My first reaction was, "We just did soap! How different can this soap be? How much soap does anybody need? How many words can I write about soap?" but I was bored and not busy, so I clicked through the link and found the most lovely soap I've ever seen; soap so unique and pretty that it was easy to find more words about soap.
Photo of Fresh Sugared Lemon soap by GypsyWindSoapworks
Once the soap arrived, little kid thought it was candy and asked if he could eat it anyway after I told him it was not. Big Kid declared it the most beautiful soap he had ever seen. Mr. Ashley asked how much the fancy soap cost with a worried look. It took me a week to even unwrap it from its cellophane because it felt so wrong to desecrate such beauty.
Then I realized I was in danger of becoming one of those weird old ladies who puts out special holiday hand towels and yells at people for using them, so I went ahead and used the soap.
As someone who lives simply (also known as "broke" in less linguistically creative circles), I love small purchases that make me feel pretty, special or pampered. Most of these purchases revolve around sleeping and showering because you are supposed to do both daily, and this allows me to write these expenses off as practical. Crisp sheets, a plush mattress topper, fluffy towels, and soap fit for a Disney princess; all little things that bring me luxury.
Also, it turns out that heart-shaped soap is very practical in that it is easy to hold. Not that holding soap has been a big issue for me in the past, but I was having a moment of thinking that this beautiful soap was not going to be very practical until I realized it fits more nicely in my hand than regular soap so now regular soap can really go suck it. Also, it smells as pretty as it looks!
These soaps would make great little gifts or amazing bridal/baby/princess party favors, and one of you is going to receive a two pack! There are three ways to enter and the contest ends Monday, so get to it!
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And a big thank you to the soapmaker's husband for bringing this little bit of niceness into my daily existence! I'm looking forward to sharing it with one of you!