How to Make Managing Your Email Easy

Owning a small business gets a little crazy, pulling you a million different directions all the time. However, if you asked me what the hardest part was, I’d say managing your email is at the top of the list. Recently, one of our amazing Resource Library members asked if email newsletters are dead because of […]

Giveaway: Getting Ready for an Awesome New Year!

My personal favorite: a bullet journal and emergent task planner pad.

For the last two years, I’ve rounded up my favorite planners and goal setting tools. Last year, I dished on my favorite planners for small biz owners right over here.¬†And in 2015, I dished on how to use a planner to get your schedule straight. This year, my shortlist of favorite planners drops down to […]

The Latest Soap Design Techniques are Beautiful, But Are They Worth It?

A lot of folks found Modern Soapmaking through one of my tutorials or YouTube videos, and that’s fabulous – really, it is!¬†I love playing with new soap design techniques and of course, challenging myself with difficult color schemes (rainbows!) I’ve noticed lately that there is a hot new soap design technique coming around every month […]

Productivity & Planning Picks for 2016: Planners, Workbooks, and More

The new year is right around the corner, and it’s that time of year again: highlighting my favorite productivity & planning picks for 2016! This year, I found a planner that I think would be¬†sheer perfection for most of the soapmakers I have worked with that gives lots of focus on the biz as well […]

Being a Mompreneur: Why You Can’t Do It All (& How to Do What You Can)

Being a Mompreneur: Why You Can't Do It All (& How to Do What You Can)

One of my favorite¬†indie perfumists of many years announced yesterday that she would not be returning from her hiatus, so she could focus on raising her baby girl.¬†Meredith acknowledged in her update that she didn’t know how people raise kids and run a business at the same time. Of course, I was a little sad […]

The Struggle is Real: What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

What to Do When You Don't Feel Like Doing Anything

As an entrepreneur, we all have those times where we don’t feel like doing anything. Throw on the stresses of everyday life or¬†a mental illness like depression or bipolar, and sometimes, you have a recipe for disaster. (Yup, totally know that one.) Even when you don’t feel like doing anything, sometimes… you just have to […]

Six Business Lessons My Six Year Old Helps Me Remember

Six Business Lessons My Six Year Old Helps Me Remember

It’s not often that I get personal about my family here on Modern Soapmaking.¬†Some of my little soapy tribe knows that I’m a mother of three (soon to be four) daughters – a six year old, a five year old, and a two & a half year old. In¬†the past two months, my oldest daughter […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Start a Soap Business

I’ve been asked a lot for advice about how to start a soap business. (Duh, that’s why I’m here!) So I decided to round up the most common bits and pieces of advice I’ve given over the years into one gigantic resource. I’ve listed up ten things I think everyone should know before they start […]

Improve Your Productivity in 2015 The Old Fashioned Way

Leuchtturm 1917 Large Hard Cover Notebook

Everyone knows I’m a tech geek, but there is one way I still revert back to the old fashioned ways of pen and paper: planning. Since the new year is right around the corner, I wanted to share my favorite planners and workbooks for laser focus and maximum productivity. Every planner out there isn’t right […]

7 Ways to Slow Down from Your Highly Caffeinated Life

Are you going a million miles a minute as an entrepreneur? Drink so much coffee that you’ve considered an IV drip? You aren’t alone! I promise! There’s always a ton of things to do, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Today, I want to talk about seven ways you can cut down on the anxiety, […]