Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bath Time Fun

It has been a while since I have made bath bombs...and it felt like time to make them again to add to the shop....and why not try a fun experiment while at it. I made 2 for my grandson to be my tester....even though he doesnt know it yet. :)

While at Hobby Lobby I saw these dinosaurs that grow in water, and I fun would that be to add to a bath bomb to surprise my grandson...

So I buried one into the fizzy...

And packed him all in...

Here is the finished product. I am hoping it is dry enough to not start activating the growth until it is plopped into the tub...will keep you posted.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

And Here I Thought I Worked Hard....

How would you like to carry something all the home home....

That is 10 times your body size....

And it isnt even food!!

Poor lil guy, it must be a lollipop stick and he is attracted to the sugar on it....such a hard life no?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Body Mists for Kids...

New in stock are scented body mists for kids. Kids love nothing more than to feel grown up...and quite frankly.... it is never too early to start a beauty regime

Body mists are Paraben Free and formulated to leave your skin silky and smooth feeling.

Scents included - Strawberry Cupcake, Red Velvet Cupcake, Buttercream Cupcake, Chocolate, Cherry Berry and Vanilla Ice Cream.

Bottles are 2.5 ounces and they retail for $6.00 ea. Come check them out!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chopped My Hair Off....

...and I LOVE IT!

I have been in a funk and havent done much of anything with it for years, I have just been getting the ends nipped here and there...well it was time for a change.

Here is my before....

...and after....

A much needed improvement!

I even had some high/low lights put in, but hard to tell in the picture, but I just needed a small change to brighten it up.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesdays Crush....

This week I am crushin' on my new salad dressing from Olive U.

I picked out Pomegranate Balsamic....The Hubs picked out 18 Year Traditional (which is their best seller.) I also chose another....Organic Tuscan Herb olive oil.

They are great on salads or used as a marinade.... They are fabulous!!

Olive U is located on the third floor of Bashford court...and they ship!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Lil Accident

This past week we made more moon has become quite a popular seller. We use a wonderful scent from Brambleberry for it and have a hard time keeping up stock. It is a 2 day process, we make the moons first, and to try to keep up we made a bigger batch and had some extra leftover....which I hate to waste so I just quickly poured it into a mold to deal with later.

The next day we made the night sky and embedded the moon, we also had some left over...and not knowing how it would work I just poured it on top of the other left over batch and threw the end cuts of moons on top...the end result?? I LOVE IT!

On the left you see our regular Arizona Moonlight soap...on the right was the leftovers all thrown together....I am thinking I will be switching over to this look on future batches...What do you think?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cupcake Fun

These gorgeous cupcakes made for us by Sassy Soapworks look and smell yummy....but dont be fooled. These are not tasty at all.....they are made out of soap!

Such a fun and unique gift for a young girl or that hard to buy for baker in your life.

We have various colors and scents in stock, they retail for $6.00 and they are a conversation piece for sure!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Labels New Scent

We have talked about changing our labels for 2 years now...but when is there ever a good time to take on such a project?? We decided opening the store was the perfect time, so we went to work on printing A LOT of new labels.

Really all we did was add a colored background, but that was all it needed to make it pop. The lotions are so white that unless you use colored need something to add some oomph! We like them very much!! Now comes the hard part though....finding enough time to get photos taken and then switch out the new pictures with the old on Etsy.

We added a few new scents with the new shop as well, one of them is Raspberry Explosion...which I enjoy very much! We have it in soap, 8 ounce pump bottle lotions and a 2 ounce size which is perfect for your purse or bedside table.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesdays Crush

My Aquis Microfiber Hair Turban is this weeks crush. We carry them in the store and I got one for myself, but kept forgetting it on the kitchen counter.

Then a couple of weeks ago a customer came in and saw the turbans and said how awful hers was. She did quickly point out that hers was a different brand, but that she thought it was just awful and had ruined her hair. I notice her hair actually looks pretty nice, so I ask why? She said it flattened it and took the curl out and she needs to go wash it and get it fixed. So I say…well my hair could use some flattening, as I usually have quite large hair thanks to my natural wavy craziness…so that night I made sure to put the turban IN the bathroom where I was sure to use it after my next shower.

I have to say 2 weeks later I am not disappointed in the least. First of all my hair is not flat and has not lost any of its wave or curl…I see no difference in my overall end result. Where I do see the difference however is the weight on my head in comparison to a towel. This turban is so nice and lightweight….you don’t even know it is there. Its loop and button closure helps it fit nice and snug on your head staying in place…it doesn’t shift around like a big bulky towel.

It is incredibly nice and super absorbent. My hair is no longer sopping wet and therefore it does not take as much blow drying time as needed before, which I am sure is healthier for my hair.

I do not know how other brands stack up, but as for my Aquis brand hair turban….I LOVE IT! I cannot imagine going back to a towel on my head ever again!

We currently have 2 colors in stock…pink and white. The next order we put in I will be adding celadon green to the mix.

We sell the turbans for $19.99 each, but from now through Sunday May 15, 2011, if you come into the Luster Canyon store at Bashford Court to purchase a hair turban... just mention this blog post and you will receive 25% off your hair turban!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Western Themed Cards Now in Stock

We now have some beautiful western themed greeting cards in stock thanks to oldest daughter Cathy. She is incredibly talented and made some great cards for the shop....

Of course we cant forget the cowgirls. ;)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms and grandmas and great grandmas!!! I hope everyone has a special day! I have to say I have some pretty great kids and grandkids so every day we are together is a great one for me. :)

Here are some beautiful flowers from my grandsons and oldest daughter

How adorable is this tag!!??

Baby girl gave me some much needed card making supplies...

And strangely enough...this card is totally her! Love it!

I love my family very much!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo which is Spanish for "fifth of May" is a holiday held on May 5 to commemorate the Mexican army's May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

A holiday for Mexico, but it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture in the United States.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day which occurs on September 16th and is the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

So how will you celebrate? For us it is Mexican Food for lunch. :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Simon causing more trouble.....

Charlie taking a nice nap....


Simon I am trying to nap here...


*sigh* Simon is always looking for trouble!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesdays Crush....

What am I obsessing about this week?

Bobs Olde Timey Peppermint Sticks.

LOVE THEM!! I have gotten in the bad habit of having one every day...but at least I have been good at keeping it to just one a day. ;)
So far the only place I find to buy them is Cracker Barrel. I have seen the round mints at Wal-Mart, but I love the stick version.