gerberas and good books

I hosted a little soapmaking workshop for four locals who wanted to learn how to make soap. I had lots of fun, since it involved talking about and making soap. Each participant made a one pound batch of soap (six bars' worth) with the essential and/or fragrance oils they chose, and I made a demo batch. One of the women who came brought me a gerbera plant! I thought that was so very sweet. And Springy! Happy March!
If you're at all interested in poring over gorgeous pictures of other people's homes and gathering ideas for your own, all three of these books are winners. I have to return them to the library this week, and I really wish I could keep them forever. Found Style, Family Living, and Country Living Storage Style - I think that just about anyone could find things they like in each of these books.

I enjoyed a storm day today, since we had an icy night and morning here. On the weather forecast I check online, they had an icon of triangles falling from the sky, which I had never seen before. Phillip and I washed the dishes, read books, and made granola bars. While he was asleep, I hemmed pants, read in those terrific books, packed up a soap order, cut the bars that the group made yesterday, and generally puttered about happily.

I'm so excited, I'll say it again - Happy March!

P.S. Thanks for all of the great comments about Adam's site! Just to be clear, I take all of the pictures for this blog, unless otherwise noted. He's a good inspiration to have around.

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