Brotherly Love

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” Michael J. Fox

I’m so excited; Grandma and Grandpa Faiola will be here this weekend (!). This means lots of delicious food (I’m cooking Halibut for dinner with a beautiful arugula salsa verde) and laughter (so, so much laughter).

Grandma arrived early this week so we played a little bit of hooky this morning and went hiking with Jamisen to our favorite place in Whatcom County, Clayton Beach. Jamisen was delighted to rock climb (“I climbed a mountain!”), play with sea anemones and better yet? We saw a train!

Soap wise, it has been a crazy busy week. If you haven’t seen Instagram, you definitely need to check out our Vine and Instagrams.  It’s difficult to say what my favorite one is but it’s probably the Fall Leaves soap we did yesterday. And, we also gave a sneak peek of our Rainbow Clouds soap. It got 105 likes in Instagram, the most ever for any photo we’ve ever posted. I’m off to go to a Scent Panel (smelling all the fragrances for Spring 2014 – so soon!) right now but won’t forget about the Facebook Photo of the Week. Expect that post before midnight tonight =) Happy Friday, everyone!

2 Responses to “Brotherly Love”

  1. Patricia says:

    Awww…me thinks Miss Lily is daddy’s girl. She looks just like him in that photo. Jamisen will make an awesome big brother; I see he’s already got the swing of it. You have such a lovely family. I enjoy all your photos. And what a beautiful part of the country you live in. Not sure if I could hack THAT much rain though…lol. My annual average is only 15 inches. I’ve read yours is somewhere around 200. Yikes!

    • Anne-Marie says:

      Hi Patricia – Absolutely Daddy’s girl! This morning, after 4 a.m., she was a little fussy so I pulled her into bed with us and dozed off. Around 5, I woke up, looked over and my husband was holding her hand. It was sooooooo sweet =)

      And, big sigh, does rain a lot but that means we get amazing greens and man oh man, our gardens love it! =)

      Thank you for being such a supportive participant of the Soap Queen community.

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