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my SOAP rack, that is. ūüôā¬† Here’s my latest soapy creations, all on the drying rack right now and ready in the next 3 weeks.

margarita soap topped with sea salt and colored with ground parsley - smells just like the drink

pure patchouli soap with hemp oil - for the patchouli purist who likes it straight up

orange vanilla (dreamsicle) made with fresh orange juice, heavy cream and kaolin clay. Super soft and smells divine...may be my new favorite (but don't tell the other soaps!)

This Sunday I’m doing an event at Lola’s Saloon in Fort Worth called the Panther City Bar Bazaar, and I’m pumped!¬† This is definitely¬†the one of the most unique event I’ve done…it’s at a bar and there will be lots of live music all day.¬† Lots of my fellow Etsy Fort Worth members will be there as well, so thought I’d share the list of artisans in attendance.¬† Lots of great stuff!

There will also be several bands playing throughout the day – check out the list on the event Facebook page.

See you there!

I recently sent some products to¬†Cathrine (misscathid on youtube)¬†in Norway who does a YouTube beauty channel about cruelty-free products.¬† She posted a review this week, and I’m so excited!¬† It’s a really nice review, and I’m so psyched for it to be on YouTube.¬† Check it out!

Did you know that olives can grow in Texas?¬† I didn’t until this past weekend when I met Josh from the Texas Olive Ranch at the new public market¬†in Fort Worth.¬† I thought olives only grew in fabulous far away places like the Mediterranean¬†or Northern California (I think Northern California is fabulous, and it’s pretty far from Fort Worth).¬† Turns out I was oh-so wrong (an extremely rare occurence).¬†

basil infused olive oil from Texas Olive Ranch

 

Texas Olive Ranch is the only¬†commercial olive oil producer in the lone star state, and they are cranking out some fabulous oils.¬† The ranch grows arbequina¬†variety olives and has 40,000 mature olive trees on their farm in¬†Carrizo Springs, about 100 miles south of San Antonio. ¬†I tasted the lemon infused olive oil and ended up with a bottle of the basil – both are wonderful.¬† They have several other infused oils that sound great – next time I’m trying the rattlesnake cracked pepper and chipotle chili olive oil – yum.

 You can find their oils at a Central Market near you, or check their website for a list of all stores that stock their oils.

Do you get anxious when you have less than 1 bar of handmade soap on hand?¬† Do you have the uncontrollable urge to sniff every bar of soap you see?¬† Yup, sounds like you’re a soap addict, and I bet you could use a free bar or two.¬†

I’m having a giveaway on my Facebook page, so thought I would spread the love to my blog as well.¬† 2 bars of soap, your choice of scent.¬† All you have to do is become a fan and leave a comment before 5:00 cst tomorrow.¬† So go ahead, enter the contest, because everybody likes free stuff and you need a soap fix.

You might be a soap addict if your bathroom looks like this.

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