June 30, 2011
June 29, 2011
As many of you know, I have been using solid shampoo since April. Though it took me a bit to find the right combination of oils and super fat I have to say that my hair has finally settled in nicely to the very latest formula. My hair is very thick and tends to be very heavy-I have to say that with the new regimen my hair seems to have much more volume, and just seems clean and happy in general. Yay!
I would also like to add that my 19 year old son recently acquired one of my shampoo rounds to try and his hair has never looked better - a noticeable difference. He was over the other day and I could instantly see that it was far less oily and in fact shiny. He told me he was rather impressed, and was totally sold on solid shampoo. So there you have it.
June 25, 2011
A peck of peppers - aren't they pretty?
More peppers-in vibrant red
Water lily at the water feature section of Wildseed Farms
A rock planter filled with a complementary chartreuse planting.
Spectacularly colorful field of Zinnias
June 24, 2011
June 22, 2011
I decided to tweak my round packaging just a bit. I really love the pleating and texture more in the front, so the back is now the front-love it!
June 21, 2011
These days when every customer counts, what are some steps you can take to keep your customers in your corner ? Over the next 7 weeks I will post 7 ways to make your customers love you. Tip # 4 Stay In Touch/Relationship Building
June 19, 2011
Back in May, my soaping buddy Jen of the ever hopping Jenora Soaps blog and creator of Naturalmente Meditterraneo soaps purchased some Tierra Verde Handmade Soaps to give them a try. I am happy to report that they were well received - whew! You can read her kind and gracious review here. Thank you so much Jen, and I am so glad to know you were happy with them. xoxo Michele
Here are the soaps she tried out>>>
June 18, 2011
June 17, 2011
June 16, 2011
June 15, 2011
When Michele asked me to write a guest post for her blog from the viewpoint of a newbie to the craft show/fair circuit, I was delighted and more than a little surprised. And when I say newbie, trust me. I am a newbie. My first craft show was in April. I have done two since then and I am gearing up for my fourth show on June 18th. I feel a little more comfortable, a little more confident with each show I do. Although I do have to admit to having some severe nerves about my upcoming show. Oh well, this too will pass. I guess. I hope.
I am a book lover and have been since I was a little girl. I have surrounded myself with books and am currently passing that love on to my sons. It seemed almost natural to incorporate books into my packaging somehow. I found this old book around that I was not going to read but I loved the look of the old pages -- thick, yellowed with age and soft. A band of paper wrapped around the soap met all the criteria. It most definitely was me. It was simple but pleasing to the eye. It was inexpensive, actually free this time but I will be able to find other old books for very little money at used bookstores in the future. I cut out the tags by hand with the name of the soap on the facing side and a list of ingredients printed on the back side. I am also a knitter so the yarn was something I always have on hand too. The only real expense of my packaging is the stamp I use. I have an artist friend who makes hand carved stamps and I asked her if she could make a stamp for me. She did and I love it. The bird provides that little splash of colour .
June 14, 2011
These days when every customer counts, what are some steps you can take to keep your customers in your corner ? Over the next 7 weeks I will post 7 ways to make your customers love you. Tip No. 3
Repeat business or behavior can be bribed. Loyalty has to be earned.
You don't earn loyalty in a day. You earn loyalty day- by-day.
June 13, 2011
Tomorrow, June 14 is Flag Day-so to celebrate Tierra Verde Handmade Soaps is having a 14% off on the 14th sale. Be sure to stop by our online store to pick up some goodies!
June 12, 2011
Downtown Fredericksburg, Texas - charming,historical,beautiful and kitchy all rolled into one fun touristy experience. I have to say that I have a delightful fascination with kitchy touristy stuff. I mean who doesn't love to walk down the street and spy through the store window dancing garlic and hot sauce? Or an automated horse ride that takes you back in time, to being 6 years old outside of the Piggly Wiggly? I love that the assault of color and the complete unexpected randomness of what awaits you at the next quaint little shop.
June 10, 2011
During our whirlwind trip to the hill country, we were excited to note that the water was soft(as opposed to the hard mineral laden water we have at home.) The funny thing was that even though the water was soft-the daily shower was like being sandblasted. (Yes, there is such a thing as too much water pressure.)Yikes! Anyway, despite having to strategically direct the forceful water where it would make the least discomfort-it was interesting to note how the soap reacted to the difference in water. Not only were the bubbles quite a bit more prolific than at home, the sf was also more pronounced-leaving our skin nice and conditioned for the day.
June 9, 2011
We took a mad dash trip to the hill country, and it was a looong drive home. Thought I would leave you with something pretty - until tomorrow.
June 6, 2011
These days when every customer counts, what are some steps you can take to keep your customers in your corner ? Week Two-Dependability
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Patchouli is considered an important oil for bringing about the balance of relaxation and stimulation.
- Patchouli is said to bring the three forces of the body creativity, heart center and intellect into sync.
- It is also said that patchouli may bring about prosperity and abundance. Hmmm- really?
June 4, 2011
June 3, 2011
June 1, 2011
those are my finger prints on the very cold tower o' soap