Thursday, May 29, 2008

School's out, now what?

Well, today is the last day of school for my two boys. My daughter has 2 weeks left yet. It leaves me wondering what the summer will bring.

One thing is for sure, I plan one keeping my kids busy so that they don't get too bored. I know there will be times when I have to work and take care of business, but they will have to entertain themselves, at last for a little while. So I have thought of a few ideas for the summer that I wanted to share with you all.

1. Visit the park. O.K. this is a no brain-er, but you will find that after sitting on the phone or managing your website all day, you will need this much needed break. Also, you can bring a business book or magazine that you been attempting to read.

2. Visit your local library. Many libraries and even bookstores have story hours . Your kids can sit and be read to while you do a bit of research or work right from their. Also, have your kids join a book-club to keep their minds challenged this summer.

3. Check your local Museum or Historic Center. Many of these places have family days when everyone is free and they have lots of activities for the kids to do. These activities can be continued at home for continued learning.

These are a few things we plan on doing. How about you? Do you have ideas for staying sane this summer? Please feel free to share!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Craft Inc. Book review

I read this book a few months ago and it's a must have! I picked it up from my local library and didn't want to give it back. I renewed it three times and figured, "I've got to get this book"!

"Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Business"by Meg Mateo Iiasco, is for anyone who has a hobby and is interested in going into business. It has great testimonials of how others have done it successfully.

You'll discover:

Your creative mind

Your business mind

Your personal style and products

production and Pricing

and much more...

You'll be inspired and you'll also learn a lot too. Get yours today!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stimulus Check

Lately these days I've been hearing of everyone checking their mail and bank accounts daily, if not twice daily. It seems we're all waiting for that highly anticipated help from the government and I have to be honest, I'm a little anxious too.

There are many plans of much need vacations, and home improvement projects in the works. Others are planning to save or invest it. While some families are forced to pay bills with it. And yes, there will be recipients that completely blow on a big screen T.V.

Whatever it is that you decide you will do with it, you may just have to wait. Early T.V. reports of checks being mailed out May 2, have a lot of people watching their mailboxes. But in actuality, there's a time consuming process of how these checks are being deposited or mailed. I've have personally been disappointed thinking it would be here by now, only to find that I have to be patient. Which is kind hard for me since I needed that cash yesterday!

Oh well. These are times that you just have to trust God. You can't always depend on man. Even if it is our government. I know the money will come right on time, just when I need it the most.

How about you? What are your plans for your stimulus check? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New bath and body treats

I continue to be be busy whipping up new treats for all to enjoy. I've introduced my new Neapolitan soap for the summer. Also, a Pink Sugar Whipped Sugar Scrub...yummm! You can only find these at my Etsy shop-

Oh and I decide to give up cold process soap-making (for Now). I just need to stick with what I do best.

Monday, May 12, 2008

My latest soap batch

Here's my latest batch of cold process soap and I must say, I like it! It has a smooth creamy texture. However, my Georgia Peach scent disappeared. I'll have to add more next time.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Etsy add in Home Companion magazine

A few months back, I purchased a spot for the upcoming June issue of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion. The spot was very affordable and I was blessed enough to secure one of the few spots available that sold out in less than 30 seconds.

So today I was browsing in Walgreen's and I saw it. The June issue! I looked and looked page by page, but didn't see the add. I thought, wait is it in the back? Nothing there. So I decided to look again being at page one. Sure enough, there it was on the third page. Yea!!!

I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to actually appear in a magazine add! How cool is that!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Hello! Today is my Etsy shop's 1st Anniversary! I want to thanks to all my customers. It has been a great year and I've learned a lot. People have been both friendly and helpful and I look forward to the new year to come!

To celebrate, I am offering free shipping on all orders in my Etsy shop only. Free shipping applies to US only, while supplies last. This sale is from Wed. May 7th, through Sat. May 10th.

So if you have not yet tried You Go Girl, this is a great time to start!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Crystal Gallery Craft Show

Yesterday, I attended my first craft show that introduced Sweetiecakes to the general public. It was a lot of fun seeing people's responses to our new line. I heard "How cute", to "that's soap?". Overall it was a great response and we met a lot of great people as well as gained new customers. Farmer's Market, here I come!