Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Products

i just posted some new pics of new products we are offering. we especially love how the tulip bouquet turned out! it was a door prize at our show this past weekend. and the soapy bundt cake special came out really cool too. we are thinking about using it as a hostess gift/door prize, and making other variations of it for the seasons, etc.

we also have some very cute easter basket ideas!

i will try to get them all posted to the web or esty asap, but we are hitting high spring craft show time (and we have 2 family b-days in the next 3 weeks). if i don't get to it fast enough, please email me.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I just have to share that i went to my 3rd dierks bentley concert last night and ended up having 5th row seats! i mean, look how close we got!
he is standing on the catwalk just above my head. we were able to high five both dierks and darius rucker.
what a great night!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lavender Dryer Sachets

Thanks to another sick child today, I got the lavender dryer sachets done. I will get them posted/listed as soon as i can.
thanks for checking them out!
i attempted a few other non-soap projects today too, and was left a bit disenchanted. they didn't turn out how i hoped. oh well, i will look at them again another day.

Friday, January 16, 2009

wow! it has been almost a month since my last post. oops...didn't mean to let it go this long! so i was just re-reading my last post about all the organizing and new products coming, and i have to say i have stuck to it! all of our new molds are in and sample pictures are on the slide show below. very cool new stuff. the website and esty store are all updated. we even have a new domain name! makes more sense now. so i am in the middle of changing everything over to the new name. new business cards arrived this week. we have revamped our public image too. we have gone for a bright color palate..lots of pink and brown. cupcakes and bubbles. have not been able to duplicate it to our website yet, so it remains the same. i am hoping the bright colors help us stand out this spring at our shows.

i have been following the soap queen blog about setting new goals for your business in the new year. she has been covering lots of great plans, marketing and goals. i have been taking lots of notes and love what is developing. some of my new goals for the year (besides the organization) are: a catalog, online party, catalog party, consultant program, keeping proper inventory, attending at least 1 craft show a month-toward the fall this will be at least 5 a month, but i want to get the spring going. i have 1 or more shows every month but august so far. i want to try some new shows-some that are strictly craft dedicated. i want more from the website and esty store, and to put out a monthly newsletter.

i noticed a HUGE decline in money since the craft show season ended in mid December. i got so used to all the money that i now have no money really to buy new supplies with. this sucks! and the weather here is not helping-this is the 3rd day off from work/school in a row due to snow and temps (-15 right now) my car won't start! but we are muddling along.

i was excited to see that we have our first follower too! thanks snowberry creek sample box! we will have samples to send in soon!

well, i am going to go back to praying my car will start-this is day 2 of not leaving the house and we are starting to go stir-crazy. my husband will be home tomorrow with the jumper cables, so i should be back in business by tomorrow afternoon! stay warm if you are in the midwest!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Electric Candles

we have the coolest new electric candles available for sale now. i was shocked by the demand at my last show..all sold out. interested? go to our esty store and order yours today.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2008 shows are now...done!

saturday was the last show of the year. i think my body finally relaxed yesterday and i fell asleep at the kitchen table reading a book! i slept so well last night! but the new year looms very near. my first show should be on February 28. and 2 more shortly after that!
in the mean time, i am busy working on organization! it will affect everything. we are also brainstorming ideas for new spring/summer products. i am sure not much will change, a few things, but i want to keep things more simple from now on. no more flip flopping from one new project to another. that is one of my resolutions for the year! my second is to purge old supplies and products. big sale coming soon! i just hope it warms up soon so i can start looking thru it all.
it is about 13 degrees right now (it was 0 this morning!) and it is snowing like crazy! they are calling for 3-6 inches of snow tonight, lots of ice and 3-6 on thursday, and 3-6 on saturday! that is not including the snow in the forecast for next week!!! i think we will have a white christmas!
i also have a rough draft of a catalog! it is amazing that i had the program all along but never tried it out. within a few short hours i had a catalog in my hands! fine tuning and pictures are all i have left to do. i think with the addition of a catalog, we will work on a party plan (hostess benefits) and perhaps a consultant program. one step at a time... i still need to finish decorating my christmas trees. we ran out of time to get and enjoy a real tree this year and have opted for my flea market find-set of 3 prim trees! so cute. they all have lights-just need to add the bulbs etc.
so while i am waiting for my husband to come home with the groceries in this storm, i am going to pull the remaining holiday items out and get them ready to go to the local flower shop were i have a small display and see how much will sell before christmas. my head is crammed with what i need to do and what i want to do that i am not sure where to start first. it may be a bit of burn out too. but i do have to say that just about everyone in the family is getting a crafty handmade christmas gift this year. i bought a lot from etsy. it is all starting to arrive and i am so impressed! can't wait to see what everyone thinks!
have a merry christmas and a happy new year!