Monday, March 14, 2016
This weekend was full, in a good way. It began Saturday morning with a soap workshop, hosted by Life at Nature's Pace, in my home. A small group of ladies gathered in my kitchen, and while we drank tea and chatted, I shared the ins and outs of cold process soap making. It was a great way to spend the morning, and as always the joy I receive from teaching a workshop left me feeling inspired and motivated. The rest of the day was spent around the house, tidying, and puttering, and the evening was spent with a friend, enjoying dinner.
Sunday morning was a little dark around these parts with the time change, and so we took it slow. After a late pancake breakfast we hit the trails for some fresh air. As soon as our feet hit the trail we heard the call of the red winged black bird. What a beautiful sound, a sure sign that spring is definitely on its way. We also heard a ton of chickadees, and saw our first robins. We stopped at the water to toss some stones before heading back to the car, and home. The afternoon was spent in the yard. Reece let the chickens out to roam, and had fun chasing them around, and I started to do a little spring yard tidy up. It felt so good to be outside, working in the yard, and enjoying a mild almost spring day. Both Reece and I were tired by the time Sunday night rolled around. He passed out pretty quickly, much earlier than his usual bedtime, and I wasn't far behind.
How was your weekend?
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That sounds like a wonderful weekend. I wish I lived closer as I would love to come to a soap making workshop. We were out in the garden this weekend too, digging, wedding and tidying up. Our clocks don't change for another few weeks yet.....ReplyDelete
It was really wonderful. I wish you lived closer too, I would love to share the ins and outs of soap making with you.Delete
Sounds like you had a good weekend. We got lucky with the weather and were able to spend lots of time outside as well. Feels so good to soak up some warmer weather and fresh air!ReplyDelete
It does feel good. Even though we had a pretty mild winter, the arrival of spring always feels good.Delete
I really do wish I could attend one of your shops Kim, soap making is on my to learn list. I have made pour soaps, but that is all. I actually bought everything to make soap, have never put any of it to use.ReplyDelete
I am still trying to adjust to the time change, this is the one I don't like. I will be an hour late for everything for months!
Have a super duper day!
Me too, Tracey. It would be wonderful to have you in a workshop. I am finding the time change a little difficult this year as well...must be that I am getting older :)Delete
It was a great day, hope yours was too!
Oh i'd love to learn how to make soap in your kitchen (and drink tea)! Our garden is still covered in snow so we can't do any work out there yet, but i'm dreaming of a herb spiral!ReplyDelete
Wouldn't that be wonderful! I so wish all my blog friends could come, what a workshop that would be. I think we would need to do a full weekend workshop, so much to learn and to share )Delete
A herb spiral, how fun! I had one years ago, you will love it!
We had a similar weekend. I had to work on the Saturday morning, then we did errands, cleaned etc.ReplyDelete
Sunday we hit the trail and took a walk in the woods. A couple of hours later we finally left, the kiddos covered in mud and rainboots full of water (spring run off is always so fun to sink your boots into haha).
Haha, yes, we experienced our fair share of mud too :)Delete
What a lovely way to spend the weekend - it sounds just perfect!ReplyDelete
We had a long weekend for Labor Day here so I spent the time doing some crochet, walking on the beach with my dog, doing a couple of runs and discovering the joys of the BBC series "Call The Midwife".
It was blissfully relaxing! :)
It sounds just wonderful Leisa. Hope your week is filled with much of the same.Delete
I am dragging this week because of the time change, I think it takes about a week. I love the longer days though :) Lovely time to have with soap liking minded people!!ReplyDelete
I am starting to drag a bit too Karen, the time change really does a number doesn't it? Hope you are feeling back to normal soon.Delete
Sounds like a wonderful weekend, and what a fun workshop! Making soap is one of those "someday" things I'd love to do. My youngest is two now and is very....two.ReplyDelete
What a lovely blog you have here! So happy to visit!~
Thanks, it was a lot of fun. I love sharing the things I love making with others. Ha, yes, so hard with little ones underfoot.Delete
Thank you. So nice of you to stop by.
I see you guys are all bundled up again!! The workshop sounds like it was amazing, so glad to hear it. Hope you guys are settling back in after your restful trip. We had a good weekend here too, visiting with a good friend and trying to catch up from the last week.ReplyDelete
Just a little bit, we had a few chilly days, and are expecting some more this weekend. It was a great workshop, and I can't wait to do it again. We have settled back in quite well, and are back homeschooling and enjoying our normal day to day rhythm...it feels good.Delete
Hope you are well my friend. xo
I wish I could make soap with you one day! That's one of those crafts I haven't tackled yet. So happy to read that things are going well! :) Sorry i haven't been around much. Our days are so full right now.ReplyDelete
That would be so wonderful KC. If you ever make it up this way that is one of the things we have to do together :) Things are going very well, and life it grand. No worries, I get it, life is full for me too, and I totally understand that it is for others too.Delete
Take care my friend. xo
It sounds like a wonderful weekend, and maybe a taste of things to come more and more over the coming weeks.ReplyDelete
I certainly hope so. I say bring it on spring :)Delete
A lovely weekend. We are long overdue to make another batch of soap here. Be well. Shine.ReplyDelete
Thanks, it was!Delete