Thursday, July 31, 2008

Look At All The Pretty Soaps!!!

Today I went to my friend Lynn's house. She showed me how to make some diffrent types of soaps. We made 4 diffrent kinds today. It was alot of fun since she had lots of EO and FO and colors. Plus I learned some things I didn't know.

The brownish soap is pumkin spice and it smells really good! The blue one I made for Shane. I chose sea shore for the scent since it was stronger and he likes strong smells. When he smelled it he said he really liked it.

This was colored pink, but turned into a light orange and is scented with warm vanilla and sugar.

This one is my favorite!!! It is oatmeal, milk, and honey. I just wanna eat it, it smells so good. And I love the oatmeal in it. I can't wait to try it.

Thanks again Lynn for taking the time to do this with me. I really appreciate it!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Soap Batch

Ok, the soap looks a little funky, but it came out great! I am VERY happy with it. I used my own recipe..which really isn't that But I used Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil, and I used just a touch of tangerine EO. The smell came out great with just a hint of tangerine. The soap itself, without the tangerine, has a good smell as well.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Shane's Score


As a 1930s husband, I am
Very Superior

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Soap Failure

Here is my orange soap out of the mold. We tried to cut it, but it kept flaking and was very crumbley. My good friend Lynne (who has been making soap for years) said we probably added to much lye. Which is probably what happened since we didnt' have a good scale and was measureing it incorrectly. So today I tried to rebatch it, but that didn't happen either.

I cut and crumbled my soap up and put it into my pot. Then I added some whole milk and put it in the oven on 150. I stirred it every 15 minutes. But after 4 hours it still was not completely melted so Shane said I should try the microwave method. Needless to say it got burned in there. Not sure if because the soap just sucked all around or if maybe because I did half in the oven and half in the microwave. Anyways, when I was filling up my pot with water to wash it, it filled up nice and high with bubbles from the left over soap in the pot. I cleaned the pot completley with that soap and it washed up really good. It left my hands feeling soft and the tangerine smelled really good. Off to try my next batch...

Friday, July 25, 2008

We Made Soap!

Tonight Shane and I made soap for the first time. We used this recipe. It's a pretty simple and basic recipe. Except we added orange crayons for coloring and tangerine EO for the scent.

Measuring out the lye.
Melting the Crisco.

The lye mixture

Melting the crayons

The melted Crisco

Mixing the crayons with the Crisco.

Pouring into the soap mold.

1930's Spouse...


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

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I scored a 97..a little high I think. Let me know what your score is!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I Made Butter!

Well, today I decided to try my hand at making butter. I used this tutorial to show me how. I had alot of fun and it was sooooo cool to see the process happen.

I used 64 fluid ozs of heavy whipping cream.
Here's the cream coming to room temperature
Thankfully I have an automatic whisk that I was able to use to make the butter.

Here it is becoming more stiff

Here it is turning to butter and separating from the buttermilk.

I got about 1 quart of buttermilk from it. Which homemade buttermilk tastes pretty darn good.

Here it is while I'm still trying to get all the buttermilk out.

Here I am rinsing the butter with water to completely clean out the buttermilk. I probably rinsed and stirred it 15-20 times. I wanted to make sure it was really clean :D

Here I'm trying to get all of the water out. (this was the part I hated the most)

Here it is all finished. The butter in my tupperware is in my refrigerator waiting to be used. And the two wrapped up are in my freezer.

It tastes really good!!!

Peach Crisp

Today I made some peach crisp with some fresh peaches my mommy brought me. We had sooooo many I needed to do something with them before they went bad.

Using my fresh ground pastry flour :D

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

First Cart Cover Attempt

Here is my first cart cover. I looked at some pics and just kinda "winged" it. I think I made the leg openings to big. This cover is being demonstrated on a Food Lion cart. But I think the Walmart carts are alot "deeper" than this one. So we'll have to see. This is the first time Jhet has ever sat in a cart. To bad we only came to get the pictures and didn't actually "use" the I also wanted this so we would have a cover for the highchairs when we go out to eat.

I still have to add the seat belt to this which will be happening with in the next month or so.

The contrasting fabric on the other side of this is green.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Laudry Detergent

Finally!!!!! I made my laundry detergent. I tried it on my laundry and it came out great. Hopefully soon I can use homemade soap to make this. Thanks Gloria for the tutorial!


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Girly Skull

Here is a girly skull diaper I made for my niece. Christi was kind enough to donate the PUL and put the snaps on it for me :)

All Finished

Here it is all finished