12 in 12 Soap Your Year!

February 10, 2017

Years ago, back in 2006 or 2007 (it’s been awhile), then casting agent Chad Darnell started something called “12 of 12”.  On the 12th day of each month you had to take 12 pictures of your day.  Then post them in a blog posts (which we would then link/share back to Chad’s original post).  It was just something different and something fun.

A bit of background: I knew Chad through a Crossing Jordan webpage I created.  He did casting for Alias and Crossing Jordan and eventually became a writer on Crossing Jordan.  He’s currently working on Mercy Street (for any of you that watch that show on PBS).

Anyway, about a month ago for whatever random reason this game popped into my head and I thought this would be fun to do with soap!  But, I figured it needed some altering, because I’m not necessarily doing soap on the 12th day of every month.  Before I could work out the details January had passed, but I think I’ve figured out a way to morph the game just a tad!  So, I’m going to start in February! (Even if I’m a few days behind).

Here we go!

Rules:

  1. Each month document your soaping/bath product making in 12 pictures.
  2. One picture MUST be taken on the 12th of the month.  If you’re not making/working/doing something soap related that day it’s ok! Take a picture of your empty work space, or if you’re on vacation share a vaca photo.  You just have to have one photo taken on the 12th.
  3. Create a blog post of your 12 pictures (with a one or two sentence explanation)!
  4. Post the blog post on the last day of the month.
  5. Feel free to link your post back to mine so others can see your posts.

On February 28th I’ll post my first “12 in 12” (I did change the name slightly to match up a bit more with the morphed version of this game).  Feel free to participate and post your own “12 in 12” as well!

I think this will be, if nothing else, fascinating for me to go and look back over the past 11 months at the end of the year to see how my work load changes.  And how I documented it in pictures!  And hopefully, you my loyal readers, will enjoy the journey I share as well!


Fall Soaps: Plum Spice

October 6, 2016

This one smells like bubblegum candy to me.  Not the overpowering kid bubblegum, but a mellow and spicy yummy bubblegum.  I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as did.

Sweet Cakes describes it as:

A nice, mellow blend — the sweetness of plum warmed up and mellowed with a spice mixture.

I did a reverse imprint on the bottom of the soap.  Isn’t it pretty?  I was surprised how much I liked it.  I think I like the balance and contrast of the overall bar.

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The loaf before I cut it. The pink one I was trying to fill in the void with color but it didn’t stick. I used a mica in oil and the soap just absorbed the oil. Next time I’d try painting it with dry mica.

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Simple, but one of my favorites from the fall soap design.

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Ink for Sale

August 1, 2016

My printer just died and the one I updated to doesn’t take the same ink and of course I’d just restocked on ink big time gearing up for busy label printing season. So I’m selling my ink! If you have an HP printer that uses 564 I have ink for you! Prices don’t include shipping.

Available:
4 Pack (XL Black/Colors): $55 (normally sold for $67+)
Two Pack Black Ink: $20 each (normally sold for $26+) 3 available
Single Black: $10 (normally sells for $12-16 each)
Single Yellow: $10 (normally sells for $12-16 each)
Single Cyan: $10 (normally sells for $12-16 each)
Single Magenta: $10 (normally sells for $12-16 each)

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If you’re interested in any comment here of email me at JenniferSoap@gmail.com

Thanks!


2015 in review

January 3, 2016

I always find these “year in review” reports interesting! I have lots in store for 2016!  I need to sit and find some time to write my posts, but until then have fun with these stats!

What cracks me up is some of my most viewed posts this year were not posts from this year (or even last year) but previous years!

I had visitors from 176 different countries!! How cool is that.  Thanks Anne-Marie from SoapQueen! You made the most comments on my blog this year! Totally appreciate your support!

Happy New Year!

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Friends and their comments…that inspire new products!

March 7, 2015

A couple times I’ve had customers or friends come up and tell me they used one of my products for something other than it was intended and it worked great!  It’s really fun to hear them so happy about finding a new use for said product.  A lot of times I share this with other customers asking about products.  My body butter has multiple uses as does my foot balm.

The other day my best friend’s sister who has two children still in diaper told me how she took one of my lip balms and labeled it “Butt Stick” and has been using it to help soothe diaper rash.  A while back I’d actually done some research on making a diaper rash cream for another friend.  I never did anything with it, but when she started talking about my lip balm I realized that the recipe I created way back when for the diaper rash cream was almost similar to my lip balm recipe with a few exceptions the biggest being there was no beeswax in it.

I decided to pull out the old recipe I’d created and alter it from a butter to a balm.  I call it Baby “Butt” Balm (affectionately referred to by family and friends now as the “Butt Stick”).  I’ve had friends and family testing it to see what they think.  We’ll see what the result is over the next few months…but potentially a new product might come to my bath product line!

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2014 in Review

January 5, 2015

It’s always interesting to see my year in review.  🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


2013 in review

December 31, 2013

Found this interesting and thought I’d share the 2013 Year in Review that wordpress gave me 😀  Thanks to everyone who’s visited this year!  I’ll start up again with the blog come the new year!

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 67,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.