Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hi Everyone. Hope Everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was grand!! Sorry I haven't posted lately. Recently I purchased one of those personal cutter machines called eCraft. Well after testing it for a couple of days, I decided it just didn't live up to what I thought it would be. Have called the company that I ordered it from online; seems only one person there can handle returns and he is out till Dec 30th. I know, Crazy Right? Anyways in the meantime while I'm waiting for him to return I've order the new Cricut Imagine. Watched all the demos on the Cricut Site and also videos from other crafters on YouTube. It looks awesome. I think I'm gonna like the idea that it prints too! Will have to post my thoughts on it once I try it out. I've never really scrapedbooked per se, but I'm ready to take the plunge! I made my own Christmas Cards this year. Used one of those stampers and some embossing powder. They were cute, but with a Cricut I think I can turn out something much prettier.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Two of A Kind Hosting Giveaway!

Two of A Kind is hosting a Magellan GPS giveway. I would personally love to win this. My iPhone GPS just doesn't cut it at times. The boyfriend and I fuss about directions all the time. Need this!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Hoopla Lavish Box Arrived Today

I ordered a Holiday Hoopla Lavish Box from Traci at Sampler Village. My box arrived today. It contained some 60+ Samples!! I was like a kid again in a candy store. I'm going to send my grand daughters the necklace and hair clip. The Soap is all mine! The Box contained Lots of Soap, Body Spray, Cards, Lotion, Body Butter, and even a few Christmas Ornaments and Tasty Treats. Wow, Just to many cool things to list.

Crafters of all things handmade send in their samples to Traci and she puts these wonderful boxes together, as a way to promote the businesses that contribute. Traci is so talented just to be able to stay on top of it all. My hat is off to her.

Love MY Box Traci!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mom Spotted is having an American Express $500.00 Gift Card Giveaway! Check out her blog at www.mompotted.blogspot.com or just click her button on my sidebar! Good Luck!

Monday, November 29, 2010

$180 Wilton Baking Package Giveaway

Vanilla Joy is hosting a giveaway of a Wilton Baking Package. Check it out at www.vanilljoy.com


Friday, October 15, 2010

Sorry for not posting lately. Seems not enough hours in the day at times. Any hoo, just wanted to update everyone on the winner of the "Best of Both Worlds" Soap Contest that was hosted by Sampler Village. The lucky winner was Suzanne Gregg of Tennessee. Congrats Suzanne, hope you enjoy your win. Relax....Take A Bath!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Traci of Sampler Village is hosting my Giveaway. Many Thanks to Traci for all her hard work in helping me to promote my Zibbet shop. Win the "Best of Both Worlds Soap Collection". Check out Traci's Blog Post on the Giveaway and be sure to enter. http://samplervillage.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway-nanney-creek-bath-body-4-pack.html#comments

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just Became A Villager!!

I just joined Sampler Village. Traci is the owner and she does a wonderful job of putting together sample boxes filled with goodies from artisans of all types. This is a great way to promote your online shop. Want to be a Villager too? Just see Traci at www.samplervillage.com. Also check out her etsy shop www.simplervillger.etsy.com. I just signed up to be in the April and May boxes. Also I ordered the Spookalicious Box for this month....I'm so looking forward to it, can't wait!! See you in the Village....Sampler Village that is!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hi Everyone. Artfire is running a contest for a Cannon Rebel XS Digital Camera. That would be awesome to win. They are having a $5.95 deal on their Pro Accounts. If we can get 20,000 people to sign up for this account, all 20,000 will have their account locked in at the $5.95 price. Double Awesome. Check out the details here: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=forums&op=view_topic&tid=12554

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Laundry Soap Winner

I want to thank everyone for entering the laundry soap giveaway. Megan Havens of Biloxi, MS is the lucky winner. Congrats Megan! Your win will be on its way to you!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fish Taco Recipe

I love sharing recipes. Here's a good one that I love to make. Hope you enjoy also.

Ingredients For Taco

Talapia Fish - Not the breaded kind - Cook enough - I usually cook 2lbs
Corn tortillas - not the crunchy kind
Flour Tortillas
Cabbage - Use instead of lettuce - shredded
Mayo - 1/2 cup
Chipotle Tabasco Hot Sauce
Chile Powder
Garlic Powder

Picture to above is of the Pico De Gio

Ingredients for Pico De Gio

Chop all these ingredients by hand - makes for a better Pico that doing in a blender or chopper.
Roma Tomatoes - about 8 to 10 of them
Red Onion - bout 1/2 of it
Jalapeno - 3 of them deseeded
Banana Pepper - 1 deseeded
Cilantro - a good handful
Garlic - the kind in a jar or you can chop fresh. I like it garlicky so I put alot
Apple Cider Vinegar - about 1/4 cup
Salt and Pepper - to taste

Sprinkle Chile and garlic powder on top of talapia and place on grill that has been lined with foil. Be sure to spray foil with cooking spray 1st. Cook till fish is done. Don't over cook or else it will be hard to remove from the foil (yep I've done this).

Mix mayo and chipotle hot sauce together. Mix enough hot sauce in until it turns almost a salmon color. This will be somewhat thin. Think I may try sour cream next go around.

Heat the flour and corn tortillas in a frying pan (I use cooking oil spray on them, but do what you like) and place in a tortilla warmer until you get the amount you want. You will use two shells per taco. The flour on the outside and then the corn one then spread some of the mayo sauce on top and then top with fish. Add shredded cabbage then top with Pico.

Well, I hope you all enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

500th Twitter Follower!!

Today I did a Twitter contest. For the 500th Twitter person to follow me I gave away a free bar of "Lick Me All Over" Soap. The lucky winner was @KissesForUsAll. Congrats to Jenna for her win!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Laundry Soap Anyone??

Just listed my laundry soap on Zibbet. http://www.zibbet.com/NanneysCreek/artwork?artworkId=98471 I'm running a giveaway for a free trial size. So, become follower of my blog and I will randomly pick one lucky winner at the end of August. Go to www.zibbet.com/nanneyscreek for product details.

What soap of yours do you just absolutely hate? I was testing out a piece of guttering and some round pvc tubes and this is what I got. Needless to say, I don't like it. Just wasn't that image I had in my mind. Oh well, back to the drawing board as they say. I do so love all those creative soap makers out there in the soaping world who are so creative. Love this scent tho, Fresh Ginger Lime. So Crisp and Clean smelling. So all you soapers out there send me your pic of that soap you just hate and I'll post. Send to nanneyscreekbathandbody@yahoo.com.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It has been hard getting things back up and running after about a year hiatus. Lost all my soaping and butter recipes about a year ago, due to a dang computer virus that I actually bought. The virus I bought represented themselves as Microsoft. What a dummy I was. Needless to say, it's like starting over from square one. Also I work full time as a nurse in a local busy ER. Makes for a busy schedule, but no matter. I love what I do.

Friday, July 30, 2010

WIN a $50 Zibbet Shopping Spree!

WIN a $50 Zibbet Shopping Spree!

Zibbet.....A Handmade Meca

I recently joined the Zibbet community of sellers. What is this? It's a site where people who make handmade goods can sell their wares. Similar to Etsy and Artfire, which I love too. I love all the stuff you can find on this place, from artwork to jewelry and more bath and body products. A place where you can share your passion for handmade. There is a free feature on Zibbet if you want to try out a temporary store site. My Zibbet store features my line of bath products and also my candles. Take a peek for yourself, visit www.zibbet.com/nanneyscreek.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Best of Both Worlds - Cold Process with Vegetable Glycerine

Sorry for not blogging lately like I should. Just life has been keeping me busy. I created a new soap. Well it's new for me anyway. I call this my Best of Both Worlds Soap. Why? Because I've combined vegetable glycerin soap with cold process soap. The outcome was much better than I expected. The lather is to die for, I really really like it, so very creamy. This one is in the "Lick Me All Over" scent. Sounds sexy doesn't it? My BF said put purple in it to represent Passion, so I did. Hope you like it as much as I do.
You can order this Sexy Scent at http://www.nanneyscreek.artfire.com or
Reminder: Being that this is handmade soap bars no two bars will be alike. Hope you enjoy this soap as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by my blog to take a look.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Soap on the Block

This is my Bergamot Grapefruit Essential Oil Blend Soap with Sea Kelp. It has a tangy sweet fragrance and lots of luscious lather. Citrus blends are great for that morning shower or bath. These type of scents energize the senses. Grapefruit and Bergamot are both sources of Vitamin C which is great as a skin antioxidant and the sea kelp is a good source of Vitamin A which is know for improving skin elasticity. This is a bar I'm sure you'll enjoy.


I twitter under the name SimplySoaps. I'm trying to convert over to NanneysCreek, it's just taking time. I've gained many followers through this venue. I've yet to sell anything using any social media sites. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. I know I need to work on my packaging and make my photos more appealing. Sometimes I get discouraged, but I'll keep trying, no quitter here.

I've met a lot of wonderful artist and admire their crafts and abilities. It's a pleasure twittering with all of you. I wish everyone continued success in all you do. If anyone can offer suggestions, my ears are open.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just Listed - Patchouli Rose

This is a very romantic scent. Patchouli is an earthy scent and blended with rose fragrance it makes a very nice sexy scent. I've added dried rose petals to the soap also, giving it an extra added zing. The lather is very creamy and frothy. Very Nice!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ok folks, here it is. Mango Madness Goat Milk Glycerin Soap Squares. Each bar weighs in at approx 4.5 oz each. If you're a lover of fruity scents, then this is the choice for you!
Morning everyone. Got up early today to finish the Mango Madness soap. Has the house smelling wonderful. Need for the sun to come out. It's been dreary here yesterday and today. I need a Sun pick me up.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm off to make a batch of soap. I'm thinking maybe Mango Madness. Sounds yummy doesn't it? This is also a good scent for a candle. Maybe I'll make that too!! Will post a pic when I'm done.

Thomas and I took the dogs to the beach and the doggie park today. Wore them out!! LOL. It was beautiful here in Va. Beach today, even with the occasional shower. Thought I'd introduce you to the animal part of my family. Anchovy the Jack Russell and Lily the Brussels Griffon. They are just too cute!! Are they not!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hey everyone! My name is Kathy and I live in Virginia Beach. I'm just starting up my blog and my site with artfire. You can view my artfire site at: http://www.nanneyscreek.artfire.com/. I make a variety of things. Soy candles, soap (natural and glycerin), and bath salts. I'll be adding new products as time allows. This pic is of my 24oz Soy Candle. It will burn for up to 100-120 hours. Soy candles are really a nice alternative to paraffin. They clean up nicely if spilled and they give off less soot in the air we breathe. For those with asthma, just makes for a better choice. Also, since soy wax is made from soybeans, we all will be supporting American Farmers.
Hi All!! I'm new to this blogging stuff so bare with me as I learn my way around. Any input is greatly appreciated. I certainly hope that sharing info, ideas, and such would be an ok thing. Happy Blogging!!