Hippos and Bunnies and Cuteness – Oh My!

You guys, remember that really cool hippo I crocheted for my niece last year? (Still one of my all time favorite things I’ve ever made with my own two hands.) Well…my mom loved it so much that she started making more of them!


AND…she makes these super adorable bunnies:


Ridiculously cute, right?

Well…lucky you, she has decided she’d like to start selling some of these cuties! Here is a flyer with more information and more pictures: Edie’s Crochet Animals

And there’s still plenty of time to get an order in for a memorable Christmas present (although act fast before she fills up!).

Announcing Azalea Pine Bathworks

I’m so excited to announce that I’m just weeks away from launching Azalea Pine Bathworks! We’re launching with a handful of products in time for the holiday season, with LOTS more in store for 2016! Sign up for our newsletter to be the FIRST to know when the site is launched, and receive a coupon for 10% off your first order!


You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram! I’ll be posting some sneak peaks soon. :-)

Soap Panel RESULTS

Soap Panel

Yep – it’s finally time to learn the results of the June soap panel. As a recap, here is what went down:

  • 35 wonderful people volunteered to try out six variations of soap bases (22 of you completed the survey – THANK YOU!)
  • While each soap variation was colored just to tell them apart, there were no scents used as I was focusing on how the soap FEELS; and looking to identify if specific ingredients were worthy of being included

So what did the results show?

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Soap Panel Results – COMING SOON!

I haven’t forgotten about sharing out the results from the June 2015 Soap Panel, promise! Some of you may know, but right in the middle of conducting this soap panel I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer. I’m doing REALLY GOOD! We caught it super early…I’ve just been dealing with the diagnosis and recovering from my surgery. (I’ve been journaling throughout the whole process if you’re interested in any details – this link will take you the journal with the oldest posts first so you can read them in order.) The key thing to know is that I really am doing very well – recovering well, didn’t need chemo or radiation, and feeling good!

I still have another surgery ahead of me later this year, but it’s (almost) time to get back to soap making! This weekend, I’ll be reviewing all the survey responses again (to refresh my memory) and summarizing those to share with you. Here at home, we’re testing the first trial formulations for the first product line (whoop whoop!) and I’m ready to start the next test batch with some modifications; and revisiting my product launch checklist to readjust the schedule. While the product/company launch has been delayed, I still have a goal of at least a soft launch with some products in time for the holidays.

I’ll also be announcing the new company name soon – just waiting for my wonderful graphic designer husband to get me at least a temporary logo to use for all my social media presences. (He’s been a little per-occupied, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Stay tuned!

Soap Panel Spots FILLED

Soap Panel

Wow! I’m completely overwhelmed and so appreciative of everyone’s support. In less than 24 hours, all spots in my first Soap Panel have been filled! I’ll be emailing everyone shortly to confirm that you’re in and will try and move up the timeline to get these samples out to you.