Sunday, March 25, 2012


Let me begin by saying that this post has been on my mind tons! I am the person that writes about 100 post it notes and to do lists daily. Lately every one of them has said blog and I am finally going to mark that task off.

I had my Skype meeting with Jessika at Oh My! and it was AMAZING! 
I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to meet with her!!  

We shared tons of laughs and I learned so many great tips. Jessika really opened my eyes to new ideas that I never really thought about. Plus I got to met her adorable daughters. :)

First we talked about my brand new logo, the behind the scenes things being worked on, and the exciting grand opening that is coming up quick!

We talked about the new blog that I am having made to match the site. I have never blogged very much but it is something that I definitely want to do more often once the new site it up. She mentioned the importance of sourcing and crediting others work when blogging. There was also some talk about the idea of me doing how to tutorials. Doesn't that sound like so much fun!? I already have ideas floating around that I want to share. If you have anything that you would like to see feel free to leave them in the comments.

The next topic that we talked about is pitching my products. This is also something I really want to do. Jessika had some great tips that I must share.
-Always address the person by name.
-Make the editor feel loved.
-Generally photos are looked at first and they must be editorial worthy.
-Never include an attachment!
-Follow bloggers & editors on Twitter and build and personal relationship.
-Send samples for them to see your product up close

We also disscussed wholesale and she had some advice. Right now my wholesale is set up for wholesalers to get a discount when a certain amount of items is purchased. Jessika told me that wholesalers look for a line sheet. It makes ordering much more professional and organized. I am planning on switching over to a line sheet as soon as possible. If you have a lookbook you and also use that as a wholesale catalog. Simply add your line sheet and speical note to wholesale customers. 


Sneak peek of surprise packages that will be free every order on grand opening day!

Stickers that I have been putting everywhere!!

 and my new awesome mouse pad and pen!!! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Hey everyone!

Things have been super busy behind the scenes with photography, about page, meetings, site design, and preparation. I thought I would take a momment to fill everyone in and share a little sneak peek of how the site is coming along. We are set to launch sometime during the first week of April. There will be so much fun stuff going on for the grand opening! I can't wait!

The first thing that I wanted to share was the about page that Dewi Faulkner made. Dewi did an AMAZING job and I could not be more happy with the final result.

Soap. Quick, what did you just think of when you read that plain little unassuming word just now? Too much pressure? No problem, let’s try one more time: soap.
I’m guessing images of white or perhaps pale mint green bars floated across your periphery. Perhaps you even got a little crazy and conjured images of the liquid variety: the gelatinous squish of hand soap or the multi-hued bubbles of a kitchen sink full of suds.
But what if I told you that soap could evoke the salty-caramel aromas of a beach boardwalk on a summer day, the snap of a pickle, or the comfort of a hot bowl of mac-n-cheese — the perfect after-school snack on a chilly afternoon.
Sound crazy? Well maybe it is, a little. But here at LoveLeeSoaps, we believe that those little collections of suds and fragrances we use to get our bodies clean every day don’t have to be pedestrian or mundane — they can be more than unassuming rectangles of nothingness.
The only thing that equals our unparalleled commitment to redecorating your daily clean-machine routine is our unparalleled commitment to high standards. Each LoveLeeSoaps creation begins with only the best soap bases and fragrance oils. And while you may find birdies, robots and all manner of whimsy in your soap dish, we promise that if you stick to LoveLeeSoaps, what you’ll never find is sodium lauryl sulfate or other harsh foaming agents.
And because that bath or shower is not complete until you’re soft, smooth, and fully moisturized, LoveLeeSoaps also offers a delicious array of whipped body butters.
So whether you’re pampering yourself or putting together the best birthday, hostess, bridal or baby shower gift ever, look no further than LoveLeeSoaps for some good, clean fun. LoveLeeSoaps: putting the splash back in bath time.

The next thing that I wanted to share is a photography sample from Jennifer Way 

How cute do the donut soaps look in the little box!?

Photo by Jennifer Way

Seriously! How fun is this!? I have more to share if you can handle it. :)

This is a sneak peek from the main page of the site. I love how everything is coming along. Lauren Hardage  took everything that I wanted for the site and came up with a brilliant design. I could not believe my eyes when she first sent it over.

That is all for now! My next post will be a breakdown from my Skype meeting with Jessika Hepburn from Oh My! Handmade Goodness. 

I am thankful that I got the chance to meet up with her. She helped answer all my questions & opened my eyes to so much!

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