Friday, December 21

Better late than...

It is so close to 1 week since Purple Essentials Holiday Shopping Event... and I am finally getting a post up.  Where do the days go?  Nasty winter germs have been reeking havoc in our household and Christmas preparations have been high on the "to do list".

THANK YOU to all who came out and made the Holiday Shopping Event a success!!  It was a festively fun evening - seeing dear friends, loyal customers and new faces.  A great time was had by all...  Special thanks to my dear friend Ang, who took time out of her busy day to stop by and help set up, along with my lovely mother, helpful boys and wonderful husband... Last but never least, my treasured friends who helped out wrapping soap and packaging product.  We were a very speedy and productive team.  Thank you to Paula who provided all of the delicious baked treats (wishing I had taken a photo of them - they were spectacular).
I really couldn't have done it all, without your help :)

The lucky WINNER of the Purple Pamper Package ($100 Value) was Rhonda Shaw. 

Essential Oils
Wellness Spritzer
Baby Powder (Non talc/ Cornstarch free)
NEW: Nail Enhancer
Vanilla Tangerine Body Scrub

I want to take this opportunity to let you know how much you are appreciated. Thank you so much for visiting the blog!  Best Wishes for wonderful holidays and a Happy New Year.

Wishing you the best, always ~    

Live Purple!

Friday, December 14

Pulling it all together

We have come to 1 sleep until Purple Essentials Holiday Shopping Event :)  What an exciting and hectic time... I may be a little worse for wear ;) but it is nice to see everything coming together.  It has been a hectic week of product making, packaging, labeling and gift package assembly.  Sadly the week began with our family having to say "Goodbye" to Hope, our 13+ year old blonde lab, who brought such joy to us all.  Our home seems quite empty without her, but we are thankful to be busy with all that is going into The Holiday Shopping Event.

There has been much laughter too, as some truly giving and wonderful friends have visited to help out with soap wrapping and all kinds of prep tasks. (Heartfelt THANK YOU to each of you & to you Mom!). You all help to keep my heart so full.

Raw Mango Butter
Mango Butter whipped for Whipped Sugar Body Polish See here
Soap Wrapped
Gift Packages waiting to be filled...

Must get back at it... hope to see you tomorrow, we will have something for everyone on your gift list!  Holiday Shopping Event Info.

Wishing each of you a wonderful weekend.

Live Purple!

Monday, December 10

5 sleeps until...

5 sleeps until the BIG day!  Purple Essentials' Holiday Shopping Event :)

The studio has been a very busy spot lately.  Day & night...

 hair is up...OK, maybe not exactly like this ;)

Apron on... 
(Thank You, to my Purple-Peeps
who have been sending me stylish aprons - Loving each one!)

 Music, always :)
Some Dave Matthews, Phillip Phillips, Awolnation, Mumford & Sons, Sheepdogs...
and of course Classic Holiday Tunes.

New Purple Bags arrived!

 Logos everywhere.

Bath Bonbons made...

 Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candles poured...

 New: Wellness Spritzer (Antibacterial, germ fighting)

New: Body Powder (Non talc & cornstarch free)

Soap wrapping with the girls tonight - always a productive giggle-fest :)
Scrubs and Body Polishes still to go...

Time is counting down and there is still much to do... better get back at it :)

Wishing you all a wonderful week.  Hope to see you on the 15th Look here for info.

Live Purple!

Saturday, December 1

14 days to Holiday Shopping Event

With only 14 days until Purple Essentials Holiday Shopping Event... The pressure is on :)

Invites have been handed out... Labels have been designed, printed and are in the mail... Soap has been made, unmolded and cut... now curing on the soap shelves.
It does smell exceptionally good in the studio these days!

The beginning of a soap batch...
Black Licorice Soap - Anise, Sweet Orange & Peppermint
So much quicker & easier to cut, with trusty soap cutter
Smells just like black licorice... We have a waiting list for this one :)
Ginger Mint & Lime with Midnight Blue Poppy Seeds
Soap Shelf 1
Lavender Sage Soap with Purple Cornflowers
Soap Shelf 2

So much to accomplish in the 14 days ahead, it will be 2 weeks of day & night "studio dwelling" for me (not complaining as I do love it).  Though experience from previous "busy times" reminds me that getting out for a speed-hike through the woods, a Cinnamon Dolce Latte here & there, keeping in touch with my social life-lines (even if it is only through social media for a bit) and eating healthy will make all the difference :) Fingers crossed. 

THANK YOU for visiting the blog and I hope that you will stop by our Holiday Shopping Event.  Info Here

Wishing you a wonderful weekend~

Live Purple!