Tuesday, January 30, 2007

We have the key!

Today I received the key to our store. With some minor cosmetic touches, we will have the place up and running and shining like the little gem that it is. We hope to be open by February 10th, just in time for last second Valentine's shopping. You know you lovebirds out there want a lovely SudsMuffin treat, right? The store is located at 135 Union Street and I'll be there daily getting things ready so give us a honk and a wave on your way by. Here's a sneak peek for the curious. Come back for updates as the transformation continues.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Update

Hi people, just dropping a line to give a quick update on the store. I am still waiting on news about my loan, but there is still a little paperwork to do. I am currently working on bath bombs and candles for the store. My new bath bombs are awesome. I can't wait for my great and patient customers to be entertained and wowed by our new shop. I plan to put pictures up of the step by step transformation.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The meeting

Hey folks, it's been a few days and I've been very very busy doing research for my next big project. (shhhh.. it's a secret) I dropped off an order for our newest B&B customer (I will ask her if I can mention her spot on here). She was extremely pleased with her customized soaps. I believe they will leave a wonderful memory for her guests. She is also looking at purchasing bath salts.

Now, for the next installment of our storefront story. I met with the Community Funding Office this evening. I believe the meeting went very well, they just need a couple more pieces of information and then I'll know where I stand. Whether I am funded or not, we still plan on opening the store, although with a slightly modified plan.

I have many phone calls ahead, drumming up excitement for our B&B custom labelling offerings. If you know of a Bed & Breakfast looking to distinguish themselves from the pack, send them our way. We'll treat them well.

Leo, I got your message. I'll be in touch tomorrow. Take care!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Upcycling - Muffin but cool!

Mrs SudsMuffin and I spent the better part of yesterday making votives and Upcycled Candles. They turned out fabulous. The colors and scents are amazing. What is Upcycling, you ask? It's taking something bound for the trash and making it into something better than it was before. If you had SEEN and SMELLED these candles before, you would definitely agree. I will put up a picture later. We plan on making chocolate scented votives and strawberry champagne ones today in preparation for Valentine's.

I have to share this great rendition of me that Mrs SudsMuffin did up. She South Park-icized me. I laughed out loud when I saw it. Isn't it great?

Anyhow, off to make some breakfast. Happy Sunday all!

Friday, January 12, 2007

I got an order!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hip-hip-hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got my second order from my campaign from a great lady who runs a lovely B&B called Sherwood Park. Many gracious thank you's. I have some candles on the go- The Sweet Spot ones are awesome.

More later!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Sweet Spot!


Hey everybody! It's MamaMuffin!

Well it's official! My NEW favourite scent is definitely Sweet Spot! Oh my goodness! It's JUST amazing! You HAVE to smell it for yourself but take my word for it, it's simply delicious smelling. It's like this sweet vanilla cotton candy and caramel, with juicy oranges and apples and a hint of delicate florals. It's just addictive! Mr SudsMuffin massaged my feet last night with some of our Sweet Spot lotion and when I swung my legs out of bed this morning, I could still smell it!

As you can see from the picture, we now have the lotion all bottled up, and we also have it packaged up in cute little envelopes, just like in this other picture. I am also making it into a solid perfume balm and let's not forget the bubbling bath drops that foam up into a mountain of bubbles in the tub. Hmmm... I think I might have to take a bath tonight.

What is going on!

Hi there everyone! Just thought I would keep all of you Muffin Maniacs in the loop. We are still waiting to hear about our financing. This process is taking a lot longer than I want it to. I am so anxious to be in my store, making my awesome products for my awesome customers, both old and new.

Speaking of customers, I am trying a new tactic. I am launching a MAJOR campaign to gain new customers in the Hospitality industry. I had no idea there were so many Inns and Bed and Breakfasts in my little corner of the woods. It's keeping me hopping, which is just what I want.

I also got to play with my new Christmas present today. I had a shelf fall down in my basement so I had put in new brackets to strengthen it and I used my new drill set. It turned out great. Even drilling into the concrete was a breeze. "Thanks Dad!" I really appreciate the drill.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Happy New Year 2007 Everybody!


We hope the holidays were enjoyable for you all and that Santa found you (and left you goodies rather than coal). Our family gatherings were quite enjoyable and Mini Muffin made out like a bandit.

We are working from home for the next few weeks, busy making products, old and new, in lots of yummy new fragrances. Once your nose takes a sniff of our new Sweet Spot scent, you will want one of everything! We are also bringing in a new Strawberries & Champagne fragrance, Bay Rum (the guys will love this one), Vanilla Sandalwood, Lemongrass Sage and our ever popular Chocolate Silk. Also, due to popular request, we have brought in some pure patchouli essential oil for all you hippy afficionadoes out there.

Tonight we put together a new product that we know you will love! Bubbling Bath Drops!
These are soft, doughy bubble bath patties scented in Sweet Spot. Oh my this smells amazing! Mini Muffin was covered in fluffy bubbles in the tub tonight and came out smelling like sweet yummy goodness.

We look forward to seeing you all again in the new year. If there's anything you need in the meantime, drop us a line.