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  1. Aug 8, 2018 #7901

    amd

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    IMG_20180808_124318_102.jpeg My impatience to see how this soap turned out shows. I went home over lunch and cut it. Pictures do not show the true ugliness. Despite being in the fridge it burned badly. Not all of the buttermilk powder incorporated so there a brown chunks of burned powder. This soap brings me no joy so I binned it. Not even saving it for my own use. Lesson learned. Next go around will not have stearic acid, and just to be safe I will make a buttermilk slurry before adding to oils. I've used straight powder several times without chunk issues so I'm sure the fact that it seized within 10 seconds was the cause of the powder chunks. Feeling justified to have ice cream, chips and Oreos for lunch. I'll pay for that later too when my stomach complains.
     
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  2. Aug 9, 2018 #7902

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  3. Aug 9, 2018 #7903

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    Back to work tomorrow but today I made two batches of shower steamers and a batch of Lemongrass and Ginger Bubble Scoops. I should have made soap but I have two orders coming in, one with colorants and one with fragrance oils and I have plans for some of those so I'm content to wait until next week (I'm off all week).
     
  4. Aug 9, 2018 #7904

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    Sending prayers for everyone. <3
     
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  5. Aug 9, 2018 #7905

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    Cut and cleaned yesterday’s soap. I mean, i wanted the white to be whiter, the purple to be purpler? XD and a pretty swirl, but considering i am just learning how much TD to use and how much mica and the FO did not play nice, I am satisfied. Is not horrible, is usable and smells nice. IMG_9380.jpg
     
  6. Aug 9, 2018 #7906

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    I am so sorry to hear about your cousin and will keep all of you including her girls in my prayers. It is such a hard age to lose their mother, and will take the whole family to get them through it.

    You should know better than to make soap when the head is not into it :p
     
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  7. Aug 9, 2018 #7907

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    I packed orders today. I usually enjoy it but not today for some reason. I stretched it out over 3 hours because I kept taking breaks. Long week at work I guess.
     
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  8. Aug 9, 2018 #7908

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    What a few days you have had.
    You deserve the oreos and maybe a scotch after dinner. :)
    Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
     
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  9. Aug 9, 2018 #7909

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    Still getting things organized for my 2 day show this weekend. I'm more overwhelmed than usual for some reason. Thought I was prepared but not so much.

    amd: keeping you and your family in my prayers. Remember to take care of you too...
     
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  10. Aug 9, 2018 #7910

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    Did a new show yesterday but the rain and looming clouds I think made less turnout :(
    I just made what the fee was. But gave a bunch of samples to some college girls who were out for a run so no money. They said they will be back with their "Roomies". So it is promising.
    I had several ask if I would be there next week, I said yes so I am committed for now. $30 fee is a bit high for here but it is in the City so I am hopeful and College will be filling up any day now.
    Today I plan on cranking out another 4 batches and maybe a bunch of Salt bars too.
     
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  11. Aug 9, 2018 #7911

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    [QUOTE="amd, post: 712562, member: 19465"

    Update on my cousin: my aunt called last night. They were enroute to the hospital. Jen's boyfriend came home from work and found her unresponsive. Status this morning is that she is in a coma (my mom didn't know if it was medically induced or a natural state). I am praying that she stays that way until the end. Sounds cruel to say that, but it would bring peace to our family to not see her in pain and suffering. Please keep my cousin's girls (ages 17, 16, and 15) in your prayers. I can't imagine going through life without my mom and they are losing theirs at a hard time in their life.[/QUOTE]

    I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. I lost my mom at 12 so I know those girls will need lots of prayer. ((((((((hugs))))))))
     
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  12. Aug 9, 2018 #7912

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    Praying for your family Sugar.
    I've been doing a lot of planning soap bar sets. I have a million ideas and a lot of time at work (I'm standing outside of the H.R. Office now killing time while I wait to ask a question). I have so much time that I'm almost tempted to bring in my colored pencils so I can illustrate my ideas for future use. I jokingly say that "if I'm needed, I'll be in my corner coloring!" It's starting to sound like a good idea lol.
     
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  13. Aug 9, 2018 #7913

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    Those are so pretty! Very nice!
     
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    IMG_3579.JPG Well, finished my soap shack (for the most part minus curtains and whatnot ) :) currently sharing with the pantry but it works and has a lot of light. Waiting for my chair to arrive so that I can work at the table on longer projects. I'm beyond thrilled about the height adjustable table so that I can finally soap at my height and not the tall person kitchen counters I have:) my shoulders and elbows are thanking me lol. I'll finally get to soap this weekend
     
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    Worked on caning with new soap recipe. I felt as if I was watching paint dry. This one works great when trying to cane but will do a few adjustment. I was able to get it to work, somewhat.
     
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    Ok, I got all the pots washed from last soaping day, cut some dividers for a mold. Then went to drop off eggs to someone and sat chatting for 3 hours ! :eek: I loved it, I have no friends... need more friends
     
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  17. Aug 10, 2018 #7917

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    There's a soapcon?!!
     
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    I've spent the last hour or so (lost track of time, tbh) creating an inventory sheet of everything that's coming to Sunday's market, as well as making a to do list of items that need wrapping and labelling, checking to see if everything is correct in Square, and more. I think I'll even have time tomorrow and Saturday to make a few more bubble scoops and maybe a test batch of bath bombs, just to see if they'll sell.

    In doing the inventory, I now also know which soaps I need to make more of. The two glaring ones kind of surprised me (though I'm not sure why).
     
  19. Aug 10, 2018 #7919

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    Just finished getting pretty much everything together for this weekends show. A little perplexed when I opened my cash box and my card reader and card swipers are all missing. Thank goodness I had an extra swiper or I’d be up a creek without a paddle. I’ve looked everywhere for my reader. I always keep it in my cash box.
     
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    That sounds like something I would do. Mine lives in my cash box, too. I hope you find them.
     

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