Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A little lavender chamomile...

Lavender Chamomile soap by The Daily Scrub

This lavender chamomile is a lovely soap. It's so light and fresh with lots of yellow Brazilian clay for detoxification.

Lavender Chamomile soap by The Daily Scrub

The lavender buds serve as exfoliants.

Lavender Chamomile soap by The Daily Scrub



Friday, July 31, 2015

Cupcakes Anyone?

It's always an honor to be asked to make favors for special occasions. Most recently I was asked to make pink soap cupcakes for a friend's wedding. They will be her favors this coming weekend!

Cupcake soaps by The Daily Scrub

It's very special to be a part of someone's special time.

Cupcake soaps by The Daily Scrub

The soaps turned out lovely and they really do look like edible cupcakes.



Cupcake soaps by The Daily Scrub



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tandem Time

A few days ago we brought out the bicycle built for two!

Battlefield ride 7.19.15

We ventured over to the Petersburg National Battlefield!

Battlefield ride 7.19.15

At times it gets a little tricky taking groupie pics while trying to ride!

Battlefield ride 7.19.15

We had a great time on our spin even in the heat!

Battlefield ride 7.19.15

It is always so beautiful in the woods. It's quiet and so peaceful.

Battlefield ride 7.19.15

We should all stop to smell the trees every once in a while even if it means we might see an unwanted friend or two...

Battlefield ride 7.19.15

We are very grateful for our health to be able to ride and enjoy the time together!



Monday, July 13, 2015

Mountain Bike Monday - See Spot Ride

I dusted off my Spot single speed over the weekend and we hit the trails at Poco.

Poco July 12,2015

It was a beautiful afternoon for a Sunday ride together in the park.

Poco July 12,2015

Spot was so glad to be out and about again. And, I felt really good on the bike after all this time.

Poco July 12,2015

I just love these big rocks on the green trail. Dynamo rides right up like it's no big deal!

Poco July 12,2015

Poco July 12,2015

Poco July 12,2015

Of course we ventured over to the dam where the snake family lives. Can you see him poking his head out of the bottom crack of the pipe?

Poco July 12,2015

And, there was another one!

Poco July 12,2015

Last week on our ride we ventured over to the new trails at Poco, the Blueberry Trail. It was a nice flowing ride with an awesome downhill!

Poco 6.28.15

Poco 6.28.15

Did I mention we rode Blue and Green too?

Poco 6.28.15

Poco 6.28.15

We checked out all of the new stuff on Forest Exploration side of the park.

Poco 6.28.15

Poco 6.28.15

And, we even saw a garter snake...

Poco 6.28.15

Even though I've been a little delayed in posting, we are still out and about riding the trails together! It's always a good day when we can be together riding!



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Family Hike

Over the weekend we decided to go for a hike at the Petersburg Battlefield.

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

The little man loves to hike and even when it's hot the trails are nice a shady.

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

The minute we started that way Charlie just knew where he was headed. He started whining!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

His excitement is contagious! The Battlefield is a beautiful place!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

The bridges are neat and the perfect opportunity for a picture.

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

He poses but it's not his favorite thing to do!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

The best part for Charlie is the chance to play in the water!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

He just splashes away!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

He sure can make us laugh!!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

Our days in the parks are just the best time ever! We love being together and just enjoying the beauty around. No hurry. No schedule. Just being together.



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mountain Biking Lakeview

It had been quite some time since we biked the Lakeview Trails at Pocahontas Park.

Bike Poco 5.25.15

Mountain Bike Mike joined us for the Memorial Day spin and Dynamo was our talented photographer.

Bike Poco 5.25.15

Bike Poco 5.25.15

It was a beautiful morning for a ride!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

We had so much fun! And, even took advantage of the beautiful new benches on the trail!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

The trails were in great shape! It was just a gorgeous morning for a ride!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

Bike Poco 5.25.15

Bike Poco 5.25.15

And, sure enough...our snake family was back this year at the creek. Eek! I think we counted between 3 and 4!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

One just sunning on top of the rock!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

I guess we weren't the only ones enjoying the morning at the park. So were the creatures!



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hiking Texas Beach

Over the weekend we decided to head to downtown Richmond to check out Texas Beach. We had heard it was a great place for hiking and for fur-children to enjoy the water.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

We headed out first on North Bank Trail...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

And then over the walking bridge to Texas Beach...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

Charlie loved the rocky waters

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

There were lots of big rocks to climb and navigate over.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

And, some really neat sights...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

The trail was lush and green on the island.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

It's amazing that this beautiful rocky river runs right through the big City of Richmond.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

Really neat ruins in places...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

And, then we got to the Nickel Bridge...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

How amazing to be underneath it!

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

The City has so many treasures waiting to be discovered.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

It was a beautiful day for a hike! We did about 5.5 miles and enjoyed being together soaking up the fresh air and getting some great exercise.