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Thursday, October 30, 2008

My New Song Addiction

Ok so I never heard of Duffy but I heard of the song Mercy. I had no idea a British singer sang it. She has a wonderful throw back voice from the 60's. I wanted to share her recent video

Duffy - Stepping Stone


Lyrics for Stepping Stone

[Verse 1]
I rememeber way back way back when
I said I never wanna see your face again
Cause you were loving yes you were loving somebody else
And I knew oh yes I knew I couldnt control myself
And now they bring you back into my life again
And so I put on a face just like your friends
But I think you know oh yes you know what's going on
Cause the feelings in me oh yes in me are burning strong

[Chorus]

But I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own

[Verse 2]
You used call me up from time to time
And it would be so hard for me not to cross the line
The words of love lay on my lips just like a curse
And I knew oh yes I knew they'd only make it worse
And now you have the nerve to play along
Just like the mistro beats in your song
You get your kicks you get your kicks from playing me
And the less you give the more I want so foolishly

[Chorus]
But I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own...

No I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own

Never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

$1.00 SALE NOW TIL ELECTION DAY



I have a 1.00 off sale going on in my Etsy shop all this week til Election day. Check my "This Weeks Sale" category for all the currently marked down items and save. Everything from soap, body washes, body sprays and much more. Get in on the savings while it last.

It is so important to get your vote out there. There are so many many countries that are being denied their rights to vote. We live in a free society and we have the freedoms to decide who our president will be. So if you are registered to vote, then please do so. It is so important. It doesn't matter who you are voting for. No one will ever know what lever or button you push behind those curtains on Election day. So put all your fears aside and all the things you have heard doing these last months of the election. Believe it or not every vote counts. Vote for the person you think will lead this country out of the problems we have not. It doesn't matter if it is Obama or McCain. Especially for us women and African Americans who use to be denied the rights to vote. So get out there and vote!!!

So don't forget to stop by our Etsy shop to save this week.

~Michelle
Pegasus Handmade Soaps

Monday, October 27, 2008

NEW SOAPS AVAILABLE

Whats New? I have three wonderful new soaps that have arrive at our Etsy store and our Website.

First on the list of new soaps



This is our new Honey Comb Cold Process Soap. Smells amazing and great for all vegan lovers. We did not add any honey in this soap although I wanted to add it but decided against it because I wanted it available to vegans. It has great lather and smell amazing.

Next on the list




This is one of my Back to Basics soaps. New Coral Citrus Spice. It is made with Bergamot, Lime, and Patchouli. I wonderful combination of scents in one bar. It is one of the soaps in our line of basic soaps. No fancy colors or swirls just a basic bar loaded with wonderful oils and scents. This also has a great lather and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Last and definitely not least



This is our White Tea Cold Process Soap. It is another of our Back to Basic soap line. Just a basic bar with on fancy smancy colors or swirls. I have decided to do this so our soaps will be made usable by men as well and for the whole family. My husband don't like using soaps that look to girl or scents that are too girly so this is the reason for the Back to Basic soap line.

This White Tea fragrance is great for both men and women can use. White tea is the principal ingredient; used by the Chinese as an elixir of youth and vitality. Notes include: Artemisia Leaves, Ambrette, White Pepper, White Tea, Musk, Woody Amber.

If you are interested in any of these wonderful new soaps, stop on over to my Etsy shop. If you purchase any of these new soaps or any of my soaps, you will receive a 15% off on any of my soaps. Just put in the message box PHS blog discount and just wait for me to send you a revised Paypal invoice. Thats it!

Thanks for stopping by.
Michelle

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE.....

I know times are tough for people these days with the cost of food, fuel and other major expenses it hard to keep up and I hear so many of my friends and people I know complaining all the time. People are losing hope these trying times but be thankful. There is ALWAYS someone else doing a lot worse than you are. This is for all the folks that are complaining about their day to day life.

I am Thankful:

FOR THE HUSBAND
WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO, AND VIDEO GAME JUNKY,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS OR STRIP JOINT WITH IS FRIENDS.

FOR THE TAXES I PAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED

FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.

FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WALK
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE

FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME

FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING
I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION .

FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.

FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH
WHO SINGS OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR AND I AM ABLE TO ATTEND

FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.

FOR FAMILY MEMBERS THAT IRRITATES ME ALL THE TIME BUT GLAD THAT I HAVE A FAMILY.

FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE AND ABLE TO SEE ANOTHER DAY


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Pet Peeves



Ok we all know of something that others do that really annoys the hell out of ya. As I was driving today, I noticed again how slow someone in front of me was driving. I said to myself "why are they driving so slow". Well as soon as I decided that they were going to continue to drive so slow I decided to just pass. Well as I looked over guess what, Yup you guessed it, they were on the cell phone. You have no idea how much this annoys me. I have been in to many close calls while driving because people want to hold conversations on their cell phone while driving. I myself realize how difficult it is to drive and hold a conversation on the phone. It is distracting.

Ok now other pet peeve of mine is when I am in the movie theater. I can't stand when parents bring young kids (not age appropriate) to movies and they sit there and talk through the whole movie. My last vist to the movies, I had to endure kids behind me kicking my chair constantly, talking through the whole movie. I got so fed up that I had to turn around as politely as the kids behind me to please stop kicking my chair. Of course the parents did nothing to stop them. So I had to get up again and say "look I paid money to come to the theater to watch a movie not listen to your conversations and have you kick my chair" so please stop! then I turned to the the mother and said how would you like if I brought my kids the theater and have them kick the back of your chair and see if you like it! They finally stopped. So annoying

Ok another. Don't get me wrong, I know there are a lot of people that have not entered in the the paperless age yet but I hate when I get in line and someone writes a check. OMG I am like Get with the program, who writes checks anymore. NO offense but I stopped writing checks a couple of years ago. I do everything with my debit/check card since it comes right out of my bank account and do all my bills through e bills from my bank. It just ties up the line waiting.

Another pet peeve, people who talk with their mouths open. That is such bad manners. I can't stand that. Another is when certain people think they are right about EVVERYTHING! Grrrr. I know a couple of people that are like that. That is so annoying.

Do you have any pet peeves? If so lets here them I would love to hear some others. I know you have them as we all do.

Leave a comment and tell me what is your pet peeves.

~Michelle

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Good Customer Service


Why is it so important to have good customer service? To have repeat customers and to have those current customers spread the word to others as to how well you handled their service. In the past weeks I have made some purchases on various selling places. Some were good and some were just not good at all. I am not suggesting in anyway that a seller or business owner kiss the customers butt and I don't believe that customers are always right. Well I have had a few orders that I am still waiting for with no contact at all from the person(s) I have bought from.

As a buyer, I should not be brushed aside because you are too busy to answer emails, think my question is frivolous and a waste of time, or you just don't want to answer. Every potential customer will evaluate you on your customers service and whether to spread the word around about your business.

What I am trying to get at is to give your customers more than what is expected and to handle each customer as if it was you making the purchase. Customer service is key to a successful business. Don't take your customers for granted. If you have too much to handle and too busy to answer you customers emails within a reasonable amount of time, then you shouldn't be in business.

Ok rant is over!
~Michelle

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Glass Pendants!


Ok so I have been making these lately. I just love making them. I started making these lovely glass pendants as gifts. I have given my mom and a few of my friends one. They loved them so much that they have told others and coworkers about them and I haven't stopped making them since. I currently have 10 custom orders for this pendants. My mom wore hers one day during while running her errands and a woman stopped her at the bus stop in Phila and asked where did she get that. She of course told her that her wonderful loving daughter made them. Well not in those exact words but she did give her my email address and she asked me about them Good ole mom. Always backing me up! At first I thought I wasn't that good at making them and so many others are making them that mine will not be any different then what is out there. But people do like them. Now I realize that I can make other things beside soap :-)

Here are some of the pendants I have on sale at Ebay. Shipping is FREE


Powder Puff Blue Pendant



Purple Passion


Thanks for stopping by
~Michelle

Friday, October 10, 2008

BEWARE OF YOUR FLICKR PHOTOS!

Yes thats right, your photos on any photo websharing site is subject to be used without your permission. I have photobucket but my photos are not to be viewed by the public. This was aired this morning on Good Morning America where peoples personal and professional photos have been used to ad campaigns and other commercial advertisements without your permission. I have a flicker account but I chose not to use it for that same reason. I don't want my personal or professional photos exposed so everyone can view them and possibly take and use and never know it. A woman that was on Good Morning America saw a photo of her dog in the outfit she had posted on her flickr account in a sports magazine. It was obvious that the picture was edit to fit in the ad photo. This was so shocking to see. Not to mention a girl had posted a photo of herself with a friend on her flickr account and someone (if I am not mistaken Virgin Mobile) used that photo of her and edited her friend out of the photo to be used in a ad. I was floored.

If you don't mind having the possibility of your photos being used without your permission then that is fine but risk the chance of it being use without your consent or even being paid for it.

So please be aware that your photos are being viewed by the public and it is subject to be used without you permission.

check out Good Morning America for todays link to the story called "Marketing Your Face Without Your Permission" It is a very interesting to know and be informed about how your pictures are being viewed and used without your permission.

~Michelle

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Best Poem Ever!

I love this poem. It speaks volumes. This is by Maya Angelou


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... LOL


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..
one friend who always makes her laugh.. and one who lets her cry...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
a goo d 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 it's 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...

My advice is be yourself...everyone else is
already taken.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More Whipped Soap

Yes it is true! I have another Whipped Soap to add to our growing inventory. I have sold out so many of my other soaps during my soap sale that I am playing catch up. Well I have about 3 batches currently curing at the moment. When I started out making soap I wanted my soaps to be different and unique. I think I have pretty much achieved that I think. Anyway in the past month, my soaps have gotten the much needed exposure it deserves. By running my super sale during the month of August and September, I was able to give my customers to buy my soaps at a really low price and most of the customers were so please to have at least tried my soaps. I have had rave reviews about them and they were so satisfied to have taken advantage of the sale. So I have converted more people in to using more handmade soaps. I think this is a good thing. So I am very pleased about that.

Well next to be added to the Whipped Soap family is my Whipped Mango Sage Soap. Smells heavenly. Someone told me that it looks too good to even use. See that was not my intention to make my soap look edible that no one would use them That is what I was NOT trying to accomplish here. I DO NOT want my soaps to look good enough to eat then no one would buy them. I myself do not like buying soaps that look like food or edible because this would deter me from using them. So I stay away from that. My intentions for my whipped soap to have the whipped light texture not for it to look yummy. Someone today told me that my new whipped soap look too good to use. Ok that made me upset. The sole purpose is to use the soap not to have it sitting on your bathroom sick drawing dust. You get the benefits from using it. Well I was so annoyed by her comment although I know she meant well, I gave her the bar to try it. She later emailed me and told me how wonderful it was to use and the scent was light and not overpowering. She came back and bought the Ultra Violet. So it didn't turn out so bad after all.

So you say you haven't tried our Whipped Cold process soaps yet? and why not? You can stop on over at our website and our Etsy shop for these soap and many other great bath and body products.
~Michelle