Saturday, December 19, 2009

Peppermint, Christmas time or all the time?

Why is Peppermint attached to Christmas? I have always wondered that. I love Peppermint anytime but you really hear and smell it around the holidays. Here, I made a peppermint snowflake. I sprinkled alittle Gold Mica in the mold first. I do love the color Gold anytime also. I just used Peppermint F.O. because I was in a hurry. I enjoy the E.O. much better!

I think this winter , I want to try some methods that look interesting, Play with some different oils. Try and get ready for spring time. Look into some different marketing venues also. the day care business is slow right now, so now is the time to really throw myself into the other business.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Still trying the natural hair!

I am still wearing my hair natural. Some days are easy, some days are hard. I have never spent so much time washing, conditioning, and styling my hair ever! I have been getting alot of feedback about the way my hair looks. To my surprise, most positive. I complain about the time invested in my hair but once I style it, I love the way it looks.

I feel so free wearing my hair in it's natural state. Once now, I put a texturizer in my hair because it was getting crazy and my braider was booked. Having one person to braid my hair is hard because I go by her schedule. The other braider moved out of town. So, I have been trying to braid my own hair. Two braids is looking good. Anything else, I'm working on it.

I really wish I had the guts and confidence to wear my hair in it's natural state years ago.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello Again!

Hello again all,

I have been gone for awhile, life takes you on different paths at different times in your life. But I found my way back.

Sooo, much has happened in the last few months. I turned the hoppy (soapmaking) into a business, did my first show, and recieved my fifth grandchild. Now, here comes the holiday season.

Here is a picture of my table at my first show. The show for others was a disappointment. There was not alot of traffic for a two day show. Plus, there were like five other shows the same days. I felt it was just right for me. I did not get slammed, or overwhelmed. I was not there for alot of the time because I still had to work my other job. Asked for the time off, but no one was listening I guess. But my daughter, Elizabeth, worked the whole show. Did I mention, she was nine months along? She knows everything there is to know about the soaps from beginning to end. So we have decieded that she will be the public face of the soap line. I do enjoy behind the "velvet" rope. We signed up for another show but had to back out due to family things happening. But we will be ready for the spring!

I will try and write more now, seeign that there is so much to fill in from my "trip". Stay tuned.