Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Heart of the Matter

Remember back in the day (grade school to be exact) when you'd go to the drugstore or grocery store or general store, or whatever store and bought your box of Valentine's Day cards to give to your friends and classmates? I loved browsing the aisle looking at all the cute offerings, but I especially loved buying that big bag of heart-shaped lollipops with the "Be Mine" messages written on them. I especially loved helping my father pick out that box of chocolates for my mom. I, of course, picked out the kind I liked. Back then, we only had a choice of Russell Stover, Whitman's, or Brach's. I was partial to Russell Stover myself, but now, I'm a Godiva Diva all the way. I'll settle for Dove, but if you want my heart, it's gotta be Godiva (I'm so high-maintenance when it comes to affairs of the heart!) Seriously, though? I'll take the day after box of drugstore chocolates marked down to 50% off. It's chocolate people!!!!

Here is my Valentine's Day offering. I call it Chocolate Cherries Heart Soap. It's ironic that I came to make this soap because I loathe chocolate-covered cherries. It was my least favorite candy in the box. That ooey, gooey, cherry cordial syrup running down my lips and fingers bring back horrible memories of having to take Saint Joseph's cough syrup when I was sick. EWWW!!! BUT.....this soap is DIVINE. If I could eat it, I'd be about 10 pounds heavier. It smells of sinful, chocolate fudge with just a kiss of sweet cherry in the middle. Together it's a chocolate lovers dream. I'm giving one to each of my office mates-even the dude. I think they'll get a kick out of it. They're available now in both my Art Fire and Etsy shops. I'm off now to have a piece of chocolate. Writing this post just kicked my sweet tooth into high gear!


Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

those sure look good enough to eat!

Anonymous said...

OMG that looks awesome!