Monday, April 28, 2008

Making a new soap

I'm always trying new things in the beauty area. Lately, I have been interested in making a cold process soap. I have been toying with different recipes and the process has been a little challenging. Take a look at my first creations.

I will be sharing my progress with you in this area. So keep checking in to see how it's going!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dove Airbrushing Commercial

Dove Airbrushing commercial

Here is a interesting video I think every woman should check out. What do you think of it. Feel free to leave comments.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cupcakes on my mind

Cupcakes, I know I don't need them but lately I've been craving them. Maybe it's because my soap look just like them! Lol.

But if you look around, you don't have to look far before you find them. Cupcakes are all the rage now days. So I thought I'd share a few with you as I journey to find the best cupcake yet!

It basically started when I was in Valparaiso, IN. I found this cute little shop called Designer akes, The made the most awesome Strawberry cupcake I ever tasted. Kudos to to you all for setting the bar!

Back home I have tried a few others. Some worth mentioning are They make great custard and cream filled cupcakes. Also, makes a plain Buttercream Vanilla but it is very tasty.

So try some today at your local cupcake shop and let me know what you think.

Friday, April 11, 2008

You Go Girl Book Review

I am currently reading "The Girl's Guide to Building a Million Dollar Business", by Susan Wilson Solovic. In this book Susan presents some very interesting facts. Out of 10.4 Million privately held business out there, 50% are owned by women, but less than 3% gross a million dollars.
Now this is important, not so we can have more material possessions, but that we can do more with our money. Such as give more to our churches or charities and hire more employees so we can take the time off we need to spend with family.

Some of the tips in the book are:

Think bigger and bolder
Hire the right people
Take emotions out of the workplace
Boost profits and
Create a killer Brand

There are also great resources in the back of the book. So start the million dollar journey and pick up a copy today!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Just do it!

Last week was very productive for me. There were things that I needed to do that I had put off for too long. I visited a few boutiques and showed off my delicious "Sweeticakes". I received some great feedback and got a few orders too. What took me so long?

Sometimes you just have to get up and get going! Regardless of what the outcome might be. One person did say "no", but I'm not going to let that stop me. Fear of rejection and procrastination can halt you in your tracks. But press on anyhow. One day that "no" may turn into a "yes"!

How about you? Is there something that you need to do? What's holding you back? Just do it!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Valparaiso here we come!

I just arrived home form a trip to Valparaiso, IN for my son's National Basketball Tournament. His team had a undefeated season and they won our state Championship. We had planned to just send him with his teammates because finances were tight.

I woke up in the middle of the night thinking, we should all go! My son was so excited to know that we were all going to be there. So we packed up all the kids and went.

You know, sometimes you have to sacrifice and do what is right. Sure I realize that there are bills to pay, websites to run, soap to make, and a broke washing machine to fix. I 'll have a lot of catching up to do when I return, but I'm going to trust God and I know things will fall into place.

Well I tell you the truth, this was one of our best trips yet. We had so much fun laughing, eating and fellowshipping with other families. It was well worth it!

Oh and by the way, our team finished 5th place! What an accomplishment! GO TEAM GO!!!