Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Updating my site takes sooo long...ugh.
I had to adjust my shipping rates because of the recent price increase.
Plus, I needed to change everything back to Priority shipping. I recently had to deal with a mess where the USPS LOST my customer's package for almost 2 weeks...it was from California to New Jersey..For all my future packages I decided to just pay the extra money and ship everything Priority again. I have always shipped Priority prior to this incident and recently thought to save money for my customers on the shipping and try First Class. What a MISTAKE! Three packages went fine...then the MESS! Forget it. It was soo not worth the stress!!!
Sent my first International package to Japan.
I hope everything goes well and it arrives to her with no problems!
I tried the Paypal shipping thing tonight.
Let's just say I ended up voiding the whole thing.
I need to go to the post and ask them what is my best option for shipping my small boxes.
at 9:38 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Woke up with food poisoning...ugh...feeling miserable!
I want to be productive...but...ugh.....
It had to be the Turkey Croissant sandwich I ate yesterday.
Man, haven't had a sandwich more or less a croissant in months...sure was good going down!
Paying for it today.
Trying to get back to working on my site.
Had a great sale to Japan...I hope the customs /shipping goes smoothly.
I haven't sent international before.
at 1:14 PM
Monday, June 18, 2007
I must confess!
Now that a few more days have passed...lol...like a kid I now have opened all three soaps and LOVE THEM! There truly is something to PURE NATURAL High Grade GOODNESS! I will NEVER GO BACK to "regular retail soap" again!
I sat in the bath last night slowly breathing in the Lavender and chamomile...soothing and wonderful. I know that a lot of people love "lather." I actually don't mind not having lather from my soap as long as I feel it on my skin and it doesn't leave me feeling greasy or filmed. By the way, I just happened to still have a "glycerin" store purchased bar sitting next to my new lovelies...so, of course, I had to compare. Seriously, the minute I felt the "retail" version on one leg it had that squeaky stripped feel compared to the smooth creamy non squeaky feel of the hand made versions. When I dried myself off...you could FEEL the retail soap side felt "dry" and not hydrated like the rest of my body. There you go! My unscientific test! LOL!
$5.00 never felt SOOO GOOD!
at 8:56 AM
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I have found the world of SPA THERAPY on ETSY.
How much do I LOVE thee...
Let me count the ways....
I shall explain my skin like this, My ex roommate used to say,"Blow on her! BLOW ON HER SKIN and watch her SWELL UP!" Now, I'm NOT that bad...but I'm the "enigma" according to my seasoned dermatologist when it comes to my never had a problem till I was 37 severe eczema. Now at 38, I am finally able to go outside and do little errands as long as I don't get hot and sweaty...(going in to Summer, yeah right)
My skin has become SOOOO DRY and I had to stop using ALL moisturizers and the non-soap bars I have been using I'm getting irritation from now.
Here, flows in SPA THERAPY...heh
If you want GREAT Quality hand made with love, yummy for your skin products...YOU have arrived at the right place.
This is a little of what their announcement says:
Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit with Herbal Soap & Aromatherapy Treasures!
Between hectic work days and action-packed weekends, it can be hard to find time for yourself. My handcrafted soaps and bath products are the tools you need to unwind and feel pampered!
My selection of candles, herbal soaps, herbal bath teas, bath milks, aromatherapy bath salts and sugar scrubs are made with natural herbs, essential oils and high quality fragrance oils.
How can you NOT want to look further!?!
The high quality and selection of ingredients in each item is most impressive.
A brilliant selling point to this site is something as simple as every item has an ingredient list on the bottom of the page.
While I was icing my skin last night I decided to peruse the "bath and body" section on Etsy.
Case in point, a mass majority of products had wonderful names and pictures but I had no idea what was actually in them! I am allergic to a LOT of things and a list of ingredients is VERY important to me.
Sounds so simple, but most of the other sites mentioned the main ingredient and that was all.
Now that I have used SPA THERAPY products I realized, "...why should I use products with all those extra filler ingredients and preservatives?!"
I have become a bit more saavy thanks to Spa Therapy now that I know I can use products that are truly natural and good for my skin. It took looking at what else was out there for me to truly appreciate what a fantastic find this is.
That's why I wanted to share this with anyone who reads this!!!
These are the three items from my first purchase.
Milk and Sweet Honey
Oats and Honey
Goats Milk, Lavender and Chamomile
I have to confess, I opened the Milk and Sweet Honey first 2 nights ago...For the first time in MONTHS I didn't feel the NEED to slather my skin in moisturizer within 10 minutes of getting out of my bath. Like I mentioned before, I haven't been able to put any moisturizer on my skin lately, so I was looking DRY and SCALY. I noticed how my skin felt supple even an hour after my bath...but it was the next day that I really noticed my skin still felt soft. Grant you, I still could have used moisturizer...but NORMALLY I would be seeing patchy, scaly, itchy, dry skin. Now there was NONE. SERIOUSLY.
So, like a kid in a candy store, I'm busting out the other 2 bars tonight and tomorrow!!!!
I have already been back for another purchase...and I think I'll making another one within the next 2 days!!!
Ah, I think this is the beginning of a BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP!
PLEASE check out this site!!!
(all photos are borrowed from the Spa Therapy shop)
at 9:46 AM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I'm included in three Treasuries right NOW!!!!
Front Page Elegance
So Naughty! So Nice!
Check these out!
They don't last for long!!!!
at 8:39 AM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
I have been working on some amazing new floral feather pieces!
I am REALLY Excited!
One of the pieces makes me think of VEGAS SHOW GIRL action!
As soon as I take pictures of them I will put them up here.
They are definitely specialty pieces...but I figure, "Why not?! Someone will be FABULOUS in them!!"
at 3:57 PM
Friday, June 8, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
All day I have been uploading new flowers to my site.
Been even more busy changing my shipping options ( not even done with half of the 150) after MANY people said that they prefer to have specified shipping costs listed. Many even stated that they wouldn't shop from a seller that asked to be contacted for specific shipping details before purchase. I thought I was doing the buyer a favor by doing so. I didn't want to over charge anyone and ONLY CHARGE what the post charges for that particular destination. However, after reading a forum on this subject I thought I better change my site to accommodate what a mass majority of people said they preferred. The site isn't advanced enough to change them all at once so I have to manually change each!
Well, on a happy note, here's some new pictures of my flowers for sale!
at 2:48 PM