Peppermint 100% Coconut Soap

If you’re new to the blog, you might not know that Dave and I make our own soap and have done so for the past seven years. If you’re interested in our soap recipes, check out this link. When we were in Hawaii several years ago we met a soap maker. That’s not really unusual…

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Tuesday Recap: Thrift Store Threes

I volunteer at our local thrift store once a month and usually I have a little time while I’m working to check out new-to-me stuff. Sometimes it’s amazing what catches my eye. Is it chance or is there something else going on? About a year ago, I bought a shirt at a thrift store. I…

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The Best of 2013

I love to look back each year and see what I’ve accomplished. Part of my review is to look at what interested you. The top five 2013 posts using Pinterest and blog traffic were the following:     The Pinterest crowd continues to pin our soap recipes. The Coconut Cocoa Coconut Milk Soap was a…

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October 20 Sunday Roundup

Good Sunday Morning all! I bought a new Brother Innov-is 950D embroidery and sewing machine!¬† I love my old Elna, but it seems lately that it takes more time to get her up and running. Once I finally get her humming I’m out of the mood. A week ago Saturday I was ready to start…

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Sunny Calendula Soap

Our last soaping session was in late April, right before the gardening season really took off. Dave grew some Calendula just for us to use in lotions and soap. It’s not a real impressive plant. But the blooms are beautiful. Last year we had to fight the deer for the flowers, but we still had…

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Cocoa Coconut Milk Soap

If you’ve followed this blog you know that we make our own soap. We started with this basic bar and graduated to using goats milk instead of water. We found that we absolutely love goats milk soap since it gives the soap so much lather. Well, we have moved on to our new favorite –…

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Swapping and Thrifting

Yesterday I received in the mail this wonderful package of soaps from Wendy Lorimer of Lorimers’ Soap in Scotland. Wendy had emailed me about my marbled fabric. Since I also love to not only make soap but to try others, we set up a swap. I sent her two of my marbled pieces for her…

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Soap Recipe: Chocolate Almond

Dave and I made some more soap the other day. Our supply is really low and with spring coming and all of the gardening chores ahead of us, we need to get on the ball and replenish our supply. Monday we made two soaps – Chocolate Almond and Eucalyptus Peppermint Honey Oatmeal. This chocolate almond…

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Saturday Soapmaking: Tea Tree Lemongrass Avocado

Our friend Carla had been wanting us to have another soapmaking lesson at our house so we got together Saturday with our friend Teresa and a new friend Donna and made two soaps: Tea Tree Lemongrass Avocado and Peppermint Honey Oatmeal. Dave posted on his blog the recipe for the Peppermint Honey Oatmeal here. You…

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