Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

2009 is now coming to an end, so on to 2010!! We hope it starts off well for all.To get the new year kicked off we are offering 10% off the first 10 days of 2010! Either online at our website or etsy shop, or in our booth in Prescott Valley.

To Use Online:
Go to our etsy shop and/or our website and order anything you like as normal putting "2010 10%" in the comment field. Be sure to include this in the comment field before checkout or we wont know to give you the discount. (Paypal still does not have discount code availability, so the amount will be refunded back to you.)

To Use at our Booth:
Come on in and shop, mention this blog post before checkout, and 10% will be taken off your subtotal.

Don't miss out, this 10% off is only good January 1 through 10, 2010.

New Scents:
We have a couple of new scents that will be available...

  • French Vanilla
  • Lilac
  • White Tea & Ginger

We will also have our best sellers...

  • Sweet Pea
  • Lemon Zest
  • Gardenia
  • Cucumber Cantaloupe
  • Lavender
  • Irish Tweed
  • Sage Citrus
  • Oatmeal, Milk & Honey

We hope to see you in 2010, and wish everyone a healthy and safe year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Booth

We have had a booth in a mini mall for about 6 months now. A lot of booths are vacating after Christmas, so we got bumped to the front. I think this will be a good thing. So we got all moved this weekend, and I think our booth looks great. :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Tree Soap Centerpiece

I saw this Christmas Tree Soap Centerpiece Tutorial on the Soap Queen Blog. Well of course I just had to try it out.
The hardest part was gathering the tools. It is Christmas time….finding a star shaped cookie cutter should be that hard??!! really?? I went to wal-mart and the grocery store...nothing!! Found a nice big box of wilton cookie cutters....NO STAR??!! The joys of living in a small town I spose.

I decided to borrow some star cookie cutters from friends hoping to gather some staggered sizes. But today I stopped by wal-mart on my way home from work and decided to take a pass down this newly stocked Christmas item isle. I tell you I was like a kid with a shiny new toy when I spied the exact cookie cutters I was in need of. I was grinning probably bigger than I have in a long time….sure hope no one was watching me, lol.

I borrowed a silicone brownie pan from a friend because….yup you guessed it…not sold here in my town. So I got home and got started. Here are most of my tools I used.

I varied the instructions a bit pouring 10 oz of soap instead of the 6 oz. OK reason being I got a serious ugly green my first try and poured it into my pan to get rid of it so I could wash and restart….only to find I didn’t like how much it filled my pan I didnt think it was enough. So I did 10 oz base, added some apple green pop mica and 4.5ml of holly berry scent.

I cut 2 of each of my 4 sizes from the clear based green, along with my topper star.

Then 2 of each of my 4 sizes from the white based green, along with my topper star.

I went ahead and mixed both of the leftover soap pieces together and remelted, added a bit of black green mica, and cut 2 of each of my 4 sizes, along with my topper star. From all of this I was able to get 2 cute little trees.

I stacked them on a skewer that I had precut to size. On the second one I gained a little bit of smarts and marked my center hole with the skewer before I started stacking. Blindly stacking hoping for center is not as easy as you think.

Here they are next to my cell phone to give an idea of size. I think they came out very cute.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Losing a First Tooth

Tonight our youngest grandson Orion lost his first tooth. My husband Ron has pulled the first tooth of all three of his kids....his 2 oldest grandsons...and now in keeping with tradition he got to pull Orion's. His mom thought he would have lost it in school, and since he didnt she drove him to our house so Grampy could have the honor.

He was such a big boy about it. I was there for the youngest child and 2 grandkids...and they would start crying when you looked at them and hadnt even touched the tooth. Not Orion, he was so good and didnt make a peep.

When asked how much he thought the tooth fairy would bring...he said he would like the tooth fairy to leave him $6.00, lol.