Week-In-Instagram: Jun 26th- Jul 2nd

You didn’t think I wasn’t going to stop posting my Instagram pictures, did you? It’s been a relatively quiet week with a bit of sampler production! Orders, samplers and eating fresh fruit is 90% of my summer plans!

Blueberry Jam, Agave Lime and Island Coconut samples are out of the mold! 🤗

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I love the smell of summer soap samples in the morning! Try saying “summer soap samples” 5 times fast! All of the summer collection soaps are available for purchase! I haven’t made any for the wax tarts but if anyone would like to buy some summer scented wax I can whip up some fresh ones! I already have a soap sampler heading to Europe!

In restocking news I’m happy (and somewhat sad) to report that Peach Smoothie is down to the last bar of soap! I still have wax tarts available for sale though! I will not be restocking this soap as it was part of the spring line and I need to focus on my summer and future fall/winter collections for the holidays. It will be restocked next year though! I can’t give an exact date as I’m planning some big changes for the shop next year in terms of appearance and products. Stay tuned!

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What Happened to Samplers?

I’ve been getting messages asking what happened to my soap sampler! The wax tart sampler is still available in my shop, but the soap sampler has been sold out for a little while now. What happened?

Simply, when it sold out I didn’t prioritize making more samples. I was so focused on releasing and promoting the summer collection that I couldn’t spread myself any thinner! I will be making samplers again with the new (and returning) summer scents soon!

In the meantime, I’ve decided to cut back on the blog posting. Posting 3 times a week takes a lot more time than I imagined when I first created this blog. I simply don’t have time between my day job, working on the business and all the other tasks I juggle in the average week. I will still be posting, but it will be when I actually have something to say. I don’t want to make this blog an archive of filler! So worry not! This blog will live on!

 

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Week-In-Instagram: Jun 12th- 18th

The business has a new collection with some matching instagram posts! I’ve already packed the first orders of the new collection for tomorrow. Check it out and see what reviews have to say about best sellers Tropical Breeze and Fresh Squeezed Orange!

Summer Soap sneak peek number 1! #TheBlackCurrant #Etsy #Handmade #SmallBusiness #Vegan #GlycerinSoap

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The labels are ready! I love these bright tropical colors! 😍 #TheBlackCurrant #Etsy #Handmade #SmallBusiness #Labels

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Summer of ’16 Collection Launch!

The summer collection is live! Thank you for your patience and support as I was a bit delayed in releasing this collection. I’ve included some very popular scents from last years opening as well as experimenting with some new ideas. I have 10 of each soap and 5 of each wax tart. The scents are listed below:

Agave Lime

Apricot

Blueberry Jam

Citrus Energy*- Returning Scent

Cucumber Melon*- Returning Scent

Fresh Squeezed Orange*- Returning Scent

Island Coconut*- Returning Scent

Raspberry Lemonade

Strawberry Rhubarb*- Returning Scent

Tropical Breeze*- Returning Scent

Soap Zoom 1

I hope you’ll take time to look around and try out some of the new scents in my shop!

 

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The Office is Ready!

My office is painted and the desk is set up! I’m back in business sending out orders! I’m extremely happy with my office and I’m already working on rearranging it to look more office and less production warehouse…

 

Check out this transformation! The color is Casino Blue by Ralph Lauren! I love it!

In the process of making the office more cozy! 🤗

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New PC is here! Back in Business!

I can’t catch a break with this blog! I’d love to be posting consistently but it seems something always gets in the way. I recommend following me on Instagram or Twitter for up to the minute updates. My PC died! Yep, after 2 years of chugging along little Frankenstein finally gave out.

I am typing this blog post on my new Lenovo PC that arrived today! It’s already worlds better than my old one. It’s smaller, quiet and it has built-in wifi! I’m transferring my old files as I type this post out. I’m hoping to have almost everything done by tomorrow.

The best part is all business related software and accounts are set up again so I can take orders to the shop without delays! Yay!

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