Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Etsy Holiday Gift Guides 2011

If you are looking to support Indie Handmade Businesses this holiday season Etsy is your one stop shop, but some times there is so much it can be overwhelming.  So I've decided to put up some of the wonderful holiday gift guides that I've been included in to help give you a jump start to finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list.  Here are 10 Etsy holiday gift guides....with 160 items to choose from, I hope this helps you find just the right gift this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving and Holidays to you all.
Much love,

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  • Saturday, September 24, 2011

    3 yr. Etsy Anniversary! Buy 3 get 1 free, buy 6 get 2 free and so on!

    **SALE** That's right it's been 3 yrs! So to celebrate my 3 yrs. on Etsy I'm having a buy 3 get 1 free sale, purchase 6 get 2 free, 9 get 3 free & so on! Cannot be combined with flat rate or bulk offers, all soaps have to be purchased individually. Purchase the correct amount and then for every 3 you purchase message me the free one you would like added to your order in the message to seller box during checkout. Do not purchase the ones you want free. Shipping overcharges will be refunded after purchase.
    Stop by my Etsy shop here to take advantage of this deal!

    Sunday, August 28, 2011

    SALE! Disaster sale, my oooops is your benefit! 6 soaps for $18


    I had quite the accident in the studio this morning! Dropped a whole gallon of coconut oil which then exploded and splashed every where. Unfortunately for me it splashed all over my freshly packaged soaps....just packaged yesterday. So my accident is your benefit as I'll be cleaning this mess up all day and don't want to bother taking an inventory of all of the damage. Instead I'm selling them cheap $3 each. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the boxes or the soap, but the labels are all stained so I can't sell them normally. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to try my soap now is the time :-) Stop by my Etsy shop for the listings of all of the damaged label soaps.

    Saturday, August 27, 2011

    HANDMADE SOAP LOAF SALE! $3 off all soap loaves until the end of AUG.

    From now until August 31st at 11pm EST all soap loaves in my soap loaf shop are marked down by $3. Stock up, cut them how you want, give as gifts, great for making your own favors too. Stop by my soap loaf shop here to see the full collection and sale.

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    Monday, August 15, 2011

    New Soap Club Options available at my Etsy shop!

    By popular demand I've made some new soap club options available to you all at my Etsy shop You can now purchase 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of soap on Etsy. Here is my shop section containing the soap club options Soap Club Section on Etsy

    The soap club also makes a great birthday, wedding or Christmas present so next time you're in a fuss about what to get that special some one the soap club is just a click away and can solve all of your gift giving needs.

    You can purchase the soap club in full at my Etsy shop or you can do it month by month at my website
    Thanks again to everyone who has pushed me to get this done. Voila, I told you I'd have it up soon :-)

    Saturday, July 30, 2011

    My BIG SUMMER SALE is going on now! All soap on sale!

    Stop by my Etsy shop to pick up your soap before Aug. 1st to take advantage of these bargain prices. All soaps are marked down by $1, prices starting at $3.95 a bar. Sale ends Aug. 1st 11am EST.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Ginger Lemongrass Handmade Soap, FRESH BATCH!

    Freshly cut and ready to ship! Ginger Lemongrass, one of my most popular soaps. Stop by and pick yours up at my website or Etsy shop before they are all gone :-)

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    Organic Spearmint Eucalyptus Vegan Handmade Soap Fresh Batch!

    Fresh batch of my Organic Spearmint Eucalyptus Soap is ready for shipping. As always you can pick yours up at my website or Etsy shop, both links are below.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Grapefruit Orange Handmade Soap by DeShawnMarie

    Yup you guessed it! Fresh batch ready today. Stop by my website or Etsy shop to pick up this delicious and perfect for Summer soap.

    Sunday, June 26, 2011

    Organic Pure Lemongrass Handmade Vegan Soap, FRESH BATCH!

    Fresh batches of my organic soaps are all being added to my Etsy shop today. Pure Lemongrass is already added, so stop by and pick up your favorites before they are all gone.

    Friday, June 17, 2011

    Around the soap studio.

    Good morning and happy Friday.  I just wanted to share a little bit of the soap studio with all of you that haven't "liked" my facebook page which is where I normally post most studio photos and updates.  I'm currently working on more organic soaps and have recently added some to my Etsy shop.  Here are a few photos around the studio and of the soap making.

    Ginger Snap soap loaf

    Pure Lavender Soap Curing

    Some new organic soaps curing

    Gardenia Chamomile Soap Loaf
    View out of the window in the studio

    My relaxation spot (mostly where I drink my coffee & wine LOL)

    Some of the tools and ingredients in the work area
    A loaf of the Perfect Rose soap being made

    Some of the ingredients..not much different than a kitchen

    Some flowers and herbs used in the soaps
    Some clay and teas used in the soap

     Soon I will post some videos featuring me making the soap and a few other fun things that I like around the workshop so hope you all stay tuned and follow as I begin to unveil some of the things that go on around this joint :-)  Also be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel where I will also have a lot of videos.  Hope you all have a great weekend. xo, DeShawn

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  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    Who stole the sky? #IMteam treasury

    I am a member of several teams on Etsy and this is another group of many of the talented artists I work with.

    This is a gorgeous #IMteam treasury featuring my wonderful IMteam mates. Be sure to check out their shops.

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  • Monday, June 13, 2011

    Purple Treasury

    I just had to share this wonderful treasury with all of my AGteam mates in it. I love this mysterious purple treasury with all of these talented artists. Be sure to check out each of their shops.

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  • Tuesday, June 07, 2011

    Ginger Lemongrass Handmade Soap FRESH BATCH!

    While I'm working on all of the new soaps I'm also trying to keep up with the demand for the regulars. Even though I will be discontinuing some soaps soon, the Ginger Lemongrass will always be around! It was one of my original soaps that helped me get my start in the soap business. Stay tuned for new soaps that will be unveiled soon. In the meantime you can pick up any of the soaps I post here at either my Etsy shop or website. The links are below.
    Also for those of you who have been waiting so patiently for my videos I will have some ready soon and they will be posted both here and on my youtube channel. You can subscribe to my youtube channel here

    Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Lavender Patchouli Handmade Soap ready for shipping!

    For all of you lavender and patchouli fans this is truly a must try soap. I promise you won't be disappointed. Right now I have a fresh batch of it ready for shipping. You can stop by my Etsy shop or website at the links below to pick yours up now.

    Sunday, May 15, 2011

    Mint Julep Handmade Soap

    Another great Summer soap! My Mint Julep soap has pure spearmint essential oil and mint leaves in it. It's nice and refreshing just like the drink. Fresh batch of it ready to ship now.
    Pick it up at either my Etsy shop
    or my website at

    Monday, May 09, 2011

    Hippy Girl Handmade Soap is BACK!

    Ok I know it's been a while since Hippy Girl has been in the shop, but now she's back! Fresh batch ready for shipping. Stop by my website or Etsy shop to pick yours up now.

    Saturday, May 07, 2011

    Vanilla Caffe Vegan Handmade Soap, simply delicious!

    Finally, yes that's right I finally have a fresh batch of the Vanilla Caffe soap ready for shipping! A little bit of Vanilla, a little bit of coffee and here ya have it.
    Stop by my Etsy shop to pick up your bar

    Thursday, May 05, 2011

    French Lavender Handmade Soap FRESH BATCH!

    For all of you lavender lovers, I have a fresh batch of French Lavender soap ready for shipping. Drop by my website or Etsy shop to pick yours up.

    Saturday, April 30, 2011

    SALE! $1 OFF every soap and gift in my Etsy shop!


    All weekend long $1 OFF every soap and gift in my Etsy shop!
    Stock up for yourself or pamper Mom this mother's day with a basket full of handmade soap.

    Friday, April 22, 2011

    Mothers Day SALE! This weekend buy any 6 soaps and receive free shipping.


    All weekend long you can receive free shipping when you buy any 6 soaps or more at my Etsy shop.  Take a moment to stop by my Etsy shop for details on my Mothers Day sale.  Don't need to know any more?   Then just enter Coupon Code MOTHERSDAY2011 during checkout to receive free shipping.

    Thank you,

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Lavender Orange and Ginger Vegan Handmade Soap ....FRESH BATCH!

    Fresh batch! My exotic blend of Lavender, Orange and Ginger is back! The smell of this one is seriously to die for. Don't be fooled by it's simple design as the experience of this one will make you coming back for more. Hope you all have a chance to try it.

    As always you may find my soap at my website or Etsy shop

    Sunday, April 17, 2011

    Packaging DeShawn Marie Handmade Soap

    Just a fun little video demonstrating my packaging. I will be posting more instructional and silly videos in the near future. Please subscribe to my channel if you are interested in learning how my business runs or how to make soap, candles and more.

    Please note the videos following my packaging video are another soapers youtube channel. My instructional videos have not yet been posted. Thanks, DeShawn

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  • Saturday, April 16, 2011

    I love Orange! #AGteam treasury on Etsy

    I truly love the color Orange and just had to share this wonderful Artisan Gallery team treasury with you all this morning.

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  • Friday, April 15, 2011

    New Batch of Lilac Rose Vegan Handmade Soap is ready for shipping

    This time of year I run out of this soap fast. It makes a perfect Mother's Day gift, birthday gift or even just to celebrate Spring. I have a fresh batch that is ready for shipping right now.

    Stop by my Etsy shop or website and pick yours up now

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Honeysuckle Calendula Vegan Handmade Soap. New batch ready for shipping.

    Fresh batch of Honeysuckle Calendula is now ready for shipping. You can stop by my etsy shop here or my website to pick some up.

    Don't forget for those of you interested in my candle, soap and business classes please subscribe to my youtube channel here I will begin posting the videos soon.

    Thanks everyone, hope you are all having a great week!

    Thursday, April 07, 2011

    Anise Clove Vegan Handmade Soap Fresh Batch!

    My latest batch of Anise Clove is ready for shipping and it is one of my best batches EVER!! So if you are a fan of this soap, now is the time to pick some up. Each and every one is a real work of art, not a bad bar in the batch...PERFECTION!

    Tuesday, April 05, 2011

    Lavender Rosemary Vegan Handmade Soap by DeShawnMarie on Etsy

    Fresh batch of Lavender Rosemary soap ready for shipping. Stop by and grab yours before they are all gone.

    Saturday, April 02, 2011

    Another #AGteam treasury

    I just couldn't resist sharing this one with you too!

    Please drop in to all of my very talented friends shops.

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  • Gardenia Chamomile Handmade Vegan Soap by DeShawnMarie


    FRESH BATCH of Gardenia Chamomile soap ready for shipping. Perfect soap to welcome Spring.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011

    Artisan Gallery Team #agteam Treasury on Etsy

    Some of my wonderfully talented Artisan Gallery team friends, please take the time to visit their shops. I'm always in awe of their stuff!

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  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    Lilac Rose Vegan Handmade Soap by DeShawnMarie

    Well as things get set up here in the new studio fresh batches of soap are being made every day. Today I have a fresh batch of the Lilac Rose ready for shipping so if this is one of your favs be sure to stop in to my Etsy shop and snag one before they are all gone. These usually go fast!

    Thanks again to all of you who have helped me get the new studio up and running in Florida, I couldn't be happier with the way it is working out.

    Much love to you all,

    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    Organic Pure Lavender Handmade Vegan Soap by DeShawnMarie on Etsy

    Fresh batch of Organic Pure Lavender Handmade Vegan Soap is ready for shipping!

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Home made vegetable soap recipe

    Hello all, well I am back up and running with the exception of a few organizational details. I'm really enjoying the new studio and the nice weather here in Florida! I will soon begin my online videos as I get settled in my new digs and thought I would start with sharing a simple soap recipe that I enjoy and is great for beginners.  If you are new to soap making you might want to cut this recipe in half if you are not confident in your stirring and methods yet.  This recipe is one I found online years ago and have continued to use it at different times. 

    24 ounces coconut oil
    24 ounces olive oil
    18 ounces soybean oil
    16 ounces palm oil
    24 ounces cold water
    12 ounces lye 
    This is a basic all vegetable soap recipe that produces a nice hard bar that has a creamy rich lather, a real joy to use.  Hope you all will enjoy the new things to come this year as I get settled in to my new place, I will be offering online classes and more.  Thanks to all of you that have been waiting patiently for all of this :-)

    Thursday, March 03, 2011

    I feel like I'm in Costa Rica


    Well I made it to Florida and am now begining to set up the new studio! With the view out the window I feel like I'm in Costa Rica. I haven't seen any monkeys or iguanas yet but that is all that is missing from this tropical jungle. I can't complain at all about the weather. I left Boston at a crisp 29 degrees and arrived here in FL at a balmy 79.

    Over the next 2 weeks I will be setting up and settling in. I am looking at probably a March 15th re-opening. I will keep you all posted as things progress. So far I'm loving it!

    Thursday, February 03, 2011

    Will I get out of here?

    Well with just a little over a week to go I am really beginning to wonder if I'll be able to dig my way out of these piles to head to sunny Florida. By the time I'm ready we might get even more snow. Boston is doing everything in it's power to keep me here haha :-).

    My Etsy shop is only open for another day, it will close on Saturday the 5th for me to start packing and digging my way out of here. If you have any last minute purchases be sure to get them in before Saturday.
    Thanks everyone, I will be blogging through out this big adventure, so drop in and say hi every now and then.
    xo, DeShawn

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    Just 12 more hours left of my moving SALE!

    My Etsy moving sale is still on and ends tonight at 11pm EST. Later this week I will be closing all of my online shops through March 10th for moving. So be sure to stock up before I'm closed.

    Here's where you go to get to my Etsy shop sale:
    I really appreciate all of the support from those who have purchased during this sale. You all have been so helpful in making my move easier by making my moving load lighter! I can not thank you all enough as it's tough enough trying to move with 3 ft. of snow on the ground, so the less I have to move the better :-) Many thanks, I'll be back in action in March. See you all then.