Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Beautiful "Me" Day




I love many things in life. I love my husband, my friends, my family, and my animals. If you notice, I did not mention any material things. There are other things that I love too, but they pale in comparison.




But sometimes, despite the need that we have for people, we also have a need to be alone. Today was one of those days.




Upon mutual agreement in our household, today I did what I love most, and the dear husband did what he loves most. I went to the soap shop, and he gave himself a good rest.




The curing racks are not so bare recently. I have been a hard working lady! I made a double batch of lavender peppermint goat milk soap today (not shown). Making the small single batches is no longer adequate. I love making soap in smaller batches. I feel like I have more control over the quality. So, instead of making larger batches, I still make smaller ones, just several at once.




I also received my new bottle and jar labels this week. I will be phasing out the kraft label look on the bottles. I love the kraft brown paper look, it fits into the scheme of everything (basics from the farm), however, they sure do not stick well. And as you know, WE NEED STICK! So, I have moved on to clear labels (below, and I apologize for the blur). Why are cameras stubborn just when you don't need for them to be? :)




8 comments:

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Oh, I love the new look Mary, very nice. I'm glad all is well with you. :-)

SoapyChica said...

I love the clear-it looks so fresh-arent labels a nightmare? I am also intrigued by all those lovely looking soaps on your racks there...

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Hi Joanna, thanks for checking up on me. I appreciate your comments!

Sue, yes, labeling is a nightmare. It takes a while to be satisfied, and then we go for something new again... :)

BT said...

Oh very arty labels, love them. How annoying that the first ones wouldn't stick!

I received my wonderful parcel of soap and hand lotion today and it's all gorgeous. I have mentioned it on today's blog too and plugged your blog and website!!

I have my soaps in the bathroom and can't wait to open the first one. Thank you Mary.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Mary, I want to try your goat milk soap. Here is my email add, genengee@gmail.com
I don't know how much is your soap, what cost the shipping and what kind I would like to try... maybe you can recommend.
Thank you.

KathyB. said...

I too love the clear labels.And I too know the need for alone times...and know they are not a need arising from problems, just the need to be alone. A need I have more and more...not for lack of love of my husband and family, but a real need for thinking time, for creative time...for work.

Jeannelle said...

I like the look of the clear labels!

Stacey's Treasures said...

I Love to be alone, do my own thing & think my own thoughts, with out somebody asking what are you doing, or you should be doing this instead.