Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kirsty Mitchell

 I just absolutely love Kirsty Mitchell's pictures. She comes up with the most amazing scenes.

Baby Shower Decorations

 My sister and I have been working on my younger sister's baby shower. I saw this cute shower idea on Pinterest and I decided to give it a try. I bought  wooden letters at Joann's and hot glued pink yarn to them. I especially like the little hat that I added to the G.

The cute invitation that my sister made for the shower.

My goat milk marbled soap infused with gold mica will be one of the prizes for the games.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cookie Dough Dip

 A friend of mine posted this link on Facebook. I love sweet things so I always get excited when I find a recipe that is both sweet and healthy. I am going to try this recipe as soon as possible.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Today is the day that the winner of my bath bomb cupcake and soap torte are chosen. I assigned everyone who entered a number then wrote them down and randomly drew one out of a hat.. The winner is LIZ! I hope you enjoy my homemade products! Thanks to everyone who entered and check back for more awesome giveaways!

My host students Luke and Lisa with my husband and I.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Soaps

Shea Butter French Macaron Soap
I have been working hard on my soap business. I now have French macaron and coffee bean soap. I also have an acne fighting bar that contains sandalwood and seaweed powder along with organic ylang ylang and tea tree essential oils.
Buy them here

Shea Butter Coffee Essential Oil Soap

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sneak Peek of Red Riding Hood Shoot

After hiking a mile to see Laurel Falls we took some shots for the red riding hood shoot. It is still not complete. I want to take some back home but these turned out really good. There are more pictures here

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Break

Gorgeous stream in Tennessee.
We stopped at Fiery Gizzard Trail on our way to Gatlinburg. We ended up hiking over a mile along this stream that was just amazing. The air was so crisp and clean. The path was a little scary because it was so steep and narrow. Plus it was misting so it was wet and slippery. It took us a couple of hours too walk the trail and me taking pictures every two feet didn't help our time any. I just love nature walks and this was probably the most beautiful one I had been on. I was so excited to walk along something so stunning.

I noticed these cool lichens growing on this tree.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cupcake Bath Bomb Tutorial??

Should I make a tutorial on how to make these cute cupcake bath bombs?? Don't forget you could win one of these. Just go to the blog giveaway and leave a comment and follow me..

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bath Bomb And Soap Torte Giveaway

I think it is about time I have a giveaway on my blog. As some of you may know I have begun to make various bath products in my search for a job that I enjoy. I will give away two of my favorite items that I make right now. The first being my adorable bath bomb cupcake and the second my soap torte. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment and follow my blog. Help me get the word out by tweeting or putting this up on any social site so your friends can enter.
I will only ship to the US. Sorry everyone else. I will try to have a giveaway just for International people in the future. Enter by midnight of March 18th. I will randomly pick someone on March 19th.
Bath bomb cupcake made with almond oil. The top can be used as a sugar scrub.

Soap torte with jojoba beads.

Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake

I am not a vegan but I like to cook/bake recipes that are vegetarian or vegan. This chocolate cake by Joy the Baker is really easy. My only complaint is it was not fudgey enough for me. I am going to experiment and see if I can't find or come up with a cake that is very moist and fudgey like.

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm coffee
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
small handful of chocolate chunks and/or cocoa nibs (optional)

Place rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9-inch bundt pan with vegetable shortening and dust with cocoa powder.  Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  In a medium bowl, whisk together coffee, oil, and vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients, all at once to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chunks and cocoa nibs, if using.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.  The batter will be relatively thick.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Homemade Bath Products

Bath Bomb Cupcakes
I have been working on making my own soaps, lotions, bath scrubs, and bath bombs. It is a lot of trial and error. I have been selling them for $1 to friends and family members.. I am getting better at making everything I just need to venture out and see if any boutiques in my area would like to sell any of my products. I need to work on my packaging and a name for my business. I want something that sounds luxurious. 

Shea butter soap