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  1. cerelife

    Have Y'all Seen This??!!

    Apparently The Wooden Wick Co (now Makesy) is jumping hard into CP soaping supplies. I think what really cheeses my grits is that they keep repeating that their CP formula is safe to use after 48 hours. Well duh...so is everyone else's. The disregard for the quality of the soap we share or sell...
  2. cerelife

    Road Rage? Insurance Fraud Attempt? Who even does this stuff???

    First let me say that that I work in a busy hospital and I try to reduce stress outside of my job any way that I can! I have a 48 mile commute to work and I make it slightly longer by choosing to take 2-lane country roads rather than the highway. I prefer the beautiful scenery and less traffic...
  3. cerelife

    What is your biggest challenge making cp soap?

    I make individual batches slightly larger than the size @KiwiMoose mentioned and I mix the lye for each batch.I soap in my kitchen and one side of my sink will hold 4 lye pitchers while I use the other side for my soaping bucket. I make 4 batches of lye solution and while those are cooling down...
  4. cerelife

    Post your Gripe

    Just to clarify: I don't usually tip 20% for take-out. But we love this place and want them to stay in business! The (unintended) upside of this is that they know our preferences - spicy, with all the fish sauce (don't Americanize it for us!) - and they always give us huge portions. Like one...
  5. cerelife

    Post your Gripe

    @Catscankim here's a breath of fresh air about tipping! There's a little Asian restaurant about 2 blocks from my house that we get take-out from often. We've seen 3 generations of the family running this place and have experienced very broken English to heavily accented English to very fluent...
  6. cerelife

    I've Gone Down The Foiling Rabbit Hole!

    If you know me from prior posts over the years then you know I'm very particular about my packaging/branding/booth display. If you don't, then suffice it to say that I tend to be a little 'over the top' - I have a mini chandelier in my booth if that tells you anything. Per foiling...I switched...
  7. cerelife

    Ranting

    @maxine289 Me too!! My Minou is now 12 years old!! That little booger better live as long as me!!
  8. cerelife

    Trying spider silk

    Yeah, we have crazy spiders down south. Grove spiders, wood spiders, black widows, brown recluse spiders.My parents' house where I grew up was surrounded by 20 acres of woods and pasture and the wood spiders (I don't know any other name for them) were nightmare creatures. They were the size of...
  9. cerelife

    Ranting

    Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things (unless they are dogs of course)! This song says it all:
  10. cerelife

    25% off FO's at WSP

    Wow!! Did they reformulate Farmhouse Cider?? The usage rate used to be less than 1% and now it's 8%?
  11. cerelife

    Trying spider silk

    Interesting for sure! But I've gotta say that there is zero chance I'd buy anything that had spider silk as an ingredient. Not only am I terrified of spiders, but I can't help but think of partially digested flies in the their webs!
  12. cerelife

    Jelly Soap

    @tanishazulfiqar19 Yes, by working with smaller batches at a low/med heat in a double boiler with constant gentle stirring.
  13. cerelife

    Help with displaying my payment sign

    Ahhh, I reread your original post and now I understand that you have a piece of acrylic to which you intend to apply the cricut design for your sign. Somehow my brain went to "Wow...they have acrylic sheets for cricut now? Wonder how that works.." My original thoughts about the intricate design...
  14. cerelife

    Help with displaying my payment sign

    By metal frame at Lowes do you mean a solid piece of metal on which to put your cricut design? I have an older cricut (that I only bought to use for Mardi Gras throws) and I've only used vinyl, so I have no experience with acrylics. But the vinyl would be problematic with the intricacies of QR...
  15. cerelife

    a good set of scented soaps?

    Just to clarify - I'm not a fan of either BRV nor Lovespell. I was just sticking to what the OP mentioned without changing their list too much. I also adore Patchouli -but in moderation. Like @Catscankim said, it can very easily be overpowering! My favorite (and best-selling) perfume oil is a...
  16. cerelife

    a good set of scented soaps?

    I'm the opposite about Lavender. I use French and Bulgarian lavender in other products, but for soap they can be a little expensive so I use WSP 40/42. It smells very much like the lavender that I grow and is a good seller for me. I've yet to find a lavender FO that truly smells like fresh...
  17. cerelife

    a good set of scented soaps?

    Take this with a grain of salt. I live in a totally different area, so what sells for me may not sell for you and vice versa. FO 1. BRV 2. Pink Grapefruit (WSP) 3. Tobacco and Bay Leaf EO 1. Rosemary Peppermint 2. Tea Tree and Eucalyptus 3. Lavender
  18. cerelife

    Unusual fragrances

    Oh, and @dibbles I wear MK Baccarat Rouge 540 daily. It's such a beautiful complex scent and I've not seen another FO supplier offer it. So yep, that alone is unique. I also saw in Zany's thread on Scent Memory the mention of a White Shoulders dupe. Holy cannoli, I forgot this perfume existed...
  19. cerelife

    Unusual fragrances

    I'm in love with NS Cinnamon Supreme! It smells exactly like the spice - not cinnamon candy or those cinnamon brooms - just the actual spice. It behaves well and sticks like a dream. Some other scents that I love that are unlike the usual fare are: FB Weather Vane FB Citrus Tree - my husband...
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