Spring is here~ Happy Spring 2014 Blog-Hop

Hello my friends and readers, spring is here! I am very happy to announce the First Spring Blog Hop with 9 bloggers host by Angela from “Pretty Little Things In A Box”. Together we’ll share all the brilliant ideas about spring and hope everyone will enjoy them.

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Happy Spring Blog Hop Bloggers:

(1) Pretty Little Things In A Box (She is the one who got this brilliant blog hop idea~ Thank you Angela for hosting this)

(2) Handmade by Hannah (Check out all the creative handicraft made by Hannah~)

(3) Stitches ‘N’ dreams (Do you like needlecraft and card making? Then you must hop over to Elizabeth’s blog)

(4) Aomori Workshop (This is me of course~ Soapcraft, rubber stamp craft, and many other handcraft ideas )

(5) Azura Chan (Crafts, photography, food and books reviews~ Go over to Azura’s blog and check out her blog)

(6) La casita de tul (I really love her blog! Feel so warm and pampered! Check out all the craft ideas and cooking recipes here!)

(7) UK City Crafter (A very lovely blog to check out! I love the Tilda animals that she made~)

(8) Sew Rosey (Debbierose make beautiful sewing works, everyone should check out her blog~)

(9) Knitting with Heart (Wow, she really have the heart for knitting~ Check out Jackie’s knitting at her amazing blog)

And now… things about SPRING…

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About two weeks after I got back from India, the cherry blossoms here in Vancouver have started to BLOOM!

For me, spring is the new beginning of life. I can see all different kinds of plants growing out leaves, and I can see the flower buds coming out. Everything is full of life, and myself of course, I feel like I have the full power to do many things.

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Here are the plants in my front yard, full of life and energy!

I’ve been thinking of harvesting the fresh aloe vera gel from the aloe vera plant that I have at home. Why? Because I want to use it in my new soap~

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Before cutting up the aloe vera leaf and process the gel into juice, make sure to remove the aloin (yellow-brown colored compound) by placing it upright in a container. Let the leaf to stay in the position for about 15 mintues, allowing the aloin to drain from the leaf. When it is done, rise it under the water then you can start to cut the leaf and remove the aloe vera gel with a spoon. Process the aloe vera gel into juice using a blender, then store the juice in the refrigerator in a glass container.

Here it is, the new soap I made with the the fresh aloe vera gel I harvested!

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I’ve also added mugwort and chamomile extract in this soap recipe~

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Avocado, jojoba, and meadowfoam oil are the main oil that I used in this soap, super mild for skin with a fresh and non-greasy feeling. A great piece of soap for both Spring and Summer time.

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This loaf of soap is in airing process now, it will be ready in 60 days~

Thank you for reading, hope you enjoy my post. Please hop over to my other Happy Spring 2014 Blog-Hop bloggers and read other amazing posts~

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Last but not least, happy Easter everyone!

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