Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 - A Look Back

I thought I would share my Top 10 favorite posts from this year (okay, I picked 12!), you can click on the links directly below the pictures to take you to the original posts: 

Cookies + Cream (I never get tired of those little cookies!):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/01/cookies-cream-soap.html

Beach Bar (made with ocean water, sand and seaweed):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/01/beach-bar.html

Leopard Spots (a new technique which ended up being one of Amy’s challenge Soaps):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/01/leopard-spotted-soap.html

2-in-1 Shampoo + Body Bar (my dad gets the credit for this idea):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/05/2-in-1-shampoo-soap-and-body-bar.html

Cupcake Soaps (I finally tried making cupcakes this year, and now I’m hooked):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/05/cupcake-soaps_15.html

Super Simple Overnight Hair Treatment (not soap, but I love this conditioner):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/05/super-simple-overnight-hair-treatment.html

Easy Soap Roses (love making these super simple soap roses):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/06/easy-soap-roses.html

Whipped Soap (love, love, love whipped soap):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/07/whipped-soap.html


Soap Crafting Book (love it, what a great resource!):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/08/celebrating-release-of-soap-crafting.html

Sugar Plum Fairy (loved making these little ornaments):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/10/sugar-plum-fairy.html

Gingerbread House (it’s still standing!):
http://oilandbutter.blogspot.ca/2013/11/gingerbread-house-made-of-soap.html


My challenge for 2014: Learn how to make lotions and creams! I’m starting out with these yummy kits from Natures Garden - I see lots of R&D in my future, but I love a good challenge! :)

Wishing you all peace, love, and happiness for 2014....and lots of bubbles!!! =)

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25 comments:

  1. Those kits from Nature's Garden looks lovely - but they don't offer you challenge enough, Cee.. I guess ;) But when you try them, please tell us about it. I've never seen those kinds of kits here in Finland, so it's interesting thing to hear ( or read) about.

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    1. I'm hoping the kits will give me a good grasp of the procedure first, the whole lotion making process seems a bit complicated, so this seemed like a good place to start! I'm looking forward to seeing the difference with each kit :)

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    2. I studied those kits a little bit, and seems like that night cream is different than others, and more interesting that way. Otherwise there are almost same ingredients in every kit. I don't know what kind of tool you are going to use for mixing, but I have found milk foamer whisk as a excellent choice. I can't wait to see what you are going to get out of them... :)

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Marika! xo

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  3. All great posts, Cee!
    I knew it was only the matter of time when you get infected with lotions & creams!
    Now, more subject to discuss, I can't wait!
    Happy New year, dear! Sending you hlugs & love!

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    1. Hugs to you too dear Maja! Looking forward to learning and sharing lotion making! =)

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  4. What an awesome year Cee!!! Can't wait to see what you will bring us for 2014! I still look at that Ginber Bread House and continue to be amazed by your artistic skills. Happy New Year!

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    1. I can't believe it's still standing and with no bites taken out of it..lol! Wishing you a joyous New Year too! xo

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  5. I love those little cookie soaps, too. I wouldn't get tired of them either!
    Your gradient soaps turned out SO good...I'm still messing around with that technique - it's so much fun to do...
    Have a great new year - can't wait to hear about the lotions!

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    1. Thanks so much Lindsey, the gradient technique really is a cool one, so many possible variations...never boring! Wishing you a wonderful new year too!

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  6. Cee, I love making lotion! You will love it, too. I recommend Anne Watson's book Smart Lotionmaking. Great recipes and explanation.

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    1. Thanks so much for that recommendation Dana, I need all of the recommendations and advice I can get! =)

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  7. Wow, Cee, I don't know how you could choose, I mean you've made so many amazing soaps throughout the year.

    Thank you so much for being a wonderful soaping inspiration and for sharing your amazing soaps with us. I hope you have a wonderful 2014, and I can't wait to see what you amaze us with this year.

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    1. Thanks so much Monica, it's been fun to share it with all of you!

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  8. Thank you for the book “shout-out”! I am so happy you like it! Hope you have a fantastic 2014 and happy soaping =)

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    1. My pleasure! I've been really pleased with the results of the recipes I've tried, and the book is a wonderful resource! :)

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  9. Gorgeous soaps, Cee! I especially love the gingerbread house. Happy New Year to you, and have a wonderful 2014!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Jenny, wishing you all the best for 2014! :)

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  10. I love all your soaps! I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2014. The possibilities are endless, aren't they?

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    1. Thanks Cindy, yes, the possibilities never end...never a dull moment, that's for sure! :)

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  11. All soaps you made were so unique and fantastic! I whish you all the best in 2014 Cee and many more soap creations!

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  12. Happy belated New Year Cee! Looking forward to seeing what amazing stuff you come up with in 2014, you're an inspiration!

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