Posted in Product Reviews

The Soap Kitten ~ Product Review

Recently I stopped in to my local Artisan Collective shop to browse the creations of local residents in my community. While there I saw some soaps and decided to give one a try. My face soap was nearly gone at home so I inquired about the selection and went home with a bar of Morning Dew soap. Avocado and Cucumber, it smelled so good!!

I’m not one of those people who wigs out over ingredients but I do know that the closer to nature we get on things we use in and on our bodies, the healthier it is and as a result we are too. I don’t know what, if any, chemicals cause cancer or other diseases but I also don’t see the point in taking unnecessary risks. I also believe in supporting local, small businesses whenever I can because it helps keep food on the table for those families. My daughter is a careful shopper of things more natural based and I suppose she is rubbing off on her mama. ūüôā

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It lathers up nicely but not too much (I’ve read that the more lather the more a product is actually stripping your skin of its own moisture, as do chemicals). I use hand-made cotton scrubbies to wash my face so I rubbed the bar with my wet scrubby and cleansed my face and neck. Not only was my face very clean, it¬†felt clean! No oily residue left behind, it rinses away leaving just clean skin! I’ve been using this product now for 2 months and to be honest my face has never felt this clean and the skin looks amazing. (At 54 we really notice these things!)

Morning Dew is $6.50 per bar and is a pretty decent size brick of soap. I broke mine in half and only keep half in the shower at one time. Washing my face twice a day the whole bar lasted 8 weeks, very economical in my opinion.

I was so impressed I got online to¬†The Soap Kitten’s website¬†and looked at her other products because she officially had a new customer, ME! Turn around is fast from order to shipment, another plus if you are like me and tend to wait until the last-minute to restock.

I’ve purchased the Morning Dew Again, as well as Stay Frosty, Christmas Past, Sugar Shack and Heavenly Body. All smell amazing and are just wonderful for your skin. The scents¬†are not overly strong, and don’t hang with you to clash with perfumes, another plus!

You can purchase direct from Soap Kitten or at one of the locations listed in her website if you happen to be local to Cincinnati’s west side.

Other ideas: use the soaps as shower prizes at wedding/baby showers, birthday or Christmas gifts, and hostess gifts!

You won’t be disappointed!


Posted in Reasons Single Rocks

#33 ~ 365 Reasons Being Single Rocks!



If you are male, there are possibly a grand total of 3 products in the shower: shampoo, soap/body wash, shaving gel/cream.

If you are female…the number is infinite at best!

Because we are in a different mood every morning, and our mood dictates the scent we want to wear, there are countless possibilities for body wash.

We have different shampoo for different reasons as well.

Male or female…if single, the shower is YOUR domain, as much or as few products as you please will grace your tub and shelves.

And it is always just as you like it, NO complaints!

NO this is not our bathroom. It is from Ugly House Photos, click photo to go there!
Posted in A Day In The Life

Make Way For Sister Mary Martha?

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Make way, Sister Mary Martha coming through! You can all relax now, no more panic, it is I, ‘the h0ly one’ as someone from my past recently was seen to have referred to me.


Okay brace yourselves, I am about to burst the Saint Marti bubble.

First, take¬† note of my halo…what you don’t see it?¬† Maybe cause there just isn’t one? If there is, it would be beyond the ability of any polish to clean that tarnished circle!¬† I don’t have a halo around my head, my thoughts are not all that holy.¬† Wanna talk about a work in progress?¬† “Dear Lord, I pray You will rain down blessings and riches, right after someone shoves him out in front of a passing train.”¬† See? Proper thought life is still under construction!

Wings? Like angel wings? LOLOLOL, no bells going off around me, so no angel¬† getting her wings.¬† Well unless you count falling down in the bathtub as flying…and considering my landing was less than soft and gentle, in fact it left the bruise¬† from hell on my knee, I’m thinking we’re an eternity away from and fluttering from cloud to cloud.

“Let no unwholesome word proceed out of your mouth….”¬† um..yep that area is still requiring intense divine intervention, thee holy bar of soap with which to wash out the mouth.¬† I’m still making truckers blush though not as often.¬† But when I do let loose with a string of obscenities I hold nothing back.

No bible thumping here.¬†¬† If I want to make a point I’ll use a baseball bat and beat it into ya! Don’t want to hurt my bible, it is 27 years old and thumping on ya with it could hurt the binding and rip the pages!

I won’t be pointing out the spec in your eye, dear reader, or¬† sweeping in front of any one else’s door.¬† I have an orchard of sorts to remove from my own line of sight,¬† and it is going to take a bulldozer to clean up in front of my door.

My faith is important to me,¬† and now that I’m back to SEEKing (my word of the year there, SEEK) it IS a focus, but those writings are on my other page, and nothing about that page or those posts is likely to get me through the pearly gates either.

Holy one….ROFLMFAO, a holy hot mess maybe, but don’t be sprinkling holy water on me, it WILL sizzle and burn on my skin.¬† I am far from holy, only a work in progress!

I’ll be nice, and pray for that¬† person, okay?

*did I just hear a train????*