Sunday, September 28, 2008

Product Testers Selected

I have enjoyed reading all of the entries for the Product Testing Request. Each one presented a great case and some presented rather interesting skin needs. In all fairness, we numbered each request and drew numbers this evening. The winners are:

# 4 - Sarah
# 5 - glorybe1024
# 7 - StormyDesigns

Please send me your mailing addresses via convo on my Etsy Store and we'll get these sent right out to you for testing!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Guess What!?!!!

I am...


Thank You ever so much, Stormy!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Looking for Product Testers of our new Shea Butter Whipped Body Frosting

This looks to be a truly decadent treat for the skin. I've made whipped shea butter in the past with not so good results. I was determined to come up with an end result that is light, airy and fluffy in texture. I'm finally on to a formula that I'm starting to be happy with and need feedback in order to fine tune the formula.

Only problem being, I don't have dry skin except in the deep winter and even then only my legs and hands are affected. Sooooooooooo....I am in search of some willing test subjects that are affected with dry skin year round to help me with product development. I already have one willing product tester that is trying this out on her feet and I'm looking for 3 more willing test subjects that are up for the challenge. If you are interested in being a product tester for this project you will need to use the product, then offer up constructive criticism ~ good or not so good (I can handle it).

Here's the skinny on the ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Fragrance, Mica.

What can I say, it comes in Sparkling Champagne ~ one of my hottest fragrances of the moment.

What do you have to do to be considered as product tester? You must leave a comment right here on this blog post telling me why you should be considered as a product tester. If you feel so inclined, perhaps you could share some skin issues you are dealing with and how you think this product will help you. This will be a fast moving process, so I'm only going to accept "applications" through September 25, 2008. Just remember, you must agree to give feedback on the product to help with development.

I look forward to reading your posts.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Donating for a Good Cause

I was recently approached to donate some itmes to benefit a young family in need of some help with medical bills after the wife suffered a strange reaction from medication after an emergency C-section.
There are so many needs these days, but this one seemed to touch my heart for reasons I cannot explain. My most recent donation can be seen here if anyone is interested

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Minty Fresh

We've brought together Four (4) of our favorite Minty soaps in one fabulous Minty Fresh Gift Set. Perfect for the Mint lovers in your life! Each bar weighs no less than 4 ounces. The set is presented in a Gift Basket that we secure with shrink wrap for shipping.

Gardener's Friend ~ Created for those who have a love for digging in the dirt. The ground luffa is added for exfoliation. Delicate lettuce and rain combines with soft spearmint and is presented to you in a luxurious experience for gardener's everywhere. This is sure to be a hit with your gardening friends.

Lavender Mint ~ Elegance and charm are brought together into one luxury bar of soap for your bathing pleasure. Lavender combined with the refreshing experience of peppermint with hints of rosemary to top it off.

Doublemint ~ This is truly a delicate blend of Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalpytus. Not overpowering, just perfectly blended to perfection. We've added ground luffa for exfoliation.

Cucumber Mint ~ This invigorating spa blend captures the essences of a cottage spring garden harvest just after a soft cool early morning rain. Crisp dewy garden fresh cucumbers, combine with sparkling sprigs of mint, full of tiny rain droplets reflecting the morning sun, while a soft whispering breeze brings the delicate scents of rain washed herbs to compliment the refreshing fusion of crisp watery green cucumber and cool mint. You'll feel "recharged" and invigorated by the scent of this *burst of fresh morning air* fragrance.

All of our soaps are superfatted, which means your skin will be thanking you for the extra pampering and love. You can pick up yours, here!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

And the Winner IS....

(drum roll please) My son stuck his hand down into the hat this past weekend and drew......Caly from Nightshade Arts!!! This is the fabulous gift that was delivered to her just today! Sparkling Champagne is one of those few fragrances that I had to go all out and make companion products because, well, it's just yummy and heavenly. Golden swirls and delicate bubbles literally leap from this fragrance with an effervescence that tantalizes your nose.
With Bubble Bath, Bath Fizzies, Soap, and a Body Lotion Parfait you can't go wrong. Create a relaxing moment for yourself, or a quiet moment to share together with someone special. Perfect for New Year's, Wedding Gifts, Valentine's Day, Anniversary's and more.......You can pick up this set right here.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Most Dangerous Cake Recipe in the World

Someone sent this to me on email so I bring it here to share with all my bloggy friends...don't say I didn't warn you. Teresa, get your treadmill ready cuz you are REALLY gonna need it this winter!


4 tablespoons cake flour (that's plain flour, not self-raising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla essence
1 coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla essence, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The
will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now
we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or

Etsyblogger of the Month ~ September 2008

The Fearless Leader of the Wild, the Wacky and sometimes unruly Etsybloggers ~ Joey & Aleethea ~ In her profile she states, "Whether your baby is a monster, a rocker, a jock, a tree-hugger, a military brat, a corporate coo-er, a diva, a retro radical, a cowboy or an indian, an artiste, a punk, a prince or princess, there's no doubt your baby is super cutesie! We've got super cutesie coolness...handmade by a mom." Apparently a lot of other folks agree, because according to the Etsy Wiki she is in the top sellers on Etsy! Woo Hoo ~ Rock on Joey! No Etsyblogger would be complete without a blog. You can check out her blog here. Congratulations, Joey, and thanks for making this group such an active and fun one to belong to.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Featured in September issue of The iEmporium Sizzle

My Bay Rum Soap has been featured in this month's issue of The iEmporium Sizzle.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I Haven't Forgotten

Things have been super busy at work this week and I've been putting in a lot of long days. It happens at the beginning of every school year, nothing new. I didn't, however, anticipate having to find a substitute for one of my staff members so early in the school year. She's been out all week with a very sick child and I'm extremely thankful to have a substitute pool to choose from this year, unlike previous years where we had to limp by when someone was absent. So....don't worry, I promise to do the drawing this weekend for the contest when I have more enthusiasm and energy to announce with excitement. I'm still waiting for one small detail of the prize to be ready before announcing, anyway. :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Sale and Shop News

12:01 AM to 11:59 PM EST I'm offering a very special deal when you purchase 8 bars of our fabulous soap. One Day Only - September 1, 2008. Stock up for yourself, or gear up for the Holiday's. Mix & Match your fragrances and take advantage of this steal. Best of all, if the soap is all you want, it can be shipped to you in a Flat Rate Envelope for $4.80 US, $9.95 Canada & Mexico, $11.95 Everywhere else. What a bargain!

If bargains are what you are all about, then hop on over to our Sale Section and help us clear out the last bits of spring and summer at bargain prices. We need to make room for the rest of our fall/winter line.

And....drum roll, we debut the Body Lotion Parfaits in our shop. Currently available in Perfect Pumpkin and Autumn in Vermont, with more Yummy fragrances on their way. We don't recommend eating these, even though they do look tempting.

Today is ALSO the last day to enter our giveaway!