First Blog Post

If I didn’t know that this was my first blog post, WordPress is great at explaining the obvious to me. The instructions are so straightforward that I try to ignore them, and then end up making changes I don’t know how to fix.

“Oh, Shawn!” My husband hears me calling him in for help every time I screw something up. Modifying this site give me anxiety like only algebra can.

WordPress wants me to tell you why I started this blog. It’s nosy and butts into my privacy just like Facebook, so I feel right at home. So, why blogging?

  • Because I can
  • I love writing
  • I need a creative outlet
  • I have the time
  • It’s challenging…challenge accepted!

During the last few months I’ve been exploring different hobbies. I finished writing an 80k word novel, began to journal daily, took up drawing, I read, I write, and I just started making bath bombs.

Bath bombs are seriously awesome! They’re the adult equivalent of a child’s bubble bath. Since we don’t pay for water at our apartment, I take more baths than I ever have.

Imagine it, soaking in a warm tub on a cold day, peaceful music filling the room, feeling your sore muscles relax as you breath in the aroma of essential oils. I close my eyes and imagine I’m somewhere else. Ahh, peace and quiet.

It’s amazing how fast I can go from being crabby to content. If I’m too busy for a bath, I just place a few drops of oil into the filter of the air purifier. I count down from five as the fan kicks on and then the whole apartment is engulfed with the good scent.

Now I’m day dreaming in the middle of the library. Typical.

Bath bombs, a little luxury that’s surprisingly expensive! Have you been to Lush? Have you dared look at their prices? I don’t make big bucks and I can’t imagine spending $10 on one bath bomb! They’re great, but their not THAT life changing.

Therefore I did what I do so often: I Googled. How do you make bath bombs? Bath Bomb DIY.Long story short, I started assembling ingredients and equipment. After more than a few frustrating and messy turnouts I Googled again: Troubleshooting homemade bath bombs. Another few recipes later and the brilliant idea of using Easter eggs for the molds, I found success.

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They’re so pretty!

I want to share my hobby with others, so I’ve started to sell them. Two of my co-workers have already got me working on orders this weekend. $10 a bomb? No way! Try $2. I’m in this for the fun not the cash. Honestly, with the money I make from my first few orders, it’s just going to go into buying more supplies and essential oils.

Kristina’s bath bomb shopping list:

  • Almond extract
  • Coffee flavor for coffee bath bombs
  • Cream Cheese flavor
  • Lots more Baking Soda
  • Lots more Corn Starch
  • Tea Tree oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Ylang Ylang oil
  • Other oils that are on my Amazon.com wish list

I love lists. That’s how I get so many things done. I’m at the library and found or ordered every book I needed. I have a shopping list ready so that I don’t accidentally end up with two boxes of Swiss Rolls that will be gone by Sunday. Tonight I’m editing pictures so that I can make a scrapbook on Shutterfly, making two batches of bath bombs, and going out to dinner with family.

Lists are great. So are check boxes. And colored pens. And sticky notes. And Mountain Dew.

Against all odds and my obsessive need for perfection, I’m going to publish this first blog post. I know the site doesn’t look stellar, but I’ll leave that chore to work on later. Writing about creative inspiration is my goal and I’m going to do my best to focus on just that.


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