Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yummy crew went to Disney!

This is what happens when the yummy crew heads to Disney. Two had birthdays today, and Disney now offers a free day pass to you on your birthday *if you sign up for it...... They give you pins that say Happy Birthday and every staff member wishes you a happy birthday while you are there! We had them wear tiara's too, because they are little princesses!! :)

We ate, drank, walked and walked some more.....went on EVERY ride, except Space Mountain which is closed until Jan 2011. :(
But overall it was a fabulous day and good to get out of the soap kitchen for some much needed playtime.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Latest yumminess

And so, of course, we have to share!! hee-hee

The first of our latest additions to our holiday line, a room spray. Holiday tree is a perfect blend of fresh Douglas fir, sweet musk, warm vanilla, crisp winter air and enchanting Christmas splendor. It's perfect for adding that fresh cut tree aroma throughout your house. You can also take it with you if you're traveling this season, taking a little of the holidays with you, or take to your office and spray that Grinch that sits a few cubicles down. (hee-hee)

This 2 oz bottle is very concentrated so a spritz will do...and this bottle will last you throughout the holidays.

Our next little scrumptious goodie is one of our Butter Me Up's Solid Lotion Pops....It's made with skin loving butters like: unrefined shea, organic cocoa, kokum and aloe butter as well as a blend of sweet almond, avocado and cherry kernel oils. We added just a slight shimmer to this one made it smell like sugar cookies.....yummy vanilla and buttery almond. Wow! It's hard to put down! ((drooling))

It comes in a nifty little take-along push up pop....that you can throw in your purse or gym bag. Perfect! And hey....smelling like a sugar cookie cannot be such a bad thing?! ;)


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Glycerin Soap Trio

One of our gift sets this holiday season is our glycerin soap trio. Comes with a 2.5 oz slice of Candy Man soap, a 2.5 oz slice of Aww Suki Suki and 2.5 oz slice of Oh Honey, beehive! soap.
It's wrapped in eco friendly corrugated paper and tied with a green raffia bow. All this can be yours for the low, low price of $7.95! :)

It's a great little sampler set that makes even a great secret santa gift.

peace~love~and a little shopping,

Friday, October 23, 2009


ARGHHHHHHHH! CHEESE & RICE!!!!! 8#$!% 8 lbs of soap down the drain! It's not happy and neither am I! The evil soap fairy at it again......RUINED a beautiful huge batch of copacabana soap! Ugh.

I should have known when it traced sooooooo quickly! I barely had time to get the colorant in when it was turning to glop! Way faster than normal. I've made this batch dozens of times.....but today..... NO SOAP FOR YOU! :"(

And as I've said.....rebatching and I are NOT friends! Nor will we EVER be!!! What a soapy SHAME!!!

It smells luscious....it's just a big oily mess and I'm ready to chuck it out the window and yell GOOD riddance, but I'm worried some poor animal may eat it and croak!

Soaping is kinda like golf........you may swing and miss the ball.....and start digging a little hole to China :) and you get frustrated....and drop a few F*bombs, ok, well, maybe you'd like too....and then, out of nowhere, you hit the sweet spot...and the ball flies perfectly....it was almost effortless.....smooth and easy. Just lovely.

Not today, I'm digging that little hole to China and biting my tongue!

Misery needs company...feel free to share your latest annoyance :)

a little testy today,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crazy Daisies Designs

She recently featured our blueberry lemon pound cake soap in her treasury:

so we wanted to show our appreciation by telling you guys about her etsy shop! Check her out.....she makes some very cool tote bags, change purses and also some adorable button bracelets! The holidays are coming so shop, shop, shop!!

Here's her shop: Crazy Daisies Designs


Oh the joys of Excel!

Today is partially dedicated to lotion bars, lotions, body washes & soap but I have this nagging feeling that my day may be eaten by the EXCEL MONSTER!

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE math?! I'm being facetious.....
The 'formulas' that have to be figured out to calculate the page and tally all of the numbers. Oy vey~ this is going to require MUCH more coffee.

How is your day going thus far?? :)

peace~love~and practicing some patience,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Oh I just couldn't stand it. I love themes and went with a spooky theme for the blog and when the holidays roll around I'll switch it up again.

I spent the day making a pink, sweet, luscious soap scented with a Rock ★ dup. It smells EXACTLY like it. Amazing! And one of my favorites, so I'll have to swipe a hunk for my own personal use! Gotta love the perks! ;)

Today a lot less hacking going on...I've had this upper respiratory thing going on for WEEKS now! I finally took a Z-pack ---> antibiotic and it started to go away. I swear I though my lung was going to fly out of my mouth and onto the floor, I was coughing so hard! lol

The swine flu has been going around my neck of the woods and my 6 yo son actually got it about a month or so ago. Had a really aggressive fever that would NOT go away! Well, it would lower to 100-101 then spike back up to 104 degrees! :O Poor little guy. He had to go on Tamiflu and that just made him throw up. I am thankful I didn't get that bug!

On another note, I still have to plan my annual gingerbread house making party. All of the ladies in our family attend- and let me tell you, the competition is ON! It's fun- we make lots of baked goodies and of course- spiked egg nog :)
Last year was "BS" (before soap) and I filled the table with homemade pies, cakes, tarts, cookies, brownies, candies, literally anything you could think of was made, from scratch. Uhhhh...this year.....we'll see :)
My kitchen has become a soap kitchen! I'm sure many of you know what I'm talking about! lol

Here are some pictures of the yummy girls and their fantastic gingerbread houses!
This is Jenny and her gingerbread creation!

And Nichol with her award winner! Her creation won first place!

If you look closely, she turned the gingerbread house on its side..so it resembled a cardboard box, put a dirty santa inside and called it "recession santa" lol. So clever!

And this is the gingerbread crew, well, most of them. This year we will probably have 12 or 13 ladies. I'm the one in the green shirt, so now you have a face with the Ms. yummy name.

You should consider a gingerbread house making party for your friends or family. Just buy the kits, and pre-make them. Don't bother making the gingerbread from scratch- It's too time consuming.

It's a load of fun...creates great memories and is just a great way to spend some quality time with those that you love.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Time to be brutally honest....

If you're in the 'soap making' business or I should say, if it's more than a hobby....It can be very time consuming. We are gearing up for the holidays..and Jenny, Nichol and I have been seriously busting some bootay lately. I'm talking up at 9 or so and soaping it until 10pm. I use to cook and bake, until I started cooking and baking soap! Now both the pizza delivery and Chinese food delivery guys know me by name! Eeeeek!

I realized, this evening that I need a shower....I need to wash my hair...and shave my legs that look like they belong to Paul Bunion!

This is me...not literally, but you know what I mean...

So, when someone says that the product is handmade, someone spent a lot of time handcrafting it. It was not slammed out by a big machine going 90 mph.

I'm not bitchin' :) I love what I do.... and I'm thankful I get to do something I enjoy. I'm just sayin'......If you know the feeling....do tell :)

peace~love~and going to bed!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Carving pumpkins

The kids have been wanting to carve some pumpkins....so today was the day. My girls helped their little brother with the cutting and he used his hands to scoop out the messy seeds. Right up a little boys alley! ;)

They ended up with some cool pumpkins.

The "nice" pumpkin:

The "barfing" pumpkin:

and of course, when you carve pumpkins with your two older sisters....things are bound to happen...

In the end, we roasted the pumpkin seeds to snack on. YUM!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday Night Special on Etsy

Ello :)

We are starting a weekly Saturday Night Special on Etsy- all items in our shop are 20% off tonight, October 17th, 2009, plus discounted shipping. YAY!

Check it ;) ETSY

peace~love~and savings!

A Sudsy Soapmaker Blogger, I am! ;)

Six Sudsy Soapmaker Blogs

A big thanks to Patrice over at the The Soap Seduction for posting this! :)

I agree with Patrice, and am blessed and thankful to have my little spot on this big planet and to be able to use my hands to create different products that people enjoy.


peace~love~and thankfulness,

Friday, October 16, 2009

Confessions of a Soapaholic

Seriously folks! Some serious soap addictions going on here at yummy headquarters--- and HELL NO, we don't want any fixin'! lol

As many of you soapers know, it's a wee bit of an addiction, soaping, that is! You can see another soap and get inspired.....hear of a fragrance and get inspired.....even food can inspire you. It doesn't take much and we run to the soap kitchen, just a itchin' and a scratchin' to MAKE IT! WE GOTTA MAKE IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know who you are.... YES, I'm talking about you! hee-hee
Takes on to know one...but hey, it's all good clean fun!

This bar I just had to make. HAD to make. Just the thought of it was whispering sweet nothings in my head all during the night. I got on this cranberry, orange, pomegranate kick, must be the holidays?! Not sure, perhaps the evil soap fairy (which does exist, by the way)
anywhoo.......the latest concoction from the yummy kitchen....

Dee-lish Soap! We actually tried several ways to combine the words 'pomegranate, orange & cranberry' but it just wasn't working, so dee-lish works! ;)


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Phew! We've been busy!!

We've also made some scrumptious and I mean SCRUMPTIOUS solid perfumes! Vegan friendly :)

The sense of smell is important. Smell can change moods, turn heads and have someone following you around, just to get a whiff!

Our Oh Honey, Beehive smells like a juicy, sweet orange, slathered in a bit of honey with just a touch of spicy bergamot. It's seductive, feminine, but not too sweet. It will have you saying, "Oh honey, beehive!" (wink-wink)

The second scent is Sugar Plum. A limited edition made specifically for the holidays...smells like pink, fluffy cotton candy and vanilla. It's luscious and you kinda wanna lick it....which in our humble opinion is not such a bad thing. Well, don't actually lick it!

You can pop them in your purse and take them with you. They are vegan, made using candelilla wax, which is a natural non-animal based wax. This plant based candelilla wax grows in Mexico, in the north central plains, and the Chihuahua desert. It is a very hard wax with superior quality and is a perfect alternative to beeswax.

Enjoy smelling luscious, dah-lings!


Yummy Stocking Stuffers!

Stocking stuffers for anyone and everyone! Quick little pick ups ready to go in lots of great scents for him or her!

Sugar scrubs, full sized-soaps, travel sized soaps, bath bombs, bubble bars, solid perfumes, lip balms, body washes, lotions and body butters!

peace~love~easy peasy,

Let Them Eat Cake!

You know if it has something to do with FOOD, we're all over it.....
so our holiday lip balms are cake inspired and oh so yummy!

Strawberry Cheesecake maybe?

Or how about a slice of Tropical Pound Cake?

Actually, you look like a chocolate lover, so how about some Devils Food Chocolate?! YUMMY!!!

peace~love & luscious lips,

Monday, October 12, 2009

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming!

Ok, everyone knows this feeling........

when the holidays are rapidly approaching.....and the thoughts start to enter your mind..."what do I get everyone?!" We have been busting our badonka's in the soap kitchen preparing for the holidays with all sorts of yummy (no pun intended) goodies.

So when you are feeling like this....know that yes, somewhere out there, someone else is also feeling like this....


Holiday Butter Cream Sugar Scrubs! Woot! Woot!

Two scrumptious scents to choose from:

Sugar Plum, smelling of sweet berries and cotton candy, loaded with cane sugar so it's extra scrubby. We also added skin loving avocado oil, but don't be fooled, this scrub will leave you squeaky clean :)

Frosted Cupcake, made with loads of brown sugar, cane sugar and a smidge of cocoa powder, simply sinful! Foamy, luscious and oh so yummy!

You'll find them here----> Yummy On Etsy!