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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Peppermint Sticks Soapscicle

Here I have a soapscicle called Peppermint Stix. It is a beauty and also reminds me of the Canadian Flag. Being that is Canda Day July 1st , very fitting ! Pepeprmint is always a best seller, strong and yummy. This will become available now, and will stay right through until after Christmas. The middle part of the soap feautres a beautiful sparkle of silver cosmetic glitter. It really is pretty!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Creativity Award

On June 20th I received the "Arte Y Pico" Award which is The Creativity and Art Award and I am so happy ! Rocki from gave me this award and I am thrilled and honoured!

Monday, June 16, 2008

What's Happening?

Father's Day was great yesterday. Lots of action! If you go back and read my Mother's Day post, that pretty much sums it up in the morning only the tables were turned. It felt like deja-vu really.

On Saturday I set up my space at the Keepsakes Gallery. I met Joyce the owner, she's really nice and welcoming. The space is fantastic, nicely organized and makes you want to shop. I believe there are 80 Manitoban artists featured. Everyone googled my soaps and were really excited. I hope my soaps do well there. One gal sells neat plaques and stuff that have quotes on them then pictures of cats and such. Whimsical looking I would describe these to be...Hallmark (yes thee Hallmark) has purchased a ton and continues to do so from her. She is the only artist in Canada that Hallmark has contacted. Wow! You just never know sometimes.

Kepsakes Gallery is located in Winnipeg's Exchange District . The name "Exchange District" comes from the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, the hub of Canada's grain industry, as well as other industry exchanges - all of which transformed Winnipeg into the "Chicago of the North" from 1881 to 1918. Today, the Exchange District is a National Historic Site that encompasses 20 city blocks and is composed of nearly 150 buildings. It is the center of Winnipeg's cultural and entertainment scene as well as the home to unique residential lofts, educational institutions and a variety of business entities. Cobblestone streets lined with clothing boutiques, coffee bars, nightclubs, art galleries, museums, antique dealers, restaurants and pubs make the Exchange District a truly dynamic urban community. It is also home to the city's theatre district and Old Market Square, which is a popular summer venue and plays host to several festivals and concerts including: The Jazz Winnipeg Festival, The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival and Bedford Investments Music in the Market Concert Series.

I am really excited to have my soaps showcased there!

I may do some weekends at the local St. Norbert Farmers Market. I have always wanted to do that so that may be something on my list this summer. Also something to note, I am adding soap that is 100 % natural. Same fun, yummy look! Just catering to those who won't use anything else but natural.

I have some new Fragrances that just arrived. They smell like a few of Lush's soaps but way better. Sure to be a favorite of many!

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Prim Pantry is now available at the Keepsakes Gallery

As of this Saturday,I will now have my soaps available at the Keepsakes Gallery -

Handicrafts by Manitoban artisans in a downstairs Exchange District space. Selection includes crafty jewellery, ceramics, paintings and nifty home decor items.

Winnipeg, Mb

264 McDermot Avenue

Monday, June 9, 2008

Birthday, Cupcakes and More!

Well, It was my son's 8th birthday party yesterday. It was great as usual! He received lots of nice clothing and toys. That one eyed toy he got from his Auntie Lidia was an Etsy purchase . How cute He loved it! I made cupcakes this time around. I stayed up until 11pm doing them, while my kids were pulling on my pant leg. I also was roasting red peppers in the oven. How fun!This was our family party yesterday..I still have to do his friends party, which I am dreading.

Schools out in a few weeks, we are also going camping for a few days in July. Yes...all of us (5 kids and me and hubby) First time doing that. I am looking forward to it, I need a pink Swiss army knife or something , pink machete mabye? LoL

Friday, June 6, 2008


Here is a picture of my niece Kayla that was sent from my sister via email this morning. She is bathing with my soap "pink lady". Looks like she is having a blast! I received other pictures too, one where she is reading a magazine from the potty..the other was another potty picture looking proud.(don't worry potty pics are being posted) Then there was one where she was helping my sister with the gardening. What was funny about that one is she is potting plants in a helmet..A dangerous job no doubt!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rasberry Zinger Debut

Here is my Raspberry Zinger Soap! It looks, smells and performs amazing! This will be a permanent part of my line. Who doesn't like the smell of raspberries and butter cream? The color turned out amazingly on this one ..very rich looking.
I am starting to think about Christmas now. Mistletoe Kisses is returning once again ;I usually bring that out Sept/October and have it available until Jan. Its a huge hit,and I can never keep that in stock. Candy Cane is another. Pumpkin Souffle comes out in August(everyone loves that). My signature fragrance Cranberry Spice is available all year round, but does extremely well during the fall and winter. I am introducing a few new ones for fall/winter. I am not going to say because it is very exciting and I am going to keep it a secret :D

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Raspberry Zingers and Bubble Gum

Today I am working on my Rasberry Zinger soap. This is the most delicious scent I have come across. You will want to eat this baby up. It is a true raspberry scent, with a hint of buttercream. I couldnt stop smelling myself today. I have bubblegum listed in my shop, it is fun to look at, smells so good. I have so much fun with that in my shower. Smells like a heaping mound of that bazooka gum I chewed as a kid. My 11 year old couldnt believe the smell of it, she asked me how did I do that! I said

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hello? ...Is it me you are looking for????

Afternoon all! Its been a few days but I am busy with a few wholsale orders (Bubble Gum Soap mmm), plus Mikey is turning 8 this weekend, so I am busily trying to figure out what to make for his family party. Food is an important part of our culture (Italian/Spanish), so 80 percent of the planning has to do with what to serve. If it were up to my husband, he would have coffee and cake ..thats it. That would not go over well with my side of the family. His side is fairly laid back, they dont really care one way or another. After 12 years (goig on 13) of marriage, my husband still questions the amount of food I buy for parties and we always get into an argument over it. Although I agree I have learned from my mother she taught me to go "overboard" with the food. To me , good food= a good party. Maybe its a European thing? By the way, that is my mom in the picture. This was taken when me, my husband and my 5 kids lived with my parents for 6.5 months while our dream home was being built. Good lord, she looks awfully happy there. I think this was taken near the end of the 6.5