August 1, 2019

On November 8, 2018 we awoke to fire.  I will get to our escape.  First, I would like to explain our loss.  You may see from past posts, some of our story, but there is more.  Beginning with the reason we moved to California, how it came about and why I was there with...

October 31, 2018

This month in Paradise (literally), we had unplanned puppies and trees coming down and overdue horseback riding lessons.

 We had a tree  fall on our roof.  Luckily, no one was hurt and the house was  safe.  Still, it reminded us that we live in a forest and need to have...

September 10, 2018

Gabriel's birthday, a new chicken coop, new water heater, new led lighting and fixtures, new toilet, new built in desks and murphy bed.  Whew!

August 2, 2018

The kids love our new property.  We have installed hammocks, swings and a slack line.  We also have plans for a zip line.  Matt is still working in La Crosse, but  his office here is ready for him.  The security is great, he has a quiet, private space and the internet...

July 23, 2018

 Well, we kept everything we would need to start a beautiful life in Paradise, California.  The home we wanted had another buyer and just became available.  I am running to Paradise to sign papers and buy our house before someone else makes another offer.  Buying a hom...

June 22, 2018

We are moving to California!  Matt and I have always wanted to be near family.  The only question has been whose?  We had completely ruled out California due to the high cost of housing.  Our recent trip to Sunnyvale and connecting up with a long time family friend and...

May 31, 2018

Catherine, Mary’s godmother came to visit to witness Mary’s First Communion.  Maggie and the kids are all working on raising money for musical instruments.  The local Sweet Shop was remodeling and allowed the kids to sell root beer floats.  Maggie will play her great-g...

April 30, 2018

Seasonal collections are fun.  They give plenty of opportunity for the beginning soaper to develop skills and display creativity.  This Easter, Miss Grace made Easter egg bath fizzies and learned how to label her items correctly.

Labeling is a cumbersome task and r...

March 24, 2018

Miss Grace developed a great soap with a color mix using LabColors.  It was scented like Irish Spring.  She called it Celtic Mist.  It did not sell as well as her Valentine's Day Soaps, but may be incorporated in the mens collection as it has a great scent and pretty c...

February 27, 2018

Valentine's Day Sales were $80!  Miss Grace sold out in one day.  She is developing for Easter and will begin exploring bath fizzies.  She is well on her way to Washington D.C.  Thank you for your support in this venture.

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