Friday, January 30, 2009

To Mom

I haven't had a chance to blog lately because there has been so many things going on in my life, not much to do with soap. I am so sad to say that I lost my grandmother last week. She was 81, but lived like she was 50. It was sudden and unexpected, she left a big empty hole in our family. Her mantra in life was to love unconditionally and cover up any imperfection of a loved one or close friend. She was an angel who met needs of people she barely knew and never let anyone go without. With her, you felt like you were the only one in the room. She was a proud and doting grandmother who insisted we call her "Mom" or "Great Mom" (for the little guys). "Don't ever change" was written in every card and she never hung up the phone without saying it. It's hard to imagine life on earth without her around, but I know I will see her again. She is in heaven watching over her patchwork family. I am inspired by Mom to love unconditionally without judging and to carry on her legacy of a giving, kind heart. We love you Mom!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Where there's a will, there's a way!

Well, I have to say that I'm ready for spring! I try to enjoy each season as it comes, but I think winter would be much nicer if it were about 2-3 weeks of the year. One major reason that I'm getting antsy is becuase I can't wait for the market to start back up so I can get some soap moving. I have been pondering the idea of making soap and candle sets and I really want to learn some perfumery techniques. The macdaddy of all soap conferences is coming up in May and I really need to generate some revenue so I can make it out to Palm Springs. There is so much still to learn, and this is the place to gain the knowledge. The sooner spring gets here, the closer I am to Cali, baby! Erin Brochovich will be there along with many other fellow soapers that I would love to meet in person- I will find a way! I have a few new recipes that I will be trying in the next few days. I've gone about a week without making anything- I am craving a soap binge! Wish me luck!