Princess Fairy Tale Party Favors

Hello friends,

I have a special request for party favors for a special 5 year old's birthday party - Fairy Tale Princess Soaps.  So cute!

Castles, Carriages, Princess Crowns, Hearts and Gemstones.




I can make any custom colors, scents and combinations -
 just ask, no extra charge.







I have many other styles that are very popular for events, weddings, showers, parties, corporate events etc.  You can see them here:



Thanks for visiting,

Bonnie

Best customers EVER!



Hello friends,


I got this pic in an email from one of my long time local customers needing a custom order. I think I have the best customers EVER-love ya Gen. Fear not girl, 6 bars of Oatmeal Honey Goat Milk Soap to the rescue! You can pick it up at the store any time, I left it with the cashier. Enjoy.






PS for those not local, this our famous national historical landmark - the Horseshoe Curve, Altoona railroad town's claim to fame. If this were a real bat signal, I could see it right over my home!

Thanks for visiting,

Bonnie


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Oatmeal Almond Honey Goat Milk


Lavender!




Hello friends,

“The blue hues of lavender inspire a poet’s voice, an artist’s hand and a gardener’s eye…”











It is lavender time. This beloved herb abounds in my garden, its sweet, spicy, herbal aroma wafting through the air. Lavender invites the honey bees to partake of its nectar and begs to be harvested.



I find the lavender to be one of my favorite herbs. It thrives with little care; whatever sun and rain nature provides is always perfect. Cultivation is so simple, cut it back in the fall and wait for the new spring growth. Thanks to the volunteer sprouts, each year I am rewarded with an ever expanding lavender bed surrounding the boulders and bench at the garden gateway. Even after the blooms are spent, the remaining gray green foliage still provides the distinctive fragrance. 



Early June when the pretty dusty purple heads open to near full bloom, the herb is ready to be gleaned. Gathered bouquets are tied with simple garden twine as their aroma reels from the rafters where they are hung for natural drying and winter floral displays. Some of the buds will be dried for use in my sachet products. 




Amber and cobalt glass jars and jugs offer a host of infusions concocted for balms, soaps and lotions. Wands will be woven into Victorian inspired delights to adorn a lady’s boudoir.





Queen Victoria would order the maid servants to launder the bed linens and stretch them across the hedgerows of lavender to capture the enticing scent. That intoxicating fragrance is recalled in my pure lavender sleep pillows. Simply store them under your bed pillow. When you turn down the bed at night, flip the pillow and allow the calming lavender to lull you to a placid dream world. 




Add a little fresh or dried lavender to your lemonade…sit, sip and enjoy a summer evening with family and friends.





Oh, the joys of Lady Lavender!







Thanks for visiting,

Bonnie










May wildflowers, so pretty!

Hello friends,

The wild flowers surrounding my home and at the farm are spectacular this week!

Delicate pink wild roses cascading at the edges of the woods in my yard, with stunning honey locust trees in full bloom, wild phlox with their amazing purples fill every river bank and meadow contrasted with bright sunny buttercups...










Revel in the beauty of May!

Thanks for visiting,

Bonnie

What's your superpower?

Hello friends,

A little fun for my fellow soapsmiths!


Thanks for visiting,

Bonnie