Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Scents

 Ordering soap supplies is never as exciting as when I go crazy and order a whole bunch of new scents to try out.  Which I do pretty often.  So I thought I'd share some of the newest things I got in from Nature's Garden Candle & Soap Supplies, so you can experience a little of the excitement yourself!


The Black Cherry Bomb is not actually new to me, but it's my favorite cherry scent.  Goes very nicely in my "Norma's Cherry Pie" soap.

You know that smell when someone peels an orange near you?  That's just was "Fresh Squeezed Orange" smells like out of the bottle!

"Fresh Brewed Coffee" smells like a cup of very strong, slightly bitter coffee in the bottle, but it might mellow a bit once it's in some soap.  We'll see.


I'm in love with all these soda scents!  Especially the "Cream Soda".  YUM.

Cracklin' Birch isn't new to me, but I needed another bottle.  It's my favorite men's fragrance by far.

I'm on a quest to find the perfect gardenia fragrance oil, and "White Gardenia" is a the top of my list so far.

"Butterfly Flower" is a nice, light floral.  Love it.

"Honey Bunny" is my favorite of this bunch.  Smells so much like LUSH's "Honey I Washed the Kids" that I nearly fell over.  Will be making soap, sugar scrubs, perfume and bath bombs for myself with this one!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Psst... Look over here...

For my creative endeavors and those of my geeky, crafty friends, I created this blog...

So, if you were wondering what I've been up to... that's where to find out!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Quick Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

There comes a point where you can no longer kid yourself that you're on a diet. For some people (like myself), it comes when you realize that you get your breakfast at McDonald's every day. For those who have hit that point, possibly multiple times, here is a quick, easy, cheap alternative... the Fake McMuffin. Or McFakin. (Or the McBunnyMuffin, as it's known at our home.)

1 English muffin (preferably low-calorie and/or whole grain)
1/4 cup Fake Liquid Egg Stuff
1/2 teaspoon water
1 slice of Turkey Bacon
1 slice of no- or low-fat cheese
Several sprays of Fake Liquid Butter
Ground pepper to taste

1) Toast your English muffin.

2) Pour your Liquid Egg Stuff into a microwave-safe, round 2-cup measuring cup. Add up to 1/2 teaspoon of water and ground pepper to taste. Give it a quick whisk with a fork.

3) Wrap your slice of bacon in a paper towel.

4) Put the measuring cup with the egg mixture and the paper-towel wrapped bacon in the microwave, and cook for a minute and a half. Flip the bacon over, and microwave again for 30 seconds. (Your microwave times may vary. Start with shorter times and experiment until you find what works with your machine.)

5) Remove your English muffin with from the toaster. Spritz with Liquid Butter Stuff. Arrange your sandwich to your liking. I prefer egg on the bottom, then bacon, then cheese on top, but GO CRAZY.

Add a piece of fruit, and there you go. A healthy breakfast in about five minutes.


1) IMMEDIATELY wash out your measuring cup, or at least soak in warm soapy water. Microwaved Fake Egg Stuff becomes ridiculously difficult to remove once it's dried.

2) The recipe above gives you a sandwich that's about 200 calories with as little as 3 grams of fat. Your diet might even allow you to have 2 of these!

3) You can change up this sandwich to suit your tastes very easily. You can have ham instead of bacon, or a small bagel instead of an English muffin. If you are not concerned about calories, you can substitute real egg, real bacon, and real butter.

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy alternative to a stop at the fast food restaurant!