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Valentine LOVE!

Heartfelt & Handmade

We’re parternering with Time at the Table, a favorite non-profit of ours whose focus is to reconnect families at the dinner table with a Homemade & Heartfelt Valentine promotion.

Make this year’s Valentine’s Day “Heartfelt & Homemade”

Our Cherry Love heart soap is bundled with a wooden soapdish making it the perfect gift for that someone special. Who knew buying gifts could give back to the community? For every “Heartfelt & Homemade” package we sell $1.00 will be donated to Time at the Table, a nonprofit that focuses on reclaiming the tradition of family dinner. Buy this “Homemade” soap and know your “Heartfelt” donation will impact others.

Time at the Table

Visit our friends Time at the Table at www.timeatthetable.org, & join them on Twitter, FB, Google +

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Make this Valentine’s Day “Heartfelt & Handmade”

Make this year’s Valentine’s Day “Heartfelt & Homemade”

Our Cherry Love heart soap is bundled with a wooden soapdish making it the perfect gift for that someone special. Who knew buying gifts could give back to the community? For every “Heartfelt & Homemade” package we sell $1.00 will be donated to Time at the Table, a nonprofit that focuses on reclaiming the tradition of family dinner. Buy this “Homemade” soap and know your “Heartfelt” donation will impact others.

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January 19, 2012 · 5:00 pm

Introducing…The Third Place

Been so long since I’ve done a blog entry, I barley remembered  how to log in.  But, alas, it’s a new year and time to get back in the groove. 

So for the new year we’re planning a few exciting things!  I will be adding a few new products this year, working on a shampoo bar, liquid soap and perhaps a few other surprises.

Making soap is one of my very most favorite things to do, it might be yours too.  I have decided to teach soapmaking at a new folk school in Sioux Falls, call the Third Place. 

 

Why is it called the Third Place? 

Here’s why….

We are The Third Place.
Not home—
Not work—
But that third place
Where you’re welcome to come as you are,
To have conversation by the fire’s warmth,
To learn the old-world traditions of crafting wood, steel, or fiber,
And add to them the movements of your own hands.

We are centered between the past and the future,
Between toil and leisure,
Between individual creativity and the strength of community.

We are not afraid to be authentic to the art,
To take the long and inconvenient route,
To learn the methods of those who have gone before.

We are teachers, learners, doers.

We are The Third Place,
And we welcome you.

Cozy warmth from the fireplace sets the easy-going mood at the Third Place
My first class will be January 24, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 and will be a basic soapmaking class.  Here is the description from the Third Place’s posting.
 
Instructor Erin Nelson
Learn how to make soap from our friends at locally-owned all-natural soap company Irish Twins Soap Co. This course will help you understand the benefits of natural soap as you gain knowledge of the process and ingredients. You will leave this class with soap you crafted from start to finish.

Tuition $15 Materials $5 Class size 4-6 Time 2 Hours

You can sign up at www.t3place.com under the eco tab or email me (Matt) at unit5@me.com for more info.
I think there are some spots left.
 
Also this week I am going to be at several HyVee Stores in Sioux Falls handing out samples of our Lavender Laundry Concentrate.  Schedule is below…stop by and say hello.
  • January 9, 2012:  Demo at HyVee on E. 10th Street,
    Sioux Falls at Noon
  • January 11, 2012: Demo at HyVee, Marion Road, Sioux Falls at 2 p.m.
  • January 12, 2012: Demo at Hyee, Louise Ave., Sioux Falls, 1 p.m.
  • January 13, 2012: Demo at HyVee, Sycamore, Sioux Falls, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • January 16, 2012, Demo at HyVee at E. 57th & Cliff at Noon
  • Feb. 3, 2012:  Demo at HyVee, Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, 2 – 4 p.m.

Other scheduled events include:

  • January 26, 2012:  Vendor Fair, Sanford Hospital Vermillion,
    9:30 to 1:30
  • March 17 & 18, 2012: Sring Collections Craft Fair, Sioux City Convention Center, 801 4th Street, Sioux City, Iowa.  Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10 – 4
  • July 14 & 15, 2012:  Brookings Arts Festival, Brookings, SDIrish Blessing for the new year….. May your pockets be heavy-
    Your heart be light
    And may good luck pursue you
    Each morning and night

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