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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Etsy Happenings...

Tip top of the morning to you!

How are you all doing?  I hope fantastic! I have been up since the wee hours of the morning, working on custom orders, making lists and planning.

So much is happening in my little world that I feel like I am on a Merry Go Round, exhilirating and exciting.

Where oh where to start?  Last year I partnered with my local Small Business Development Center to coach/teach an Etsy Entrepreneurship Program.  I had a wonderful time sharing my knowledge.  I have been asked to teach another session...sqqqueeee! How exciting is that?  I love love love Etsy, selling on Etsy has allowed me to reach folks across the USA and into other countries.  Every order gives me a jolt of energy.  I am humbled and grateful to all of my customers both online and in my store front.  Without all of you, none of this would be possible. THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

Here is a bit of info, if you would like to sign up here is the direct link:

On to my next bit of news.  Etsy is hosting a Small Business Contest.  The shop with the most votes wins a $10,000 prize to help scale their business.  I would be honored and so appreciative if you would click on the link and vote.  Oh my, winning would be like the cherry on top of the cake!  The supplies that I could buy, the promoting that I could do...the possibilities are endless.  If you woudn't mind sharing on your Social Media platforms, I would be so gateful.

Stay tuned for NEW Spring Soaps..they are setting up as we speak.  Until next time, have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fizzle Fizzle Pop!

Greetings!  How are you all doing?  Here in my neck of the woods, Windy March comes to mind.  While it has been super duper windy outdoors I have been staying nice and toasty in my Craft Studio whipping up lots and I mean LOTS of New Bath Fizzies!

Awhile back I purchased a Bath Fizzy Press.  Aside from my upright kitchen aide mixers and my melting pots, I usually do everything else by hand.  However this new machine compresses the bath fizzies with 100 pounds of force!  What exactly does that mean?  It means that I can make the most dense, most awesome bath fizzies.

Bath fizzies for me have always been somewhat of a challenge.  I knew that I had a few requirements of a bath fizz.

# 1.  The Fizzies need to fizzle but not so fast that the process isn't enjoyable.  That is one of the best parts of using a fizzy, watching it fizz and pop.

# 2.  Fragrance/Essential oils need to be released without clumping or being too dry.

#3.  As you soak, your skin should feel hydrated, soft and silky.

#4.  Color needs to come into play as I know most of my customers LOVE color, however the colorants need to be non-bleeding and non staining.

#5.  Rose petals and other dried flowers could be embedded as well with ease.

With all of those requirements in mind, I started experimenting.  I tried different oils such as Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil and  Apricot Oil.  While I found all of these oils to be fabulous, the 2 oils that stood out the most were the Sweet Almond Oil and the Apricot Kernel Oil.  They provided just enough moisture, combining those oils with Shea Butter ensures that the bath fizzy would be super hydrating without feeling too oily.

I shall stop myself from going on and on, and show you the NEW and WONDERFUL bath fizzes!

I have two sets of blue fizzies in stock, Blueberry and Calming Water.  My family picked their favorite fragrances and I went to work.

Ohh the is so yummy and just sweet enough without being overwhelming.  

Purple purple purple..and Bramble Berry Tea...a new favorite fragrance of mine.

And of course PINK..Pink Musk to be exact..I just can NOT not make something without pink.  :-)  

These little lovelies have Rose Petals and are fragranced with my Lovely also known as Love pretty and they feel so decadent.

I ordered different molds with the press...shall we have a looksie

Cupcakes!  I can now make two different sized cupcakes,...wooooaaaaaa?  Say WHAT?  I know, right?  Isn't that just awesomeness?  These large cupcakes are Pina Colada, sweet coconut, juicy pineapple and a hit of lime..did someone say 5 o'clock?  

I was jumping at the chance to use all of the mods, the next ones are TABS..smaller fizzies with all of the same components but with a different look.  Perfec to use with the foot soak tubs, or even at the spa.  

 My husband came up with the idea of Sweetie Tart Bath Fizzies..I ran with it!  Well as fast as my little legs could take me.  *grin*  This fabulous set has 4 different fragrances:  Cherry, Banana, Watermelon and Grape Soda..yummy!

What are you working on?  As always if you would like to purchase any of the bath fizzies, you can shop on line here or pop in and buy them in person.  Until next time, hang on tight...Spring is on it's way!