Sunday, November 18, 2012

Its now time. I'm in a good place.

Its now time.  I''m in a good place these days.  I feel over the last month or so I have that old get up and go feeling back.  I lost that feeling nearly 2 years ago.  Stopped doing alot of things.  Trying to come to terms over losing my little sister but now I believe the greiving is finished.  You know I will never ever stop thinking about her.  Tell me is it normal for a sister to grieve this long?  I'm not sure.  I know when I lost my older sister I didn't feel that way.  May be because she had terminal cancer and she was in so much pain we all prepared ourselves.  Any way a new start for me.  I have been fiddling around for the last year or so with Green me up Granny and not really going to far with it.  That was my choice.  I really didn't have a vision as such but now I have. But what amazed me was a handful of beautiful people stuck by me and continued to support me.  Thank you. 
 The new website Green me Up Granny has just gone live on the weekend.  It was perfect weather in Queensland to stay in doors and build this site.   In the coming months I will be making a presence regularly at local markets etc.  I am also looking at restocking and making contact with previous retailers who use to stock my goodies.  I have loads of new soaps and body products.  I am releasing my Soy Wax Candles in the next couple of weeks. 

Next year will be great.  I am determined eventually to some day reopen my little retail business.  It will be a few years down the track.  I'm on a 4 year plan to do this.  Not sure where.  I would like one local but you know since my Tassie holiday a year ago I can't get that magical place from my mind.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Scavenger Hunt- Our Pets.

Wow has the week flown or what.  I join Deb from Ramblings of a Square Peg in a round hole once again for the weekly hunt.  This week our pets.

I have one beautiful cat called Lucy.  Lucy has been with us for close on 12 years now.  Lucy is pure bred Burmese.  She is one of our children.

Always on the table.  Lucy is checking out our homegrown Sunflowers.
Catching some sun.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

You want soap- You've got soap

Its been awhile since I have had a chance to write something.  This is the businest time of the year for markets and of course my soap.  At one stage this year I was trying to get away from making soap but you ask any soap maker and it is an addiction.  So now I go with the flow and don't fight the addiction any more........

Enjoy the photo's

Bubblegum soap


Oranges and Lemons Soap

lavender fields cupcake soaps

Blueberry cupcake soaps

Cream Soda Cupcake Soaps.


Loads of wrapped cupcakes about to head to the markets this weekend.

If you are in the Hamilton Area this Saturday why not head to Racecourse Road for the BrisStyle Eco Markets. Some of these soaps are still curing and won't be available but I have lots of other beautiful soaps for sale.  I will also be conducting Kool Candle workshops throughout the day.  Any one will be able to make a candle with no heat for $5 and take it home with them.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My Favourite Smells.

I truly love Sunday mornings.  This is when I can sit down at the computer and go through the list of blogs that I subscribe to and enjoy reading.  This week Deb  from Ramblings of a Square Peg in a Round Hole has chosen favourite smells for our weekly scavenger hunt.  This is going to be fun.  I love fragrance and smells.  I believe smells and aromas can set the mood.  Most of you are aware that even though I work fulltime I also have a small business of making candles and handmade soaps.  So smell plays a very big part in my life. 

The smell of a new born baby.
This is a photo of my first grandchildren.  Yes twins.  They are now 7.  Now I have 4 grandchildren and another due in 2 months.
Handmade Bubblegum Soap.
Christmas Fruit Cake.

Lavender.  I adore the smell of Lavender. 
This is the Lavender Farm in Tassie.