Ok..So my double double is now being called Cinnammon Dolce Latte Soap. As I was making it , all the smells reminded me of my "regular" coffee choice when I go to Starbucks or anywhere where they have it. Its my fave! The soap turned out great. Good smell, and eye pleasing...Yum
In honour of coffee addicts (my lovely sis being one of them), I decided to make soap called DOUBLE DOUBLE.. 1. Double-double: A Canadian term used to describe how you take your coffee - two teaspoons of sugar and two creams. Preferably used in any Tim Horton's location.
Server at your local coffee shop: Can I take your order?
You: Ya, I'll have a medium double-double.
For all of us Canadians , we know what that means! Mmmmm... The fav up here is Tim Horton's not Starbucks. I have always wanted to tackle this idea, so now is the time. We'll see it its a hit here..
Well, I was at it again...I made a few cotton candy soapscicles, and also a loaf of Eye Candy Soap. The Eye Candy Soap is definitely "eye candy"...The entire house smelled like candy. This is also a beautiful bar of soap. it is a blue jean color with a whipped top and silver glitter. The Cotton Candy Soap is delightfully vibrant with blue and pink....For this years holiday shows, I am bringing that but I will also be bringing the Orange Creamscicle.
As I was finding some inspiration for my kitchen table and chairs, I came across a company that was right under my nose all along.
Urban Nostalagia, ......"a small but yummy 500 sq. foot space on the 3rd floor of a beautifully restored Winnipeg factory called the Old House Revival Co. Climb to the very tip top of the staircase and you'll know without a doubt that you've found us!"
I cut the loaf and it looks great. I make this every year, the only thing I changed for this year is I put dollops of whipped cream instead of the original cinnamon heart. This is a very large bar of soap, 6 oz.
Well, I couldn't resist bringing this soap back a whole month earlier. I have had much requests so, I am not waiting until the End of August as planned. Even if you aren't a pumpkin lover, you will fall in love with this scent. My entire house smells like I baked ! Where's the whipping cream? It smells like Christmas is around the corner...
I also finished painting the front doors ,both inside and out. I tackled the garden doors last night....Tired yet???
My goodness! I found the camera ....in the garbage!! I asked my 1 yearold Olivia ,"Where's the camera sweets??" She bolted to the garbage looked in and shrugged. She is notorious for throwing anything in the garbage. I dug and found it at the bottom. UGH!!!
Here is the first coat of my door from the exterior...
Also, I am listing this pretty soap called SNOWDROPS in my shop later today. It smells like cake with almond icing . MMMM ... Snowdrops will be available until March '09. This is my favorite one yet!
So, I decided to start painting the exterior doors in the house. We were supposed to have these done by a painter, but he took off and moved to Alberta without telling us or our builder....Because I am a perfectionist in some ways, I "researched" the perfect color for our doors for months. I knew I was going to do the exterior doors a black color. Not black black, but a warm black if there was such a thing. I wanted the perfect shade of a black/brown. finally, I decided on BM nightshade. It is a very deep chocolate brown, looks blackish that matches really to anything. The decorating forums raved about this color too, and it was part of the new colors for 2007. My chandelier was featured in that brochure for their dining room colors. (that's how I tracked that one down)
Anyway, I put the first coat on last night on my front door, and also did the inside of that door too. I am so pleased with the way the color looks, and also the performance of the paint itself. The 1 gallon of paint cost $65 (oh my!) and with all the other things my hubby bought to paint with , total was about $100. Small change for me because the painter charges something like 200-3000 per door!! So far, I think I did 200 % better than any painter. In fact, I am not telling family that I painted the doors myself ( hopefully they don't read my blog ) lol.
Here is why I bought this 65 dollar a gallon paint:
"Color Lock: Advanced technology created by Benjamin Moore makes Aura exterior paint unlike any other paint on the market. This proprietary technology encapsulates color pigment in our own resin, revolutionizing paint color integrity and ensuring that the color lasts year after year, weathering even the most challenging environments.
Easy Application: Aura exterior paint offers exceptional flow and leveling, and applies smoothly and quickly for complete coverage..
Superior Coverage: A single coat of super premium Aura exterior paint covers so well, it’s like applying two coats of conventional paint at once. Aura exterior paint provides a higher “build,$rdquo; allowing for a more protective coating on the substrate, and is self-priming on most surfaces - you save time and use less paint for greater savings..
A Premium Coating: Aura exterior paint’s high build properties combine with superior coating flexibility, so the paint flows easily and fills in minor crevices. Substrate imperfections like small surface cracks virtually disappear..
Eco-friendly: Aura exterior paint contains one of the lowest VOC (volatile organic compound) levels of any paint, exceeding the most stringent environmental regulations. It provides unsurpassed performance, environmental safeguards, and low odor in one innovative product..
Resists Mildew: Aura exterior paint is specially formulated with agents that inhibit the growth of mildew, reducing maintenance for years to come..
Lifetime Warranty: Aura exterior paint is self-priming, superior one-coat performance provides a film so durable, we warrant it against chipping, peeling, and flaking - for life - when used according to the label directions. .
Aura paint can help you deliver outstanding results in any color and any finish. Matte finish, satin, eggshell and now semi-gloss are available to suit your taste. And, these low VOC paints are GREENGUARD certified, providing yet another advantage for your next project. "
I will tell you, that so far I am loving this paint. It is super thick and creamy,the color is so rich and believe this ...No smell! I couldn't believe it. A paint that doesn't smell like stinky fumes. Also, it dries super fast. It was dry to the touch in a 1/2 hour. The 1 coat thing, you could I guess but I always paint 2 coats so I didn't pay much attention to trying to get it all on the first coat.
I don't have a picture posted, because I was looking for the camera yet again. I will post some pics when I find it.
Where have the days gone? I went on a 3 day camping trip last week. All 5 kids, husband living in the bush. Wasn't really so bad. It was fun, but 2 complaints I had was it was so cold during the night and those pesky mosquitoes! It was like the plague! If you know Winnipeg, you will know we are notorious for the mosquito thing here. Horrible!!
Luckily, we had a fantastic tent ( Cabela's Alaskan 8 person tent). This tent is the mother of all tents. It even had cup holders in every corner.
The kids had so much fun with all their cousins. I brought the kids picnic table, and set up a playdoh station. When things got hairy, we through them in the mosquito shelter with the paydoh. That was a great idea. It came in handy especially in the evening when we had the campfire.
There were 10 kids in total. My brother-in-law brought 2 of his own, and 3 nieces and nephews. Olivia, my youngest, was a real little camper. She loved it so much. All in all, a great first experience!
Now its back to soaping again! The Prim Pantry is going green! All my soaps will 100% natural , but don't worry ...same look, new ingredient list. I am always striving to make my soaps perfect, so this change was a no brainer. Right now, there will be no price change.