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Pinterest!

Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest.  That’s all I kept coming across in my emails, on my Face Book page and in conversations with friends; I saw this or that on Pinterest, I pinned something on my board.  Some even suggested that I check it out.  I thought to myself “Hey, I have a personal Face Book page, and a Fan Page for business. I don’t need another thing to have to manage.”  So, without further ado and after a year of hearing about it, reading about it, and debating about it, I have finally created a Pinterest account.

Now, for me right now, it’s a little overwhelming.  I’m trying to see all I can see, read all I can read, like and comment on the things I see, but I’m still trying to figure out how I want to use Pinterest to best benefit me and the hubby.  We both have businesses that I think could benefit from being on Pinterest, but I’m not sure if its the best way or best thing for us to do right now.

What if our postings get really great attention and we actually start making even more than we have been making through our FB pages? That would be great.  The increase in business would be really great, but what concerns me is being able to handle the business from Pinterest, FB, and even our personal encounters of people that we tell about our business.  I mean from what I’ve seen people are posting everything from things that they sell as a business, things they sell like a garage sell, things that they use in their home, craft projects, gifts, art, movies, music, photos and so much more.

So I’ll give it the first 30 days and see how things go.  I’ve started one board and plan to add some more items to it to see how the exposure turns out.

Do you have a Pinterest account?  How do you use yours?  Is it beneficial for what you want to use it for? Did you end up using it for something other than what your first intention was?

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Posted by on August 29, 2012 in General

 

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More Being Human

Today is better.  Yesterday, however was not so good.  I mean the overall day was ok.  I got a lot of reading done, found some new product websites and got to catch up on some note taking.  By the end of the evening I was crying and crying, and crying some more.

What started it all is my watching Netflix and the seasons of “Brothers and Sisters.”  It was one of my favorite programs when it was on tv.  I had been enjoying the episodes up until it got to the one when Kitty had a miscarriage.  I was handling the fact that she had a miscarriage just fine, but then they threw in a scene where she actually got a chance to hold her still born baby.  That threw me straight into emotional overload.

I had a similar experience some many years ago, and watching that scene was gut wrenching for me and it really and truly caught me off guard.  I began going back over my life thinking about what I have done, the things that I didn’t do, and some of which I feel I should have done.

It really began to weigh heavy on me the fact that my wonderful husband and I never had any children of our own.  We have his two boys which I’ve always considered mine anyway, but for some reason yesterday I was in emotional overload.  I mean I couldn’t turn the tears off and it was driving me crazy.  I’m not one to have pitty parties, but I had this feeling of loss and regret gripping me like a piece of wood in a vice in wood shop class.

I eventually dried up all the tears and went to bed saying, “Father, I don’t know what this is all about, but I’m sure you do. So, heal me as I lay here and go to sleep tonight.  Allow me to actually get some rest, not just sleep.”

When I woke up, I felt better, but I could feel my body fighting the feeling of being up and walking around as the hubby and I set out on our Saturday Errands.

The day seems, even now, to be moving really slow and I’m ok with that.  He cooked us some delish food and I took a nap.  When I woke up I felt much better.  I can’t help but think, what is lingering inside of me that keeps coming to the surface in a fit of tears.  I’m sure that God will reveal, and until He does I’m just going to stay in prayer about it.

Continuing on my Being Human journey.  Thanks for reading, share your thoughts.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2012 in General

 

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Opportunity Knocks!

Ok, so, Wednesday of this week I had a meeting with a spa owner.  I’m still taking all of that part in…I had a meeting with a spa owner!

I had contacted her about a month ago and we’ve been doing an email dance.  We finally made contact and set the meeting.  We sat down and talked for about an hour.  She enjoyed smelling the samples that I had created for her; a healthy helping of our body butters, and scrubs.  I even threw in a jar of our Naturally Good Body Balm.  She gave a run down of products that she is looking to incorporate into her business when she does her spa parties.

Immediately my wheels began turning.  She actually is looking to put our products in her spa to use with her clients and to offer to them for sale.  The interview was quite intensive, but I was ready and absolutely willing to offer her the information that she needed and even offered some suggestions that she took with a great smile on her face.

I left there will a feeling of gratefulness and wearing the fragrance of accomplishment.  I did some research to look for some things that I think she would like to incorporate and even suggested making some products specifically for her spa, her own brand made by us.  I’m so happy right now.  I have a shipment of new ingredients coming in by next Tuesday and I can’t wait to start mixing and testing things to have a whole other group of items to offer her.

This is an opportunity that I’ve been looking for for a long time.  I pray that it leads to more doors opening.

Opportunity Knocks!  I’m  ready!

You can check out a few of our products here Fragrance Cafe’

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in General

 

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The Arrival

 It’s here, and I’m pleased to announce our Himalayan Pink Body Scrub.  It features Himalayan Pink Salt and White Sugar.  We added some yummy oils like Sesame, Rice Bran, Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

We tried to pack it with as much of our favorite skin loving things as we could and we are very pleased with the results.  It has a blend of Tangerine and Lemon Grass Essential Oils in, but very light so it’s not overpowering.  It is truly a treat that takes you away to the finest spa, imagining of course. LOL!

Anyway, We are hoping that our clients will enjoy it as much as we do.  Himalayan Pink salt has so many benefits for the skin and this is why we chose it.  Maybe next time we’ll do a scrub with just Himalayan Pink Salt and the delicious oils, a salt glow  perhaps.

You can find out more about it and our other products at Fragrance Cafe’

 

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Island Vacation

Hello. I just wanted to give a glimpse of our new “Island Vacation” Sugar Scrub, available at Fragrance Cafe’
I so enjoyed putting this one together. I took the fragrance that we selected, phalate free of course, and blended it with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, and all I can say is WOW!
It takes your mind away to some place exotic. We add organic cane sugar, and Grapefruit Seed Extract. Indulge your senses with this scrub, we may have to make a lotion or body butter with this scent because is just that beautiful.
How about a delicate and masterful blend of grapefruit zest, succulent, and juicy mango, and sandalwood. This description pales in comparison to how beautiful the scent is in this scrub.

 

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Camille

“…a whole lot of pure vanilla perfume oil, vanilla absolute essential oil, a splash of sugar and spice…Camille is confident, and strong and she enjoys being a woman. She’s feminine and sensitive, but able to hold her own….

 
 

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