Friday, March 13, 2009

Peace, Love & Soap is crossing the Pond!

I have been meaning to write about this for a while now and am so excited to announce that Peace, Love & Soap is expanding abroad! Our family in England, Lee & Joann Scott, own a very cool pottery studio named Buttercups ( Here you can choose to paint preformed pottery or dishes, or actually throw your own using the potters wheel. My husband & I both gave it a whirl while we were visiting a couple of weeks ago. One try and I'm hooked! It was amazing to form a very artsy, unique bowl from a lump of clay. Anyway, after putting our heads together, they've decided to carry our soaps and lip balms in the shop! I am so honored to be able to extend my products to such a cool venue. Not to mention, Joann (who is a natural artist) painted some Peace, Love and Soap dishes and accessories which will be on display in my booth at the downtown market in May. They are beautiful, she did a great job! I am posting some pictures of our time at the studio. It was right up my alley! I think that personalized, unique gifts are becoming more popular these days. Also, it's a family outing that is affordable with take away memories that you can cherish forever. I hope that my handmade soaps and lip balms will be the perfect pairing with thier handmade pottery.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Soap making today!

Well, I have just completed my third batch of soap this morning. I'm excited because I am coming out with a new bar for spring/summer. It has dead sea salt in it and the most wonderful coconut fragrance you could ever imagine with just a hint of warm vanilla. I can't wait to see how it turns out. My house is so quiet right now, the only sound I hear is my kettle boiling in the background- Wierd! My Mom has graciously taken care of my boys for the last couple of days so my husband and I could go see a concert and have a night out in Atlanta. We had the best time together! The longer we are married, the better our relationship gets and I'm so thankul for that! So today I have dedicated to boosting my inventory. The batches that were made this morning will not be ready for sale until May, just in time for the market! Have I mentioned that I can't wait!?! The weather today is a georgous preview of spring and it makes me feel hopeful of the things to come, maybe that's what inspired my beach bar. I am now going to start on some solid lotion massage sticks, not quite sure on the fragrance- although I know I will do some peppermint. I am more than ready for my boys to come home, as much as I've enjoyed a quiet house, I miss them so much!