Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Raise your hand if…you’ve been terribly lax about commenting on your favorite blogs, never mind posting on your own!  Just me, huh?  I was afraid of that. 

sunshineblogaward[1]  As a matter of fact, you’ve been so lax that when you saw your friend Melinda from www.countrydreaming.blogspot.com had given you a Sunshine Award, you felt so unworthy, yet blessed!   Yeah, that would be me, too. (Thank you again, Melinda).

Well, I’m going to do my best to get in gear, pull myself up by my bootstraps, and stay focused here.  After all, I do love reading what everyone else is doing, reading, thinking, painting, creating, and sewing, so I’ll try and be better about sharing.  Here I go…:)

This past Saturday I spent four hours in a soap-making class and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I’ve always wanted to learn to make soap, so this was a great hands-on experience, and really fun, too.

DSCN3578 When it was over, we each came home with this basket of goodies that included everything needed for making our own soap, as well as eight bars of their homemade soaps in Lavender, Oatmeal-Honey, Northern Forest, and the MaryLemoLav (rosemary, lemon and lavender).   The melt and pour is something I can do with my granddaughter, while the other is more complicated and will have to wait til I have time on my hands, but I’ll get to it.

DSCN3571 We also had a 7th birthday party for my granddaughter, Mackenzie, on Sunday which was a nice day spent with family.  We really love having her here…she is such a loving, funny, busy, intelligent kid!  She brought her cousin, Kiley, with her and they had a grand old time…plus cupcakes, ice cream and presents of course!

Ok, I’m off to do some more domestic goddess stuff before supper, then hopefully relaxing.  It’s good to “see” you all again and hopefully, life will allow me to spend a bit more time here.  I have lots of catching up to do. :)  Happy Wednesday Eve to you!



  1. Soap making? Umm, sounds fun! Look at all your goodies too. The birthday party looks great too.
    Glad that you liked your award! Your email was sooo sweet and made MY day.
    Enjoy your evening!


  2. I'll join you in the slackers club...Wracked with guilt about not visiting people and not posting as well! Soap making eh? Sounds like alot of fun! Another artsy craftsy project I could get into trouble with! Glad you enjoyed your family celebration...those are just the best!


  3. Hi Carol,

    Soapmaking can be addicting - be careful! :) Where did you take a soap class? I also teach natural skincare and soap classes based near Boston. You can check out more info on my website. Glad you had fun!

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  5. Hi Marla...nice to meetcha. :)

    I took this soapmaking class here in Western Mass at Holyoke Community College. I enjoy lots of their non-credit classes.

    I will definitely check out your site...I love spending time at creative places. :)