Amber Noir

June 23, 2017

I love the Black/Gray/Orange theme of it.  Simple and elegant. And I love the scent!

Amber Noir: is a sweet and sultry fusion of creamy vanilla and rich amber with undertones of sandalwood and musk.

Top: Vanilla, Cream
Middle: Amber, Jasmine
Base: Sandalwood, Musk

Available HERE!


Hyacinth

June 19, 2017

I’ve done more flower scents this spring that I have in a long long time! Even a lot of the fruity ones have undertones of floral to them.  This one didn’t quite go as plan when it came to piping the flowers, but you’d probably not guess that unless I pointed it out to you, huh?

HYACINTH:  the fresh floral aroma of real hyacinth flowers.

Look at how the green morphed and then turned back to it’s original dark green!

Available HERE!


Inspirational Friday

June 16, 2017

So, this probably doesn’t quite qualify as inspirational, but it sure does crack me up. It really is true in the aspect it reflects the highs and lows I can go through running my own business.  Ultimately, at the end of the day I’m happy. I love what I do and I wouldn’t give it up or change anything…but there are those times when I go “why the heck did I start my own business?!?!”

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Big News!

June 13, 2017

We’re Moving!

Don’t worry! I’m not going far, just a few towns over–from Concord to Ayer.  I can’t tell you how excited I am about this (even if it’s coming during show season when life is crazy busy)!  I’ve out grown my current space.  In fact about two years ago I really started to feel my space shrinking on me.  After a year and a half of searching I’ve finally found a home to call mine.  And what’s awesome about this is that the space will have a (large) separate work space for my business.  It’s exciting, stressful, and a bit overwhelming all that I need to do to move from one space to another and get that new space up an running.

I’ve tried to do all that I can before the move to make this as smooth a transition as possible, but there will be some down time during the actual move. I’m hoping it’s no more than a week and I will do my best to fill orders as quickly as possible after the move, but please be patient if you order and it takes a bit longer than normal for me to fill your order.

 


Paradise Reef (and a Happy Birthday)

June 10, 2017

If you’ve been following my blog or FB page for any length of time you’ve noticed I love soap stamping.  I especially love it when I can create a scene.  I invite you to go take a swim in the ocean and admire the fish. 😀

PARADISE REEF: begins with notes of nectarine, bird of paradise,  and water lily,  followed by middle notes of passion flower, orchid, and hyacinth.  A well-rounded fragrance empowered by fresh air and salt water notes.

The picture doesn’t do this soap justice. Again I had a bad picture day when I photographed the spring soaps.  But, it really is a cute soap with the fish and shell.

Available HERE!

And guess what today’s my birthday! 😀 Use the code 40FREESHIP to get free shipping on orders over $40 plus I’ll throw in a gift  lip balm with your order!


Hawaiian Ginger

June 5, 2017

I was in the mood for COLOR!  And more specifically neons!  I haven’t used neons in so long. I don’t know why that is cause oh man they make some fun soaps!

HAWAIIAN GINGER: is a tropical array containing top notes of tangy pineapple, freshly-sliced summer melons, and crisp apple slices.  Middle notes include iris, rose, jasmine, and cyclamen.  Base notes of vanilla and musk make this fragrance a perfect blend.

Look at this loveliness!  And the final cut version I was happy with too.  This soap just puts a smile on my face.

I did a reverse imprint on this one, but it didn’t come out. The soap as you can see just was ashy and soft and isn’t staying to the bottom of the soap. Oh well!

Available HERE!


May 12 in 12

May 31, 2017

It’s time for May’s 12 in 12!  Again, if you’re wondering what this all about check out my very first post for more information!  The basic gist of it is:

Each month document your soaping/bath product making in 12 pictures. One picture MUST be taken on the 12th of the month (even if you’re not doing anything soap related).  Create a blog post of your 12 pictures (with a one or two sentence explanation) and post it at the end of each month.  Please share a link back to your post here if you’d done you’re own 12 in 12! I’d love to see them!

May 1st: Day 1 of the Annual Soap Conference

Getting to the conference was a bit of a challenge!  But I made it (despite some canceled flights).  I finally got to meet Anne-Marie from Bramble Berry. That was a treat!

May 2nd: Day 2 of the Annual Soap Conference

The conference was held in Las Vegas this year, so it was easy to walk out of the hotel and go find food and visit the sights.  This was on our way back from getting dinner the second night at the New York hotel where we had the most delicious ham and cheese crepes.

May 3rd: Day 3 of the Annual Soap Conference

Lots of worrying and stressing over the stinking Advanced MP test.  I’m SO glad that is out of the way and I never have to do another MP test. Not that I HAD to do this one, but I felt I should at least have my advanced certification in MP, even though I don’t do MP soap.

May 10th: Master Exam Prep

I’ve officially started on my Master exam.  I submitted my time line for completing the two year test and my Outline for Part 3 for approval from the test board. I’m ready to start working.

May 11th: Fragrances!

One thing I love about the conference is the ability to SMELL fragrances my favorite suppliers sell.  This was my order from the conference from Lebermuth!  Lots of good scents here to start soaping with!

May 14th: Happy Mother’s Day

This made me smile.  And I just had to share!

May 15th: Restocking

I’ve been busy restocking standard soaps.  I got a little off schedule with the conference and catching up with life after it, but I’m back on track.

May 17th: Restocking done!

This was the last of the my standard soap line I had to restock.  Now I have to move on to making my summer line if I want them ready by end of June! The work never ends ;).

May 18th: Custom Favors

I love black and white themes so I was excited to get one for a custom order!

May 19th: Gift Sets

My Magically Inclined Gift Sets have been going over pretty well!  Which meant I spent a good portion of the day making more sets!

May 21st: Market

And show season is in full swing. I had two outdoor shows this weekend.  I’m getting back into the swing of setting up the tent.  I can’t say it’s my favorite thing to do ha!

May 23rd: Custom Favors

With those custom favors came custom tags!  Photoshop is an amazing program!  Do you know I recently realized that I first learned to use Photoshop 20 years ago!!!  I feel old!

May 25th: Bath Bombs

The never ending process of making bath bombs…and I’m still not done with this restock as I need to make another batch but waiting on a fragrance to come in that I ran out of (accidentally).