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Friday, December 9, 2011

Holidays, Soap Travels + Soap Porn

With the holidays approaching, soap production has slowed A LOT.  Now I am just making more to replenish our depleting stock once the holidays are over.

I think this year I am actually taking a mental vacation from work.  We will actually close up shop for the duration of our children's holiday.  We are well prepared for the holiday shoppers and all packages will ship by the 19th and then we are closed until January.  Feels good to say it out loud and make it "official".  Oh....people can order, but nothing will be processed until January.

Now, I know I promised to take on more with this blog and bring it.  I MEANT it and it is my every intention to do so.  I just get so surprised every year how slammed business and life gets in the months of November and December, so I hope you are all patient with my bringings-ons...

I do have some great news.  I got a small package from Cocobong, who has started "SOAP TRAVELS", a project that will include many countries and their soap makers which is a super fun idea.  Here is how it works:

Julia sent me a parcel with three bars of soap in it.  I received it yesterday and I am super-happy-thrilled-amazed by this whole project.  It is such a great connection between us all.  Included in the package was a bar of her own soap, and two soaps from other soap makers, which I will reveal in my next post (I have no camera and I am typing in the pitch dark).  My job is to choose the soap I want to keep and replace it with one of my own.  I then send the package to the next Soap Travels participants and then, they get to choose what soap they want!  How fun is this going to be??  Cocobong has explained Soap Travels best.

So excited to bring the photos and descriptions to you over the weekend.

Come back to check it out.

I leave you with a photograph of Julia's soap.  This photo makes me want to be a wee little girl and dive into the peaks of that brown soap.  Just imagine being so small and feeling the smoothness of that bar.  Right now.


6 comments:

Jennifer Young said...

Oh I am SOOO excited for you! Can't wait until you pick one and show us! Glad to hear business is well and you can take some holidays. xo Jen

Cocobong Soaps said...

YEAH!!! see? I didn't give it away to ya, did I? I was tempted, 'tho ;) Glad you got it, happy you're doing well and are so organized for Christmas madness. And good on you for closing shop to rest up and indulge with the family. I'll email you the addy of the new recipient
p.s I think I know which soap you'll go for....

Blanca said...

Esto va a ser muy emocionante, estoy deseando ver los jabones viajeros.
Un beso.

sironasprings said...

Oh, here we go! Was it hard to choose only one to keep? Can't wait to read all about it.

Joanna Schmidt said...

I'm TRYING to be organized but life is crazy until it's over.

whew!

Amy Warden said...

Oooo, lucky you!! Have I really not been to Google Reader in over a week? Can't wait to hear all about your soapy package! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Jo!