• Handmade

    Low Calorie Donuts

    Soapy donuts are super yummy, but you don’t want to eat them! I love baking, and those techniques can be transferred to soap making. The process is very similar, yet very different at the same time. When you frost a cake or make flowers out of frosting, you can take your time and remix the frosting to use it again. When you are piping soap or making soap flowers, you are racing against the clock because during the mixing and saponification process, the batter will naturally thicken up and soon will be deemed impossible to pipe or pour. But getting back to making soap donuts, the first step is to…

  • Handmade

    Handmade Scented Soaps

    Who doesn’t love handmade things? Everyone knows that anything handmade was made with attention to detail and care, and it was more often than not made by an artisan who is passionate about their craft. That’s why when you receive a handmade gift, you know that some thought was put into not only the giving of it but in the making of it. There are many artisans online offering their wares and it makes sense to support these small businesses, because they are our neighbors, our friends and family, the farmers and the hardworking people who make this country great! Now I don’t want to get all political on you,…

  • Holiday

    Cute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – Putting some thought into it

    Cute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas   I know, you’re reading this because you are fresh out of ideas for Valentine’s Day and you need some help or you’ll end up in the dog house. I get it, my man has been there on many occasions and I can already tell what’s been running through your head… “I’ll just go to Costco and get a box of chocolates. They have flowers there so I can get those too. And while I’m there I might as well get the dog food, toilet paper and bag of romaine lettuce I forgot to get the other day.” NOT ROMANTIC AT ALL!  Seriously? Flowers and…

  • Tropical

    Where to buy Tropic Hula Bubbles bath products

    Bubbly and Creamy Bath Soap When I started making soap in 2016, I didn’t really have any idea where to start except for watching a few dozen YouTube videos. Everybody did it pretty much the same way but no one would disclose a recipe. There were some generic recipes out there but I figured I wanted to create my own signature recipe that would be bubbly and creamy because that’s what soap is supposed to be, right? Soap Made in Hawaii Add to that the fact that I was born and raised in Hawaii, a native Hawaiian by ethnicity. By the way, don’t call people who live here Hawaiians. They are…