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Review: The Art of Audience Building for Etsy Sellers by Hunting Handmade news and updates starting a soap business

A few months ago (seriously, like in June...), Hunting Handmade approached me and asked if I would be interested in sharing their new ebook called The Art of Audience Building for Etsy...

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A Long Road to Idaho & Back: Soapers + Skoolies news and updates

As you've probably followed along with our little adventure, we've been looking for a school bus for a conversion project as a new home since we arrived in Arizona. We found a potential...

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Blog Your Brand: A 30 Day Challenge Is On The Table! news and updates

I must tell you, the reasons that I love being a member of Indie Business Network just grow by the day, week, month, and year! Recently, I've been hitting a bit of writer's block and this...

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The Great Move of 2015: Oh, Hey, Arizona! news and updates

So far, 2015 has been a total whirlwind! In January, I flew over to California and hosted my first soapmaking bootcamp at The Nova Studio. The bootcamp sold out in just a few short weeks, and I was...

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#FM2UReads: April Was On The Money news and updates

In honor of switching it up, I hosted April's #FM2UReads giveaway on Facebook while I was traveling from Missouri to Arizona ("The Great Move of 2015").

First up, what was April's amazingly...

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An Overview of the Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015, S. 1014 news and updates starting a soap business

As luck would have it, a new bill was introduced during my move to Arizona from Missouri while I was completely missing in action! On April 20, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)...

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That One Time I Didn't Die On A Cruise Ship (#IndieCruise 2015) news and updates starting a soap business

Freedom of the Seas, the cruise ship we were on, hanging out in the Bahamas while we enjoyed the beach

I promise, I'm not being dramatic. But a little background story would probably be...

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Welcoming a New Addition to Modern Soapmaking: Meet Veronica news and updates

With the upcoming massively huge lifestyle change I'm making, I've come to the harsh (but absolutely honest) realization that I won't be able to bring as many soapmaking tutorials and recipes to...

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It's the End of the Central Soapers Workshop (Here's Why) news and updates

I've been stewing on a major decision... And I'm finally ready to share... Oh my.

(Before we get to that, here's your earworm. Yum, REM.)

In 2012, I was a little cranky about all the soapy...

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It's not enough to be "not racist."

We must do better.

We must be actively anti-racist in our professional and personal lives to change how society works. Black soapmakers, Indigenuous soapmakers, and soapmakers of color deserve an equal opportunity to live freely, make money, and follow their dreams. Read our anti-racism pledge, see what we are doing, & find out how you can join us in closing the gap.

Learn more about our commitment to anti-racism in business.