Sunday, December 30, 2012

Let it snow!

The weather outside is frightful.... It actually is not bad. Especially when we are properly dressed for it. Christmas Day we received a wonderful gift of snow. Today another gift of snow. I have a feeling we will be unwrapping the gift of snow until at least March. I've been in TN for the past 6 years and enjoyed the very light snow. Yet I grew up & attended college in Michigan so I know snow & ice. Yes Let it snow, let it snow!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A wonderful snowy 1st Christmas in Maine

Wow! This is probably the first time I did not hope for snow and it came anyway. Oh how beautiful it is. It truly made our 1st Christmas here in Maine special. My hubby showered the whole family with special gifts including a meaty bone for our furry friend. We prepared tasty dishes from the Food Network's Christmas issue. We sat down by candle light and Christmas music to feast. The children finished the evening gaming and texting. My hubby and I played a game of cribbage on his new board. Since he is such a awesome teacher, I won the 1st match. Merry Christmas babe! Thankyou Lord for your son's Amazing birth and because of Him everyday is a gift to celebrate!

Monday, December 3, 2012

My 1st scented soap bar!!!!

Today I prepared my 4th batch of soap using the Hot Process method and a basic recipe of olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil. I also added lavender essential oil & lavender buds for texture. The soap actually traced. It looked exactly like vanilla pudding. I enjoyed the whole process but I took special delight in pouring my lovely batch into my perfect soap mold that my husband handmade for me. I had another A-Maine-zing day!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My 1st wooden mold

I am to excited. My precious husband spent all Saturday working on my 1st wooden soap mold. He did a A-Maine- zing job. Thanks babe!