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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just discovered this

You know I am always interested in way to make my on-line venues perform better, and there are only so many hours in a day. I find myself knee-deep each day in trying to keep up with Twitter, Facebook. StumbleUpon as well as my Etsy shop, Website and the blog of course. So I just discovered this really wonderful tool that will halp you promote your Etsy shop all in one place, it's I just signed up today so will have to let you know how it goes, but it's really cool, you can schedule to promote items on all your social media sites all in one place, you can schedule it for the month or even for right now, it allows you you to also promote coupon codes as well. Do check it out!
The site even has tutorials as well, no excuse! :-)

Monday, February 27, 2012

I really need this...

Like I really need more rings, I haven't enough fingers as it is! I found the cutest thing on Etsy today, here's a picture
and a link to the listing they have more than one, but don't be too surprised if you see it on my finger! If you're a critter lover they have some REALLY cute things!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Amazing candle Giveaway!

Ok, so you guys know how I feel about fragrance and I'm REALLY picky about it too, you know that by the aroma of my soap. So, it follows that I am also picky about my choice in candles! My favorite handmade candles on the planet are made by Whitehall Candle of Walnut Creek. (
So, they are having this FABULOUS giveaway of a set of 6 of their AMAZING floral travel tins! This is a great opportunity for you! Go, enter! Tell all your friends! Feel free to Tweet it and put it on Facebook too, it's really special! Just go to the website link (above) and scroll down a little and you'll see the entry. Good luck!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

OK, I think I figgered it out...

I've been trying to get this link for you It's a great resource for cool marketing without spending a fortune, so check it out!

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I tried to log in here a few days ago and it wouldn't cooperate, I finally figured out it wanted me to use Chrome as the browser, oy vey! So, that's why I have been missing for a few days! I still need to figure out a few things, such as how to share a link with you, I found a good one! I'll be back soon!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Domain Registry

There are a ton of registrars to obtain your domain name (your " and in the begining I went with GoDaddy. I personally wasn't that thrilled with the service and there are actually quite a few of them that are inexpensive. When I registered Twobo Soap co ( )I used Namecheap. They're a good place to go, inexpensive and I found their service to be very helpful. Check them out of you're in the market!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

And now for something completely different...

I have another soap line that I've just started and I've been having a ball with it. It's still VERY new, so there's not a lot to show you yet. One of the main differences with this line is that I'll be playing with color, and the fun thing about color is, you never know WHO will show up in the swirls! Can you see the angry guy in this?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

next Giveaway!

The next give away is for one of our All Purpose Shampoo Bars, made with Handcrafted Beer and Avocado oil! Click below to enter! (starts 2/16/12)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentines Day

I;m doing something special for Valentines day, these cute little buckets fuilled with 8 Tub Truffles. I don't do the Truffles that often because they are VERY time consuming, it took me most of the day to make these 15!
The Truffles are cool, they're made with cocoa butter, oatmeal, all kinds of skin loving things and make such a nice gift.
The tags are really sweet, they came from an Etsy shop of course! Aren't they sweet? They debut tomorrow at my Kaiser Vallejo Farmers Market.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Rainy Days

I know we need the rain, I always say it would be nice though if the rain only occured while those of us that work at the Farmers Market were already packed and outta there!
The trick is to keep everything dry, which I can do as long as the wind isn't bad. I'll usually do my "condensed" set up, where I try to make my set up as narrow as possible so it's nowhere near the exposed edges of the tent.
I also make sure I have my warm socks and leg warmers (I get more teasing about that but guess what, I'm gonna be warm!) and hand warmers, those are my must haves for rainy weather, oh and my warm hat too.
People wise, you never know what kind of day you'll have. The staunch folks that support the Markets year round will come out. I thanked a man for coming out one day and he first said "no thank YOU for coming out" and then added "well I have to eat!" and that's the thing I really love, not just a fashionable thing to support the Farmers Market, it's really a commitment to do the best you can to "support local" and therefore the envirnment and all that good stuff!
So I'll be in Concord today, I hope to see you! You can always run between the drops :-)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

More on reviews and Giveaways

This is the latest Review/Giveaway we were involved in
The way it usually works is, you give the reviewing site one of your products to review and if they happen to enjoy your sample, they will do a review and host a giveaway for it. You will then provide the giveaway once the winner has been chosen. Here's the reason to get involved in these:
You get lots of exposure from the blog, which will promote the giveaway as well. If the blog has a lot of Twitter Follwers, Facebook Followers and regular followers of the blog, they will all learn about your poducts. It basically ads to to a ton of exposure for the cost of two soaps (for me). I have done a couple of these now and have found them to be very worthwhile, I don't know where else you can get that kind of exposure for so little expense. Give it a shot!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

We have a winner

S. McHenry of Charlotte NC is the winner of our very first giveaway.

I would have to say doing the giveaway was alot of fun, it was fun seeing all the entries go up! We used to manage the giveaway and it couldn't have been easier.

Thank you to all who participated! I'm sure we'll be doing another one soon. How often would you like to see giveaways?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

One of my favorites!

If you are a fan of Soy Candles, you already know how wonderful they are, here's a hint as to one of the benefits provided by Whitehall Candle: Soy "wax" is a natural and renewable resource, unlike paraffin wax which is a byproduct of the petroleum industry. Soy candles give off considerably less soot than paraffin candles and burn cooler and slower thereby lasting longer. Our soy wax comes from farmers in the Midwest and is biodegradable.

The real reason I love these candles is the amazing quality and fragrance! I just received this one yesterday (a gift from a dear friend) and had to take a quick picture before I got into it! It is amazing, truly! It came from
and I have been a fan for ages! they also do wedding favors, corporate gifts too. They just recently introduced this line, made with pure essential oils!

If you're in the Market for an amazing gift or treat for yourself, start there!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I came across this....

Since so many of us are cat lovers, I discovered a Flickr Group with this interest in mind
Here's an example of what you'll find there:

By the way, the Blog where I found this, Indie Fixx is another cool thing to check out too!