Friday, November 20, 2009

Uptown Sparkles

Wow! What a great weekend. The Uptown Sparkles Open House event was a great success for us, with lots of scented Christmas cards being made by visitors to our shop. I love the Christmas lights strung all around the store and the fresh evergreen boughs that are our center piece.

Thanks to the awesome customers old and new who walked through our doors. The party room is ready to host our first MiniMuffin Kids Birthday Party on the 5th of Dec. It is going to be great fun.

Good news for all the lotion lovers out there, my raw ingredients have arrived and new lotion will be on the shelf again very soon! First on the way will be Chocolate. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sorry folks

Sorry folks, due to a minor technical glitch this week's video log is slightly postponed. With any luck I will be able to do it Monday.

So instead, I would like to get your opinion on something. What kind of things would you like to see me film? Drop me comment and I will see what I can do.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Why Poppies

Why Poppies

We did not see the child all of sixteen years old,
with his jammed rifle still in hand.
We did not see the child's father lying in the crater.
We did not hear the yell of the commander
Advance! Retreat! Advance!

These were the men, who where brave and bold.
These were the men who had gone to the grave
fighting for a home far away.
Please be silent for the moment to remember
Flanders.

Look upon the crosses of those who have died.
Won't you you listen to their desperate cries!
Please! Oh please! Give us no reason
for bright red poppies.

Can those of us who had not been there
understand the pain?
Most of us take for granted that we have our liberty.
Please take a moment in prayer
to thank those who kept us free.

Remember the long ago soldier who died
upon the field.
Fighting in a senseless war
he did not understand.
So he could bring freedom
for his fellow man.

Always remember their final questions.
Why us? Why war? Why the need for poppies?
How come we can't have peace?


I.A.McCullough

I wrote this in 1985 in high school, after having a conversation with a very old fellow at the bus stop uptown. He was selling poppies and looked cold so I got him a tea. His story was sad and inspiring at the same time. I wish I had gotten his name. To this man and all the vetren before and after him thank you.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

SudsMuffin Video Log -episode 6-deodorant

Hi folks here is Episode 6 of the SudsMuffin Vlog enjoy. Any feed back would be appreciated. I welcome all comments.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

On the Menu today

In order to promote the use of reusable shopping bags, SudsMuffin is giving the first 20 customers today a free organic cloth shopping bag with every purchase. The bag features artwork by Nate Guimond. Come and get yours today!

We are open 10 - 5 today and have lots of yummy fall soaps in stock, like Pear Compote, Sugarplum, Coffee Cake, and Spiced Pumpkin Souffle. Just the thing to make you feel delicious!

There are 4 new scents of incense percolating in the back room, which means they should be available in a week or so.

Also, we have a handful of Body Shot microspray perfumes still available at 50% off. As a special bonus, we are also including a cool Sauza Tequila shot glass with the purchase of our Body Shot perfumes. A great deal at only $3.50 but they are going fast.

Be sure to look out for our weekly video again after the weekend. We hope you have a fantastic Saturday.

The SudsMuffins

Friday, November 6, 2009

Trying out the Thai fare

I recently had supper at a restaurant that I had never been to in the city before, and before you get smart, there are still a few I haven't been to.

It was my brother in law's birthday so we went to Lemongrass in Market Square. I truly enjoyed the sweet & sour pork that I ordered. Everyone else seemed to greatly enjoy their food especially MiniMuffin, who had a plate of various appetizers that included firecracker shrimp, money bags, chicken satay, spring rolls and a big bowl of super yummy coconut rice that she absolutely loved. She even sampled bits of other peoples fare. You've got to love a kid with adventurous taste buds. There was also red curry and green curry, stir fried beef, garlic & mushrooms, and an awesome pad thai.

So a thanks to the staff at Lemongrass on a job well done. I am sure I'll be back some time for another wonderful meal. To all the folks out there, trust that when SudsMuffin says "it's good," then it's good.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Put the good feeling back in Christmas!

Now that the ghosts and goblins have filled their bellies for another year, it's time to gear up for the holiday season. I, for one, want to have a Christmas that is about spending time with family having some laughs, good food and presents. Oh yes, you gotta love the presents. I'm not talking about the mass manufactured gobbledygook of the malls. I love the feeling of getting something that someone else took the time and effort to craft with their own hands.

There is just something so very special in knowing that someone's talent, skill and imagination have gone into the making of a wonderful gift. There is also something to be said for the person who thought enough of me to take the time to go the extra mile to purchase a piece of someone's art for my enjoyment.

So when you're doing your shopping this year, keep in mind the hard working artisans who put their hearts and souls into their work.

As makers of fine products, we here at SudsMuffin are also proud supporters of our fellow artisans and encourage you to be as well. It will help you put the good feeling back into Christmas and the rest of the holiday season. I thank you in advance and wish you all a happy holiday.