August Challenge … A Missed Deadline

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’ – Michael Jordan Even though I missed this month’s entry deadline, I want to memorialize the...

Green Flash at Sunset – July Challenge

It’s been almost two weeks and my lips are just now healing. The small lye hole in my nose is barely noticeable now. Worse than my burned lips and unwanted nose piercing is the Ghost of my Mother who has been hovering over my right shoulder since I made this...

June Soap Challenge – Old Glory

I was born on the 4th of July. Every birthday of my childhood, I was convinced those small town fireworks were produced by my Dad just for me! It was red, white, and blue with watermelon for my birthday. And the sky lit up at night in celebration. A few years later my...

Rustic Soap Challenge

This story begins on a beautiful Florida day in early spring. The sun is brightly shining; the garden is happily growing. All is well in the world, except … For whatever reason, I couldn’t wrap my brain around this challenge. Try as I might, the synapses were not...

Secret Swirl Contest

This soap was born of a comedy of errors. One comic ‘tragedy’ after another! But, first, a little background… I started making soaps about five months ago, and our home is now full of soaps. The bars are everywhere … drying and curing. Our...