Thursday, October 25, 2012

Upcoming Shows

If you're thinking, "where can I come find some of these fantastic soaps?" (and why wouldn't you be?), then listen up!

Saturday, November 10 - Summit HS Craft Show
Admission for adults is $2, free for children 12 and under

Saturday, December 1 - L.D. Bell HS Craft Fair
Admission is a canned good item

I hope to see you there!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Firecracker Cheez-Its

During this past school year, I received some ridiculously yummy Cheez-Its as a teacher gift.  Spicy Cheez-Its.  Genius.  Ben has been after me ever since to figure out how to make them.  While browsing Pinterest recently I found a recipe to make Firecracker Crackers.  Instead of making it with saltines like the recipe suggested, I used an entire box of Cheez-Its.

Please excuse the extra stuff in the background on the counter.  :)

I used 1 cup of oil, but I think one box of Cheez-Its is less than the 4 sleeves of saltines called for.  Next time I'm trying 3/4 cup oil.  Also, I really don't think I mixed them up for long enough.  She says 5-10 minutes of mixing the crackers.  I didn't mix for that long, and some of the crackers are spicier than others.  :)

They're really good though, spicy, ranch-y goodness.  Yum!  If you like spicy things, you definitely need to make these.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Soap, Soap, Soap

The last few weeks I've been working to make restock of some old favorite scents.  Some of you may remember Red Currant and Coconut Pear.  These two used to be available as salt bars, which are different than my regular soap recipe.  While I love the way salt bars lather up so creamy and silky, I don't love hearing "that's an ugly bar of soap, but it sure smells nice."  So for now, these two scents are going to be available in my regular recipe of coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil and coconut milk powder.

Here they are on the curing rack.  Coconut Pear on the top, Red Currant peeking in down below.

I also made restock of Brighid, which is one of my personal favorites.  A few days ago I poured up some Guinness to let it get nice and flat.   Cheers, anyone?  :)

Yesterday I soaped it all up, and stuck it in the oven to let it do its chemical reaction thing.  I actually need to take it out, now that I think of it...  It will get sliced up and put up on the curing rack this weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall is in the Air.... Maybe?

This morning was very chilly. So chilly in fact, that I thought it would be a good idea to wear a 3/4 length sleeve shirt, and a tank top layered underneath. Then I made a batch of soap, which warmed me up. Then I went outside. Well, by now it was almost lunch time, and the sun had had time to heat everything up. I have no idea what the temperature actually was, probably high 70s or low 80s, but I realized that it really wasn't quite 3/4 length sleeve weather. Either that, or not quite layering weather. Whichever way, I'm currently wearing a short sleeve shirt.

Jenn, what is the point of your rambling? you might be asking yourself. Well, I logged on to post about some soaps I've been making and saw my bright, flowery Spring blog background. Clearly it's not Spring. And here in Texas it's considering Fall...sort of. So, here we are with a new, Fall-ish, background.

I'll come back tomorrow with some soapy pictures for you! :)