Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Autumn of Life"


"Autumn of Life:

What kind of Autumn / Christmas Season Soaps do YOU look forward to???

We're changin' up some of our Autumn/Holiday Soaps for this year! And we'd love to hear your favorites suggestions input! ::cups ears!::




Monday, August 17, 2015

SALE on Wylde Faerie Soaps!

It's 10 degrees cooler in San Diego today, WA-HOO!...and since I'm feeling in a spah-lendidly much better mood due to said degree-drop, and the garden has been full of faerie magic of late, thought I'd have a SALE! Our botanical-rich Wylde Faerie Soaps are 10% OFF this week through Friday at midnight! Come 'n get 'em! Cuz faerie magic was meant to be shared! smile emoticonhttp://simplysoap.com/wyldefaeriesoaps.php
(You won't see the discount in the shopping cart, I will take the 10% off manually, meself!)


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Handmade Soap takes time...........

~ The Wonderful World of *INSTANT*!!! ~

We truly live in amazing time when it comes to instant-needs, instant-gratification.  You can get darn near almost ANYTHING really fast, even same-day shipping on many items on Amazon!  How cool is that?  When I run out of ink for my printers and neglected to replace my back-up cartridges, you can be sure I'm ordering same-day shipping and SO glad it's available for those type products!

BUT.....handmade soap isn't one of those products. It's a very old, very handmade-y craft and no matter how you try to machinate it or try to speed it up....it's STILL a very old, very handmade-y craft.  Bottom line: soap needs time to cure/harden.  But that's also the beauty of this craft -- it ISN'T something you can hurry-up, rush it.  Especially custom-made soap.  If it's custom, I don't have any of it already sitting on my shelves---I make-it-to-order just for you!  It's *your* exclusive soap! :)

Just a reminder to all my lovely custom soap clients.....yup, autumn/holiday season is upon us again and I'm strongly recommending a 3-4 week *ahead-of-need-by-date* order protocol to allow not only for production backlogs, but also time for your custom soap to be made/cured and shipped at it's earliest.  THANKS!!!   ~Carol :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fantasy, Fairy, Mermaid, Witch Art - Wild Oaks Art

"Out Of Her Shell"


Carol's art prints are available at both her website:
and....
her Etsy Shop - Wild Oaks Art:

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Halloween is on SATURDAY this year!

PSSST! You KNOW....Halloween falls on a Saturday this year! Squee! PARTY!!! Have you started to plan your costume and autumn seasonal finery yet?!?!?! Lemme help!





Reminders from the Workshop! (Simply Soap®)

Just wanted to throw out a couple of reminders about us!

1) - It's "only August", but it's already pre-holiday season!  Lots of our retailer clients and faire & festival goers stocking up on merchandise to vend!  Our production kicks up markedly and we are crazy-busy!  We respectfully ask that you PLEASE remember this as you plan your own autumn/holiday purchasing and know our shipping lead times are likely lengthened!  It becomes very difficult for us to accommodate last minute or rush orders.  So please put a reminder into your notifications on your cell phone or wherever you organize your thoughts/plans to order early from Simply Soap!  
Thanks for your consideration!  
Look for our Holiday Soaps page posting soon!

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2) - We get a lot of requests all the time, but unfortunately no, we are unable to accommodate drop-by shopping, onsite order pick-up, or workshop tours, and we do not offer classes at this time.  We greatly appreciate your interest though (THANK YOU!) but we are a home-based workshop, and not zoned or insured for onsite commerce.  
All orders are shipped-out, but you are more than welcome to visit and peruse our online storefront--www.simplysoap.com !!!

For those curious souls wondering what our workshop looks like, where the soap is made, here it is, 10-steps out my backdoor across the patio.  It's essentially a three-car garage converted into a soap workshop.


Yup----it can be a mess, but you know what they say.....


And when I REALLY get going & sparks start flying----soap MAGIC!  



And my Art Studio.....


You're welcome to email us anytime with questions or feedback!  simplysoap (at) aol.com

Thanks!
~Carol
Simply Soap®

Wednesday, August 12, 2015