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Monday, February 28, 2011

I am in a Artifre Collection

My soap is feature in this collection so stop by and check it out. Comments and ratings are sure welcomed :-)

March Madness Soap Sale




Yup it is that time again. I must move out current inventory to make room for new soaps for the Spring and Summer. I have a bunch of new soaps that will be ready in about 4 weeks to be listed but I need to make room.

Starting March 1-7 for one week only we will be having a March Madness soap sale. All soaps will be 15% off. If you have a current coupon code you may use that coupon code for more savings. No coupon is needed for the sale. Prices will reflect the sale. So stop by our Etsy shop or our Artfire studio to get your soaps madness on!!! We will be sending out our newsletter too as a reminder of the sales.

We would really love it if you can spread the word around to you Facebook or Tweet our sale for us. :-)

Thanks for stopping by.
Michelle

PS: I am currently trying to decide which background to use for my blog so please bare with me. I have a hard time making a decision on what background to use. So if you see different backgrounds, this is the reason why. I can't decide!!! :-)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday Featured Item Of The Day

Lemon Cornmeal Cold Process Soap




This lovely soap is made using the cold process soap making method. It has a wonderful lather and skin softening oils to make your skin feel soft and clean. It is scented with a light Lemon fragrance.Perfect for those that are sensitive to heavy perfumed soaps. It has a light gentle exfoliate that will not irritate your skin. Great for the entire family to use.

Each bar weighs approx 3.5-4.0 oz.

Ingredients: Distilled water, sodium hydroxide, Palm Kernel oil, Coconut oil, Sweet Almond Oil, organic cornmeal, fragrance and color.

Stop by our Artfire Studio and give it a try. Click Here

Have a great Hump Day.:-)
Michelle

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Black History Feature

George Washington Carver



In 1864, July 12, George Washington was born near Diamond, Missouri. Apparently, Moses Carver purchased Mary, George’s mother on October 9, 1855 from William P. McGinnis. One night raiders kidnapped him along with his mother and sister. Moses Carver rescued George and brought him home. Moses and his wife raised George Washington as their own child. They allowed him to use the surname "Carver". Hence George Washington became George Washington Carver.

He had to travel around 10 miles south of Diamond Grove to reach his school. He attended a one-room schoolhouse, the only school where blacks were accepted. George received his high school diploma from Minneapolis High School.

In 1887, George Washington joined Simpson College in Indianola. In 891, he became the first African-American student to be admitted in Iowa State Agricultural College. He received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1894 and his postgraduate degree in 1896.

George Washington Carver’s Inventions

Booker T. Washington offered George Washington Carver a faculty position in Normal and Industrial Institute for Negroes,Tuskegee, in 1897. While at Tuskegee, Carver studied the problems faced by farmers who grew cotton and developed a method for conserving nutrients in soil. This method was known as crop rotational method. This is one of many and most important inventions of George Washington Carver. He insisted on planting crops such as peanuts, sweat potato and pecans to enrich the soil after every cotton harvest.

Carver was instrumental in creating new markets for farmers by discovering three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds of uses for pecans, sweet potatoes and soybeans. The crop rotational method is considered as a significant achievement of George Washington Carver because during the 19th century American economy was an agricultural economy.

George Washington Carver invented dyes of 500 different shades from agricultural crops. Initially, textile dyes were imported from Europe. He researched widely at developing industrial products from agricultural crops.

In 1927, G.W. Carver invented the process of producing paints and stains from soybeans. He was given three patent rights for this process. A point noteworthy is George Washington Carver never patented or received profits for most of his inventions and discoveries. This what he would say about his inventions "God gave them to me, How can I sell them to someone else?".

George Washington Carver worked along with Henry Ford to develop synthesized rubber from soybean.

He invented the " Cook Stove Chemistry". This was formulated to improve the diet of the families who were not in a position to afford meat and was low in protein and vitamins. He encouraged the consumption of cow peas and peanuts as alternative sources of protein. He was lovingly called as "Plant doctor" and his nickname was "peanut".

In spite of his inventions, Carver had patent rights for just three products. A few of the products he developed from peanuts were peanut butter, most favored butter among sandwich lovers; shaving cream, wood stain, leather and cloth dye, laxative, hair tonic and so on. Some of the food products that he had invented from peanuts include salad oil, instant coffee, coca, mayonnaise and so on. He invented flour, sugar, yeast, wood stains, medicines and cattle feed and many more from sweet potatoes.

In 1940, he contributed his entire savings for the establishment of Carver Research Foundation at Tuskegee. In 1977, George Washington Carver was elected to the " Hall of Fame for Americans." In 1990, he became the first African-American to the "National Inventors Hall of Fame", in Akron, Ohio. In 1943, at the age of 79 George Washington Carver left for heavenly abode.

His Death

Upon returning home one day, Carver took a bad fall down a flight of stairs; he was found unconscious by a maid who took him to a hospital. Carver died January 5, 1943, at the age of 78 from complications (anemia) resulting from this fall. He was buried next to Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee University. Due to his frugality, Carver's life savings totaled $60,000, all of which he donated in his last years and at his death to the Carver Museum and to the George Washington Carver Foundation.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Time In a Bottle

I love the look and feel of old vintage bottles. I have a couple of old Cola bottles from the 70's that inspired me to create this collection. Stop by and check it out. Rates and comments are welcomed.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mike Tompkin's Version of Only Girl

Ok I have to admit, this is the first time I am hearing of Mike Tompkins and I am in love with him. I couldn't believe he made this entire song with his mouth and he is a cutie patootie too. A Plurk friend of mine gave me the link to this song because I said I like the original but find the chorus of Rhianna's version a bit annoying and was turned off by it. Thank you Mike for making a new version of this song.This is so much better than the original. No offense to Rhianna. I am sure she has put a lot of hard work into her version too. Stop by Mike's Youtube page and view other songs he has done.

So what do you think? Ya Or Nay

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hand Picked Collection Items Just for Men

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Black History Feature



Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American athlete. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960.

Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely at 4.5 lbs., with 21 brothers and sisters, and caught infantile paralysis (caused by the polio virus) as a very young child. She recovered, but wore a brace on her left leg and foot which had become twisted as a result. By the time she was twelve years old, she had also survived scarlet fever, whooping cough, chickenpox, and measles. Her family drove her regularly from Clarksville, Tennessee to Nashville, Tennessee for treatments to straighten her twisted leg.




In 1952, 12-year-old Wilma Rudolph finally achieved her dream of shedding her handicap and becoming like other children. Wilma's older sister was on a basketball team, and Wilma vowed to follow in her footsteps. While in high school, Wilma was on the basketball team when she was spotted by Tennessee State track and field coach Edward S. Temple. Being discovered by Temple was a major break for a young athlete. The day he saw the tenth grader for the first time, he knew he had found a natural athlete. Wilma had already gained some track experience on Burt High School's track team two years before, mostly as a way to keep busy between basketball seasons.[6]

While she was attending Burt High School, Rudolph became a basketball star, setting state records for scoring and leading her team to the state championship. By the time she was 16, she earned a berth on the U.S. Olympic track and field team and came home from the 1956 Melbourne Games with an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay

In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games.[1] A track and field champion, she elevated women's track to a major presence in the United States. She is also regarded as a civil rights and women's rights pioneer. Along with other 1960 Olympic athletes such as Cassius Clay, who later became Muhammad Ali, Rudolph became an international star due to the first international television coverage of the Olympics that year.

New Labels

I have been working on some new labels for 2011. Nothing fancy but not that much different than what I had before. I wanted something with a boutique style to it. And yes I did them myself. I don't have an professional printer to do them as I would be constantly changing them as I am never satisfied with how they look or what I really want. Yeah I am like that. I can never decide how I want them to look. But I think I am satisfied with them. Most of the bottles will look the same and I am not sure how I will be changing the jars. I may just leave the jars alone for now but this is the new look. Ingredients are on the side of the labels so no separate labels for ingredients.

Shea Butter Lotions 8oz and 4 oz bottles.












New Organic Castile Body Wash












Air and Linen Sprays. A slight change on these labels but not much.







New Soft & Silky Body Powders










Thanks for stopping by
Michelle
Pegasus Soaps
Etsy

Monday, February 7, 2011

Be My Valentine