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Indie Genius Bazaar in Dallas this weekend


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This weekend I’ll be in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas for a 2-day show at the Indie Genius store at 7th and?Zang. ?If you haven’t heard about Indie Genius, it’s basically a bunch of little stores within a store, stocked with handmade, vintage and local goods from lots of great artisans. ?They are hosting … Read more

lots of fun stuff going on here


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I am once again a blogging delinquent and have seemingly abandoned my blog. ?To my 3 or 4 lonely readers – I’m sorry. ?I have failed you once again. ?But I’m not going to promise it won’t happen again, ’cause the fact of the matter is that it might. ?Turns out I’m just not all … Read more

experimenting with natural colors, part 1


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Last week I got a big box o’ goodies in the mail from Mountain Rose Herbs, so I decided to do some experimenting with some of them this week. ?I ordered some brightly colored herb powders to try in my cold process soap, and also had a few other things already on hand that I … Read more

a giveaway and great review


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I’m hosting a giveaway on this great green blog, Going Green with Noah. ?Melanie, who runs the blog, came by my booth at the Cowtown Indie Bazaar last month and later contacted me about reviewing my products. ?I sent her a few things to try, and offered up some freebies for a giveaway. ?It’s always … Read more

where I'll be this weekend


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This is week 3 of the fall show extravaganza, and I have 2 markets planned for this weekend. ?On Saturday I’m heading to the Deep Ellum Market in Dallas. ?This is my first time doing this new monthly market, but I hear it’s pretty good. ?It’s right in the heart of Deep Ellum (by Cafe … Read more

more swirly soap – chocolate and cherry and almond, oh my!


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So I think I’m finally getting the hang of this ‘swirl in the pot’ soap swirling thing. ?I even managed to swirl 2 colors this time (this is where you ‘ohhh’ and ‘ahhh’). ?This soap was actually inspired by a crafty friend, Stephanie of Robot Pop. ?She has become one of my ‘testers’ and has … Read more

Clean the World recycles soap


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I came across a link to the Clean The World site today while reading another soapy blog (Great Cakes Soapworks), and immediately decided I needed to be a part of this program. ?They collect soap (from hotels, soapmakers, whoever can donate), re-batch the soap to make sure everything is sanitary, and send it off to … Read more

my (very tiny) TV premier


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This morning my products were on TV for the very first time! ?I’m so ridiculously excited about it…even though the mention was all of 10 seconds. ?I’m participating in a craft show this weekend called the Dallas Flea, and they are doing a bunch of press to promote it, including TV appearances. ?I sent some … Read more

whoa – it's a double market day…so intense


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Tomorrow is my first day to have 2 shows in one day, and I’m a little nervous. ?I knew it would be a lot of work to get everything ready for 2 shows at the same time, but I think I underestimated how much work. ?I’ve been wrapping soap, making lotion bars, lip balms and … Read more

swirly soap!


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I’ve been trying (unsuccessfully) to get a swirled soap that I think looks good for a while. ?Every time I do a test batch, something seems to go wrong and it doesn’t swirl. ?It either traces too quickly and is too thick to swirl, or doesn’t get quite thick enough and just blends together. ?I … Read more


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