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At the end of the day on July 4th, we held a drawing for a basket of River Bar Soaps. We asked a young guy who was walking by if he would be so kind as to draw the winning ticket.  He sheepishly consented, was rewarded with a little bar of soap, and then queried, “What’s this?” Funny!

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Reflections on the 4th

We had a great day at the beachfront in River Bar Soaps’ booth, seeing old friends and meeting some new ones.  We were set up early, long before we heard the first sirens denoting the beginning of the parade.  We could only partially see it from our booth’s vantage point, but we could hear all the sounds of our small town’s parade: Continue reading


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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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Patchouli Yuzu With A Twist

On Sunday we made our seImagecond batch of Patchouli Yuzu, but this time with a twist–a literal twist! We used a technique we found here to make a two-color swirl in a tube.  This may or may not be exciting to you, but it certainly was to us, as we’d just been trying to work out how we might accomplish this when we saw Soaping 101’s Spa Bars technique video.   Continue reading


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The River Bar

Yesterday after a full day of house, yard and garden chores and 15 pounds of new River Bar Soaps, we  hopped into our little Walker Bay 10 and enjoyed an hour on the river.  Exquisite end to the day and a delightful pleasure we both enjoy so much.  Rick mans the oars up river and I take over on the way back down. Translation: he does all the hard work while I take pictures, then I practice my rowing while the current floats us back to the truck and trailer. Continue reading