Happy New Year!

Hi all!

Well, it’s been a whirlwind of a vacation for me.  I didn’t do too much bath and body formulating, but I sure did a lot of knitting with my new machine!  Details are over on my other blog – LDKnitwear!

Still I did find time to make a few refills of various lotions and potions and found a good use for all that Sepimax Zen I bought (and don’t like). Continue reading “Happy New Year!”

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Weekend Chores and Recipes

My chores were stacking up on me lately since I have been spending so much time knitting. I spent a good part of my morning today catching them up.

I got my chores done now, and am including a recipe here for some herbal bed time tea and (my dinner), teriyaki chicken marinade.

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Apple Willow Bark Foaming Facial Cleanser Experiment (and some odds and ends)

I recently posted about a surfactant formula I made  having to do with a shampoo. The formula did produce a shampoo and it works just fine, but I felt it dried my hair too much.  I decided today, instead of another shampoo, to try a facial cleanser instead.

Digging into my stash of lotion making goodies, I decided to make an apple, willow bark facial cleanser, packed full of moisture and skin-loving goodness. Continue reading “Apple Willow Bark Foaming Facial Cleanser Experiment (and some odds and ends)”

A little of this…a little of that

I wasn’t feeling terribly motivated or organized this weekend, so I just kind of made it up as I went along .  I started out with no plan at all, but ended up making a few cute things to share today.

Friday night I thought I would start out with something very simple so I opted for some melt and pour soaps — but not just “any” melt and pour soaps.  These are for the kids for Halloween.

Then Saturday, I felt like sewing. I recently bought some new makeup and found that my makeup is all over the place, floating around in my bathroom drawer.  So I sewed myself some cosmetic bags to organize them.

Today, despite my pitifully inadequate bathtub — I felt like taking a soaking bath.  Since I have no bath bombs of my own, I made some just for me.

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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”

Something a little bit different

This weekend was spent doing something different.   I have been making soaps and lotions for so long, that my sewing fell behind schedule.   I was able to catch it up this weekend, though, and I am just two projects short of being done.

To round out my gift to my sister and her girls when I go see them in a couple of weeks, I make them some cute pillowcases and cell phone wristlet purses.

I have made these for them many times before, but they so look forward every year to getting a new one. Continue reading “Something a little bit different”

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.

 

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