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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!


Friday’s Hunt v2.25

16 Dec

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with Z, Week’s Favorite, and holiday.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Just a note about the following week.  Because I want to start the new year with the next round, I’m extending round two to allow you whatever letter you want the following week.  I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with Y:  A yellow goat.  It’s not often you have a truly yellow goat, but Helen is.

Helen Osboer

Helen Osboer

Week’s Favorite: My little Miss Ava.  She cracks me up.

Ava Goodberry

Ava Goodberry

Festive:  I have to admit, I’m not feeling very festive this year.  With losing Meg and Muffin this week and just the crappy year that has been 2016, this one is a challenge.  Luckily, we have the soap room set up for selling soaps and crafts, and my mom has a tree decorated with festive ornaments.


Now it’s your turn!

Christmas in the Soap Room

23 Nov

I am really busy trying to get my soap room ready to open for small business Saturday and the next few Saturdays leading up to Christmas.


I have some of my dad’s wooden trucks.  Some are cribbage boards, and some are just toys.


Of course, every Iowa farm kid loves fences to play with.


We’ve already had orders for the yard Yahtzee games.


My mom made chess pieces for the boards my dad made.


I have my sister’s stools here.  I also made skirts for  my shelves to hide all the stuff I need to store beneath them.


I have my five new soaps set out.


I also dug out the little molded soaps in the gift boxes I made.


I made a batch of jam and a batch of jelly today to restock.  I’m still planning on baking on Friday to have sweet breads and other goodies.


I’m amazed at how much I’ve managed to get into this one little room!

I do 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.