April 12 in 12

I took a week and a half off in April.  I had my first REAL vacation in over three years and then I spent a few days with family over Easter.  And in that time my list doubled.  Now I’m playing catch up with everything.  Here’s a look at some of April!

April 1, 2019: Tired Girl

I can’t tell you how exhausted I am.  I’ve worked so hard for so long (and a bit too intensely these past three months). I feel utterly burnt out and truly like a walking soap dictionary right now (and incomplete dictionary…for there’s still stuff I don’t know, but still like a dictionary…or maybe more accurately an encyclopedia).

April 2, 2019: Custom Favors

It always makes me smile to have the opportunity to make special favors for people. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it!

April 3, 2019: Eye Butters

The hardest part of these past few months has been falling behind on my business as I tried to get this test completed.  These custom eye butters got out a few weeks late, but I did get them all done.

April 4, 2019: Hearts

I have all these heart soaps left over from a previous project I have no idea what to do with!

April 17, 2019: Bubble Scoops

You probably noticed the big game between these two pictures.  That’s because I took my first REAL vacation in over three years.  I couldn’t really afford the time away, but I needed it. I was just about burnt out and the break did me good.  Now I’m working like a crazy lady trying to get months worth of work done in one month…

April 18, 2019: Vegan Lip Balms

In March I asked the soap community what they use as a vegan friendly alternative to beeswax as I was doing a vegan market a number of times this coming year.  And after all their suggestions and my research I went with sunflower wax.

April 20, 2019: Winter Markets

The last of my indoor markets are upon me. Soon the tent has to come back out. I never look forward to that day.  One aspect of the business I could do without. 😉

April 21, 2019: Ribbon!

I’ve restocked on Harry Potter ribbon. Now if only restocking the HP bath bombs, lip balms, and soaps were as simple! Work awaits me so I can make more gift sets.

April 22, 2019: Balms

Balms weren’t the only thing I made that day, but they were a big part of it. I had so much to restock.  The bright side is I’m slowly getting things checked off my list.

April 23, 2019: Ready for their new home!

The favors got packaged and then delivered!

April 24, 2019: Lip Balms

Over 600 lip balms made and waiting to be labeled.  If I don’t have to make lip balms again for a long while I’ll be okay with that! Ha!

April 25, 2019: Life gives us all challenges

Life is not easy.  It has its joys and frustrations.  Right now I’m battling so much.  It will get better and I know it’s not as bad as it feels, but I really feel like I’ve been beaten down and the world is trying to break me.  *sigh* It will get better. I just have to keep pushing along and do my best to remain positive.

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