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The Best Laid Plans . . .

IMGP3754Our son-in-law recently showed me how to set up a Facebook ad. He created one designed to expand the Facebook audience for our River Bar Soaps Facebook page.  It worked like magic, quadrupling our audience in one day!  The ad happened to run on the day we were traveling home, and the long trip was made less tedious as we focused on the growing number of “Likes” instead of the number of hours left to drive. Continue reading


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Wildflowers

image  We recently spent time with family in an area incredibly rich and diverse in natural beauty.  One morning we hiked some wooded trails near their home and saw so  many wildflowers, most of which I didn’t know the names. Continue reading


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Make A Wish!

imageOn Sunday we honored a very lovely lady—my mother-in-law—on her 94th Birthday.  We did it in the way we’ve celebrated so many holidays and special occasions over the years: we gathered as family, shared a meal and easy conversation, hugged each other and told stories, inquired of children and grandchildren who weren’t able to be present, and thoroughly enjoyed the company of those who were.  Continue reading


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First things First

imageSome things have to be done before one can bevel soap.  Rick will be beveling this evening and I want to show that part of our process, but when he arrived home today, I promptly met him with the news that the Service Center guy will be here tomorrow to replace the defrost heater in our freezer.  So here stands Rick with blow dryer in hand, melting the ice off the coils.  A heater in a freezer . . . hmmm . . . I think I’ll stick to making soap rather than try to sort that out.

More on beveling shortly . . . Continue reading