Consider this one of those crazy, 4 a.m. early bird specials…
No, not really. Don’t want to be pushy about my store so please forgive – I am just a little excited about this whole Etsy thing and wanted to share with you what I did today. These goodies should be “on the shelves” by tomorrow evening. Even if they just sit there – it’s been feeling pretty good to get some creativity out of my system between the Christmas decorating, Sweet Thing’s birthday dress challenge (posts coming on each) and this silly little online store …

Two of the three stretched canvas Marie Antoinette creations. I don’t know how I will part with the big one!

And in the “Bain par Main” department tomorrow I will be adding Shea Butter with Organic Clove Oil to the soap inventory. Oh my, very Christmasy. I also made Lemongrass Sugar Scrub (Oh my goodness!) and Brown Sugar scrub with Almond Oil, Clove Oil, Vanilla and…teeny, tiny gold glitter.
I could not resist!
I could hardly sleep last night the idea steam was pouring from my ears. For all you lovely ladies who ordered soap in the last week, it shipped today. I wanted to make a new batch of the bar that everyone ordered. It came out perfect and will be worth your wait.

Now, tomorrow I really need to fold that mountain of laundry in the guest bedroom and stay far away from giant chunks of glycerin and anything that resembles a paint brush…
Ya right.
BTW – If I have not mentioned it in awhile, for someone who’s brian never quits, this blog is such a special outlet for me and you lovely ladies who read & comment … well, it may sound silly but it really warms my heart.
Merci a vous.


  1. Bonnie ~ Love Your Place

    You made all that? Wow! The Marie Antoinette pictures are so beautiful! The soap looks so luxurious and sounds good enough to eat too! I’m trying to see the wrapper… it looks pretty. Congratulations on your etsy store!

    I feel the same way as you do about connecting with other creative bloggers. It means so much to me and warms my heart too.

  2. Bonjour Madame


    The Marie canvases are absolutely beautiful! I love them. You are so talented!

  3. Teri

    I love your Marie pictures… so beautiful.

    I was cruising around your blog today (while I should be online Christmas shopping) and I read and read your posts on B.O. WOW girl, you are articulate for sure!

    As the healthcare package gets closer to passing, I am shocked and depressed beyond measure. Just had to share.


  4. Honorablyfallen

    ooooOO! the big canvas is gorgeous! * runs off to the shop* ~Sarahlynn

  5. Anne Marie

    if ever we live close, our shop would be great…….maybe when we retire eh? into the hills of France…

    the snow is SO dreamy today! and my head is exploding with all these great ideas too….it’s so refreshing to have such beauty outside after all the ‘brown’

  6. Destiny

    Thank you for your sweet comment and good luck to you throughout the rest of your pregnancy! I only have one little girl, but the day she was born was the best day of my life…and ofcourse, it got better once she started sleeping 🙂
    Merry (early) Christmas to you as well and many blessings to you! ~Destiny

  7. My Grama's Soul

    You have the loveliest bolg. I just love stopping by.

    And that Marie A. picture is TOO beautiful.

    Blessings to you,


  8. A Big Bowl Of Cherries

    I completely understand your excitement. I make soaps and sell vintage items on Etsy also and it’s wonderful to share your new creations and finds with people that ‘get’ why you’re so giddy about them! Nothing is worse than sharing your glee with someone that looks at you like you’re from mars and says “huh?”
    You have beutiful pictures, too btw 🙂

  9. cityfarmer

    your inspiration is infect-ing me .. I’m a so proud of your talents

  10. Counting Your Blessings

    I love “idea steam”!! It’s unfortunate that we can’t bottle it up and save it for the dry spells. lol!

    I’m off to get some inspiration from a few more posts before I leave. Thanks for a beautiful spot to rest this afternoon.

    Blessings… Polly

  11. sissie

    Oh my goodness, I am going straight to your store and see about those soaps and the way they are wrapped…..delicious!
    Your blog is so sweet. I was over at Shellagh’s blog and saw your post, so here I am. I am going to follow you so I can see what’s happening.
    Come see me too, I’d love to have you.

  12. Jenn@Spejory

    I love the pictures!!! The soaps look too pretty to use. It’s been too long since I’ve been by and I feel like I missed so much! Congratulations on opening the store. Still waiting for you to write that decorating book!


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