Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving! I ahve so much to be grateful for. Most of all, that I get to spend the day with my mother and a good friend. Last year this time mom was dreadfully sick and in an out of hospital. I am thankful she is alive and home! Have a wonderful safe day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vegan Mamere's Punkin' Pie Hand Milled Soap

I made a block of custom Vegan soap for Christina. Instead of my standard emu oil I used mango butter and evening primrose oil. Mango butter has suberb emollient properties and evening primrose oil is known widely for it skin nurturing benefits. This soap was an adventure for me! The first batch I made had too much fluid in it and would not set! It was the first time I have ever had a batch of hand milled that ruined, my first ever mistake! Oops! Threw it away and made it again. I used pumpkin puree like usual and for the first time, pumpkin powder for exfoliating. And this wasa wiht the pumpkin shortage, you don't know what i went through to get a can of pumpkin, then I end up with several. Mom came to the rescue of course! Through all this, Christina was more than gracious and patient! I used a new fragrance and it had a high vanilla content, unbeknownst to me, and the soap turned from orange to brown! This is normal but was unexpected, I did not know it had that much vanilla in it but it smells lovely! Anxious, I awaited Christina's feedback...she is delighted with it! Yay! Thank you Christina for being so patient!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Linda B has featured my Black Knight of Avalon Spa Bag in her Etsy Top 5 Finds blog! Go check out Linda B's Blog! There are all kinds of goodies there! Thank you Linda B!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I won!

I was the 200th fan and surprise! I won a beautifully wrought clay mug from Claytastic! It is gorgeous! Thank you Laurie! If you want a cool gift that is beautiful AND functional go check out Claytastic right now!

Blossom Won!

Woo hoo! Blossom won the November Pets Jubilee Pet Photo Contest! A huge thank you to Pets Jubilee and to everyone who voted for Blossom and made her a winner! Pets Jubilee makes and sells a wonderful pet sampler box with items made by different Etsy artisans. The sampler box is a great way to try out different treats, toys and such before committing to buy from individual sellers! Sampler boxes are full of things for dogs, cats, gerbils, and other pets.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Update on Mom

The doctor has found another mass in my mom's abdomen, she is going for a CT scan Tuesday. I will go with her. Saying many prayers for mom, I had hoped this would not happen again. I wish they could figure out why this is happening and stop it. I feel so badly for mom and wish I could take it from her. I want this part of her life to be comfortable and nice for her. She will be 75 December 11. I got her present already, she will love it.

Soapies Supplies Interview

Kelley of Soapies Supplies kindly interviewed me. It is a great article. You can read it here! Show some love and leave a comment too! Soapies Supplies offers a nice variety of premium soaping supplies. Thank you Kelley!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Week to Be Joyful About

Sometimes, amidst the hardships and challenges of eveyday living we will experience a day so spectacular it makes it all worthwhile. I have had a week that stands out from the rest and makes me so grateful to be alive and validates my determination to stick with it no matter what! Earlier this week I got a newer pc someone had donated to the community I live in, my old one is getting ready to kick the bucket, couldn't have happened at a better time, now I can save my files! Mom gave me a new beautiful armchair for my living room and a chest of drawers, now my delicates have their own drawer! Thnk you Mom! I have been handpicked for 3 Etsy treasuries, one is live right now, my Peppermint Oatmeal Buttermilk Bath Sachets were selected. Please go and show some love by clicking on the products, and leave a comment if there is space. I really would appreciate it! And here I thought I was invisible amongst the thousands of wonderful shops on Etsy! Thank you Etsy and thanks to each of the selllers who graciously handpicked my prodcuts to showcase.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Find Out About the Etsy Black Friday Extravaganza Thread

Here is the thread link on Etsy to find all about our Black Friday weekend Extravaganza! Join in the fun!

Indie Smiles Coupon Directory

Any Etsy shop wanting to join in on the fun of our Black Friday Weekend Extravaganza can get free ad space on Indiesmiles Coupon Directory. Sue has graciously given us free ad space for our joint weekend extravaganza November 27 through 30th. Thank you Sue for your time and efforts!

Featured on Handmade Louisiana!

Lisa on Handmade Louisiana wrote a real nice profile on me and my little shop 2 Virgos Designs. Etsy's Handmade Lousiana is a wonderful group of Louisiana artisans of which I am a proud member. Thank you, Lisa!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

News Flash! Etsy Black Friday Extravaganza Announcement

Announcing The Black Friday Extravaganza on Etsy! Over 300 sellers have collaborated on this project, each seller has their own special, some offer free shipping, some offfer Buy One Get One Free, others offer discounts. 2 Virgos Designs offers a 15% discount on order of $15 or more on everything in the store! Just write "Black Friday" in the Notes to Seller on the Check Out page. The sale begins November 27 and lasts to midnight November 30th. To see a list of the stores involved check out this site. There are so many the page listing revolves, so check back again or refresh your page to see other stores offering great Black Friday specials! The Black Friday Extravaganza blog offers a little history of Black Friday and Cyber Monday too! Check out IndieSmiles who is graciously promoting our Black Friday Extravaganza and has featured my shop too!

Free Ad Space for 2 Virgos!

Cathy Winsby of Soap Making Essentials has graciously given me free ad space. You can see my ad as well as some other nice soap shops here. Thank you so much Cathy!