Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fabulous handmade soap sale for Mother's Day!

BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!! Now's the time to treat Mom to that special something. Handmade soap makes a wonderful gift and Mom will love it. With my distinguished European gold gift packaging you won't have to worry about wrapping it either.

With 28 different aromas you'll be sure to find one to please Mom this Mother's Day.

To take advantage of my sale just go to my Etsy shop at DeShawn Marie Handmade Soap and buy 2 soaps, during the check out write in the message to seller the 3rd soap that you would like for FREE!! With this special you receive 3 soaps plus shipping for $15, but Mom will think you spent alot more ;-)

Having a tough time deciding? The Gardenia Chamomile is a nice choice

or how about the refreshing Lemon Slice pictured below

another big winner with Mom is the Lavender Orange pictured below

no matter what you choose this Mother's Day, treat Mom special. Pamper Mom this Mother's Day and every day of the year. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there xoxo.

Friday, April 24, 2009

When you think of the tropics what do you think of?

Being in Florida for almost 3 weeks now I've found myself more relaxed than I have been in years. This morning I was wondering, is it the warm weather? the water? the sound of the birds? I came to the conclusion that it is a bit of all of the above, but more than anything I feel it is the healthier lifestyle. I think when living in a city we get caught up in the pace of it and let the hustle and bustle take our peace away. We grab a bite to eat on the run, we don't stop to listen to the birds, instead we hear the subway tracks rattling. Here are a few photos from my stay here.

The birds I listen to in the morning, right out the back door.

Florida has an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, which is another reason I feel much healthier here.

With the weather being so nice, you tend to do alot more outdoor activities. I've been able to take long walks everyday here. Including walking to and from the post office everyday shipping out my soap, in this environment I don't even feel like I'm working. The views are serene and breath taking.

There always seems to be something going on, whether it be an outdoor market, a farmers market or a street festival the community always seems to find a way to make the most of their good weather here.

Well with all of that said I used to think of pina coladas, coconuts, palm trees, pineapples and beaches when thinking of the tropics, but now I think of serenity and my health. This trip has really enlightened me to a balanced and healthy lifestyle which I hope I can incorporate into my life back home upon returning. So when you think of the tropics, what do you think of?

Monday, April 20, 2009

A working vacation in Florida.

With my dad recently moving to Florida I have been trying to make the most of it and spend time there until Summer arrives in Boston. So I shipped a bunch of soap to Florida and have been working from my dad's houseboat. It's been quite an experience. What I love so much about Florida besides the weather is the fact there are so many outdoor events. I've been gathering lots of inspiration and will be looking to develop a few new soaps this Summer. This past weekend I went to the local farmers market and really enjoyed getting an assortment of fresh fruit, veggies and cheese. After the long hard winter in Boston this is exactly what the doctor ordered. Now you know why you haven't heard from me in a while ;-) I've been soaking up the sun, eating well and working on new soaps here in sunny Florida. Here are a few photos from my excursion to the farmers market.

Who can resist the temptation of fresh strawberries? I just had to get some.

and take a look at these veggies, fresh and delicious!

Tomatos anyone?

Well I'm back to work, work, work so I'll keep you posted to my adventures here in Florida.