Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Busy Kitchen....

Hello to all in Blog land...
I have been a little quiet here on these pages lately...

We have been getting some much needed rain this week...
220mls so far
The tanks are full and so are the dams.....In wet weather like this I have been 
making supplies as you can see below, the real kitchen and how it really looks :)

I have been experimenting with my soap, and I made this one
Honey, Oatmeal, Lanolin and Pumice Stone Garden Soap.
I also used my new mold that I have been waiting for, doesn't it look good with the bee on them.

I also made
Double Choc Fudge..
Seriously this smelled so good Robbie wanted to lick the bowl out hahaha should have let him....
For both of these I used my basic Soap method and then added brown colour and chocolate scented oil...For the Garden soap I also used basic soap and added. 2tbles Oats, 1teaps Honey, 30g ground pumice stone and 1 tbls Lanolin.
I am really enjoying experimenting with the soap....

Below is the last of the Goats Milk Soap, I am waiting for the latest batch to finish curing..
I have also been busy knitting dish clothes and washers. I do have a nice stack starting to happen..

I also made a Double Choc Fudge soy candle, my thinking here laying in the bath with chocy candle burning
whilst bathing with chocy soap....Chocolate fix done, calories NONE....
I know I'm either a genius or stark raving mad (going with the last one)

I then got in and made a batch of Washing Liquid, I put some Lemon Myrtle oil in this batch and it smells so fresh....Enough here for 2 months...

Before I new every one was wanting dinner with chocolate dessert hmmmm
Wasn't the most popular Mum around when they realized I hadn't been baking...
And tea well......
It was all leftovers from the fridge, they didn't know that though I told them it was
Curried mince and veges...BUT there clothes are gonna smell good and so will they....

Last weekend
My Mum, Chloe, Harrison and I took a road trip out to see my eldest daughter for her birthday and also my youngest grand daughter turned one.

 Here is Abby with her Great grandma opening her bear that GGmar made her.

There was lots of help on hand for Abby.

We also went into Roma for Jess"s birthday and had a wonderful day out..

Now I should really go and bake for my family
I could stay here and catch up on blogs.....



  1. Mandy the grandkids are growing up so quickly and such gorgeous little poppets. You have been sooooo busy with all of the soap, dishwash liq etc, wow talk about impressive and your house would definitely smell great.

  2. Mandy, your soap sounds very interesting. Where did you get the ground pumice stone from? My next batch will hopefully be a goats' milk soap if I can work out how to make it successfully.

  3. Thanks for the great catch up post, my you have been busy.
    I have been using that home made laundry liquid for nearly 2 years now and it is great, the only thing it doesn't do well is all my white T shirts, so I have to Nappy san them every month or so.
    That gardening soap sounds fantastic, I will have to do some of my next batch...Looove the cute Bee : )