Friday, March 28, 2008

Waiting for Spring!

Spring, oh Spring, where are you? Has anyone seen spring? I've heard it's here but I haven't seen it yet. Are you starting to feel this way too? I have just the solution for you: Satsuma Sunrise lotion.

My new lotion has a delightful citrus scent that is sure to pick your spirits up! Like all of the SudsMuffin lotions it is smooth, readily absorbed and comes in our new 30ml bottles, which are easy to carry to the beach (wishful thinking here), the office or just about town. That is just one of the great new scents in the shop. Come on by and experience our new fragrances for yourself.

By the way, spring really is here. I saw robins today!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Unique?

Unique: –adjective
1.existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: a unique copy of an ancient manuscript.
2.having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint.
3.limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area: a species unique to Australia.
4.limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities: Certain types of problems have unique solutions.
5.not typical; unusual: She has a very unique smile.
–noun
6.the embodiment of unique characteristics; the only specimen of a given kind: The unique is also the improbable.

In society today, there seems to be a tug of war between personal uniqueness and conformity. This is not a new phenomenon, in fact it has occurred in every era of man and is the driving source of change. Unique ideas and perspectives have a strange way of slowly evolving into the mainstream, effectively making them no longer unique.

I have seen this happen to many things. Take the lifestyle known as Goth. A few years ago they seemed to be this group of macabre looking folks who were getting the blame for every evil imaginable. As a society, we now know that Goths are just people trying to express their unique point of view. They want you to pay attention to them, to listen and to try to understand.
The Goth style of dress has ever so slowly crept into the mainstream so that it has become pervasive, influencing everything from hair styles to boots.

Not that any of these wonderful and exciting people are any less themselves. It is my thinking that they have been amalgamated into the bigger tapestry.

The one thing we try to do at SudsMuffin is stay unique, if not in all the world, at least for our neck of the woods. To this end we are always trying new fragrances, product lines and new presentation of product. Our goal is to offer things that you may not find anywhere else, to bring to you our customers our own distinct uniqueness.

Monday, March 17, 2008

My new most favourite YouTube vids!

Anyone who knows me knows I have a love for food. I truly enjoy trying new dishes and experimenting with combined tastes. There is something special to me about learning new cooking techniques. The plethora of palatable pleasure that abides in the panorama of the world's wonderful gastronomic delights is a source of delicious ecstasy for me! With this in mind, I would like to share with all my readers a little thing on YouTube called "Good Eats" with host and chef Alton Brown. There's also a Fan Page for the truly devoted. Now this is no ordinary cooking show. Alton takes the time to explain the science of food in a sort of culinary "cause and effect" way. The recipes are all varied and relatively easy. The episode I watched today taught me how to make one of my all time favorite desserts: Rice Pudding! (Part 1 / Part 2) I had only tried making this creamy aromatic piece of divinity one other time several years ago. The results were..... less than wonderful (I wouldn't feed it to rats). I was greatly discouraged with trying it again, until Alton showed his viewers how simple and easy the process really is. I made some for dessert tonight and it was absolutely scrumptious! Thanks Alton. The flavour was fresh and the texture was smooth and creamy! I am definitely making more today.

I encourage you to check out all the other great videos at "Good Eats" for an entertaining, foodie learning experience.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More Incense Made Up

We are proud to introduce 4 brand new scents for our incense cones. They are our ever popular "Coconut Cream Sky", "Pineapple Island", "White Peach" (I love this one) and last but not least "Ocean Spirit". As before, these come with a little burning cup and cost $6 for 20 cones. Pick one up soon. These go quickly!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

How can we help you?

How can we help you ? This is the question of the day. We want to now the kind of information that you want to read, what would keep you coming back for more? We know what we find exciting, but what excites you about bath and body items? Would you like to see video clips of our work? How about learning how to make a simple item yourself? Drop us a line and let us know. We truly want to give our customers a great experience.

The March Break on price is now on. Until March 15th, all orders over $20.00 receive a 15% discount.