I’m documenting my day-to-day more often now (like I mentioned in this post and this post). Here’s my picture recap of the last week. If you want to keep up with my daily pictures, check out my instagram feed. If you’re interested in more of these types of posts, check out the tags (at the bottom of the post) – each tag links to a list of similar blog posts. You can also find a recap of the most popular tags on my blog in the sidebar.
Pictures are displayed starting with the oldest (about a week ago) to the most recent.
Made more mild jojoba facial scrub today (March 26th)
Making skin support tea: prepping the mint. This is the last bundle of mint from my garden! Good thing I’ll have lots of it growing out of control when the weather warms up (I can always count on my mint to come up every year and grow wild – which is great!). It can’t be too much longer now (March 26th)
A pic from this fun day. When I posted this pic on instagram a friend mentioned how much she likes purple hair on me. That sparked me to reply with my thoughts on my hair colour right now: I’ve been missing blue for a few months tho. But I have a few more tubes of purple to use up first lol. I got some pastels that I’m going to work in soon – I’m not only missing blue but I’m missing some lighter colours too. Been rocking this purple (with bits of pink and teal) for over six months now. Time to change it up a bit. [[Update: I plan to spruce up my hair this week! Bring on splashes of light, fun, spring – inspired colour!]]
When I’m not working in the studio making products, or in the office packing orders, and I’m feeling well enough to be up and about, this is where I work. (March 27th)
Wearing my fav socks today (March 27th)
Tub time (March 27th)
I rarely change my jewelry so when I pick out a new piece, it’s either something that I just plan on wearing with special outfits/occasions, or, it’s a piece I plan on wearing day in day out. This flower ring is definitely a day in day out piece. I’m absolutely in love with the fact it contains real flowers. Since getting this ring, it’s only left my finger to wash dog paws and soak in the tub! (March 27th)
Go check out @adellejackman for the full pic of her soap sculpture (using #battysbath soap! Booya!). And the lovely blog post she wrote about what changed her beauty junkie ways! Truly inspiring! (March 27th)
My signature line of handmade soaps #battysbath @adellejackman your #battysbath soap inukshuk reminded me of these pix my sister in law took last weekend (March 27th) — P.s. when I posted this on instagram, a customer – a fire breathing customer (seriously!) – shared how he used my charcoal soap to take care of a burn! Crazy eh? Check out our conversion where I included some suggestions should a burn happen again – and he let me know that burns come with the job lol.
What I wore (March 28th)
Last Saturday: my sister, my mom (momma batty), and me working in the studio. Thanks to my sister in law for taking the pic! More pix and a bit of a back story will be posted on the blog later today (March 28th) [[Update: the rest of the pictures can be found here]]
Little man and my make shift office during sick days (flare ups). I’ve had several in a row again this week – as you can tell by the top right pic (after several days my Halloween body pillow accumulates more and more notebooks, etc) (March 28th) — when I posted this on instagram, a great conversation started about doggies. I shared some of Sassy’s and Little Man’s story. Plus talked about my thoughts on adding another member to our pack. You can check out that convo here.
March 29th – when working in my make shift office (shown above), doggie ears occasionally work their way on to my keyboard
The “need to label” table (March 30th)
Phew. Just finished packing orders with momma batty. We had way too many orders to pack in her car (she takes them to the post office on Monday mornings), so we had to load them up in the truck instead! Crappy pic, but I just had to document this Lol. It’s full right to the back! (March 30th)
Earlier today in the studio. On the left: hydra healing skin rescue gel (Top: still mixing. Bottom: ready to package). On the right: tea tree facial nut scrub. (March 30th)
Some how days when momma batty comes over to help in the office and studio tire the dogs out as much as me lol. They are both sawing logs already. (March 30th)
My current hair colour(s)… my purple on top looks really muted and dark but that’s because my hair is still pretty damp (the teal also looks more green in this pic). This week I’m hoping to lighten a lot of this mop up. I’m thinking pastels. I always crave pastel coloured hair around this time of year (March 30th)
My view beyond my laptop today (working in my living room – yup, already a step up from late last week when I was still having to work in bed – see previous pix). It’s a light work day for me though. Besides updating order statuses, I generally take Mondays off (because I work all weekend to get orders out the door!). Most people hate Mondays but I like them because they are my one scheduled day off (minus those order status updates ). Being able to set your own hours? A perk of working for yourself / running your own biz. (p.s. I can’t wait until all that winter gear isn’t clogging up the coat rack!) (March 31)
Thanks to @spondymom for continuing to spread the word about Ankylosing Spondylitis ! For those of you who don’t know, I have AS (I was diagnosed with it first -in my early 20’s – then about 5 years later, I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia).
Ever wonder how i store all my soaps? In a dresser of course lol (April 1st)
Today’s smoothie. Banana, spinach, kale, raspberries, spouted chia & flaxseed powder, green superfood powder, brown rice protein powder and water. (April 1st)