Tuesday, September 27, 2011

See the Prize!

Just a quick update to show off what LuLu will be getting! Thanks again to everyone!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

It's time to pick a winner for the giveaway, Wheeeee! Thank you to all who entered, and here's the list:
1. Heather
2. Birgit
3. maddyrose
4. LuLu Kellogg
5. dogsmom
6. Krista
7. monkeycstars
8. Misty
9. Magaly
10. Airmid
11. Andreann
12. Kiki Howell
13. cauldronsandbroomsticks
14. B'ham
15. Willow
16. Pabkins
17. Celia
18. Spritrunner
19. Susan
20. Sandi
21. Lady Jess
22. Michele Seraphim
23. Dana Wright
24. Faerie Moon
25. victoriantailor
26. Kelli Bear
27. Melanie Statnick
28. Rinni's Playground
29. Moncha
30. Rachel Smith
31. Sylvia
32. Linda
33. WickedFaerie
34. Lisa
35. Rickie Jill Treleaven
36. aradia's cauldron

And, now going to Random.org to generate the number.....
The winner is....
NUMBER FOUR!!! LuLu Kellogg!! I will be e-mailing her immediately, and posting pics of the prize before I ship (tomorrow, hopefully, all is ready)! Thank you to everyone who entered, and to everyone who participated in this years' Practical Magic Blog Party, hope to see you all again!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic Blog Party!

The party is on, how convivial!

This movie has meant so much to me, and the book as well, for so long. I come from an "Owens" style family, down to the pairs of fair and brunette sisters in every generation. And I have to confess, I'm the Gillian. But back in 2000, I was that pregnant witch stranded on an island, alone and in despair.

I probably watched this movie fifty times that year. And I think it saved me. I didn't curse myself, or my family, although the Denver Broncos will never play in the superbowl again while I live, maybe even longer. That is his favorite team, and now they SUCK. Anyhow, I have gone on to live and love again, finding and making magic in more useful pursuits.

Which brings me to the giveaway! For your witchy pleasure, I am giving away a hand crocheted witch hat, pumpkin soap, pumpkin hand & body cream, and pumpkin lip balm, all to one lucky witch! Made with great ingredients, and my best, happiest wishes. To enter, just leave a comment to this post, with your e-mail address. I will pick a winner tomorrow at noon, MST. ***UPDATE, I had the suggestion, and I'm taking it, to extend the giveaway a couple more days - I still haven't checked out everyone else's party posts yet, so it will go on, drawing will be at Noon, MST, Monday 9/26*** Everyone have a most blessed Equinox, and enjoy margaritas with me until then!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Equinox Sale, Practical Magic Blog Party Giveaway!!

It's nearly time!! I am having a sale starting tomorrow at 8:00 am EST through Sunday at 9:00 pm to celebrate the Equinox, I am so excited for the official beginning of Fall! Everything in my soap shop, SweetsNThings will be marked down 15%, and you may also use your discount coupons for an additional 15% off! Repeat customers can find their coupon at the bottom of any of your previous orders from my shop in the "Notes from Shop" section.
The other big happening: The Practical Magic Blog Party! I'm super excited about this one too, Practical Magic is a favorite book and movie of mine. You can click the link on the right side of this page to see other blogs that will be participating. I will be posting a favorite bath tea recipe, my reflections on the movie, and on Saturday night, I will be selecting a winner for my giveaway! Included in this fabulous prize package will be a hand crocheted witch hat, great for winter, and a delightful pumpkin soap, pumpkin body cream, and pumpkin lip balm! To enter, post a comment to this post or the Practical Magic post coming the morning of the 23rd, and include your e-mail address. You have until Saturday morning at noon EST to enter, feel free to share this giveaway with all your friends!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rave Review for Cahmille Soap!

Y'all may not know it, but I buy a bit of soap on Etsy myself. I just received my order from Cahmille, a new shop. I am super proud to be her first Etsy sale! She makes cold processed soaps with her own milk. Human milk is not just something you can run down to the store and buy, so it's pretty rare to find soap made with it. Her soap also contains vegetable oils, primarily olive oil, and it lathers like a very, very well cured castille soap, a creamy moisturizing treat for your skin. This soap is also completely suitable for use by vegans, as she makes the milk herself. A super treat, because no other milk soap can be used by vegans, and human milk is far superior than any other, at least for humans. There is only a limited supply, so you should get yours before it's gone, it's truly amazing.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Labor Day Sale, and New Stuff in the Works

Another frenzy of activity here these last couple of weeks! To kick off September, I'm having a sale, using EtsyOnSale, so you won't need a coupon, everything is marked down 15% at SweetsNThings. However, if you do have a coupon, you can still use it for extra savings! Repeat customers, if you look at any of your old receipts at the "Note From Shop" section at the very bottom, you will see your coupon! Applies to KnitHabit customers as well, you have the same coupon, same place.
And, on the new products front - I'll be mixing up a few more body butters this weekend, with a mango butter free recipe. One of my favorite people is allergic, so this one will be unrefined shea butter, and other things, but no mango. I have also perfected a soy-free recipe, and for now it's only available in Lemon, but I'm taking scent suggestions. Now's your chance, if you have an allergy, sensitivity, or just hatred of soy, you get to pick the next scent. Also, I will be making a few new lip tints this weekend - Wheeee!!!!
And finally, we are still working on a bubble bath concoction, the poll results were fairly conclusive - you want liquid bubble bath, so that's what we will make. I'm thinking mostly natural, but with a bit of sodium laurel sulfoacetate (SLSA) added. SLSA is a very, very mild surfactant and foaming agent, used in baby products because it is milder than soap. Also, the poll results showed that many of you don't care for bubble bath at all, so we will be making a couple of herbal bath teas, and a couple of bath milks as well.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day, keep the shiny side up!