Friday, August 12, 2011

Sorry Charlie

Well, I've officially been a dead beat blogger. Since creating Mountain Mama Chic, we have moved and I started Man Cave Soapworks - body products for men. It has been more successful than expected so my focus has been on this shop much to Mt. Mama's dismay. In the last year or so I have also been toying with the idea of changing the name of my Mountain Mama Chic shop. I FINALLY did this a month or so ago, and I am slowly moving product to my new shop: Penn Soap Co. This blog will be truly defunct so please join me in my new blogging adventures with Man Cave Soapworks and Penn Soap Co.
xo, Carrie

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I miss my baby sister. Actually, let me just be a bit weepy and say that I miss both of my little sisters. Darcy lives in Milwaukee and is on the verge of popping out her very 1st munchkin and Jan just left for Las Vegas. Here's a few pics of Jan, Corey and Carter (and Dierks) when they packed up to drive across the country.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Clicked My Heels 3 Times...

This past month has been a crazy ride. Our closing was delayed for over 3 weeks due to the sellers' short sale on the house and property(25 acres to boot - yay for Jim ;). Their bank has been dragging their feet for 2 months! I've been spending a whopping 3.5 hours a day in the car driving the kids to their new school everyday; Bailee started 4th grade, basketball and drum lessons, Nolan started 1st grade and is adjusting to new therapists and a new aide and Fletcher started preschool (sniff, sniff). I should be opening my business (finally!) in a week or so after I get internet service. We officially sign the papers SUNDAY! Whoo Hoo!
P.S. I'll blog about the historical significance of our new abode when I get a chance (It's especially cool for me since I'm a history grad). The pic above is the great room.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Going Home

I can't believe it. My husband received a promotion and we're moving back home!!!! I'm tickled pink, but it's all going so fast it's making my head spin. We already bought a new home in Pennsylvania and just put our house in Indiana on the market. CRAZY!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Cracked Myself Up (and my crockpot)

I'm a bit on the dramatic side. So when my dear soap-making crockpot succumbed to old age, (and was subjected to more soaping than it could handle) I decided to write a loving poem in memory of my crockpot.

Ode To A Crockpot

Passed down to Jim from his dear old Gram

You were once used to cook pot roast and ham

As most single guys do; he oft ran about

Jim never once used you and always ate out

Packed in a box and moved state to state

A decade went by, when we met it was fate

I had an idea to make goodies for your skin

I looked in the closet in a box you were in

I hollered and shouted, "Jim come and look it!"

"I'll make hot process soap. Simply just cook it!"

A million bars later and thousands of hours

You're cracking and peeling and losing your power

Time to retire you and make a new start

Even in crockpot heaven you'll be close to my heart

Friday, May 8, 2009

Brand Spankin' New Vegan Soaps GIVEAWAY

Green Tea Exfoliating Artisan Soap with Tea Leaves & Organic Ameranth Grains

Sunflower Artisan Soap with Calendula Petals

I made 2 new soaps last week and I'm in LOVE with both of them. Both are Vegan Happy and made with organic oils and shea butter. They are fabulous for your skin!!! Enter to win both of them. Just post any comment for a chance to win. Follow my blog and get 2 extra entries. Drawing will be held Tuesday, June 9th! If you'd like to find out more info or order them, please visit my shop THANKS!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ayayaya FIESTA!!!

So, I've been out of town for the last few weeks exposing my children to the all American family road trip - HA! On the trip back I got a speeding ticket, Nolan lost his first tooth, the dvd player broke and one of the kids threw up. It's pretty funny now that I'm out of that darn car (all together we drove over 20 hours). Anyways, Bailee turned 9 on 4/6 so we made her birthday a birthweek and celebrated over and over again. On Friday, we had a fiesta birthday party at my Mom's - music, pinata, food and all.
These pictures crack me up. When I was leaving the grocery store I saw fake mustaches in a 50 cent machine so I just HAD to have them to go with the colorful sombreros. What do you think? ;)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Get Those Tootsies Sandal Ready!!!

NEW GIVEAWAY! Barefootin' Healing Giftset for Feet
This giftset contains: 1 Pumice Foot Brush, 1 Barefootin' Loofah Soap and 1 Barefootin' Balm
The balm, especially, is absolutely AMAZING and just the thing to get your feet beach beautiful! Just leave a what makes you happy about Spring comment for an entry (Can you tell I've got Spring Fever???). Make a purchase from my shop and get 3 extra entries. Random drawing will be held April 28th. Good Luck!