Friday, February 18, 2011

The Happy, Hungry Honeybee

If you love flowers and gardening as much as I do, than you have to love the honeybees! Not only do they pollinate our plants and crops,and give us wonderful sweet tasty honey,  they also produce beautiful sweet smelling beeswax for our candles. It's the honey that I want to talk about today.


I love honey in my tea, on my pancakes and in my soap. Yes I said soap. I love to make my soap with honey.
In fact I make four different bars of soap using honey. Here they are.

The Bee's Knees
 The bottom layer of this wonderfully fragrant bar is pure goats mike soap. It is then topped with a clear layer of honey infused glycerin soap textured to look like a chunk of real honey comb. This bar has the clean scent of oatmeal, milk and honey.
Citrus Honey Bar

Honey has a long and romantic history - it is one of the oldest "ingredients" know to man. Honey helps the skin retain moisture and is one of the many reasons it's so beneficial in a facial bar. It is also antibacterial. I use local honey in this in this light, warm, sweet scented soap. Bee pollen has been added as a light exfoliant.
Honey Bee Bar
On this bar I have a clear layer of glycerin soap which has bee pollen in bedded. The bee pollen has been found to help people suffering from allergies.

Honeycomb Soap
This bar of soap is made with all kinds of wonderful things like honey and shea butter.The honeycomb bar also contains wonderful ,helpful bee pollen.

All of these great bars can be found at my Etsy shop.

Bee seeing you. Thanks for stopping by and have a honey sweet day!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow, Snow ......And YES MORE SNOW!

I think I have the mid winter blues. It's -18 degrees with a wind chill factor of -25! And when  I look out of my windows and all I see is snow.

Now I don't really hate snow. I believe it has a purpose. Like a dusting at Thanksgiving time so the hunters have good tracking. And what would Christmas be like with no snow?  But then that's it. No more snow.  I realize that many people love the snow for skiing and for snowmobiling.  But isn't that what we have Colorado and Vermont for?  I'm just kidding, but like I said, it is the dead of winter and I've got the blues.


Enough of my ramblings. Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Still Feeling The Love....

This is my first post ever and what better way to start my blogging ways than to talk about Wisconsin's love for our Green bay Packers!!
Superbowl Champs.
The pride of Green Bay!.
It's been three days since the The Green Bay packers won Superbowl 45 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the people in the great state of Wisconsin are still celebrating. What fun it's been!! Lead to victory by one of the nicest, kindest quarterbacks of all times. Aaron Rodgers. He just makes me smile.
Today the fans will welcome home the team and the Lombardy Trophy at Lambeau Field. The temperature in Green Bay is 2 degrees and they will be welcomed home by a sold out crowd! You have got to love that!

                                                                     So much for Packer Fever.

One of the reasons I wanted to start a blog in the first place was to talk about my little soap business. It's called the Soap Garden  and I have been working at it for about eight years now.  I sell handcrafted glycerin soaps.

       Because of my love of flowers and gardening I tend to use this as my inspiration for my soaps.

 Country Fresh Lilac

I am always coming up with new ideas and would like to share them on this site. I also have a shop on Etsy where I sell all of my products   .
Please stop by and check it out! If you are not familiar with Etsy, it's a wonderful site of high quality, handcrafted items. I'm sure you'll spend some time. There are so many talented artist's selling beautiful things.

Till next time,Thanks for stopping by.