Monday, May 16, 2011

Busy, busy...

This week is time for buckling down and gearing up for the Bust show in NYC this Saturday. Today's accomplishment?

- 80 bottles of roll-on perfume
- 40 solid perfumes
- 40 lip glossaries

All made, packaged and labeled. Phew! I've been playing Mumford & Sons all day, on repeat. Here's my favorite song.

Oh and if you come to the Latherati booth and sign up for my newsletter, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a gift basket with a signed copy of "Mine Until Morning" by Samantha Hunter, along with a full-size bar of soap and a promo size solid perfume, custom blended for the book by moi :-) A delicious honey-almond blend. This is the book where the heroine (Tessa Rose) is a soapmaker and get this...I was the inspiration. I was even acknowledge in the book! A very proud moment for me.

I'm also very proud and honored to have been picked up by two stores this past week. I'm still working on the orders but you'll soon find Latherati products at:

- Paper Hat, a new brick & mortar in Minneapolis, MN - "like" their Facebook fanpage!
- The Soapbox Company - an online retailer completely dedicated to offering the very best in indie bath & body.

So, after a long and exhausting (but extremely gratifying!) day, I'm ready for bed. G'nite all.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Random ramblings...

On my way this past weekend to see local musicians, The Rusty Doves, I took the back roads through winding farmland. How nice to avoid highways and city traffic. I had to stop and take a pic of this farm on the way and then this church on the way back. It was the only thing lit up against the pitch black of miles and miles of farms.
With so much rain lately, the worms were forced to come out and be artists!

You may have guessed that I have a thing for leaves. This one was found encased in sidewalk cement in a little town in central NY.

In show news, MayDay Underground in Rochester was awesome! I was solo for the day so I didn't get a chance to look around much but what I did see was lovely. Now, it's time to gear up for Bust! If you're in NYC on May 21st, be sure to check out this fabulous show!

I'm currently in the process of switching bottles for my dry oil body spray and body lotion. I like the squat, fat shape of these better and I really like the new labels I designed for them. I'm also switching from Kraft soap boxes to classy, glossy black ones. What do you think?