Valentine's Day is less than a month a way. Don't leave it to the last second to get something special for your honey or your home decor.
You can't go wrong with a classic design and scent combo like these Strawberries and Champaign soaps. They have a light, sweet, and almost creamy fragrance of fresh, sweetened strawberries and sparkling champaign.
Have you ever known someone who is incredibly picky? They could be a picky eater or have exacting taste in clothes. Maybe they'll leave a store if they don't like the way it smells or whine about hearing something you barely even notice.
These are some examples of symptoms expressed by those with sensory processing issues.
For those of you who have met me at conventions and asked why I started soaping, you probably were answered with something like, "Well, I figured I'd use this nose that causes migraines to good use." Or maybe I talked about how at least one of the four of us in our household would react poorly to all the soaps we tried from the store, so I decided to start making our own. Both are true, and both have the same root cause: not allergies, though those did play a role, but sensory processing problems.
Have you ever had those days when you want to do something, but you can't think of anything? What about rainy days, especially with kids, where you're stuck inside and everything sounds boring? Today's DIY is something to have on hand to make figuring out what to do in those times a bit easier, activity idea jars.
This project is a particularly good one for those with small children in the home. Some of the activities, especially those from the rainy day jar, may be things you do all the time or that seem boring, but there's something about pulling the idea at random from a jar that makes it seem fresh to a child. This is especially true if it comes out of a pretty or cool looking jar.
So let's get started...
I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry rolls a few weeks back, but since then I began to wonder, how would cranberry rolls work out? So, I tried making some, and honestly, I kind of like them better than the pumpkin rolls.
Again, you will want to start by making the sweetened cream cheese filling and a batch of cranberry sauce. You can find both recipes here. Set the cream cheese filling aside. You'll want it to be at room temperature when spreading for best results.
Now for the cake...
Work has begun brainstorming and designing 2018's new nine, and we want to hear from you. Some of our customers expressed disappointment there currently aren't any villains in our fragrance line up, so 2018 will be the year of the villain, anti-hero, and those characters that straddle the line between hero and monster.
I could always just pack the list with my own favorites and call it a day, but I don't want to do that. You're the one I work for, after all, so I want to hear what you'd like to see.
Do you have a dastardly character you'd like to see in soap form or for whom you wish there was a fragrance? Comment down below or message me!
We're right smack dab between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I thought it was high time I posted another recipe for holiday entertaining. These lovely rolls are a lot easier to make than they look. Freezing them is all part of the process, so they're a perfect "make ahead" dish to have on hand this time of year for those last minute gatherings. Just thaw and serve.
You'll want to start by making your filling, so it has time to chill just enough to prevent being squished out entirely when you go to roll the cake.
12 oz. Fresh Cranberries
1 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Water
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Salt
Dash of Black Pepper
Wash your cranberries and take out any that have gone bad. Add them to a medium sauce pan along with the orange juice, water, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries pop and the sauce begins to thicken just a bit. Add the pepper just before removing from the heat.
Use a strainer to separate out the syrup from the cranberries before it cools and save both in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
Now to make the cream cheese portion of the filling...
Okay, I know it's a little later than usual, but the winter holiday soaps and winter seasonal soaps are back! That means Pumpkin Maple Crunch, Grandma's Kitchen, Holiday Goodies, Cinnamon Honey, and Peppermint Cream varieties are back in stock and on sale now.
Can't remember what these specials look or smell like? Well, let's take a look.
Pumpkin Maple Crunch
The holiday season has officially begun, and for those of you here in the Tennessee Valley who are either a bit on the nerdy side or love someone who is, you have to check out Nerdy Noel 2.0 coming up in a couple of weeks! I'm going to be there with a bunch of other artists and crafters who make items with a geeky flair to help you round out your holiday shopping.
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, the holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means. Our annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is coming up!
All bath and body products in stock will be marked down 50% off the usual price, and all books will be marked down 20% off the usual price from 6 a.m. Friday, November 24 until 6 p.m. Monday, November 27.
Our usual shipping rate applies, but since we ship via priority flat rate, padded envelopes, you can purchase up to two pounds of products for the same shipping costs! That makes now the perfect time to stock up on stocking stuffers for the whole family, all from the comfort of your home.
From the lack of activity here and elsewhere on the web, as well as a landing page announcement here and a Facebook notice we were going out of business a little over a month back, things weren't looking so great for Contented Comfort. However, the driving force behind that lack of activity and the notices evaporated a couple of weeks back, so the plans being put into motion to close up shop were halted!
We missed out on this year's Rocket City NerdCon, for which we're all sorry, but Contented Comfort is still alive and kicking. We've hit a bit of a speed bump with the events of the past four months, but C. L. and I are working to get everything back on track and better than ever.
Amanda is the artisan behind all the products made and sold by Contented Comfort.