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Thor, Christmas Helper



He's the most helpful helper who ever helped! He inspected the Amazon box & contents for danger, he kept me company while I worked. He's a very curious kitty. I mean it's entirely possible that I was cutting cheese on the walking around on thing, he had to be ready in case a piece fell. 

Thank you @EowynW for the gift idea! I've never made lotion bars before. I do soap pretty regularly but haven't ventured into butter territory. I got some 2oz screw top tins from Amazon, they are purrfect!

I used: shea butter, beeswax, Jojoba oil, a drop of Vitamin E, & French lavender & sage for scent. 




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Woohooo! I love them! I bet they smell and feel divine. 

Soap is my next project. I'm slowly collecting all my supplies. I am very scent and dye sensitive so my dream is to learn to make lovely natural soap. Jan Berry's Nerdy Farm Wife blog is inspiring me. 

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Thor is the helperest helper there ever was. He guards, watches carefully and inspects everything. So glad he's not useless like my two lumps of feline. Their only mission in life is to leave hair EVERYWHERE!!!!

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Pawesome work!!! Thor is a great supervisor! 
The recipients will love them for sure!

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I love the updates on Thor. I am biased towards black cats- they are often so expressive. 

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      What do you think women are more talented at by nature?

      What do you think men are more talented at by nature?

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