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I thought you might be interested in a typical summer day in the life of this soap maker. I can’t speak for all soap makers, but this is a pretty typical summer day for me.

The alarm goes off at 7 (more…)


This past weekend was the best kind of weekend. Another grandchild weekend. This time we traveled to Virginia where my grandson Brian lives. Yes, he lives with my daughter and son-in-law. But frankly, we don’t go to see them, we go to see Brian. šŸ™‚ (more…)


Soap, bubbles and grandchildren


I think my 3 favorite things are soap, bubbles & grandchildren. Maybe not in that order though.

A few weeks ago we were lucky that our son and daughter-in-law trusted us to watch Luke while they went on a business trip. He’s 18 months old and starting to communicate. (more…)

Alegna SoapĀ® curing racks


This week I’ve been thinking of my soapy Long Island friends. There are quite a few soap makers on Long Island. I love these ladies for many of the same reasons. (more…)

Alegna SoapĀ® Soap making on Long Island


I think that this exact week every year I’m grateful for the same thing. Working a school calendar. I love summer. (more…)

Alegna SoapĀ® Soap Visor or No More Foggy Goggles Long Island soap making class Alegna Soap


Soap Visor

What seems like a lifetime ago, I was working as a Medical Technologist in a physician office lab. Since I was working with body fluids, I wore gloves to protect my hands and goggles to protect my eyes.Ā  The joke in the office was that since I was always singing or talking while I worked, I needed a mask to protect my mouth. (more…)

Alegna SoapĀ® Handmade Conference June 2017


Handmade Conference June 2017.Ā  I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to speak. Thank you to everyone who took a picture and sent it to me! (more…)



Next Friday I fly to Cleveland to speak at the Handmade Conference 2017.Ā  This will be the second time I speak in public, the first time was a month ago at the HSCG Conference. (more…)


My day job is in a public school system. I work with teachers and help them incorporate science in their classrooms. I asked one of the teachers if I could share her lesson because I thought it was a great example of showing gratitude for things you never give a second thought to. Her question to them was “Consider one way your life would be different without screws”




Alegna SoapĀ® rose molds


I love rose soap molds.Ā  In fact, I love rose soap molds so much I bought two of them. (more…)