Once I was Seven Years Old…

A slice of cake is in order… as Beehive Soap is now seven years old! We have grown quite a bit in the last year and are thankful to each of our customers for supporting us! We love pampering you (you so deserve to be pampered)… and so we are doing some celebrating this month!

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1. Stop by our Booth at Craft Lake City (Aug 12/13), say “happy 7th birthday” and receive a free gift with purchase! (We will be in the West Elm Booth)  (Gift will be a free bath fizzie or 1/2 size bar of soap)

2. Stop by our booth at the SL Farmers Market (Aug 20), say “happy 7th birthday” and receive a free gift with purchase!  (Gift will be a free bath fizzie or 1/2 size bar of soap)

3. Or simply shop online: www.beehivesoap.com, enter code SEVEN at checkout – Aug 2 – 7 for 10% off your entire purchase! Sweet savings for you!!
Thank you for supporting local, handmade!

What’s in the works?
1. We have reformulated our shaving soaps for increased lather. You are going to love it. Coming soon…

2. Natural deodorant also in the future. We are testing it at home… and are so pleased with the results. (Formulated so that it can be in a push up tube)

 

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Beehive Soap – SIX Years Old!!

Six years ago Beehive Soap showed up at the Herriman Farmers Market with a small assortment of soaps!

 

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On our 6 year anniversary I have pondered what started at that small Farmers Market…
* It was scary… but I had been making soap for three years previously… experimenting, trying different techniques, working with fragrance blending, etc.
*It was also exhilarating… to see customers pick up and smell the soaps and then actually purchase some!
*It was also rewarding… to have new challenges and overcome them.  I eventually expanded beyond the Farmers Market – cold calling at retail stores – and I am still thrilled to pick up each new account! (Aunt Elsies Trinkets & Treasures – in Gardner Village – was one of my first retail accounts and continues to be a great partner!  If you haven’t checked out her darling store – antiques, home decor, gift ideas – be sure to do so and tell her Tami sent you!)

To celebrate SIX years in business – we are offering the following specials:
1. SALE!!  To thank you – my customer – for buying my soaps, gifting my soaps to friends and family, and cheering me along my Journey:  20% off sale for all online purchases for one week! Use coupon code LATHERTWICE at checkout. Coupon code good July 31st – August 6th.
2. Custom Soap Sale!! Have You every wished Beehive Soap would make you a custom-fragranced soap? You can order a Custom Soap loaf made just for you (17 bars) — any time!  During our Six Year Anniversary Sale – A custom soap loaf will be discounted 20% as well.  Call me between July 31st and August 6th to order your custom loaf of soap (Custom orders must be pre-paid.  Soap can be cut into bars or left whole for you to slice off as desired).  NOTE: Soaps cure for one month – they can cure at my studio or in your home.  Local pick up is available – or I can ship to your doorstep.
3. Facebook contest(s). I will try to have a few give-aways/contests during our Anniversary Celebration week… so pop in to Facebook to see what goodies I will be offering!

 

 

CRAFT LAKE CITY – If you are in the SLC area – I hope to see you at this fun DIY Festival next weekend.

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Shopping List: Beehive Soap, Milk, Bread!

Beehive Soap is now available at several Harmons Grocery Store locations in Utah:
7th Street (7800 S 700 E) – large display

City Creek (downtown SLC) – medium display

Farmington – Station Park – large display

Ogden – table top display

 

 

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You really can add “Beehive Soap” to your shopping list and pick up fabulous handmade Beehive Soap as easily as you purchase milk and bread!

Harmons is great to support local/handmade companies – and I am thrilled to partner with Harmons.  Now – the next question – is which Harmons location will be next? I have no idea… each Harmons location has a Health and Beauty Manager who makes the decisions about what products will be on the shelf. I have had the opportunity to present my product line to all of these manager – but I need to wait for their orders to roll in!

So – I see a contest brewing!
Guess the next Harmons location – and you will receive a $25 gift certificate to Beehive Soap and Body Care!! You can use this gift certificate online – or come to my studio to purchase.  You do not have to be local to participate!

You can guess once each day – just comment on this blog post…..until the next Harmons location is announced! You may even be able to influence this by requesting Beehive Soap at your neighborhood Harmons!  All correct guesses will be entered into a random number generator to get our winner!!

 

Other great local retail locations to purchase Beehive Soap:  Dancing Crane Imports (good assortment), Red Butte Garden Gift Shop (soaps), Aunt Elsies Trinkets & Treasures (Gardner Village – good assortment), Lotus (soaps), Desert Star Theater gift shop (good assortment), Healing Mountain Massage School (Whipped Body Butter, Lotion Bars), Garden Sprout (Santa Clara – soaps).  Shop online, or visit 5180 S Commerce Drive, Suite T, Murray – for local pickup (call first to make sure I am in).   801-301-9219

 

 

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Behave yourself? Beehive yourself!

Gone the extra mile?
Showed up with a smile?
Skipped the milkshake?
Sweet! You should feel great about your small triumphs! When you have tidied that bathroom closet… and no-one seems to be there to pat you on the back…Treat yourself to some Beehive Soap!  (Read to the end for great coupon code celebrating Year End Specials!)

Reached out to a neighbor with a kind word, graciously let someone merge ahead of you on the freeway, took the stairs instead of the elevator? Well… treat yourself to some Beehive Soap!

Many people make resolutions at the new year.  I applaud those who can look to the new year as a clean slate and try to improve.  Whether you make resolutions or not… you can always look back on the past week/month and find something to feel good about… now that is something you can do all through the year!

How do you “Beehive Yourself”?  Here are a few suggestions… but feel free to browse on your own!

 

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Shop online at www.beehivesoap.com

Shop locally:

Harmons Grocery (7800 S 700 E)

Aunt Elsies Trinket    s and Treasures (Gardner Village, West Jordan)

Red Butte Garden Gift Shop (300 Wakara Way, near University of Utah)

Dancing Crane Imports (673 E Simpson Ave, SLC, about 2240 S)

Utah Co-Op (291 E 4500 S, Hrs:  Wed/Sun 10-2; Th/Fr/Sat 10-6)

Slate Creek Gifts (Gateway, SLC)

Healing Mountain Massage School (Whipped Body Butter, Solid Lotion Bars; 363 S 500 E)

Desert Star Theater gift shop, Murray (soaps, few other goodies)

Salt City Consignment & Auction (Murray – soaps, lotion bars, whipped body butter)

Lotus, Draper (soaps)

The Cottage Yarrow (611 W 12300 S,Draper) – Not ordered in quite awhile

TEAramisu (soap, cream; 929 E 4500 S) – Not ordered in quite awhile

Wasatch Front Farmers Market Store (laundry soap, few soaps; 5823 S State Street) – Not ordered in quite awhile

Customer Pick-up Counter:  5180 S Commerce Drive Suite T, (in the Cube Smart/Commerce Park development) Murray (call ahead to arrange pickup at Beehive Soap Studio) 801-301-9219

Utah County:

Pebbles & Twigs (Provo – Riverwoods)

Wasatch County:

Day’s Market – 890 S Main Street, Heber – have not ordered in quite awhile

 Washington County:

Garden Sprout Gift Shop -3066 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara

 

Don’t miss our year end specials AND free shipping when you use coupon code BEEHIVEYOURSELF. Don’t delay – free shipping is only good through 12/31/14!

New and fabulous: Energy Exfoliating Soap   

Happy New Year!!

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Harmons Grocery Store AND Beehive Soap

It is with great joy that I announce that Beehive Soap has been accepted by Harmons Grocery Store! Our handcrafted Soaps, Lotion Bars, and Lip Balms are displayed at the Harmons at 7800 S and 700 E… and I hope to be at a Harmons location near you soon!

 

Harmons Grocery does a lot to support local small businesses… and now Beehive Soap is amongst those local small businesses!

New soap fragrances:
Energy
Almond

Season Favorites:
Fall Harvest Apple Jack
Peppermint Stripe
Christmas Forest
Christmas Spice
Cranberry Spice Woods

 

Custom orders are welcome – however minimums are required.

We can also imbed an image (photograph, logo, etc.) into the face of a bar of soap!  What a great marketing tool/thank you gift!

For a limited time – Beehive Soap will have FARMHOUSE FUDGE (created fresh in Moab Utah with their own award winning recipes) for sale along with our soaps, etc. at local events:

Rocky Moutain Boutique – Bountiful

Hobble Creek Barn Boutique – Spanish Fork

Christkindlmarkt – SLC

 

 

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Beehive Studio has its Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Customer area - before everyone arrived!

It was an easy decision to have a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!  What a great way to get the word out to the community that I was open for business!

Prizes for attendees included goodies from Beehive Soap, AND from Chocolate Divine, Les Madeleines, Majestic Mountain Sage, Bramble Berry, and Online Labels

Special thanks to all who contributed prizes – and made the event fun for everyone who attended!  Beehive Soap provided bath salt samples to all guests, and drawings were held for assorted prizes from Beehive Soap and fabulous prizes donated from other companies (Chocolate Divine, Les Madeleines, Majestic Mountain Sage, Bramble Berry, Online Labels) to make our event FABULOUS!

Guests touring the soap production area

Sam's Club was kind enough to bring the cake!

Murray Area Chamber of Commerce/Mayor assist with Ribbon Cutting for Beehive Soap and Body Care

Special thanks to the Murray Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor for making the ribbon-cutting ceremony official! Thanks to all who attended!  Thanks to all who have helped me get to this point in my business:  Janice R., Sisters – Diane and Christie, Husband, Daughter, Parents, Banking on Women Program, Denise with Aunt Elsies for being one of the first stores to welcome products from Beehive Soap, and great customers who have also cheered me on!  Thank you!!

 

 

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Beehive Soap has a new Studio!

I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!


Beehive Soap was “born” in 2009, and for four years I have operated my business out of my home.  I have officially moved into my Soap Studio!  My Soap Studio is located in Murray literally a hop-skip-and a jump from I-15 off 5300 South!  My Soap Studio consists of 800 square feet of soapmaking bliss!

 

* A pick up area where customers may call ahead – place an order – and then arrange a time to pick up their order!  No regular “retail hours” at this time…as I often have to rush about making deliveries, run errands, etc.   (Special thanks to my sister who helped paint this partition!  This area will soon be filled with displays of soap, lotions, lip balms, bath salts, etc.)

* Behind the scenes… shelves to hold all my wonderful fragrant ingredients, molds, containers, curing soaps, etc.!

* Work tables where I can create my soaps and other pampering goodies!

No pic available… but there is also an office where I can keep the books, print labels, store shipping supplies!

Actual address:

5180 S Commerce Drive (300 West), Suite T, Murray, UT

This space is in the Cube Smart/Commerce Park development…drive all the way to the end of the drive – towards the flagpole, then turn left – you will find suite T 3rd door from end.

To celebrate our new Soap Studio – we are running some smokin’ deals!

LOCAL CUSTOMERS:  Call in (801-301-9219) and arrange an order pickup during the first two weeks (1st thru 14th) of September and receive stupendous discounts and perhaps take advantage of some clearance specials as well!

Soaps, regularly $6.95, will be available at my Soap Studio for $5.75 each – or buy 4 for $20 (plus tax)!!

ONLINE CUSTOMERS:  Use coupon code:  SOAPSTUDIO for 20% off your order!!  (Offer ends 9/10/13)

What a great time to stock up on fabulous soap!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Day Yet (Attitude is Critical)

I have a neighbor who has a reputation for frequently declaring the following phrase:

“Today is my best day yet!”
I love his attitude. I realize that just by hearing this phrase… it makes my day a bit sweeter! I have learned from experience that we need to live each day to its fullest.

2012 was a year of challenges for me. A breast cancer diagnosis May 31, 2012 led to surgery in June, radiation treatments in July, and chemotherapy treatments from August through November (yes I lost my hair).

(Strange how so much sorrow, fear and hardship can be summed up in one paragraph!)

In spite of the challenges I have much to be thankful for. I am thankful for family members who took me to lunch, brought me “frozen meals” for the days when I didn’t feel like cooking, brought me hats and scarves, and for regular phone calls declaring their concern and love. I am thankful for good medical providers who cheered me on to the end. I am thankful for neighbors who brought in meals, and – incredibly – taped a note of love/support to my front door EACH and EVERY day I was going through chemo. I am thankful for a good wig that helped me face the world and carry on.

With treatments behind me I know that I have five years ahead of me where Doctors will be watching me closely. Sadly… I am not alone. Many of your also have endured cancer or have stood by loved ones who have endured this challenge. My heart goes out to you all. I also encourage all women 40+ to get their mammograms regularly. That is how my cancer was detected… and I had had a mammogram the year previous. It has been about a year since my diagnosis. In honor of Cancer Survivors Day (yes – there really is such a day), which is today, June 2nd, I am offering a discount of 15% off your purchases today only June 2 – use coupon code BESTDAYYET. First three people to order at least $24 in product with this coupon promotion will receive a free bar of soap (my choice)!! (Yea… that makes the deal even sweeter!)   Shop here (http://www.beehivesoap.com) .

How do you make each day your “best day yet?”

 

 

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Festival of Trees!

A crazy, good idea overcame me last year. I thought it would be awesome to donate a decorated tree to our local Festival of Trees! (All trees are donated – and then auctioned off, with proceeds going to help patients being treated at the Primary Childrens Hospital here in Salt Lake City)

Alas – my idea came too late – and I was too busy to pull it off in time. However – I knew there was hope for 2013! Which brings me to today’s post. I have purchased an artificial tree (prelit), and a tree skirt, and a tree topper .  I plan to make some ornaments (out of soap, of course) – and I have chosen the theme of snowflakes and snowmen.

I also purchased hundreds (yikes) of styrofoam snowmen and pinecone ornaments which need to be painted in preparation for this years tree.  The ornaments don’t need to be elaborately painted – but they should be nice enough to hang on the tree. What I need is helping hands. If you are local – and have a group of youth or adults who want to get together and help paint these ornaments – let me know!!  (I plan to take a bunch to my family’s reunion this summer – and we can sit and visit while we paint!)

Message me with the following info:

1.  How many styrofoam ornaments you want to paint

2.  If you need paints – or have your own (traditional red/green/white/gold are the main colors; brown for the pinecones – acrylic is probably best).

We can then coordinate a drop off/pick up date/time.  Hoping to have all ornaments painted and back in my hands by early Fall.

If you have paints to donate or other items that could help decorate beneath the tree – message me as well.  Thanks in advance!

 

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Beehive Bazaar… one of my favorite things!!

As a handcrafted soapmaker – one of my favorite things to do is to find great boutiques and shows that feature handmade items – and apply to get in!  For three years now I have been a vendor at the Beehive Bazaar which is held twice a year in Provo, Utah.   Here is their fun logo/image!

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It is one of those few boutiques that feature local, handmade, unique!  Each vendor is handpicked to assure a great selection for their loyal fans.  This is one of those events where you grab your sister, friend, or neighbor – and go exploring!  It is truly eye candy and you are sure to find that great gift for mom, a darling toy for your new grandchild, a stunning print to hang in your family room, and perhaps a few bars of soap to enjoy in your own shower or gift to those whom you love!  Enjoy this video featuring Beehive Soap as I create a batch of soap – and shout out my love of the Beehive Bazaar!  (Special thanks to Brooke Walker for her kind words!)

Click here to see the Promotional Video shown on Studio 5 on 5/7/2013!!

 

 

 

 

 

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