On My Table Today

Dec
4

Here’s what’s going on at my house this weekend:

Candles (apple pie, sage and chamomile, and citrus, plus cupcake candles), homemade paper, dehydrated orange slices, sage and chamomile soap, cheese sitting in a brine bath, and various and sundry ingredients and supplies for more soap and scented body sprays.


I’ve got more cheese starting in the pot right now, and I’m about to start some apple swirled soap! What’s on your table today?

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on December 4, 2010  

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  1. 12-4
    11:36
    am

    If I just had a SMIDGE of your energy! :) God bless you!

  2. 12-4
    11:43
    am

    WOW, doesn’t look like you will be bored at all:)

  3. 12-4
    11:45
    am

    Today I’m making Grandmother Bread, yogurt and soup. Won’t be heading out since we’ve accumulated about 2″ of snow so far.

  4. 12-4
    12:17
    pm

    not much on my table, but making my christmascards, but reading your being busy is lovely :)

  5. 12-4
    12:17
    pm

    Dust is on my table! You go girl. ;)

  6. 12-4
    12:18
    pm

    You are amazing! I have nothing but laundry sitting on my table. :0( I am getting ready to graduate nursing school and move at Christmas, so unfortunately no spare time to create. I live through your posts and pictures for now…LOL

  7. 12-4
    12:27
    pm

    You are an amazing woman!!!! I am sure I am not the only one wishing I was on your list of gift receivers. :woof:

  8. 12-4
    12:31
    pm

    Wow- busy as a bee!! I’m working 16 hrs today and 16 hrs tomorrow!! Have been busy making and freezing Christmas Cookies all week- anyone have any good cookie recipes they’d like to share??? Have a fun day Suzanne- I wish i had a bar of your soap!!

  9. 12-4
    12:35
    pm

    Today – sugar cookies to cut out, bake, and decorate. Springle dough to make and press. Speculoos to roll, cut and bake. Candy cane twist cookies. Cranberry grape preserves. Possibly cranberry mustard too. Tomorrow – more and more cookies, plus I’m running a 5K. It is a crazy weekend!

  10. 12-4
    12:58
    pm

    my homemade cheddar cheese ready to aging :D :D

  11. 12-4
    1:03
    pm

    I ENVY you. Please give me the name of your energy meds!!!!
    Gonna get brave and try (key word TRY) to make some of your soaps. Wish me luck! :hissyfit:

  12. 12-4
    1:06
    pm

    Two cats trying to help me wrap Birthday/Christmas Gifts to take to KY next week. Granddaughter’s birthday is on the 10th, dance recital on the 12th and they can’t make it home for the holidays, so I am wrapping everything and taking it down in one trip. If the cats will let me get it wrapped – that is! :help:

  13. 12-4
    1:13
    pm

    two different biscottis, fruit cakes, homemade hot chocolate mix and several bottles to fill with homemade vanilla.
    And a small space for lunch!

  14. 12-4
    1:19
    pm

    What a beautiful table full of homemade wonderfulness! :sun: I have to go to the grocery store first, but I hope to be trying our my very first cheese today! My husband bought me the “Ultimate” cheesemaking kit from Leeners and I’ve been reading “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cheese Making”, so I hope I’m prepared! First cheese recommended is Paneer Indian Cheese, using lemon juice, then Queso Blanco, using vinegar. If I’m comfortable enough with those, I might move on to Mascarpone and/or Mozzarella this weekend too! But I don’t want to get ahead of myself! Baby steps, baby steps!

  15. 12-4
    1:30
    pm

    On my dining table is laundry to be folded and bills to be paid. On my kitchen island are ingredients to make meatballs to freeze! in my cabinet are the ingredients to make…SOAP! You’ve convinced me that I can do it! BTW, I love the cupcake candles. I think you’ve almost persuaded me I can do that too!

  16. 12-4
    1:32
    pm

    :wave: Today, it is Honey Butter Soap to be labeled. Crystal earrings to be finished (I lost my pliers and had to wait for replacements that arrived yesterday). Put clasp on seed bead and gemstone necklace and finish the go-with earrings gift for the sister. This also was waiting on the arrival of missing pliers. Durn pliers. I either left them at beading group meeting room or they have taken up residence somewhere unknown in the couch. I’m painting my new pliers bright pink.

  17. 12-4
    1:37
    pm

    Three days worth of mail :-(

  18. 12-4
    2:00
    pm

    Today is my daughter’s 17th birthday, so our Christmas doings always wait til the day after. Of course, tomorrow my table will be full of fun holiday stuff!!

  19. 12-4
    3:04
    pm

    Where do you get all that energy? everyone will love your gifts. And what is on my table Christmas decorations waiting to find a home for.

  20. 12-4
    3:25
    pm

    Dust, bills, an empty paint can from painting, butter softenening, ingredients for cookies and candy, popcorn/cranberry strands and dried orange slices. DH has found a new hobby, candy making, he’s out of control. The kids are all coming tomorrow for the first of many cookie and candy making days.

  21. 12-4
    3:26
    pm

    I do a lot of my cooking and crafts on weekends, but nowhere near as much as you! Wow! Today I’m making lasagna (done), bread, your chocolate cake, roasted chickens, and cheddar cheese. Next weekend I plan to take my first shot at parmesan cheese, which will also be my first try at brined cheese. Also on the agenda for next weekend is an experiment with suet bird feed using chicken fat instead of suet. We’ll see how that goes.

  22. 12-4
    3:29
    pm

    Any chance in the future that you will make soap to sell?? I would like to buy some. CG

  23. 12-4
    3:32
    pm

    Dining table has leash waiting for dog to come home from surgery (ate a potholder!!!) Kitch counter covered with fruit gems to be brushed with booze, and misc goods from pantry ’cause the mice are back (snarl). Found they are feasting on eco friendly soap. Moved holiday stuff onto office desk. It’s like musical surfaces in this house today! My table is eyeing your table with pure envy!

  24. 12-4
    3:41
    pm

    :bugeyed:

  25. 12-4
    4:24
    pm

    Way too much junk on my table. And my other table. And my desk. And my other desk. And my floor. Today is for cleaning. After some more homework. Sigh.

    I think I’m gonna start up another lot of 5-minute artisan bread first, though.

  26. 12-4
    4:40
    pm

    On my table today are the Thanksgiving good dishes, the silverware chest and a stack of receipes that have been cut out or printed that I need to weed through. Oh how I wish I had your energy.

  27. 12-4
    5:37
    pm

    I am making bread, but not doing much else. I have a big lazy bone in me unfortunately:( I am humbled by your accomplishments though, and wish I was more like you! Everything you’ve done/doing sounds fab – especially the apple swirl soap. I hope you do a post on that. Have a great w/end!

  28. 12-4
    5:59
    pm

    My table has a boom box set on a Christmas music station, a cricut, scrapbook supplies to make cards, tags, and decorate gift bags with. Also, a bag of homemade Christmas ornaments sits there. I may get around to makeing vanilla brown sugar body scrub tomorrow. :)

  29. 12-4
    6:16
    pm

    You’re amazing! Today, my table is covered with candymaking supplies – it’s cordial cherry day! I’m a week behind, but hopefully they’ll still be ready by Christmas – you have to let them sit for a month after making them. I’m using tart cherries I picked in July and canned in BRANDY, so they should be delicious! :)

  30. 12-4
    6:18
    pm

    I have sewing machine and fabric and craft items on my table. Working on Christmas gifts.
    I would like to know if you are doing all of this by yourself, if so please let us know what you take for energy and tell us how you find the time to do all of this!!!! :snoopy:

  31. 12-4
    6:21
    pm

    Linda, I do all the crafts by myself. I can’t get the teenagers to help me!

  32. 12-4
    7:03
    pm

    Heck for food, rent, and worlds of know-how…will you adopt me?!?! I WILL HELP!!!

  33. 12-4
    7:26
    pm

    Ninety BARS OF SOAP!!!!! YES NINETY! now I have to wrap and label them all!!!! I want COOKIES!!!! you can’t eat SOAP! I still have more to make :hissyfit: Ok, I am a little cranky today, maybe I should go and make some COOKIES! :yes:

  34. 12-4
    7:28
    pm

    Suzanne, Apple Swirl Soap? Will you share it with us? since I have more soap to make!!!!!!! oh please :happyflower:

  35. 12-4
    8:42
    pm

    Gosh, it’s such a shame you have nothing to do! :lol: Wish I were there to do all that w/you. I’m hoping to get started on similar projects this week.

    Blessings from Ohio…Kim~

  36. 12-4
    8:49
    pm

    Right at this moment? A fat cat!

  37. 12-4
    9:00
    pm

    Well, I have 12 (recycled pb) jars of “muddy buddies” choc./pb chex mix & a big jar of regular chex mix; going to make peanut brittle, needhams and fudge tomorrow or Mon. Also on my table are 16 twig stars I made from your directions – love them, fun and easy.
    AND the box with the Christmas cards, waiting to be addressed, written in, stamped & mailed.
    “Tis the season!

  38. 12-5
    12:41
    am

    Now that’s a full plate if I’ve ever seen one. :)
    If I may place an order… the soaps, etc. look great, but I’d like one bottle of your energy, please.

  39. 12-5
    1:23
    am

    Looks like fun! I can barely find time to clear my table of junk, much less do anything crafty here lately. :cry:

  40. 12-5
    1:35
    am

    Eight pounds of soap drying so that I can cut them into bars tomorrow.

  41. 12-5
    2:59
    am

    On my table, literally? A bottle of Vitamin C, a plate that I haven’t put away yet from the burrito I had, and the book I’m reading. Figuratively on my table are the cookies I’ll be making today (oatmeal raisin) and the chipotle mayo I’ll be throwing together for sandwiches. I should also be getting the last of my holiday shopping finished, online.

  42. 12-5
    7:51
    am

    Today, I take my Snow Family and the ceramic churches down to work so I can begin decorating there….also going to buy a new Christmas tree for our house, sort through decorations that were brought down from their home in the closet, finish the Christmas cards, bake a turkey and make dressing for supper tonight (my husband thinks an early turkey is an appetizer for Christmas Day dinner), do some laundry and decorate the fireplace mantel.
    No soap, candle or paper making here but I might oven dry some oranges and apples. When the turkey is done, that is.

  43. 12-5
    8:28
    am

    You dont want to know whats on my table. Anything other than craft stuff. lol. Just cant get into the mood for some reason and I have lots I want to make.

    How are you making the body sprays??? I would love to know how to make them. My daughter loves good smelling body spray.

  44. 12-5
    9:55
    am

    Diane, I’ll post about the body spray recipe I’m using!

  45. 12-6
    11:03
    am

    Nothing worth mentioning after reading what all you have going on.

  46. 1-14
    10:02
    pm

    I don’t have a table big enough for crafts :/.

  47. 4-24
    5:03
    am

    CANDLE MAKING=-HOW FUN YOU HAVE A GREAT LIFE

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