Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beans Things

I began following a companys fan page on Facebook called Beans Things. They create nature inspired pendants, earrings, rings and magnets. The images for most of their creations are up-cycled from paper....therefore, they're one-time only creations.

Beans Things put out a post for addresses of those that wanted "oopsie" items for free. So I sent my address....and found out we both live in the same town! What a small world.

Then I go through my stack of business cards I collect....sure enough I have one. I realize we were actually once at the same local craft fair, then I remembered why we didnt meet...I seem to recall someone knocking over their magnet display in front of it wasnt me even though I am that clutzy, lol. So in the midst of everyone helping I went back to my own booth.

So now on to these "oopsies". I received them in the mail...ummm...ok....Seriously?? Seriously!!

These are boo boos?

Because I would totally pay for these. If these are ones deemed "not for sale" quality, I'm going to say the ones sold must be pretty top knotch, because I thought these looked pretty good myself.

Check out this cute little bean.

Be sure to check out the Beans Things Etsy Shop, They have some really cute items, and with 90 items priced from $5 - $15 each, there are some really good deals there!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Smile of the day!

Outside trying to get pictures of some lotions before the sun is gone, and Billy was out with me enjoying the day.
How sweet is this face??!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Debbie Chialtas of Soapylove came to Soapies Supplies in Scottsdale to teach a full day of melt & pour soap class. What a wonderful opportunity to be able to learn from Debbie herself!! She is an absolute genuine sweet person and totally generous in any information you want to know in the world of glycerin soap making.

She taught us different techniques, and gave invaluable pointers on melting, pouring and coloring. I learned so much, and felt it was a fabulous experience.

Oh and there was also cuddle time with little Clayton here!!

Here is a soap using the technique of carving an initial into a layer of soap, and then pouring another layer of soap to fill it in and top off the soap bar.

Here we embedded soap, and I learned how hard I have been making it. This was so simple that I cant wait to make some of these for Valentines....a trip to Michaels on the way home has me now prepared. ;)

This was an interesting one for me. We used chocolate transfer sheets. I think it will be a harder one for me because I usually over think designs and cut outs, but I cant wait to order some of these sheets to give it a whirl.

Here we painted on the soap. This one is actually unfinished as the "paint" wasn't drying in time, so it still needs it's last layer. But I did a hot air balloon for hubby. Okay so I am not a great are-teest...but hubby knew what it was and that is what counts. :)
I had such a great day, and I thank Debbie so much for taking the time and making the long "no tunes" drive to come and teach us. Also thanks to Kelley for setting this up and providing us a place and the opportunity for class.
Thank you Debbie!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Food Drive Report

Our first weekend of collecting food for the local food bank went well. We received 27 cans.....27!! But here is the best part.....that was all from one person! I am amazed by her generosity, and thank you so much.

Our booth is in second place, but we have lots of time to make it up. We are collecting until February 14, so come on in and help support an awesome service.

Remember...We give what when can, when we can....because we can.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Horeshoe Ranch Show

Saturday I had my show at the Horseshoe Ranch where there was a celebration for the 10th anniversary of the Agua Fria National Monument. I didnt know what to expect as I had an invite to particpate just the week before by StarStruck! Event Planning. So I packed up what product we had, asked my grandson Joe to go along to help with setup...I cannot do a tent alone. I found out a couple days prior they would provide the tent, but my grandson decided to still go with me.

We got up early and loaded up and headed out. Driving out to the ranch it was quite a ways off the beaten path. The road was a dirt road that was long, windy & bumpy. When you think you will never get come around a curve to find the ranch spread out in the valley little site. I looked over to Joe and said...I dont know who is going to come out here.

So we get there and the wind is hard and biting....I was shaking it was so cold. No one was there to tell us which table was ours, so people start setting up, I told Joe we will wait (which we did in the car where it was warm). Good thing because those people that started setting up had to move....oops.

The setup wasnt ideal as far as layout, but they provided the tent, tables AND plus plus!!! We got set up fast and then just sat there waiting, then got some chips....then it was like the flood gates opened all of a sudden people were everywhere. Lots of people interested in my product, passed out a lot of cards.

There were some Native American dancers, but we were to busy to go watch, but oh the drums sounded awesome!! It was a great day, TONS of people and the weather warmed up to make it nice. Sorry I have no photos, I am happy to say I wasnt able to break away from my table.

Was a cool little event, and I am so happy I was asked to particpate. This was the best one day event we have done, even sales aside it was the best. It was a class act event, they got people there and kept them entertained. There was great food and great exhibits. I hope to be invited to more of this nature.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Donations for the Local Food Bank

From January 8 through February 14, bring us a non perishable food item and/or paper goods to our booth or any event you see us at, and we will donate that to the local food bank….and give you 10% off any purchase.

No purchase from us necessary to donate, feel free to just stop by and say hi with your donation. The food banks tend to run low after the holidays, so let’s all band together and help fill their shelves.

Tell a friend.

You will find our booth at the Red House Marketplace 6689 E. 1st St. Prescott Valley, Arizona. Every Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Join Us This Saturday...January 9, 2010

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Agua Fria National Monument Saturday with a festival at the Horseshoe Ranch in the heart of the monument.

The event will feature tours every half-hour to nearby petroglyphs (ancient rock art), an Audubon bird hike at 9 a.m., American Indian dancers and drummers, scientific lectures, live wild animal displays, traditional artists, live bands, food vendors and visitor information booths.

Visitors will be able to try their hand at primitive skills including chipping rock into arrowheads, building bowls and throwing atlatls, a type of arrow that ancient residents of the Agua Fria National Monument used for hunting between 1250 A.D. and 1450 A.D.

This free event at the Horseshoe Ranch runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To get there from Interstate 17 at Cordes Junction, drive south to the next exit at Bloody Basin (exit 259) and drive east on the dirt Bloody Basin Road about five miles to the ranch. It is accessible by passenger vehicles unless it is raining or snowing.

Sounds like it will be a fun and educational event. We will be there with our soap, lotion and foot cream. We will have 2 new scents...French Vanilla and White Tea & Ginger.

White Tea & Ginger is a nice, clean, sophisticated fragrance of delicate white tea with a hint of fresh ginger.