Thursday, June 23, 2011

To cut down or not?

Above is the never ending baby trees coming up around the big tree

The other two trees.

So I have been at my new house almost a year now. Slowly working on getting the yard fixed up a little at a time. I have been planting things including 2 new trees, flowers, herbs, tomato plants.

But I have a small issue I am trying figure out what to do about. I happen to have 3 trees that are driving me crazy. I have no idea what kind of tree they are but they put off so many baby trees it turns the place into the jungle.

You have to pull them out before they get too big or you have to dig them out. Not long after taking them all out there were tons of new ones coming up. It is a never ending battle. They are even showing up in the yard of the neighbor who lives across the street. I am sure they aren't happy either!

They must be a pretty hardy tree type cause it has only rained 1 time here so far this year so they aren't getting water, yet they still grow.

So I am starting to decide if I should cut them down and start some nice new trees in their place. 2 of them don't really provide direct shade but the 3rd one(that does most of the baby trees) does provide some shade on the sunny side of my house.

I hate to cut down trees but I can't seem to win. What would you do?

Monday, June 20, 2011

new soap! Rise and Shine

New soap!
Rise and Shine which has fresh orange notes, with additional notes of Apple, Grapefruit, Peach and Strawberry with just a touch of Loganberry.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

cut pictures of lychee red tea and another new soap

Above is Lychee Red Tea

Beneath the Stars

Cut Pictures of the new soaps!!
The colors mellowed out on the Lychee Red Tea but I am totally digging this color combo.

I also soaped Beneath the Stars again. This one has been all sorts of colors and even has had a name change in the past. I put it on the shelf and didn't make a new batch for about a year now. I decided to try new colors yet again with this one. Ended up with yellow, orange and black. I still need to cut back on the black more. I do love black!

Considering a name change again for the Beneath the Stars, last new name for it was Gnome Candy Garden.

Beneath the Stars is a blend of grape, peach, citrus, plum, rose and musk.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

new soap! Lychee Red Tea

Well I have made this in glycerin and it is a scent I really like but as part of my trying to change most of my glycerin soaps over to CP this was next on the list.

I had so much fun cause I have just been doing restocking so I haven't gotten to play with new colors for awhile now. I got in a new brick red color and decided to try out a new color combo of blue, yellow, white(inside), black and brick red. Sure can't wait to cut this one!

I did just read this scent is going to be discontinued, which I of course didn't notice till I already placed my order which just arrived 2 days ago. I will have to see how it comes out and decide if I need to order some more before it is gone.

I will try and post cut pictures later tonight or tomorrow.

Monday, June 6, 2011

back from the chili cook off craft show

First show testing out my new qr code sign. See below if you want to scan it yourself with a smart phone. This craft show was an older crowd so only one person scanned it. She was pretty impressed that is brought up all the info about my company and no I didn't tell her to scan it she just pulled out her phone and did it.

This was a rare indoor show in the fire department as it was a fund raiser for the Howard volunteer fire department.

Saturday was green chili day. Can't say I am a green chili fan but the one I thought tasted the best got 3rd place.

Sunday was red chili day which I like way more. I picked DD and that was the one the judges picked as the winner so I guess I was better at guessing the red chili winner.

So I am a sucker for gem stones and rocks. Two of my best vacations have been when I went to Nevada and spent 8 hours a day digging for black fire opals. That is my idea of a great vacation by the way! Anyway I saw this rock on a vendors table and I had to have it I love pretty glittery things. :)

Show went ok not sure I will do it next year. I think I am going to do a new plan next year where I drop off some of the smaller shows like this one and save the money to get in the really big shows instead.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I am rusty at making camera soaps

Above how it should look.

this one is not so good

So I have an order in for camera soaps and let's just say I haven't made one for awhile and it shows! First picture is what it should look like and the bottom picture is what I made last night. Ya this one will be a redo! I have gotten out of practice painting with glycerin soap it seems.

This weekend I will be at the Howard Chili cook off, seems like it will be a rare indoor show. First time doing this show. I am trying out some new ones this year.
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