Sunday, January 20, 2008

I'VE BEEN TAGGED!

I've been tagged by my blogging friend Steph over at PLAYING WITH SOAP.

THE RULES ARE:

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share five random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.

3. Share the five top places on your "want to see or want to see again" list.

4. Tag a minimum of five random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment in their blog.

So here it goes, the five random and/or weird facts about myself:

1. CHECK OUT PLAYING WITH SOAP!

2. One weird fact: I don't sleep. Seriously! I probably get about 2 hours sleep a night. Been that way since a child. Second weird fact: I eat peanut butter on french toast. Maybe not weird to everyone but to those around me it is super weird. Third weird fact: I over buy books. I have about 100 books I've never read. I buy and buy and buy and don't even read half of them. It is an addiction. Fourth weird fact: I like to do those silly search and finds on kids menus at restaurants. I like seeing who can finish them first, me or my kids. LOL!! Fifth weird fact: I hate having dirty hands. If I get one speck of something on them it will drive me crazy until I wash them off. Another childhood issue. LOL!!!

3. I want to see: Tibet, India, Italy, Alaska, Africa

4. I've tagged: Carrie Gigi at UNDER THE WILLOW GIFTS BLOG
Diane at DIANE DIARIES BLOG
Missy Balance at CRAFTY CARNIVAL BLOG
Soapaholics Anonymous BLOG
Royal ROYAL COQUETTE BLOG

5. Everyone has been notified :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ATTENTION!

Glitter Words - http://www.sparklee.com

Over at THE PIXIE SOAP FORUM we will be having a spring soap swap. We had so much fun with our first swap this past November that we couldn't resist having another. If your interested in joining us, please pop on over to the Pixie Community and sign up. We'd love to share our creations with you!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

NOW THEY HAVE SOAP JEWELRY

I'm one of those people that has a tendency to wear jewelry that represents who I am or whatever phase I'm going through in my life. When I was in my late teens/early twenties I was heavily into rock climbing so I purchased a necklace charm of a carabiner and wore it religously. When I moved to Mexico in my college years I purchased a bunch of little charms to go on a charm bracelet that fit who I was at that time (a dog for the strays I use to hang out with every day, a palm tree because, well, I was living in Mexico, et...) on and on and so forth. Well, not too long ago I was surfing soap supply shops and found some soap jewelry. By George, what will jewelers think up next. LOL!!

These are super cute and they can be found at OREGON TRAIL SOAPS



Friday, December 28, 2007

MAKE YOUR OWN COSMETICS

I was just surfing around the net and found this site. I had seen it before but lost the link and forgot about it but now that I found it I thought I'd share it before its lost again.

CLICK HERE FOR MAKE YOUR OWN COSMETIC RECIPES

It looks like there are some fun recipes to play with.

Monday, December 24, 2007

A CARD FOR LITTLE OL ME?


I love handmade EVERYTHING and cards are up there with the handmade soaps. Steph from over at PLAYING WITH SOAP sent me this card with her soaps for our soap swap. It is one of her first. Now, if this is one of her first I can only imagine what #2, #3, #4, etc... are going to look like. She is as talented a cardmaker as she is a soapmaker. Steph, if your out there, you should have seen my first card *hiding under desk right now. Your card is really great! I love it... THANK YOU! =) And welcome to the wonderful world of cardmaking.

The best communities for cardmakers:

INK-STAINERS
SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS

Come for a visit sometime Steph :)

SOAP SWAPPING FUN!

A group of us over at the soap pixie forum decided to have our first soap swap. I received some FANTASTIC soaps from some very TALENTED soap makers. Please check out the sites of those soapmakers who participated to learn more about their soapmaking experiences and a little about themselves as well.

CARRIE~GIGI'S SOAPS

Carrie turns her holiday soaps into ornaments. This is the first I've seen someone do this. It is really a creative idea and she is a very creative lady. Please visit her over at UNDER THE WILLOW GIFTS WEBSITE or at her BLOG



STEPH'S SOAPS

Steph experiments with her soaps and creates some really wonderful things. She likes to work with layers and textures. Her soaps are beautiful. Please visit her BLOG where she shares some of her creations with the world.



DENISE'S SOAPS

This swap was our first "holiday swap" and Denise really created such a great soap. I love the red/white swirl affect. She also shared her green tea soap with us and it smells delightful. Not only is Denise a talented soaper but she is also a very talented photographer. She shares some of her beautiful photographs on her BLOG so please check it out.



Here are grouped all the soaps together. I'm not a great photographer myself, as you can see, but hopefully you'll get an idea of how wonderful these soaps are from the picture.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

BOOKS TO DYE FOR:

I was looking for a book on barnes & nobles site for my daughter who does melt & pour soaps and I came across this list of mystery books. I'm loving the titles and the cover art. If anyone has read these please post a review.

Tim Myers Flicker of Doubt: A Candlemaking Mystery


Tim Myers Dead Men Don't Lye


Cleo Coyle Murder Most Frothy: A Coffeehouse Mystery


Elizabeth Bright Deadly Greetings: A Card-Making Mystery


Tim Myers A Mold for Murder


Time Myers A Pour Way to Dye: A Soapmaking Mystery