Tea Tree Soap

I just finished a batch of Tea Tree cold process soap. It should be available in my etsy shop at the beginning of June, provided it passes my quality tests.

In the meantime, I’m thinking about doing a batch of it as hot process that can be used much sooner. I like the look of cp better, or I would have started with the hp.

Reusable Shopping Bags

I’ve been putting off buying any cloth shopping bags thinking I’d just
make some, but today I went ahead and bought a couple. I loved being
able to fit everything into two easy to carry bags rather than juggling
5 or more plastic bags and my almost two year old and not having to
worry about a bag breaking on me.

know I’m going to need at least one or two more for bigger shopping
trips. I’d like to make them, but I was also wondering if most of the
bags they sell at grocery stores and discount stores are all about the
same, or if any are better than the others.

Has anyone here used
a few different ones that they’d like to share opinions on? What do you
look for in a good shopping bag? What makes one more convenient than
another, and is there anything you’d change to make them better?

Also, anyone know of stores that offer discounts for bringing your own bags?


My son is almost two and knows all the letters of the alphabet. I’ve been working with him to learn the song. Some of his pronunciation is a little off. For example, the letter “W” sounds a whole lot like “butt hole”.

Cracks me up every time, especially since the word “butt” is off limits in our house.


I’ve been researching ways to make a simple compost bin and found a promising version using a big plastic storage tub. Here’s the link, if anyone is interested in it: http://myskinnygarden.blogspot.com/2007/07/homemade-composter.html

If anyone has any other ideas or suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

Long day

I spent five hours in the car today going with my hubby and son to pick up something my hubby found on craigslist, so no new creations today. I hope to have something done for tomorrow’s blog post, though.