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Nirvana in a Cardboard Box

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Nirvana in a Cardboard Box

Nirvana arrived today. It came in a white cardboard USPS Large Flat Rate Box from Wisconsin. And though the real contents were my personal belongings, that box, and my stuff absorbed the ether of my friends’ craft for two solid weeks. She’s a professional soap maker. I am lucky to have such friends and if you don’t know what I am talking about, seek one out. Watch the face of someone who smells a newborn. Instant Nirvana. Or try this, go into a fiber store and wrap your arms around the biggest bunch of yarn you can. Nirvana wind chimes...

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Scents of Summer

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Scents of Summer

Scents coveted in summer take a 360 from those sought after in fall. For some, summer scents are fresh picked fruit, for others, it's sultry yet light scent combinations that evoke memories. Bar-Maids scents in high demand this summer are: Juicy Pear (light and fresh), Peachy Keen (peach without the pit), Summer Breeze (refreshing watermelon), Coco-Mango (a warmer scent that screams vacation),  Just Lilac (intoxicating; reminding people of another time) and Toasted Coconut (warm tropical coconut).   Perfect for the beach, before the pool, camping, hiking, berry picking, dog walking, and travel. Where do you take your Lo-Lo?

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Notable Quotable: June 2016

Notable Quotables

Notable Quotable: June 2016

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Metonia

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Metonia

It’s that time of the year and depending on the hat I wear, it is called different things. When I wear my retailer hat, it’s called the fourth quarter. As a consumer, it‘s Black Friday/Cyber Monday. As a customer, it’s Small Business Saturday. As just me, it becomes the holiday season, winter, the time of insane giving and raw joy. Being a retailer can be hard, and while I don’t necessarily find it hard, it is a ton of work and major juggling, mixed with a large dose of gambling. Do I have the “right” sale, the “array of products...

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Pay it Forward Dreams

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Pay it Forward Dreams

When we introduced our version of Pay it Forward, our dream was to hide in each box we mailed. Like a fly on the wall, we wanted to witness what happens when someone opens this kind of surprise. But getting a box with a fly in it would be disgusting, and the shipping charges on a box big enough for us to tuck ourselves into would put us straight into the red. And then, one of our customers, Theresa, ordered her favorite products from our site and chose to Pay it Forward with Buck Naked. Theresa included a personal message to her niece, Sofia, and...

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