Sunday, September 21, 2008

Show Announcement: Von's 4th Annual Craft Fair

On October 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday) from 10am-6pm, I will be participating in the Von's Craft Fair on Desert Inn and Durango (in Las Vegas). This is a fun, small fair sponsored by the Von's grocery store and benefits Breast Cancer research. The address is 8540 W Desert Inn Road. In past years there have been some AWESOME jewelry makers there, in addition to our soaps and toiletries. I will also have a large assortment of Aroma Ornaments with me!

This event is eligible for local pick up. Just make sure you get your order in by Thursday night and you can pick up your order either Saturday or Sunday for no delivery charge. On the website, just select the "local pick up" option and you will not be charged for shipping.

If you are in the neighborhood, hope you drop by and see me!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

While the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is still in discussion draft form, it needs to be addressed NOW. For starters, it would require us to pay $2,000 per year to register our business, and for importing ingredients (like shea butter): another $10,000 per year. If passed as written, it will be the kiss of death to our small family-owned business.

Do you want to limit your choices of bath and body products to only those offered by the "big guys"? If you prefer to make your own choices about the skincare products you wish to use on your body, please take a few moments of your precious time to make your voice heard: visit the Indie Business Blog and sign the petition opposing this misguided legislation. I oppose it because it does nothing to enhance consumer safety, it will simply raise fees and require a lot of extra paperwork to be submitted to an already overburdened agency.

To learn more, view this video out of Washington DC. Give it a few seconds to load. And read this post from the Soap Queen for another great summary.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Our New Etsy Store!


I have a new Etsy store! Please bear with me while I load it up. I have found that I have to redo all my pictures so they look good on Etsy. While the Etsy store will carry some of my regular stock from Cloud Nine Candle and Bath Co., it will also feature some unique items that can be found ONLY on Etsy! As I post new and unique items on Etsy, I will post updates here on the blog. I am featuring a $7.00 flat rate shipping via USPS Priority Mail, no matter how much you buy from the Etsy store. UPS will be available as a shipping option also, but at an additional charge. Just "convo" me if you want me to ship your Etsy order via UPS.

Link to Etsy - Handmade by Randilyn