More Soap Making

More Soap Making

Just about every two weeks, I’m making a loaf of soap. This is the second batch of this recipe…and it still accelerated (or thickened) a little faster than I wanted….so I’m going to try a new recipe next time.

This set of bars is a masculine scent, and it’s camo-inspired in brown, tan and green.

The design isn’t what I was aiming for, but they turned out cool!

I also FINALLY got to use the first bars I made! This is the lavender soap I made from the kit….and it’s great. They cured for 5 weeks and are very solid bars. The smell is still very strong and it lathers well and makes your skin soft. A win! I gave most of the bars away.

Mommy Remi Date

Mommy Remi Date

Tyler had to work a basketball game, and I was tired of being home all the time…so I decided to take Remi on a little mommy date to do something fun. When I picked her up, I gave her a choice: nail salon or trampoline park. She wanted to do BOTH, but chose trampoline park (we’ll hit the nail salon next time!).

It was a week night, so not too busy, and there was plenty of room to spread out and keep to ourselves.

She LOVED it.

After our jump, we went nearby to Panera for dinner (mostly because she was asking for a treat, and I knew they would give me a cookie for $1 with our meals). She is SO big.

I cracked up at her ordering for herself “I want a smoothie…and a M&M cookie…and an apple” (we shared the smoothe and she also got a grilled cheese). We had a fun night just chatting and eating, and I can’t believe she’s big enough for fun like this. Some people may be baby people, but these preschoolers are my jam! I’m LOVING her personality and getting to spend time with her.

Perler Bead Fun

Perler Bead Fun

In preparation for the snow, I hit up Hobby Lobby to stock up on some crafts to occupy our time. Knowing I needed to be working at home while occupying Remi, I grabbed a few new fun things. One of those was a GIANT tub of Perler beads. I LOVED these as a kid….and while she took a little time warming up to them, she enjoyed them too!

Remi made a cute little heart (which she said was for her cousin Lukey!)

And I looked up some designs on Pinterest and made a couple of things. This was the start of a coaster.

And then I made this trivet! We have beads galore, so who knows what else we will create!



I can not believe how much snow we got! Thankfully, the second round only dropped a few more inches on us (Central Arkansas got the brunt of it! I saw friends have over a foot of snow…which is unheard of in Arkansas!).

Since hardly any of the first round had melted, we got about 8-9 inches total.

We did get plenty of snow fun in this second round, too. If you give an Arkansan snow, they’re gonna play in it!

Remi was getting tired of being home- which was evident as I tried to work and she couldn’t go more than 10 minutes without coming in and needing attention…so we sent her to Mimi’s for the night/day. Thankfully, Tyler can drive in the snow/ice, so we safely got her there to play.

It was just what she needed! Lots of attention, new toys and scenery.

While she was gone, I took a couple long snow walks. I also needed some fresh air and sunshine.

On Friday, the weather was PERFECT for playing in the (melting) snow. We decided to make a Remi-sized snowman. It was very fun (and the biggest snowman I’ve ever been able to make!).

We also had a big snowball fight down the driveway. So much fun!

Lastly, Remi was VERY into snow soccer. She’s committed to her sport!

I was glad and sad to see it melt. It’s been fun, but I’m ready for Spring- long walks, hiking, being able to leave my house whenever I want…..but the snow was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime snow storm for our state.