Happy New Year to all my soapy friends! Great to be back on the blog typing again! I'm looking forward to what 2012 will bring...maybe this year it will be a SOAPtini store? One can dream can't I?! Hey just like the lotto - you never know. 

I've been soaping up a storm. Working more on my cold process soap and practicing my swirl techniques! One thing I love about making soap is there is NEVER an end to it. There is always something new to do and always something new to learn. My research continues and so does my love for this type of work. I just wish there were more hours in the day to complete everything I need do accomplish in a day!

I'm making more roll-on's this year! I have a new one that will be interesting to test - It's an appetite suppressant roll-on. You can all laugh but honestly I think it's working! My appetite is definately curbed. I'm not saying I'm getting any thinner yet...but that is besides the case! Ha! Anyways it's an essential oil blend of grapefruit, peppermint & sweet almond oil. Also on my list of new fun things is a lot of aromatherpy inhalation jars! Check out my Facebook page under "Soaptini" until I get these new items listed! Oh and


 
 
Wow, it truly has been a busy year! I love blogging and wanted to update much more then I have been. But of course I've been extremly busy. I've finally found the time...today! And you know I must be crazy busy if I decide to post this the week, the week I WROTE (yes, I write my own Christmas Poems & Newsletters every year! lol) and sent my Christmas cards out, baked dozens and dozens of cookies, baked dog treats, had business meetings, babysat, filled custom orders, soaped a bit & have to chaperone a field trip tomorrow and attend the same one the following day for youngest son! LOL. Wow...my life is crazy. But crazy is good! :) Wouldn't have it any other way. Well of course I would....I think I'd have my children listen to me and go to bed when they are suppose to! ha!

So anyways soaping is coming along great. I'm learning more and more each day. I hope one day to obtain a Holistic degree. And if not that I will at least continue to research on the benefits of aromatherapy.  I'm currently working on trying to create my own recipe for my sons severe dry-skin & eczema. It is not an easy task to get an 8 year old boy to bathe in a tub full of shea butter, emu oil, etc...but I'm working on it. And when I  come up with something I can't wait to create it for others too.

Well folks Christmas is just around the corner be sure to get SOAPtini products. They are pampering gifts of homemade soaps, balt salts, oils etc that will tell that special person it is "ALL ABOUT YOU".
 
 
I've been trying to balance everything in my life. My boys obviously being top priority! So this website has been put on hold for quite some time. I've been creating it myself so I'm sure it will take some time before it is actually complete! However, I think it looks pretty darn snazzy! I only changed it about 3 times...lol. I think I'm starting to get the hang of it.
I'm that type of person that starts one thing and gets sidetracked and starts another project before completing the first. I've come to realize I'm like that in all aspects of life. Start cleaning the kitchen, go to put something in the laundry...start the laundry and while the water is filling up I'll run upstairs, put clothes away in my drawer. Then I'm likely to start some project in my bedroom. I travel back to the kitchen where the first project is not complete but by this time I'm exhausted....and damn I forgot to put the clothes in the washer and it has been 2 hours! LOL. Sad but true. And the same thing happens when I'm soaping it up! I want to start 10 projects. Maybe I have adult adhd..not sure but hopefully I get a little more structure in my life at some point!
Soaps and craft shows are doing good. I've finally developed quite an inventory and my mother has helped me package my soaps. So hopefully my crazy long hour days are over. Yeah Right! Ha!

Check out my site! And know over time it will fill up with more pictures of my many products!

 
 
What is a disorganized Martha you ask? ME! It is a Martha Stewart wanna-be (without the handcuffs! lol) that tries and tries again to craft, bake cakes, be organized and usually fails to some degree. I've come along way to find my knack. I can only hope that Soap is my thing. It's become a passion that I never realized was right there in front of my eyes. I love it. I love making people feel pampered..the way I always want to feel but am short on time, energy, etc.  Hell- I waitress and serve people the way I would want to be served. No matter what...that's my personality!

With that being said this mom of 3 boys has a long road of work in front of her. But I'm thankful for that. Diagnosed with a RARE Heart valve disease at 30 and suffering from Fibromyalgia for a good few years but most severely over the last year has been nothing short of difficult.  When I finally took matters in my own hands and researched varies avenues to find something to help me because I knew I "could NOT live this way", especially with 3 young boys.  I had no energy, unexplained pain and stiffness like you couldn't believe daily. But I found a doctor that worked with me and I'm on Cymbalta. After having a horrible time on another med I was left with little options. I knew I couldn't be the mother, wife, daughter, friend, worker I wanted to be. I wanted something more. And now...I'm living again! It's amazing. I have my bad days, but I've had a few great months since beginning treatment for fibromyalgia. I'm so glad I explored my options with Fibromyalgia. If the first treatment isn't a success...try try again. You don't have to live that way!
My heart condition is monitored a couple times a year. Eventually I will need a valve replacement surgery. But I've overcome my fears with that and keep living for now. And part of that has led me to lead this life I want to lead.

I want to "soap"! I want to own my own business. I want to explore all opportunities I have while I have them. Lets face it - you only life once. DREAM BIG - WORK HARD - AND LOVE!