Monday, December 7, 2009


I would love to clear out my stock of soaps and begin the New year with all new soaps!
Also with the tight budgets we all are on, we all could use the price break!

Most of my shop is 30% to 50% off! Great way to stock up on products.
  • Lip balms were $2.75 now on selected flavors only $1.50. Great stocking stuffers!!
  • Washcloths were $3 now only $2
  • Flower Shower Puffs were $7 now $5. Very cute and very Functional!
  • Some soaps are even more then 50% off!
  • Peppermint soap (above) Was $4.00, now only $3.00!!! Perfect for stocking stuffers or for the holiday parties!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tis the season!

Well Christmas is right around the corner. Time to start thinking about the people we love and want to share a gift with....

For a limited time my shop is on sale!! I have some seasonal soap that are only $2.00!! That is more then 1/2 off.

I have 8 limited edition bags of little soaps. Once they are gone, they are GONE!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lavender Basil

I just love the sent of Lavender and the flower is just beautiful!
I decided I need to capture the simple lines of this flower.
I hand cut each petal, stem and leaves. Each soap is slightly different, but not much.
Listed for sell at my etsy shop.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Time flys!

I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted! Shame on me!

I have been getting ready for this years craft fairs. Not only did I have to stock up on my soaps, but I need to make beads and jewelry.
The picture up top is of my latest craft fair Garden of Art. I love this show. The selection of artists was fabulous! Not to many of one kind. There was pottery, glass fusing (belts, some jewelry), hair bows, kid toys, hand made purses, painting, knitting shop (they taught and I learned to make a scarf....yep I am going nuts making them!), jewelry (gems and stones), lotions and scrubs (not mine), my soaps and my lampwork beads, jewelry and other items. Monsters (which I traded for one), fabulous 1920 hair pieces, children get the picture.

I did make fresh batch of Milk bath and Bath bombs. They have been a huge hit and smell wonderful.

Mainly I just had to label and price everything. This is probably my least favorite thing to do. I would rather wash my dishes or do laundry. LOL

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Addition! Handmade Washcloths

I have been making these for awhile and finally got around to taking photos and posting them.

They are made out of 100% cotton.

I have the Shower Puff.... no more plastic ones. when they are dirty just throw them in the washer and dry them. (As always make sure to wash them in alike colors! :)- no pink socks! )

For those that like just a little more pampering, you can use the Flower Shower Puff (kids came up with that name and it stuck!) Works that same as a bath puff.

And of course we have the washcloths and small face clothes. I sure hope you all know the use for these. :)

You can purchase these single or in sets.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New blog on my Weight loss

I have started on daily journal on my weight loss. I would love to have your support while doing this! Please click on the photo above and it will take you to my new blog. :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Glass Soap

Here is another chance to win a free bar of soap! Come vote on your favorite soap and be entered into the contest!!

Why Glass?? I am a glass artist. I live and breath for my glass. It is my second love, my passion. The world just disappears when I light up my torch. I love brilliant colors and how paired with other colors they play off of each other. I selected my favorite color scheme at the moment (It changes as often as my moods!)..... purple and green.

The polka dots represents my "bubbly personality" quote from friends and family.
The black and white swirls on the back represents how I would like to see things. It is or it is not. However much to my demise, there are some gray areas no matter how hard you strive to eliminate them.

As for my gardening, I love flowers, so I decided to go with one of my favorite scents. Soothing lavender, jasmine and vanilla.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Irish Cream Goat's milk Soap

A mouth watering scent of Coffee and cream with a hint of nuts (from the Shea butter used).
YUMMY! What a why to wake up in the morning!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New addtion

A tantalizing scent of tart cranberries and sweet fig. This is a wonderful scent that keeps you coming back for another sniff! :)
I photoed this on one of my kitchen plates in front of my window. I love how the light is coming down in sunbeams.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Coconut Beach Soaps

With the summer half over it seems like everyone is cramming last minute plans, overnight stays or having guests over. Kids going to camps, camping trips planned and so many more fun things!

Every wish you had little bars of fun soap? Probably not... LOL I never did until I made up this set. I started thinking of all the possiblities for these.

I just went on vacation (South Dakota) and sure wished I had thought of these then! They would have been very handy.

The set includes 10 little soaps adding up to a little over 4oz.
A wonderful refreshing summer scent of Coconut Lime Verbena.

Room/ Linen/ Body Spray

Finally a spray that can scent a room, your linen or even your body!
It is Phthalate free.

  • 1 or 2 sprays in a room last a long time.
  • Spray in your linen closet for a pleasant lingering scent.
  • Sprtiz in the air and walk thru. Not only will you smell great, but the room will too!
I have three scent available.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My soap won the Safe team contest!!!

Once again, the Safe Team members were asked to express their creativity by creating a soap based on their favorite cocktail!
My Soap won the contest and the lucky winner was selected and will receive a bar of my fabulous soap!
As a coffee lover, I had to pick my favorite cocktail! I give you Irish Cream Soap! A mouth watering, fragrant mix of Coffee and Cream! Who says you can't indulge in the morning!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Anise Soap The Fishermans Friend

If you love the scent of black licorice, then this is the soap for you! Made with wonderful skin loving gost's milk and shea butter.

Anise oil is known for attracting fish! Many fisherman actually rub anise oil on their lures to improve their fish catching productivity!! (Make sure to check with you local regulations!)

Scent travels a long way in the water. Reach over the side of the boat, wash your hands with this natural soap, and you just may catch more fish! It just might give you the edge you need when the fish are being finicky.

Here is a tip from a fisherman. Moisten your fingers and run them over Anise Soap The Fishermans Friend soap. Then rub you fingers over your lure. The scent of the anise oil stays with the lure and you'll get should get more hits!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Universal Soap Perfect for the Gardener, Cook or Mechanic

Since I love to cook and garden, I decided to try combining my garden soap with my kitchen soap. The result was fabulous! It helps takes the odors of food off your hands and has an abrasive seeds(Apricot) to help get that tough dirt of the hands!

It also would be a great hand cleaner for a Mechanic. Help get the tough grease off their hands!

It is made with the Goats milk and Shea butter.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ballerina Soap

This soap was inspired by my little girl. She loves to dress up in her tutu, ballerina shoes and dance.

Embedded in the soap is a cute toy ballerina. When the soap is all gone the child can have their toy! A great way to encourage children to wash their hands!

Scent is a delicious Strawberry Kiwi.

To add a little sparkle I add a body safe mica for sparkle.

Toy is NOT intended for Children under 3 years old.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Crayon Soap!

What a fun way for children to wash their hands! I don't know about all you moms, but I am always finding ways to encourage my children to wash their hands!

These would be great for Birthday Party favors! I can add the Birthday Child name or a Special message to the labels.

They are a great addition to a gift basket or embellishing a Birthday present!

They would be adorable gift for that special teacher! A special short message can be added to the label.

I am offering a price break for larger orders:
  • 10 or more: $1.75 each

  • 20 or more: $1.50 each

  • 50 or more: $1.25

I can customize colors and scents.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Loofah Love

Ever need a little extra scrubing? Ready to show off those feet in thoose cute little sandals you just bought?

Well the Loofah Love soap is perfect for that!
Embeded in the heart shaped soap is a natural loofah.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CGGE Glass contest

Not only do I LOVE soap but I LOVE glass! I am known as the Torch lady. :)

I decided to enter into the CGGE contest for April. Theme is Spring!
I could have done the normal spring flowers (I had created a tulip for this contest), but I decided to go with another idea.....a Frog!
They are born in the spring and to me a frog represents new life, new beginning, fresh start. All of this gives us....SPRING!

Please come a vote for you favorite piece! (I am known as AjJewelry)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gift baskets

I finally put my gift baskets together!! Just in time for Mother's day! The a stuffed full of wonderful goodies for you skin.

Each basket contains:
4 soaps (each one is different, shaving soaps, massage soaps, luxury soaps....)
2 washcloths (one regular size and one facial mini)
2 lip balms
1 milk bath

The total items are over a $25 value (closer to $30)

I just love how the baskets turned out! not only are the full of pampering items, but they come in a beautiful gift basket. I found these little purse like baskets, but they weren't so cute.... nope they had the foamy strange flower thingys on the front. Pretty tacky, however I could see that they had potential.... I love how each basket is lined with material (that it what caught my eye). I bought them and ripped the thingys off, added my own embellishments and as you can see, they are now beautiful!

There is a little room in each basket, you can add more items (soaps, tea baths, flower shower puffs, jewelry, etc....) to them if you would like. Since they are being shipped in a flat rate box, there is room for more items in the box....I will refund any shipping on the other items.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Laundry Soap Sale

For the rest of April my laundry soap is on sale!
Regular price $8.50 for 32 loads
Sale price $7.00 for 32 loads

I can fit 12 packages into the large flat rate box. $10.35 (Get your family/friends/neighbors to buy and share the cost of shipping!) If you need 12-please contact me via Etsy and I will set up a special listing for you.
I can fit 2 bags in the new $4.95 flat rate box! They are very packed in and the packages may be slightly flattened...but if you are like me it does not matter! I want to save all I can.

Natural Laundry soap

My Natural Laundry Soap is safe for your family & the environment.
One tablespoon cleans a super size load.!!!!(Very soiled clothes may take 2 tablespoons)
Here are some more reasons to use Natural Laundry Soap:
✻100% ALL natural ingredients
✻No Petroleum based cleaning agents
✻Completely biodegradable, so it's not harmful to plumbing, septic tanks, or the natural environment.
✻Works great in any temperature
✻You do not need to add fabric softeners- clothes are soft without it and smell wonderful! (I recommend not to, synthetic fabric softener leave behind a build up which reduces the water absorbency of textiles.)
✻Great for all skin types
✻Universal cleaner- You can use this to wash you dishes, floors and walls.

Laundry Tip:
If you have hard water or find that you do need to add a little fabric softener try Vinegar. Not only is it a cheap alternative to commercial fabric softener, but it is not harmful to the environment and your laundry will come out soft and cling-free.

Did You Know?
Commercial fabric softener builds up on your towels over time, making them less absorbent.

Adding 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle of your washing machine Vinegar works naturally to soften your laundry and has the added benefit of breaking down laundry detergent very effectively. This added benefit means less detergent sensitive allergies for families that struggle with sensitive skin. Don't be put off by the fragrance of vinegar. The odor disappears when vinegar dries. So go ahead and try a bottle of vinegar in place of your laundry softener.

Want to stretch out your natural soap? Get more for your money? Try turning your powder laundry soap to liquid laundry soap! It takes little work and practice, but once you have done it successfully, you will want to continue making it.

1 cup of my natural laundry soap
1 gallon of distilled water (16 c per gallon)
Large pot
Add 1 gallon of distilled water to large pot, mix in the 1 c soap. Do not use a wood spoon unless you are going to dedicate it to laundry soap making. Stainless steel is a better alternative. Heat water and soap mixture to almost boiling. DO NOT boil! It will foam right over the top of the pan. Heat until ALL of the soap is dissolved. Let cool to a warm temperature. Pour back into the distilled gallon. every few hours shake the container to mix the soap up. Let sit over night. You may see little lumps, this it normal and will work just fine in the washer. Shake the soap before each uses to mix the soap.
1/2 c per load= 32 loads per gallon and 64 loads per laundry soap bag!
You can double the loads for your money!

Friday, April 17, 2009

My little Plum tree

Last year for Mother's day my children gave me 3 fruit trees. This year they are blooming! I armed myself with my faithful 7 yr old camera and stepped out in the sunshine (about time!). A few clicks and I capture my plum trees little blossoms. These are just a few of what I took. I am thinking of making a set of cards and one of my Asian Plum soaps in a little gift basket for gifts.......

Asian Plum

~Asian Plum~A harmonious blend of Plum, Orchid, Daffodil, Jasmine, Musk and Vanilla
This is a fabulous scent. Hint of spice and sweetness. One of my personal favorites!
I love making layered soaps, however with using natural soap, it can be a little tricky. Sometimes the layers do not want to adhere together! I lucked out and it turn out great!!
Would be a great gift for a wonderful mom. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Where is Spring??

Normally I post about my soaps...but OMG! This morning I woke up and went outside to go to the Gym at 5am (yes crazy but so worth it!) and there was Snow...3 inches!
My poor tree that I have babied for the last 7 years was so covered that I have to take my broom hit some of the snow out. I was afraid that the weight of the snow would break the branches.
So this weekend we are to have warm weather again and be back into the high 60's and low 70's! Cold city here we come...... :(
I am going to spend my day making goats milk soap and linen spray. Drinking my HOT coffee and wishing for warmer weather!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Huge Clearance sale

For a short period of time all my items that are marked clearance are being offered at an additional 50% off the listed price. They have been already marked down more then 1/2 price!

I will refund via PayPal. I need to make room for my new products/line!

If you would like to pay by money order, go ahead and purchase and I will send you information on your total cost.

If purchasing more then one bar of soap. I will refund the shipping if it is more then $1.00 over the cost to ship.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

They are finally here! New flavors for lip balms....

As a lip balm connoisseur, I am always looking to add to my ever growing list of flavors..... 19 options!

Pina colada
Cherry Limeade
Ginger Peach
Chocolate Mint
Cherry Vanilla

Lavender Vanilla
Honey Bee
Coconut Lime ~Contains Lime
Grapefruit~ Contains Grapefruit EO
Citrus~ Contains Grapefruit, Orange and Lime EO
Natural ~hint of honey scent due to the natural beeswax
Peppermint ~contains Peppermint EO
Vanilla Orange
French Vanilla

My lip balms are not made from a purchased based. Instead I have developed a all natural base from scratch. It contains bees wax from local bee keepers. (Try to support my local community as much as possible), cocoa butter, shea butter, sweet almond oil, olive oil, vitamin E~all those skin/lip loving ingredients!

I had to revamp my labels, they are now waterproof! They are also husband was not very excited to carry around a "girly" lip balm. So we came up with a simple but classic look that should appeal to all. I need to retake my is a little "girly". :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wonderful Skin loving Goats milk and Shea Butter soaps

Wonderful Skin loving Goats milk and Shea Butter soaps! I LOVE goat’s milk soap!!!

My soap is made from goats milk, not the store stuff either…straight from a farm. I rebatch the goat’s milk soap and add all kinds of wonderful ingredients. It has a wonderful lather and is very gentle for all skin types. I have used this soap on my infants and highly recommend.. Now please remember that soap is soap and it does burn if it gets in your eyes.

It has a natural earthy/nutty scent to it. I use scents that blend with this scent. It natural color varies from a light tan to a medium brown. In the beginning I tried to add colors to my soap, well let’s just say they were not really pretty! So I now just work with its natural color, letting its natural beauty come through.

Here are the 3 new goat’s milk soaps in my shop.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Safe Team Contest Entry! Elements~ Natural Soap

Elements ~ Natural soap is entered into the Safe Teams Soap contest "Soaps from around the World" The country I selected for my entry theme is China.

I have always been fascinated by the colors in used by artist in China. Very vivid and without even studying their culture you get the feeling that color was and still is very important to their everyday life.

Traditional Chinese physics taught that the five elements are water, fire, wood, metal and earth. They correspond to black, red, blue-green, white and yellow, respectively. I used these colors, some are bold in the soap, while others blend and mingle; representing how the elements are intertwined and yet distinct.

The scent I selected is Asian Plum: A harmonious blend of Plum, Orchid, Daffodil, Jasmine, Musk and Vanilla

National emblem of China is the plum blossom. It is the only flower that blossoms in peak winter season. Even with the snow on the ground, it is the only flower in this season to survive. As a result, the flower has become the symbol of survival.


To vote and see other listings for the rest of the safe team please visit . Contest starts Tomorrow 3/31

Starlight Natural Soap

I just listed this beautiful soap.

I used a scent that reminds me of my childhood summer nights. We loved to star gaze~ looking for falling stars and satellites. The fresh smell of summer and earth lingering in the background. I opened the scent bottle and just fell in love with this scent. Great for both men and women.

The design of this soap was created by first curling soap (cutting very thin strips of soap that curl as you cut) layering the soap in your mold (I prefer loaf style~ cutting the soap shows off the curls). The last step is to pour the colored soap over the curls. If you pour to hot, the curls will melt and make a blurred effect.

The blue color I used did not turn out as dark as I was going for, however, as soap tends to surprise us sometime....It turned out very well.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Finally a name for this soap!

I needed a fabulous name for this soap...
Scent Bay Rum.
The name is........... Tuxedo!

Thanks for all the help!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Is it spring yet??

I love to garden and yes I am counting the days (55 days!) before I can plant my garden again! And this year, I get to enjoy my yard a lot more! My littlest is 1 1/2!

I will be getting very dirt hands from all my planting and tending to my garden! I hate garden gloves! I have to be able to feel what I am doing. So my solution for my dirty hands is the Garden soap!

It has Coffee and ground Apricot seeds to help remove the stubborn dirt from our hands. It is sent with orange and lemon grass. You can of course smell the coffee. Very fresh clean scent!
A must have for a gardener!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Coconut Lime

I LOVE this photo! Oh and the smell of this soap is so yummy! Makes your mouth water smelling it! Definitely one of my best sellers!

I really enjoy photographing my items I sell. Love to try to capture their beauty and uniqueness. I do worry sometimes that people will see my photos and when their items comes....minus all the background items I use, they are disappointed.... Hopefully they are revived when they use it! :)

I have been asked many times what photo program do I use, lighting equipment and my techniques. What I have is very simple.....
  • I have an older digital camera~ 7 yrs old I have it on a high resolution and a setting that allows close ups
  • I use a dinner plate for the white back ground or a card stock paper
  • Background items are items found in my house
  • as for lighting.....good old sun! Morning or later after noon are my favorite.
  • As for the black background, it is the angle you take the photo into the light. I have a darker sage green in a room and with the afternoon sunlight, it creates a black/dark background.
  • I use Picasa. I am able to add a little light, sharpen details and crop if needed. I always keep the colors true to my items.

Pretty simple....just takes a lot of photos to get the right ones. Sometimes I have to take up to 20 to get the right shot.

Spring Spectacular Boutique

Saturday, April 11, 2009
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott
10701 S. Holiday Park Drive
Sandy, Utah 84070

High quality vendors & crafters!
Raffle & door prizes!

Participating Retailers
a Bit of Color
My Shoe Shoppe
Bead for LifePurse Party, Inc.
Chic Boutique Jeans
Salt City Design
Close To My Heart
Elv Stitches
Smoky Pendants
Full Give
Tastefully Simple
Handmade Cards
The Cupcake Goddess
Lia SophiaTomboy Tools
ME!!----------------->Lily Pond Soaps <---------------ME!!
Tweedy Baby
Little Keepsakes
Tweedy Lane
My Daisy Diva
Usborn Books

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Exotic Natural Soap

I received my new supplies this week and I had ordered some new skin safe dyes. One was to be red and well as you can really did not turn out to be red! Still the soap came out very beautiful, but just not how I planned it.
It looks like exotic marble. I decided that by its appearance and the scent I used that "Exotic" would be its name.

An exotic, sensuous layering scent of Amber, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Patchouli. A great scent for both men and women. Also known as “Dragon’s Blood”

Listing is for 1 (one) bar and weighs approximately 5 oz.

This is scent is one of my favorites!

This is scent is one of my favorites!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Odd and Ends Soap Package Clearance

I have a several bars of soap left over from Fairs and Bouquets. I need to clear out the older ~but still wonderful soaps~ to make room for my new line coming out for spring and summer!

Odd and ends Soap Package is a collection of soaps that may have some imperfections. However they are great soaps at a very wonderful price.

~Value of about $12 or more!!!

The soap is individually wrapped and label. You will get 3 soaps that normally cost from $3.50 to $4.50. Each bar is 3.5 to 4oz.

Scent and types will be a surprise!

NOTE: Some maybe slightly damage, corner dent from handling in craft fairs or may have slight discoloration due to natural ingredients. Colors tend to bleed into each other after time, some colors more than others.

Allergy Warning: All soaps contain coconut oil.
Get them while they last!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Free give away!

I am currently being featured in a "Give Away" on I Never Grew Up blog!! Come check it out!

Many thanks Vanessa!

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Products

The cold dry weather has really been playing havoc on my skin! I decided to put my knowledge to use and create a facial scrub that does not dry out my skin or leaves it to oily.


Apricot Scrub

A perfect blend of Rose, Lavender and Sandalwood~very soft, romantic scent.

Leaves your skin soft and clean.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Just listed!

Lavender Fields Super Shea and Olive Oil

A soft, smooth scent of Lavender. I love this scent! I am a lavender nut and this one it right on! It is like walking through a field of lavender. The lavender buds I used are from my mother's garden. I have been dying to put them to use!

This is a great soap for the winter time. It is full of Shea Butter and Olive oil! Both are great on dry skin.

It is thought that Shea Butter protects skin against weather & aging.

It is said that Olive oil benefits are many and varied, for this reason people of the Mediterranean have been using it for thousands of years. Because of its emollient effect and nutrients olive oil softens, moisturizes, and conditions the skin.

Bars are about 5 oz

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