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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Photography + Handmade Soap = Eye Candy!

If you have been following along then you know that I love making soap....and I also LOVE taking pictures.  

Another thing you may not know is my go-to soap making supplier is Bramble Berry.  There are many things I love about Bramble Berry, but the top two would have to be their Customer Service...and the fact that they two are right here in Washington.  Just a hop, skip, and a jump North of me about a hour and a half.  Sadly it has been ages since I've been up to Bellingham...but am thinking a road trip is in order sometime soon!

The Soap Queen (Anne-Marie) has been my soapy Idol for many years, and I have always looked to her blog for advice and inspiration.  You can find her blog Here.  

A few weeks ago we were honored to be chosen for Bramble Berry's Facebook Photo of the week contest.  I could hardly believe it when we found out...I husband came running and asked what the big fuss was all about.
After showing him the blog post (which you can find here)  
he joined me in a happy dance...and said "Isn't that the Soap Queen lady that you admire so much"  Um YES!!

Needless to say we were extremely honored to be chosen for the Facebook Photo of the week from Bramble Berry, and would like to say a big gigantic THANK YOU  to everyone over there.  

  There is just something beautiful about soap....(that statement may just be true for us soap-aholics)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Break is time to get back to creating.

It was Spring Break here last week and if you are a mom with younger know that getting things done isn't quite as easy with kids under foot.  So we took a little break from working hard and decided to play hard instead!  

We enjoyed the rare Spring Sunshine we were blessed with the first few days and got outside in the garden...There are signs of Spring everywhere! 

My lilies are already poking their little heads up, and my one lone tulip (thanks to a particularly nasty little mole last year) is struggling to make an appearance.  

Once the rain came back we were sadly driven back inside for the rest of the week and spent our days painting and building couch forts.  Nothing beats curling up with a good book on a rainy day...except curling up with that good book under a fort in the middle of the living room!

I did manage a few batches of soapy fun!

I had so much fun making this soap.  Normally each of my soap batches are planned from the colors to how I will pour them prior to even beginning a soapmaking session.  This one was different and is called a drop swirl.  It was so much fun because there was not a lot of pre-planning, no design to sketch out....just pour it and wait to see what happens! 

A new Purely for Him soap that has yet to be named.  
A Spicy intriguing blend of Vetyver, Patchouli, and Sandalwood.  This fragrance is my new favorite in our Purely for Him collection.

Hope everyone is having a great day...the sun has decided to come out now for a few seconds so I am going to go soak up as much of it as I can before it starts raining again! 
Happy Spring from all of us here at Green Lady Creations.