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Friday, September 28, 2007

Goals

You know time doesn't wait for anyone and I want to be able to set goals for myself but at times it seems very hard to do. I have decided long time ago that setting goals for myself would not be the thing to do. Mainly because of fear of not reaching those goals and being disappointed and giving up. In the past I have set goals and never reached them and became very disappointed and eventually I did give up. I am not saying that people shouldn't set goals for themselves. It probably isn’t very realistic for a person who is currently making $20,000 a year to set a goal of making $1,000,000 next year. Ok that is a bit unrealistic but there have been people have gone from rags to riches so I should say that is unrealistic. But it is important that the goals you set are YOUR goals and not those of someone else. I see this so many times when people set their goals in comparison to someone else life. Competing is never a good thing to do. Especially when you are competing with a friend. You can have someones else life because trying to live someones else life is not really YOU. Just a imitation of someone else. Do what you think is best for you.


I have set goals on losing weight, jobs, money, family and none of those goals have been achieved to what I wanted. (in a realistic period of time) But am I satisfied with my life. Yes, Could I always make room for improvement, Yes!. I think to me that is all that matters. There is always room from improvement and advancement. I have never been the type to set goals because once I did, I was always let down. I am the kind of person that works at my own pace and doing things that I think would benefit me. What are the things that I am good at doing, and what can I do to try new things out. I have to admit over the past few years I have tried a variety of new things and it just hasn't worked out for me. I tried my hand at making jewelry.

My grandmother use to say, "You never know what you are good at until you try it". This is so true. My heart just wasn't in to jewelry making and I didn't have the creativity that I have seen on Etsy and other places. I love making soap and other bath products. When I started making soap I never thought I would be any good at it. I never want to be like other soap makers and have my soaps look like everyone else. I wanted my own unique look to my soaps and not have them look so much like all the other soap makers. I want them to have my own personality to them. I know it may seem hard to understand where I am coming from but I want my products to reflect me.

I have also tried crocheting and knitting. Crocheting is not my thing either, I have tried it, too complicated for me and just not my thing. I am a knitter and have knitted only throw blankets over the past years. I like to knit as it is a great way to reduce stress. But as for selling my knit items, no way would I even consider doing such a thing. :-). So it is good to try new things. But as far as goals are, setting them may be a big let down and seeking over avenues of achievement and exploring new things and ideas is more for me than setting goals.

~Michelle

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Old and New Items

I just listed some new items on Etsy and on my Website. Stop on by and take a look. Some of the old items that were just recently listed have been temporarily discontinued during the warm summer months due to possible melting issues but they are back now that the weather is getting cooler and less chance of any melting problems.

Old New Item

BathTime Soap Jelly

This is just the coolest soap ever. It has the consistency of a jelly but soft and it is made out of soap. It has so many good stuff in it. Very gentle and it feels great and kids will love this too. This can be scented any way you like and it will be made to order. This does have a preservative added to make it last a little longer. It can be placed in the fridge or in a cool area. If placed in the fridge, you may want to take it out at least an hour prior to using so it won't be so cold. This jelly should last you up to 4 weeks. But you will definitely use this up before then. It is so much fun to use. A color sponge is included with this BathTime Soap Jelly. This is also available in a 4 oz jar


New Scented Solid Lotion Bars

I love love love these. I use these on areas which may only need a little touch up here or there. I have a lot of dry patches that no matter what I put on, it always seems to be dry. And the neatest thing about these is that you don't have to use your hands to apply. Just twist up the bottom of the tub and apply and gently rub. These are made with refined cocoa butter (no cocoa butter scent) and so many other natural ingredients. These had to be put on hold as well due to the cocaa butter and shea butters that are in this bar. Melting would have definitely been the cause of ruining these bars during the summer months. But these are excellent to have around in your purse or at work when you feeling a bit dry anywhere. I especially love using these on the heels of my feet at night. I put soaks on right after applying these to my feet at night and wake up with really smooth feet. Great for the elbows, knees. These are areas that get the driest the most. At least for me that is. I also have a tendency to get a few dry patches on my face so I just apply a little where needed. Come by and check these out. These are also available in the natural cocoa butter scent too.

New Chamomile Handmade Soap

This is my latest soap. I love this soap. Very gentle and has a mild chamomile fragrance to it. It is made with chamomile herb. Very gentle herb and has many good qualities. It lathers so well and it is a very large bar so it will last at least 2 weeks if not more depending on how much you use the soap. I have had some of my bars last at least 2 weeks when used with a color nylon sponge. A must have for you skin because it will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.


Dead Sea Salts

I just added these back to my line. I have been asked to relist some of these bath salts. Some of my customers love the fact that they can customize these salts to their liking. I only have these available at Etsy.





Some information about Dead Sea Salts and their benefits

Beginning in the 1960s water inflow to the Dead Sea from the Jordan River was reduced as a result of large-scale irrigation and generally low rainfall. By 1975 the upper water layer of the Dead Sea was actually saltier than the lower layer. The upper layer nevertheless remained suspended above the lower layer because its waters were warmer and thus less dense. When the upper layer finally cooled down so that its density was greater than the lower layer the waters of the Dead Sea mixed. For the first time in centuries the lake was a homogeneous body of water.

As the name suggests, the Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals. But it is these natural elements which give its water their curative powers. Dead Sea Salts and Mud have been recognized by millions of people as a single source of health and beauty since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2,000 years ago.


Dead Sea salts are a mixture of bath salts which contain the important salts of the Dead Sea. The Mixture is obtained by fractional evaporation and crystallization of Dead Sea salts from the brines. This process enriches the therapeutically valuable potassium and magnesium salts, while retaining all the other mineral elements of the Dead Sea. The bath salts contain no additives and are of excellent bacteriological quality.


The waters of the Dead Sea, the mud, and the salts extracted from it, are rich in unique concentrations of life-enhancing minerals, which include the highest levels of magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium.


What are the benefits of Dead Sea Salts?


The therapeutic effects of bathing in the Dead Sea were well known even in times of antiquity. Galenus, for instance, stated that this salt water was good for the treatment of Arthritis, Eczema, Muscular Pain, Rheumatism, Psoriasis, and also to Relieve Tension, Aid Relaxation, and develop Smooth Silky Skin. The Jewish Roman historian Flavius, wrote 2000 years ago-“The Dead Sea cannot be praised too highly…travelers take as much of this salt as they are able to home with them because it heals the human body and is therefore used in many medicines.

A Special Thank You

This is a special Thank You to all that participated in my huge birthday sale on Sept 15th. It went very well and hope all that purchased on that day enjoy their items. I would love to see you back in the shop again soon. :-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

School Book Report

Ok this is just too funny not to post!!!

Students at a local school were assigned to read 2 books, "Titanic" & "My
Life"
by Bill Clinton.


One student turned in the following book report, with the proposition that
they were nearly identical stories!

His cool professor gave him an A+ for this report.

Titanic:.... cost - $29.99
Clinton :..... cost - $29.99


Titanic:..... Over 3 hours to read
Clinton :..... Over 3 hours to read

Titanic:.... . The story of Jack and Rose, their forbidden love, and
subsequent catastrophe.
Clinton :..... The story of Bill and Monica, their forbidden love, and
subsequent catastrophe.

Titanic:..... Jack is a starving artist.
Clinton :..... Bill is a bullshit artist.

Titanic:.... In one scene, Jack enjoys a good cigar.
Clinton :..... Ditto for Bill.

Titanic:..... During the ordeal, Rose's dress gets ruined.
Clinton :..... Ditto for Monica.

Titanic:..... Jack teaches Rose to spit.
Clinton :..... Let's not go there.

Titanic:...... Rose gets to keep her jewelry
Clinton :.... Monica' s forced to return her gifts.

Titanic:..... Rose remembers Jack for the rest of her life.
Clinton :..... Clinton doesn't remember Jack.

Titanic:...... Rose goes down on a vessel full of seamen.
Clinton :..... Monica....ooh, let's not go there, either.

Titanic:..... Jack surrenders to an icy death.
Clinton :..... Bill goes home to Hilary - basically the same thing.

A Woman Should Have

Saw this poem by Maya Angelou and just have to share it with all the woman. This is a very inspiring poem and very uplifting. Enjoy!

A Poem by

Maya Angelou, for Random House


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,

even if she never wants to or needs to...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

something perfect to wear if the employer,

or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

a youth she's content to leave behind....



A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....

a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .

one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry..

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....

a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,

and a recipe for a meal,

that will make her guests feel honored...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

a feeling of control over her destiny.


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to fall in love without losing herself..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to quit a job,

break up with a lover,

and confront a friend without;

ruining the friendship...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..

when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

that her childhood may not have been perfect...but its over...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..

what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...



EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..

whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

Monday, September 10, 2007

ONE DAY BIRTHDAY SALE SEPT 15TH




To celebrate my 41st birthday I want to share in my celebration by having a one day sale where everything will be 41% off. Yes 41% off. I am in a great time in my life and have no shame in sharing my age with everyone. I love this time in my life. My son is grown and out of the house, I recently gotten married last year to a wonderful man who I have been with for the past 7 yrs. He has been my biggest supporter in everything I have decided to do in my life. It has been a new beginning and loving my life and enjoying my life to the fullest. So mark your calendars for Sept 15th this up coming Saturday for a one day only sale of 41% off in my Etsy shop. Plus I am currently having a sale at my website Pegasus Handmade Soaps. Everything there is 10% til Sept 15th.


Have a wonderful Monday and enjoy the rest of the week!
~Michelle
Pegasus Handmade Soaps

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Value Of....

I thought this is awesome and wanted to share this with everyone.

To realize
The value of a sister
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
you can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:


LOSE ONE

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

My Latest Purchase From Etsy


Midnight Creations

Yes I am at it again! I made another purchase from Etsy and from one of my favorite Sellers Midnight Creations. She has some awesome handbags at reasonable prices. I just couldn't decide what I wanted because everything she has was so colorful and bright and the selection was hard for me to decide. But I narrowed it down to a cute little writslet. Love the colors and it is perfect for just carrying a few things around instead of carrying a large handbag. But I had decided to give this cute little wristlet to my mother for her birthday on Sept 14th. So this will give me an excuse to come back for something else for myself. LOL But it was very hard to part with but I know I will be able to find something at this shop.

So I highly recommend you stop by their shop at Midnight Creations