HOW IT ALL BEGAN…

Oatmeal Honey Soap

Oatmeal Honey Soap

If it wasn’t for my oatmeal soap, I would not have a soap company today. 🙂

I thought I would share why I started making soaps and why I started with Oatmeal.

Before you read, I just want you to know that I am not bashing chemical peels or any type of cosmetic procedure. I know that every one’s skin IS different and I have meet women that had wonderful experiences from theirs. I wasn’t one of them. Continue reading

October Foodie Pen Pal

I have never been a “foodie” person. There are numerous reasons why I don’t try a lot of food, for one I have food allergies and spicy foods kill my stomach. But on top of my allergies, I am picky. I am really, really picky. Continue reading

Positive Music For A Positive Mind

When I first started my company, Tracy’s Soaps, the first thing I knew is that I wanted it to be a positive experience. I wanted to feel good about the products I was making and how they were made. To this day, my soaps are made in a smoke-free environment and while I am making them, I am listening to fun, positive music to let that energy enter the soaps.

I love all types of music and this is just a small sampling of what I listen to, but friends kept asking me to share my positive playlist, so I wanted to share it with you now… Continue reading

6 Tips for Sparking Creativity!

Sometimes February can be a long month even though it is the shortest. It has been a while since the last big holiday rush and Spring seems ever so far away. I am reminded of a favorite childhood book of mine ‘The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster. Where in a part of the story a little boy named Milo is diving in a toy car through the mythical place called the Doldrums.  That is my idea of February!

When you own your own business, there is no downtime for being creative. Everything around you should be an inspiration and if it’s not, move away from where you are!

Another one of my favorite books is The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. She inspires me on a daily basis and I found some of her tips to be essential when driving myself out of the doldrums!

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