Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

This weekend in all of my shops I'm offering a free lip or cuticle balm with your purchase of a bar of soap, sugar scrub, facial scrubbing mask, solid perfume, or fizzy milk and mineral bath. Wow! Buy a great gift for yourself or someone special, and get a free stocking stuffer! Sale ends Monday, so be sure to check it out before it's too late.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hump Day Humor

This morning I was searching for a Thanksgiving joke to post, but stumbled across this picture. In the spirit of Monday's post, I thought it was appropriate. :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Music Monday

Since Sesame Street (one of my all-time favorite childhood TV shows!) celebrated its 40th birthday recently, today's Music Monday is full of Sesame Street goodness. Seriously, you can't listen to this and not smile. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Support Your Local Businesses

Today I came across an interesting article in Etsy's blog, the Storque, about why you should support your local businesses. Stacy Mitchell from the New Rules Project discusses how big chain stores, like Wal-Mart, have caused all sorts of problems, from increased greenhouse gas emissions to a decreased middle class.

Basically, buying locally benefits your own community. Not surprisingly. By purchasing from local businesses, indie crafters, or farmers, you help keep people in your own community employed. My own town was into a form of this idea over the summer. I saw "Shop Mansfield" signs on most of the store entrances I went past. Of course, most of these were chains anyway... Kind of defeats the purpose of Stacy's article.

Some cities, like Portland, have really embraced the whole buy local idea. They even have their own website. So if you're in the Portland area and are wanting to support your own community, be sure to check out the Portland Buy Local website. I did my own search to see if there was anything like the Portland site for my own community. Unfortunately it doesn't look like a comprehensive site like that exists for the Dallas-Fort Worth community. But I did come across the Go Local - Buy Local site, which looks promising. Here's hoping the north Texas area can get on the buy local bandwagon!

That being said, if you live in the north Texas area, you're definitely buying local at Bohemian Rose Bath & Soap! ;)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hump Day Humor

Today's humor is brought to you by Gordon Keith of The Ticket, a sports talk radio show in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I listen every day on my way to and from work... They're hilarious, you should definitely take a listen. Anyway, this morning Gordon mentioned a photo of Wade Phillips, the Dallas Cowboys coach. Hope it brightens your day. :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Two New Soaps

Tonight I'd like to introduce you to the two newest members of the Bohemian Rose Bath & Soap family - Carbon and Cranberry Fig.

Carbon is a soap I've been making for a while, but it has recently been reformulated a bit. Activated carbon gives the soap it's lovely gray color. I also included Bentonite clay in with the soap. Lavender, tea tree and lime essential oils complete the herbal scent blend. Ben and his friend Joe like using Carbon on their faces. (I use it on my face in the summer when my face is feeling more oily than normal.)

Oh, and Joe made up a tag line for it... "Carbon - for when real men want to get clean." Thanks! :) (Carbon Soap, $5.00)

Cranberry Fig is a sweetly tart scent. The tart cranberry and sweet fig balance each other out. It's the best of both worlds! Plus, I included cranberry seeds in the soap for some exfoliation. If you have sensitive skin, be gentle with the cranberry seeds. (Cranberry Fig Soap, $5.00)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Music Monday

In honor of next week, which happens to be Ben's favorite holiday, today's Music Monday features the theme song from the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special. Classic. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hump Day Humor

I'm having a really hard time this week remembering what day it is. In fact, I have said to a couple of my students that I'm having a long week. Their response: "But it's only Tuesday!"

I played in a Veteran's Day Wind Symphony concert Sunday night, then had a PTA program at school Monday evening. Usually on Tuesdays we have Wind Symphony rehearsal, but yesterday's was cancelled. Ben and I were watching TV, and I had trouble remembering that it was Tuesday, since I would normally have been at rehearsal. So today I have my Orffestra kiddos after school, but it doesn't feel at ALL like Wednesday to me.

For any of you having issues like I am this week, here's a funny picture. I laughed at the kitty, because my little Booger is the exact same way. Cat-like in so many ways. :)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

If You Love Autumn...

...then you should pop on over to CJ's Fine Designs. My Pumpkin Spice lip balm is included in a lovely Autumn feature. Thanks, CJ, for including me!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Music Monday

Today's Music Monday is all about easing you back into the week. Did you have a busy Halloween weekend like we did? Feeling like you need to chill? Then sit back, relax, and listen to some Josh Groban. Trust me, you'll feel much better afterwards. :)