Mother's day is just 3 weeks away, and with our family gathering together today on Easter, it brought back memories of my mother. She is no longer with us as she passed into our Heavenly Fathers hands in April 1995. I thought it fitting to start a blog post of your favorite memory of your mother. It could be something that happened years ago or something more recent. For everyone who leaves a memory (comment) I will enter your name into a free soap give away. The names of all the entries will be put in a hat and I will draw one name on Monday, May 12. The winner will receive 2 bars of the soap of your choice, and that includes free shipping! I will get the memories started by sharing a favorite memory of my own mother.
My memory goes back many years as I grew up on a family fruit and vegetable farm. In the summer month of June we would have to get up at the crack of dawn and get ourselves out into the garden to pick strawberries. Dad worked away from the home and so my mother was our boss. My cousins and my brother and I had pick all the strawberries that were ripe for the picking and then we would sell them by the roadside stand. I remember always disliking picking in the early morning as the dew would be very heavy on the ground and leaves. My mother, even though she was the boss, would allow us to still have some fun. After we had picked for a while, someone would pick a bad or overripe berry and throw it at one of us, and it did not take long we had ourselves a good strawberry fight. Mom would let it go for as long as she could stand it and then she would finally use her boss skills, and restore order by saying, "All right, Children, time to get back to work." Those were great memories that have been passed down in stories that I am sure have grown a little bigger then they actually were. "Thanks for the memories Mom".
Also, with Mother's Day coming soon, what a great time to purchase some of our soaps or lotions to give as a gift to your mother. You could even put together a gift basket for her, or you can purchase one of our already packaged gift baskets, or I will put together a specially designed one for you with the products of your choice. Soaps are a great gift to give to someone you love and will last for many weeks, unlike flowers, or candy that last just a few days, and besides... soaps are calorie free.
Our daughter-in-law, Melissa, was the winner of our new soap contest in March so I had to do some research on how to make it, and how it should smell. So off to Google and see what actually is a Passion Fruit, and a Guava plant. I came up with the colors of Green and Yellow. I was actually able to get the scent I needed for this and, Oh Yes, it smells great! The yellow, as you can see, came out great, but the green came out orange when poured into the mold and then changed to purple as you can see in the completed bar in the picture below. I guess I will have to do some more research on how to make soap green. Even though it is not the color I had planned, I think it still is a beautiful looking bar of soap. I hope you enjoy it, Melissa, when it is available in a month. I know just smelling it here in my office makes me look forward to trying it myself.
Thanks for stopping by,
Special Of The Month
For the month of April I am trying to boost my on-line sales and so for the rest of the month I am offering free shipping for any order of $25.00 or more. Normally you would need to order $50.00 to receive this free shipping. Also for the this month I am asking all my Facebook friends to help get the word out about my soaps. Please like and share any post you see from me this month. By sharing it with your friends and then they share with their friends, well, you get the picture.
Today we drew the name for the winner of the New Soap Contest. See the video below to find out who the winner is.
Melissa has chosen Passionfruit Guava. I will have to do some research on that scent and come up with a great recipe. Melissa will receive one free bar of this soap and another product of her choosing. Thanks again for all your input and I hope to make many of the ideas you sent in.