Thursday, February 26, 2009

Etsy's Beauty Oscars

"You really really like me" (that's from Sally Field if you're not an oscar junkie like me) You're too kind, too kind. I'd like to thank all those that made this possible. Yadda Yadda.......Well, maybe not quite the oscars, but it does feel wonderful when someone recognizes your work. :)My Carrotcake and Amber Cream Kaleidoscope soap was nominated in ETSY's BEST BEAUTY BETS. If you have a spare moment, please vote for my yummy soap!

Monday, February 23, 2009


My children never cease to amaze me (and frustrate me and make me laugh and bewilder me, etc.). I know they have more things than a lot of us did growing up, but isn't that one of the benefits of working hard? BUT, no matter how many techy toys and hand held games they have, give 'em a box, scissors, (my 8 year old daughter was the ring leader) some yarn and leave them alone for a while and see what they come up with. I swear they had more fun and actually worked together instead of fighting over some ds least until tomorrow.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Giveaway and Shop Sale!

My new giveaway is for 1 Goats Milk Soap Made with Organic Oils and Shea Butter on a Soap Deck. You get to choose your scent and it comes wrapped with a cute striped unisex ribbon. This makes a great office or teacher gift or a little pampering gift for yourself! All you have to do is visit my shop and find the listing for this soap set (hint: it's in the giftsets section) and leave a comment on your favorite fragrance from the choices given in the listing.

I have a 10% off sale going on until March 1st so my drawing will also be held on March 1st. Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And the winner is....

Hollyzhobby is the giveaway winner!!! Yay! I will post another giveaway in a day or two so check back. In the meantime, what do you all think about shipping? I think it's a racket. I tried the usps flat rate envelope a few times and it looked like someone's dog ate half of it. Since I've opened my etsy shop, I have always charged for flat rate shipping. After the holidays I debated on changing it, but for the sake of continuity and a major incentive for purchasing more yummy soaps, I kept it the same. Anything over 3.95 I pick up the tab. Today I'm on the etsy forums and asked for a critique and the only thing the critiquer could find wrong was my shipping policy. I mean, it could be a bummer for some who might only want a lip balm, but ever the clearance rack hound, the more lip balms you buy, the better the deal. And how about the giftsets? Reasonable, right? It's funny that I put myself out there (definitely my decision) to be critiqued and now I'm questioning everything. In the last few hours, I've changed lip balms, solid perfumes and earrings shipping. Check it out and get back with me. I'd like to know what other consumers think. Oh, and BONUS, I have a 10% off sale going on in my shop until 3/1.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Surprise for James

While my husband is away on a goose hunt in Arkansas (yes, I said, "goose hunt" and yes, people hunt those things) I've decided to surprise him (and indulge myself) by redecorating the focal wall behind our bed. I ordered vinyl wall ruboffs and stickers from . I couldn't be happier how it turned out!!! My husbands a big sap so I'm thinking he might even tear up. I guess I'll find out when he comes home tonight. Seriously, this shop has awesome prices and chic custom made decor. Check them out!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Giveaways and Thoughts

It's weird. Now that I created this blog I find myself wondering what the heck I'm going to write far more than I'd like. I think of all sorts of things throught out the day. Like what pictures I could post, what my nutty 2 year old had to say today (it's a doozy), new ideas for products, etc. The list goes on.

I would like to promote my shop in some fashion so let's start by having a giveaway. How about my listing for 3 Heart Soaps (1 Sandalwood, 1 Honeysuckle and 1 Cherry Blossom) ? The set comes wrapped in a cute reuseable fabric bag. I will "draw" (random number generator) for the lucky winner on Tuesday, February 17. All you have to do is leave a comment . Any comment will do. Good Luck! Contact info like an email would probably be useful just in case you win. (Odds are lookin' pretty good for you right now) wink

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Well, I did it...I finally created a blog. Now what?

I guess I need to hit the save button before I post? That's a newbie for you. (just lost what I thought I just posted) What???!!!??

So it seems that everyone and their mother has a blog. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but I'm really clueless on how this works and really, let's be honest: Isn't it a bit egocentric? Is anybody gonna care what I write or want to "follow" me? I looked up Twitter and I just don't get it. I started a Facebook page a few weeks ago (look out cyberspace!), but my motivation was to promote my class reunion this summer. I have to say I'm pleased with Facebook. OK, that's a bit understated...I freakin' love reconnecting with old friends and people I haven't thought about in years. It makes me smile. So, here I am blogging. I read somewhere that blogging is like a diary and I thought "I've kept a journal for years so what the hay".
If anyone out there is reading this.....THANKS!!!!!