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autism - a blessing in disguise

We spent the entire day yesterday going to another doctor, but it was not very productive. The doctor was terrific, a really nice fellow with a cool accent, but he too says there isn't much that can be done beyond what we have done to date.   To date: Emory Autism Center diagnosis. Medical testing and follow up with blood work, neurology and all that jazz. More diagnosis info and confirmation of the diagnosis by experts. More advice on what to do but little help to get it done.   School

old goat

old goat

The Beginning of Phase 2

I know I've not been posting as much over here lately (for a variety of reasons); however, I am sure that some of the regulars have picked up on the fact that I am in the process of getting a divorce from my husband of almost 17 years--my "high school sweatheart." I've not made a huge deal about this b/c I am not one, for the most part, to air my personal business on a public board. Nevertheless, I do feel a little clarification is needed with regards to this matter.   It has been a very d

bwitchy

bwitchy

Why is art gallery pricing so high?

What most people know about art is what meets them upon entering a gallery, paintings with big price tags. There is a reason behind that, the gallery owner must keep the gallery doors open. Overhead, advertising and salary needs must be met, and artists must be paid a fair price for their pieces of work. This requires gallery owners to hike the price of a piece of art in order to take their 50% commission and keep their gallery open. No mystery here.   Unless you like paying double for

Laurel Bay

Laurel Bay

Why Buy Fine Art

Why Buy Fine Art   Your home should be filled with unique and special items significant and inspirational to you. Art gives space life, and sets moods. Owning original art assures no one else will have the same piece in their home that you do.   Original fine art is an investment. It can be passed down for generations, grows in value. In a hundred years when store bought decorator prints are long discarded, original art will still be fresh and new and more valuable than the day it was p

Laurel Bay

Laurel Bay

Website is UPDATED

Our website has just been updated, and our shelves are stocked!   The "Soap Barn" is being moved into now --- I'll post pictures soon. We're so excited with the new and improved workspace.   Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about our products.   Thanks so much for your continued support!

May 1, 2007 -- We're back open!

In Granny's Footsteps will be updating our inventory on the website today, May 1, 2007. Our son did very well with his surgery, and is half-way through his recovery. Thank you for your support! Please feel free to email us in the mean time with any questions you may have.       ALSO -- exciting news: "The Soap-Barn" aka the bigger home/workshop space for IGF is about 90% complete. We're working hard to get it completed, so I can move all supplies/etc. over to it, and get things rolling

20 Household Uses for Plain Ol' Vinegar

~ 20 Household Uses for Vinegar ~   1. Glassware: ½ cup of distilled vinegar added to a gallon of rinse water will remove soap film from glassware & make it shine.   2. Toilet Bowl: clean & deodorize your toilet bowl by pouring undiluted white vinegar into it. Let it stand for about 5 minutes, then flush. Stubborn stains may require scrubbing.   3. Bathtub: wipe down bathtub with vinegar & baking soda to remove film buildup. Rinse clean with water.   4. Ants: ant invasions

Bumplett

Bumplett

Cash for Critters

Spring is here ~ While we are all taking in the warmer days & spring cleaning, please remember that PHS is still asking for all of your empty ink jet cartridges!   Such a simple thing to do .... instead of tossing your empty in the trash, send it our way! We will take care of the rest!   so...... if you will, bug your neighbors, bug your co-workers, heck.... bug your boss too   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   What is Cash for Critters?

Bumplett

Bumplett

OCP

Well, I'm on a roll this morning   Let's think about the simple things ~ the really simple things ~ like our Sunday morning newspaper - loaded with coupons that we will never use ~   guess what? I found someone that can! (If it can be recycled, I'll find a way) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   http://www.ocpnet.org/   Our program serves military families by assisting you to forward "manufacturer's coupons" to overseas military bases. These bu

Bumplett

Bumplett

What's A Lube?

What's in a lube?   The following is a guide on why lubes are a necessity for safe, sexy fun.     WHAT IS A LUBRICANT? Any solution - oil or water based that helps increase motion and cut down on friction can be considered a lubricant - even just plain water. . WHY DO I NEED ONE? Everybody at some time is going to need a lubricant and for some sexual activities it an absolute MUST. For women, there are times that the body just does not generate enough vaginal fluid and many things

Bumplett

Bumplett

How To Clean Your "Toys"

Caring For Your Toys 101     Always clean your toys before & after any use. Use micro fiber towels and a toy cleaner or light soap & warm water. Keep all toys out of direct sunlight and away from extreme heat sources.   Unless specified, all toys are NOT water proof or water resistant. Remove batteries before extended storage.   Some materials used in the manufacturing of some toys have been known to cause irritation and/or allergic reactions when in contact with sensitive area

Bumplett

Bumplett

my input on this issue.....

i promised not to mention names nor cuss so here it is....   i feel i can put this all on pcom b/c these are the people that supported me the most and helped come up with funds to pay this huge medical bill.   i don't take kindly to you threatning me.   i don't need you tell me to set up a payment plan. all i needed was my house sprayed not a $3000 bill. so before you run your mouth get your facts straight. you said accidents happen... well this was a very pricey accident.   first

jaime78

jaime78

Store Close: 4/19/07 thru 4/30/07

In Granny`s Footsteps will be CLOSED beginning April 19, 2007 thru at least April 30th.   Our son is having surgery, and our time will have to be spent helping him through his recovery.   We will begin processing orders again at that time. Please feel free to email us in the mean time with any questions you may have. Thank you for your support!

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Ready for you!

The new scents are ready to be boxed/labelled today, and to head to your home!   I'll take pictures today and post them to P.com.   ~ Green Clover and Aloe   ~ Hawaiian Ginger   ~ Midnight Margaritas   ~Monkey Farts     Yeah! Spring is here, and the new soaps are too!

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

In the Mold!

Ok, I have four batches in the mold, that I should pop out of there tonight, cut, and get on the drying racks -- WOO HOO!! And they smell wonderful, if I say so myself. ~ Green Clover and Aloe: A terrific unisex scent, Green Clover & Aloe is a fresh, green fragrance that reminds me of wild summer herbs growing in a field. This fragrance is much more complex than it's name sounds. A floral fruity combination of fresh citrus and jasmine petals on a woodsy, sweet musk background. ~ Hawaiian

10 Steps or Karma Train?

I am thinking of writing a book. I will title it "10 Steps to Becoming a Recovering Hypocrite".   Think it would sell?   Either that or "Karma Train - Woo Woo!"   Maybe I'll just go into Real Estate.

AJH

AJH

Yeah! New Scents are HERE!

The new scents have ARRIVED as of yesterday!!! WOOOO HOOO!   I'm psyched. I'm itching to start soaping them, but alas, I'll have to wait till next week. I'm so pumped up about all of them -- they are really nice oils, fantastic fragrances. I can't say which one is my favorite yet... each of them had something about them that I really liked. I think that there will be one of them that will become one of your favorite soap scents!! smile.gif Midnight Margaritas, here we come!   I also got i

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Going on a short trip!

In Granny's Footsteps is going on a mini-vacation. I'll be gone from Saturday, March 31, 2007 until April 4th. "Granny" and hubby are slipping away to the beach for a few days. I'll come back relaxed and refreshed, and ready to mix up new delights for you!   For those of you traveling somewhere for spring break, have a safe trip, and a lot of fun!

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

A Surprise Trip!

My dear hubby sprung a surprise on me last night. Not only will our son Dragonboy be leaving this weekend for a week away to Washington DC (gulp! This is the first time he's been away from us for this amount of time, and that far away... first time flying too!!!) BUT dear hubby and I will be going to Sandestin for a few nights! He won this trip last year and we only had a small amount of time left to use it or it would have expired, so just the two of us are going.   So, Soap'Granny won

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Greetings!

How neat is this? A P.com BLOG for In Granny's Footsteps! Way to go Pubby, this is just cool-beans!     Well, Soapy is trying to get back into Granny's Footsteps, but I must admit.... it's harder to do than you think. A little over a week ago my MIL died after a battle with cancer. It really has taken it's toll on my family. We're all trying to be gentle with ourselves and also realistic.   So, I promise, it won't be long and I'll have more and more soap in the soap pot, and on the s

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

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