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I've been crafting since I was about 6 years old. My aunt was very into yarn crafts - crochet, knitting, and latch hook - my grandma painted ceramics and was amazing with a sewing machine. I spent a lot of time with them growing up and they always encouraged my artistic side and there was never a shortage of craft supplies to work with. I think every year since then I've tried at least one new type of craft. I took up soapmaking as an attempted interest about 10 years ago and it stuck. Now, I'm trying to develop it into a full time career. I'm a mom of one almost-9-year-old recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, work a full time job besides starting up my business, and have been married for 10 years to someone who is now very stuck with me and all the craziness. This blog is an attempted journey through the laughs and perils of starting a business, raising a child, dealing with autism and all life throws at you, and maybe teaching a little do-it-yourself beauty care while I'm at it. Not that I have time to really start a blog, but I think it's time nonetheless.

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    Friday, May 18, 2012

    I'm a featured crafter on HeartHandmade!



    I just got the loveliest email telling me that I am a featured crafter on HeartHandmade! HeartHandmade is a fabulous blog that showcases artists of a wide variety of handcrafted products. Please stop by and read my interview there!

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    Essentially Natural National Natural Hair Meetup Day

    Our products are going to be a part of the Essentially Natural National Natural Hair Meetup Day in Atlanta, Georgia this coming Saturday, May 19th! We are very excited to be a part of this event and have provided them with tons of samples, a special coupon for those attending the event, and product sheets for our soap and bath salt lines. If you're going to be attending this event, please look for Bunnies & Buggies Soaps and Bath Salts, and if you live in the area and are thinking about checking it out, you can click the above link for more information about purchasing admission.

    The event coordinators have provided me with the following information to share with you all:

    The Essentially Natural Event is a salon grand opening in conjunction with the Atlanta National Natural Hair Meetup Day! We will have special topics discussions in Hair, Skincare, Makeup, Nutrition and Massage Therapy!

    We have FREE massages, FREE one-on-one hair consultations with Ma'Mocha Naturals, FREE GIVEAWAYS throughout the day from companies such as Darcy's Botanicals, Coco Curls, Curly Kinks, and Amazing Botanicals! FREE parking and only $5 EARLY BIRD tickets!

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    Birthday Sale!

    Birthday Sale!!

    My 31st birthday is this weekend (gasp! the horror!) - on May 13th, specifically, so it also coincides with Mother's Day this year.

    And what did I ask for this year, for my birthday/Mother's Day? More soap supplies, of course! And then MORE soap supplies..... and still more soap supplies!

    What I'd REALLY like for my birthday though? To be able to share more of our products with the world. So, we're offering a special birthday coupon code for this weekend, starting 12:01 AM EST Friday, May 11th through 11:59 PM EST Sunday, May 13th.

    Just use coupon code BIRTHDAY2012 and you'll save a whopping 20% off ANY order in our Etsy shop! We'll still be adding new products all weekend long, so there will be something new to check out every single day. We appreciate all our loyal customers and thank you for your continued support and love for Bunnies & Buggies Boutique!

    Oh, and even if you're not up for shopping, please visit our Facebook page and say hi!

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    We've got handmade bath salts!

    Yay! Bath Salts!

    I'm so excited to finally say that we have a full, huge line of bath salts in stock in our shop!  It was a longer wait than I wanted to get an entire new product line, but we did it! Our bath salts are a blend of three different dead sea salts, epsom salt, and an extra-fine sea salt - and we have over 20 fragrances to choose from, with more arriving every day! One of my personal favorites is Sweet Mint, pictured above. It really helps me clear my head after a long day, and it's not too strong or too sweet. 

    All of our bath salts come in a big 5 ounce jar, which is enough for 4-8 baths (depending on your taste and strength of fragrance preference, you could actually get up to 12 baths from it) and comes in a resealable sturdy plastic jar. Come by and check them out!

    Friday, May 4, 2012

    Mint Mojito Soaps are now in stock!

    Mint Mojito Soaps are now in stock in our shop!
     
    They were a little slow to arrive, but Mint Mojito is the newest scent in our lineup in our Etsy shop. It's a blend of sweet mint (peppermint and spearmint blend) and tangy-sweet lime (the green swirls). This is a great, refreshing summer scent and we know you'll just love it!

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    I got to test new Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner - and I am in love with my hair now!






    So, I had the pleasure of trying out Garnier Fructis' new shampoo and conditioner from their Triple Nutrition line - for free! - through BzzAgent. I'm usually skeptical of new hair products, even shampoos and conditioners, because I have an awful combination of super sensitive skin (I'm allergic to everything!) and really fine, thin hair - so many shampoos, and especially conditioners, either give me a bad reaction, or make my fine hair look flat! I'm so thrilled to say that these products have totally blown me away with how awesome they make my hair look.

    These are some of the benefits that Triple Nutrition offers:
    • Work best on dry or damaged hair
    • Nourish hair to the core so it shines from within
    • Formulated with Fortified Fruit Science – three weightless nutritive fruit oils (olive, avocado and shea)
    • Packed with ultra-rich and nourishing conditioners that rinse clean — we dare you to find something that treats your dry damaged hair better
    • Part of a larger Triple Nutrition line that includes Nutrient Spray and 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment
    • Have a suggested retail price of $3.99 (13 oz.) and $6.99 (25.4 oz.)
    • Available at grocery stores, drug stores and mass retailers like Target and Wal-Mart
    Again, I was really, REALLY skeptical. My hair is extremely dry and damaged, plus the aforementioned potential reactions and flat hair. The shampoo has a great lather, and really left my hair feeling clean AND sleek, and not at all tangled. The conditioner was very rich and thick - a little goes a VERY long way, unlike most rinse-out conditioners, and gave my hair a pretty glossy shine when dry. And, I had no bad reactions! They also smell AMAZING - a lot like apricot with some other fruity notes.

    Those of you who have read my reviews before know I won't say something is great just because I got to try it for free! This is my completely honest review. I'm never changing back to my old shampoo and conditioner again, and I think everyone should give them a try!