Sunday, May 23, 2010

clean the world

Woot! Woot! Yummy has donated 51 lbs of soap this year to Clean The World! :)

Check out their website, Clean The World

Clean the World is a non-profit that takes donated soaps and distributes them across the globe. They also distribute to more than 20 homeless shelters, women' shelters, food kitchens and missions.

Its tragic to think that many people die simply because of uncleanliness and not having access to something as simple as soap.....well, we felt like we could pitch in and help out.

It warms our little hearts to know that someone, somewhere is using our soap and it's helping all sorts of people, in all sorts of ways.

peace~love~and paying it forward,

Saturday, May 22, 2010

pesto pizza

We decided to take a break and make a yummy pesto flat bread pizza! It's super easy and really tasty :)

The tomato slices on top are from our own tomato garden!

*Preheat oven to 425 degrees

You can buy Naan flat bread or thin pizza crusts from your local market. You can also buy pesto sauce or make your own, we made our own:


Flat bread or thin pizza crust
monterey jack cheese

(pesto ingredients)
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
4 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
couple cracks black pepper
1/2 cup good olive oil


Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Puree until the mixture forms a smooth, thick paste.

Spread a thin layer of pesto on your think pizza or flat bread. Then sprinkle about 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, then about 3 oz or so of grated monterey jack cheese, then top with thinly sliced tomato.

Put in oven directly on rack in the center of the oven for about 6 minutes or so (watch it, as it depends on your oven.) When the cheese has melted and is all bubbly, it's finished!

It is sooooo tasty- you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

soap pops

We, we just HAD to make these again. It's been about a year since we made soap pops, and that was in a non-silicone mold and it was a b**** getting those little suckers out so I said he**-to-the-no on making them again....UNTIL I saw a sweet silicone mold and thought...that'll work! :)

Super cute and a really adorable gift idea!

We also just finished these cute little "Pucker Up" Edible Lip Scrub Sets.
Each set contains a 1 oz brown sugar lip scrub made of organic fair trade cane & brown sugars, oils and butters and you basically scrub on and lick off. I must say, it's pretty yummy! :)

Then you follow with our Vanilla Lip Butter.......SOOOOOOO buttery and leaves your lips so soft, welly, they're like buttah' baby! ;)

Busy Busy little bees in the yummy kitchen and MORE to come, dahlings!!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

happy mothers day!

A Mother…

The young mother set her foot on the path of life. "Is this the long way?" she asked. And the guide said "Yes, and the way is hard. And you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning." But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years.

So she played with her children, she fed them and bathed them, and taught them how to tie their shoes and ride a bike and reminded them to feed the dog, and do their homework and brush their teeth. The sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried, "Nothing will ever be lovelier than this."

Then the nights came, and the storms, and the path was sometimes dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her arms, and the children said, "Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come."

And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children, "A little patience and we are there."

So the children climbed, and as they climbed they learned to weather the storms. And with this, she gave them strength to face the world. Year after year, she showed them compassion, understanding, hope, but most of all....unconditional love.

And when they reached the top they said, "Mother, we would not have done it without you."

The days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the mother grew old and she became little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. And the mother, when she lay down at night, looked up at the stars and said, "This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned so much and are now passing these traits on to their children." And when the way became rough for her, they lifted her, and gave her their strength, just as she had given them hers.

One day they came to a hill, and beyond the hill, they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide.

And mother said: "I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk with dignity and pride, with their heads held high, and so can their children after them."

And the children said, " You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates." And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said: "We cannot see her, but she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence."

Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a cold winters day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every teardrop.

A mother shows every emotion..........happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow..... and all the while, hoping and praying you will only know the good feelings in life. She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space...............not even death!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

soap in a sack

We took three of our best selling organic soaps and socked them away in one of our fabulous eco soap bags!

Soap in the sack hangs from your faucet, whether it be in your kitchen or shower. It's natural, biodegradable, fair wage, cotton bag will drip dry and when your soap gets down to a wee little nub, simply drop another bar in.
It reduces waste, takes the place of plastic bottles and is both skin and earth loving.

Comes in three fabulous scents:
Lavender oatmeal- made with oat milk & organic cocoa butter
Spearmint orange- made with coconut milk & organic cocoa butter and
Hot apple cider- made with coconut milk & organic cocoa butter

We've been busy getting 'sets' together for the upcoming Premere Show we're attending in June. The first to hit the scene, the Good Juju Kit! :)

It contains a lavender soap made with coconut milk and tons of cocoa butter, a relaxing lavender aromatherapy mist and a natural cotton eco soap bag!

Needless to say, we've been a wee bit busy! More to come SOON!!!!