Saturday, September 28, 2013

Halloween Soap Porn

We love Halloween at our house!  Love it love it love it!

We haven't done any straight up soap porn lately so I thought we needed a little inspiration and good clean fun over on this here blog.  So we start with some yummo looking soap and end with some fun decorations just to get into the mood right before October.

Hangman Soap - Halloween 2013 by Sugar and Spite Bathery

Black Licorice by Daily Repose
Crystal Skull by Sky Rain Soap
Homebrewed Pumpkin Ale Beer Soap by Redbeard Brew Bars
Then there were some really cute NON-soap related Halloween cute things I found in the world that I thought I'd share - ALL HANDMADE.....
A Bat Garland:
Couture by Ayca

Orange Felt Light Garland:
Ursula Shop
Creepy Stickers: 
The Package House
Got in the mood?  I know I have!  Now I feel like going shopping for goodies.....
xoxoxox jo

Monday, September 23, 2013

Shampoo Bar Challenge

Last week we did a Shampoo Soap Challenge on Soaper's Retreat and there were some very lovely submissions.  I have decided, after many years of being disgruntled with my shampoo options and my aging hair situation, that I need to go au naturale.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  This makes it easier for me to browse options!  ;)

Here were just a few that were submitted..... They were all beautiful!!!

Nicole Sullivan

 Natalia Mijnzeep

Miranda Pollack-Raymond

Hayley Heke

New challenge will be posted by Friday...... :)

Please leave comments on what you would like to see more of on this blog!!!

xoxoxo jo

Friday, September 13, 2013

Petrified Wood Soap Challenge

On Soaper's Retreat last week, I asked the group to take a look at a picture of petrified wood from the Petrified Forest National Park, in Arizona.  Something I had never seen before. 

 photo credit:

I asked the group to create a soap INSPIRED by this photo. There were very few entries for this challenge as I had suspected there would be.  Everyone is very busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season, so we will stop having soaping challenges until after the first of the year.

Here were some of the soap inspirations created by some in the group.....

Louise Vargas
Aissa Ong Babinski
Jane Leebeck
Janet Schreiner
Paige Bowser
Robin Duncan Hasty
Linda Wisniewski Morris
Thank you to everyone who participated and gave this a "go".  You all have inspired me as well as others who look at this blog.  Enjoy your colorful soap!!!
xoxo JO

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Crab Challenge - Soap Inspiration

What a crazy month it has been!  I recently moved my home (just a few miles away) and had a Crohn's flare-up....both no fun at all.  I was MIA for quite a bit dealing with it all, but I am feeling fantastic now and slowly getting back into a routine.

Before I went missing, though, we had a soaping challenge on the Facebook Soaper's Retreat group.  I shared a photo from Bing of a gorgeous crab and asked everyone to capture the beauty in a batch of their own soaps. 

Here is Crabby, Mr. Inspiration:

We had some amazing results and I am so proud of everyone who attempted this challenge. Here are some of my favorites...

Charlene Simon of Bathhouse Soaps


Sarah Withnell


Amy Warden of Great Cakes

Tanya Rasley of Baby Duck Soaps

Michelle Rhoades of Mossy Creek

Mary Ann Forehand

Shelly Cleveland Morris

Tanya Chappell

New challenge coming soon!  So get over to the retreat and think outside the box!  ;)