Wish this was my bar - unique and beautiful swirl!
I found this excellent post about pricing handmade soap. We sometimes run into folks who scoff at the prices of our soap bars, but really don't know what goes into the art of soapmaking. Please read this well said, passionate essay - thanks for representing us all, Suzannemarie! And your soap is beautiful!
Hello Friends -
Long time no see! Life sure has a funny way of keeping us guessing, doesn't it? My soaping has really taken a backseat to life in general, but I'm ready to start dipping my toes back in again. Now that my husband and I finally have our house fully to ourselves, I've been able to devote an entire finished room in our basement for my soaping area. It's not fancy, but it's a big space and it's ALL MINE! I can't even describe how excited this makes me, but there's no need - you get it!
Since the first of this year, I've been struggling with my health; eventually anything beyond the daily basics had started to seem way too overwhelming to tackle. We'd adopted a young shelter dog just before Christmas - (Rhett Butler - yes... Rhett Butler! ) but despite how much I loved him, it became too much for me to walk and play with him every day like he needed. Rhett was blessed, as were we, to go to another family with two young girl…
Hello All -
Again, it's been awhile since I've posted, huh? My life has taken some unexpected turns since January, that's for sure. I believe in divine intervention, and I experienced one of those times in life that try your spirit.
In January I made a job change that I believed would be a great opportunity. Guess what? I could not have been more wrong, Within a few weeks, I knew I'd made a big mistake without a backup plan in sight. In addition to the financial wake up call I was facing, my self confidence and gumption took a major hit. Although I had to give up my farmer's market gig, I refused to deny myself the physical pleasure and mental escape making soap provides me.
It took me some time to believe something better was on the horizon, but it was and I'm so grateful! I had been focused on money, but for me the true reward I've received has been the people. What a difference it makes to be surrounded by positive, supportive co-workers in a h…
Hey All - I want to share some pictures of the beautiful bridal shower my sister and I put on for my niece last weekend. I've had the opportunity to make bridal gifts the past few years for my daughter's bridal showers, but "The Bubble Party" was a brilliant idea - courtesy of our bride, Lauren. She asked me if it was possible to do a "create your own" bath boutique for her bridal shower. YES!.. And it turned out to be such fun!
Her idea was to have a hands on fragrance bar where her guests could create a personal gift for
the bride, as well as something to take home
for themselves. I made three batches of CP soap and Lauren chose to make bath salts, sugar scrubs and body butter, with an assortment of fragrance and essential oil choices. We rounded out the theme with sparkling wines and adorable "bubbly" decorations!
This was a party for all ages - both my grandmother and my granddaughter were each able to make something lovely. (I think I s…