Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays

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Posts have been far and few. I had a health issue in my immediate family and I was needed more at my folk's home than in the soap shop. I feel so blessed that the people in my life feel that family comes first and I was given time off from work to be with my parents. My dad is on the mend and while I will still be spending my days off with them, I will be making soap. Not as much as usual, but it will have to do for now.

Please have a peaceful and wonderful New Year.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tis the Season

To run out of soap! There have been some wholesale orders from my Reno stores. Add in a few local shops in Gardnerville and my one craft show this year and the shelves are looking a little empty. Time to get a move on and make more soap. This Sandalwood soap came off the curing rack this week. Smells delicious!

To purchase our soap in Reno, Nevada please visit these stores.

The Flag Store

The Nevada Store

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Many Changes

It has been forever and a day since I have posted. There have been many changes in my life. My number 1 helper (or rather I helped her), Darling Daughter (DD) has gone off to college. She had been doing most of the soap making for me the last couple of years. She was saving money for college. I miss her very much. I also started a new job in July. I am working 40 hours a week on the graveyard shift. This leaves little energy or time for soap making. Did I tell you I miss DD very much? I have managed to make a little soap but I have a lot of "out of stock" notices on my web site. I work the weekends so I will only be doing one Christmas show. My favorite high school, Douglas High School, right here in Minden, Nevada, has a wonderful one day show and I asked for that Saturday off. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A New Year

A time for new beginnings. I have already cleaned up my work space. I have started using some of the ingredients I have been hoarding to make new products. And....... I have been contacting new businesses to carry my soap. You know the old saying, "Talk to 100 people to find 10 interested people to find 1 person who will DO it."

I found that person here. The owner of Body Language, Debbie Nalder, is now stocking SierraSnowSoaps in her incredible day spa.

From massage and skin care

salon and nail services

to laser-medical services with Dr. Nita Schwartz

this spa has it all.
Right from their website

health, wellbeing, and beauty come together at bodylanguage. more and more people are discovering the enduring pleasure and benefits to be gained from professionals whose sole purpose is to make you feel and look your best.

bodylanguage features an array of treatments designed to enhance your health and wellbeing inside and out. enjoy the healthful, rejuvenation of massage, reflexology, or infrared sauna. treat your skin to a fabulous, renewing european facial or one of our cosmetic medical treatments. let our hair and nail design professionals help you look your best.

whatever your needs, bodylanguage is committed to your health, wellbeing, and beauty. come in, relax with a cup of tea while we help transport your senses to a place of calm, nurturing bliss."

And I believe it. Coming in the front door is like walking into peace and quiet. The colors, sounds and decor is soothing to the soul. You almost hope your appointment is running late so you can relax in the sitting area.

Stop by and pick up some soaps

and stay for some pampering.

Body Language is located in the grey building at 1478 B 4th Street, Minden, NV
The spa phone number is 775.782.8485 and the salon number is 775.782.2641.

Check out their service menu.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The "Forever Place"

I have been trying to downsize a bit. I have piles of items that can be

1. thrown away
2. donated to one of many local charities
3. put away in their "forever" place

I have bought a few shelves and moved a few dressers in an attempt to make a place for every item when it is not in use.

I started with this.

messy room

After a bit of cleaning, vacuuming, and shampooing it was time to move everything back into the room. This time the goal was to have a place for each item to help reduce clutter.

What do you think?

This is the room all cleaned up.
This is the closet which is now my shipping and packaging station.

I think I did a fabulous job and I intend to keep the room looking neat. It really is a lot easier to work in a room that is not cluttered.