Monday, November 14, 2016

Get your suds on!

I am excited to announce that we have started a small business: Sudsy Bar Soap Co.! I love handmade soaps but they are so hard to find when you need them! We have gone to farmer's markets looking for artisan soaps, only to leave soapless. So we decided to make them available online for purchase individually or by subscription. Every month we feature a different Canadian soap maker and choose four of their soaps to send out. Sudsy Bar Boxes are in limited supply because we have to order two months in advance. Did you know most soaps take 4 to 6 weeks to cure? Well now you know! :) Visit us at!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School but Not Shopping

I'm not gonna lie. I miss back to school shopping. Cavorting through Staples. Geeking out in the school supply aisles. The smell of fresh binders and paper to be divided among them. Opening packages of pencils with fresh, never-been-used tips. Rows of virgin pencil crayons lined up, just waiting to be a rainbow. The discovery of a unique lunch bag that elevates your status to super-cool mom of a super-cool kid. I miss that as a parent. This year I have nothing to buy but a lonely package of lined paper. Sigh.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Confessions of a Crappy Housewife

Well hello there. Let me wipe the dust and cat hair off your seat. It's been so long since I've had anything to say that didn't begin and end with zzz. The last few years have been a bleary-eyed blur with me hardly meeting the requirements of a functioning adult. Chronic fatigue has had me slacking off in every department. Mount Clothesmore reached new heights and the dust bunnies have been joined by cat-hair tumbleweed. I am disappointed to say that the cat does not ride the Roomba around as YouTube would have me expect. The dog barks the whole time it is on and so it has been relegated to a corner office with no view.

I have the most awesome collection of Norwex cleaning products. If only I had the energy to use them more regularly! Granted, we have moved twice in the past 3 years so they have seen some action before taking up residence in the oft-forgotten cleaning caddy. Thank goodness I have a husband who helps clean and cook. ♥  The child (who is almost grown up now) has an autoimmune disease which leaves her hands cracked and bleeding. She has, however, learned to do laundry when a desperate lack of underwear becomes imminent. So I've got that going for me, which is nice. My sister has moved in with us in a scratch-my-back-and-I'll-scratch-yours arrangement. This means we have clean dishes to eat from, although drinkware is hard to come by since I hoard bedtime water glasses on my nightstand. :)

So I'm working on getting my health back. I have a wonderful family and some great friends. I still have a good job, despite my absenteeism and tardiness. I have a lovely house, for which I'm grateful. If only I could keep it in order but I guess you pick your battles. I'm siding with the Roomba, which is currently losing to a small dog.