Monday, December 28, 2009

Had enough family quality time?


Available for last minute gifts.

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's THAT good.


Chocolate dipped with nuts.

These are the apples that made me come back just to post even though I'm officially on vacation.

For starters the shop owners are delightful people to deal with, very responsive, ship fast and have a sense of humor. I think the humor is really important if you are making happy food, you know?

Anyhow, this was the direct result of some bizarre out of nowhere hankering for a caramel apple. I'd imagine my brain thought "Hey, I know you want to climb a water tower with a rifle, but how about...?"

The shop is SinnersSaintsSweets and you should order from them.

Order a lot. Send some to me.
I picked them because they had the best price but also because they are new shop. I think it's important to give newbies a boost when you can.

Except when you are buying soap, you should always buy that from me. Back off, newbie soap sellers! *waves bar around menacingly*

I got the chocolate with nuts and a Snickers for the boy because I didn't want to share. I could have, I mean they are 14 ounces (superbig) but you know, sometimes Moms just want their own damn stuff.

The apple was fabulously tart and juicy. It was nicely presented and the caramel and chocolate top shelf stuff. I know cause I make this stuff. Or used too, not so much anymore, but I digress. Caramel making can be tricky and I 'm impressed that they nailed the right consistency to coat an apple so very, very nicely.

So, that's the story and now I'm going back to my blog break. I even tweeted about the shop, you know how much I so do NOT Tweet, right? My only complaint is that they lack a matter beaming device and you have to wait for the USPS.

They need to work on that. Or move to the East Coast, I mean, you know, whatever is easier for them.

P.S. If they made a salty pretzel dipped in caramel and chocolate they would totally own me.
(hint hint)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

See you next year!

Merry Christmas! or you know, Happy Stuff! or whatever. Just have a good time, ok? I'll be blogging again after the New Year. I'm working on that feedback, honest.

**Due to Christmas madness at the P.O. I am shipping Mondays and Thursdays until the New Year. I will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 28th. Please feel free to order after the 24th but understand your order will not ship until the 28th.**

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and commitment to being clean. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that's appreciated.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I will if you will.

and yeah, that's George. He was kinda hot, huh?

Of Goats and gaggles.

Yes, I know about 'that' blog and the diatribe put forth by the author. All I care to contribute is that as long as people I have no respect for have no respect for me, I think I'm doing just fine. Anything more would denote interest or concern on my part. Of which I've neither.

But, this saves the time of those who have been kind enough to write. The point of spewing more poison out into an already difficult world escapes me much less being so important to someone I have no personal investment in. I'm just a poster on a forum, after all.

While I appreciate the kind thoughts, though, it's not the kind of thing that upsets me. I do find it curious that someone I have no previous interaction with would do this, much less try and start a campaign to have me muted. But then again, I don't get Anon commentary either. Why would anyone feel they couldn't express their feeling about me in name, I mean, what am I gonna do, come to your door with a bat?

So, no worries and let's get on with the Season, shall we? I've disabled comments for this post because I'd prefer to just leave it be rather then feed it. I'm sure you have very real upset in your life, as do I, why spend energy on something like this, you know?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Poker Face

I have to say as much as I cannot stand Lady Gag Gag she does inspire fab parody.


Monday, December 7, 2009

New at Grumpy Haters

Meet Forum, the Dead Horse. Stick not included.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Best New Scam

Although the helicopter society lady is still my fav.

Dear friend,

I am Madam Anna Mikk and I have been suffering from Ovarian cancer deseed and the doctor says that I have just two days to live. I am an Estonian Woman. But base in Africa Burkina Faso for more than Ten years now as a merchant in cocoa and cotton exportation. Now that I am about to end the race of life like this, without any family members and no child.

I have $2.5 Million US DOLLARS. Two Million Five Houndred Thousand Us Dollars in Africa Development Bank(ADB) Burkina Faso which I instructed the bank to give to Christ the King Missionary Home in Burkina Faso .

But my mind is not at rest as I am writing this letter now through the help of my computer beside my sick bed.I also have ($4.2 Million US Dollars) Four Million Two Houndred Thousand Us Dollars at Ecobank here in Burkina Faso and I have instructed the bank to transfer the money to the first foreigner that will apply to the bank after I have gone so that bank should release the fund to him/her but you will assure me that you will take 50% of the money and give 50% to the orphanage home in your country for my heart to rest. You are to contact the bank through this email address: Thanks.

Yours fairly friend
Madam Anna Mikk

You thought that hamster was creepy?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Soap Iris


New Soap Pre Order

The 'Vice' soap is amazing. Get that and Who's Sorry Now? and it's like a little orgy in a box. Going up in two weeks, thought I'd give you a chance to order if you'd like. This and the WSN? will be ready to ship mid December. Email me at and I'll put you on the list and invoice you when it's ready to ship.

Pin Up Girl

Ok, look, it's a Comptoir Sud Aloha Tiare duplicate. First of all I can't even figure out how to SAY it past Sud Aloha. Not to mention writing that on a tag. What's a Tiare? Closest I can come is a beauty queen hat thing.

This is a simple, easy-to-like tropical blend of tiare flower, vanilla, coconut, ylang-ylang, and a touch of white musk. I didn't think I'd like it, actually. I do make stuff that other people like, you know.

Now, it smells NOTHING like you'd imagine, which if you are me is like fancy suntan lotion (no offense if that's your thing). It also doesn't have that floral sharpness either, it's really quite delightful and I like it very much.

I bet you will too. Seriously.

Call Me

Top notes of peach blossom, bergamot, mandarin, and lemon lead to an exotic floral middle of gardenia, tuberose, peony, and orange flower, with a warm, spicy drydown of cardamom, sandalwood, cedarwood, amber, and patchouli. It has what I can only describe as a sort of Chablis base note that's very evocative.

Dude, wow, seriously. Very American Gigolo, very expensive, very chic, really. It's a pretty complex blend that pulls off what I can only describe as a demure strut. La Perla in soap form. It's a little smaller so it's $3.65 instead of $3. 85.

Happy Place

Damask rose, mimosa, freesia, and clove, which open up to a rich bouquet of violet, heliotrope, and jasmine, spiced with geranium. Woody, resinous bottom notes of sandalwood, amber, coumarin, and musk are smoothed with a touch of honeylike sweetness from cire d'abeilles (liquid beeswax).

This was supposed to be a 'holiday' soap, but it's so happy and sunny smelling I plan on having it in my year round stock. Somehow all these scents play very nicely together. Wish we all did, huh?


I wanted a The Postman Always Rings Twice heady who's your daddy? scent and I nailed it.

There's an Indonesian essential oil called "jatamansi" that I used. I have no idea what the hell Jatamansi is. But jatamansi is the 'spanker' of the heady oils. It knows you wanna be dirty in a very non soap related way.

I added sandalwood, amber, an almost burnt vanilla and a tiny bit of honey scent to round it out.
Enough Patchouli to make you go 'Hmmm' not enough to make you wonder why the hell the soap smells like dirt.

I only made ten bars this time around because those oils aren't easy to work with and they are costly. You mess that up you end up with soap that smells like cheap hippie.

But this, this scent resonates on a very visceral level. That's fancy talk for it gets you hot. Not to use before a business meeting unless you've always wanted to do that guy right there, on his desk.

This one is $4.75 along with the WSN? soap.