I didn’t think this post would happen (at least not on time). It is that time of year where I think I just run permanently on exhaustion mode. It’s a good kind of tired, but I just don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done it seems. Of course when January arrives and I have nothing to do I’ll complain I’m bored ha! Anyway, without further ado here’s a look at my month!
November 2: Emoji Soaps
I thought they’d be popular…I just didn’t think they’d be quite this popular. I’m not complaining, but I swear it feels like all I did this month was make emoji soaps 😀
November 3: Boston Christmas Festival
This three day show is one of my biggest shows of the season. I share a booth with another artisan friend and it makes for a fun (if long) weekend. Here’s my half of the set up!
November 6: Wax Melts
Remember those wax melts I made in October? Well I’ve been enjoying them! I LOVE this eggnog scent. So yummy!
November 9: Soap Boxes
I think I packaged about 1000 soaps in November. However many it was I felt like I was constantly putting boxes together. I got smart and started just doing it in the evening when I’d sit down to watch an hour of TV before bed and make them then and then have them ready when I needed.
November 10: Emulisfied Scrubs!
Love this stuff–especially in the winter! Spent most of the day making up 6 batches of this stuff!
November 13: Lip Pamper Gift Sets
Back in January I made a list of different gift set ideas I could do for the winter. I’ve found that the gift sets (especially if I can keep them in the $10 range) do really well for me this time of year. One of the ones I played around with was a lip set. This wasn’t what I originally imagined, but I really like the finished packaged set (not pictured) and they’ve seemed to go over well!
November 15: My Stock
I was standing in my studio exhausted and looking at my stock of finished products and it hit me that I had A LOT of stuff. Of course I still stress that I don’t have enough ha!
November 15: Bath Bombs
I decided to change my packaging for my bath bombs (yeah right in the middle of crazy show season). I’m really happen I did. I like the look of these much better. These two pics show with labels then in the bags waiting to be shrink wrapped.
November 18: Hot Sauce!
Ha! I know this is not a soap pic. This is my favorite hot sauce and I was almost out of it when I saw them at an event I was at that day and I had to buy three bottles. I don’t know what I’d have done if I had run out! 😉
November 20: Thanksgiving and Luke
We went to my sister’s for Thanksgiving. For a FULL week. I know, can you just imagine my stressing over lost of work time ha! We’ll I brought a few things with me that I could do at her place. One afternoon when everyone was napping and I was working Luke woke up from his nap. I grabbed him and tried to keep working while holding him (as he didn’t want to be put down). I wasn’t quick enough one time and he dipped his hand in (not hot / MP) soap. Oops!
Part 2: Thanksgiving Mac & Cheese
My brother-in-law added some “soul” (as he calls it) to our Thanksgiving this year. His co-worker gave him a mac & cheese recipe and said he had to try it. And so for the first time ever our table had mac & cheese :D! It was good.
November 28: Swirls
As a side note to this day: Have you ever wondered how much 2500 lip balms tubes looks like? Wonder no more! It’s a lot!
November 29: Gift Sets
I *think* I’ve put together the last of the gift sets I’ll need for this year. We shall see! 😉
There you have it! Just one more month left this year. Have you all enjoyed these? Is it worth continuing this next year? I’d hoped to pull in others who’s want to share their months too, but that never happened, and no one responds to these posts so I don’t know if they’re even enjoyed/wanted/interesting or not! Your thoughts?