I’ve Been a Bad Blogger

I have been so busy these last few months I have been a bad blogger.  I actually haven’t had too much creative time between work, the farmer’s market, and my husband going back to school.  The farmer’s market is officially over as of today.  I have to now get the Etsy store back up and running.  If you would like to get my monthly newsletter please e-mail me at: soapy_joes@yahoo.com with I wanna get your newsletter as the title.  In it I will have special coupons, news, new items, etc.

In other news I have started doing videos on my other blog veggiegrl.  If you are interested feel free to head on over and check it out.  I would love to have more subscribers.  Well I need to get a few things done before bed.  I hope you all have had a lovely summer!


And the Winner is…

Heather Stevens!  She wrote: “I would get some vanilla lip balm, meyer lemon & lavender bar, the kitchen sink bar (really cute).”  Please e-mail me your address and I will get your sugar scrubs out to you right away!


100th Fan Giveaway!


I’ve been a very busy little crafter lately.  I have been getting my Bramble Berry soap swap ready and sent off, then I made 25 samples for the June Out Of The Box Sampler (you can find them on etsy), then I sponsored 2 soaps for a 3000 fan giveaway. whew!

But what makes me the happiest is all the people who are interested in my crafts.  It really makes a girl feel good.  I have officially over 100 fans at my facebook page (facebook.com/soapyjoes115).  So let’s have a giveaway kids!  You could be the lucky winner of this:

This is over 11 oz of sugar scrub cubes in a variety of floral scents.  Take one or two in the shower with you, get them wet, smoosh them in your hand and use them to slough off any dead skin.  This bag is unmarked but is made with a clear mp base (from brambleberry.com), white sugar, grapeseed oil, fragrance oil, and various colorants.  So how do you win.  Go to my etsy page: www.etsy.com/shop/soapyjoes look around click on some of my items, check them out, then come back here and tell me what you would get if you had $15.00 to spend.  I will pick a random winner on Wednesday at 9pm (central time) and will post it here.

EDIT: If the soapyjoes facebook page gets 200 fans by Wednesday at 9pm Central Time I will draw two names.  The first name will win the sugar scrub cubes and the second name will win a super secret gift from me 🙂 

Good Luck!

My favorite supplier

I thought I would take the time tonight to talk honestly about one of my favorite suppliers, Bramble Berry.   As we all know, I am a crafting addict.  I have used Bramble Berry’s products in most of my craftiness.  Should we explore?  Lets!

Melt and Pour:  Their MP bases are amazing!  I started out trying their organic MP which was very nice.  I found it to be a bit drying but it could have been my hard water too.  I graduated to their shea butter MP and it’s AMAZING.  I highly recommend.  I usually order it in bulk.

Essential Oils:  I love essential oils in my daily life as well as in my crafts.  I am always on the look out for quality ingredients.  I am highly impressed with the quality and cost for these oils.  I have yet to find one that I do not enjoy.

Fragrance Oils:  They have so many that I always have a hard time choosing.  I tend to pick a new one or two or three 😉 each time I order.  I love the information you get on their site about each FO and the scents are amazing.  My favorite to date is Macha tea.

Waxes:  I only buy my wax from BB.  Their eco soya wax is great to work with, has a great burn time, and is very affordable.  I have made candles, body balm, and lip balm with this wax.

I would love to be chosen for their SOAP panel to try their upcoming floral fragrances.  I know the ones I use now are a best seller.  I really want to break the FO’s down into how they react in MP as well as in other applications.  Such as body balm and room sprays for example.  So what do you think?  Could I be a lucky chosen one?  Oh I do hope so!!!  You should all visit soap queen for some great projects, incite, and guidance when it comes to bath and body products.