Category Archives: Behind the Curtain

She Blinded Me With Science, or Is My Lotion Really Going to Give Me Cancer?

Working on a tiny midwinter update & doing some light reading 😉 This article’s a few years old, but raises some interesting data regarding mineral oil-based moisturizers & tumor growth: Tumorigenic Effect of Some Commonly Used Moisturizing Creams when Applied … Continue reading

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20K Gold, or How I Sold a Truly Ridiculous Amount of Soap on Etsy, or The Part Where She Bangs on the Table A Lot

Well, kids, here it is, the day I hit 20 THOUSAND sales in my Etsy shop! What. The. HECK. When I opened my shop 5 1/2 years ago, I never expected to sell more than a few bars of soap, … Continue reading

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Hanging out with How I Pinch a Penny!

My friend Sarah, the tireless force of nature behind How I Pinch a Penny, invited me to her couch to talk all things Etsy, self employment, micro business and more! Check out two smart women talking shop & working the … Continue reading

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Selling out without selling out

So hey, I just wanted to publicly thank everyone for what is amounting to a a batshit INSANE opening week to the 2014 Weenie season. Seriously, that’s a whole lot of soap, & I am incredibly grateful for your enthusiasm … Continue reading

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What’s going on in my mind these days…

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A word on FDA regulations, or Why I Can’t Cure Your Pentapox…

Buckle in, kids, this post’s a heavy one… Some of you may remember my venting a bit on Twitter a few weeks ago about trying to help a fellow seller navigate the waters of FDA regulations. Ultimately, it was wasted … Continue reading

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A day in the country

So this was my view for most of Sunday… For the most part, my work days are split between my disaster of a desk, my far-too-small kitchen, & The Pit (my badly-lit basement). But sometimes all that effort pays off, … Continue reading

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