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Soap by 8yr Old Jillian

Rarely do we do a lot of self-promotion here, but this one I’ve just got to brag on. My daughter Jillian has been working SO hard on her soaps the past few weeks, and I believe she deserves this little nudge.

Over the weekend she was super excited to attend her first craft show over Thanksgiving weekend (she had a few soaps out among our candles) where she did in fact make a few sales. This was one happy little girl to make her first sale that wasn’t a family member! She’ll be going with us again to a craft show in December where I hope she’ll make even more sales.

Since finally “breaking out” and selling a few, she’s come up with some new soaps that I think are absolutely ADORABLE. Same molds as she’s been using, but this time with a new design. She calls them “tie-dye soaps”. (See picture below of the hearts)

She just did these tonight in two batches. The first was in blue/green in “Mystic Woods” scent. The second was in pink/blue (which looks mostly purple with a marbled look) in “Princess” scent. Both these scents have a nice perfume-like fragrance, and all the soap is currently Goats Milk (our favorite!)

We’re getting them up on her Etsy store a little at a time. I’m nudging her to make me more of her Almond Oatmeal soap as well (almond scent with real oatmeal mixed in), so hopefully we’ll have a few of those up by the end of the week. We also got her a “regular shaped” mold, so she can get creative with her designs. The kid is just bursting with ideas, and I couldn’t be more proud. :)

Need Recipes by Ingredient?

Here’s another little gem of a site I found on Stumble a few weeks back. It’s a recipe search engine so to speak, but set up where you can put in 1 to 5 ingredients, or the recipe name itself. Talk about a simple way to find a recipe! Google couldn’t have done it better.

I popped in a few ingredients and came up with several thousand recipes, broken down by type (appetizer, main dish, etc). So you know the database is HUGE and worth a serious look.

Check out Ideas 4 Recipe – I have it bookmarked now!

Fun with Daily Steals

I am completely in love with this site.

Usually I don’t get caught up in many shopping sites. When I need something, I generally go to Amazon. However, Daily Steals has me buying not just things I need, but at some majorly deep discounts. The best deal I believe I’ve found here was the Pillow Pets for my daughter for less than $10 (including shipping!). She’s been wanting one for a long time, but I’ve never been able to justify the cost of it, until I saw it on Daily Steals. She’s going to be mighty surprised on her birthday!

The idea behind Daily Steals is to offer not just a whole lot of products at regular prices, but one offer a day at one heck of a deal. They’ve recently taken it a step further and started offering a few other products each day in specific categories. Each deal is only available for 24 hours, and changes late at night. Be warned though – sometimes deals DO run out, so best not to wait until the last minute.

Another fun aspect of Daily Steals is the raffle tickets. When you create your account (for free, of course), sign up to the newsletter to be notified of new daily deals, or when you order an item, you get a ticket. These tickets can be redeemed for various prizes. I’ve currently got my eye on the Amazon gift certificate, which is only 35 tickets. At the rate I’ve been finding items I need, it shouldn’t take me long. Yes, the site really is that good!

Visit Daily Steals to grab your free tickets and check out the deal of the day.

Have fun ;)