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The Soap Room

20 May

I love my soap room.  I always have my soaps in there and lotion, but it also gives me the freedom to be creative and fun and you never know what all I’m going to have for sale.  I have some of my book art, and I have lots of good ideas for more creative things (if I ever have time to do them).

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to be open on Saturdays yet this spring because of my driveway.  Seriously.  I have been afraid to take my car through it with all the rainy weather we’ve had.  I’ve been trying to get through planting season before bugging my nephew about it.

On Thursday, however, I didn’t have work because of power outages, and I figured it was too wet for the nephew to be doing anything so I gave him a call.  He had a load of rock delivered.

Then he came out with the backhoe.

By the time he left, it was amazing!  I won’t have to park my car up north and take the Ranger with its swamp tires through the driveway now (Okay, I hadn’t actually done that yet, but I was afraid I would have to if it didn’t have gravel before the additional inch or more we had on Friday and into today.)

Even better, I can open the soap room again for next Saturday.  Although I have a lot of work to do before it will be ready.  I’ve been in a soap making mode lately.

spellbound woods, cherry blossom, clean coconut and magnolia

I did plain soap and five new kinds today.  The new ones won’t be ready for sale for three weeks.

rustic woods and rum, grass smoothie, dogwood and ginger, plain, apple and sage, and Tahitian vanilla

I’ll just have to get everything put up and set things out for selling mode.  But also want to make another four or five batches of soap tomorrow, and I have to restock my insect repellent lotion bars.  I have a lot of work to do this week, but I’m excited to be back open again!

Soapy Weekend

8 May

I knew I’d been selling quite a few soaps.  It hit me that my shelves are starting to look bare.  I did a quick inventory and found that there are twenty varieties of soap that I have six or fewer bars left, and the farmer’s market starts in just a few weeks.

I made my goal for this weekend to be all the soaps that I had only three or four bars left.

I did it!

I got six batches made!  My shelves look a lot better.

Now I need to move on to the ones that there’s only five of.  I also think there’s a clearance variety or two that I might try making fresh again.

I do hope you’ll join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Christmas in the Soaproom

6 Nov

It’s hard to believe, but I am frantically getting ready for Christmas in the Soaproom.  I’m going to be open again on Saturdays for the holidays.  I’m busy restocking my soaps.

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I am going to do a huge clearance (only in the soaproom) sale to try and get rid of some soaps that haven’t been selling as well.  That will make room for new fragrances!  So far I’ve done the Fresh Mango.  I’m hoping to get more new fragrances made tomorrow evening.

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I also have a lot of lotions to make.  I’m low on two types of lip balm.

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The soap on the shelves above are waiting to be felted with Llenny’s roving.  I am also getting his roving ready for sale.

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I have jams and jellies left from the pumpkin patch, but I do have a request for strawberry rhubarb.  Luckily, I have some fruit in the freezer.

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I was very happily gifted with some bottles that will be perfect for my liquid soap.  Now I need to add fragrance to some of it (I always like an unscented option for things too) and bottle it.

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I dug out my Christmas candles.

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I have one shelf for candles and wax melts, but I still have some restocking to do along with some new fragrances to try.

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My sister sent me some of her stools to put in here.

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I also have some of my dad’s wood working items and my photography.

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My 2017 calendar is now available.

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I still have to make room for my mom’s Christmas ornaments, dream catchers and other items.  I think I need a bigger soaproom.

[Edit:  In case you’re interested, here’s the link to my Online Store.]

I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my sidebar.