I learned a new word this past weekend: lagniappe! Do you know this word? I liked the sound of it even before I looked up the definition. Here is what the dictionary says about lagniappe, which is pronounced lan’ yep.
Tomorrow I embark on a new adventure: The Wednesday Farmers Market at the Chetco Grange Community Center in Brookings, OR. Continue reading
**HEADLINE** RIVER BAR SOAPS HAVE A NEW (OLD) USE! Continue reading
We started making these smaller soaps for a couple of vacation rentals we’re working with and for wedding favors, and this year I decided to take them to the Downtown Crescent City Farmers and Artisans Market where I hang out on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Oh my! Last week’s soapmaking adventure included two batches. The first was Tall Trees, a pot-swirled soap fragranced with Cedarwood essential oil—very woodsy and crisp-smelling. Continue reading
We received such wonderful thanks last week from a friend who needed soap to take to Belize on a mission trip. Continue reading
Well, Rick is calling it the Soap Shed. Continue reading
Thursday and Friday were two soap days in a row for us—60 pounds of River Bars sliced this Sunday morning! We are replenishing stock after a couple of large orders, a Fourth of July event, and several weekly Wednesday Farmers Market days. Rick says we’ve passed the point of making soap just once a week—and I think he may be right. I’m thinking quite a few of these summery days will involve soap.
Sandwiched between our soap morning on Thursday and our soap afternoon on Friday, we set out to find a legendary stand of redwoods called the Del Norte Titans. Continue reading
Our son-in-law recently showed me how to set up a Facebook ad. He created one designed to expand the Facebook audience for our River Bar Soaps Facebook page. It worked like magic, quadrupling our audience in one day! The ad happened to run on the day we were traveling home, and the long trip was made less tedious as we focused on the growing number of “Likes” instead of the number of hours left to drive. Continue reading