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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I have two firsts I want to share with you today. The first of the firsts, (LOL), is something I have desired to have for many years, but I could not justify the expense. Why would you switch mixers just to get a color you desire more? I purchased a KitchenAid mixer years ago. Shortly after that they came out with pink mixers for breast cancer research. They were hard to find and KitchenAid is not cheap. Obviously I have drooled at the pink mixers for years. If I have a coffee maker, a toaster oven, a microwave, etc. all in pink, I should have a pink mixer too, right? Well, I finally babied me and bought one. I am using the old mixer for other things such as mixing oils for my soap. The second first is making whipped soap. I just made some and when it has set up, it should float. The floating is one of the reasons for making whipped soap. It is also to have a different texture and I am looking forward to experiencing that myself. It is fragranced with baby powder and hence the name Baby Me. I also used jojoba beads, a tiny amount of glitter, and some oxide to add a little interest and beauty to the soap. We will see how I did when the soap is ready to be cut. I understand that it may take longer for the soap to set up and it is also humid here in Kansas and that may also be a contributing factor to the soap taking longer to set up. I'll see you soon.