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05 Mar

Birthday SALE!

Posted by Wendy Ives

Once again, it's my birthday and I'm going to celebrate it with a soap sale. 15% off all orders over $25.00 with this coupon code FUYYOUDIYF60 . Copy and paste this code during checkout. Expires March 12, 2015.  I'm also going to bake a couple of apple pies. Yummy.

As  my birthdays come and go, I keep putting things on my list of things to do before I'm too old to do them. So far 3 of the biggies are in the process of being checked off, sort of.

1. Have a good business. 

                This one will probably never be checked off and make it's way off the list. I've been actively in business since I was 9 years old, and I'm not sure I'll ever stop. I am a creator and maker of things; I always have been and the list of new ideas never seems to get shorter. It only gets longer. Andy is a fantastic soap maker, and has turned my soap making experiments into a reliable selection of products. I cannot compliment him enough. Put any of our products next to other body care products and his skills stand apart. 

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2. Build a house.

                We are doing this! This has been on my list since I was in high school, is long overdue, and we will be living there by summer. My father was always an energy conscious person, conserving water, gas, oil, electricity usage, among other things. I tried to resist his efforts, but they made too much sense and have been trying to live in way to use as little energy as possible, while still living in the modern world of energy overconsumption. The house we are moving is pretty energy efficient and the new one should be even better. Obviously, this photo was taken in the fall. It's much further along than that, but I can't seem to find a later one.

3. Spend as much time as possible creating wool art. 

                  One goal was to learn the skill and art of non toxic plant dyes to get live colors. It's a combination of exact chemistry to get a constant supply of reliably reproducible colors and of not wasting one drop of dye and getting colors that will be hard to repeat. I was very skeptical that I would like the task of dyeing, but I so much wanted the colors, which are hard to come by in ready to use art supplies. So I had to learn how to get the supplies I wanted. Lucky for me, I LOVE doing it. Having my desired supplies, leads to me being pleased with myself and my latest body of wool works. They will be shown later this year, so stay tuned for that. 

There are a million other things I'd love to do, but these are on the top of the list. 


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