I has been a fun year. I can remember some of the first soaps I tried. Barely finally happy with my basic recipe, I was attempting to figure out how to come close to some beautiful soaps I have seen from other bloggers. Not that I have gotten any better, I must stay I have IMPROVED quite a bit. At least now I no longer hide my soaps and my mom and sisters are not the only ones that enjoy them =)
I remember my hubby asked me in the beginning who was following me and I was so excited to share that Jenny from "I'd Lather Be Soaping" was my first and only follower ! (and she is still is to this day!). Jenny's blog is awesome and she also publishes videos of her soaping which is a big plus! Through Jenny I started to discover other soapy blogs and admire so many talented soapers. I am currently at 53 followers, and while not a lot compared to others, I'm still pretty honored to have them check in to see what craziness I am up to. Believe me when I say that I do get myself in some situations at times!
From overheating, to ricing, to acceleration, to a non-negotiating "thin" trace soap...to an overly "thick" trace soap. You name it, I have probably done it. Like the time I forgot to line the mold and how I found myself scraping soap from it the following day. To forgetting to add one of the "butters" while I hurriedly worked on a soap with "Gardenia Fragrance Oil". To trying to soap with "Peppermint" fragrance oil, while I knew full well that I am too sensitive to that scent and can easily hyperventilate over it. I never saw myself work so fast to get that soap done!
While I had some "dumb" moments, I also had some wonderful experiences. I cannot tell you how stunned and honored I was to have been selected as part of this years Bramble Berry Spring 2013 S.O.A.P Team! I was walking on cloud nine for weeks...and just thinking about it now makes me climb up once again.
So I hope you continue to tune in to my little "adventures" and I can continue to make new soapy friends! My current circle is very supportive! I can't tell you how many times I have emailed Cee and Maja for questions and they have happily answered questions =).
Here are a couple of pics from the past year. While it's not all of them, it's some of my favorite ones.
Thanks for checking out my blog!