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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 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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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I have my five new soaps set out.

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

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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.

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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.