturesque rolling horse fields, tobacco barns, old stone walls that meander along country lanes for miles, historic places and the infamous bourbon whiskey. It is home to Kentucky’s oldest bourbon whiskey distillery Labrot & Graham from 1812.

Woodford County was named for the illustrious American Revolutionary War General, William Woodford and was formed in 1788 from Fayette County, Virginia.

There was an original tavern in Kentucky owned by the Coles that burned in 1811. A year after this, Cole’s son, Richard Cole, Jr. purchased the tavern on old Frankfort Pike that was known as the Offutt-Cole Tavern or Black Horse Tavern. He became known as one of the wealthiest men in the country. James Cole, his son, was the Father of Zerelda Cole (1825-1911) who birthed Jesse and Frank James. Zerelda met Robert Sallee James, her husband, during the time he was studying for the ministry at Georgetown College.

This is where the history of the Cole brothers branches off and comes around to my researched ‘neck of the woods’ Barren County, KY. You see, Richard Cole, Jr. had a brother by the name of John Cole who came to Barren County and purchased a lot in the Bank Block. He would later found Coles’ Bend of which he operated Coles Warehouse on the Barren River.

The following historical excerpt was written by Jennie F. Porter, the niece of Mrs. Sterling Burton of Cemetery Pike, Bowling Green, KY in July of 1891. There are some additions by Jennie Bryant Cole from Oakland, KY 1938. It was submitted to be published in 1975 by Mr. C.H. Brakebill of Dallas, TX.

“Squire John Cole, our great-grandfather, married Nancy Hynes. He lived near Charles Town, Berkley County, Va. Charles Town was located in that part of Virginia that was cut off to form West Virginia, and now in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The Hines (Hynes) family lived in Maryland, but just over the Virginia line near where the Cole family lived.

“John Cole was a Revolutionary soldier. He came with his family to Kentucky in 1788. They traveled from Virginia on horseback. On the way to Kentucky great-grandmother was thrown from her horse with her baby, John, in her arms and was seriously hurt. The party had to remain in camp for some days on account of her condition and she was not expected to live. It was said every day during this time she would ask her husband that if she died, would he not take her children back to Virginia, but he would always tell her, ‘No, I have started to Kentucky, and I am going’. This answer was thought to have been a stimulant and assisted in her recovery.

“Her hair turned white in three days and the anxiety she felt for her children is thought to have caused it. John Cole first settled in Woodford County, near Midway, when he came to Kentucky. He came to Barren County sometime in 1800. They came in wagons by way of Muldraughs Hill. He left a brother, Richard, in Woodford County, who kept a tavern at Cross Roads. Richard married a Miss Hines, niece of great-grandmother Col. Andrew Hines, who settled Elizabethtown and named it for his wife, was a brother of great-grandmother. When quite an old woman great-grandmother rode horseback to visit her brother, Andrew Hines, who at that time was living near Harrodsburg.

“John Cole settled in Barren County in a bend on Barren River that has since been called Cole’s Bend. He built a log house about what he thought was the high water mark, but in 1800 a big rise came and undermined part of the foundation of his house. In 1811 he built the stone house which still stands (1833). John Cole died in 1844, his wife had died in 1834, and they are buried on a hill near the old stone house. John Cole had five sons and four daughters. The sons were Richard, William, James, Andrew Hynes and John. The daughters were: Leety, Anne, Mary and Betsy.”

There have been many Coles who settled in Barren and Warren Counties and nearby towns as the years went by. In the 1800’s, like many families in the day, the Coles begat many children and the family name became prominent. Many families were known to have, on average, between six or more children, sometimes less, sometimes more, even up to twelve or thirteen children was possible.

I will refrain from listing many of the progeny of the Cole families except for Sarah Minnie Cole, because of the connection of numerous ancestors who fought for our independence during the Revolutionary War 1775-1781. The following accounts are a few of those stories.

Sarah Minnie Cole’s Father and Mother were John Cole III and Nancy Elizabeth Martin. Sarah Minnie was born at the Family home on Coles’ Bend in Kentucky October 28, 1869 and was one of twelve children by this union.

Sarah Minnie married James Henry Blalock, a farmer from Smiths Grove, Warren County, KY.

John Cole, who came from Virginia, helped suppress the British in Boston and then would later help to defend New York City at the personal request of General George Washington. John Cole married Nancy Hynes, whose Father hailed from Coleraine, Ireland. He would eventually work at the print shop of Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1747.

From Sarah Minnie’s Mother’s side of the Family are the Martins. Benjamin Martin served as a Minute Man from Virginia, as corporal and sergeant under several leaders, such as Captain Benjamin Harrison.

Benjamin Martin was at the Battle of Cowpens, S.C. of which was a decisive battle for the cause of freedom.

Captain Azariah Martin (no relation to Benjamin Martin) was from Amherst County, Virginia and commanded a company of Militia men at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina. The British won a sweeping victory.

Captain Azariah Martin had a great-great-grandfather, John Crawford, who came to Virginia from Ayrshire, Scotland in 1644. John Crawford is from the Crawford clan that had its origin in Ayrshire from 1127. One of John’s ancestors married into the Lindsey family clan of Scotland and in this lineage are two signers of the Magna Carta. The John Crawford who came to Virginia fought in Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676 and lost his life.

We now come back full circle, to my adventure on Coles’ Bend and the mysterious, old school house 109 that I took photographs and documented over ten years ago. It has been very hard to find information documented on some of these abandoned structures in America.

To bequeath or “pass on” the story from one generation to the next has always been very important to me. If this is not done, many stories, places and historical information tend to become lost in time and is not there for others to retrieve and learn from.

With this being said, there was not a lot of information about the old school house 109. Perhaps, John Cole who came to Barren County helped to start this school. It is not known by me or the others that have researched this building. I am very fortunate to have taken many photographs of it.

The feeling I get looking into the school doorways and windows is a timeless and soundless feeling. It seems to exude a grand strength that is comfortable in the forgotten, clapboard bones, still standing…still a reminder of its past. A past that was full of life, love, children, books and teachings. Those children and teachers have come and gone, now. The story has been lost a little, but for this sturdy structure that has been left for us to see as a reminder of days gone by.

This is the very interesting twist to end my story. It involves Mr. and Mrs. Clay Stephens. This lovely, young couple occupies the property that the school house 109 is on. When I spoke with Clay he told me that his Grandmother was a James, Mary Lougene James. He said she use to tell them that they were related to Jesse James. Clay told the story that some were doubtful of this but indeed checked the information and it seemed to have validity.

I found it very intriguing that within the Cole Family lineage was the Mother Zerelda of Jesse and Frank James, and now to have a distant relation of the James Family, through Clay Stephens, residing on property of the Coles’ Bend area was an unforeseen surprise.

Clay also told me a story of the other abandoned building on their property by the school. The story is from an older gentleman, Lawrence, who told Clay that he had watched films in the building as a young boy. The place inside has something that looks like a stage perhaps where plays and theatre took place.

Well, it has been a long time coming to finally write about this abandoned school, humbly named 109. The mystery is still there but I have been able, through the meticulous records of others, to connect a few of my older stories on the Coles’ Bend area and the Coles Family that came to Kentucky so long ago.

I hope you enjoyed this story and also the photographs that accompanied my journey to Barren County and Coles’ Bend.

Remember to share your story and thoughts with your loved ones, so that one day the story can find a place through the eyes of others. It is important to share our lineage, teachings, love and storytelling with others. In sharing, we inspire…

XO, be well always-

Tommie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Mission and Story as an Artisan Perfumer; The Importance of Creating without Synthetic Aldehydes and Toxins

 

 

 

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“Ever since I was young, my appreciation for the ‘real’ things in life were very important to me. I always loved the taste of real butter on my food, heavy cream in my coffee, natural honey and sugars, ripe garden vegetables. The scent of essences and spices from garden herbs and flowers were always sensual and intriguing to me.”

As a child I would make concoctions of vanilla and almond extract, crushed cinnamon and clove mixed with oil to apply on my skin. I just loved the sensual nature of these beautiful spices and natural scents!

It only seems right and natural that I would study medicinal plants and Taxonomy as I grew older. I was influenced by the ‘green thumb’ my Father had; The first man who taught me about the value of a garden.

I loved researching the ‘old ways’ during the Victorian times on perfume making.  I studied the workings, ideas and information of the wonderful Shaker women and men, also.

Through the years, my long hikes through the Mid-west seasons taught me much about plants and trees.

I dreamed of creating fragrances from the leaf, flower, wood, spice and oil of plant essences; the things that deeply inspired my creative passion as a child.

I have worked very hard on my artistic endeavors, writings, photography of abandoned places, cemeteries and old river towns in the Mid-west and wanted to make my dream of an holistic and artisan fragrance company come true!

Angel Blue Perfume LLC came into being upon years of dreams, passions and delivering a fine product that would be a safe and alternative choice to synthetic, chemical laden perfumes and colognes of today.

The information I could write about on this subject is extremely extensive and I will only focus on a few synthetic variants and chemicals. Especially two of them that I do not have in my formulations.

Angel Blue Perfume LLC does not use any synthetic aldehydes, petro- chemicals or Phthalates (diethyl phthalate). We use a Polar Solvent Extraction for our wild-crafted plants.

An aldehyde (alkanal) is known as an organic compound that contains a functional group with a structure – CHO, that consists of a carbonyl center ( a carbon double bonded to oxygen) with the carbon atom also bonded to hydrogen and to an R group, which is, or can be any generic alkyl or side chain. The group not containing the- R – is the aldehyde group, also known as – Formal group.

Aldehydes are very common in organic chemistry. There are many fragrances that contain aldehydes.

This being said many aldehydes are naturally occurring, especially in essential oils, plants, spices etc. The word aldehyde was spoken by Justus Von Liebig, an intelligent scientist who actually invented the first nitrogen-based fertilizer. It is taken from the Latin, Alcohol Dehdrogenatus  (dehydrogenated alcohol).

Aldehydes are not always synthetic, it is important to understand this. Nature has produced many natural occurring aldehydes, such as decanal. It can be found in citrus, conifers, some flower oils, coriander and much more. Some of these are very strong in odor, some are pleasant and other are just down right offensive.

Tran-4,5- opoxy- (E)-2 decanal gives a metallic aspect and taste to our blood.

During the early 1900’s many scientists were hard at work to synthesize ‘new’ materials for creating ‘synthetic’ aldehyde fragrances. Aldehydes were heavier compounds, that are often soapy smelling and they are cheaper to synthesize. Most all of the modern perfumes and colognes have synthetic compounds that lengthen the odor or make the fragrances last longer.

Before the early 1900’s perfumes were based on natural products and real substances from flowers, spices, woods, citrus and musk.

Perfumery goes back 5,000 years with the Egyptians who used perfumed oils for religious ceremonies such as the scented gums of myrrh and frankincense.

A fragrance house can supply a manufacturer of scents over 3,000 base ingredients. Diethyl phthalate (DEP), is used as a solvent and fixative in fragrances to make the scent last longer. Diethyl phthalate is a plasticizing agent that was created to make plastic more flexible.

According to the – Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. many of these chemical compounds have been shown to be allergy causing and hormone disruptive. There are several phthalates that have been listed as endocrine disruptors and attention has focused on their potential cumulative effects on woman, men and reproductive health.

There are different ways of making perfumes. In creating natural perfumes it can be an arduous and long process depending on the formulations and process that is chosen to extract the essences from the natural substances.

Some of the processes are a combination of Extraction/Distillation. I mainly use this combination in my creations.

Distillation can involve heating the desired material to a certain temperature and condensing it into a vapor that is collected.

Maceration involves a process of ingredients soaked in water, oil or solvent to draw out the fragrant compounds. This can be difficult and tedious but some essences are best done this way along with other processes.

Expression involves compressing materials and squeezing out the aromatic oils.

Enfleurage is a two step process drawing out fragrances into a fat or oil base and then one must extract it with an alcohol.

It is going to be an exciting year for me and Angel Blue Perfume LLC as I work to create and bring to market some of the finest, natural, sensual perfumes that are oil, leaf, root, flower & spice plant essence inspired perfumes and cologne. They are toxin free, synthetic free and never tested on animals!

I do hope you will follow me on my journey of truly distinctive, natural and niche perfumery at angelblueperfume.com

Live your vision, walk in your light-

XO,

Tommie Flannery Baskis

Angel Blue Perfume LLC

Owner/Artisan Perfumer

 

The excerpt below is from a writing published by Dr. Mercola, a distinguished and reputable osteopathic physician. In  2009 he was named the Top Ultimate Wellness Game Changer.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/27/toxic-perfume-chemicals.aspx

I caution against using any synthetic perfume or cologne, or any other synthetically fragranced personal care product, as they’re almost always loaded with synthetic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, reproductive toxicity, allergies, and more.

And although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actually has direct authority to regulate harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, it doesn’t exercise it… The Environmental Working Group (EWG) explains:1

“When you see ‘fragrance’ on a personal care product’s label, read it as ‘hidden chemicals.’ A major loophole in FDA’s federal law lets manufacturers of products like shampoo, lotion, and body wash include nearly any ingredient in their products under the name ‘fragrance’ without actually listing the chemical.

Companies that manufacture personal care products are required by law to list the ingredients they use, but fragrances and trade-secret formulas are exempt.”

What does this mean for a health-conscious person like yourself? When you purchase a fragrance, it could contain any number of the 3,100 or so stock chemical ingredients used by the fragrance industry. What blend is in most products you buy, exactly, is virtually impossible to ascertain, aside from testing it in a lab – and this is actually what the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics did…

 

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At Angel Blue Perfume LLC, We Create Enchantment with Natural, Artisan Crafted Perfumes & Colognes without Toxins!

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One will discover in Angel Blue Perfume, all natural, mysterious and lovely notes. I love to select plant essences that are truly sensual and mysterious! I enjoy the harmony of essences and creating a story that unfolds upon ones skin that is sensual, earthy and ethereal. Each of my scents has a special story that is very unique upon the skin of the bearer.

Whether you are seeking a truly feminine or masculine scent, we can offer that enchantment!

Your  senses will be enticed by unique combinations of  warm and exotic mimosa, magnolia, vetiver, frankincense, cocoa, clove, orange blossom, geranium, coconut, rose, ylang ylang, luscious vanilla, jasmine, chamomile, lime, anise, sandalwood, pine, bergamot, cedar wood, lemon, lavender, black pepper, myrrh, amyris, spikenard, violet leaf, rosewood, melissa, coffee and many other enticing note combinations.

The gentlemen can be delighted to know my exclusive signature cologne for them is “DragonSlayer” ; with notes of fresh lime, anise, bergamot, silver fir, sandalwood, cedarwood, black pepper and a touch of cocoa make this truly masculine scent a desirable, warm and smoky blend of sensual plant essences!

The ladies and gentlemen will love the masculine notes that evoke earthy warmth, deep forest with a touch of dark spice.

I love all of my creations at ‘Angel Blue’ and take great care in choosing the finest plant essences from the wood, root, leaf, spice & flower species. I use only GC/MS oils and essences that are wild crafted, distilled and pure.

This enables me to offer luxurious, natural perfumes and cologne for women and men that are free of toxins and synthetic aldehydes. Truly distinctive, lovely and Victorian inspired!

Ash Rose Moon, one of my many feminine scents for women, is an example of an elegant, magical and floral perfume that is very sensual!

Ash Rose Moon is an enticing blend of notes that are sweet with floral magnolia, brightened by the tart & exotic yuzu, a deep romantic rose, earthen and powdery vetiver grass, mysterious melissa and a sensual mystery note that adds complexity to this luscious “Victorian” style perfume!

Please visit our website at angelblueperfume.com 

and request your fine perfume samples today! One can also find Angel Blue Perfume In Louisville, KY at Block Party Handmade Boutique,  downtown on 4th Street and at the location on Frankfort Ave.

Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready to step into your artisan crafted, distinctive, natural fragrance and into your dreams…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Lucinda Mae, Jupiter and a Pig Named Pearl in Dusty Spirit Springs’

 

This special audio and visual recording is from a story of mine, a special place that I am speaking from memory and dreams.

I am reading this as seen through Lucinda Mae’s eyes and thoughts….

Enjoy

XO –

Tommie

 

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A Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to all of our Clients, Family & Friends for the Love & Support of our Artisan Creations at Angel Blue Perfume LLC

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Tommie, Forest and Angel Blue Perfume Ad.jpgI am so thankful and excited on how well my company Angel Blue Perfume LLC did last year and we are up and running strong this year too!! I am proud to create some of the finest wild crafted, all natural, artisan  perfumes and cologne for woman and men. I have always been inspired by the ‘Old Ways’ and wanted to create holistic, plant based scents without any chemicals or fixatives so you could be assured that each lovely scent creation would be safe and gentle for your body !

Thank you to all of our Family, Friends, Clients and Loyal Supporters who have enjoyed my ‘Victorian inspired’ pefume & cologne and who continue to purchase or supply in their retail store.

The chief chemist and distiller along with our team, handcraft small batches of these divine and unique creations that are all natural, wildcrafted  essential oils and essences to be  mixed into lovely and…

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A Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to all of our Clients, Family & Friends for the Love & Support of our Artisan Creations at Angel Blue Perfume LLC

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I am so thankful and excited to state how well our company, Angel Blue Perfume LLC did last year and we are up and running strong this year too!!
I am proud to create some of the finest wild crafted, all natural, artisan  perfumes and cologne for women and men. I have always been inspired by the ‘Old Ways’ of the Shaker people and Victorian perfume makers and wanted to create holistic, plant based scents without any chemicals or fixatives so you could be assured that each lovely scent creation would be safe and gentle for your body, without the highly toxic chemicals that are present in most all commercial perfume and cologne scents on the market today !
Thank you to all of our Family, Friends, Clients and Loyal Supporters who have enjoyed my ‘Victorian inspired’ pefume & cologne and who continue to purchase or supply in their retail store.
The chief chemist and distiller along with our team, handcraft small batches of these divine and unique creations that are all natural, wildcrafted  essential oils and essences to be  mixed into lovely and alluring scents.
Women and Men, will discover in Angel Blue, many distinctive, mysterious and lovely notes that are sensual, earthy and ethereal.
“Whether you are seeking a truly feminine or masculine scent, we can offer that enchantment!”
The gentlemen can be delighted to know my exclusive signature cologne for them is “DragonSlayer” with notes of fresh lime, anise, bergamot, silver fir, sandalwood, cedarwood, black pepper and a touch of cocoa make this truly masculine scent a desirable warm and smoky blend of sensual plant essences!
The ladies and gents will love the truly masculine notes that evoke earthy warmth, deep forest with a touch of dark spice.
“Angel Blue Scents are Truly a Mysterious and Sensual Delight”
***If you are an Independent Retailer and would like samples please email me at tommieart@earthlink.net or call  618.841.2843

***If you would like luscious samples visit the site  angelblueperfume.com  to get your free samples today! Be sure to follow my blog at Angel Blue to see the exciting distilled essences soon to come.

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Early Knife Making, Mennonite Sam Stoner and a Primitive Knife Making Session to Come on April 25th

 

 

The earliest forms of knife like tools and weapons dates back to Lower Paleolithic period around 2 1/2 million years ago and would have been made from flint, rock and bone. The very first metal knives would have been made from Copper, being double edged and symmetrical type daggers. There are many types of knives, knife designs and uses for them depending on the culture of people and the knives intended use.

It is estimated that around 4000 years ago, in the Bronze age, the first single edged knife was created. The men and women would have used this type of knife for cooking, hunting and carpentry work.

The word knife, itself, is said to come from the old Norse word for blade which is ‘knifr’.

During the early 1800’s the knife making guilds of Sheffield were the largest exporters to America from England. These men crafted excellent and superior quality knives that were consistent. Many blacksmiths and small companies were crafting fine knives domestically but had a difficult time among consumers because of the lack of consistent quality.

There is so much intriguing information about the history of knives and how their are constructed. I will not be getting into the details and immense history but just grazing on some of the information and my past visit with Knife Forger and Mennonite, Sam Stoner from Allen County, Kentucky.

Many of you will remember my writing from a few years back on Sam and other artisans in the Mennonite and Amish communities near where I live. I will be visiting with Sam on the 25th of April to do a workshop, video and photograph session where I will be taught and instructed by Sam, to make an early rendition of a knife. Sam is well known in his community and has been featured on KET.

Sam Stoner is a master craftsman, forger and blacksmith who creates incredible knives and swords in his workshop. These fine knives can be purchased and the best way to get in touch with him is by writing to his address in Scottsville, KY. I will post the address at the end of my writing.

When making a knife, metal is forged by heating a single piece of steel and shaping the metal with a hammer or press while it is very hot.

The lovely jeweling, also known as damascening or engine turning, that is sometimes used on knives and guns is not only aesthetically pleasing but serves a utilitarian function. This jeweling process works to cut down on the internal friction by reducing the area contact from the parts to create a smooth action and end result. It greatly increases the holding capacity for lubricant on surfaces, too.

I look forward to my meeting with Knife maker, Sam Stoner and seeing what kind of knife we will create. Please follow my Blog here to stay tuned on my next story with Sam on the 25th of April!

If you would like to contact Sam he can be written at the address below:

Sam Stoner, Jr.

87 Trice Rd.

Scottsville, KY   42164

 

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(The moments that align) ‘Lucinda Mae, Jupiter and a Pig Named Pearl in Dusty Spirit Springs’

 

The moments I speak of now are carved deep within the child I once was. The breath of my soul, fearless in the path of the great mystery, I stood proud, in the place of my time; in the place of my knowing…

I am Lucinda Mae. I was born and raised in Dusty Spirit Springs; an old mining town encroached upon the forest like some large, dead shadow of a place. A large forest, abandoned places, old stone graves crumbled, dusty and sun melted in too many Midwest summers

Ole’ Grandpier Primitive Baptist church once was congregation in praise and forgiveness…

Now spider and dust and the darkness vibrate the ether.

I live with my Father, Magnus. Like his Father before him, he is a miner, woodsman, master hunter and my protector; always watching but has a suffering allowance for my independent and curious nature.

Father, lighting his pipe, sits with me on our large, southern wood porch every evening I can recall since I was a girl child. His stories weave a magic spell; lucid, hypnotic and sensual are his words that speak of the ancient gifts shared by the light and dark beings.

He speaks of the love he has for my departed Mother. Her name meant something to him I will never know deeply nor could I speak of with the finest words. I knew her as Aislinn; He called her, Angell…

I wear her dresses she made by hand, now. My favorite is the antique white slip she kept in her cedar box, wrapped in a satchel of cinnamon and coriander.

I am now 22 and Magnus, after slowly exhaling the dark scented pipe smoke, tells me “daughter, you walk in the light of your passing Mother; you favor her in the good ways I can’t be for you. Lucinda, you will find your way just fine, girl. Gentleman Caedmon sees you running tall in his fields, choosing the ripest herbs and plants for your mixin’s. He has a mighty strong fondness for you child. He might come callin’ soon for you.”

I just stare dreamy into the dusk, listening to the deep sound of Magnus and the vibrational drone of the cicada; feeling a sweet desire for the way Jupiter touches me, not the kind of ‘touchin’ you can tell Magnus about. Do we keep some of the sweetest things hidden, in a dark place for fear of losing the rich memory of intimacy or are we just afraid?

Caedmon may be a proper suitor for me, ruggedly handsome, strong and well off, with him being the largest owner of the the calcite and fluorite mines that dwell in these river towns; but my thoughts, my passion are entwined with another. Caedmon, I believe is powerfully dark. In his presence I always hide my true thoughts.

Magnus says my hair is fine and gold like a child in summer. My blue eyes are the color of a winter sky, sometimes they look darker… I am long of limb from running in all of old man Caedmon’s fields of clover and goldenrod.

My story, like others, will stand the test of time because of the combined and distinctive gifts me and my three friends Leroy Rose, Jupiter and Kane came to be in our time. I suppose I must also speak of the very large, (miniature) Pig that Leroy Rose had and so endearingly named ‘Pearl. I called her by another name I will not speak, for my Daddy would frown upon such language that he felt a southern lady must not utter. These are some of the things I also, keep hidden.

The people of our town were gifted in a strange way. Some of us had a gift they called  ‘the sight’. The townsfolk had a nickname for us, the ‘lanterns’; we were taught to use this for the betterment of all creation, by our town’s Elders. Not all had this particular gift, for there were many other gifts too; some so powerful ‘hot’, they had to be used in darkness and only the most disciplined in will and spirit were graced with. My Mother was one-

I cannot speak of these things, it is forbidden of me and grave consequences will befall my spirit if I would. I am only allowed, as Lucinda Mae, to speak of my own story and my three friends who shared this gift of knowing in our time, in our town…our secret old mining town.

Jupiter, Leroy Rose, Kane and Me had a secret that went beyond what we all shared as gifts…

(to be continued) …

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Our Synfuels Patent-Cannabidiol Extraction Plant and Processes, is a Paradigm Shift in the Hemp/Agriculture Industry!

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We are excited here at Synfuels Assets Management LLC to announce that our groundbreaking Patent, 9895404- Cannabidiol Extraction Plant Processes will be a large shift in Hemp/Agriculture industry. This process works equally as well with THC extraction and will extract any Terpenes and Alkaloid oils without any wax content!

This will take the cannabis industry out of the realm of cottage producers to the scale of agricultural industry!

This powerful system provides for the high quality extraction of an extremely bio active oil that can be used in tinctures and also is fat soluble which makes it wonderful for baked goods, etc. The oil can be used in beverages and other liquid products, too.

This is an Industrial Process that will encourage the development of large markets and bring the Cannabis industry out of the ‘cottage’ market stage that it is presently in.

The advantages of this special process are:

1.)  The process is a flow through distillation process

2.)  The extraction process is a pulse batch to increase the alkaloid oil recovery. However it can be run as a flow through to increase process throughput.

3.)  The CBD oil can undergo decarboxylation if desired during the process.

4.)  The alkaloid oil can be further purified through a number of post processing steps.

5.)  The extracted oil is very rich in terpenes and other highly active components that are naturally in the cannabis oil.

6.)  There are NO WAXES in the finished product making further processing very simple!

7.)  This process can handle fresh harvested plants directly from the field without a significant change in CBD/THC content in the oil and provide dewatering for the fiber.

8.)  Final product has a fresh, great taste, making it good for all types of ingestion.

9.)  The process capital cost per pound is extremely low when calculated on a per day basis ($51.50) where as CO2 Extraction methods can be as high as 33,000.00/lb./day

10.)  This process is fully automatic with minimum requirement for personnel.

The Inventor, Paul Baskis, is a well know national and international scientist holding several patents in waste to energy conversion and waste treatment as well as waste minimization. Paul has been involved in technology development for 30 years  . His inventions are in use in the agriculture and food processing industries. Mr. Baskis is the CEO/President of Baswood Assets Management, LLC  that manages the assets generated off of his interests in Baswood Corporation, a company that deploys waste water treatment systems in the industrial and municipal waste industry.

Paul is the CEO of Synfuels Assets Management LLC, a company that provides Licenses to companies such as Atlas, to technologies useful in the conversion of organic compounds into very valuable commodities such as fuels, chemicals and coke for the metallurgical industry and gases for producing electricity.

He has reached worldwide fame through recognition of his invention of the Thermo-De-polymerization (TDP) for which he holds over 60 patents worldwide. The Thermal De-polymerization Process has produced over 3 million gallons of high quality synthetic fuel per year and was featured in Scientific American, Discovery, National Geographic, Money Magazine and many others.

Synfuels Team:

*I, Tommie Flannery Baskis, am the President of Synfuels Assets Management LLC. I am responsible for marketing and management of intellectual property assets. Synfuels is primarily responsible for processes that produce energy from low level waste material from either Industry or Municipal origin and utilizes a physical chemical and thermal processes to produce high value products either fuels or precursors for the chemical industry such as Methylene, Ethylene, Propylene and Butylene along with many others. The processes involved also upgrade heavy petroleum, tar sands, asphaltine resids along with reforming waste plastics, rubber, cellulose and virtually any other organic carbon based material into fuels and petrochemicals.

Email: tommieart@earthlink.net

PH-  618.841.2843

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