Soap, Peppers and Homemade Living....


This week Jay is off work on vacation.  I know typically you take vacation to, well, go on vacation but he took vacation to help me.  Isn't that sweet?  We have been so busy I'm literally ready to fall asleep and I have more to do tonight.

I planned on doing a "three" post on Tuesday.  That didn't happen.  I planned on doing a homemade living type of post today.  That didn't happen.  I planned on posting a recipe on Monday.  That didn't happen.

In the past 3 days we have........made 50 pounds of soap....created product to fill a couple of orders....tested a revised body butter formulation....preserved 1 1/2 bushels of peppers - sweet & hot....preserved 6 butternut squash....made another batch of tomato jam....laughed many times {we work well together}.....processed tomatoes for freezing, sauce, etc....raked all our leaves, loaded what we won't compost in the truck and hauled it to the town drop-off {they use it for their compost}....broke up at least 5 fights between Oliver, Emerson, Jackson and Cait....found out the company we bought jars from sent the wrong ones for our body butter {good time to find that out!}....set up a mock craft show display so we could get photos off to some of the juried shows {trying to get on a craft show circuit for next year}....had my peanut butter toast stolen from Emerson....made 3 more soap molds....found out our neighbor has deer in her yard {I think they were eyeing my garden...}....made 3 meals per day {who needs desserts?}.....and I'm sure there's more but it's escaped me.

I'm sure you can all relate to crazy weeks like this.

Through it all, Jay has become quite the soapmaker.  He's got great attention to detail so he loves getting it perfectly set in the molds.  He just loves getting this business off the ground.  He's a great partner in all aspects.

Although we still have more soap to make, squash to preserve, tomatoes to preserve and apples to preserve, we are going to take a day to visit Rhode Island so it won't be all work and no play.

Happy Wednesday!


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Next Week Daisy and I will be posting in the series.

6 comments:

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

Impressive! I really like the packaging. Simple, professional and sharp looking. :)

Tracy said...

Wow Staci you have been busy. The soaps look great in their wrapping. I hope you get to slow down a little soon.
Tracy

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I'm gonna learn to make soap one day!! I love the packaging, that's what I'd go with too and coffee soap, woohoo!!

daisy said...

You are unbelievably busy! Hope you have a blast in Rhode Island!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Woah! You have been busy. It's so sweet of him to take vacation to help you out! :)

Meg said...

Wow, you've been busy! Everything looks great!