Friday, July 25, 2008

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wylde Ivy Press

I added a new little category to the right hand side of my blog. Now there is a spot for me to list all the various blog reviews and articles about Wylde Ivy. If you mention Wylde Ivy on your website or blog and would like me to add it to the list, just let me know!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wylde Ivy on Etsy!

Well after some thought, I've decided to open up an Etsy store! I have some items up for sale on there now. I'm still working on getting some more stuff posted. I plan to keep it casual and fun over there. When I make up specials batches of products for my own use or for my family and friends I'll make some extras and put it up on Etsy. I always have so much fun making new products and blending new scents, but am so limited by the amount of inventory that I can stock that most things never make it to my website. I'll use Etsy as my creative outlet!

I'm still working on getting more stuff listed for now. Watch for exclusive Etsy items and sales soon!

Checkt it out at

Friday, July 11, 2008

I survived the week...

What a whirlwind week this has been! My head is still spinning. I got finished packing the sale orders from the 4th of July weekend in record time! On Monday, I packed and shipped (well got ready for pickup the next day) over 50 orders! Yes, there were over 50 priority mail boxes waiting for the postman on Tuesday morning. I'm betting he didn't like me too much that least it wasn't raining. It always seems to rain on days when I have massive pickups. I feel bad for my poor mail carriers. They always take such great care of both my outgoing and incoming boxes though. They are wonderful.

I digressed. Getting 50 orders packed up in one day while intermittently taking care of twin infants is an accomplishment. I feel proud! I think I'm finally starting to get organized. It must be my mommy powers coming out!

I only technically worked on Wylde Ivy part-time this week. I didn't have much baby sitting help this week and I had to let my husband have some time to work on his side business. He works in printing full time, then has a side business making custom handmade knives. I'm so proud of him. I've lost count of how many magazines his work has been in and he was featured in a gorgeous coffee table book about knifemakers! I'm so proud! He has way too many knife orders and a waiting list a mile long. It took me so long to get caught up with Wylde Ivy after being on bedrest and maternity leave, that I'm finally now starting to let him get some work in on his knives before he goes to his full time second shift prining job.
I digressed again. See my head is really spinning. Today we took the babies out grocery shopping with us. It was their first trip to the store. Yes it is hard getting two baby girls up, fed, and ready to go out for a quick trip to the grocery store but I won't keep them couped up in the house just because it is easier for us. Up until this point we kept them away from crowds just because they were preemies and we didn't want to expose them unnecessarily to germs. Now, at almost five months old I have to bite the bullet and start getting them out. We've had them outside quite a bit, in the open space but never around crowds in inside places. It was hard. I'm very phobic about sickness and the month the girls spent in the hospital where you had to use surgical scrub on your hands, where scrubs, wash between touching each baby, and just seeing them so fragile and tiny did not help. So with a lump in my throat we ventured out in public with them. The girls came through it unscathed. There were no war wounds, missing limbs, or deadly skin diseases today...though I did wash each girls hands about three times after we got home...just in case!

So I'm getting some work in today. I don't normally work much on Fridays, I actually have it posted that I'm closed, but I have a babysitter today. I packed up more orders, finished cutting the batches of soap that I made last weekend, and now I'm going to make some more Aroma Melts. Right now, I have Little Shop in Salem getting ready to be poured into the containers. I know many of you were asking for that scent to come back in the melts!

I'm tossing around the idea of opening an Etsy shop. I started to set one up, but then keep going back and forth on whether on not I should. Really I'm just afraid it will get confusing handling orders from two sources (my website and Etsy). Basically I'll have to keep two separate product inventories. I do so love shopping on Etsy though!

Well that was my week. I will finish by posting some new pictures of the girls...since it has been so long since I shared any. They've grown so much! These are my attempts at digital scrapbooking. I'm playing around with the My Memories Suite software from Polaroid. It is very easy to use which is good since the only time I get to work on pictures is when I'm holding or feeding a baby and can only use one hand.

These are of Maya

Maya on the left and Lily on the right

Lily again

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Coming Soon!

I've got a bunch more soaps curing now. These should all be ready by August 1st!

Lime Margarita
Summer Fling
Castile Milk Soap
Chamomile Oatmeal Castile

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

$4.00 Shipping!

Now through Sunday July 6th, get your entire order shipped for just $4.00 (within the US)! Order as much as you'd like, your shipping will just be $4.00! Offer applies to order shipped within the United States only. We reserve the right to ship via the carrier and method of our choice.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sad Day for Violetta and Santa Ana Fans

Well, it happens. Every so often, I loose a supplier for an ingredient, a fragrance oil, or a packaging item. This sends me into a frenzy looking for quality replacements but sometimes, there are no replacements available.
So the day has come that I've lost a supplier for one of the fragrance components I use in the blends Violetta and Santa Ana. I've exhausted all leads on finding a replacement for the component for Violetta. I still have some avenues to explore for finding the scent for Santa Ana.

I am in the process of having the special scent I need to make the Violetta blend manufactured just for me. This will most likely be a long process which I hope will have a happy ending. In the meantime I will continue on my search.

So what does this mean for Violetta fans? Well, I still have quite a supply of the beloved fragrance oil blend. I will most likely stop the production of the Violetta soap, as this uses up huge amounts of fragrance oil. I just may save the fragrance oil blend exclusively for perfumes so you can still enjoy your Violetta in this form.
For now, there are still Violetta products available on my website, such as soap, All Olive Lotion, Silken Body Oils, Sugared Body Polish, Solid Cocoa Butter Scrub Bars, and Perfumes. Hopefully I can find a solution quickly and these won't have to be sold out for long.