My Spring Garden in the Bronx ~

How green the back garden is!

Japanese Lacy Leaf Maple

A stone composition by my brother

Garlic growing in the Bronx

to me a flower, to others a weed

Happy Azaela

Dwarf Lilac – so fragrant

Hope you enjoyed this stroll thru my Garden ..

Donna Maria over at the Indie Beauty Network recently interviewed me about SunRose and my new book Chakra Balancing / A Beginner’s Guide. To read the interview please visit: Indie Business Blog: Are You Cheating Yourself and Your Customers?

I would like to mention that I have to give the credit of this book design and layout to Toni Esser. It was a joy working with her, and she made my first book effortless and fun.!

As I am self published, without her help, this would have been a very trying experience. Anyone in business that wants to do a project like this, writing a book which would accompany a product you are offering .. this is the ‘go to’ person.

You can contact Toni :
Toni Esser Design and typesetting

For the Cat lovers of the world, I want to share with you a wonderful woman and her site.
If you have a moment, please watch the video, it is a ‘feel good’ few moments. Please visit:
The Cat House on the Kings

Well, it was just a glorious day here in the Bronx, makes me want to ‘play hooky’ and just be out in Nature. With so many natural disasters happening around the globe, I am so blessed and grateful . Hope wherever you are on the planet, may it be a fragrant and wonderful Spring.!

~ until next time,


Happy Mother’s Day / New Arrivals

New at SunRose:
I am so proud to announce that my book has finally arrived.!

Chakra Balancing / A Beginner’s Guide
~ ~ by Rosanne Tartaro

A wonderful introduction and inspiring guide for beginners,exploring the ‘how to’ in balancing the seven Chakra’s in your body.

Retail price $12.00 .. Introductory Price $10.00

Back in Stock: From our Supplier in India:

* Jasmine Grandiflorum – India
* Jasmine Sambac – India
* Champa Attar – India
* Motia Attar – India
* Frankincense – Boswellia serrata – India
* Citronella – India
* Vetivert – India

This Jasmine is other worldly.!! Known as ‘”Queen of the Night’,exotic, sensuous and playful.!

Please visit our site:

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. What better way to honor your Mom than to gift her with exotic and natural scents, after body oils, aroma jewelry, and much more.

To all the wonderful women in my life and that I have met throughout the years .. this is your day .. know how much you are treasured and honored.

Some quotes for Mother’s Day:

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
– Honore de Balzac sayings

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
– Inspirational sayings by Washington Irving

My Mom .. was my truest friend, and I miss her .. everyday. My Chakra book is dedicated to her, as she was my biggest supporter and believed in me .. even when I didn’t believe in myself.

Please remember… whether you are a Mom or not .. to honor the Goddess within on this special day.!

~ until next time


Holiday Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers

Winter is here for sure .. the weather outside is frightful as the song goes. The hustle & bustle of holiday shopping, the stress of getting ‘everything’ done ..

Take a moment to visit this lovely meditation room .. that I hope will give you a few moments of calm and peace.

Visit the Meditation Room: winter_loader

Mercury in Mascara?
Minn. Law Bans it.
AP News AccessNorthGA

Associated Press Writer
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The quest for thicker lashes and defined eyes should get safer in Minnesota on Jan. 1, when a state law banning mercury from mascara, eye liners and skin-lightening creams takes effect.

Minnesota apparently is the first state in the nation to ban intentionally added mercury in cosmetics, giving it a tougher standard than the federal government

Federal law allows eye products to contain up to 65 parts per million of mercury. The exposure a person would get from a product used in small quantities around the eyes would not cause a problem, Bailey said.
Visit this page to read more: Mercury in Mascara?

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Breast Cancer knows no boundaries. So many in my immediate family and close friends have been down this road. Those who know me, know my opinion about chemotherapy. Saying that, every individual has the right to make their own ‘personal choice’ on what type of medical care / treatment they want.

The following article may be of interest to you:

Test may spare many women chemotherapy

By Judy Peres Tribune staff reporter December 14, 2007

from Chicago Tribune

SAN ANTONIO – A gene test can help doctors determine which breast cancer patients are likely to benefit from chemotherapy, even for those whose tumors are relatively more advanced, researchers reported Thursday.
Visit this page to read more:
Test may spare many women chemotherapy —

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Well, I hope you are back from reading the articles .. as the holiday shopping count down is on, why not get cozy with a cup of your favorite tea, hot cocoa or coffee and visit our site for some easy and affordable Holiday shopping.

Some great stocking stuffer ideas:

Himalaya Salt Crystals :

Handmade Aromatic Soaps – Herbal, Herbal Infused, Natural Soaps
Our all natural handmade soaps with our SunRose blends are of the highest quality, and are as fragrant as they are beautiful. Our new Rosemint Mint is my new favorite

Mini Terra Cotta Aroma Stone Gift Sets:
Great for your desk at work, the care, dresser draws, a nice gift idea.!

Our Chakra Synergies w/ Booklet & so much more, look through gifts ideas, jewelry, essential oils, blends, etc. So, if you just feel like surfing the site please visit:

And at check out, in the comments section, from now til December 20th, 2007,
get an additional 5% off orders of $75.00 or more, just write ~
Blog gift 07 / 5% discount.’

See now, aren’t you glad you read to the bottom of this blog.!!
Merry Christmas!

~ Til next time, Rosanne