Mar 27, 2008

This Week's Events - Church Hill Irish Festival AND Gloucester Daffodil Festival

In brief, I'll be at Gloucester Daffodil Festival (Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5) and my husband Kevin and sister Kat will be at Saint Patrick's Irish Festival in Church Hill (Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-6). Gotta get back to work now!

Mar 20, 2008

I'm gonna be on television!

It's not about me, per se, but it still counts. Tune to WTVR/CBS channel 6 Monday at 11 (or so they tell me), where I offer my expert opinion about a local wild goat.

This Week's Event - Easter on Parade

This Sunday from 1-5pm, come out and see us at Easter on Parade on Monument. Supposedly, the crafters are between Allison and Meadow.

Here's the official info:
Easter on Parade, the beloved Richmond tradition of “parading” down scenic Monument Avenue, continues this year! Join more than 35,000 people as they converge upon the four-block site between Allen and Davis Street to celebrate the arrival of spring. Music on every block, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, people and dog watching are all part of the celebration. Two highlights of the annual event are the Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases on the Main Stage at Allen Avenue. For more information call (804) 788-6466 or visit
View event map [PDF]

Mar 18, 2008

FAQ 3: Lye in soap

“Well, my soap doesn’t have lye in it.”

Neither does ours. The lye ceased to exist when it mixed with the oil and became soap in a process called ‘saponification’. And if you’re talking about glycerin soap, glycerin is a product removed from regular soap, similar to the way cream is removed from whole milk. It also bears noting that 'bath bars' and 'beauty bars' are not labelled 'soap' because they aren't really soap -- they're often petroleum-based detergents, just like you use in the dishwasher.

And here's a question for you, when Ivory says its 99% pure, why don't they ever say pure what?

Mar 13, 2008

This Week's Event - Shamrock the Block

This Saturday, come out and see us at Shamrock the Block, 18th St in Richmond from 12-6pm. I don't know exactly where my booth is, but the promoter says they're putting together a "Green" area for local and eco-conscious products, so look for that.

Here's the info from their website:
Shamrock The Block 2008 is quickly approaching! Once again, the streets of Historic Shockoe Bottom will be flooded with 15,000 ready to celebrate at this first outdoor festival of the season!

This year, we'll also have a focus on Eco-friendly products and information on how you can do your part to save our planet from Waste Management.

As always, this festival is free to attend and runs 12p-6p Saturday March 15, 2008.

Once again, we will close 18th Street from Grace to Main for a Shamrock of a time.

Performing on the "What Moves You?"Stage
12pm Stone Lucy
1pm Speed8Limit
2pm 4Play
3:30 Conditions
4:45 Georgia Satellites
Set times subject to change without notice.

Some frequently asked questions:
Where do I park?
There is no designated parking area for Shamrock as it is a street festival. We suggest parking around the farmers market area and available lots. (lots may charge)

Is it ok to bring my kids/pets?
Yes. This is a family event with a large kids area. However, there will be beer served. If you are bringing a pet, make sure they are leashed properly and please pick up after your pal.

Will there be ATM's available?
Yes. There will be ATM's on site.

Where do I get tickets?
No ticket is needed to attend. Shamrock The Block is free to attend. Food, beverages and any merchandise costs money.

What can I NOT bring with me?
Normal festival rules apply. No glass, weapons, umbrellas with sharp points or coolers. Backpacks are subject to search. You MAY bring two bottles of water for personal consumption and of course the desire to have a great, fun day.

Mar 4, 2008

New Fragrance - Morningstar

Now available, our latest fragrance, Morningstar,
contains a blend of grapefruit, orange, rosemary and cardamom natural essential oil. Ellwood Thompsons will be carrying it next week and check our website for upcoming sale days in your area.