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, January 30, 2009


I'm looking forward to Quebec in a few weeks, a break from the
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.

Monday, January 26, 2009

We will miss you gran.

It is with a heavy heart that I write that my great gran passed away on Sat Jan 24th.  
She was 87. She was also the only person in my life I let call me by my given names. It was 'special' to us & I'll miss it. 
She died Sat of a heart attack while sitting down to tea. She was the 'glue' to our little family & will be missed in the days & years to come.

She lived 31,835 days and added prayer to each day. 
Her funeral was nice, lots of flowers and I got lots of hugs from the other little old ladies who all made jokes about being 'hookers' like gran. 
Monday morning rug hooking will never be the same I'm told.

Love you gran.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter fun

With huge high snowdrifts all around us its hard for the guys to get out. We built a race track out back & they had lots of fun . Here are a few pics of the racing & then the 'chillin' inside.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

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 hope everyone has a good 2009.

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!