Thursday, July 29, 2010

Air and Space Museum

Last week we went to the Air and Space Museum to see their Science of Aliens display. Even better was the flight simulator. This is the video displayed on the monitor for us watching. Here's Olivia getting used to the machine:
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Hmm. That wasn't too hard ... let's try some barrel rolls:
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I love how her hair, necklace, seat belt and ticket all fly around!
Then it's Noah's turn. He takes this stuff pretty seriously!
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And just for grins (and to test your high-speed connections) here is what they saw on the inside while flying:
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Whew! It's a big video day!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Orange Butter Lip Balm

Several months ago, one of my favorite suppliers sent a sample of a recipe they had created: Orange Butter Lip Balm. I knew as soon as I tried it that I was going to have to get their recipe and learn to make lip balm - it's that good! 

Now, with their recipe and a few bits of my own knowledge, the Orange Butter Lip Balm is here! 

I wish I could say that I was graceful and practiced and captured every moment on camera but the truth is that the balm is a bit tricky: it is a wax that firms up quickly and you have only seconds to get it from the heat to the tube, all the while making sure it isn't too hot which would melt the tube.
 So you get to see tubed, tubed with labels, and  ...
... tubed, relaxing in a bowl.
Try a tube today. These full-sized 0.15 ounce tubes are selling for a special price of only $2 each or I will toss one in free with your order of 2 bars of soap while they last.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Soap For Sale! Nice, New Soap For Sale!

5 batches are wrapped and ready to go! Here are some shots, first with them wrapped in shrink wrap. We use Biolefin, a biodegradable, compostable plastic that has a soft feel and allows the scent to come through.
 A quick zap with the heat gun and look how orderly they are!

If you're wondering what happened to that 6th batch, Humboldt Herbal is being re-batched because I am not satisfied with how it turned out. I'll let you know when it is ready - it has been quite a trial with fragrance and formula.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wedding Soaps: The Finale

I can't believe I didn't post more finished pictures of Pamela and Charlies wedding soaps! Here we go: