This weekend the team and I are busy with the photo shoot for my new book. The book is all about natural soap making and is scheduled to hit market early 2016. I can’t wait to share it with you! If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen plenty of sneak peeks into the projects. Check out the photos below to get an idea for what’s inside the new book =) Scroll down for more soapy inspiration via my favorite pins, tweets and instagrams from the past week.
Top left to right, clockwise:
- Jewelry looks even prettier in an eye-catching dish. This DIY Jewelry Dish includes layers of color to really make your pieces shine.
- I don’t eat chicken very often, but when I do, I like it baked with plenty of fresh herbs. This dish of Baked Meyer Lemon, Chicken & Potatoes fits that bill perfectly.
- This Zested Lemon Homemade Soap from Clean Line Soap Company was last week’s winner of the #SoapShare contest on Instagram. I love the subtle ombre and fresh look of these bars!
- These Paper Flower Hair Clips are adorable. I can’t wait for Lily’s hair to get long enough for one =)
Easter this year was super fun; the kids had a blast hunting for eggs and enjoying some candy. For breakfast, my sister-in-law, Cheriss, made bunny pancakes. Look at the smile on Lily’s face below…they were a hit!
I have practiced my column pour swirl technique this week. On the left is a column pour swirl made with Electric Lemonade Cocktail Fragrance Oil and lots of color. On the right is a cold process soap made with whole cows milk and a classic black and white color palette. Tutorials for both will be on the blog soon!
- Ford is working on their own ridesharing service; I wonder how it will affect Uber and Lyft.
- Navigating the FDA’s website can be tricky. Luckily, they have been working on new articles that are easy to read and straightforward. Here is a list of some of their most helpful pages, via Marie Gale.
- These tips for catching your readers eye via photography and design are fantastic!
- I knew Christmas was a retail juggernaut, but who knew that Americans spend so much on Easter? Click here to find out how much.
- A/B testing is a popular way to measure two versions of something to see which is more successful. This article has helpful tips on how to perform your own A/B testing.
To keep up with the latest soapy social media throughout the week, you can follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine and YouTube. And Snapchat! To watch my ‘stories’, which include sneak peeks into future projects (including all the soaping I’m doing this weekend), add me. I’m Bramble-Berry on Snapchat.