Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well July has come and gone.  I don't know what has happened to this month but in a blink of an eye it has just passed me by!  I've been working on some knitting that I like to do from time to time and got to thinking about making wash clothes to go in my Etsy shop so I picked up some 100% cotton yarn and began knitting some.
 Here was the blue one above midway through (see I end up knitting when I should be working)  That is my desk at home and I will end up knitting and going back and forth with Etsy shop work or book work whichever I feel like doing!  I believe the knitting has been winning lately.  I tend to knit when I just want to stop thinking.  Do you ever get that way?  Need mindless entertainment and these wash clothes are perfect for that!
Not sure when I will introduce them in the shop yet maybe by end of August for sure.

I'm ordering this great mold from Brambleberry to make some great eyeball soaps for Halloween.  I'm going to have to make some vampire eyes with Breaking Dawn coming out woo hoo! Just need to find the right colors to use.  Anyway that is all I have for now.  I need to finish up my order with Brambleberry so I can get it all in time.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July :)

We had a great time 4th of July!  We took our daughter and headed out on the golf cart around our neighborhood to watch the many different firework displays that various neighbors were having.  It was a blast!  Forgive the pun LOL :)

Our daughter had a wonderful time with the other children and between sparklers and the excitement of these large bursts of beautiful color we didn't even realize how long we had been out that night.

It's funny, on a side note, I've been giving a lot of thought on new scents for the upcoming seasons and even thinking about the cool soaps that I can create for Halloween as well.  I have so many ideas that I've had to start a list of scents / soaps I want to offer for autumn!  (If you have any that you particularly like I would love to hear your ideas!)

Check out a new soap that Steve came up with for men called "Hugo". 

 Well I really need to get to the grocery store now.  I've been putting it off long enough lol.  Steve and Anna are in Chicago and Steve will be back tomorrow morning.  Anna is staying with the grandparents for 3 weeks!  I have no idea how I'm going to handle having her gone so long.  Longest she has been away from us but she doesn't get to see them much so it is good for her and she wants to spend some time with them. :)  That said I don't even know what I'm going to eat for supper, it is so hard to cook for one.  

Hope you all have a wonderful night!  Ta Ta til later :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Heartsy WOW!

All I have to say is WOW!  Our heartsy feature went great :)  We sold a total of 91 vouchers and majority have been used.  We shipped everything out that week by the weekend so I have to give a big pat on the back for my sweet husband who wrapped and packed until he couldn't see straight!

I also have met some great new customers and have had some repeat business already which is so exciting :)  Well I'm working on getting more soaps posted so this will be a short and sweet post for today.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Well I haven't made a post in a while because we have been getting ready for a Heartsy feature.  We are scheduled for 6/13/11 and I can't wait!  To get ready we kind of upped our anti and made additional soaps as well as a few new ones :) Be on the look out for them!  Here are just a few steps that we are doing to prepare ahead of time:

1.  Created a spreadsheet to keep track of each voucher.  Using Google Docs so that I can update from anywhere as it goes.
2.  Creating a filing system so that I know where each order stands.  Pulled, Paid Ready to Ship, Shipped. *May change as we will have to see how this all unfolds :)
3.  We stamp each of our packages with our logo stamp so we are going to do what we can to get ahead of all the extras we do for shipments like stamp a good bit of our shipping boxes/mailers etc.  We also wrap our bar soaps in kraft paper with ribbon as well as wrap our jars of whipped soaps and scrubs with tissue paper and ribbon.  Then we apply our wax seal.  I haven't figured on how to get ahead of that. Any suggestions I'm all ears :)
4.  Have product ready to go.  We stocked up on our best sellers and do have the ability to quickly make more if needed.  (One reason why I love making Melt & Pour)
5.  Prepare all announcements by having them in a Word document so that all I need to do when time is copy and paste into my shop announcement. 
6.  Work out a system to the madness of the rush of orders (I hope to have a rush LOL).

That is about all I can think of to save some time and get organized.  Will let you know how it goes.  Our offer is $8 for $17 and $27 for VIPs.  All I can say is if you are thinking about a Heartsy deal do the math over and over and over again.  Work what if's out and see what it does to the bottom line.  I had a pretty neat spreadsheet that I used to work out my numbers to see how different price points would change my bottom line.  Anyway will be back this weekend I hope to let you know how things are progressing. :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011


They laughed at me at the university! They called my theories mad! But I'll show them... I'll show them ALL! AH HA HA HA HA HA!!! We’re so mad here at Springwoodsoaps that we’re going to have a mad massive sale!! Use coupon code MAD30 and receive 30% off the entire shop until midnight Monday 5/31.

Monday, May 23, 2011

May Goals

Happy May to all!  May has been a great month so far as we head down the home stretch for the end of the month. 

I'm happy to report that I've hit my sales goal for the month at 59!  Big thanks to Regretsy who featured my Vanilla Almond Soap
I have a total of 70 Facebook fans now which isn't too bad.  I really need to work on that as well as my twitter following.

Our shop has been getting great exposure and I have to admit that it's been treasuries.  Some have made the front page and I even had my first treasury to make the front page of Etsy!  So excited about that!

Here is the treasury:

Well I'm off to start dinner.  What's for dinner tonight everyone?  We are having tacos yum!