The bane of most soap and body care businesses. Packaging. Omg. What containers? What labels? Colors? No colors? Font. Size of font. Placement. Wording. Soap packaging: Cigar bands? Shrink wrap? Boxes? Clear labels? No labels? Boxes again? No boxes no shrink wrap. Glassine bags? No? Yes? And here we are 2018. 16 years later. Shift from shrink wrap to boxes. Shift from those boxes to blank boxes like my boxes from years ago ... and now? Maybe back to the printed ones? Maybe i
The path to hell is paved with good intentions. Also known as Pinterest fails! One of the things that makes me cringe are people who pull Pinterest recipes for body care and make them and then think it’s time to sell their product. Let me tell you, it’s not a good idea. I’ve been doing my business for many many years and many many years before I even started selling. OK. that was a little rant. A few years ago floating around Pinterest and Facebook (and still going on) are cr
So the end of my winter hiatus is happening and I’m gearing up for the season. Markets are starting up. I’ll be at the North Asheville Tailgate Market starting 4/7 and West Asheville tailgate starting 4/10. I have the Spring Herb Festival the first weekend of May. I’ve been making soaps and lip balms and arnica and Shea butters. Next up is making more soaps and bottling nail polish and labeling. Then more. And then some more. I’m finishing up some towels and winding warps fo
My childhood bed was a pretty 4 poster canopy bed. It was my mother’s dream bed that she had purchased for her daughters. When I was little I slept like a princess with my pink brocade canopy and bed spread.
As a young adult I got it back when mom and dad downsized and slept on it in my room. The canopy had broken over the years but it was still a lovely well made bed. I got a larger bed eventually and my niece used it for a few years and then I got it bac