May 26, 2017

Or, How to Justify Buying More of the Things You Love

I love books.  You might even say that I have a little problem with them--they keep accumulating!  This picture shows just one half of my room that houses the majority of our family's book collection.  Yes, there are...

May 11, 2017

Or, Let Me Help You Spend Your Money

For someone just starting out in soap making, the first hurdle is often where to get the stuff to make it.

We are talking about cold process or hot process here: most of us who are curious about the craft usually become very familiar...

May 1, 2017

Or, how Grandma Might Have Done It

Hot process soap making is a world unto itself.  I don't know how many folks who make hot process also make cold process, and vice versa.  

But, after making cold process for a couple of months, I finally decided I'd give it a try....

April 25, 2017

Or, How to Take an Idea That Doesn't Go Away and Turn it into an Obsession

Have you ever looked back at how you started up with something in your life?  It could be knitting, or making the perfect little side table, or perhaps you're that person that's known for having...

April 25, 2017

Or, how I turned a love of baking into a love for soap making.


Soap!  This is a picture of soap!  And it was a challenge beyond the basic swirl.  Getting the recipe right, mixing--and mixing--and mixing some more, before it became a beautiful soft soap just right for p...

April 12, 2017

Or, How to Ignore It All and Have Fun Doing It

Bath bombs are--well, they're the bomb!  They're also a bit of a hassle to make sometimes.  I've not been making them for very long, but I can attest to the fact that the same recipe doesn't always repeat itself.  Even a se...

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