AND THE WINNER IS:
Is there anyone who doesn't like handmade B&B products? I thought not! :) When I was contacted by So Stinking Sweet about a feature/give away on my blog, I first said "YES" then proceeded to do some shopping in her shop. I just couldn't resist! What did I purchase? Well - Fluffy Almond Icing Shea Butter Soap, Coconut Buttercream made with Shea Butter Bath Soap, Pink Grapefruit Whimsy Heart Handmade Shea Butter Soap and Cucumber Melon Shaving Soap. Don't they look amazing!! Can't wait for my package to arrive :) Let's learn a bit about So Stinking Sweet and then on to the amazing give away!
*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi! My name is Dee. My husband and I live in a small town in upstate NY. We have two terrific daughters and two of the most beautiful granddaughters ever, who I am totally in love with!
*How did you decide on your shop name?
I have this strange fascination with anything miniature. One example, I was grocery shopping with my mom and found these teeny tiny little ketchup bottles. They were like a serving for one, but in a bottle! So cool! I thought they were "so stinking sweet" I had to buy it. So anyways, its one of my favorite sayings. When I decided to go into business, "So Stinking Sweet" just seemed logical. It's perfect, don't you think? Stinking sweet... pun intended :)
*Why did you start your business?
Years ago my husband turned our family onto organic and/or natural foods. Eventually that led to more natural products that we used on a daily basis. The organic soap that we used was really expensive. So I decided to try making my own. Although my soaps are not organic, they are a much healthier choice over the soaps that you purchase in your grocery store. All my soaps are made with an all natural vegetable soap base which contains no harsh chemicals or detergents.
About a year or so ago, my mom encouraged me to sell my soaps "because they are so pretty" Moms, don't you love them!
And that's how "So Stinking Sweet" came about :)
*What or who inspires you?
Color! I love fun bright happy colors. Which is kind of sad, because I took my dad to the doctors today and picked up a magazine and just learned that bright neon colors are no longer "in" Neutrals and beiges are the new "in" Although I am sure its not going to hurt my little soap business any. I mean I'm pretty confident your not going to see "So Stinking Sweet' in the next Vanity Fair magazine in the "Top Ten Things Not To Wear or Use" but it could be a huge impact on my wardrobe, which mainly consists of pinks. I just keep hoping that it was last years magazine that's been floating around the office.
*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
I don't know if I have any 5 specific things I want people to think when they see my product. I do hope that when they use my product, that they know how good they are treating their skin, because there are no harsh chemicals! And of course, leave them just feeling good! How can fun happy soap with natural ingredients and all those yummy fragrance not make someone smile and feel great!
*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Fragrances! Every time I think I've found my favorite another takes its place!
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I play golf and lots of it! Wednesdays with my girlfriend, Fridays with my dad and the entire weekend with my husband.
I'm not a huge fan of winter, I hate the cold. So I am usually snuggled up reading a book or playing pogo on the computer.
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
You can find me on twitter - http://twitter.com/SoStinkingSweet
and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SoStinkingSweet
But I have to confess, I am not that great at it, lol. Social networking is hard work! But if you pop in, I'd be happy to give it another try!
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
The winner will receive a wonderful lotion and a bar of soap in Red Grapefruit Scent!
Luscious ruby red grapefruit with a sprinkle of pure sugar! Oh yea, Juicy Baby!! It's so sweet, its perfect for all the girls.
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!
The draw will take place on: September 17 @ 10PM Central
This is open to Worldwide!
Good Luck Everyone!!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!