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I've not been feeling well this past week. In fact, I'm having surgery for Cervical Stenosis on Tuesday, 31 January. Quite frankly, the pain is on the verge of being a bit too much for me. It's difficult for me to function with the accompanying pain and numbness, and if I take something that alleviates it, it becomes difficult for me to function because of the strong medication.   All of that is to say that I don't have any new product pics to share with you.   I do, however, have pics of previous products to share. While none of these...

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In The Kitchen

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In The Kitchen

I've been busy in the soap kitchen! Which, I’m sad to say is my actual kitchen. I'd love to have a dedicated soap studio. Hopefully within the next year.   But, I digress …   TES got an early Christmas present. Bed Bath and Beyond had some of their KitchenAid stand mixers on clearance, so I bought one. I've wanted one for ages, but the professional series carries with it a hefty price tag. So, I've been making do with a $40 Sunbeam stand mixer. It's not a bad little piece of equipment, but the bowl is kind of small and its power...

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Handcrafted vs. Handmade

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Handcrafted vs. Handmade

Handmade? Handcrafted? What’s the difference? Of course, every maker will have their own ideas about what these two words mean. Let me tell you what I’m saying when I use these terms. When I say that something is handcrafted, that means that I am using a commercially available base product, and then adding my own personal touches to make it something unique. For example, if I am selling a handcrafted soap, that means that I am using a melt-and-pour glycerin soap base. From there, I choose what color and scent to add, what other additives to add, and what mold...

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