Monday, May 13, 2013

Playing Catch-up

With Mother's Day come and gone, all of my mother's day baskets that were ordered completed and sent out, as well as soap finishing it's cure, I feel I'm playing catch up. Or have been the past few weeks.

Tomorrow and Wednesday are my last finals for the year, and between soaping and personal life I havent had much time for education. Granted, my professors are amazing and understanding, and have been flexible enough with me to where I am still able to complete my assignments, though I still find myself spinning my tires.

The job hunt is going well at least - I interviewed for a job int he copy/print center of Office Depot, which seemed to go well enough, now just waiting to hear back from them, hopefully, by tomorrow.

I've also finished packaging a selection of soaps to take to several stores along Main Street in the next week, seeing if I can;t find some wholesale clients, or even dropping some off at the consignment store in the library (though their rate is kind of balls, if the items are more expensive -- learned the hard way from a slightly-more-than-half cut for one of my pricier handmade journals).

In terms of soapy news, however, I have cut the bars form my latest two batches: the peacock and the coffee soap!

As you can see -- I'm experimenting with outside pictures. Woo!

I entered into Bramble Berry's Instagram contest, #soapcrafting, using the following images. Let's keep our fingers crossed for these!

I'm also trying to find the time to be more health conscious - I wouldn't mind dropping a few pounds, and my OBGYN said it would help over the next few months anyhow, as I'm changing my prescription for birth controlf rom a pill tot he 3-month shots, and weight gain is common with it. My arms feel like limp noodles from all the reps I did in the apartment weight room -- yowza! We'll see how they feel tomorrow, as I need to make a special order cherry soap for a client's husband.

So how was your Mother's day?


  1. Beautiful soaps, Ashley! Love that peacock swirl. Best of luck with school, the job hunt, and getting some wholesale clients!

    1. Thanks, Jenny! Can't wait to see some more of your soap. :)

  2. Agree with Jenny, love the peacock soap, you did an amazing job with that. Your other soaps are fantastic too. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your job hunt and wholesale client search. I'm in the same boat, so I'll be cheering you on from the westcoast.

    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad I finally got the peacock swirl to work out, it's my favorite technique! Good luck with your searches as well, I'm still not sure where to begin!