A Thing a Day On Vacation – Vacation’s Over Round-up

As every vacation does, this one went by far to quickly. ¬†I can’t believe it’s been a week already, but when I look back at all I accomplished in that week, I feel like I spent my time well.

This post is a round-up of all the things I made all week – this time with much better pictures. ūüôā

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Monday – Messes Were Made

Monday is here already and I am in full swing, making BIG messes of my kitchen!

I had mixed success today, with a few successes and a few failures.

Let’s start with the biggest failure — Experimental Surfactant Facial Scrub.

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A Thing a Day on Vacation

FINALLY it’s vacation again. ¬†It’s been a long, busy few months since I’ve had one. ¬† I couldn’t wait to get a head start on this, my first night of vacation!

Since I have been knitting and not making bath/body/soap for a while, I have no gifts made up yet for my sister’s birthday in August. ¬† Luckily I still have a little time before then, so I am going to use a large part of this vacation to play “catch-up” and get a good start on all the things I want to make for her (and my nieces).


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The Fickle Muse

Sadly, another Christmas vacation is now behind me, but what a time I had! ¬† ¬†I had two weeks of glorious freedom! ¬†While it did take a little while for me to get my muse focused, it did actually happen — eventually.

For the first week, I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out what I felt like doing. ¬†It was cold and snowy (I got my wish for a White Christmas!). ¬†I didn’t feel much like making lotion or soap — I just couldn’t get into washing all those dishes and getting wet when it was so cold out. ¬† So I decided to start out with sewing and see if that was what my muse wanted to do.

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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”

June 2017 Vacation Round-Up / Slideshow

With another great vacation behind me, I wanted to do a quick wrap up of all the fun I had. ¬† I love to look back over my creations and see the fruits of my labors all in one place. ¬† It is too easy to forget all the ground you covered otherwise! Continue reading “June 2017 Vacation Round-Up / Slideshow”

Well, Isn’t THAT Special?

Vacation is off to a start now for me, and I have my plans all worked out.   Today, I was going to go up north and see my sister.   Of course, it can never be THAT simple.

So I get up this morning to take a shower. ¬† Couldn’t get any hot water to wash my face, but –ok– no problem, sometimes it takes a long time for hot water to get all the way upstairs.

So I turn on the shower and wait a few minutes… still no hot water. ¬†Hmm…¬†getting concerned now… Continue reading “Well, Isn’t THAT Special?”