This past week has been a little out of the ordinary. Rather than a jampacked schedule filled with work engagements, I took the week off (mostly) to relax and unwind with the family. I have still been on social media, but for the most part this week has been a vacation. I’m a bit of a workaholic (what can I say, I love what I do!) but it has been refreshing to spend the week focusing on family. Next week I’ll be back in the office full time, and I’m looking forward to getting back to the swing of things.
Here on the blog, the collection of sparkly tutorials came to an end with the Midas Touch Bath Bombs and Gold Mine Cold Process Tutorial. The team and I have been working on rustic inspired holiday tutorials, so be on the lookout for those soon. They are the perfect projects if shimmer isn’t your cup of tea. =) In the meantime, here is my favorite soapy inspiration from around the web!
Left to right, clockwise:
- This Roasted Carrot Lentil Salad with Tahini Dressing looks and sounds delicious! The hearty vegetables and lentils are perfect for fall.
- I love the soft swirls and mica dust on these Holiday Spice Cold Process Bars by Sarah of Spicy Pinecone. Read my interview with Sarah here.
- If you’re hosting a fall gathering, these Gold Leaf Pumpkins would make beautiful centerpieces.
- Speaking of fall parties, this Pumpkin Chocolate-Spiderweb Tart is perfect for a Halloween party! It’s almost too pretty to eat. =)
If you’ve worked with honey in cold process soap, you know it can be a little tricky! The additional sugar makes the soap quite hot, and can lead to an extreme gel phase. You can see this gel phase in action below. Be on the lookout next week for a post about using honey in cold process soap.
We are working on a collection of rustic holiday projects, including anise melt and pour. I love the smell of anise, I’m a huge fan of black licorice. =) On the right are the Midas Touch Bath Bombs, one of my favorite bath bomb recipes in recent memory! See the tutorial here.
- The weight loss industry brings in $60 billion dollars a year in the U.S. Why are Americans still struggling with obesity? It could be because the $60 billion diet industry is dwarfed by a $300 billion fast food industry.
- Pesticides have been linked to the decline of the bee population.
- If you use social media, integrating your platforms can be a great way to increase your audience. These three website mistakes are great examples of what not to do.
- A venture capital firm crunched data from the past 10 years and found that female founders outperform their peers.
I hope you’re having a great weekend! 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, add me. I’m Bramble-Berry on Snapchat. Don’t forget to tag your soapy projects on Instagram with the hashtag #SoapShare so I can see what you’re making! =)