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.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fudge anyone?

Currently girl-fiend-less so a bit more time to hang with my friends. 
Mom has been thinking of starting a gourmet fudge company for over a year now and has been sourcing ingredients & flavors , she has a friend in the bakery supply industry so will be able to get unusual ingredients and flavors not easily found. I get to be a guinea pig...nom, nom....

She's trying to decide on a catchy name...and is tossing a few around:

Not Your Grandma's Fudge
Oh Fudge! ( but its taken)
Ol' Fart Fudge
Forbidden Fudge ( me likies) 

Apparently she's going to do them like our soaps in loaves with lots of cool colors & flavors 
( Blackberry Champagne, Pralines N Cream, Raspberry N Cream, lots of Creme de Menthe, Natural Madagascar Vanilla Sugar etc) with a real 'artsy' look. Slivered almonds, dried raspberry & cranberries, dark chocolate etc. She's big on the visual part of food and will have a Organic  line too. I suggested  'Orgasmic Organic' but she says that may turn a few peeps

 Anyway, since I'm home this morning so thought I'd jump in & post to let you know I'm still kickin. Hockey has been good, slight injury to my shoulder in a shoulder vs. boards ( after hit) matchup, but have scored a few and had a few 'chats' with my know the 'hows your momma' type of thing...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

deeper side?

Lately I've been wondering about my blog...I have kept the posts mild and basically just about soap and a few events in my know generic n safe.
 But lately I've explored a few other peeps blogs and see a wide range of topics covered, some that are quite umm...r-rated and some just plain 'nut bar'. I'm not interested in going to either extreme but I'm debating making my blog more 'me', more thoughts, more in your face kinda stuff...but does that take away from the soap side?
 Would anyone care? 
Should I create a new 'personal only' type blog and keep this one general? 

 I decided to add another blog...more personal less soap.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Pics

Hangin with friends...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

first snow

I took a couple of pics of the lumberjack loofah soap outside yesterday. Then we got snow last night & this won't last but was cool to see. I decorated my blog just in

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!