Saturday, April 20, 2013

Car Washes and Monkey Farts

Hubby and I just splurged and went through an automatic car wash today. Enchanting…mesmerizing…almost hypnotic….

 That’s when it hit me…you know, my millionaire idea…YES, indeedy…sometimes I’m just too brilliant for my own good… It’s a millionaire idea because I just might need to be a millionaire to finance it…ha…Would you like to hear the millionaire idea?  Hold on to your seat…

 Ready? I mean, really get ready for this one because it’s GOOD…. ;)

Ok…drum roll….a rainforest themed car wash…ha…can’t you see it now? Sounds of tropical birds chirping all around, monkeys hooting and howling and sounds of rainfall pounding on the windshield…  I mean the soft soothing sound of rain pitter patting down  the windshield…oh, and let’s add the scent of the tropics wafting in through your air vents….maybe we could get some rainforest coffee in there somewhere or a tropical smoothie….throw in some thunder booming, maybe a few monkeys swinging around, palm frond scrubbers scrubbing the car, and I think we’ll need a  strobe light at the end for lightning flashes during the storm’s finale rinse cycle…and, of course, we’d want to recycle 100% of the water….make it an for the whole family...a tourist destination....Gee, I need to write all this down…Don’t want to forget anything….


 Just googled jungle themed car wash and someone already thought of it! Are you kidding me? Who could have thought of such a thing? Great minds…

But now my dreams….dashed….

Well, in all honesty…It doesn’t even look like a rainforest where I live…doesn’t even rain much here nowadays…unless there’s a hurricane…we DO have hurricanes…

Hmmm…wait…hey, we could have a HURRICANE themed car wash..and we could have sounds of….er…uh….ok, never mind…maybe  I’ll just stick to making soap….

Hey, we could have a hurricane soap…actually already have that….ok, maybe a rainforest soap, even if it never rains…actually have that, too...but maybe we could change it up a bit...maybe something  fruity with coconut…..I’ll get to work on it right away…but I absolutely refuse to use that Monkey Farts scent…I don't care how popular it it…it’s just the principle of the thing…actually, that name may be a millionaire idea, too...but not all millionaire ideas are meant for ME....ha

In the meantime, I give you our newest soap....Pinot Grigio…with real wine…and no, I wasn’t  drinking it when I wrote this…

Thursday, April 11, 2013

We are so Proud!

We are so proud to have been spotlighted in Nature's Garden's Blog! This is a company that we greatly admire and respect and are so honored to be featured on their blog.  This is a rare company that goes above and beyond for their customers. They truly seem to want to help their customers succeed. They sell candle making supplies and soap making supplies and more. Check them out! You won't be disappointed!

Read our Spotlight Interview below:

Spotlight Interview

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Island Fun

Some of our Fish Soaps for Upcoming Island Shows
Well, we have been busy busy busy-so busy I haven't had time to even write anything...And, well, maybe I forgot the password to the blog...but we've really and truly been busy busy busy...That's for sure!
We are gearing up for three shows on South Padre Island in February. If you are anywhere in the area, please come see us...Well, go to the beach first, and THEN come see us!

On February 2, 2013, We will be at SPICE, South Padre Island Chili Expo...Actually, it's a CHILI & BEAN COOK OFF! It will be held at Louie's Backyard on South Padre Island. Are you kidding me? Chili and beans?  and Louie's Backyard? Three of my favorites! I'll have to sneak out of my booth and try some of those entries! They are also having a little "mercado" outside, a series of vendors selling various wares. That's where we will be. Look for us. And the event is for charity...Did I mention that? A breast cancer charity...Walk for Women....We are so pleased to be a part of it. And we even have a Pink Warrior soap in honor of this.

Then, on February 9, we will be a vendor in the Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo! This is a HUGE event! This is their 19th year, so you know it's gonna be a hit! The event is open all day, from 8:00-4:00 at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Check out their facebook page for a look at their program. It's amazing!

Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo

The raptor guy is going to be there. Do I need to say more? I'm seriously going to have to tie David down in my booth if I'm going to get any help from him at all....He will definitely NOT be thinking about soap...

 Then, as if that's not enough...on February 10 we will be at the annual SPI Farmer's Market Local Food and Beer Celebration! The emphasis is on LOCAL...There will be live local music, locally brewed beer, baked goods, kettle corn, falafel, Texas honey and olive oil, grass fed beef, lots of produce...and did I mention SOAP....ha...LOTS OF SOAP! We even have a beer soap made with Texas beer. How cool is that? Actually, we have two beer soaps...and we have fish soap,  soap for fishermen to attract fish, and lots of beachy themed soaps, like Soap of the Sea, which has kelp in it, Dunes, Sand Castle, Sea Gull, get the idea...We have much more in person than we have on our website, so if you're local please come and see us. Smelling is free!

This is our popular Soap of the Sea...This is one of the soaps that we have a hard time keeping in stock...It features kelp, dead sea clay, avocado oil, avocado butter and lots of other great ingredients. It should be available in February.

Then, we will be debuting our new deodorants...well, actually we have already shown them at the SPI market. They were a great hit!

I have been wanting to make a deodorant with no aluminum for a long time, and we finally did it...We have two types. The first one is made with a baking soda base and the second one has a cocoa butter and tea tree oil base...We call our new line Padre Pits...ha..The deodorants come in two sizes, a trial size and a regular size. We will be putting these on our website soon. The white one is scented with spearmint eucalyptus and the second one is an orange spice.

A Healthier Deodorant-no aluminum

Oh! Can't have a local food and beer celebrations without BEER soap can you? yep...we've got that, too....two varieties....Here's one of them...the other one is still'll be ready just in time for the event, though!

We will also have shaving soaps and a few hand turned shaving brush handles, turned by my husband...maybe....probably maybe...a definite maybe...The thing is...he has a real he makes them when he can, if he can...but when he does, they sell like hotcakes...If he gets really energetic, he might also have some hand turned pens...Check them out if you get to visit our booth.

Of course, every Sunday you can find us at the South Padre Island Farmer's Market from 11:00-1:00. If you haven't been there yet, you really need to try and visit. It's  hard to describe the fun of shopping at a farmer's market with a backdrop of parasailers floating in the breeze, the sounds of sea gulls serenading you and the smell of the ocean filling your nostrils...It's just a magical experience...and the produce, of course..yes, they have that there, too...

They have every kind of produce that you can imagine (in season)...and it's organic....and usually heirloom..and so so interesting...I mean, you can find black tomatoes, purple cauliflower, just a plethora of interesting varieties that you will never see in a grocery store...and the kettle popcorn...mmmm...and even fresh eggs and grass fed beef...oh, and there's a honey lady...and baked goods...and LIVE music...what more could you want? I should have been born a beach bum....It's really quite a place.
And every other Saturday, when we are not participating in a show, we are at the Brownsville Farmer's Market...which I'll talk about another time...also a fun place to visit...right next to the zoo...You can hear the....another time....adios