Friday, August 29, 2014

Updates, Round Up, and More!

My poor little blog has gotten neglected throughout the month of August. With me picking up a small summer job, participating in a week-long show, and getting soaps together for our local county fairs, I have been really busy. With school starting back, it's just added to my load. So, my blog had to take a back seat while I focused on getting through all of my fun, but time-consuming activities.

So... what have I been up to?

well, I started off my August by taking some new, flashy photos of my wax tarts. I like the tarts with color, but since I am rocking soy wax, I ended up deciding to remove the color option from my tarts and go with a more natural look. What do you think of the new photos?

I also got a job working at the Appalachian Fair, our local county fair! It was fun, but very hard work. I really enjoyed my time at the Farm and Home building, working with the cooking competitions and decorating the building.

I also put some of my goodies in the Appalachian Fair and the Greene County Fair. I'm pleased to announce that my soap at the Greene County Fair won second place and my new Lip Butter won second place in the "made from beeswax" honey competition at the Appalachian fair! Yay! Two more red ribbons to add to my ever-growing collection!

I also got to sell my soaps during the Appalachian Fair with some of my wonderful local buddies! It was my first craft show since last December and my first since my twins passed away, so it took some time getting me back in the swing of selling. I think my new shelving is going to look amazing in a booth! Bonus: these shelves fold down FLAT, which is great for my limited trunk space!

I also celebrated my 500th sale in my Etsy shop! I am so proud and excited to hit this milestone! It's been almost 3 years since I started my Etsy shop. I've taken time off here and there during its run, but I am so proud of this achievement. This one was hard-earned! To celebrate, I am running a 10% off coupon on everything in the shop. The code is "SALE500" and it is good from now until September 30th!

I think I am all caught up on my August shenanigans. School started for me and kiddo this past Tuesday, so things like my blog and social media accounts may start slowing down as classes really gear up. I am going to aim for 1-2 posts a week, so hopefully you will be able to catch new posts on Mondays and Fridays.

So long, August! September, here we come!!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Roundup: Week of August 8th

Whoa, its August already?!? This summer has flown by! I'm currently the busiest I have been in months, working towards getting all stocked up for the Appalachian Fair in two weeks, school starting up for me and Kiddo in three weeks, and show season and holiday shopping season kicking into high gear!

And now, on with the show!!

Two of my lip balms came back with brand new pictures:
Lemon Lip Balm
Pumpkin Cheesecake Lip Balm

A new bath bomb has arrived, scented with an old favorite:
Marigold Mint Bath Bomb

And my Winter's Aroma tarts are here, and are already getting picked up by snow-loving customers:
Winter-themed wax tart sample set

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Candy Corn Season is Coming...

Now that we are officially in August, it is time to get geared up for Halloween, one of my favorite times of the year! I love the fall, when the leaves and mountains turn gorgeous colors, the wind blows a bit cooler and the air just *smells* different! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and I love making all of the wonderful goodies for the season!

This year, I brought back my three Candy Corn treats, including my soap (my husband's favorite)...
Candy Corn Soap
and my lip balm...
Candy Corn Lip Balm

and my wax tarts...
Candy Corn Soy Wax Tarts

and I have decided to feature all three in a set called the "Candy Corn Collection"...
My new Candy Corn Collection

So, grab these bad boys up while you can, because once the spooks leave for the year, these will be gone as well!
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