Sunday, August 30, 2009


The long anticipated Golden Ticket soap, inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Rich, smooth chocolate scented soap made with cocoa butter and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. Chocoholics beware: you won't want to get out of the shower ;-)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Me, M.I.A.

You may have noticed that I've been M.I.A. lately. Well, I have my reasons and I thought I would let you in on a little of my personal life...

I've been a work at home mom for 10 years. In my previous life, I was a legal assistant and have my paralegal certificate. I put that all aside while I traveled with my Army husband and raised my kids. We were lucky to live in some grand places like Heidelberg, Germany (where my second daughter was born), Monterey, California (where my first daughter was born) and Savannah, Georgia. I won't mention North Dakota ;-)

While all this traveling/raising kids was going on, my marriage was disintegrating. So, 19 years later, my husband and I are at the point of divorce. Ooh, the D word. It brings pity upon you. But I neither want nor need pity. It's been a long time coming and it is a good thing...really.

But, along with the big D, it means that, while I love my little soap business, it's not enough to support me (although I have dreams of hitting it big, like all other soapers)...SO, I'm back to work. Yup, I'm putting my legal assistant skills back into action and am now working for a wonderful law firm. I feel very lucky and blessed to have found such a perfect job for me despite the economy.

So, that is my official excuse as to why I've not been around to keep you up to date with the happenings at Latherati. Once I get settled into a routine, I will find the time to put as much effort into my business as I can. Please bear with me ;-)...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back from Vacay :-)

Well, I'm back from vacation. It's always nice to come home to your own bed, your own stuff, isn't it? I had a wonderful time in Ohio visiting my best friend and her girls. I brought my camera with the best intention of taking lots of pics but of course, I took none! We were just having too much fun to stop for a Kodak moment.

We visited the Science Center in Columbus and hit the pool a couple of times. It's much hotter there than central NY so I didn't need the jeans and sweater I thought I might need. My best friend and I treated ourselves to a relaxing massage and a nice lunch out without the kids.

So, now it's back to the grindstone but like I said, I'm glad to be back.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dashwood is curing...

Dashwood? or should it be Barton Cottage? I just can't decide. Anyway, the Sense & Sensibility soap is curing nicely. It's a delicate rose scent with green ivy notes.