Saturday, November 13, 2010

Busy November!

Well October was a huge success! Our 10 year month long anniversary sale proved to be loved by all. November is turning into quite the fun time too. I had an awesome SudsMuffin Spa Party on Wednesday evening (Thanks so much to Charlene for such an amazing turnout).

Saturday, MiniMuffin (she worked so hard) and I spent the day at St George Elementary School having fun at the annual St George Christmas Craft Fair. I must say the day was absolutely fantastic! MiniMuffin and I really enjoyed the customers and the vendors. I would like to thank the St George Home and School Association and Maxine J for a job well done. The ladies took excellent care of all the vendors and I truly appreciate their hard work. I can't wait until next year.

Sunday, I had a MiniMuffin Birthday Party that was so much fun and again my MiniMuffin was the best helper ever! The kids had fun and the youngest there was even asking when the MuffinMan could come back.

Now I am gearing up for Christmas and making lots of new products every day. Come on in and I will be happy to make up a gift basket for ready-made gift giving. We have lots of great stocking stuffers in store too, as well as a beautiful selection of handmade cards.

Friday, October 22, 2010

10 years!

Wow! I have just come to realize that it has been 10 years that we have been making our products for wonderful people! We have come a long way in both our presentation and products.

We started with melt and pour soap and simple bath salts for gifts. Now we are the choice of gift givers near and far. We love creating our soap, perfumes, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, and bevy of other delights that help you "Feel Delicious".

Over the years, we have discovered that the best way for us to succeed is to help people the best that we can. One of the greatest joys we get from doing what we do is having our friends and customers tell us how much one of our products has helped them, be it for sore cracked heals or just a nice relaxing bath. We have enjoyed serving all of our customers' needs and hope to continue doing so long into the future.

Our products have gone through several different incarnations from little packaging with crude labels to our current professional style logo and labeling. We have gone from craft fairs and flea markets to the Saint John City Market to our own little shop at 135 Union Street, made visible by our big pink sudsy muffin sign.

We also went through a name change. We started out as Skinful Scentsations. We found the name to be cumbersome and hard to remember and spell. A sheer stroke of luck led to our current name. The folks at the market had taken to calling me Suds. One day as we were closing, a customer walked by and said goodnight Suds and my wife jokingly said "Aw, my little SudsMuffin." Bam! A star was born. We soon found great returns with our SudsMuffin Kids Parties (I have so much fun at them) and our SudsMuffin Spa Parties. We now even do wedding favors and you can buy melt and pour soap kits from us too.

To celebrate our 10 years, we invite you to come on in and take advantage of our $10 specials to the end of October. These specials change from day to day, but for the whole month we are featuring 2 of our awesome soaps for $10.00. As mentioned above, we also do Kids' Birthday Parties and for the grown-ups I do spa parties. Come check out the wonderful handmade greeting cards too.

For our friends in the St George area, we will be at the Christmas Craft show at the elementary school On November 13th, from 9-12. See you there!

Thanks to everybody for all your support and friendship throughout these last 10 years!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Harvesting the Arts Festival 2010

Well this past weekend, we had the joy of being part of the Harvesting the Arts Festival in Saint John at King's Square. It was scheduled for Saturday but due to the impending storm, it was moved to Sunday. It was a beautiful day that proved to be sunny with not too much heat and a gentle fresh breeze in the air.

We arrived early to find a nice central area to set up our tent. We had our tent and table set up in near record time. MiniMuffin was also there, participating with her Karate school in an all day demonstration. We had a great day of sales and conversation. Mrs SudsMuffin even had the chance to take some photos.

There are a huge number of artistic stars in this city and they have to be seen to be believed. We made all kinds of new friends and even better for us: new customers. Don't miss it next year. It's just getting better and better every time we go.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Nectar of Isis Testimonial

One of the reasons I do what I do is to help people even just a little bit. I love it when I receive emails like this one (I modified it just a little to keep out peoples names):
"My dear SudsMuffin. I am having a good day today, against all hopes, and it is thanks to you ~ your vision ~ your work. After working at the computer until 11 last night (a last minute project I had to finish) my neck was very stiff and sore. I took 2 Advils and rubbed the SudsMuffin Nectar of Isis a friend put in my birthday package last June. My neck is as good as new this morning. I thought for sure it would be as stiff as a board. Thanks a million ~ I have to work later today."
I am glad that we were able to help out and make someone feel better. If you have a testimonial about our products, please don't hesitate to send it to us. We will also keep it anonymous if you wish.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Busy Summer at SudsMuffin

Wow! Have we ever been busy at the shop in the last little bit! With wedding orders galore and special request spa orders, I have been one busy SudsMuffin. I had one order go slightly awry due to a faulty scale but was still able to get the order off in time. I just got off the phone with our client in BC and her customer's bridal order arrived intact and she was thrilled beyond measure.
I love it when everybody is happy. I am so pleased with this partnership. It is proving to be great for everybody. If you are ever in Port Alberni BC, be sure to check out Allure Bath & Body and tell them SudsMuffin sent you.

On to other news, I have just recently enrolled in a correspondence course to help increase my business knowledge. I think that this is going to help me a great deal in future endeavors.

Stay tuned for great new things coming this Fall as well as our 10 year anniversary celebration in October.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Enjoying the summer.

Hi there all you SudsMuffinites! I don't know about you but I have been enjoying the amazing summer that has graced us in Saint John this year. Although the heat has taken some getting used to, I certainly prefer it over rain. Take the time to drop in to our shop and pick up a treat for yourself and your skin.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A great afternoon!

I want to thank Terri Munn from A Tanners Home Inn, for the invite to her Saint John 225 birthday party at the Inn's Garden Deck. It was a delightful setting with some of the best vendors around. The beautiful day was shared by people whom stopped by for cake and punch, then had the privilege of touring this amazing house. For those of you who have folks coming into town I suggest you turn them on to this awesome B&B. They won't be disappointed.

Thanks to Wine and Stein for the samples of incredible homemade wines I will be paying them a visit in the very near future.