September 17, 2014
If you’ve been following me on Facebook you’ve already seen some sneak previews of these soaps as I started them at the beginning of August. I debated what to do for winter soaps quite a bit this summer. I went back and forth so many times! I decided to keep six of my winter soaps from last year.
- Holiday Berry
- Fresh Snow
- Cedar & Balsam
- Spiced Cranberry
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
One, Frankincense and Myrrh is a different variation as I couldn’t get the old and loved fragrance anymore. I had just enough of Santa’s Spruce to make a 5lb batch. It won’t be coming back next year (but that’s not to say it’s gone forever. I just needed a break from it).
Then I decided to try SIX new scents. I only made 5lb batches of them (just 16 bars). I’m going to see just how fast they sell and what people think of them when they smell them and then from there evaluate which of the new scents to bring back as larger batches next fall.
- Harvest Moon
- Pumpkin Spice
- Holly Berries
- Ice Capade (a sweeter peppermint than straight up peppermint)
- Autumn Wreath
- Applejack Peel (this was one I made a few years ago. Didn’t appeal to me last year, but this year it’s calling to me!)
Sadly, peppermint-chocolate didn’t make the cut to return at all this year.
This is me and my prep and planning as I tried to figure out how much of each soap to make (always a tricky task) and what designs to do. A few of the soaps are keeping the same design from last year, but everything else is new. I did way too many embed designs ha! I couldn’t help myself.
October 10, 2013
Okay, and here are the last of the winter soaps:
Apple Peach & Cinnamon: Went with a polka dot theme (sort of).
Fresh Snow: Always an extremely popular one.
Holiday Berry: My personal favorite.
Frankincense & Myrrh: The colors turned out even better than last year. Really love the stars and contrasting blues and grays.
October 7, 2013
This year I went with Santa’s Spruce and Cedar & Balsam. Both soaps I made last year and went over really really well! I changed up the design for the Santa’s Spruce this year.
Cedar & Balsam
Both are now available at http://www.jennifersoap.com!
October 5, 2013
Sometimes I see something that inspires me and I sit and make it and it comes out great. The peppermint bark soap was one of those instances! I made a CP version and a MP version. I’m happy with both.
Cold Process (Now Available)
Glycerin Soap (Now Available)
August 22, 2013
Sometimes I feel that soap making can be like watching the clouds. I used to always try and find shapes and animals and other objects in the swirl of the clouds. This latest batch of Fresh Snow soap I felt like a kid again finding animals in every slice of soap!
Bat/Bird (depending on how I look at this one I see multiple animals):
Pumba (Remember Pumba from the Lion King? I swear I see him in this soap!):
Dragon (This one is my favorite!):
There you have it animals in soap! Do you see them too?
December 18, 2012
And we’ve made it all the way to my (two) number one favorite Christmas songs! I hope you’ve enjoyed listening to them with me! And I’ve loved you all sharing your favorites with me! Without further ado:
Traditional #1: Carol of Bells, David Foster
Of all the versions of this song I’ve heard over the years (and I’ve heard many good ones) this is still by far my most favorite.
Nontraditional #1: Take a Walk Through Bethlehem, Tricia Yearwood
I first heard this song a couple years ago when I borrowed my parents CD of it. (I “borrowed” many cds that Christmas ha!) I was looking for some new music to add to my collection. This song just spoke to me. It’s everything that Christmas should be about. I wish this song was played day after day (unlike some of the other Christmas songs they play) on the radio. This is my favorite Christmas song without a doubt.
Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you have a blessed holiday with family and friends.