Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Stocking Stuffers ~ Saturday Night Special

Get 'em before they are gone. These half bars of soap make great guest soaps, hostess gifts, and they are the perfect size for Stocking Stuffers. The soap comes dressed up in an awesome black velveteen bag that has been hand stenciled. These are excluded from the storewide 20% discount BUT they come to you with FREE Domestic Shipping during SNS. Available in Season's Greetings or Vermont Christmas Tree. Good until 6 AM Eastern Time on November 30. Quantity is limited so grab them while you can!

~Thank You to Two Awesome Ladies~

I have met some of the most amazing people since I opened my shop on Etsy. I was taught from a young age that it is better to give than receive. I tend to be a giver and find great pleasure in giving. I give never expecting anything in return.

The past couple weeks have been hectic with craft shows, physical therapy sessions, Thanksgiving preparations, etc. We've had our 20 year old move back home and then less than 2 days later take off again. We can only hope that she smartens up when she has that baby.

I can't begin to describe how blessed I felt when I received not one, but TWO surprise packages in the mail this week.

A while back I called for product testers, and Lucky Ladybug Designs was selected as one of the testers. She gave me her review along with this fabulous scarf! I will get a lot of use out of that scarf this winter!
Lucky Ladybug Designs has some awesome soap pouches that are very reasonably priced. You must stop by and give her shop some love.

And let me tell you what! My favorite Witch from The Copper Cauldron has THE most awesome Chocolate Raspberry Cream Roll Soap. I personally own a bar of this awesome soap, but can't seem to get it dislodged from my nose (I look pretty funny). I'm amazed at the talent and awesome swirls in her soap...looks good enough to eat.

What an awesome surprise when Witchy Woman sent me a bar of her Chocolover's Milk Soap made with Goatsmilk.

Chocolate and soap ~ this cow is doing the happy dance! Be sure to stop by The Copper Cauldron and give her shop a little love.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TurDuck...Tee Hee....

Living with a hunter you never know what will end up in the kitchen and be required to fix for a Holiday meal. I can remember several years ago when hubby brought home a wood duck from a hunt. He was delighted with his catch and insisted the duck be cooked for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Now, if you've never seen a wood duck dressed out, you might be surprised to know that they are not exactly the largest bird. To compare the size, this one dressed out about the size of a cornish hen. There was no way this little, I mean, LARGE duck would feed the masses for Thanksgiving Dinner. Hubby suggested we tuck the duck inside the turkey to roast. Perfect fit!

Family started to arrive, my mother helped me put the final touches on the big feast. Hubby was raving and bragging about his wonderful prized catch to the family. The time came to carve the beast, but first the duck had to be removed....hubby's pride and joy. He reaches inside the cavity of the turkey and reveals his prized catch.

Coming from a family of non-hunters, they were just as shocked as I was over the "large" size of this duck. My mother started laughing and asked "Did you remember to pull the pacifier out of its mouth before you shot him?" The room errupted into laughter, and it's a good thing hubby has a great sense of humor about him.

Laughter always seems to be key to any family gathering. It doesn't matter what we eat around the table for Thanksgiving, or any other family gathering, the laughter with loved ones around the table is the best part. Even silly TurDuck stories from years gone past.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lovin' Your Feet Gift Set

This is a very yummy Foot Lovin' Gift Set. Smells every bit as yummy as it looks (but we don't advise eating this). After scrubbing the rough spots on your feet with our loofah soap, slather the rich goodness of the yummy parfait on your feet for a refreshing and moisturizing experience.

The Lotion Parfait is chock full of skin loving goodies and layered with aloe vera gel. This set is bursting with the essence of Rosemary Mint ~ the perfect union of mint and rosemary creating a minty herbal scent that is highly aromatic and invigorating.

Hurry on over to our shop before they are all gone.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday Gift Basket Sets

Currently available in Energy or Lemongrass ~ more to follow in the coming days. Subscribe to our shop RSS feed and you will be one of the first to know when something new is added to our shop.

Lucky Winner Chosen

Ashley picked the winner for me this morning It's....

~ Leslie from Unique Charms~

Congratulations!!! Leslie ~ Please send me your address to "joyful_1963 at Yahoo dot com" and we'll send your soap right out to you!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Last Chance

When I get up tomorrow morning I'll be selecting the winner for my blog giveaway. Wanna see what it's all about and how you can enter? Click here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Ms. Moo has her party hat on and celebrating...

Today we hit 300 sales in our Etsy store so that means another giveaway! WOOT WOOT!!! Post a comment on this blog post and you are IN the drawing. On Saturday morning, November 15, I'll be drawing out the winner and contacting them. I've got some delicious new soaps to give away...A bar of each of the following:

Candy Cane Soap

Gingerbread Soap

Sneak Attacks at The Handmade Movement ~ A Treasury

There's nothing more rewarding than being a sponsor for a Sneak Attack taking place on Etsy. What is a Sneak Attack? At an appointed time and date, a relatively undiscovered shop on Etsy is revealed and shoppers make their way over to buy, buy, buy. The shop owner is taken by surprise, and watch as sales come piling in. Phippsart started the Sneak Attacks and formed The Handmade Movement. I have been fortunate to have been a sponsor and plan to do it again. Today Winemakerssister, a recent Sneak Attack Host, created a beautiful treasury as a tribute to recent Sneak Attack victims and hosts.

November 2008 ~ Etsyblogger of the Month ~ Storybeader

Not only does Storybeader create beautiful jewelry, she also writes a story to accompany each piece. This is one of my favorites:

“Doves Rising”

The young woman looked
Out the tipi towards the white
Doves and rising sun.
- Deborah Baroff, the Storybeader

Native Americans face their tipi to the east. This way, when a person first goes out in the morning, they will be greeted by the sun.

Deb was one of the first Etsybloggers to greet and make me feel a welcome part of the team. She is very deserving of being named Etsyblogger of the Month. In addition to her wonderful shop, Deb also keeps an awesome blog ~ Stroll Through Storyland that you really must check out!

~~~*Veteran's Day Sale*~~~

☆:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:VETERAN'S DAY SALE:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆

SPOTTED COW SOAPS is having a big sale....

Good November 11 Until 5 AM Eastern Time Wednesday, November 12


10% Off purchases up to $19.99 (Before shipping; Custom Orders not included)
15% Off purchases $20.00 - $29.99 (Before shipping; Custom Orders not included)
20% Off purchases over $30.00 (Before shipping; Custom Orders not included)

Soap, Toiletries and Bath Accessories all Handcrafted in the heart of the Vermont. 100% Pure and Natural the way Mother Nature intended it to be!

Sale Discount will be calculated before shipping and cannot be combined with any other discounts and does not apply to custom orders.

*•-:¦:-•Free Sample with every order.
*•-:¦:-•We can fit up to 8 bars of soap in a flat rate envelope.
*•-:¦:-•We will combine shipping fees and will refund the difference.
*•-:¦:-•We do ship Internationally

Please mention "Veteran's Day Sale" in comments on order to receive discount. When you are ready to check out, simply pay for your order and we'll refund discount via Pay Pal. OR, if you prefer, wait for a revised invoice before paying. Just let us know if you want a revised invoice in comments on order. Happy Shopping ~ Your Skin Will Thank You!


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Five Months

Showing off my daughter's growing belly...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Feature in Storque Article Today

The discovery that my Kitchen Soap has been featured in a Storque Article on Etsy sent shivers down my spine. I am deeply touched, and delighted to say the least.

Snowman Fixins

I just love primitive decor. Particularly at Christmas. To me there's something magical about Christmas decorations that are or look old fashioned. These Snowman Fixins are just too cute! They are created by the talented artist behind Skunk Hollow Country Store. Her store is chock full of all sorts of great primitive items. You've just got to see for yourself!

Skunk Hollow Country Store is a fellow artisan on the The Artisans Shoppe that was launched on November 1, 2008 ~ just in time for the Holidays.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Artisan Shoppe Launches

30 Artisans of quality and diverse genre.
The Artisans Shoppe

Cranberry Garland Dead Sea Salts ~ Great Stocking Stuffer Size!

Cranberry Garland is THE hot fragrance going out of my shop the past couple weeks. These Dead Sea Bath Salts are a companion to the Cranberry line in my shop and come packaged in perfect portions for single use bathing ~ the perfect size and presentation for those stocking stuffer needs. Keep watch for more Cranberry companions as they make their way to our shop this week.