Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday, Sunday

On this fine Sunday, my goal was to complete at least 1 wash cloth and 1 set of face scrubbies for each variety of cotton yarn I have on hand. Happily, I am working on my last wash cloth now! Yay!
Seafoam Green Cotton Crochet Washcloth 
Next up, is doing the same for my new eco-friendly, washable 100% cotton loofahs that I started on last night. As soon as I finished my first one, my hubby tried to claim it for his own, even though it is predominantly purple. Silly hubby!

Regeancy Cotton Loofah
Of course, I would be farther along had I not taken a multiple hour break to have lunch and go shopping with my mom. No regrets!

What amazing things did you accomplish today?

Remember to visit www.etsy.com/shop/blackwillowsoaps and use coupon code FIRST10 for 10% off your purchase!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy New Year!

The new year has come and gone. I hope that you are well on your way to getting those New Year's resolutions up and going. Though I did not vow to have an absolute New Year's resolution this year, I do have some goals. The first goal was to list our house for sale after the New Year. My husband and I listed it on January 6th. The second goal was to sell the house so that we can relocate from Florida to Indiana where I can explore doing Black Willow Soaps full time. We accepted an offer on our home on January 8th...so that goal is a work in progress. In the meantime, I have been brainstorming to try and come up with some awesome new products to add to the Black Willow Soaps etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/blackwillowsoaps. So far, I have been working my little fingers to the bone trying to get some new and exciting colors out there for my crochet washcloths and facial scrubbies. I would love for you to see them, so stop by!

What was your New Year's resolution this year?

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How Do You Prepare for the Holidays?

Hello friends,

I wanted to pop in and say hi before the holidays start up. I know that I have already been busy with holiday preparations; putting up decorations, scouring my house for guests, and wrapping last minute Christmas gifts. What do you do to prepare for the holidays?

I have also been working on some pretty awesome new products for Black Willow Soaps. I just listed a new soap for men, inspired by my oldest nephew, Hunter. I created a signature scent for all of my sister's children last year for Christmas and decided to use Hunter's in my shop. The fragrance is very manly with hints of Sea Breeze, Dragon's Blood, and Cedarwood. The soap itself reminds me of the woods. I packed it with sage infused kaolin clay to give it a rustic, woodsy look. And the smell...well, it just makes you melt. Check it out at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/486977860/hunter-shea-butter-soap?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Also, for all of you handmade washcloth lovers out there. I have been working my little fingers off trying to add some new colors. I just finished lilac and jute (which is a natural color). I am currently working on Cornflower, which is a pretty periwinkle blue color. Keep a look out at the shop because I will be trying to post a new product daily!

What color washcloth goes well with your bathroom?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Exciting New Ventures!

Last week my husband decided to take some of my homemade jerky into his shop "for him" to have as a snack. Turns out, his co-workers were hungry as well. End result, a pound of jerky gone in two days. Positive result, one of his co-workers inquired as to whether I sold my jerky anywhere. Ironically, my husband and I were just kicking that same idea around the night before.

So this weekend, I was in a jerky fiery. I made well over 2 lbs of jerky in three different flavors (original, hot & spicy, and garlic & pepper and opened a new shop, Wright Essential Foods on Etsy. For all of you fans of Black Willow Soap's homemade fudge, I  hope to transition it to the new food shop that launched yesterday. Stay tuned for fudge updates, but for now, you can order homemade jerky at www.etsy.com/shop/WrightEssentialFoods




Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday is Here!

Some new and exciting things are bubbling at Black Willow Soaps!

We have added face scrubbies to our amazing products. They are available in a variety of colors to match current washcloths.







We have added bath gift sets! There are currently two gift sets, Monkey Farts & Christmas Tree. However, we will be adding more gift sets soon. Keep checking in to see our new stock!






Cyber Monday is Here! For today only, Black Willow Soaps has a Cyber Monday Special! Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY for 20% any purchase over $20! Now is the time to get those last minute Christmas gifts out of the way!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Sale at Black Willow Soaps

Valentine's Day is Fast Approaching!
Whether you love it, loathe it, or are just apathetic about it, Valentine’s Day comes once a year and just happens to be next week. While some couples, like my husband and me, don’t do anything special and try to forget that the day is a holiday at all, other couples go all out to get the love of their life an unforgettable gift or a memorable evening. In light of this, I thought it would be fun to look at the history of Valentine’s Day.
The History of Valentine's Day
 
While the holiday is named after Saint Valentine as far back as 270 BC, no one really knows why it is associated with him or how it became the day of love that it now is. The holiday as it is celebrated now is derived from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalis, which was a festival of fertility, originally celebrated on the fifteenth of February. However, Christians believed the festival to be Pagan in nature and decided to celebrate on the 14th of February. Pope Gelasius dedicated this new Christian feast holiday to Saint Valentine. However, there are three known St. Valentine’s in history, of which little history is known. It is known that all three St. Valentines were martyred on February 14th in different years.
Learn More About Valentine's Day
Of course, there is much more to be told about the history of this romantic holiday. If you would like to read more about it, please visit http://www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/history_of_valentine.htm
Valentine's Day Sale
In honor of this chocolate favoring holiday, Black Willow Soaps is having a sale! Stop into www.blackwillowsoaps.etsy.com and use coupon code VALENTINE to get 15% off our homemade, decadent fudge and gift it to your special someone!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Black Friday Sale!

November 28 - December 2
Join Black Willow Soaps for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! Use Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off of your entire purchase over $10.00. We have some great new holiday fudge for your holiday festivities! We have also revamped our prices on soaps and fudge to give you the best value for your money. Stop in and see us!