So as many of you know,…..when it comes to working in our new soap shop Marie tends to be the early-bird…..Dianne is the night owl, it’s just as simple as that. Marie is a planner, very artistically organized, and tries very hard to stay on schedule with work, two kids, a cute dog, and a hubby. Her family looks to her as the center of the universe in all things family & home related :)
I, on the other hand, am less of a planner, Lord knows less organized, and not a morning person to say the least. I am an empty nester, but the most important part of my life is still family and my two beautiful granddaughters that I simply adore! To be my happiest self, I need them near me often. Luckily, I am blessed to see and keep them regularly! :)
But when it comes to the business, Marie & I both work many long, hard hours. I am more of a fly by the seat of my pants, waiting on last minute inspiration when it comes to photo shoots for the website, Facebook postings, booth layouts, sales, giveaways…..whatever feels right. Often, I get excited about it in the midnight hour! It’s almost like I can’t preplan too much or I will have total creative block. And “usually” I am very happy with the results if I let go and trust my creative instincts.
Somehow, the combination of our two styles makes for an awesome team! ALL that to say………..a couple of weeks ago I was working late in the soap shop all by myself and I got an idea. (Emmy had come in the day before and got us caught up on soap-making). So, I figured it would be a good time to “play” around with a new Halloween soap scent! (Which, by the way, wasn’t planned by me or Marie). I just love to create new scents and give new looks to our soaps. Anyway…..I get all excited and start jotting down my ideas,… looking to see if we have the ingredients needed to try an experiment, and we do! I noticed outside that the trees were starting to bend a little, the wind was kicking up and debris was starting to hit the windows and doors a little bit.
Then I heard thunder, the skies lit up with lighting, and I heard some
strange creaks and bumps around me that were kinda spooky! But I kept knocking away at my new idea and… BOOM! Just as the midnight hour came upon me, I poured into the mold our very 1st batch of Witch’s Brew! I stood back amidst the mess of bowls and containers and black glitter on my face and said….ok,….”I think It’s gonna be good!” It’s cream colored with ribbons of mysterious black sparkles within it and topped with black glitter, (don’t worry the cosmetic glitter washes right off your hands). It has a lovely eerie, musky scent. A beautiful bewitching Halloween soap! Perfect for a Hostess gift this time of year! So in honor of Fall, Halloween, and the wonderful month of October……we would like to announce Witch’s Brew! Available on our website as well as all of our Fall favorites: Pumpkin Spice, Country Clove, and Spiced Orange! And just to ‘stir the cauldron’, so to speak, we have hidden a coupon code in this post (find and unscramble the bold letters) valid this weekend only for 20% off all of our website products!
We love this time of year so much and we know you do too! So enjoy the hayrides, mums, pansy planting, fall scene making, long walks, pumpkin patches, fall baking, bon fires, and cozy blanket talks on your front porch over hot chocolate. It’s all an amazing blessing from God…..try to slow down, worry less, and enjoy your family. :)