Friday, November 30, 2007

For Someone Who Doesn't Like Tea...

Now, come on!  Do I have a tea buying habit?  I drink tea about 10 times a year, so what's with all the many different teas in my pantry?  I don't even think I laid them all out for you to see.  I started to get concerned.... I did the "how many jelly beans are in the jar contest" guess, and I think I have like over 130 tea bag. 

So if I drink 3 cafe lattes a day, how come I have one bag of Starbucks Espresso and over 100 tea bags?  

You do the math.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Softy Galore + Mini Me Gift Sets

Softy Galore Gift Set
The 007 Of Winter Skin Care
$45 (retails for $62)

Mini Me Gift Set
Worth One MILLION Dollars
$29 (retails for $42)

My husband wrote the copy on these gift sets after I came up with the names.  I absolutely love his sense of humor!  

These gifts at these prices are only available during this holiday season.  Does it get anymore shag-a-delic than this?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Beauty Banter Review: Product Body

Sarah Howard of Beauty Banter wrote an awesome review about Product Body.  I sent her our Crush On You, Whipped Shea Butter and Cream and it seems she loved it (blush).  She has a wonderful blog that is a daily read of mine.  Product reviews, beauty trends and makeup tips ... Sarah is an all around style maven.

Thank you, Sarah.  I Think I Love You (The Partridge Family reference)

You Have One Body.  Make It A Product Body.  

:) yeah, baby

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ski Bomb

We have tried to create an all natural potent body product that is focused on protecting the skin from the elements, especially the cold and blustery weather.  Contains zero water, is all natural and can be used just about anywhere on your body... to protect and moisturize.  

In addition to the long list of healing butters, beeswax and oil and vitamin E, Ski Bomb contains SAL butter which treats: chapped, dry and rough skin from cold weather, frostbite, sunburn and contains a low percentage of spf, naturally.   You can even use this if you so desire, as a hair butter.

It's super salve!

To see, check it out at Product Body Shop.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Photos of our holiday gift boxes and special offers will be coming so keep your eyes peeled for them at Product Body Shop (my handmade body products shop). Great packaging, many gift choices and most of all, freshly made by hand products that smell divine!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

So Pretty And Blue

I need this in my hand right now.  Where is the nearest cupcake shop?  Damn, I miss NYC!! There are no cupcake factories or bakeries within miles here! Although, I saw a sign the other day of a new cupcake shop coming soon about 2 miles from my house.  I will take my camera on opening day.  

Can't wait!!

I'm A Brunette Again

The red turned to pumpkin orange, so I went back. I like this picture of me.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I love BUST magazine! Not only did we get the most amazing product review from Jess Holland last year, but we have taken a small ad space in the back in this issue. If you go buy BUST, you''ll get the coupon from the ad...... ;-)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Let's Honor Them

We went to an Air Show in Stuart yesterday for the whole day which included an air show, rides, parked planes + copters, boys in the Navy and Air Force and their rockin' machines. We got to walk on planes and sit in the jump seats.

Me with an Air Force plane. This plane could transport SIX Black Hawks at once (minus their blades)

Old fighter plane from the 50's riding side by side with an F16. These fly-bys were honoring the old and the new veterans of war. ~~~~Chills~~~~

I got so carried away with the uniforms and planes and copters and the sounds of jets blowing past, I inquired about the Navy. Now, I knew I was getting old, but this was the real eye opener- get this... I'm too old to join, even if I wanted to. The cut-off date is 33. I am, sadly, 37 years old.

That didn't help my headache.

The planes were awesome. Honestly, when F16's go by my whole body tuns to gel. An, of course, when they did the Missing Man Formation overhead, I cried as I do EVERY time I see that live.

(See my eyes? You can tell I have a headache! Desmond was my protector :))

Friday, November 9, 2007

Soap Photo Contest At The Soap Bar

Get your handmade soap photo to me by the end of this Saturday, November 10th. Go see the rules of the photo contest over at The Soap Bar Blog. Here is one entry, just to give you an example (sent by Steph at

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Real Cookie Monsters....

I don't know how I ended up at Tim Boucher's blog. Isn't it funny how looking for beautiful cupcakes online led me to "big mouth-o-cookies"?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I Have Been Tagged

"What does it mean to be tagged? This is a blogging game where each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about him or herself. People who are tagged need to then report this fact on their blog along with their 7 things, as well as these rules. They then tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They're also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog."

So you want the juice on me?

1. I'm co-dependent. I have a tendency to make sure the people around me get what they need without thinking too much about how it will effect me. It comes from love, I tell ya!

2. I have a thing for late 60's early 70's muscle cars (mostly mopar) - Love old International Scouts, too! (cars, not the boys)

3. I continually do my own hair - cutting, dying...etc. because I am no good at delayed gratification at ALL. My friend Lola is always shaking her head at me. (She is a hair stylist in Williamsburg, NY).

4. I hate the cold, dark weather.

5. Eating out is one of my guilty pleasures.

6. I talk in my sleep.

I destroy common idioms - I can't ever remember them properly.
Example: A few years ago I wanted to say,"you threw a wrench in the works" and it came out "you threw a bone in the fan". My husband loved it so much, it has turned into a common saying around here and we use it all the time... How is it I remember that? (my kids are screwed).

Funny, I was just trying to remember the darn idiom and I asked my husband, Brad,"is it: a monkey in the wrench?" Of course, he laughed at me. I am hopeless.

Okay, I fessed up. So now I tag:

Soap Queen Anne-Marie
Stellar Beauty Jeannie
Playing With Soap Steph
Beauty Addict Kristen
Makeup Bag Erica Valente
Jewel Box Dreams Susanna
Rare Bird Finds Sharla and Mei Lynn

Can't wait to see what confessions/stories they have to share.

Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run - A German flick with Franka Potente - love her! Anyway, since seeing this flick, I have always wanted to dye my hair red. Fast forward 10 years, I pulled the trigger.

I share:

You can spot me a mile away!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Scent Poll

Would you want to slather your body with your favorite holiday scent? Or wash with it? I came up with a few choices of possible faves, but please, add your own in the comment section.

1. Gingersnaps
2. Pumpkin pie
3. Hot Apple Pie
4. Champagne
5. Egg nog
6. Turkey and stuffing (joke)

Please let us know. Polls make for good returns....

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Clorox Buys Burt's Bees! (a reprint)

This is reprinted verbatim from Soap & The Finer Things

Bleach manufacturer Clorox is the latest big player to muscle into the naturals market with the acquisition of Burt's Bees for $925m.

Large companies are beginning to pick off small natural and organic personal care firms to capitalize on the growth of the niche market and ultimately boost its top-line growth.

On its current double-digit growth path
Burts Bees is set to achieve sales of $170m in 2007, which is around five times less than the price Clorox paid for the company.

Justifying the high price is the sales potential of Burt's Bees. Clorox expects the
acquisition to provide an additional two points of sales growth in the fiscal years 2008 and 2009.

Clorox CEO Donald Knauss said: "This acquisition allows us to enter a growing market that's consistent with consumer megatrends."

"The Burt's Bees brand is well-anchored in sustainability and health and wellness, and we believe it will benefit from natural and 'green' tailwinds"

Organic Monitor director Amarjit Sahota told that Colorox will also benefit from the green image of Burt's Bees.

As for Burt's Bees, Sahota questioned whether the move would be in the long-term interests of the firm, despite the deal meaning that Burt's Bees products will be sold through mainstream retail channels.

He said: "We expect Burt's Bees to become damaged by the acquisition because of its impact on customer and retailer perceptions of the brand."

In a recent interview with Sahato expressed concern that multinationals with strong established retail channels are marginalising smaller brands and selling diluted natural and organic products.

He called for tighter regulation of the naturals market to prevent companies from selling 'natural' cosmetics that contain relatively few natural ingredients.

Burt's Bees, which was previously owned by private equity firm AEA Investors, has been a strong campaigner for greater regulation of natural and organic cosmetics in recent times.

Sahato fears that may not continue after the latest buy-out because of the demands of the mass-market and the fact that Burt's Bees new parent company has no history of selling natural or organic products.

The takeover of Burt's Bees follows two major acquisitions of natural personal care players last year, namely L'Oreal's acquisition of Body Shop and Colgate-Palmolive buy-out of Tom's of Maine.

Thank you, Anne-Marie, friend and guru of all things, soap and biz related.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Crush On You with Sprinkles!

Yesterday in the attempt to make a more affordable shopping experience for those who are having trouble pulling the trigger on $22.00 for a 9 ounce body scrub, I played around with our Crush On You in Pecan Praline with red sugar sprinkles in a 4.75 ounce jar. I really like the sprinkles. I have gotten into the whole decoration aspect of things lately. ( We made our son's chocolate chip costume with my husband this Halloween).

Looks good enough to eat, I think. When I formulate, sometimes the scents are so appealing and foodie-good, that it takes everything in me not to eat the stuff. I have to say, it doesn't taste very good... I have tried it.

I am continuing to crack the whip on myself. I must make holiday goodies for the (you guessed it) holidays. Fun fun goodies.