Watching PBR (http://pbr.com/en/bfts/results.aspx). Google-ing PBR. Now I need to soap PBR (New Leather-Old School). No longer the Old School American brew as we once knew. Now foreign owned, but will remain an American icon all the same.
“Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand – it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression – all the things that make this country great,” Kashper said in a statement. “The opportunity to work with the company’s treasure trove of iconic brands, some of which I started my career selling, is a dream come true.”
Enjoy your Sunday!
Correction: Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer remains American an "Old School" icon and is now back to it's roots in
I'm sitting here working; printing, photos, writing, updating website and social media (pain in the butt), general planning and fine tuning. I need to get as much synchronized to make neat work of things. Chaos comes too easily. Also need to brainstorm how to lessen my costs...I will have to compromise much of what I planned to get V. W. Rustique Design off and running. No harm in crawling, however slow that crawl may be, before I can walk as an LLC. Take even more baby steps, so I can get myself open for business.
In the meantime, the fragrance of Vetiver and Egyptian Musk from New Leather is wafting through the room and smells heavenly. Fragrance is such and important part of my life and I'm uplifted when I get a whiff of something great. Sometimes fragrance is just the brake I need to relax from daily stress.
Here in Cali' there's an abundance of fruit, in particular, avocados and bananas. Hmm, sounds like the beginning of a glorious soap. What a great combination! This is going to boost conditioning like crazy and make this soap super luxurious. I've added to the batch some coconut milk in addition to my eggnog base (Don't trip, never enough milk and dairy for me...) and silk of course, for a bomb lather! This is a vegetarian friendly soap fragranced with patchouli, lemongrass and sandalwood. I've topped it off with a Santa Fe blend Red Rooibos tea for some pretty. It's quite splendid, so I shall call it Splendor!
Hello, my beauty!
Lately, I've been restocking and working on new recipes. I recently entered a recipe to a food contest at Bristol Farms featuring peaches and vanilla. Of course, my recipe was for soap featuring those two ingredients. I know I won't win, but thinking outside the box is what I do. Besides which I have a new recipe to add to my line of soaps. You'll be seeing some new and beautiful soaps soon coming. ♥
Just soaping a bit and finally made a soap with coffee and pumpkin. I named this beauty Pumpkin Chai Latte. I infused olive oil with coffee and blended these into my basic tallow recipe. I do love what tallow contributes to my soapmaking. Used my eggnog recipe and pureed pumpkin to add to the base oils and scented it with fo/eo coffee and spice blend. It took a while for the fragrance to develop but now I'm in love with the spiced aroma of pumpkin bread and the subtle note of black coffee. Turned out different than I thought, but still pleased.
Bastile soap made from olive and caster oils. Unscented. Cure time a few months. It'll be a while. Better make a few mo' batches...
This contest I entered while thinking outside the box. It was for edibles only, not to bathe with. Enough said...I've got a new recipe to get busy with. Challenges can come with benefits. I just may add this to my soap line. Look for it!