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My 3000th Sale!!!

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Well I did it I finally did it, I just reached my 3000th sale at Etsy. Wow I never thought I would see the day when I see 3000 posted at my shop. As I look back on my years at Etsy, there were some ups and downs and even some shut downs. People think it is easy to sell online and it is by far the hardest because you pretty much have to prove yourself and with bath and body it is even harder when there are so many bath and body shop to choose from.  At times I was ready to just give up and walk away when business was pretty much at a stand still. My husband told me to take some time away and think about your products and what you want others to get from them. So I took a long time off from website and from my Etsy shop and totally changed everything. Photos (which is still challenge for me today), descriptions and improving my products and labels.  Over the years I have gone through so many product labels, I lost count but I am happy that I took some time and tried to brand myself wit…

Why I Love Formula One Racing

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Now for something totally not related to handcrafted soaps.  I hope you enjoy it.

Many people don’t know that I am a huge Formula One fan. I once told someone that I was a huge fan and they were like “Formula One?” Many folks don’t know but Formula One races are held all around the world, not just in Europe as many believe.  F1 has races in Asia (China, Korean, Japanese, India), United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, North and South America (Canada, US, Brazil) just to name a few.  For 2014, additional races are planned for Moscow and New Jersey.

How did I get started watching F1.  My love for Formula One began in back in 2010.  My husband was watching a race one afternoon and he said “come on sit and watch this with me”, I showed no interest in watching racing.  I have given Nascar a chance many times and I just couldn’t get into it. Not because I did not understand it or know the ins and outs of the it, I just didn’t care for cars constantly going around in a circle fo…

Help Donate

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You can donate and help out my friends children and their classmates.  It always feels good to be a hero to children!

Funds are for the Effort Christian School and Preschool

You can contribute to this project in two ways: Give credit so that the project owner can purchase supplies for his or her project (preferred by most project owners; the project owner will only be able to purchase items from the project's supply list), or purchase specific supplies and contribute those. 

Give 1.00. 5.00 or 10.00 anything will help or you can buy and donate supplies. Check here for all the  details

Or you can  Contact Theresa Landow (teri@thebeadedbranch.com) about this list

Thanks for stopping by
Michelle

Perfect Liner For Your Mold

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So I have been asked before what do I use to line my molds with. I use freezer paper. This is great to use with  Cold process or Hot Process Soap. I hope this is very useful for those that are new to soap making.
 I got this idea a few years back from someone I saw online using this method and I couldn't figure out how to line my mold with. So if you are interested here is how I line my mold.  I am not very good at teaching anyone anything or giving out tutorials so please bare with me. I hope you get the idea on how to do this as it was difficult trying to do this with one hand on the camera and one hand trying to show you
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1. I start out with a wooden mold. This is one of my many molds that I use. This is a 4lb soap mold. I use this mold for most of my soaps. I have another one similar to this but it is a 3lb mold. So lets start with this.

2. Freezer paper. Freezer paper can be bought and any grocery store or Walmart where you would find the aluminum foil and trash ba…

Item Of The Week.

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Leave in Hair Detangler Spray  4 oz spray bottle

This is our new Leave in Detangler. If you suffer with tangled hair like I do, then this is the product for you. The conditioning ingredients of this detangler form a protective layer over the cortex where the cuticle cells have broken away, which creates a protective layer or coating over these rough edges. The protective coating created with conditioner also seals in moisture and reduces static electricity

This detangler works by making the hair cuticles less prone to latch onto each other, which leaves hair tangled. I have really thick wavy hair and this works great on it. Gentle enough to use on kids.

I remember back when I was a child sitting on the floor for hours with my mom or my sister trying to get the tangles out of my hair. It was a nightmare and especially if you have really long hair.

The best part about buying this detangler is that you can pick and choose your favorite scent. Our most popular scents is Honeysuc…