I've had my little vacation thanks to the Twilight Saga (huge sigh) now back to work. I've started making soap again. My holiday sales were pretty good. Much better than expected, so now it's time to restock the shelves and start getting ready for Valentines Day. I know it's a bit early but it takes nearly 6 weeks for soap to cure, so I need to get started now.
I'm waiting for a shipment of fragrance oils, so I started with what I already have here.
Since I keep a journal of all everybatch of soap that I make, I like to sketch my soaps and plan out the entire process from start to finish before I start a batch. That's why it frustrates me so much when a batch doesn't turn out exactly the way I envisioned it in my head.
This batch, scented with Patchouli essential oil, turned out to be a pretty close match. Yay!
I'm terrible and I know it. I've been neglecting my blog. Why? Well after much persuasion from my sisters, I decided to pick up a book called Twilight. I'm sure many of you have heard of it. In fact, I'm sure there aren't too many of you who haven't. At any rate, Brandon and I were sitting in the Raleigh airport waiting for our flight to California by way of Newark for an ACN International Convention (WhooHoo!!, But, that's a story for another day). I knew we had a looong day ahead of us with 3 flights and 2 layovers, so of course I needed to get myself a book.
I've already read the Dan Browns Secret Symbol. Unfortunately, I haven't seen too many good reviews from my fellow Outlander fans about the most recent book so I settled on Twilight. I'm not a fan of horror movies or books. I don't even like vampires, but oh my goodness! I've been bitten. I LOVE this series. I couldn't put it down.
Even though we had a jam packed weekend at the convention, I still managed to get the book finished in time to purchase the next 2 books, New Moon and Eclipse, during the return trip home. I sped throught those then purchased the final book Breaking Dawn. It took me about a week to go through the entire saga. When I was done of course I had to see the movies THEN I started reading the books again. What's wrong with me?! I'm totally obsessed. Team Edward all the way!!!