I thought you'd all like to see how the cocoa/jasmine soap turned out:
I really like how the cocoa coloration turned out! It did exactly as I'd hoped, and next time I know I can be even more aggressive in mixing the cocoa (or whatever I decide to use) down into the soap. I love the swirling/mottling. Here's a fuzzy shot:
And here are a few random shots from Oriental that I've taken as we walk around. Don't you just love this motor-cum-mailbox?
This is one of the more illustrious homes in town. Many are simple beach cabins or ranch homes.
Across from the little town beach is this majestic stand of hollyhocks.
A precious stone home sits on one large corner lot.