Hi Friends! How was your 4th of July weekend?
Ours was action packed! We had some:
Cross stitching with cat time
Guitar playing with cat time
Apple pie baking with kid time
It was our first ever attempt at baking a lattice top pie. I was pretty proud of the results.
There was also some parade watching with friends time.
When you live around Philadelphia, a parade is not complete until you see some Mummers…
and the Philly Phanatic.
There was a lot of hanging out with Charlie time.
I mean, how can you resist this adorable mug?
On Sunday, the boys left for overnight camp. What is a bored Mom to do but think up some new hobbies?
First up… Whipped Body Butter
Coconut Oil + Shea Butter + Almond Oil + Rose= this!
Next was soap making! That was SOOOO FUUUUUUNNNN! (Thanks to my friend, Linh, for expert advice via text!)
The recipe I used had Olive, Almond, and Coconut Oil in it. It also had a bit of Castor Oil and Shea Butter, but somehow they didn’t make it into the photo.
I felt like a straight up Scientist, what with my safety goggles and digital scale. Tom helped me with the Lye because that stuff FRR— EEEKS me out!
Linh recommended the hot process crockpot method which is perfect for an impatient person like me.
Check it out… I’m making SOAP!!!
Mixing in some honey and oatmeal. Wheeeeee!
Here’s what it looked like this morning after curing overnight. I am dying to slice it up!
Are there any other soap makers out there? What are your favorite recipes? Any tips for a newbie? I have a feeling that everyone will be getting soap for Christmas this year.