Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Amazing review of SudsMuffin

Today we received the most amazing review on Listen to Lena. Take a moment to check it out and feel free to leave comments and enter her contest.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rainy day Monday got me soaked

Good evening all you wonderful SudsMuffinites! I don't know about all of you, but I have never been a fan of Mondays at the best of times. When it's raining, it's a double let down.

Well, it used to be a let down, until this morning. I was unloading the SudsMuffin Mobile and getting quite drenched in the process. I looked like a lost waif and felt like a drowned rodent. As I set the last box down, I caught the slightest drifting scent from the Kiss a Koala soap (Spearmint & Eucalyptus). It was at that moment, that splinter of time that I realized I was unloading from one of the most successful SudsMuffin Spa Parties ever.

I was also going to be making a new batch of Foot Cream to fill orders from the party. I was finding myself to be somewhat giddy because everyone had had so much fun. I also remembered how much I enjoy what I do.

I (we) strive to make people "feel delicious" and I get a huge amount of satisfaction from a smile or the laugh of a happy customer. Just on a side note I myself was a very happy Customer today to get our revamped sign back from Plasticraft today I love the new support brackets , I feel much more comfortable with the design and its built in safety bolts. Now back to the story at hand, I realize that I will not be able to please everybody every time, yet I look forward to the smiles and laughs that we can help create. Rainy day Monday or not.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Our new Video Blog

Hey SudsMuffinites, here is a brand new thing that I am trying. It's my first ever video blog. Now keep in mind, this is just the first. They will get better and better, at least that is the plan. Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

What an Incredible day

Incredible! That is the best way that I can describe today. To start, we saw the most amazing sight on the way in to the shop, a young lady was walking her boxer pup and her raccoon pup. The raccoon was rescued after the mother was hit by a car.

At the shop, we restocked the shelves and made a wonderful new lavender orange deodorant. We finished wrapping bath bombs and made soy wax votive candles in a fantastic Spiced Coffee Cake scent. Our shop saw a bevy of delighted customers all day long.

To top off the day, we had a extremely delicious SudsMuffin Spa Party. The hostess was incredible and even prepared an amazing array of scrumptious pink goodies including, get this: a PINK CHOCOLATE fountain.

The ladies enjoyed themselves. Quite a few indulged in a foot massage and scrub given by the SudsMuffin himself (Me!). I want to thank everyone for attending and hope to see you in the shop in the near future so you can experience all the things that will make you "feel delicious".

Monday, September 21, 2009

Enviro Fair and Amazing Chase Update

What a great day for the SudsMuffin clan. I spent the day at the Hampton Enviro Fair. It was a great time. I was able to speak to lots of people and received scads of information about a whole variety of super interesting things, from solar hot water to Reiki (which was awesome). Thanks Patty. (Check her out here.)

I had lots of new customers and even won a water filter for tap water. Kevin and the rest of the organizers did a wonderful job. The food was delicious and the whole event was done in an excellent professional manner. I was not able to attend any of the guest speaker talks but I did hear that they were all very good and informative. I think the town of Hampton and Hampton High School should be congratulated on a job very well done.

Meanwhile, back at the shop Mrs SudsMuffin and MiniMuffin were holding down the fort for the Amazing Chase. Other than a few issues with our hanging sign again, here is their report:

What a fun and busy day at the shop today. MiniMuffin was a great help with the Amazing Chase. She ran the whole challenge herself with all the teams that came in. She told them the rules and had them all participate in the challenge we had set up for them. The teams and organizers and helpers (including *my* little helper) did a great job and everybody seemed to have lots of fun!!

If you attended this wonderful event don't forget to fill out the survey.

And the winner is

Satsuma! Thanks for all your votes for your favourite deodorant scents.

Thanks to Random.org, the winner of the Satsuma Deodorant is our Twitter friend boygirlboygirl. Check out her cute shop on Etsy. I LOVE her little hand painted high-top sneakers with ghosts on them.

Runner up scents were Pashmina, and Lavender so we will be making those as well.

So boygirlboygirl, I will be in touch with you for your address. Congratulations!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Radio ad

I just want to thank all the people who left comments and called with congratulations on our radio ad today! I had a blast hearing myself on the radio.

I also want to let everyone know that SudsMuffin is sponsoring the Wave Winning Weekend on 97.3 The Wave this Saturday and Sunday. I will also be selling at the Hampton Enviro Fair and our shop is a challenge spot for The Amazing Chase, both this Saturday, September 19th.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Newsletter launched

Headline: September 14, 2009 SudsMuffin launches revamped newsletter, called "Delicious Diaries".

Well all you SudsMuffinites, you have waited and waited for this newsletter and now it is available. It is super easy to receive the newsletter. Just join our facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=4513575663. Sign up to start receiving our Delicious Diaries for news and special list member offers today.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Day Uptown

Saturday turned out to be a wonderful sunny day! It was the perfect day for the Harvesting the Arts event in King's Square. MiniMuffin and I took time to explore and hand out SudsMuffin menus and party pamphlets. There were many things going on, from musicians and belly dancers, to karate and catered food. MiniMuffin had a great time in the hammocks and getting her face painted. For those who have checked out our party pamphlets, October is filling up so make sure you book soon.

Here are some pics of the day and of course I had to take a picture of the SudsMuffin pink hat.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Win a cool new SudsMuffin deodorant!

Leave a comment here to let us know you voted for the fragrance we should make our new SudsMuffin deodorant in, and we'll enter your name in for a draw. You'll win a deodorant scented with the most voted-for fragrance, and that's nothing to turn your nose up at! We might even throw in a few extra surprises!

It's so simple to win:
  1. Vote in our Deodorant scent poll on the right
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post telling us that you voted
That's all there is to it! Good luck!

(contest closed when the poll does)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A long beautiful day

We attended Art in the Park in St Martin's on Sunday. It was a wonderfully gorgeous day where we met new people and made new contacts. There was a good sized crowd with a lot of interest in the entertainment but not as much in the vendors.

On the way to St Martins, we took the Fundy Drive route and passed a tiny, old fashioned church that had been converted to a gift shop. The place was adorable. It was called "The Old Fashioned Steeple". If you're out that way for a drive, stop on by and say hello. Tell them the SudsMuffins sent you. By the way, the prices where very good on their merchandise.

Here are some of the photos Mrs SudsMuffin took of the Art in the Park event. The Fundy Trail Parkway is just breathtaking! Enjoy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

More re-labelling work

Mrs SudsMuffin has now started to tackle all our soaps and what a job that is! She finished ALL the natural soaps today and a fair bit of the nearly naturals too.

Here's a glimpse of what's been done:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Art in Park today

Having a quick breakfast then heading out to Art in the Park in Lot 6 of the Fundy Trail Parkway just after St Martin's. There will be artists and artisans and entertainment and food, all on a bluff overlooking the Bay of Fundy. The views are breathtaking! It's 1 to 5 pm today. Come on out!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

What an awesome day

Wow! I cannot believe the incredible day all of the SudsMuffins had today. To start off we got to sleep in. Even just a little while is nice ever now and then. We had a super breakfast and as we stepped out to go to the shop we were greeted to an incredibly warm and sunny day.

At the shop, the customers where plentiful and extremely excited. They purchased everything from soap to body frostings and were full of great conversations. Everyone from the young couple from Ontario to the family from New York (the dad traded bad jokes with MiniMuffin, much to her delight) enjoyed the shop and products.

We had an other incredible lunch from our new favorite eatery the Urban Deli. Mrs SudsMuffin had a delightful quiche and I had the best corned beef sandwich I have EVER had. The flavor was not overwhelming nor was it too subtle. It made my taste buds dance. The quiche was excellent in texture and flavor and the crust... the crust was simply amazing. Thank you once again Urban Deli for a great meal.

Work at the shop is progressing at a great rate. We have just about changed all of our old labeling out for our great new logo. Let me tell you it is a whole bunch of work and Mrs SudsMuffin is absolutely the best getting the old labels off, not to mention how awesome her new label designs are.

Well we are all packed up for another great day in St Martins at the Fundy Trail Parkway (lot 6), for Art in The Park. Hope to see you there tomorrow between 1 and 5pm.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Warning: It's a scam

I had an interesting thing happen today at the shop. I received a call early in the morning from 1-800-931-1026 which displayed "goc-gdc" on the caller id screen. I answered and the caller hung up. This got me curious so I did a search and found the following information: this a legitimate Revenue Canada phone number!

The kicker is that someone seems to ghosting this number to gain information from the people they contact. The surest way to protect yourself is take a callback number and verify it with the number in the phone book or website. Also NEVER, EVER, EVER give your SIN # to anyone over the phone, unless you are doing the calling to a number that you have verified as being legitimate. Revenue Canada already has your info on file. If in doubt, check on 800notes.com or Canada 411.

Should you suspect a call is fraudulent, get what info you can, then call the police right away. Better safe than sorry.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A good time had by all

Tonight was a blast. The party was a great rousing success. The ladies had fun sniffing and touching all the great SudsMuffin products and several brave souls received a wonderful foot treatment which they just loved. The foaming sugar scrub and peppermint tea tree foot cream combo left their feet like silk.

I am very glad that everyone had a great time. Any time you ladies need more pampering, just book your own spa party. I'll post pictures once the hostess sends them to me.