Sunday, December 30, 2012

Flashback 2012

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday! My husband and I went home to Florida for Christmas and spent time with family and friends. We visited some of our favorite hangouts, caught up with people we haven't seen in a while, and just enjoyed some down time. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were full of gifts, soap, and food. And I ate. A lot.

And I got an early Christmas surprise from Bramble Berry - my Christmas Cheer soap was selected as a winner in their Make-It-Monday: Christmas Schwag challenge! I am thrilled that my soap was included among so many other gorgeous soapy creations. Thank you to Bramble Berry for choosing and featuring my soap!

It's hard to believe that 2012 is almost gone. As New Year's Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on the past year. In a lot of ways, things haven't changed much. In other ways, things have changed very much.

It's also hard to believe that I have been writing this little blog for almost a year now. I published my first post last January, hoping to share my little corner of the interwebs with other soaping enthusiasts. I am so grateful for all of the support from all of you who read this blog and follow my adventures on Facebook, Google+, and my YouTube channel.

As the year draws to a close and a new year approaches, I thought it would be fun to look back at all of the soaps that I have made and blogged about over the past year.


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Left to right, from top to bottom:



Wasabi


Thank you again to all of you for coming along on this adventure with me. I am so happy with how this little blog has grown, and how it has allowed me to meet so many new soapy friends. I am looking forward to seeing what the coming year will bring!

Happy New Year, everyone! Have a wonderful 2013! And happy soaping to you all ...

31 comments:

  1. What a busy year you've had Jenny, it's hard to believe you've only had your blog for one year! Congratulations on winning the Christmas Schwag Challenge too! Thanks for sharing a look back at your year, wishing you all the best for 2013!~

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    1. Thank you, Cee Gee! In some ways, it seems like I have had my blog for less than a year, and in other ways in seems like it has been more. I've really enjoyed sharing my adventures and meeting so many soaping friends along the way. And thanks for the congrats - that was a wonderful surprise! Happy 2013 to you, Cee Gee!

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  2. Congratulations on your win! You deserve it!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Lisa! Have a happy New Year!

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  3. Congratulations on winning Bramble Berry's Christmas Schwag contest, Jer! Your Christmas Cheer soap is gorgeous! (So are all your other soaps). Anyway, looking forward to all the wonderful creations you will come up with in 2013. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Mom! I was thrilled that my Christmas Cheer soap was included among so many other talented soapmakers' creations. I'm running pretty low on soap over here, so it's time to start planning some new batches for the New Year! Happy 2013 to you!

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  4. Awesome soaps Jenny!!! I am also looking forward to your future creations and videos in 2013 :)
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Roxana

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    1. Thank you, Roxana! I am looking forward to seeing your creations in 2013, too. Happy New Year!

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  5. Congratulations Jenny on winning Bramble Berry's challenge! I really enjoy reading your blog. I wish you all the best for 2013, many future soap creations and awards! Best regards, Gordana

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    1. Thanks, Gordana! I enjoy your blog as well and send you best wishes for 2013. Have a happy New Year!

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  6. Gorgeous year, Jenny!
    I wish you a beautiful 2013, full of health, joy, good people around you and many soaps :)

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    1. Thank you, Natalia! And I wish you a wonderful 2013 as well. Happy New Year!

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  7. We loved your soap, Jenny! It so reminded us of Christmas and we were so happy you could participate in the challenge. Happy New Year and I can't wait to see more of your soapy creations in the future. =)

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    1. Thanks, Anne-Marie! It was such a lovely surprise seeing my Christmas Cheer soap showcased alongside so many other gorgeous creations. Thank you so much for sponsoring the Make-It-Monday challenges, and thank you for featuring my soap. Happy New Year to you, too! Best wishes to you, your family, and everyone at Bramble Berry!

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  8. Jenny, I've really enjoyed following your blog and watching your tutorials. Congrats on your win - the Christmas Cheer soap is beautiful! I hope you have a happy and blessed 2013!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I am pretty proud of my Christmas Cheer soap. :) Happy New Year to you, too!

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  9. Well,at the time you're still in 2012,we've already 4 hours in the new year. Happy New year to you Jenny and to all yours,wishing you all the best in your lives and more beautiful soap stories,you'll be hopefully sharing with us.
    Congrats for the award,no doubt the soap is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Maja! Happy New Year to you, too! I wish you and yours all the best in 2013!

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  10. Jenny, what a way to close the year, you've had some great soaps! Congratulations for the winner in Bramble Berry's contest, also, the Christmas Cheer Soap looks AMAZING! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Iulia! And thanks for the compliments on the Christmas Cheer soap. Happy New Year!

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  11. Well done, Jenny ! But I'm not surprised. You do such beautiful work. Glad to hear you were able to make it hope for Christmas - that's what it's all about. xx Suzy

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    1. Thank you, Suzy! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday, too. Happy New Year!

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  12. Congratulations Jenny! I've enjoyed reading your blog...even your old blog...looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful soap creations this year. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Kalla! And thank you for following my blogs. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  13. Congrats on the the win Jenny! Love your blog. Keep it coming in 2013. xoxoxo Adina

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    1. Thank you, Adina! I hope you have a great 2013, too!

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  14. Congratulations Jenny, your soaps are beautiful! hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you.

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    1. Thanks, Jan! Your soaps are gorgeous, too. Happy 2013!

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  15. Hi Jenny,could you send me your e-mail address, I want to send you an invitation for a private blog I've just started?

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    1. Thanks, Maja! Just sent a message to your email address below. Thanks for the invite, and I'm looking forward to seeing your new blog!

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  16. Sorry!
    Mine would be:
    diva.handmade.soap@gmail.com

    All soapmakers are welcomed, please if you want to join, send me your e-mail addresses!

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