Current Creative Endeavors

Believe it or not, it’s not all marbling around here! I’ve been taking a couple of classes – a bit out of my comfort zone. One is an online class, Story Threads, with Cat Caracelo. This is my first collage for this class.¬† The cat is my Sidd who came to me in the guided…

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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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Easy Homemade Lotion

I have been on the quest for a nice thin lotion that is easy to make and doesn’t involve lots of ingredients. I didn’t want to use a preservative or have to refrigerate it between uses. I also wanted a lotion that was not greasy – that I can put on and go. This one…

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Smelling good – Solid Perfume

When the last of my perfume ran out over a year ago, I decided that I wouldn’t buy any more. Instead I would make my own. I finally got around to making some last week and thought I’d share my recipes with you. They are all really easy and fun. Today’s post is about solid…

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Rebatching Soap

Dave and I will be making some new soap in the next week or so, but I thought it might be fun to make some rebatched soap of all of the scraps I have around the house. You know – the ones that are in the shower waiting to be thrown away. Be sure that…

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Reviewing Our 2010 Soaps

This year Dave and I decided to bake all of our bread this year. I started with the HB in Five group attempting to bake through the book. Dave made a variety of wonderful breads from other resources. It was fun and healthy and we’ll do it again in 2011. If you’d like to read…

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Shea Mango Body Whip

I’m still looking for that perfect body whip and I think I found it! The Mango Body Butter I made several weeks ago is great, but it’s really a butter. It whips up nice, but doesn’t stay soft. I still like it, but I want something that stays soft. I had made one for my…

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Mango Body Butter

Wow! It has been a busy week here. I spent three days at our church making sure the Operation Christmas Child program volunteers had enough food to keep them going! Our church was selected to be one of the regional centers so we’ve been receiving boxes all week from area churches and other gathering places.…

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Cocoa Sugar Scrub Bar/Great Ebook

I’ve started working on some goodies for Christmas presents. This summer I made mango lotion bars. Lotion bars are nice because you can easily carry them around and they don’t spill. (However, I wouldn’t leave them in a hot car since they might melt.) When they are poured into these push-up containers you don’t even…

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