Friday, April 26, 2013

Merging Merging Merging...and a bittersweet semi-retirement

I made a difficult decision today.  I am sort of retiring the soap blog.  But not really.  You see, there are three things in this world I love doing more than anything else:

1.  Trying new soaps
2.  Cooking
3.  Knitting

There are others, like traveling, going to the spa, cuddling with my pups, seeing friends, and the like.  I'm not even mentioning life and times with The CEO (as we know he is the light of my life in general and would start as number one on any list).

And I haven't been blogging.  I have been soaping, cooking, and knitting but not blogging about it.  And when I started to think about writing about knitting, which I really want to do sometimes, I thought "enough Erin."

And that's when I had the idea to merge everything into one.  So from now on, you'll hear about all of my adventures.  There will be lots of soap, tons of food, and heaps of yummy yummy yarn.

I might even climb on my soap box occasionally.

So please hang in there and point your browser to where the fun times will continue!

See you soon (and hopefully more often).

~ EK

Friday, January 4, 2013

Something I Bought Just for Me

Well, I suppose I buy tons of things just for me...but last night I got an email newsletter from one of my favorite Etsy Stores: For Strange Women.  I love this shop and have gazed longingly at Jill (from the shop's) amazing creations.  I've read her blog, I absorb her newsletters, I like the stuff so much I liked her on Facebook.  I don't do this often as I like to see what my friends are saying as opposed to business, but she keeps it reasonable and refreshing.

For the birthday of one of The CEO's family members, I got her a fragrance locket and loved it so much.  I was also incredibly impressed with Jill's flexibility and kindness.  I found her customer service to be impeccable.  And that's saying something with the recent decline in this on Etsy.

But I never bought anything for myself, until now.  Last night's newsletter announced the sale (or reminded those more in the know than me) of her Lunar Amulet.  Each month, a new artisan perfume comes for my amulet (which I also get as a part of this deal).  Jill blogs about the scents and I looked back and last year's.  They are thoughtful and like a small, scented piece of her life.  As all of you know, having this insight into the life of a creator is such a huge draw for homemade goods for me. 

So, I agonized over the price until my boyfriend offered to buy it for me (usually a sure sign he can tell I really want it and I am being silly).  So I bought it myself.  And I intend to tell you all about it.

Further, I realized that I am now receiving each month the Glossybox, Ipsy, Birchbox, and sometimes even bonus boxes from Influenster.  I should tell you about what I get.  It isn't handmade, so will be a bit of a departure.  And I promise to only tell you about the stuff I am loving. 

And I will, OF COURSE, be reviewing all of those new soaps. 

Happy New Year, all!