Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lullaby Soap

I finally decided what I wanted to do with the soap! I made the lotion and couldn't wait to make the matching soap, but I couldn't decide what to do! It finally hit me...I would make it pink and blue. I also decided to try a technique I've seen where the soap colors are perfectly separated.

Lullaby (formerly known as Hush-A-Bye) is a lavender/chamomile fragrance. It is more floral and powdery than real lavender and chamomile, but soft and gentle just like our babies. You will also notice hints of orange, musk, and cedarwood. It is probably one of my favorite fragrances. It is very similar to some of the big brands sleepy time lotions and washes.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Laundry Soap

I've been thinking about making my own laundry soap for a while. I keep planning to make a batch of soap just to shred up and use in the laundry. Well, that just hasn't happened. But, I did find a box of soap the other day. I have no idea what kind of soap it is or why I stuck it in a box. It doesn't smell anymore (if it ever did). It doesn't have any orange spots. I used some and it was lye heavy. So, why was it stuck in a box? I have no idea!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Declutter Challenge: Week 7

Let's start by recapping what the "Declutter Challenge" is in the first place (read more here). This is my weekly challenge to get rid of any one item in my house. There are no restrictions about what it should be. The one item can be big, small, new, old, or even "where the heck did this come from." The point is to get a handle on the clutter that I am dealing with. I'm not a hoarder and I don't have any compulsion to buy stuff. I have simply accumulated too much stuff in my ## of years.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Declutter Challenge: Week 6

This weeks challenge was really more than 1 thing, but I'm counting it as one thing. It was really more like 1 category. This week, I got rid of...(feel the suspense)...


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Declutter Challenge: Week 5

This week was pretty easy. So easy that I'm a little surprised I didn't do it earlier! On the coat hook by the front door I have a backpack that hangs there. No coats, the dog's kennel is above it and it gets hairy! So, the backpack hangs there just in case I need it for anything. I have no idea what, but it is there just in case.

Here is the kicker, I have another backpack downstairs, just in case. Hmmm...time to clean up.

Monday, February 6, 2012


I'm still reading and taking a crazy amount of notes about the book "The Most Successful Small Business In The World." I haven't shared it with you because it has been sitting by the bed for me to read and write about before bed. My computer is downstairs. Somehow, that was just a problem for me.

Well, I have on the 6th Principle, but I still haven't shared the 2nd with you!

The 2nd Principle is that a small business is no more effective than the idea upon which it is built.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tender Romance...

Valentine's Day is coming up and what you really want is something that you can enjoy together! Chocolates are great, but they only last so long :) Plus, they go straight to the hips!

Try our Tender Romance Gift Set instead!

Declutter Challenge: Week 4

I was having a tough time trying to decide what I wanted to do this week. I looked around and kept having the same problem. I just don't have the time (or desire) to go through a lot of stuff right now. Plus, being me, if I'm going to get rid of one item, I want it to be big enough to notice.

Today, while putting Hayden's clothes away, it hit me! The two stacks of puzzles sitting in the top of his closet.