Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Supports Cruelty-Free ♥ Luxury Lane Soap & Soy

Sorry my post is so late today! Sunday is Family Day ♥

I wanted to thank Janna over at the Feed Your Pig blog for an AWESOME review of Luxury Lane Soap & Soy. I am so happy to be a part of Sunday Supports! Check out the contest going from now until May 26Th for your chance to win a Cupcake Soy Travel Candle and Cupcake Dreams Soap or one of three Berry Kisses Edible Perfumes!

Thank you to everyone who has already entered/followed/hearted/subscribed/tweeted/blogged. You all rock!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Etsy Day! Free shop banners and shipping sale ♥

It's Etsy Day! I listed some FREE basic "Celebrate Etsy Day!!" banners in my shop. Feel free to check them out and use in your shop to pass around the Etsy Love!

♥♥♥ Etsy Day Shipping Special! ♥♥♥
Only $.75 per item to ship within the United States and Canada! The more you buy, the more you save! Starting Friday and going throughout the ENTIRE weekend!

Shipping Sale excludes Crystal Soy Candles. Sorry. They are pretty heavy. Flat rate shipping is used whenever possible to save you money! Shipping overcharges are refunded via Paypal, or convo for a reserved listing.

What are YOU making today?? Check out this article in The Storque. *This promotion is being sponsored by independent shop owners and not the Etsy company.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Soy Tart Bars Are Back!

After many inquires, I'm excited to bring back Soy Tart Bars to my Etsy Shop! I also did a mini photo shoot and got some great product images this weekend...I'm loving these cloudy days. ♥

What are Soy Tart Bars?

♥Soy Tart Bars are highly scented wax that you put in a tart burner/melter to scent the room. Its sort of like a candle but without the wick or flame, you just heat it and melt it. They usually smell stronger than candles, too.

My highly scented wax bars break apart into six tarts, try mixing scents to create your own unique fragrance! •Each cube releases scent for 5-10 hours...That's up to 60 hours of lush fragrance per pack!

♥ Soy wax is an all-natural, renewable resource that is obtained from the Soybean, plant based and burns cleaner, is better for the environment and is easier to clean up. Using soy wax helps to support America's Farmers!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Mini-Feature: Zygomatics

I. Love. Kawaii. Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute. What better way to start the work week than with a giant, healthy dose of cute, to chase away those Monday blues?

I stumbled upon Zygomatics while browsing Twitter. I completely fell in love with Chloe's beautiful and bright creations the second I saw her Etsy Shop. Bold colors, many textures and perfect pictures, the Zygomatics shop is very well put together, being professional and playful at the same time. Very kawaii!

Want to know more about Chloe and the beautiful things she makes?? Be sure to check out:


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I. Love. Hello Kitty.

Ever since I was little, I have completely adored Hello Kitty. I was thrilled when she made such a huge comeback a few years ago. You could find everything Hello Kitty almost anywhere you shopped. So when I found Hello Kitty soaps molds, I HAD to have them! Wanting a cute set of Spring/Summer soaps, I turned to everyone's favorite kitten.

Took some really great pictures and had to share. (Well, I think the pictures turned out really great!) I'm finding that pictures taken outside, during cloudy days have a really good depth to them...I have never had any luck using photo/light boxes.


Family Picture ♥

It seems as the kids get older and my husband and I get busier, we take fewer family pictures. This is something I plan to change! Easter Sunday, I demanded everyone stop and take some pictures. Rory, my husband, set up the tripod quick and we got some really cute shots. Needless to say, the kids were pumped full of Easter candy and it was a pain getting them to sit and smile. Enjoy!


I love cupcakes!

I LOVE how trendy cupcakes have become! They are cute. Simple as that. They remind me of being little and taking cupcakes my mom made for me to school. My mother made AMAZING cupcakes. Just thinking of coming home and smelling warm, vanilla cupcakes in the oven makes my mouth water!

As a mother of a seven and four year old, trying to run a business, along with running a house, I do not have nearly enough time to make cupcakes as often as I'd like. So incorporating home with work, I made cupcake soaps! They smell D*I*V*I*N*E. I made these soaps earlier last year and some how the mold got tucked away and forgotten about.

Though as yummy as they look and smell...they still can't be I think I may have to have a REAL cupcake baking session with the kids this weekend....less I break down and try a taste of my soap...

You can find these adorable soaps (they are HUGE by the way!) in my Etsy shop. CLICK HERE to view.


Just an idea if you make candles...

I. Love. Candles.

I've been experimenting since last year trying to create the *perfect* candle. Believe me, it ain't been easy! If you've ever tried to make candles you know there's TONS of testing involved...and a lot of botched experiments. If you've ever made a candle that didn't burn correctly, no need to toss it! Simply buy one of those candle warmers (you know, those little hot plates) and melt! Its a great way to use what you've made rather than wasting your creation. I've had plenty of oils that smelled kind of funky when I burned them, but they smell *perfect* when melted on a candle warmer.


Paypal Gift Certificates Now Available!

Gift Certificates are an excellent gift idea and they are cheap to send by postal mail and free to send by e-mail!

You can now purchase printable gift certificates for Luxury Lane Soap & Soy. On, I have set up an easy to access button for direct purchases. You even have the option to customize, e-mail or print the gift certificate. Available in amounts from $5.00 to $1,000. ♥

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at Soap.Lane(at)yahoo(dot)com