I could have spent all morning walking around taking pictures of flowers, oh wait!
I wish I could just set my camera out in front of the peonies and get time lapsed photos and then combine them all into one big photo mosaic, nature is so amazing to watch and around here there are so many beautiful waterfalls, nature trails, creeks and mountains I would prefer to just explore than watch tv (however Brian and I are hooked on watching duck dynasty).
In between snapping photos of all the new blooms I did manage to get busy at making more soap. My longstanding wholesale clients love the sweet smell of Kudzu Blossom, which grows on a crazy out of control vine around here (the vine is such a scurge) but the flower, oh my gosh the flower is so beautiful just look....
believe it or not they smell like grapes. It kind of reminds me of grape bubble gum scent or laffy taffy, do you remember that?
Deep rich colors of violet, plum, fuscia, green and blue.I gather up the blooms every year and take photos and set them out in the studio, in the house, the car...it smells so good!! Oh yes where was I?
I made a few batches of the Kudzu this morning. Now I know you are probably wondering why in the world the soap is green instead of purple, or maybe you're not but anyhow it's green because I used to color the soap with the Kudzu vine and it would come out a beautiful earthy green.
For about a week it would stay that earthy green color, then turn gray...yuk
So, since my clients wanted a earthy green color I would add a safe color alternative into the soap for them. Over the years I've added oatmeal as well. This is a goatmilk soap bar.
I can't wait to share our new website, it will be a boutique that will include our barn wood decor too...so excited!
Our little family is growing and changing too. Our youngest Zack (of only 18 years old) has set his sights on becoming an MP in the U.S. Army and he is now half way through his training at Fort Leonardwood and he loves it.
So this mama has found even more time on my hands and I quickly realized I better stay extra busy as to keep my mind off my worries. The perfect time to follow a few dreams, wouldn't you say?
I will be sharing the new site next month, but I will give you a few sneak peaks along the way.