For Suzanne's challenge today, I decided to fess up to one of my little obsessions. I love soap. I seem to have soap radar when I visit any sort of gift shop. I especially love artisan and hand made soaps. Maybe I love soap so much because my hands always seem to be in water. Cooking hands, cleaning hands, painting hands, gardening hands, crafting hands, Corgi slobber hands...yep, lots of soap and water. For me, part of making my house a home is to try and make those spots we all use quite frequently, a little more special. Special doesn't have to mean expensive. Keeping the bathroom sink sparkling with a fresh fluffy hand towel or two and a pretty soap in a lovely little dish doesn't take much effort, really. Even a plain old bar of Ivory becomes special in a vintage rosy tea saucer with a soft bristled wooden nail brush. It is always fun to put out special soaps and finger towels for holidays; but why not put a teensy bit more 'special' into the 'common' days? Every day with those we love is a gift. Little touches here and there let our family and friends know we think they are special every single day. How nice it is when your loved ones come home from a long work day to find a little refreshing retreat waiting for them to freshen up. If you live alone, all the more reason to do it for yourself! You deserve a little 'special' every day, too.
I think I will let the Corgis out, have a quick shower and actually try and get a good night's sleep. Hmmm.....now what soap to use? -CS ^..^