Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's happening at Luxury Lane Soap?

For the last couple of months things like blog posts, product development, hanging out and hugging has been sporadic and minimal...How come?

The house I wrote about back in October of last year? (What happened with house hunting) We cussing signed on that baby this week!! After months and months of trying to see if we could even afford a new location for our family and the business...our signatures are finally down on that magical piece of paper they call a contract.

After looking and looking for a building for Luxury Lane Soap and a separate house for us and the kids, we stumbled across a property that will combine both!! A historical mansion built in 1917...Yeah. I just said that. While searching and searching the internet for historical information on this house, we crossed this listing: Fairhill

The listing in the link above is pretty old and it isn't even linked from the original realtor's site, but you get a pretty good idea. The square footage listed is wrong and doesn't include the 990 square foot ballroom on the third floor or full basement. (YES! BALLROOM! W/ original bandstand!) That is the new Luxury Lane Soap location! A full floor to create and grow the business! FINALLY! For the last year, since Soap in Carbonite went viral, we have converted our current kitchen and dinning room into a production and shipping facility. We haven't even been able to sit down at a table together, as a family, since last summer...

We have worked so hard for this and it is finally happening, for reals! We still have thirteen more weeks until our possession date and we are in the process of selling our current home
(2 story, three bedroom, 1.5 bath...interested?) So we have a crazy few months ahead of us for sure...

Unfortunately, this also means I am going to have to cut my convention tour short. I will be a
t StarFest this year and either GenCon or DragonCon. Though my prime goal for Fall this year is to get over to Indy to see the new Karpiuk baby! *SO EXCITED* However, I will not be joining everyone for SDCC this year. This is where I met so many of you, and having gone a full year as a friends "IRL," I really wanted to be able to connect again this summer. ANY and ALL of you are more than welcome to hop over here and help us move in June, if you'd like. :D SLUMBER PARTAY!

And for the mushy part, your favorite part... Honestly, THIS could not have happened for us without you guys. I can not even begin to express what that means to me. Yo
u all helped Luxury Lane Soap take over the internet. Really. I can't even put it into words proper like. This
is what we do for a living, we make soap. From product conception (heehee) to development to debut, you all support what we do from start to finish.

Thank you.

Our first step is to get marketing ramped up which means I will be posting more product links
and generally keeping my twitter stream business related. (But not totally *wink*) I need as much help as possible these next few months spreading the word of Luxury Lane Soap! Without convention income, we will be solely depending on online sales.

Also!! I wanted to ask all of you who have tweeted pictures of your orders, if you could be mega awesome and start getting them on the Luxury Lane Soap FB page either directly, emailing them to me or by
tagging us in them. I am going to move some over that I have and if they are ones you took, please feel free to tag yourself in them!! ♥

So yes. New house, business expansion and I love you. THIS BIG! Really. I will keep everyone updated on our progress with the house as much as possible. On a personal level and business level, you are all a huge part of this and I send out mega squeezes.

Back of the house
Two Story Cottage
Inside!


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do know I'm looking for a place to move...that mother-in-law house IS tempting.

-nerdrage42

jeremyjbridges said...

Holy smokes! I think you could fit 2 of my houses into that house. The soap business has been berry berry good to you!

TopiKat said...

I know how hard you've worked this last year (like going sleepless for 2 days to get Christmas orders out!) You really deserve this, you've earned it.

Bree said...

ZOMG! That is so exciting and amazing and I'm so jealous of your gorgeous new house!! Congratulations!!!

UberDorkGirlie said...

I am soooooooo flipping excited hon!!! *MASSIVE CONGRATS HUGGLES* You totally deserve this!!!! Lots of love! <3

SgtCandy said...

How exciting! I LOVE it!!

NakedHobo said...

Congrats! The place looks super amazawesomtastalicious! I'll sell soap for you at Gen Con if you don't go (though I hope you do).

Dustin said...

That is awesome! Congrats!