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New RME (Revolution Money Exchange)

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This is a new money exchange website that I have recently signed up for. What is so special about this new money exchange website? Well it is different from Paypal, but somewhat similar. Yes there as some slight difference that you can do at Paypal that you can't do at RME. Now would I prefer RME over Paypal? Not a chance. I still love using Paypal. But I like that people have the option not to use Paypal. So far I have heard very good things about the service although limited, but very good feedback so far. Fees are free for sending and receiving funds and free service to add your bank account and transfer funds to your bank account is also free. Please keep in mind that this service is still in the Beta mode. What is Beta? This means it is still a new service and is still working out all the kinks. But again it is just a basic service and I am pretty sure once it gets up and going that it will add more features to it in the near future.

Revolution Money – was created to deliver …

The Blue Beamer!!!

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What did we do last week? Well my husband sent me a email asking to check out a link, so I did and what was it, a link to a BMW dealer where we live. I said to myself, "uh oh". So I clicked on the link and saw this beautiful 330I BMW. So when he gets home I said WOW that car is amazing. I asked him if he wanted to go take a look at it, and he said yeah why not. So we get there and the first thing we spotted was this car.

The car was all shined up and ready for us to come look at it. We both got our undies in a bunch just looking at it so we decided to go in and ask about it and we eventually test drove the car. The lady handed us the keys (which by the way the sales woman name Pauline was awesome) and let us go test drive the car alone. We took it through the neighborhood and then on to the highway. Such power and so different from our luxury 1999 Acura TL. As we were driving it we both kept saying to each other "what do you think" and then we both laughed at each o…

What's Coming For May?

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I have been working very hard over the past month on new soaps for May and a few other items that I have been asked many many times for. So What is coming for May?

May is a month for all new things. New weather, new trees, flower buds everything that has died is back alive again. With all the Spring rain we are getting, May will bring all the wonderful weather finally.

Some of my items will be discontinued. Why? Lack of sales for these particular items. You never know how well something sells till it is out. Not many will be discontinued but only a few items.

We have some really cool looking and great smelling soaps coming in May, such as

Mandarin Neroli Cornmeal (similar to our Raspberry Cormeal) but made with a essential oil blend.
Sweet Pink Sugar
Chocolate French Vanilla Nut
Lemon Ginger
Jasmine Rose

All with these great soaps will come Shampoos & Conditioners. Yes finally. I am not sure if these shampoos & conditioners will do well on Etsy so I will only have them available th…

Welcome To My World

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I want to take you into my world of soap making. I am still fairly new at soap making (1 Yr in July 2008). I started making my soaps from scratch in July 2007 so I am still fairly new at this new found talent. I so love it and hopefully as the years go on, I can get better and better at it. Not only do I love it to sell, but I love it because I love creating my own soaps from scratch. I get such a kick out of seeing my last soap being unmolded and testing it under water and seeing how it foams and lather right in my hand just from making it 24 hours ago. It is a amazing feeling to know you created something from your very own hands. PLEASE BARE WITH ME AS THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT SHOWING YOU HOW I MAKE MY SOAPS.

Ok lets start. Where do I start? I start by collecting all the things I need to begin my soap making quest.

I need my:

Oils, sodium hydroxide, goggles, apron, gloves, jacket (to protect my arms from splatter), scale, pitcher, thermometers, color that will be used (if any), ot…

Just Because They Say It's Natural Doesn't Mean It Is

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I don't profess to be the soap expert or a Miss Know it all but I am a soap maker and we as soap makers make our soaps so differently from each other. I do a lot of research into ingredients and in no way can someone who buys ready made soap claim their soaps are all natural. I see all the time where a soap says "All Natural Soap". I can't even make that claim on some of my very own soaps due to the fragrance oils I use in my soap. BUT I do use all natural oils and my soaps are made from scratch. That is the difference between homemade soaps and store bought or ready made soaps.

Some prefer to use the easy method which is using the Melt and Pour method. It is very easy and if you mess up you can always start over. I actually like using melt and pour. Many many sellers use this soap base but for me it is not something I would use on a regular basis.

Why you ask? Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES) almost all store bought soaps. While…

A Warm Thank You

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I want to say Thank You to all the wonderful Esty Sellers that I have featured on my blog. It has been so much fun. I hoped that being on my blog has generated some views and or some sales for you. I will definitely continue featuring shops from Etsy. I love meeting these sellers and seeing what they are all about and how they got started. Much thanks and cheers to you and your Etsy shops.

~Michelle

NEW FEATURED ETSY SELLER

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Why yes I have stumbled upon another great Etsy seller. Who is it this week? The shop is called Designtalentedone I saw some really unique items in this shop that you must stop by and check out. Here are my 3 item picks from their shop.

I like to call this the snake light!!Or a beautiful sculpture that you yourself can create!,,,How cool is that? Imagine what you can do with this type of light. You can bend it in any shape or form. Use it for soft lighting at parties, a night light, a light to display hanging jewelry on. Use your imagination here, what fun can you have with this light?? You can wrap it around things and you can move the fabric back and forth to be thicker in one area or thinner allowing more light, it's yours to design.

The Snake light/sculpture light is made by a parallel serial grouping of micro bulb, they are protected by pvc envelope. Power supply 120 volts. On and off switch. Length 3 feet and 8 inches, cord is 3 feet 9 inches. First plug it in when you get i…

What Kind of Thinker am I?

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I think this is pretty accurate description of myself. Try it for yourself at the link below. :-)



Your Thinking is Abstract and Random




You are flexible, adaptable, and creative.

There's many ways that you can learn - and you're up for any of them.



You relate well to other people, and you do well working in groups.

You can help people communicate together and work with each other's strengths.



You don't work well with people who are competitive or adversarial.

You prefer to work toward a common goal... not toward conflicting goals.

What Kind of Thinker Are You?