Well I'm away at University now and the days are flying by. I really like my campus and so far classes are cool. My new Mac is workin great, so much easier. I made the ball team and we are away every weekend to another university playing, so I haven't had much chance to take in the weekend fun yet but I will.
Mom is on the mend from June's scare , she has a ways to go but seems to be doing better. I drop in home mid week to check on things. She plans on a dog show in BC next month so I guess she's feeling better.
This little soap ball is deceiving...it looks like it might be feminine and soft...HA! This one is ready to roll head on... into the deepest, darkest, smelliest ...PITS ...never fear Pitball's here! Of course these brave pitballs will also venture over other rough terrain tackling assorted issues along the way.These tough & rugged beauties are fresh off the rack, the drying rack that is...Hand milled & a light berry scent and a scoop of coral jojoba beads then hand rolled into pitballs and back to the drying rack.
Blackstrap licorice: She's a brick....house....These are the first in a line of soap bricks...they are great stacked in a pile, always ready to get to work, building you up to face the day... or night....
These babies are a soap log cut into chunks...no two exactly alike as you can see. This soap...its rough and unfinished, also loaded with rye & flax seeds for scrubbers and honey to soothe your skin.Each chunk has its own characteristics , it is lightly scented with Sweet Orange EO but smells more 'homey ( not homely ) - old fashioned' to me.This is for 1 chunky piece of soap cut from a lumber log. ( see front page lumber section ) The chunks vary in weight as they are ruff cut and unpolished, ( kinda like me) ...minimum is 10 oz...yup over 1/2 pound each !I like to keep my soaps simple, yet good for you when possible so I went with Rooibos infused water, 100% olive oil, ground flax & rye for scrubbers, cinnamon, ground pear pieces and sweet orange EO. Rooibos is is an amazing herb, unique to the mountains of South Africa; it's benefits as a tea taken internally, as well as in skin preparations are thought to be numerous. It is known for it's anti-itching properties and soothing effects on eczema, psoriasis, diaper or prickly heat rashes, and acne; it's zinc and alpha hydroxy content is high. ( I can't make any claims for any of those things, I just like the scent & color.)
Prepare to be boarded Matey !! :
How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder? There is nothing better after a long day of plunderin at sea than relaxin in a nice hot bath with a bar bursting with goats milk, kaolin clay, real 'dead sea' mud and coarse dead sea salt...scented with a blend of Bladderwrack and Sweet Orange essential oils. Blackbeard himself would approve of this sword cleaner... and he should know as he was rumored to have had 14 wives.Even landlubbers can't resist the call of the sea in this bar.
He sells seashells by the seashore....sold out last time we made them.
We are almost into summer again & we decided to make lots of our "From the Shore"-seashell soaps and soap balls ( both on & off the rope ) Its been awhile since we created any and I have a bit of time before ball really gets going again.
I'm looking forward to Quebec in a few weeks, a break from the boredom..lol. Mom is searching for her next show dog to add to her line. The eyes on this one are brown its just the flash.
My hockey suspension is finally over and after this week I'm be glad to get back to crashing & banging along the boards to let off a little steam. We had a good season but lost 5 players since Xmas to injury & suspensions.
Finally home after being stranded the last few days at a friends house by the blizzard that dumped about 30+ cent. of snow. We enjoyed ourselves but I like to be able to leave when I want & staying put was hard.
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 :)