Friday, July 29, 2011
I had a special order for wedding favors for a friend of a friend this week. I haven't really jumped into that part of the business yet, but this was a great opportunity and there is no time like the present. This bride wanted a selection of my beachy/seaside fragrances for her August wedding. Here you will see my full size soaps bars wrapped with my regular (but attractive) label and tucked into pretty, cream organza bags. I also created a little tag that matches my soap label with the brides message.
I have added these to my website and hope to work with more brides in the near future!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I have been busy! Markets twice a week, over 20 wholesale accounts now, making soap and other products, keeping up with my household chores, company visiting and most importantly, having fun with my hubby on the weekends.
Some of our Summah' fun includes sailing on our sailboat. The seasons is soo very short, we get out there as much as we can.
While this is not a picture of us sailing, our boat is one of the many in the background. This little bike is actually mine! Captain bought us fold up bikes that travel well on our sailboat. We took them along with us 2 weekends ago and we brought them ashore at Sebasco Harbor Resorts for a ride around the property. What fun!
I'll try to be back more often with some short post to keep you informed of soap adventures and such.
Thanks and hope you are having some fun where ever you are!
Friday, July 15, 2011
A few shots from around my yard....
Beautiful Lily (with a red beetle on the tip of a petal)
Pink Hydrangea. I have had this Hydrangea bush since is was very little and this is the first time it has bloomed! It has been 3 years that I have waited for you!
Grapes! I see wine making in my future. The very far future!
More pictures to come as my veggie garden starts to come in.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Super fun, brand new technique soap! See those 2 layers? And that little line in between? Do you like it? I do! Scented a light lemon fragrance these two lemony layers are separated by a thin line of cocoa powder. So lightly sweet and fun! Look for it soon at the farmers market.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Introducing my new Closet & Drawer Sachets! Help keep the creepy crawlers away with these little muslin sachets. They are filled with a cup of sweet smelling herbs that are known for repelling moths and other insects. Instead of storing your sweaters with moth balls (which are toxic, stinky, and soo old fashioned) tuck these in between sweaters, toss them in foot lockers, closets or any storage bin, maybe even in your yarn stash! Find them here CLOSET & DRAWER SACHETS on my website. I brought them to market last week and they sold like hot cakes!
Once again the wonderful Cynthia of High Street Vintage (find her on Etsy here: High Street Vintage ) created these beautiful labels for me. Thanks Cynthia!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Ive been busy! Summer is finally here and we are taking advantage of every moment we can steal.
Sailing on the weekends with my sweet husband, growing sunflowers in my back yard, family and friends visting, chores (yuck), ice cream cones (I have only had 1 so far this summer, I must get more!) and the farmers markets. I am soo busy with 2 markets at week and making soap that I have been neglectful in blogging.
Here is a pretty shot from our sailboat last weekend.... my Captain (hubby) took this as the sun was going down and the moon was coming out.
I promise to bring you more soap blogging!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Captain loves to go clamming. Over the Holiday weekend he snagged just about a bushel of clams in about an hour. I went along to relax, walk, take pictures and enjoy some quiet.
When we got there, there were already a few other clammers on the flats.
This area was beautifully fixed up and maintained by a generous ex professional NHL hockey player that happens to like clamming himself!
I LOVE Beach Roses! They are soo fragrant and brightly colored! I have a huge hedge of them at my house too.
Here is Captain, digging his clams. You can see that you don't have to walk out very far. But you do need boots. He has on a great pair of hip waders that keep him clean (mostly).
I ventured in as close as I could without getting my sneakers dirty/wet. I am sure to step on the packed mud and rocks to help me from sinking into the clay like stinky mud. Some areas are softer than others and you never know when you will sink in.
He will be rinsing off these clams well before we take them home.
Birds fishing for a sea shore snack!
On his way back from rinsing off the clams.
It's time to head home....