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I'll start off by saying that my friend who moved in with me has moved back to BC. I've been back and forth so many times over the past few months with the moving - I'm about done with that drive for a long time. Especially driving boats and uhauls across those mountains. At this point, it's just me and the husband in our house and it has been lonely. I don't know anyone out here yet... and then there's the pandemic. SO I have been working like a madwoman. I have thousands of soaps curing or cured, and I'm...

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What an absolutely bonkers year; and it's only October. I have moved rooms in my house, and now my studio is half of my basement... and I am moving more storage into one of our spare rooms. This is amazing, and I am so grateful to be this busy. My husband still has seizures, however they are small. He hasn't had a large (tonic-clonic, or grand mal) seizure since March of this year. I didn't think we'd ever go this long without hospitals. He is currently in the middle of the testing portion to see if he's eligible for brain...

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Okay! So my best friend moved in with me last week, and she is not only a tremendous help with the husband, she is also my new business partner.  I am teaching her packing and production on everything but the soap. This means quicker turn around times and so much less stress on me! It also means that someone can help me with the business while the husband is ill. He is in the hospital for the next 2 weeks, and for some of the scans to work I have to sit with him for hours and hours and inform...

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I am feeling super burnt out, but in the best way. I am in shock as how busy it's been in my little store, and I keep selling out. This is the best problem in the world and I am eternally grateful for every single order. I went from not knowing how to keep us going (the husband can't work and we don't have benefits) and living off of credit cards, to being able to actually pay my mortgage and buy food with the money that soap brings. This is what it means when they say small business owners do...

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I can't even describe how pumped I am for all the sales I've had over the past weekend, and it's not even BF. I started my Black Friday sale early, and am running it for a week and a half (until Nov 30th) with the code BLACKFRIDAY.  It's almost my birthday, how in the hell did this year go by so quickly? Birthdays look a little different for me now. My husband doesn't have an income anymore because of his condition and brain injury, so presents don't happen; he also has a special diet so we avoid things like cake. ...

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