|One person will win all these adorable handmade charms from Kathy the owner of Bits of joy, while getting clean using my soaps!!!!|
|The lucky fan that helps spread the word by posting comments, sharing this blog post and liking my page and the sponsor page will win!!|
|Charm embedded in a mini cupcake soap|
|Charm embedded in a guest soap|
|Charm embedded in a Jasmine and Green Tea Goat Milk soap|
|The winner will be randomly selected among the people who leave a comment on my FB page or have shared this blog post on their FB pages. Beside ‘Like” my page, you all must ”like” the sponsor’s page and show her some love for this fabulous giveaway. XD|
|Have fun spreading the word on your FB pages.|
|Happy Soapy !!|
|Have fun spreading the word on your FB pages.|
|I am so thrilled for the positive responses I have received in the last 24 hrs!! BIG thank you to all of you for making this holiday swap a BIG success!
Here is the official Master List of Swappers for our first Holiday swap this coming November, which includes M&P soaps, Cold process soaps, lotions and candles. I will also post when I have received your goodies. You will need to submit 9 handmade soaps, lotions, candle or scrubs to me, and I will send you 9 different products back.
I am not charging anything except for postage from SoapMuchLove to you.
You can read about all the details, including size and deadlines, here.
|Here are the participants for the swap:|
|This is a great way to promote our businesses among other crafters and their fans!
|I believe this is a great way to advertised and support small handmade businesses!!
Lets the fun begin
|For those chocolate lovers this would be the ideal place to work. I am talking about The Festival of Chocolate,which was recently voted as one of the Top 10 Chocolate Festivals in the U.S !!. It is considered the Largest all-Chocolate Event in the Southeastern United States.|
|It showcases chocolates and treats from the region’s best Chocolatiers and Confection Companies. You will also have the opportunity to see Demonstrations by World Class Pastry Chefs; Live Competitions by Pastry Professionals, and many more chocolate related activities for adults and kids.|
|They host three big events throughout the year. One at the UFC Arena in Orlando, NSU Arena in Fort Lauderdale and the last one at the Museum of Science located in Tampa. I am so grateful to say that I was asked to be part of these events as a vendor selling my soap treats while everybody else will be selling edible treats.|
|The show will be featuring all my chocolate food inspired soaps, whipped sugar and scrubs will be among these talented chocolatier and confection companies. I am so honored and happy that I have this opportunity. Depending on how well I do at this event, I may also be participating in their Tampa and Orlando show as well.This could be the opportunity I was waiting for to introduce my products to the local market of Central Florida. Lets hope for the best!!|
|Today I met with The Festival of Chocolate team at their main office. I was thrilled to show them all the choco goodies I have been working on for this meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to come up with a gift they will giveaway to all the pastry chefs and models who will be participating at the event. The pressure was on, since these are professional pastry chefs and I wanted to do my best to make the soaps look as real and delicious as their pastries are.|
|These are some new soaps I designed to show them today:|
|Graham cracker Choco Cupcake soap|
|Chocolate Mousse Cake Soap|
|Chocolate bom bom soaps|
|Strawberry Tartaleta soap|
|I left the office with a great order! This is what I will be working on these coming weeks XD|
|Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I was getting ready for my big princess birthday party. In the blink of an eye, my big princess was turning 4th!!.Since this was her first first birthday where she really understood the meaning of birthdays, I took her to the store and let her choose her party theme. Well, She chose a “Lalaloopsy theme”. I was surprised since she did not have any of these dolls, but still she stuck with her decision.
I thought I would be able to find Lalaloopsy party supplies every where, but I was wrong. When I visited Party Cirty, they did not even know what LalaLoopsy was. I ended up buying assorted bright colored paper plates and cups (yellow, green, pink and orange). I got a bright pink table cloth.
Latin people love to celebrate birthday parties with a BIG pinata. It is a saying that a birthday party without a pinata and tequenos (a Venezuela’s food. For more inf click the link) is not a party. To be honest, I have not liked many of the pinatas I have bought in the past for my princesses’ birthdays. I was getting discouraged when looking on the internet because very few people sell Lalaloopsy pinatas and I really didn’t like any of them.
Talking about this to one of my Venezuelan friends (I am blessed to have 3 Venezuelan friends and 4 American friends that are like my US family XD), she reminded me she used to make pinatas as a freelance. I just gave her a picture, and she made the most beautiful lalaloopsy pinata I could ever ask for. You will not see another like this, since every pinata is custom made for each customer.
|Isn’t it pretty?|
|Many people at the Green Meadow Farm asked me where I got the pinata. My friend was very excited about people’s reaction. Her name is Xiomara Omana and she is currently setting her online shop. In the meantime, you can reach her at email@example.com|
|I got these beautiful goodie bags from Aileen whose Etsy shop is My Ally Bally. She will customize them with the name of your child and a brief message. Great transaction and fast delivery!|
|I found some time on Saturday to bake and decorate her birthday cake. It was a vanilla cake and I added some chocolate to the mix. I cannot live without chocolate XD. I was very pleased with the results since I do not consider myself a good cook and baker. I leave these to the experts!|
|I got the Lalaloopsy cupcake toppers from Kirstin. Her Etsy shop is Twinkle Twinkle little Craft. It was also a great transaction. Since she is located in FL, so the shipping was very fast.|
|As aside note, I would recommend the Green Meadow petting zoo for those who live in Central Florida and you are looking for a place to host your kids parties. I could enjoy her birthday party with the rest of the guests while the guide took us around to pet all the animals. It was lot of FUN!|
|Having fun holding the ducklings !!!|
|Feeding the goats||Holding a chick|
|Thanks to all of you who made my big princess birthday party so special!|
|You probably have seen a previous post I did about Bits of Joy, but if you missed it. You can read the post here!
I mentioned in that post that I was grateful that she asked me to make her son’s Birthday party favor. It was a Marvel theme party. Since most of my custom orders are for little girls and mommies, I always get excited when I have the opportunity to pamper the opposite sex.
Kathy asked me to make cupcake marvel theme for the girls and a guest soap for the boys. I was thrilled how they turned out.
|For the girls, I got these cute mini marvel erasers. I used them as a cupcake toppers!|
|and these are the cupcakes. Aren’t they cute??|
|For the boys I made these guest soaps. The perfect size for those little hands while having fun in the tub.|
|Since this order, this theme has become popular even among BIG boys too XD|