Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Le *sigh*

First - news. I got the Cocoa d'Absinthe in the shop. That formulation took a loooonnnng time, I'll tell ya. But it's perfectly perfect now. I love it.

I'm feeling very, very unmotivated to work. I booked my daughter's flight to SoCal, and realized afterward that I'm 100% NOT prepared for her to leave me. Of course, I don't think any parent can ever be prepared for that. 2 months without my baby - seems like an eternity.

Methinks it might be a night for curling up in bed and watching some Rocky III. Mr T. *always* makes me feel better. As I watch him pity fools, my troubles melt away.

On the business side of things - I'm considering making some HUGE changes in the shop. Like, monumental. Doing so will mean a lot of time, money, and effort, so I'd best get a move on before the Halloween season - or else wait until after Xmas. I did some work today on the Halloween line (labels and such), as well as starting the testing on the few Fall recipes I had lying about.

So that's that.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a date with Mr. T

Sunday, May 23, 2010

1000 Sales

I'm at 991 as I type. I'm giving a special present for my 1000th sale. A pretty good one, if I do say so m'self. I don't normally do the "hard sell" on my blog, because I feel it's annoying, but I'm REALLY excited about getting to 1000!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

That was fast.

Okay, Boils and Ghouls - I'm back up and running. I needed time to replenish some stock, finish up out of control orders, and deal with family stuff. It all went quicker than expected, so I'm officially back up and at 'em. And can I just say I HATED not having my shop??? It was terrible and depressing and lonely. YUCK.

I'm almost at the 1000 sale mark. Soon, soon, soon. I'm going to give away something really nice to my 1,000th sale. Yay!!!!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shop Closure

As of tonight, The Morbid The Merrier is closed for a bit. I'm not sure how long. I need to get caught up on orders, tie up some loose ends around the here, etc. Could be a few days, could be much longer. Thanks for your support.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hear ye, Hear ye

Got the bath salts in the shop - finally. Busy day today. Go have a look if ya wanna.

I'm adding new lip balms this weekend, in addition to more salts.

The new flavors of balm are:

Chai Coconut
Sugared Pear

The new salts will be:

Voix de Ville

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


YES I'm bragging -- I make some mean bath salts. Always have. I've spoiled myself and my family so badly, we all refuse to bathe without them. I never wanted to add them to the shop because I feared shipping would be so outrageous, nobody would buy them. After much deliberation, thought, planning, and hair pulling, I've decided on the best packaging, made the labels, and they will be added to the shop tomorrow. I'm listing 3 scents, and there will be more added this weekend. For now it's Cleo, Natali (of course), and Delina.

The shipping - *sigh* - is still an issue, but I'm hoping the beautiful packaging I've chosen and that I've made it 10 ounces makes up somewhat. The bad news is shipping will be $4.90 in the US. The good news is it's Priority flat rate, so anything else ordered can be added for no additional charge. That's good, right?? RIGHT???!!!!

So, yeah - tomorrow. I'm excited!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

It was bound to happen, I suppose...........

I wrecked my motorcycle. Not bad, and I'm fine..... it was more of a lay-over type situation. The totally embarrassing part is it happened in my damn driveway, sliding on wet grass. Well, that, and I hit a car that was parked in the driveway. Bent the heck out of my mirror on the left, dented the car, hurt my arm. I'm telling you, it was just a bad situation all the way around. And me being ME, I looked around to see if anyone saw before properly assessing the situation. Embarrassment takes precedence over physical well-being any day of the week. ha ha

Still haven't had time to make soap.

The good news is, I think I'm finally caught up on orders. I don't do well with making people wait for their stuff. It's just this...thing... I have. When my orders are late getting out, I get myself so worked up and stressed out, I can barely think straight, and that only makes the situation worse. Not only do I fear negative feedback (which very well may be the end of the world), but I just plain ol' care about my customers, and I know *I* wouldn't want to wait for something I already paid for.

Back to the soap, though......... I think I have it narrowed down to one or two choices. Knowing me, however, I may decide to go in a totally different direction. :-)

I've settled on the name for my Halloween line. Have I discussed that already? I can't wait!!! Shooting for August release, which seems really far away until I realize how much work lies ahead of me.

Off to make dinner, work on some more orders, and hit the sack.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I just wanted to take a minute to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, single dads, and caregivers of "fluffy" children. Have a lovely day, everyone!!