Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Queen B Spotlights: SinkandSoak

I have recently had the opportunity to work with some amazing Etsy creators.  One of these is Dorothy from SinkandSoak.  She creates handcrafted soaps, bath bombs, and other products with natural, healthy ingredients.

I "met" Dorothy when she contacted me to inquire about purchasing some of my handcrafted, cotton bath puffs to include as part of a gift set with her all natural bar soap.

 Of course I jumped at the chance to have my item featured alongside the work of such a talented creator.  And I wanted to give all of you the chance to get to know a little about her and her work also.  

Please tell the readers a little about yourself:
I am 47 years old and at the mother of two beautiful girls.  One a senior in college and one a senior in high school.  I work full time as a buyer and also run my small business making handmade bath and body products.  Making cold processed soap is my passion and what I love most about what I do.  I also enjoy nature and reading.  And of course my husband and pets two!

What was your inspiration for starting 'SinkandSoak'? 
I was inspired to start Sink and Soak because I was a huge fan of Lush Cosmetics and love taking baths every night.  So buying all those soaps and bath bombs was getting very pricey.  I decided I was going to make some bath bombs for home.  Then I had family and friends telling me the bath bombs were great and I should start selling them.  I have always been interested in soap making and had wanted to learn the process for years.  I also needed an outlet for my creativity as I used to oil paint years ago before I had children.  I had one daughter gone at college that I missed so much and another growing up fast and soon to be leaving home so I knew I needed a hobby to immerse myself in.  So it seemed natural with my love of art and of bathing to start a small business.

How do you decide what fragrances you want to use for your soaps and bath bombs?  when I make soaps and bath bombs, I try to think of fragrances that will be pleasing to people based on what season it is and how I think they would want the products to make them feel when using it and smelling it.

What would we find you doing when you're not making bath products or running your business?  
I am either working at my day job purchasing electronic parts, cooking, running my household, reading, or off sightseeing!  There is so much to see around the San Francisco Bay area.  I also like to curl up with my dog and relax and drink coffee.  :)

Hmmm... she enjoys reading, sightseeing, and drinking coffee.  If we didn't live on opposite sides of the country, I think there's a good chance we could be besties for sure!  

Please stop by her shop and show her some love! 

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Back By Popular Demand! Candy Corn Hat for Baby and/or Child!

Our adorable Candy Corn hat is now available for a limited time only! 

This cute hat was originally designed and created for my grandson's first Halloween.  And now it's available to the public. The yellow, orange, and white beanie is perfect for creating simple costume to wear to a fall/harvest festival or for trick or treating with the big kids!

 Get yours before they disappear for another year!

Please note: Each item is hand crafted, so exact color and design may vary slightly from display photos. Actual color may vary from photo depending on monitor settings.

Each hat is hand-crafted to custom fit the intended wearer. Because each item is custom created, please allow approximately 1 to 2 weeks for item to ship.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Finally Friday

It has been a loooong week here at the hive.  And as a result I am one tired little bee.  I am looking forward to a weekend of relaxing and taking some serious naps.

First, I need to spend this weekend eve to catch up on a few household responsibilities I neglected earlier this week while trying to complete and ship an important order.  Like laundry.  😕

However, I couldn't let this Friday go by without sharing a quick photo of one of my favorite shirts and my favorite coffee mug.

There seems to "bee" a theme going on here.

Have a BEEautiful  weekend,

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome, Fall!

It is finally, officially fall!  Don't ya just love it?  It's my favorite season of the year!

I love everything about fall.  The colors, the cooler temperatures,  the sweaters, the boots, the football games, the scents, and the flavors.

To share the love with all of you, I am having a 

Have a BEEautiful first day of Autumn,
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

I've Been a Busy Bee!

Have you missed me?  I apologize for not bringing you all the latest buzz, but I have been busy busy in the past couple of months.  And that's a good thing!

I created and shipped an order of washcloths, lip balm holders, and some custom soap saver pouches .

Then the orders for the autumn pumpkin hats started coming in (and heading out to their new homes) as people planned ahead for all those fun fall activities with the little ones.

Tossed in the mix have been orders for facial rounds,

bath puffs, washcloths,

Not to mention a custom baby blanket for one of my favorite customers.

And as you can see - I haven't had time to make blog updates a priority.

I do have some big plans for the fall season, and some surprises in the works for the holiday season.  So keep watching this space!

Have a BEEautiful day,
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