Friday, July 24, 2009
Show and Tell Friday and Oatmeal Soap
We are joining Kelli again for another show and tell Friday, and a special thankyou to Kelli for hosting. This week we would like to show a treasure that has been passed on to us.
I would like to share with you a gold charm bracelet my mother gave me. It has two little baby shoes to symbolize my brother and I. And then there are also 2 silhouettes one of my brother and one of me. Then there is a lucky 4 leaf clover. My mother also had a pair of ice skates, growing up in Canada she did some figure skating when she was young.
The last charm has always been my favorite it is a little house that opens and reveals 2 little beds with heart pillows on it. I remember this charm well as a child I would peak into my mothers jewelry box and I would always find the little house and open it up and look inside.
ALMOST HOMEMADE OATMEAL SOAP
We tried out a recent recipe from Carrie's Blog Farming on Faith. She always posts such great recipes for everything homemade, this one looked so simple and fun we just couldn't pass it up.
If you would like to make some for your self you can find it at Carrie's Blog just click here!
Now here in the Watts Villa someone always has far to many mosquito bites from our wanderings around the canals or with our vast and exhaustive amount allergies one of us always has itchy skin. So we love oatmeal soap it is so soothing and for some strange reason we are not allergic to it!
We chose to use some plain Ivory soap, and some good old fashioned oats. We do not own a microwave like the recipe suggests so we just used an old pot and melted it down on the stove and we found this worked fine.
Noah melting the soap.
We used a heart shape silicone mold, this worked really well since it was so easy to pop the soap out of the mold.
All wrapped up to share, but almost looks like a frosted oatmeal cookie, I will have to make sure my friends know not to eat it lol! ;-)
"The more humble and obedient to God a man is The more wise and at peace he will be in all that he does."Thomas A Kempis
"Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding. For the profit of wisdom is better than silver, and her wages are better than gold."Proverbs 3:13-14