Friday, February 19, 2010

Soap Queen makes Milled Soap

This is a must see for all soapmakers. I taught myself how to mill soap, and it took many tries, and made a lot of ugly soap before I figured it out. This video can't be any simpler to follow, and when your done make some rebatched soap, or as the fancy people like to say French Milled Soap.

Soap Queen TV: How to Make Rebatch Soap from Soap Queen on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Running Barefoot

I took up running about two weeks ago, not knowing the importance of running shoes. I began to run using my Nike Air Rifts, and that really kicked my ass. My feet all the way through my thighs were just throbbing with pain. I didn't know any better, and I thought I could run in anything.

Nike Air Rift
From Asics

My friend told me running is not supposed to hurt you, you need better running shoes. She loaned me a pair she had laying around that have never been used. When I first started running in then they felt great, after about 15 minutes, they hurt my feet so bad I took then off and ran barefoot. While running barefoot felt good at the time, the pain caught up to me that night. I got discouraged to run, thinking I will never find a good comfortable running shoe.

I decided to give it one last try and look for running shoes here in Malaysia. This was a super hard thing to do, since they have very little variety, and sizes in running shoes. I stumbled upon the Asics Gel Trabuco 10 WR and tried them on, they felt great, and very roomy so I purchased them. I went home eager to try them out, I ran 4 miles that day, and didn't feel anything, which was weird at first because all I ever felt was pain running. I then realized this is what you are supposed to feel, nothing but a smooth run. I loved them, and now love running everyday with these smooth kicks on my feet.

Asics Gel Trabuco 10 WR
From Asics

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The New Soapylove Book!

From Soap

I finally received my copy of the new SoapyLove Book. Boy I thought I was creative, Debbie's melt & pour techniques are just plain genius. My favorite project is definitely the Alien Toy UFO Soap. I loved how amazing the soap looked, and it was easy enough for my kids to do.

From Soap

My kids loved every project, but there absolute favorite is the soapsicle.

From Soap

Our soapsicles didn't look as amazing as Debbie's, but they were good enough to make my kids take really, really long baths. Now that is what I call great soap, ha ha ha.

From Soap