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Anyone who came to visit us at the Garden Market show may have had trouble finding it. The address was wrong on all marketing material. Although this was out of our control, if you had trouble or couldn't find it, we apologize!
We did get some visitors that came to test a particular scent. Due to the host of the show, we could not bring certain scents. We apologize for that also! We will be looking for a replacement show; so, if you have suggestions, please send them our way!!!
Ken & Amber
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:45 PM|0 comments
Just finished making solid perfumes in Goddess, Lilac, Violet Vixen, Torrential Rains, and Hummingbird. Come on over and grab a few for yourself! Great stocking stuffer!!! Ten Digit Creations
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:58 AMFiled Under: antique sandalwood, apples, lemon verbena, lotion, oak, tuscan patchouli |0 comments
Antique Sandalwood ~ a woody, musky heart made from sustainably harvested sandalwood and cedarwood essential oils, softened with subtle notes of violet and jasmine.
Lemon Verbena ~ Fresh and sharp, but beautifully balanced with crisp herbal notes.
Tuscan Patchouli ~ this fragrance is very deep, dark, exotic and definitely masculine. Patchouli blended with heavy woody notes.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 8:34 AMFiled Under: baby bee, bar soap, citrus cilantro, handmade, lemon verbena |0 comments
You can find all of our soaps on our website: Ten Digit Creations
or at our Etsy Shop
Citrus Cilantro ~ Crisp, clean, and fresh! Our Citrus Cilantro soap is a blend of lemon, cilantro, cut grass, and green tea
Lemon Verbena ~ A dash of eucalyptus, cornmint, and leafy greens adds an invigorating, refreshing twist to lemon
Baby Bee Buttermilk ~ Not sure which is better...the cute name or the incredible smell! Our Baby Bee Buttermilk soap is a fragrance cocktail of luscious fruits such as peaches, mandarin oranges, coconut pulp, bergamot, grapefruit, tropical guava, and tangy lemons
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:09 AMFiled Under: angel, GOD, powder springs flood |0 comments
I posted a status update in Facebook stating: "Loving the way GOD works in mysterious ways". I never did come back and elaborate. This story is too long to post on Facebook, so I'll do it here and post the link there.
Now to the point! I am a firm believer in GOD! I am also a firm believer that EVERYTHING happens for a reason! We may not understand why at the time, but he has our master plan and the reason ALWAYS comes out. On Friday of last week one of our deputies was dispatched to a vacant house by our dispatchers, on a Burglary in progress. When he arrived, he confirmed there was someone inside and asked for another unit. To shorten the story, he arrested the intruder.
I, as a supervisor, have to respond to all felony calls. This is where GOD took over; he dispatched me to this house and introduced me to the owner of the home. I arrived and assessed the scene. This house had previously been entered and the intruders, along with this one had trashed the house. They had dumped out everything that had been in boxes. They had knocked holes in the walls, overturned entertainment centers, and this particular winner had stacked his loot out on the back deck. He had changed clothes and was wearing the victim's 25 year work pin, Masonic pin & belt, and shoes.
My brain started churning. I know, that doesn't happen that often. :) Seriously, I felt it was unprofessional to bring this up while I was on duty, so I just went back to my car to leave. GOD also told our investigator, who arrived to process the crime scene, to park at the end of the driveway. This blocked everyone in, as there was only one way in and one way out. Remember when I said there's a reason for everything; 12 years later and now we know why he only made one driveway! :) I just sat in my car waiting for the investigator to finish up. After about 5 minutes, GOD was stalling him, I exited my car and walked up the to the owner. EMS had been called due to him getting excited over the intrusion and arrest; he has high blood pressure. They had finished up and he was fine, just excited.
I asked him what the status of the home was. He said his parents owned this land and they had given him this acreage. He built the house 12 years ago. He lived there until his father passed away, then moved back in with his mother to take care of her. He let his son move into the house. His son stayed there until he bought a house and moved two years ago. He had every intention of fixing it up to sell, but the market fell and he's just been waiting on it to recover. He said he was scared of who might move in, so he didn't consider renting.
Heart pounding and still feeling a little guilty about handling this on duty, I told him "I think we can help each other". He asked what I had on my mind. I told him that he obviously needed someone to look after the place, as well as someone to clean up and repair it. He looked on with intense interest. I told him of my daughter and her situation. His eyes lit up like a 5 year old's on Christmas morning! He asked "When can they move in". I told him they were not able to pay right at the moment, as David had lost his tools and was just now starting to get a few to work with. He said he understood and would be more than happy to let them work for rent.
I swapped numbers and gave them to Carrie. She has called him and they are in the process of moving in. I think they will spend the first night there tonight.
I met an Angel that day and he is helping Carrie and David get back on their feet. I know that GOD has a special place for him. I also feel a little guilty for being so happy, knowing that many lives were lost in this flood. My heart goes out to all the family members left behind; I know there's no comfort in your loss!
Friday, September 25, 2009 6:46 AMFiled Under: cobb county flood, douglas county, flood, powder springs flood |0 comments
Sunday evening, the rain started to fall. It didn't stop until 21 inches had dropped upon us! To put that into perspective, the 500 year rain in California only produced 9 inches!
My daughter called me at 2 am and said the water was starting to come up in the back yard. I told her to start getting her most valuable things out of the house. I was going to be up at 5 am, so I told her to call me back with an update. She called me at 5:05 and said the water was already coming up through the floors and walls. They were only able to get a few things out, such as their cars and animals. Thank GOD they were already up, because some didn't even get that much!
By Monday afternoon, their house was completely submerged except for about 2 feet of the roof. This is a video clip of surrounding houses, including theirs: http://www.wsbtv.com/video/21045131/index.html
Wednesday was extremely trying, as they were able to get back to the house. She tried to explain the damages and I took it serious. Thursday told a different tale, as I went over to help them start to clean up. I've seen a lot of things in my life, but it just doesn't hit home until you see it in person. No more ceilings! No more paint on the sheetrock that was left on the walls! Sheetrock and insulation covered everything. Everything destroyed!
Some things were quite amazing though. There were framed pictures still sitting in place, yet beds, refrigerators and such had been moved around. Although completely submerged, I found a cookbook (her passion) that had dry pages. It was wet on the outside, but the inside was dry.
We took as many pictures and personal items we could get to and placed them on the deck to dry out. Maybe we can salvage some of it? Most things can be replaced, but the pictures and history can not! We did manage to find a photo of one of her past cats; it was the only one she had! I think we can save it. If you love cats, you understand the importance! She loves her cats!
We did call FEMA, who is sending someone out next week. If they qualify, they will get some assistance and should be able to get back on their feet. They have received MANY, MANY prayers from friends and family! We are very thankful for the offers that have come our way. We love all of you! My family and friends have been very encouraging and supportive. My extended family at work has also been very thoughtful and willing to help. Even friends of friends and people I've never met have offered to help out. Again, I thank every one of you!!!
I've just learned that there is another round of heavy rains coming to the same hard hit areas. Expect as much as an additional 2 to 7 inches.
My heart goes out to the families that were not as fortunate as ours. Although hard hit, we are all safe. Those families lost lives and our prayers are with them!
Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:40 PMFiled Under: christmas, craft, handmade, market, show |0 comments
You can read more about the market by clicking on the post card to the left.
Friday, September 4, 2009 11:38 AMFiled Under: 15 %, coupon, discount, labor day, sale |0 comments
15% off of your entire purchase!
Use the coupon code LABORDAY to receive your discount.
Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:46 PM|0 comments
Many of us fantasized about being a Cowboy. Captain Adams didn't fantasize, he was a true Cowboy. He lived the part, with many horses, cowboy guns, leather, and many other cowboy toys. He brought parts of this into law enforcement. He had a way of making it fit. I couldn't have meshed the two together, but he just made it work.
My wife doesn't know too many of my coworkers, but he was one of them. He always had a smile for her and treated her like one of the family. I always appreciated that! She had so much fun picking at him and was disappointed if he didn't pick back.
We are saying prayers for Josie and the rest of his family! We will miss him, but that will never compare to the loss they have suffered. I hope they know that they can depend on the "extended family" of the sheriff's office. I also hope they know the impact he had on our lives!
Goodbye Captain Adams, I'll see you when GOD calls me home!
Saturday, August 22, 2009 8:31 AM|0 comments
Congratulations to Willow Bay! They will receive a gift certificate to Lotion Crafters and Whimsy Acres will receive a free bar of the winning soap!!
8:24 AMFiled Under: baby bee, body butter, ginger, white pepper |0 comments
Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:45 AMFiled Under: criminals, stupidity, tattoo, theft |2 comments
No matter how long I do my job, I will never cease to be amazed at the stupidity of some people. So, two girls go into the tattoo parlor, they give their ID's so that copies can be made to meet the requirements for the parlor. The copies are made and the ID's are returned. The artist does his job on both girls. One of them goes to the counter and pays $40 for hers. The other one throws a wad of money at the artist and runs like hades out the front door. She owed $80 for hers. The other girl has no reason to run, because she's paid, but what does she do? She runs like a deer too. Now, during the tattoo, the artist makes conversation and gets both girls MySpace pages. The wad of money the girl threw was 5 one dollar bills. Gotta love it when the criminals are stupid; makes our jobs soooo much easier!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 2:49 AMFiled Under: camouflage, challenge, compitition, patchouli, soap, swirls |0 comments
Think about it. CAN you describe yourself with soap colors, swirls, layers, scents??? This is your challenge should you choose to accept it. Well, our own dear Anhoki posed this question to the SAFE team. The only limitations is your own imagination.
Check out the entries below to see who we are...or at least how we see ourselves ;~)
Oh, and the best part....leave a comment voting for your favorite and you will be entered to win the "winning" bar of soap! Good luck EVERYONE!!!!
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Thursday, August 6, 2009 4:00 PMFiled Under: bar soap, fragrances, scavenger hunt |0 comments
We've added four new fragrances!! Acai Berry, Christmas Cookie, White Pepper & Ginger, and Winter Candy Apple.
Two winners so far in our Scavenger Hunt! Check our Etsy shop for details: http://www.tendigitcreations.etsy.com
Soaps made on 08/02/09: Egyptian Dragon, Creme Brulee, and Bamboo Hemp! Will be available in four weeks, so mark your calendars ;)
Saturday, August 1, 2009 1:53 AMFiled Under: blackberry sage, body butter, lotion, tuscan patchouli |0 comments
Blackberry Sage ~ strong top notes of tart blackberries, mulberries, and orange zests; middle notes of nutmeg, rose petals; bottom notes of fresh green sage leaves, red clover, and a dry down of vanilla
Psychedelic Dreams ~ a magical blend of earthy sandalwood & ylang ylang, with a quick top note of patchouli, and base notes of baby powder and vanilla.
Tuscan Patchouli ~ this fragrance is very deep, dark, exotic and definitely masculine. Patchouli blended with heavy woody notes
1:43 AMFiled Under: discount, free, prizes, sale, scavenger hunt |0 comments
Go to our Etsy Shop, read the shop policies, then go to hunting. Find the listings and get the free prizes. We have free products, free shipping, buy some - get some, discounted products, and a discount off of your entire order. They are hidden in 40+ listings, so happy shopping/hunting!
Saturday, July 18, 2009 2:38 PMFiled Under: bar soap, chai tea, fall, ten digit creations, winter breeze |0 comments
Refreshing and clean! Winter Garden fragrance will remind you of the fresh clean smell of winter air while walking down a snow-covered path. This fragrance begins with top notes of fresh lime and menthol; middle notes of Douglas fir and lavender; with full-body base notes of eucalyptus and pine.
Coming soon: Green Irish Tweed, Frankincense & Myrr, Creme Brulee
Monday, July 6, 2009 8:42 PMFiled Under: bar soap, body mist, candles, christmas, fall, fragrance, handmade, list, perfume, room spray, scent, winter |0 comments
Our new fall line has it's own page! We've created a special page to make it easy to find that Fall/Winter product you were looking for. Available in Candles, Lotion, Perfume, Body Mist and Room Sprays, and select Soaps.
Our Fall Scent List:
Apple Crisp ~ the aroma of a red juicy apple, smothered in butter, cream, and cinnamon with a background of fresh baked crust - NOT SKIN SAFE
Aspen Winter (WB type) ~ a spicy, festive pine type iwth top notes of piney-green, frosted fir needles, a spicy cinnamon and bay leaf, with a nuance of holiday fruits comprising the middle notes, and a warm, cedary and woody cypress base note
Balsam & Berries ~ the perfect blend of balsam pine and ripe red berries - NOT SKIN SAFE (untested)
Banana Nut Bread ~ the mouth-watering aroma of oven fresh banana bread, featuring walnuts, ripe bananas, vanilla, and a touch of spice - NOT SKIN SAFE
Blue Christmas ~ classic holiday fragrance of orange peels, cloves, fir needles, and cinnamon
Buttered Rum ~ top notes of rum with base notes of creamy buttery toffee
Candy Cane ~ a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla
Candy Corn ~ a warm vanilla candy with top notes of butter and a slight hint of almond
Caramel Apple ~ a delicious blend of ooey gooey caramel and crisp green apples
Cherry Clove Chutney ~ crushed bing cherries, clove, and crushed cinnamon - NOT SKIN SAFE
Chestnuts & Brown Sugar ~ a delicious mixture of caramel and rich maple, combined with chestnuts in a buttery cream base
Christmas Splendor ~ apples, oak, balsam, fir, and pine, with a background of cinnamon and clove
Christmas Tree ~ smells just like a fresh cut pine tree
Country Christmas ~ a fantastic blend of bayberries, cranberries, and apples, with spicy nuances of nutmeg and cloves with a top note of orange zests
Cracklin' Birch ~ like the outdoors on a winter day.... a little bit of campfire, a little bit of man ;)
Cranberry Relish ~ a wonderful fresh tart cranberry
Eggnog ~ strong notes of buttercream vanilla, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove
Festival of Lights (Yankee type) ~ sweet cinnamon mixed with candied fruits and a touch of spice - NOT SKIN SAFE
Frosted Pumpkin (Yankee type) ~ a warm, delicious recipe of pumpkin, spices, honey and maple topped with sugary vanilla frosting
Gingerbread ~ warm spicy gingerbread right out of the oven with just a pat of butter
Harvest Spice (Yankee type) ~ spicy blend of cinnamon bark and clove bud on a dry down of musk - NOT SKIN SAFE
Home for the Holidays ~ a truly unique fragrance with top notes of bay leaves, orange, and lemon, followed by middle notes of spruce, pine, and clove; well rounded with base notes of eucalyptus, pine, and amber - NOT SKIN SAFE
Jack Frost (Yankee type) ~ wintery cool peppermint with a sweet vanilla twist
Maple Cinnamon Twist ~ warm maple with a hint of fresh cinnamon
Mulberry ~ a very aromatic mulberry scent
Mulled Cider ~ strong base notes of ripened apples and oakmoss, made spectacular with a complex blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange zests, lemon peel, and a touch of tart lychee berries and cumarin - NOT SKIN SAFE
Nutcracker ~ top notes of butter, almond, mandarin orange, lemon, herbaceous lime, and pineapple with nutty notes, maple, clove, cinnamon, spicy berry notes, sage, lavender, jasmine, and ozonic notes, with a dry down of cream vanilla, coconut, amber, woods, cedarleaf, cedarwood, sandalwood, and exotic musks.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie ~ as close to the real thing as you can get....ooey gooey goodness!
Pumpkin Apple Butter ~ top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries; middle notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; base notes of warm vanilla
Pumpkin Souffle ~ a true to life fragrance bursting with fresh pumpkin, butter, sugar, and spices - NOT SKIN SAFE
Reindeer Poo ~ begins with top notes of apples and pears, followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium, with base notes of vanilla, cedarwood, and patchouli
Spiced Wassail ~ a delectably spicy punch consisting of apple, orange, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon
Strudel & Spice ~ vanilla sprinkled with cinnamon sugar - NOT SKIN SAFE
Sweet Potato Pie ~ a rich combination of candied yams, marshmallow cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zests, and splash of lemon, in a warm buttery southern crust
Vanilla Bean Noel ~ a rich, sweet vanilla sugar cookie with a slight roasted marshmallow background and a hint of caramel
6:25 AMFiled Under: 20%, clearance, discount, etsy, july sale, low prices |0 comments
We are having a sale at Ten Digit Creations; 20% off all regularly priced items! Prices are already marked on our website.
If you are shopping our Etsy Store, you will be refunded any shipping overages AND the sale discount when your order is packaged.
Come on over and see what's new. We have new scents and products! Although the sale doesn't apply to clearance items, we have some really low prices, so don't forget to check there too. :) :)
5:50 AMFiled Under: 4th of july, celebration, fireworks, indepencence |0 comments
Our 4th was great! We started out with dinner with friends. We then went to a local parking lot and set up camp, including beach umbrellas, lawn chairs, and a cooler. We set up about 3 hours early to get a good spot. We were surprised to see a lot of our other friends setting up along with us. I'm here to tell you, if you've never grilled in the parking lot of HHGregg, you don't know what you're missing!
Once we were set up, more friends came in and joined us. Two of them play guitar, so they played and sang for the group. The kids were running around blowing bubbles, throwing Frisbees, eating hot dogs, and just having a great time. We did miss our own kids, but they were off doing their own thing. That happens when they grow up, so cherish every minute while you can!!!!!
As the day faded, the anticipation of the fireworks was obvious. Jesse started his traditional "Big Band" CD, filled with appropriate 4th of July tunes. This was a nice touch! Then the show began. It was 20 minutes of spectacular colors, booms, and light. The excitement on everyone's faces was as spectacular as the show itself. Our fireworks show (hosted by the city of Douglasville) was almost canceled, due to budget constraints, but was saved by Greystone Power. THANK YOU Greystone!!!
So, having thoroughly enjoyed this years celebration, we begin our preparation for next years event. We will continue celebrating independence daily and thanking our soldiers for allowing us to do so. You may not support the war, but you can still support the soldier!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:35 PMFiled Under: customers, july sale, newsletter, specials |0 comments
I would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to all of our customers and blog followers! We have a special treat for you in our newsletter tomorrow! :) We have added some pretty fantastic fragrances and such to the "menu". We are also working on some special treats for the fall. It's never too early to plan for the fall! We decided to release the Frosted Pumpkin as a limited edition, just to let you get a sample of how wonderful it is.
We still have lots of specials in our clearance section, including Body Butters and $3.00 soaps. You can visit here: SPECIALS
Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:23 PMFiled Under: blacberry sage, frosted pumpkin, July, savings, winter |0 comments
We've added two new fragrances to our lotions; Blackberry Sage, and Frosted Pumpkin-Limited Edition
A new batch of soap is in the making, Winter Breeze. This one turned out great and will be ready near the first of August. It is best described as strong and clean, but the manufacturer description is: This fragrance begins with top notes of fresh lime and menthol; middle notes of Douglas fir and lavender; with full-body base notes of eucalyptus and pine. YUM!
Sign up for our newsletter for some great savings in July!!! You can sign up by looking to your right or going to our homepage and scrolling to the bottom of the page. http://www.tendigitgifts.com
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I made two new lotions tonight, Frosted Pumpkin (Limited Addition) and Blackberry Sage. These are available immediately on our website! http://www.tdccandlesandbath.com
We will be posting them on Etsy very soon!
I also made a batch of soap tonight and scented it with Winter Breeze. Wow, is all I can say. This one is very strong and clean smelling.
Friday, June 19, 2009 5:55 AMFiled Under: appreciation, honor, military, procession, sacrifice, sergeant beale, support |0 comments
I was recently sent an Email by a friend. This was a simple email telling me that it was touching and had a link. I had no idea what I was in for. I clicked the link, as I normally do with these types of emails. From the time the video started, I knew this was not the ordinary video. I watched every second of that video. This ride is 35 to 40 miles! The support is unbelievable! My tears were unbelievable! The music chosen was perfect! His sacrifice will never be forgotten or unappreciated! I could go on and on, but seeing is believing!
I LOVE MY COUNTRY AND THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT PROTECT IT!!!
SGT. BEALE'S RIDE HOME
Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:20 AMFiled Under: bar soap, body butter, fragrance, lotion, lye soap, scent |0 comments
We had a busy night last night; I made 3 new batches of Body Butter.
Peace, Love & Patchouli is a favorite of many customers: An earthy blend of fresh patchouli, herbal sandalwood, with hints of strawberry and raspberry with a down of fresh vanilla and peppermint leaf.
Dragon's Blood: A warm, woodsy earth scent with notes of amber, vanilla, sandalwood, light tones of powdery musks, and hints of asian florals.
Monkey Farts; one of our most popular. It's a lot of fun to talk about! Fresh bananas, coconuts, pineapple, kiwi, strawberry...things a monkey eats....and farts :)
I also re-batched a soap in Black Cherry; WOW! This one is very strong and smells delicious!!! It will be ready mid July.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:00 PMFiled Under: bath, body, body butter, lotion |0 comments
Apples & Oak ~ a truly complex fragrance blend of McIntosh and Granny Smith apples, with notes of woodsy fresh oak leaves and oakmoss
Antique Sandalwood ~ a woody, musky heart made from sustainably harvested sandalwood and cedarwood essential oils, softened with subtle notes of violet and jasmine
Bergamot Spice ~ an exotic fragrance with citrus top notes of bergamot surrounded with nuances of freshly ground ginger combined with notes of sandalwood, cedar, Indian patchouli, and sweet basil
Friday, June 12, 2009 2:36 PMFiled Under: Autumn Magic, Bay Rum, Indonesian Teak, new soap |2 comments
2:13 PMFiled Under: cold process, handmade, lye soap, ten digit creations |0 comments
Autumn Magic ~ starts with top notes of lemon and apple; followed with middle notes of anise, cinnamon, and ginger; sitting on well-rounded base notes of woods, musk, and vanilla.
Bay Rum ~ a spicy blend of crushed cloves, cinnamon sticks, and crisp pine needles, with a sweet orange freshness.
Indonesian Teak ~ This new popular favorite has that rich Teakwood scent mixed with oriental floral notes. Undertones of mossy amber, sandalwood, and acacia add a luxurious aroma that will leave you feeling relaxed and calm.
Saturday, June 6, 2009 1:32 PMFiled Under: new soap, tuscan patchouli |3 comments
We have a brand new batch of Tuscan Patchouli coming in July! This one turned out better than the last batch. The swirls worked in great and the scent is amazing!
Frosted Pumpkin is also coming in July! This one isn't so pretty, until it's cut. So, we'll post a photo then. :)
Friday, June 5, 2009 6:04 AMFiled Under: bar soap, challenge, etsy, safeteam, vote |0 comments
Our Etsy SAFE Team is having another challenge! These artist have really done a fantastic job creating their ideas for the soaps. Mine turned out wonderful, except for the fragrance, which took a vacation and has not been seen since!
Click the link below and it will take you to the team blog, where you can look in awe, vote for your favorite, and possibly win your choice of a bar of soap!!!
As you browse these entries and read each creators insight, choose your favorite, then post a comment! One lucky winner will be chosen to receive the most favored cocktail soap from the Safe Team Cocktail Challenge! Even if you can't drink it, we are sure you'll enjoy it! Plus no calories, no carbs, no fat - no hangover! What could be better!
So raise your glass and your loofa.... "A toast - to the Safe Team challenge participants! Your creativity and personal expression are greatly appreciated! Cheers!"
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 7:42 AMFiled Under: bath, body, body butter, lotion |0 comments
We've moved our Body Butters into the clearance section. We are so excited about our new packaging, we just couldn't wait any longer! We will be adding the new fragrances as they are made. Here's a peek at the newly packaged Body Butters. As always, you will get the same great Whipped Body Butter, just in a nicer (we think) container.
Made from scratch and whipped by hand, our body butters are light, creamy, and perfectly scented. They are packed with moisture-rich ingredients, such as Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter, both known to penetrate rapidly to nourish and soften dry skin. A little bit goes a long way, so apply sparingly, and enjoy velvety smooth skin all day!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:45 PMFiled Under: dove, hawk, hunt, prey |1 comments
We were sitting, enjoying the morning, and a Redtail Hawk came flying through the yard. He hit a Dove at about 60 mph, then realized he was out of air before hitting the fence. He dropped the Dove and flew into a tree. I discarded the Dove and he kept coming back looking for it. He was beautiful! He would sit on the fence and look around. We couldn't figure out if he was looking for his breakfast or looking at the kittens for a new meal? The Blue Jays raised so much ruckus for so long, he finally left. Of coarse, I thought about the camera after he left for the last time. :( Amber thought it was sad; I thought it was amazing. A little sad, but how often do you get to see something like that?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:03 PMFiled Under: bird, pileated, woodpecker |1 comments
Amber kept telling me that she was seeing a Woodpecker the size of a Crow. I would see one from time to time and point it out. She would tell me that I didn't believe her, because I kept pointing out little bitty ones.
I woke up one day to a very excited Amber! She captured these photos. It's a Pileated Woodpecker.
9:52 PMFiled Under: chihuahua, dog, family, puppy |0 comments
This is Jersey, Amber's Love! I play second fiddle to her. This little girl is spoiled rotten. Her favorite pass time is sitting in Amber's lap; mine is a far second. She loves to play ball and with her Moose. She has a Moose that's bigger than she is. She love to boss him around and occasionally pulls a little stuffing out to let him know who's boss! Oh, did I mention that she's spoiled ROTTEN!
This is Peppie. She's our "Old Lady". She's a rescue from the animal shelter. Due to a little biting habit, she was not adoptable and was set to be put down. Amber worked there at the time and was allowed to bring her home for a trial. She bit our son the second day! I won't say what I said, but made it clear that she'd better not bite again! She didn't and she's an icon around the house now. She's been with us for 12 years now.
9:23 PMFiled Under: babies, back yard, birds, eggs, kittens, spring |0 comments
Spring is still here in Georgia. We are actually having one this year. We're still in the upper 70's for daily highs and the nights are just wonderful, around 60. Looks like we will be topping 80 in the next few days, but it sure has been nice! :)
We have renamed our back yard to the Birdport. We are seeing a huge array of birds this year. Amber and I love to watch the birds and their babies. We have two nest on our front porch, Purple Finch and Wren. The Finch's are here, but the Wren's are sitting on eggs. We also have several nest in the back yard, Robins, Wrens, Mocking Birds, Sparrows, Nuthatches, Orioles, Cardinals, and some I don't know what they are. It's really fun to watch the youngsters learn the ropes of life. They go from awkward to gracious pretty quick. We call them newborns, toddlers, and teenagers. You can't tell much difference in the adults after the teenage stage.
Our son found a litter of kittens in our shed. He went down to get something, came back up, and told Amber about them. She said "we don't have a cat". He informed her that we not only had a cat, but 4 kittens to boot. They are now about 6 weeks old. The Mom don't care much for us, but the kittens are warming up pretty well. Now it's time to find them a home!
Thursday, May 21, 2009 3:52 PM|0 comments
Cool Citrus Basil ~ A refreshing blend of Sweet Basil, Lime, and Wild Mint
Heavenly (VS Type) ~ A soft, smooth, and creamy fragrance blended with White Peony and White Musk
Nag Champa ~ A refreshing combination of Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Dragon's Blood
Peace Love & Patchouli ~ an earthy blend of fresh patchouli, herbal sandalwood, with hints of strawberry and raspberry with a down of fresh vanilla and peppermint leaf
Psychedelic Dreams ~ a magical blend of earthy sandalwood & ylang ylang, with a quick top note of patchouli, and base notes of baby powder and vanilla
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 7:19 AMFiled Under: bar soap, cold process, handmade, lye soap, tendigitgifts |1 comments
The photo is of our Dragon's Blood! Wow, what a scent!
We are working on our fall line of soaps and will be adding them as they are available.
Coming Soon! First week of June,
*Bay Rum ~ a spicy blend of crushed cloves, cinnamon sticks, and crisp pine needles, with a sweet orange freshness.
*Autumn Magic ~ Autumn comes to life in this magical fragrance. Autumn magic starts with top notes of lemon and apple; followed with middle notes of anise, cinnamon, and ginger; sitting on well-rounded base notes of woods, musk, and vanilla.
A new batch of Blackberry Sage will be ready in mid June.
Sunday, May 10, 2009 2:25 AM|0 comments
We're on the front page at LuvHandmade.com. You can also view the favorites of other handmade sellers. A different seller is featured daily. They also have interviews with featured sellers, so you can get to know who is behind the making of the products. Thank you Emily!
Saturday, May 9, 2009 2:33 PMFiled Under: bath, birthday, body, fathers day, gift set, soap set |0 comments
Don't let them fool you...men love to be pampered and smell good too. Why not spoil them with some great smelling soap that's actually good for their skin! Our soaps are made from scratch using the cold process method. They're loaded with good-for-your-skin ingredients such as olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. Each of our gift sets come packaged in a kraft gift box, filled with crinkle paper, and topped with curling ribbon. The perfect gift for Father's Day, Birthdays, or just because he deserves it!
Our Clean Dude Gift Set comes with your choice of THREE soaps suitable for the man in your life. Simply browse our soap category to see what's available and list your choices in the comments section during checkout.
Friday, May 8, 2009 12:26 AMFiled Under: almond, aprodisiac, butt naked, lotion, sugar scrub |0 comments
We have added Almond and Butt Naked to the list of available lotions. We also added Aphrodisiac to the available sugar scrubs. We will continue adding fragrances to the list as they are made!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 7:25 AM|0 comments
MEGA SOAP SALE!!
Up to $2.00 off per bar on select scents! Prices are already reduced. Just browse the soap category to find out if you're favorites are on sale :) SALE IS FOR A LIMITED TIME, SO STOCK UP WHILE YOU CAN!
ALL WHIPPED BODY BUTTERS ARE NOW 30% OFF! (prices already reduced)- We're changing our packaging! Sale price is good until current inventory is gone :)
We are proud members of Etsy's SAFE Team!
You can also find our sale at our website:
Friday, April 24, 2009 6:46 AMFiled Under: handmade, lye soap, nag champa, olive oil soap |0 comments
5:09 AMFiled Under: dry, fragrant, hydrate, lotion, safeteam, skin |0 comments
Our lotions are ready and listed! About a month ago I announced that our lotions were ready. I made several batches, listed them, then realized that I didn't have the perfect lotion. We took them off of the product list. I continued to formulate my recipe and research more. I couldn't pinpoint the one thing that was bugging me about ours. Changing this and that, I finally made "THE" batch. Notes are a wonderful thing when formulating!
We have now put the lotions back on the sites! This is a soft, smooth, creamy lotion. It glides across your skin, leaving a silky feeling. Neither of us can feel any greasiness! My testers were equally excited about the new batches!
We have kept it as natural as possible! Packed with Jojoba Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Glycerin, and Shea Butter. All being beneficial to your skin and it's well being! Controversial or not, we HAD to include a preservative!
Our Site: TDC Candles & Bath Etsy Shop: Ten Digit Creations
Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:51 AMFiled Under: butt naked, cherry slushie, lime sugar, sugar scrub, ten digit creations |0 comments
Our Website: http://www.tdccandlesandbath.com
Our Etsy Shop: http://www.tendigitcreations.etsy.com
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:46 PM|0 comments
A masculine scent composed of bergamot, geranium, lavender, cedarwood, and oak...because he deserves to smell good too ;)
Monday, April 13, 2009 8:10 PMFiled Under: bar soap, challenge, safeteam, vote |0 comments
We've been entered into a challenge! Please head over to Blockhead Radio and give us a vote! You can find it here: http://blockheadradiolive.com/cbb
Another of our team members has also been entered into the final weekly challenge. She could sure use some votes too! Vote for ThistleDelights! http://blockheadradiolive.com/artisanschallenge
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 5:30 AMFiled Under: bar soap, blue sugar, lye soap, olive oil soap, swirl |1 comments
What a man should smell like...caramelized sugar and vanilla blended with notes of cedar, tonka bean, licorice, patchouli, lavender, coriander, bergamot, mandarin, and soothing notes of anise. YUM!!
All of our soaps are made from scratch using the cold process method. Each luxurious bar is packed with beneficial oils and butters to nourish your skin from head to toe! We even kept the natural glycerin for you in each bar of soap, so feel free to send thank you cards when your skin no longer resembles a reptile after showering. :)
Saturday, April 4, 2009 3:59 AMFiled Under: bird, owl, raptor |1 comments
The photo of the owl was taken by me. I was driving down a four lane highway and saw something sitting on the center line. I turned around and it was this guy. I thought it was a baby, so I poked at it with a flashlight, to make sure he wasn't going to bite. He didn't, so I reached down and picked him up. I put him in the passenger seat and he just sat there for a little bit. I went to complete reports and he bacame more and more active, eventually flying up and landing on the steering wheel. He just sat there for the photo op and watched me while I did my reports. I contacted a wildlife specialist, who came and picked him up. He was released back into the wild at the Sweetwater State Park.
I later found out this was a full grown owl.
Thursday, April 2, 2009 5:55 AM|0 comments
Head on over to the SAFE Team Blog. ( http://etsysafeteam.blogspot.com/2009/03/safe-team-spring-challenge.html ) We have a soap challenge going on right now. Members chose a country theme and made a soap to represent that country. Vote on your favorite for a chance to win a free bar of soap!
You can take 10% off of your total purchase at our shop ( http://www.tendigitcreations.etsy.com ). Just type VOTE10 and the name you used to vote in the comments section when you place your order. The sale will end when the voting ends.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:18 AMFiled Under: bar soap, challenge, safeteam, vote |0 comments
Visit the SAFE Team Blog to vote for your favorite soap!!! You could win a prize and there are many shops offering special discounts for your votes. Hurry on over and cast your vote. Word of warning; there are some amazing soaps and it's extremely hard to choose just one.
Saturday, March 28, 2009 1:38 PM|1 comments
I would like to introduce the SAFE Team. We are the Soap Artisan Friends of Etsy. This is the profile from the Etsy page:
The SAFE Team (Soap Artisan Friends of Etsy) is a group of soapmakers committed to excellence and best manufacturing practices on etsy. We are open to soapers of all levels, from the hobbyist to the well-established seller, including those who create other bath & body products such as lotions, balms, butters and sprays. We continually strive to perfect our craft and educate ourselves and others about the best practices a soaper must follow both to remain in compliance with FDA laws and to ensure quality products. We are a team that takes great pride in our craft – as it is a blend of both science and art.
We are also friends. As such, we value and insist upon respect for all members. We are a world-wide group and run the spectrum of beliefs, cultures, and political leanings, so opinions and personalities will differ - this is expected and respected. We ask that everyone is treated with courtesy and kindness.
Monday, March 16, 2009 9:19 AMFiled Under: Google, Paypal, revolution money exchange, www.tdccandlesandbath.com |2 comments
Fraud and Forgery are a huge part of online life! We understand and want our present and potential customers to know that you are safe shopping online with us. We only process payments through PayPal, Google, and RME. We never see your payment information, therefore there's no chance that it will get into the wrong hands. Most online mishaps are not from the merchant, but their computers being compromised via hacks or computer theft. We do offer alternative payment methods; snail mail checks or money orders (requires a lengthy waiting period), E-Checks, or just cold hard cash.
With FDIC insurance, offered by every bank in America, it is extremely easy to recover your money in the event something does go awry online. Again, we minimize that by using the online services, which have numerous security measures in place. PayPal, Google Checkout, and Revolution Money Exchange (Free) are all huge corporations that have the proper resources to keep your online money exchanges safe and secure.
So, come on over for a visit, shop around, find yourself a treat, and feel safe making a purchase from us. Oh yeah, our customer service is old fashioned "treat others, as you'd want to be treated"!
Saturday, March 7, 2009 9:28 AMFiled Under: bar soap, handmade, soap |0 comments
We promote the art of Handmade Soaps. We would love for you to buy ours, but we also realize that we are not a fit for everyone! If you can't find something at TDC Candles & Bath, try BLSoaps.
She has a wonderful shop and a lot to choose from!
Monday, March 2, 2009 7:00 AMFiled Under: handmade, honey, milk, oatmeal, vegan, www.tdccandlesandbath.com |0 comments
We now have a Vegan friendly recipe! No one ever complained about our soaps with Lard, but we wanted to be more responsible and offer as many vegan friendly products as we could. All of our soaps have the "Vegan" friendly tag, so you won't get a bar with Lard, if you don't want it.
6:40 AM|0 comments
We are doing some clean up and changing at Ten Digit Creations. We are changing the jars for our Whipped Body Butter. In order for us to change, we have to deplete our supply of the old ones. This benefits you, as we are having a sale to move them out. Each batch is made fresh, so don't worry about getting old and outdated products. We are moving our jars, not old product.
There's a lot of talk about our products, especially at GooseMoose. Go to the rats forum and see the reviews. I found them through analytics and was thankful and amazed at the same time. These were actual customers going on and on about our products. This was exciting! Repeat sales mean you are doing well, but to read the nice things was just plain satisfying.
Thank you "lifeincircuit"
Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:30 AMFiled Under: propylene glycol |0 comments
What is it?
Propylene glycol is a derivative of natural gas. It is commonly used in a variety of consumer products and food products, including deodorants, pharmaceuticals, moisturizing lotions, and fat-free ice cream and sour cream products.
What does it do?
Propylene glycol, as used in our products, is a preservative. A preservative is necessary to provide a shelf life. Cost would skyrocket, if we were not able to preserve the product and you would have to use the product within 1 week of it being made.
What are the risks?
Propylene glycol is considered a safe and appropriate ingredient not just for cosmetic products, but also for ingested products like food and pharmaceuticals. It is on the US Food and Drug Administration's list of ingredients which are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) and is recognized by the World Health Organization as safe for use. There have been claims made that propylene glycol is an inappropriate ingredient for cosmetics and foods because it can also be used in products (such as antifreeze) which one would not want to consume. Such observations are well-intended but ultimately not very informative. It is ethylene glycol, for example, which is a more common ingredient in antifreeze and which is, in fact, highly toxic. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) actually recommends the use of propylene glycol-based antifreeze because it is safer than ethylene glycol should pets accidentally ingest it. Simply because propylene glycol has many different applications does not make all the products which contain it the same. Another strain of criticism of propylene glycol focuses on what is allegedly disclosed by the ingredient's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). MSDS information can be found on the Internet, but rarely are viewers given any background or context on how to read one. An MSDS is a safety disclosure which instructs manufacturers and shippers on proper procedures for handling ingredients, for treating accidental exposure, and for cleaning up spills. Even the purest ingredients like mint oils have an MSDS. There is usually no single MSDS for an ingredient, but one for each different form or concentration offered by each ingredient supplier. For ingredients which could be shipped in a liquid or solid form, the MSDS for each form may differ significantly and each has little bearing on what properties the ingredient will have when combined with other ingredients into a formulation. For the record, the MSDS for the propylene glycol we use contains no indications of carcinogenicity or chronic exposure effects. The concentrated form of the ingredient can, however, cause temporary reddening, stinging or swelling when it comes in contact with the eyes or skin. This indication does not mean that a product formulated with the ingredient will have irritating properties. We feel confident that research and a long history of safe usage have shown propylene glycol to be a safe and appropriate ingredient.
8:13 AMFiled Under: body, butter, chapped, jojoba, lotion, moisture, shea, skin, soft, whipped |0 comments
Our customers love our Whipped Body Butter. We put special ingredients in to satisfy your skin! We use Jojoba oil, which absorbs into your skin, leaving it soft and moisturized. Jojoba also attracts moisture to the skin, so it last longer than other oils. We also pack it with Shea Butter, another beneficial oil for the skin. We have carefully researched the use of preservatives and have chosen one that we feel is safe. We use Liquid Germall Plus, which does contain Propylene Glycol. Through my research, I have found that the amount of Glycol is very minimal, nowhere near the recommended use amount. If you care to read more on the use of Glycol, see the post titled Propylene Glycol. You can review the feedback for our products on the website, under "Website Comments".
Friday, January 2, 2009 8:20 AMFiled Under: cleaner, fragrance, how to, scent, sink freshener |0 comments
Sink Fresheners are exactly what the name says. They freshen your sinks, but they also are used to clean the pipes and drains, and bowls. You simply fill your sink about 1/2 full of HOT water. Pour in 3 tablespoons of freshener and swirl the water a bit. Let stand about 30 minutes and drain. With the left over residue, clean the sink bowl and rinse. Now you have a room full of wonderful fragrance, your pipes and drains are clean and fresh, and your bowl is sparkling clean!
You can purchase them here: http://www.tendigitgifts.com/catalog.php?category=76