Friday, October 01, 2010

I'm glad it's October

Mostly because that means that September is OVER!!! It was an absolutely crazy month. Some of it good, some of it bad, all of it insane.

To start with, we moved. The bad news: We moved, I'm still living in boxes, and we moved. Good news: We LOVE the new place! It's an older house with lots of storage. And I have tripled the space that I have for the business. Can we say YAY!!!

The 'oddest' feature of the house is what actually makes it invaluable to me. It has an unfinished 2nd kitchen. So it's got the counters & cupboards, but no sink and no appliances, but still! I'm just thrilled! Here are a few pictures of it! (all of these were taken within the first few days after we moved in)

(I share the room with the washer & dryer, but it actually helps keep me caught up a little more on laundry, lol) Those are now scooted back against the wall. The cement was still wet when we first moved in)

(the room is just huge! It's roughly 15'x15')

(we actually changed around the table set up after getting everything in there. I'll probably take new pictures once I actually get everything organized)

Then I have a 2nd room (also 15'x15') that will be my office/shipping room. I'll keep all my finished product in here, along with my shipping supplies. I have a 2nd table set up in here for shipping orders.

The black shelves are holding all of my wrapped soaps. The white shelves (and other black shelves) are now filled with the rest of my product. I will probably need one more set of shelves to hold everything & not feel crowded though.

This is A LOT more organized now! LOL! We're still figuring out the homes for everything, but it's coming along nicely.

But this honestly is what I lived with for nearly 2 weeks after moving in. I was constantly digging through boxes to find everything I needed. It was NOT fun!!!

And I also have this wonderful space to store bulk oils, cases of containers, show supplies, etc. I DO have to share the space with the rest of the family (darn them for wanting to store their crap in here too!!!), but it's still an invaluable space to have!

So there is a quick recap of the first 3 weeks of September. Trying to get everything moved over & moved in! (heck, we're still working on the moving IN part, lol)

Then I had a big show up at Sundance Resort the very last Saturday of the month. So I had to PREP like mad for that when I should have been unpacking, organizing, sleeping... Alas, no, it wasn't meant to be.

But the show was AMAZING!!! I more than doubled what we made last year at the show. I managed to snap off a couple pictures before the show officially started & we ended up slammed for the day!

Lots of stuff going on with this table! We got Indulgence Creams, Bath Salts, Sugar Scrubs, Facial Products.

This is the first show we've done since introducing the Mineral Lipsticks. We were a little creative with the displays for them. We found these great triple trays that fit them perfectly. Then we stacked white boxes underneath them to create the tiers. I was VERY happy with how they turned out!

We also got those adorable white lip balm boxes for the show! They hold 12 lip balm tubes, and just showed them off so nicely! This display really sold well for us!

We always try to have a few soap logs to cut by the slice. It's such a crowd pleaser, and really draws in the crowds. Although we always get a lot of people asking if it's fudge! I want to get this table better signed next year. It was kind of a last minute load it into the car thing this time! Oops!

That yellow & green log was our new Lemongrass Essential Oil Soap. I hadn't even offered it online yet. It SOLD OUT at the show! I was so amazed! It was an 18 inch log too! So we are planning on making another log this week, then a large batch once our Lemongrass EO arrives later this month.

And everyone wave to my husband, David! That's him hiding out at the back! I LOVE it when he comes to shows with me. It's always hard on his back, so he doesn't come to a lot of them, but he's always been such a better sales person than me (he's so much more outgoing than I am). That and it's always a lot of fun!

The last week of the month wasn't much fun though. I had a root canal the Monday after the show. My mom had hip reconstruction surgery the Wednesday after that (she went home from the hospital today). I was fitted for a crown yesterday (and still ache enough that I'm on a soft food diet). And I get to repeat the root canal/crown appointments next week. Joy.... (a different dentist cracked both my back bottom molars when he removed my wisdom teeth, so all this is fixing what he screwed up)

And in between all that, we're still shipping out tons of orders, and making stuff constantly so that we're ready for the big holiday rush!

So September was crazy. And I'm SOOOO glad it is over!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Temptress Reborn

Temptress has always been a classic in our scent line. The haunting Amber & Vanilla blend has been popular, but I admit, I've seen more than a few raised eyebrows over our label for them. Doesn't help that I live in Utah, and they tend to like things a little.... tamer... around here.

I also never felt the soap colors truly fit the name either. So we're taking this opportunity to breathe some new life into this wonderful scent! We'll relaunch the scent line with the new labels when the soap comes off the curing rack (end of July).

I hope you enjoyed these sneak peaks at the new soap!!!

Stay tuned for more updates & the new Temptress relaunch date!!!

Save 25% on all our current Temptress Products:

Temptress on Website
Temptress on Etsy

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fluffy Duckie, you're the One!

Fluffy Duckie, you're the ONE!
You make bathtime lots of FUN!
Fluffy Duckie, I'm awfully fond of you!

Fluffy Duckie, joy of joys!
When I squeeze you, you make noise!
Fluffy Duckie, you're my very best friend, it's true!

Every day when I
Make my way to the tubby
I find a little lady who's
Cute & Yellow & Chubby

Fluffy Duckie, you're so fine
And I'm lucky that you're mine!
Fluffy Duckie, I'm awfully fond of -
Fluffy Duckie, I want a whole pond of -
Fluffy Duckie, I'm awfully fond of you!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

NEW Lip Balm Tints

Introducing our New Lip Tints The same conditioning from our traditional lip balms, now with a sheer natural looking color that enhances the natural beauty and color of your lips. We've started out with these fabulous shades, and have more in the works!

Sweet Venom Lip Tint
This lip tint is HOT! We started with smokin' hot fuchsia tones and darkened them with a fabulous black mica that also adds the tiniest bit of shimmer. The result, a super hot lip tint that will be perfect for whenever you're feeling a little frisky!
Alchemist Lip Tint
Alchemists believed in the art of taking base metals and turning them into something precious. We've done the same with this lip tint! An average peach tint has been transformed into something beautifully stunning, with rich hints of gold & bronze shimmers!

Andromeda Lip Tint
As deep and mysterious as Andromeda herself, this deep red lip tint contains a gorgeous shimmer so beautiful, only Andromeda can be its true rival. Just make sure your mother isn't caught bragging about your beauty by the Gods!

Smudge Lip Tint
The perfect Red Hot Color to leave a smudge on HIS collar! This stunning ruby red lip tint has a subtle hint of shimmer but lots of sex power! Go ravish you man & leave your mark!

Pomegranate Pucker Lip Tint
You've got a whole new reason to smile! Pucker up with our Fabulous Pomegranate Sheer Tint! This lip tint is a beautiful warm red color, better suited for warm skin tones than cool. The color is sheer, unlike our other lip tints, which are colored with powdered micas and oxides.

Morticia Lip Tint
This lip tint is a beautifully dark rich plum color. Deep Dark & Slightly Shimmery, this lip color will speak to your inner goth child. Or even if you're just looking for something deep & rich in color, this lip tint is the one you're looking for!

Mistress Lip Tint
Mistress, the Forbidden Lover. A deep brick red with a hint of trollop! Matte in color, this lip tint has no shimmer, just pure color.

Honey Kissed Lip Tint
Sweet Juicy Peaches Kissed with Sweet Honey, this Lip Tint is rich with color, hints of shimmer, and super sweet & kissable! Warm peach and honey tones with a hint of shimmer.

Bitten Lip Tint
You'll be tempted to take a bite out of this sexy lip tint! Or maybe he'll be tempted to take a bite out of you! Deep Raspberry Red with just a hint of shimmer - Absolutely gorgeous, and my personal favorite!

Here a Quack, There a Quack, Everywhere a Quack Quack!

Meet Peanut!

My husband, David, has always had the biggest soft spot for animals. So when he found this little cutie flipped on her back in the middle of the road, he HAD to pull over! Once verifying that she wasn't hurt, he searched and searched to try to find her ducky family, but they were no where to be found. So he brought her home.

After a quick crash course on how to raise ducklings, we have outfitted a nesting area for her (a big box filled with wood shavings, a small water dish, bowl of special duck food, and a heat lamp), and we're raising her until she's old enough to survive on her own. (btw, the she is just an assumption. It's next to impossible to tell whether a duck is male or female until they are almost full grown)

In the week since he brought her home, these are the few things we have learned about her (and ducks in general)....

1. They love & need to stay warm. She was only about 1 week old when he found her, and they need to stay roughly 95 degrees during that time. Hence the heat lamp. BUT, they're very very very social creatures, so she spends a lot of time cuddled up with us. Her favorite place is up around your neck, cuz it's nice & warm. Especially if you're wearing a collared shirt!

(A little Hot Duck under the Collar!)

2. They imprint on whomever they feel is their mother. So David is finally a MOTHER for the first time in his life! LOL!

(Following Mommy around like a good little Duckling)

3. All that bread, popcorn, etc that you feed the ducks at the park? It's pure JUNK FOOD for them. It's like Duck Crack. They're totally addicted to it, but it's not really good for them.

(Sitting in a bowl full of Duck Crack)

In the meantime, we've totally fallen in love with her. I can't imagine how difficult it will be to set her free in 8 weeks, but I know we need to. We'll just treasure every moment we have with her in the mean time!

(Peanut running around at the Park)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A little bit of Humor...

We've been busy with restocking our products and planning out our 2010 product line up. Not to mention we've also had some major upheavals since the beginning of the year that have put us a little behind schedule, but we're pushing through, just like always.

And because those dark & frustrating times ALWAYS look better with a little laughter, I want to leave this with you....

  • Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" The mother replied, "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life." The child thought about this for a moment then said, "So why is the groom wearing black?"

  • A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for bible class. As she ran she prayed, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me be late!" While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again. As she ran she once again began to pray, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late.... But please don't shove me either!"

  • A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?" He answered, "Call for backup."

  • This one is true in our house..... A Sunday School teacher discussed the Ten Commandments with her five & six year olds. After explaining the commandment to 'Honor they father and they mother,' she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."

And from my own children....

  • This past Sunday, my boys learned about creation and Adam & Eve in their Sunday School classes. We like to talk about what they've learned so that we can help them retain some of that knowledge. We asked our boys, "Who were the first people created on the Earth?" Our 7 year old piped up, "Eve!" We said, "Good job! Who else was created along with Eve?" Our 6 year old chimed in, "Wally!" ...Um.... I think our kids may be watching too many Disney Pixar movies! LOL! So now you all know, that if Walt Disney had created the Earth, the first two beings would have been named Wally & Eve.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Time to Come Clean!

Have you taken the time to come clean lately? I mean REALLY clean! Our new line of facial masks are designed to help deep clean your pores, leaving you squeaky clean and fresh faced!

Our new line of facial masks are what are called "Dry Face Masks". What does this mean exactly? To start with, exactly how it sounds! The mask arrives completely dry. There are no liquids in these masks. By not adding any liquids we've done two things. 1. We've eliminated the need for a synthetic preservative. These products are 100% natural. And 2. You get to customize the mask to fit your skin perfectly by changing the liquid you add to use your mask!

What mask should I get?

Normal or Combination Skin: Pomegranate Power Mask, Triple Comfort Mask

Oily or Acne Prone Skin: Zebra Face Charcoal Mask, Parisian Glow Mask

Sensitive or Dry Skin: Soothing Lavender Mask, Milk 'n' Honey Mask (coming soon)

What a few of our customers have had to say so far:

  • Soothing Lavender: "WONDERFUL! Very refreshing for my sensitive skin!"
  • Triple Comfort: "I absolutely love this mask! I love the smell of it as you open the jar, and wow, I so noticed a really visible improvement on the look of my pores! This definitely a must have!"
  • Zebra Face: "I really feel like this cleaned out my pores - thanks!"
  • Parisian Glow: "I'm so impressed with this mask! My face does literally glow!! Really perfect mask to use before a big day when you want to look radiant! Lindsay, I've become a huge fan of your masks! Another must have!"

You can find these wonderful new masks on our Website or in our Etsy Shop.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Mommy to Mom to Mother


Real Mothers don't eat quiche, they don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up...

Real Mothers sometimes ask "Why me?" And get their answers when a little voice says, "Because I love you best!"

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade... It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.....

The Images of Mother

4 Years of Age - My Mommy can do anything!

8 Years of Age - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 Years of Age - My Mother doesn't know everything!

14 Years of Age - My Mother? She wouldn't have a clue!

16 Years of Age - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.

18 Years of Age - That old woman? She's way out of date!

25 Years of Age - Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 Years of Age - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.

45 Years of Age - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 Years of Age - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

(Author Unknown - This was sent to me from my own mother a few weeks ago)


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