Thursday, May 17, 2012

Long Weekend

So the long weekend is upon us and me and my SO were thinking of going camping.  I've never successfully went camping May long and thought we'd give it a go.  In case you don't know, I live in Manitoba Canada and it is usually pretty cold for May long.  This year (and last year too) have been very strange weather wise and this winter we barely had any snow! This is very uncommon, we usually have 3-5 feet all winter.  We could have mowed our lawn in January.  So this weekend is going to be hot (+25c, well not really hot, but my kind of weather) and humid.  Humidity = thunderstorms = not a great time to camp.  So I think our camping trip is off for this weekend.  There's always next weekend.
The cancellation of our camping trip didn't upset me all that much, since now I have 4 whole days for soaping!
I've recently discovered Amy Warden's blog.  Amy, where have you been all my life?! She is an inspiration to all us soapers.  I especially like her Weekly Soap Challenges.  And since I'm late to the game (I think they're on Week 9) I'm starting from square one.  I've already tried a lot of the techniques and bars that she presents in the challenge but I'm going to do them all, from week 1.  (I especially excited for doing a batch with some coconut milk I've been holding on to for a while).  I'll be updating you all on my progress through her soap challenges.  I'm pretty pumped!
So if you've been reading my blog, you'll notice that it's been neglected for a while.  I promise to be more active in my blogging.  I spend so much time reading other soapy blogs that I figured I might as well contribute as well.
If you read my blog from a couple days ago you'll know that I did my first hanger swirl.  I was pretty happy with how it turned out, not totally ecstatic or anything, but happy none the less.  Perhaps it's the colours I chose, but I was using Blood Orange scent, so red and orange seemed like a given.  I cut the bars last night when I got home from work (it is the WORST having to wait a whole 24 hours to cut, you other soapers know what I mean).  Here's the finished bar.
Happy Soaping!


  1. Hi there from a new follower who is also having a late start with Amy's challenges.

    1. I'm following you too! Glad I found your blog, it has kept me occupied today while I'm supposed to be working. Haha.