Sunday, April 12, 2009

An Easter Grab Bag of Posts

I'm spending a lot of time out and about, so I actually have too many pictures so I need to post a grab bag and move forward.  I try to only post pictures I've taken in the last week or so . . . . Above you can see Goldfish and I were very well behaved on Easter, we just made up big salads after we walked Chico on Ballyhoo.  We saw Sherri and Eider up there as well, getting some fresh air.

The Aleutian Arts Council is having an Art Show in one of the banquet rooms at the Grand, definitely worth a look if you haven't gone already!

On Saturday, Goldfish and I celebrated our anniversary.  True to tradition, we had some of our wedding cake (Bear, it was STILL delicious!) and a bottle of champagne from the reception.  I am VERY lucky to have her in my life - all the fun with none of the drama!  I love you sweetheart . . . 


This shade of green is far and away Goldfish's favorite color - she has a purse, a camera bag, luggage, clothes, the cover for her Kindle, sunglass case, cookware, you name it, all in this color.  She was pretty stoked I could match the color exactly in a batch of soap - two ounces of powdered spinach did the job nicely, no color dyes required!


And finally, this is me looking mildly peeved because the spring that was poking through just a short while ago has disappeared under a blanket of white again!  I know it won't last for long, it is in the low 40's as I type this, but still, this year's weather has been a tease!

I actually had both Saturday and Sunday off this weekend and feel wonderfully rested and recharged.  I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter!  Cheers, it's time to walk Chico and hit the hay . . . . 

14 comments:

unalaska said...

That IS a great green. Looks like another great batch.

Thanks for the welcome home. I couln't sleep last night, then made the mistake of being really sleepy at 8:30 so I went to bed and fell asleep. Now I am wide awake. Great time to read the blogs.

Gigi said...

Glad you had some time off! The soap looks great--I love that green, too. How does Goldfish like her Kindle? My mom has one and raves about it...we are talking about getting one. Congrats on your anniversary--we wish you much happiness in the years to come. And you were way too good to just have salads for Easter!

Suzassippi said...

Your mildly peeved picture looks like my son--most any time. LOL Love the soap--it's beautiful. However, I don't even want to think about the term "powdered spinach." Popeye just cringed. :) Randy loves his Kindle, too--but just give me the book.

mamawas said...

that first green shoot of a plant each spring just sets my heat a singin'

Donna

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Does the green soap end up having a fragrance?

BZ

Lori said...

Congratulations to you and Goldfish on your anniversary! The salads look awesome, but I can't quite make out all those lucious ingredients. Love your soap making hobby. I just can't imagine doing that nor finding the time to do so. I love the speckled soap - almost looks like something good to eat rather than clean with - LOL!

unalaska said...

Steve....the goose model number is G21A

Caleb

cookie dough said...

LOVE that green soap!!! The salads look delicious too. Sounds like you guys are doing GREAT on the contest, I need Alena! back to keep me on track....Congratulations on your anniversary too!

Alaska Steve said...

BZ, for that batch I used Lavendar Vanilla, Lavendar Spice, a little Juniper Berry Oil, and a little Patchouli Oil. End result is it smells good, but its hard to describe.

Lori, I get to make soap with the time I save by not watching DC! heheh :O)

Caleb - thanks so much!

Thanks Mel - that's right, you're a green fan too, huh?

Alaska Steve said...

Gigi, Kelly likes her Kindle - it has pros and cons, especially having it out here. Overall, I'd recommend it.

Lori said...

LOL! You didn't watch last night? How could you not watch? Awesome show and the shots of DH were spectacular! I paused the show to see all the places I now know. Oh, and kindle? I don't want to be left out........

Alaska Steve said...

Nope, don't watch it . . . A kindle is Amazon's electronic book reader, it's pretty cool.

UppityWoman said...

Lovely green, Steve. As a fellow soapmaker who's trying to learn about using natural colorants, can I ask you a soapgeek-type question? How do you add the spinach powder? Do you infuse your oils with it? Add it directly at trace? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

Alaska Steve said...

UW, I just add the powder at light trace along with the essential oils - it blends in great and it's all natural! I do a 36 bar batch (4 oz bars) and 2 oz. of the spinach powder gives the shade you see here. Try it out!