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Daffodil  ·  198 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yearly Hubski Check In.

I decided to actually answer the prompt to participate in the conversation and somewhat introduce myself

What you been up to?

Soap, lots of soap- and gardening. I have a small soap making start up and my first arts and craft show is in June so I have been turning out loafs as fast as possible. I have a 16-bar loaf mold, but I am currently using my 8 bar loaf mold instead. This is my first show, but I have been selling online, and I have not been able to sell many of the bars I made with the larger mold so I have a ton of stock just sitting. I've been reading The Start Up Owners Manual, and taking advice from that, I've decided to offer a few bars each of a lot of different varieties (rather than a ton of bars each for just a few options) and see what types of fragrance/ color/ design combinations customers gravitate to. I have floral, herbal, and fruit options with some basic designs. The fair will be around the Summer Solstice so I'm making Litha inspired soaps this week. Next week I'm making soaps with Fragrance dupes of designer perfumes.

I started my plants for the season in pots, and I have an aerogarden going in my room. I am living with family atm due to impacts of the pandemic. I've been told I can help with the outdoor garden here which Ibam excited about, but they buy small plants later in the spring instead of germination seeds at this time. I personally prefer seeds, but after 6 years renting apartments, I'm really just happy to have access to a real in-ground garden at all ♡

Did you ever finish that one thing you swore you were going to do this past year?

I have no idea. There was so much I planned to do this year and the plans changed so many times. I did accomando lot of the things I planned, but 2020 really threw a monkey wrench in every major plan I had. I've been telling myself all year I will finally get prescription sunglasses though, and I haven't done that yet, so no I guess I haven't done that one thing I swore I would.

How are things...really?

Usually good, some days are pretty hard tho. I'm getting fat (which itself doesn't bother me too much) so none of my clothes fit, but I'm broke atm so buying clothes that do fit makes me feel guilty for wasting money on worldly possessions instead of using it for bills or saving it. Sometimes MIL makes it really uncomfortable being here. I'm happy to have a place to live with a yard though, and they let my cat live here with us so I try not to complain too much about it.