Mermaid Eggs Bath Bombs

Inspired by a recent post by SoapQueen (See here for her Irridescent Pearl Bath Bombs), and knowing I have a visit soon with my sister and her daughters, I got the brilliant (although not terribly original) idea to make “mermaid eggs”.

My niece recently took her young family to Florida.   One of the highlights of their trip was that she hired a “real-live-mermaid” to frolic at the ocean with the little girls.  Thinking back to when I was a little girl, I would have absolutely loved this, and it would have been a memory I would have carried with me through my whole life.   Continue reading “Mermaid Eggs Bath Bombs”

Book Launch: Home Spa Formulary: Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body & Home

I am so excited to announce that I have published my fourth Kindle book, Home Spa Formulary: Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body and Home.  Read on for details.


Continue reading “Book Launch: Home Spa Formulary: Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body & Home”

A few things closer to “done”

What a busy weekend!  I spent all day both Saturday and Sunday getting a few more things made.   I made clay bath bombs, butter bombs, liquid sugar scrub, solid sugar scrub cubes, antibacterial soap and dried forsythia flowers.

I did have one failure this weekend, however.  It was with some frosted bath melts.  I have made these many times before too, but for some reason this time they did not work out.  Oh well… there’s always next weekend.  For a good laugh, read on to see the picture.

Continue reading “A few things closer to “done””

More progress and some revisits

It was my husband’s birthday this weekend.  As such, I didn’t get as much done as I do most weekends, but it is also important to spend time with those that you love.  Luckily, my husband is an artist and during some of the time he spent with me, we worked together on photographing my products.  🙂 Continue reading “More progress and some revisits”

ONE More Batch of Christmas Bath Bombs – Done!

I recently made several batches of different kinds of bath bombs for Christmas gifts.  I made some that were emulsified with oils, and some plain ones.  The only problem is that I miscounted and did not make enough.


I have one family that has 4 ladies.    I only made them 6 bath bombs.  Not good.  So today I made another batch and tried something new. Continue reading “ONE More Batch of Christmas Bath Bombs – Done!”

Christmas Packaging for Gifts

Time is running short.   In just another week I need to go on a “santa run” and bring my handmade gifts to my sister’s house to share with her and my nieces.


I am furiously trying to get my packing done so the gifts are presentable.  The packaging does make a huge difference.   It makes the gifts seem more professional and they are perceived as being more valuable.    Of course, all this packaging does cost a lot of time and money, so in actuality, they really ARE more valuable. Continue reading “Christmas Packaging for Gifts”

Professional First Impressions Matter

I was struck by something today, and, as that doesn’t often happen anymore, I felt it was worth a blog entry because it is something that matters (to me, anyhow).

I have been ordering most of my soaping supplies for the past few years mainly from one company, Brambleberry.   I just love Brambleberry and all their products, but sometimes it does take a long time to receive my orders as they are all the way over in Washington state and I am way over here in Michigan.   It can take over a week to finally get my orders from them.

While most of the time the wait is not an issue, sometimes, when I am running low on supplies and want to make soap, it can be. Continue reading “Professional First Impressions Matter”