The Dirt...

This site & soaps are a collaboration between a mother & son on something they both enjoy... being creative.

Any of you who've been here before know I like to keep busy... so between university, sports and life time to blog is hard to find but when I can I do.
ps I really enjoy reading your comments.


Friday, June 27, 2008

New Spa Soap

Thinking of calling it 'Zebra Spa'....its scented with sweet orange & bladderwrack & seaweed with dead sea mud added to a bit at trace before pouring. What do you think?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Well hung soap

Lavender SWB

Grabbed a few quick pics of the spicey bay rum on a rope , one of my fav scents as it smells great on men & women. Spicy & earthy.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Males on Etsy...

On Etsy  VickiDianeDesigns  has been looking for some of the guys behind the products on Etsy.Update- apparently the listing has to be for sale according to Etsy admin so I changed my listing.

I'll need your support to compete with the other guys.  Its a treasury.

I'll add my listing link here now ( June 22, 1pm )---> my listing : SoapWithBalls

Friday, June 20, 2008

Mom's - Bracelets

Mom has spent the last few months creating these bracelets with glass beads from Austin Hamilton. Should I add them to my Etsy page?

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Finally a nice hot day here. I made 4 'lumber chunk' loaves. Two in 'bay rum' & 2 in 'strawberries n'cream ' cause I had strawberries on the brain after eating some last night. Hopefully they'll turn  out like I planned, will see tomorrow.

Hung out with Tboard for a bit .
Mom came out & snapped a couple of pics.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Scratch N' Dent bars

They may not make it to my Etsy page....will have to see.
These bars are cold process then 'cooked' in the oven. The pics are of them dry & wet. 

This bar is sort of a combination of a Mocha Latte Cappucino ...LOL. 
It has choc , cinnamon, almond coffee, and vanilla buttercream. It would be a great kitchen bar, but I think it will have to be a scratch n' dent bar as the cinnamon seems to be leaving a slight brownish tinge on things when its wet. This may lessen as it dries out.

The next one is a spa blend of PEP. Pepper, Eucalyptus, Peppermint. I also added sea salt to the lye water & to the bar itself. This made it a bit hard however & it broke off when cutting.

wet soap

Monday, June 16, 2008

New lilac soap

Here area couple of pics of a lilac soap.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Its a 'ruff life'...

Wasn't up to making soap today so spent the day viewing blogs . Lots of cool blogs out there. I'll have to add more. So rather than soap today my post is about my naked dog , Eros. He's a Chinese crested. They are great dogs, very active and full of fun. Great girl magnets too.

Eros is the fastest small dog I've ever seen. He is from a kennel in Sweden.     

Here he is from a baby to now...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Soaps I'm working on

Marbled soap chunks

Trying to get a deeper green but this one is kinda cool...

My great gran & the pets In my life....


Great gran


Work, sports, girls and my dogs...

Amstaff vs hose

Testimonials on my soap

I saw SoapWithBalls in a forum post a few weeks ago and was so intrigued with the fabulous shop name and even more intrigued that the avatar for a soap shop was of a young man, I just had to click! After reading the shop announcement written by his mom I really wanted to give this shop it's first sale. My family (my hard working carpenter husband, a sweaty skate boarding teenage son, and a stinky little league catcher) love handmade soap and purchase all of our soap on Etsy. When I saw the manly soap in super large sizes, I thought, this is perfect.

After my purchase, he promptly sent me a thank you convo and shipping information. The communication and customer service I received was wonderful and refreshing. After receiving my Cut Lumber 10oz. bar of soap, I proudly presented it to my dear husband and he immediately took it with him into the shower. I'll tell ya, I've never seen a cleaner man in my life! I wish you the best of luck with your shop, and I will be back when our Cut Lumber starts thinning out :)


Cut Lumber-this is a huge bar of hunky soap perfect for that dirty hunky manly man in your life. This soap is definitely ballsy and not for sissies! No foo foo girly smelling soap here!

Blackstrap Licorice-Licorice was my favorite candy when I was a kid and the smell of this soap makes me want to take a bite out of it! 

Now I'm eyeing that lilac soap, it looks lovely!

3. Blestbeads-
-Yummy, yummy, yummy...

His soaps, I mean. He sent me some incredibly luscious soaps and I am SO happy with my purchase! He is the best cabana boy ever- make sure you have all of his products for your own cabana!