Do you know June is my favorite month? It just so happens to be my birthday month! And the weather has finally warmed up. And schools out for the summer. Summer markets get into full swing…it’s just all around a great month! Here’s what I was up to this June!
June 7, 2018: Shrink Wrapping Bath Bombs
So, this was the reason I bought the shrink wrapping system for! To package my bath bombs. Of course I made a huge batch and packaged them all right before I got the system and haven’t had to restock until just recently. Oh My Word! I’m in love. This cut down the packaging time drastically and was so much easier! Worth every penny!
June 8, 2018: Label Designs (and redesigns)
Oh my word. I’ve been doing a lot of label designs and redesigns. Updating a lot of labels to be more in line with my business image and correctly some labels that weren’t labeled 100% correctly. In the process of creating new labels for my body sprays I did them THREE times. First time with wrong label size, second time I didn’t like the design. Guess third times the charm.
June 9, 2018: Bubble Scoops
These have been pretty popular! Made another batch. I think I should be good for a couple months 😀
June 10, 2018: Happy Birthday Fun! BONUS POST!!
I took today off from markets and went to Canobie Lake Park with my friend to celebrate my birthday. Enjoyed the day, rested, and just spent time doing things for me (no business/work)!
June 12, 2018: Boxes!
It was time to package up my summer soaps. Over 150 boxes here for the first round of packaging!
June 12–Part 2: This week was challenging to say the least. I had a market this day. It was a nice day, but extremely windy. Stakes were doing nothing to hold down tents and people where holding on to their tents with every gust of wind. Three tents ended up blowing over. One blew over into my tent, me, and then my car window–shattering it. I cannot say this enough! If you do outdoor shows make sure you use adequate weights! 30 or 40 lb kettlebells with ratchet straps for each leg work really well. The time, stress, and inconvenience this caused me still makes me mad. All because of someone else’s inability to properly anchor a tent.
June 13, 2018: *Sigh*
What’s wrong with this label? At least I caught it BEFORE I started putting them all on the boxes.
All packaged up! (Well round one anyway).
June 16, 2018: Beverly Art Fest
I love this show. It also always feels like the kick off to summer.
June 18, 2018: Photo Editing!
I managed to get my soap photos taken! I love my new lens 😀 Now comes the “fun” of editing all the pics!
June 20, 2018: Studying
When at markets I use the time to study. I don’t know how I’m going to remember all this. I “know” it or know how/where to look it up, but I can’t write an essay answer for every question yet. So much studying still do to.
June 23, 2018: Fall and Winter Soaps Scents
I feel like I just finished the summer soaps and already I’ve had to start thinking about the Fall and Winter soaps. I need to start the Fall soaps in July so they’re ready come September. I’m really not ready for fall scents ha! I determined the scents I’m going with, now time to start designing the soaps.
June 25, 2018: Forgotten Dishes
Ha! I used my dishwasher to wash dishes from a June 9th class. I completely forgot about them until today when I needed a pot and I realize I was missing it and I thought back to when I last used it and remembered the dishwasher. That’s how often I use a dishwasher!
June 26, 2018: Skating
I used to skate. Then I started a business and well skating was one of the things that was no longer in the budget. Today, for the first time in six years, I got back out on the ice! I wasn’t as hopeless as I feared! It felt so good to be back on ice!
June 27, 2018: Lip balms, lip scrubs, mermaid soaps, and more!
It was a busy day restocking. Trying to get caught up on everything before next week when I go visit my sister!