Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up

Hi all!  I have been away for a couple of weeks.  I needed a break from work and from book writing, and maybe a little bit from creating too.   I took 2 weeks to do just “whatever” instead of having a plan.  Sometimes that is good for the soul!

My plans were somewhat interrupted due to the recent hurricanes and preparations for the next ones.  This made me have a “working vacation” since it caused some extra work at work.  At least I got to enjoy some free time in between “on call” events.

I started out  last weekend with a quick visit “up north” to see my sister, nieces, and deliver all the goodies I have been making them.    It was a nice trip, a beautiful day, and very enjoyable.  Needless to say everything I gifted them was well-received.  Especially the bath bombs — always the bath bombs! Continue reading “Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up”


Free Kindle Book Promotion – Pure and Mild Soap: Natural & Nature Identical Cold Process Soaps

I am happy to announce an upcoming free Kindle book promotion deal on for my book  Pure and Mild Soap: Natural & Nature Identical Cold Process Soaps.

The deal starts Friday, 28-April and ends Saturday, 29-April.   After that it goes back to it’s normal low price of $2.99 USD.

Update:  the promotion is expired now, but thanks to all who downloaded the book. There were 473 downloads in total!  Not too bad for a 2 day promotion!

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A Goat Milk Soap Called “Jane”

I think my husband was a monk in a previous life.  He likes everything plain and simple.   The same holds true for his soap.   He likes plain, un-fancy, un-scented soap.   He will accept goat milk, even though it might be a little bit sinfully decadent.

Last week I made him a batch of plain-jane goat milk soap and this week it was finally ready to unmold and cut.

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Busy Weekend = Fun Weekend

Another weekend has come and gone already, but not without something to show for it!

I spent the weekend making a couple of soaps and bath / body products.  In all I got 9 things completed. Continue reading “Busy Weekend = Fun Weekend”

Mystery Soap Cutting

On Saturday I posted a teaser for a couple of soaps that I made that day.   Today I unmolded and cut them.  As promised, I am posting the “after” pictures.

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Saturday Soap

I am so happy that it’s Saturday again.   Weekdays go by so slowly lately, that it seems Saturdays are not very often, even though they occur once a week.   However, on Saturday, I am enjoying myself, so they go by so fast it’s like they didn’t even happen.

My favorite thing to do on a Saturday is to make soap.   Today I got to make 2 batches. Continue reading “Saturday Soap”

Cutting of Apricot Adventure Soap and Coconut Cream Shampoo Bars

Recently I posted a couple of blog entries about a misbehaving batch of Apricot soap and about my search for a perfect shampoo bar.   Today I cut those soaps and thought I would post the results.

Honesty, neither batch turned out as bad as I thought they would.   With all the problems the apricot soap had, I am surprised it turned out at all, but after I plopped it all back into the mixing bowl and blended it some more, it seemed to do the trick.   Continue reading “Cutting of Apricot Adventure Soap and Coconut Cream Shampoo Bars”