Well we’ve reached the final month! It’s been fun to look back over the past twelve months and see a review of the year! December was a great month. Insanely busy up through Christmas, but then I got to take some time off to spend with family and it was lovely!
December 1, 2017: Christmas Time
I got to put a tree up for the first time in five years. Finally being in my own place with a separate work space has been lovely. I love my tree and all the decorations I was able to put up this year!
December 3, 1017: Craft Fairs
This was my craziest weekend of the year. In three days I had 8 shows. 4 which I did and 4 of which I had three other people working for me do. By the time I got home Sunday I was a zombie :D.
December 5, 2017: Lip Scrubs
After I made it through the weekend I was back at it restocking. I did pretty good with keeping up with everything this year. The lip scrubs were really popular this winter season.
December 14, 2017: Test Prep
It’s time to get serious and get my butt in gear with this Master Exam. I’m a list maker. It helps get me motivated. When I can cross things off I feel like I’m accomplishing something and it makes me want to do more! So I started my list of supplied I’d need and what I needed to do to get started on it.
December 15, 2017: Custom Orders
I’ve had a couple of custom soap orders I needed to get caught up on. So I spent the day working on making those. One was a custom order for a four color swirl to match a tile patter in someone’s home. I think I did a good job with that! I was pleased with how they came out.
December 17, 2017: Last Show (Part 1)
The last event of the season, a small winter farmers market. When it was over I did a little happy dance. I love shows, but they’re exhausting and by the time I get to the end of December I’m exhausted!
December 17, 2017: Old Sturbridge Village (Part 2)
I’m always so busy this time of year I never do anything fun. One of my favorite places is OSV (a historical village in MA). They do a program called Christmas by Candlelight and I was like I’m going this year! So, I bought tickets for me and my parents and we had a lovely evening.
December 22, 2017: Test Prep
I went out and bought the binders I needed and printed out all the test requirements and put them all together and I’m ready to start. There’s a lot of work ahead of me, but it’s all organized and it’s time to start the work!
December 25, 2017: Christmas!
MY entire family was together for Christmas. It was lovely! This is my and my adorable nephew. He just melts my heart!
December 26, 2017: New molds!
I’ve started my 2018 goals list already. One thing I knew I wanted to do was change up the molds I use for my bath bombs. Of course I asked for some of the new molds I wanted for Christmas :D. I’m so excited for these new molds. I absolutely love how the work.
December 27, 2017: Bookkeeping
Started pulling everything out to get all the end of year stuff finalized and ready for my accountant. Can’t believe year 6 is almost in the books!
December 31, 2017: Total Soap Count
Here you go! The final count on the number of bars of soap I made: 6,723 (the alternate was me counting actually number of soaps made not by the size (full/half/cupcake) bar but just total number made).