Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Spotlight: Pearberry Mistletoe Soap

With Thanksgiving officially behind us, I am so happy that I can embrace my Christmas spirit fully without judgement! So today, as I plug up the lights on my Christmas tree and play my Glee Holiday Pandora station, I will be featuring my Pepperberry Mistletoe Soap!

I love this soap. This soap is layered, with a green bottom with embedded mint leaves, a red clay pencil line, and a white top. I even played with some soap stamps and stamped the top with two birds on a tree in green mica. I was REALLY feeling the Christmas spirit with this one!

The scent of this soap is complex and perfect for the holidays. It starts off with top notes of cedar and fir with middle notes of oranges, spice, and cranberry, and rounded off with a low note of deep musk.

Wanna grab a bar? CLICK HERE!

And remember, from now until Tuesday, 12/3, catch everything in my Zibbet shop 15% off!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Friday - Small Biz Saturday - Cyber Monday Sale!

It's that time of the year... It's time to announce my Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Sale!

Grab everything in my Zibbet shop and my Etsy shop  15% off! 
No coupon needed... the prices will be lowered just for you!

My sale will run from Thursday, November 28 through Tuesday, December 3!
This is my last sale for 2013, so make sure to stock up!

Country Christmas Soap, Exclusive to Zibbet!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Spotlight: New Hand/Body Lotions

Over the past two years, I've had loads of requests for lotions along with my soaps. I've been a little resistant, starting with solid lotions, then moving on to whipped body butters (which I only sold at craft shows), and I have finally moved on to lotions!

After trying a few different lotion bases, I am really happy with the base that I have ended up with! It is perfect, a gorgeous white, and holds scent beautifully! It leaves my skin feeling really soft and smooth without any greasy or sticky feeling. It's perfect!

I am going to start off with 23 different fragrances, with three holiday scents that you can purchase separately or in a gift set. They are currently being offered exclusivly in my Zibbet shop and you can find them HERE.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Shipping Dates

The holidays are fast, fast approaching! I wonder if you all are getting into the holiday spirit, too!

My holiday shipping deadlines have been announced:

  • Domestic(US) Shipping Deadline: December 20
  • Military Mail: December 10
  • International Shipping Deadline: December 2
Make sure to place your order before these dates in order to receive your packages on time. These  dates are guaranteed by the United States Post Office.

To order on Zibbet, Click Here!

To order on Etsy, Click Here!

To order directly from me, Click Here!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Spotlight: Christmas Cookie Soap

With the holiday season drawing closer and closer every day, I figured it was the perfect time for me to pull out my Christmas Cookie soap!

This soap is made using the hot process method with swirls of red and green on top. I scented the soap with the perfect mixture of buttercream scent and butter cookie, for a sweet, delicious bakery scent that's perfect for Christmas.

Wanna grab a bar of Christmas Cookie soap for the holidays? Head on over to my Zibbet shop and CLICK HERE!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Jonesborough Christmas Market

I had the great pleasure this past weekend of showcasing my soaps alongside Jeri's Jewels at the Jonesborough Christmas Market in Jonesborough, TN!
Jeri's Jewels is the brain child of one of my dear friends, Jeri Jones. I was so excited and honored that she asked me to keep watch over her gorgeous creations, and very happy that my soap was able to sit alongside them! 

The show ran from Friday to Saturday, and I had an excellent time hanging out with other amazing creatives, as well as talking to new and old customers. I had such a blast! I can't wait to do it again next year! 
If you are interested in checking out Jeri's Jewels, you can find her on Etsy at 

I am taking two weekends off from craft shows before heading over to the Joneaborough Storytelling Center for the Christmas in Olde Jonesborough market! That show will run for 4 Saturdays in a row, starting on November 30th! I'm looking forward to catching up on a bit of sleep before the madness of Black Friday/Cyber Monday and my 4 week show! It's goin to get crazy around here!! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Feature Friday: Elizabeth King from ElizabethKingPhotography

As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to promote my sister in law, Elizabeth King, and her interesting nature photography. Elizabeth has been taking photos since she was a young teacher, and she has recently ventured online and now has a shop on Fine Art America.

Here are a few of my favorite images of hers:
At Rest

Black and White Barb

Appalachian Wildflowers

If you like Elizabeth's photography, please head over to her website and check her out!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Twitter Feature Wednesday: #ArtFire

It's hump day, and it's time for my weekly Twitter feature! This week I was searching the Twitterverse for amazing things from, and I found some gorgeous handmade goodness! So... Let's get started!

This first amazing creation was by @poppysgarden and features her Marvel comics themed tote bag!

The second handmade item from Artfire comes from @yarntwisted and her first item on Artfire: this gorgeous crochet headband!

And last for this week comes from @keejewelrybox. This double snake necklace is amazing!


It was great searching through #artfire for these beauties. 
Next week I will be looking for handmade items shared with the hashtag #geek! The geek in me is so excited... I cannot wait to see what pops up on Twitter next week!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Greeneville Women's Club Craft Show and Christmas Bazaar

I. Love. This. Show!

This was my second year attending the women's club craft show at Hal Henard elementary school in Greeneville, TN, and I had an amazing time! 

My space trend out amazing. I am still in love with my sage green tablecloths and my displays are looking clean, neat, and professional. My stair step soap displays will be retired after December, but me and my woodworking dad are collaborating on a great, new display that I can't wait to share with everyone. It's going to rock! 

I was amazed at how many folks remembered me from last year. I love seeing repeat customers, and this show was full of them! I sold out of quite a few soaps and lip balms! It blew me away how much folks were loving my creations! I feel so blessed! 

I'm already hard at work making up some hot process soap for my next show next weekend. You can find me at the Jonesborough Visitors Center in Joneaborough, TN. I'll be there with Jeri's Jewels, my favorite local jewelry maker, so stop by and see me! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Spotlight: Nov. 2013 Soap - Pumpkin Cheesecake

It's time to announce my November soap of the month! I am in love with this non-traditional soap that was inspired by a cake... Pumpkin Cheesecake soap!

My little soap cakes are made with a bottom layer of dark brown with a top layer of warm, dark orange. The orange will change over time to a warm orange-brown mixture due to the fragrance. The top of the soap, or the "icing" was hand-piped, dusted with cocoa powder, and topped with a real cinnamon stick!

The scent is pumpkin cheesecake, a warm, inviting scent filled with notes of pumpkin, sweet cream cheese, graham cracker notes, and fall spices like cinnamon and clove. It has been one of my most popular scents this fall!

This soap is discounted this month, so make sure to catch it during November! Head on over to Zibbet and grab this soap quick!!