November 14, 2014
Here’s your “Inspirational Friday” quote:
As many of you know I trapeze. I’ve only been able to fly a handful (4) times since the end of July. I’ve missed it. I’ve flown twice in the past three weeks. Getting back into it has been fun (if not a little painful…oh those muscles I forgot I had!). I’ve been a little frustrated with myself for not being where I was back in July and I had to stop and go “Hey, you can do this!” It’s coming back. Work on old tricks each week, build up your strength, and before you know it I’ll be back to working on new tricks. Once I gave myself the mental talking to things went much better. I CAN do it. And with work I’ll get there. This goes for everything in life. Believe you can do something and with a little hard work you WILL accomplish your goal.
Happy Friday everyone!
November 9, 2014
Sometimes I love creating tags, other times not. Most of the time my best friend helps me with them and between the two of us we come up with something that I really love. The tags we created for my Foot Pamper Sets and Muscle Soothe set fall under that category!
October 24, 2014
I love motivational quotes or inspirational quotes…things that speak to me. Another blog I follow posts quotes from time to time and I love it. They’re some of my favorite posts, because in each quote I always find something positive to take away from it. I started a folder where I was collecting favorite quotes of mine and every time I added one I was like “I want to share this.” Recently I was like well why don’t I? So, Fridays are becoming my inspirational Friday where I share with you a favorite quote and tell you why.
This one speaks to me on so many levels, but mostly with my business. I knew going in that it wasn’t going to be an easy journey, but I wanted it and I three years later I can say it’s been worth it. Every stressful moment, all the worrying, the never ending planning, the 18 hour days have all been worth the happiness I get from running my own business.
October 3, 2014
Two years ago I made this soap. The fragrance was devine. I LOVED it. Last year I bought more, but the formula had changed. It was mediocre at best. I wasn’t happy. I didn’t even bother making a soap with it. I did have to try and find a new supplier for the applejack though since I had a customer that loved the scent. I ended up finding one that was close to the original. It wasn’t perfect, but still pretty darn close to the original.
This year I ordered more applejack to make the custom order and maybe a year passing since smelling it or maybe not having the original anymore to compare it to changed how I thought. The fragrance just spoke to me again. So, it’s back!
Applejack Peel: Wonderful fresh apples with spicy notes of cinnamon and clove.
I love wet soap pictures and this swirl was too pretty to not share!
September 26, 2014
I did two small batches of Autumn Wreath and Harvest Moon. These two soaps are having “trial runs” this year. I want to see how well they sell and how popular they are when people smell them at markets.
Autumn Wreath: A cheerful, fall, and welcoming fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, nutmeg and clove.
Design wise this soap didn’t quite come out as I pictured, but I do really like it. I should have swirled contrasting colors (instead of the yellow/orange), but otherwise I really like this one. It’s now available. I have a limited number available.
Harvest Moon: Starts with top notes of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; and well rounded with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar, and white musk. No picture of these.