December 30, 2011

It's Been A While

A soapy line up in the winter sun.

It's been a while since there has been even a semblance of soapiness on this blog and I apologize. I did take just a bit of time today to play with a new prop I recently received- it's a very cool wine crate don't you think? You might just see it around on my market table here and there.

December 24, 2011

A Happy for You on Christmas Eve

 Enjoy! Feliz Navidad!!!

December 23, 2011

A Christmas Wish from Me to You..

Even the Grinch caught on to the meaning of Christmas-

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?" Dr. Seuss~

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of peace and light....

December 18, 2011


Recently, the folks over at Tiny Texas Houses hosted an essay contest-the grand prize=a Tiny Texas House of course! Tiny Texas Houses link the future to the past by utilizing materials from salvaged buildings to create new and sustainable tiny houses.Tiny Texas houses are about so much more than the obvious,they are about keeping American craftsmanship and ingenuity alive, self reliance, reclaiming valuable resources,affordability, and kindness to our planet through a more sustainable way of life...

I thought I would share with you my submission. I put a lot of thought into what a Tiny Texas House means to me-and some day I know I will make one of these lovely abodes Home.

 "Upon first reading about the Tiny Texas House concept, I’ve felt a magnetic sort pull to a more authentic lifestyle. A genuine lifestyle connected to the simple things; like the land, the trees, and the sky above. I long for the chance for time to slow down, to experience the wonder of a sprouting seed transforming into an edible delight. I love that I can put this beautiful abode, in the perfect spot where the dappled sunlight greets the dewy morning grasses and the evening sky signals a hush over the land. While clearly a Tiny Texas House is small in stature – it’s big in ways that can’t be bought. A Tiny Texas house is not a ball and chain that tethers itself to its owner. A Tiny Texas House is symbolic of less means more-more freedom to live the life I was meant to live – with more time to explore the world around, more time to give to others, more time to contemplate my purpose. Day by day, I feel the layers of years of responsibility evaporate until they are but a light and gentle mist. I flourish within the aged walls as they insulate me from the noise of the world outside. The floor beneath my feet grounds me with its past. The simplicity of this life nourishes my soul. I feel at HOME."

December 12, 2011

Quote of the Day

" We do not go to work only to earn an income, but to find meaning in our lives. What we do is a large part of what we are." Alan Ryan~

December 9, 2011

DAM-(Downtown Art Market-that is.)

Lots of these lovingly handmade soaps and hand balms will be with us at the -
Downtown Art Market-tomorrow 
Dec. 10, 9-3 p.m.

Tierra Verde Handmade Soaps will be participating in the Lubbock Downtown Art Market (DAM) at 1820 Buddy Holly Avenue from 9-3 p.m. The weather promises to be a bit chilly starting out, but come early for the good stuff. I've even heard that Santa will be making an appearance, so you can place your order with Saint Nick himself and then shop handmade and local for your loved ones.

If you should miss picking up some Tierra Verde goodnesss at the Downtown Art Market- don't worry- you can always head on over to Hodge Podge Design at 26th and Boston for a wide range of artisan made Tierra Verde Handmade Soaps and all natural hand balms in Citrus Honey, Lavender Honey and Lemon Honey.

December 6, 2011

Feedback Favorite

As posted yesterday on my Facebook page- a kind comment that made my day!

"I love your soaps. Every time my husband showers with the vanilla-patchouli in the morning, it makes me smile. I loooove the gentle smell of the patchouli. Very gentle and warm instead of overpowering." ~ SR

Don't forget to leave feedback for your favorite artisans-it can make someones' day. :-))

December 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."
~ Lucille Ball