Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
With the holidays approaching like a tornado in the spring, I have decided that I'll be taking a break beginning on December 16th - January 3rd.
I don't know about you guys but I haven't gotten very much of my holiday gifts bought yet and I still have to plan a dinner for my in-laws the weekend of the 18th which means I'll have to cook and clean! Yikes!
Plus the kids will be on school vacation during this time as well and I don't think I'll be able to get much done during that time with them around anyway!
I will NOT be putting my shop on vacation mode though so you can still place orders but they will not ship until the 3rd of January. I might pop in there when things are slow on the homefront and ship orders or make something here and there but I don't want to make that a definite for obvious reasons!
If you need me for anything you can still convo or e-mail me I will check those daily!
Thanks so much everyone!!!
I wish you a wonderful Holiday and look forward to the New Year that is also approaching!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
First off, I thought I'd run to Menards to get a couple things they had on sale for hubby and my dad and I figured, it's Menards it won't be as busy as Wal-mart or Target right? WRONG!!! Not only did I have to park 3 stores away in a grassy knoll that was covered in ice, then wade through traffic and people trying to get to the store, I walked around for about 25 minutes only to learn that everything I had gone there for was sold out! I'd never seen so many people in all my life - and I was at a Toby Keith concert this year!
Carts and shopping baskets were full to the brim and what didn't fit was carefully pushed with their feet while they waited to checkout! I was flooded with relief that I didn't buy anything when I saw the checkout line! Approximately 20 checkout lanes all open with at least 20-30 people in each line! I don't think people wait that long from the American Eagle ride at Great America! So I walked out (more like ran, it was freezing out) and headed to Kohl's!
I was in shock when I got to Kohl's - it was practically empty (cause everyone was still at Menards) althought all the shopping carts were gone. I wandered around until I found the toy sections which to my great suprise was well stocked and not very crowded! I ended up finding quite a bit of things for the baby and my older son but had a hard time finding something for my daughter. So I left. BTW - Kohl's checkout system was amazing! The "director of checkout" as I now call her, scouted out the best lane for you and I was checked out in about 10 minutes and I got $40 in Kohl's cash to spend this week! :0)
So anyway - I left and went to Target - where in the parking lot some horrible woman flicked me off and was screaming out her window at me because SHE didn't wait her turn at the 4 way stop! Yeah Happy Holidays to you too lady!! Anyway - into Target I go and let me tell you - I was a little disappointed! If you weren't shopping for electronics, you really didn't have much to look forward too, in my opinion. The shelves weren't clearly marked so I couldn't tell what was on sale and what was regular price. I ended up getting a set of Legos for each of the kids and leaving.
All in all it was a good day but boy oh boy was it insanely busy! I was so tired by 11:00am I thought I wouldn't make it through the rest of the day! I might try again next year but I will better prepare myself for it! Read the ads, scout out the best deals and get there EARLY!!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Exfoliating Souffle Soaps
Silky Smooth Body Lotions
Cold Process Soaps
Shaving Soap Bars
8oz Souffle Soaps
2oz Souffle Soaps
This sale will last through Midnight on Monday November 29th! Quantities will be limited and reservations can not be made. This will be a first come, first serve basis.
If you'd like more than 1 of any item in my shop, please contact me for info.
This sale will not apply to custom orders or wholesale orders. Payment must be made within 24 hours of purchase - contact me with any questions! Thanks!!!
HOLIDAY SHIPPING INFORMATION:
Last day for US Shipping December 10th
Last Day for International Shipping December 3rd
Order by these dates to get your packages in time for the holidays!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
And on the curing rack are Almond, Rhubarb al Fresco, Rosemary Mint, and Sandalwood. Oakmoss is also on the curing rack but is not part of the regular list yet! Might be in the future we'll just have to see how the response is!
Hopefully I'll get some more soap made this afternoon - not sure yet if it will be Cold Process Soap or Shaving Bars yet! I'll let you know later! :0)
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I figure if I list all the fragrances here, then I will have to make myself make the products and list them in the shop for all of you to enjoy! I'll be starting by making all the below fragrances in Cold Process Soaps next week (this weekend is very busy - craft show) and then work on scrubs, sprays, lotions, bombs, and deodorants.
HOWEVER, if you see a fragrance you want but I don't have the product ready yet, contact me either through ETSY or at ShopRachelRene@aol.com and let me know what it is. I can make it up for you as long as I have all the ingredients in stock!
Monday, November 1, 2010
All products listed above will be for sale in my shop later this evening.
EDITED TO ADD: I'm currently having some internet difficulty - most of the Bath Bombs are listed now, but I can't get the Lip Butter Pots up just yet - I'm having some technical difficulties! I will keep working on it and keep you updated! :0/ My apologies!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Simply enter code "OCT20" in the Notes to Seller box during checkout and I will either issue you a refund via Paypal or send you a revised invoice for the discounted amount!
Discount not valid on wholesale and custom orders or on Combo Packs.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
And I am wondering what your opinion is? If you have used both products, which one did you prefer? I used the same recipe but only changed the shape.
I'm asking because recently I did a craft show that I've done for the past 4 years, and for the 3 previous years I practically sold out of Bath Bombs everytime! This year however, I only sold 4 sets of Bath Cubes. So I'm curious to know if it's the shape and size that have thrown people off or if they just didn't know what they were. The 2 people that bought them thought they were small soaps at first.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
....These creamy and fragrant Souffle Soaps are packed with the gentle exfoliating power of Brown Sugar! They will gently cleanse your skin and smooth rough skin in the process! Dead skin cells will be washed away with the bubbles and you'll be left with smooth silky skin that is fragrant and never greasy!
Try them today in your favorite fall fragrances!!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
..........Making their Rachel Rene Debut this evening are Apples N Spice, Caramel Apple, Vanilla Spice, and Pumpkin Spice!!
There are matching soaps in the shop already but tomorrow I'll be adding their Exfoliating Souffle Soaps counterparts!!! What are Exfoliating Souffle Soaps you ask? Well let me tell you!
They are luxurious whipped soaps with added brown sugar, sweet almong oil and vegetable glycerin! They will gently cleanse and remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling smooth and soft with a wonderful fragrance! Top it off with a Silky Smooth Body Lotion and your skin will be hydrated and smooth all day!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Pure Rain is a crisp and clean fracgrance that is a classic "soap" scent! Made up of Hyacinth, Lime and Mint, it is perfect for men and women!! Each bar is made with layers of blue and white soap that is cut with a krinkle cutter to give it some texture with the first few washes.
French Vanilla is a subtle and warm scent. It is not an overpowering sweet scent but more of an elegant and rich fragrance. Great for dessert lovers!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
A little goes a long way so this small bottle will last quite a while! Paraben free!!
5 fragrances currently listed in my Etsy Shop now! Almond, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Eucalyptus & Spearmint, Oatmeal Milk & Honey, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie! More to come in September!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
RachelRene.Etsy.com will re-open by Noon, Wednesday August 25th!
I will be reopening the Etsy store tomorrow afternoon. I'm so excited! It's been such a joy to spend the last 7 weeks with my wonderful new little guy - but it's back to business now! He's just getting this new routine down which is leaving me plenty of time to work and create and of course, take orders! :0)
For the time being - I will only in stock items will be available. I will not be able to take any custom orders or requests - due to time constraints. Feel free to contact me about additional quantities of items that are in stock though. If possible - when only 1 of a particular product is left, I will make a note of this in the title, otherwise there should be at least 2 in stock.
I will also be relisting items through out the afternoon tomorrow and for the rest of the week. I've got a few new Vegan Deodorants, Lip Tints, and Silky Body Lotions to add to the shop.
If you have any questions or need anything - please feel free to contact me!
Thanks so much!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
So while sitting on the deck with my husband the other night unleashing my "I've got no time for..." speech on him, I realized that I am probably expecting a little too much of myself giving the fact that the baby is only 4 weeks old. Instead of spending the last 2 weeks trying to do everything - I should have just been learning to take everything in stride and do only what I can and NOT beat myself up when I don't get the whole house cleaned, and dinner on the table at 6pm, and if I don't get all the laundry done in one day - no one but me is going to know.
So the moral of the story is that while doing a little thinking I've made just a few decisions. I'm pushing the opening of the Etsy shop back to sometime towards the end of August/beginning of September and I will not be opening the website again.
Maintaining both a website and the Etsy shop would be WAY more time consuming then just having the Etsy Shop. So, in the very near future, if you visit ShopRachelRene.com you will be forwarded to my Etsy shop at RachelRene.etsy.com
And when I do reopen at least for the first month or two, I will only be selling what I have in stock and made. I will not be doing any custom orders.
I'll be keeping you posted here and on my Facebook page as well - so keep checking back!!!
Thanks for being so understanding!!! I can't wait to get back into the swing of things!
Monday, August 2, 2010
They are made from a vegetable base that is free of aluminum and bactericides. It works by neutralizing the odor-causing bacteria that occurs when we perspire, without interfering with the body's natural cooling process - which is sweating.
Some of the wonderful ingredients that make up this awesome new product are Vegetable Protein, Castor Oil, Chamomile Flower Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, and Grapefruit Seed Extract.
So far it is available in Green Tea & Cucumber, Creamy Orange Coconut, Pure Rain, and Black Raspberry Vanilla. More scents will be listed as time allows, however I am open to suggestions so let me know what scents you'd like to see in a deodorant!
Each stick is 3oz (80gr) and comes in a white twist tube.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
To see what this bill would mean the way it is currently written, please click this link:
To read the entire bill please click here:
The EGCG Team and many other bath and body manufactorers are petitioning to oppose this bill before it's passed. We would like your help in doing so and ask that you sign this petition as well.
Click this link to sign the petition:
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I'm hoping to get this ready and up for sale in time for the fall weather to kick in as long as I can get the recipe formulated and tested before then!
I'll keep you posted in the coming weeks!
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause any of you! I know some of you are die hard Body Mousse users so I'll try to come up with something as equally good, if not better!!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Those are the essentials I need for the hospital and the first couple days right? So I should be ready then, except that I'm not! I was just telling my husband last night how nervous I am about having this baby and he likes to say one of two things, "Well it's a little late now" or "You really don't have a choice honey" which is true, there is only one way this little guy can get out and unforetunately for me - it's gonna hurt!
When my daughter was born, I swore I could have 7 kids if their pregnancies and labor were all like hers. When my son was born I told my husband I didn't want anymore kids cause the last 2 months were very painful and he weighed almost 9 lbs at birth (I'll spare you the details). But no matter what they felt like, I didn't *know* when they would arrive. I didn't have time to dwell on the painful thoughts of labor or worry about things that could happen!
With this baby, all I can do is worry and dwell on it and that is only because I know without a doubt that at 1:00pm tomorrow, I will enter the hospital and they will begin prepping me to be induced. I will sit there for 5 hours hooked up to an IV that will pump me full of antibiotics and then at approzimately 6:00pm they will somehow induce labor. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Ok - I feel better! LOL
Sometimes it just helps to get that off your chest right?! I know it'll all be fine and worrying or panicing won't do anyone an ounce of good but when else am I suppose to do? Mothers worry best don't we? I really just can't wait to meet him and to show him off to everyone!
While we did not plan for this to happen, I am so grateful that it has. I am looking forward to the firsts that will happen all over again with this little guy! I cannot wait!
So this is it, I have to clean up the house and prepare for the rest of my family to be without me for as many as 3 days plus pack and make sure we have everything we need. I will get a picture post up just as soon as I can once I get back from the hospital!
Wish me luck and thank you all for your support!
Our son Jack at 2 months old - now 6 years old.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
So - if you're looking for me or trying to contact me and you don't hear from me within 24 hours, I'm probably in labor! :0)
We are hoping to hold off until the 8th or 9th but you know how these things happen!
Thanks for all the well wishes and I'll keep you up to date!
Monday, June 28, 2010
I guess we should really work on picking a name now! What a process! :0)
Monday, June 21, 2010
I am shipping the last of my orders out this afternoon so everyone's items will be on there way to you today. I will also be checking my e-mail at least every morning if not more often throughout the day.
I will keep you posted on my condition through this blog and of course the Facebook Fan Page so if you haven't signed up already drop by and say hi! I will also send a newsletter out once the baby is born and of course about a week before I open up shop again.
You can sign up for the newsletter on the left-hand side of this blog.
If you need anything or have any questions feel free to contact me!!
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!!! I hope I get to see you all sometime in August!!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Take 20% Off your entire order*! Use coupon code 62010 in the notes to seller during checkout. I can either send you a revised invoice or you can pay with Paypal and I will issue you a refund!
*Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons, or promos. Discount cannot be applied to Clearance items or shipping charges.
I will combine shipping and refund anything over $1.50 of the actual shipping costs.
I will be closing both my shop and my website early tomorrow (6-20-10) for Maternity Leave. I am being induced on the 9th of July and we still have so much to get done before the baby arrives.
I will let everyone know when I return! Be sure to sign up for the mailing list, follow me on twitter, or "like" me on Facebook in order to get the latest information first!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Beginning Sunday 6-20-10 at midnight I will close my Etsy Shop and my Website. I will re-open them both as soon as I've adjusted to life with a newborn (oh and healed a bit). I'm hoping it will be within the first week or two of August, but I just won't know until then!
Please make sure you either sign up for my newletter or click that little button in my Etsy shop that will notify you when my shop reopens. I will give a heads up to everyone before I open by sending a newletter, tweeting, blogging, and posting a note on Facebook.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
Thank you so much for your support and understanding! Hope I'll see you all again in August!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
All you have to do is place an order for your favorite Rachel Rene products and if at my Etsy shop just type "MAY2010" in the notes to seller box and I can either send you a new invoice that will reflect the discount or, you can pay using Paypal and I will issue you a refund for the discounted amount!
If you're shopping from my Website, you can just type the discount code "MAY2010" into the voucher box at the bottom of the first checkout page and click the recalculate button so you can see the discount applied!
I will combine the shipping on any orders from both my Etsy shop and Website. I will also refund any shipping charges over $1.00 of the actual shipping cost on all orders!
This discount cannot be applied to shipping charges or clearance items. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Thanks so much!
Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter or "like" me on Facebook - I will be hosting a special EVERY week through June 20th when I go on maternity leave!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I have this uncontrollable need to declutter and organize EVERYTHING in my life right now. It started with moving the kids rooms around and cleaning out their toy boxes and closets. I have now thrown out and donated about half of stuff in my house!
I'm now working on my work shop and business in general! I am committing myself to 25 "regular" fragrances and then having other fragrances that will be seasonal, experiments, limited edition and so on. This came about because several of the fragrances I currently carry have been discontinued by my supplier and I can't find a similar one anywhere else!
All my products will be available in these 25 select fragrances but not right away, I'm working on restocking everything now (which is a tedious task) and plan to have my new line ready to roll by the time I reopen shop in August after maternity leave.
Here's the tentative list:
Almond, Aloha, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Carnival, Chocolate Bar, Creamy Orange Coconut, Eucalyptus & Spearmint, French Vanilla, Green Tea & Cucumber, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilacs in Bloom, Lumberjack, Mango Papaya, Oakmoss, Oatmeal Milk & Honey, Patchouli, Pure Rain, Rhubarb Al Fresco, Rosemary Mint, Sandalwood, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sweet Grass, Vanilla Spice, and White Ginger & Amber. I will also be carrying all the products in an unscented type.
I'm also thinking of adding a new line to my Lip Butters. What do you think of Tinted Lip Butters? I will still carry all my Lip Butters as they are now, and I'll have the Lip Pots, but I'm considering adding Lip Tints to my line! These would use the same amazing formula that I use now but with some rich color that will enhance your lips natural color. I'd love to hear your opinion!
What else was I thinking about today? Oh yeah, I sent out the May issue of my newsletter and it is FULL of some awesome deals that will be coming up over the next month starting with a coupon code to get 20% Off your next order now through the 22nd and the only way to know what the codes are, is to sign up for it!
That's it for now - I'm sure I'll have a whole list of things to talk about tomorrow but I'll try to spread them out for you! :0)
Sunday, May 9, 2010
So, today and tomorrow only take 20% off your entire order at ShopRachelRene.com by using coupon code "MOM2010" during checkout!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ShopRachelRene@aol.com or leave a comment here and I'll respond! And thank you so much!!!!!!!!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
SNS – Saturday Night Special May 1, 2010
15% OFF ALL ORDERS – see shop announcement
I’ll send a refund via Paypal for the discount or if you’d prefer a revised invoice just add a note in the “Notes to Seller” box during checkout!
Soaps, Shaving Bars, Body Mousse, Lip Butters, Souffle Soaps and more!
Cannot be combined with any other coupons, promos, or discounts.
SNS discount cannot be applied to items marked “CLEARANCE” or to any shipping charges.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I've entered the 7th glorious month of pregnancy and while for the most part everything is going well (if you don't count the daily injections I now have to give myself for a blood disorder) I've found it increasingly harder to be on my feet all day long at work.
I decided that I would quit my day job to not only rest my legs and feet and give my body some much needed relaxation before the kids are out of school and the baby comes but also to focus on getting Rachel Rene Bath & Body back on track and creating more. IT is now my full-time job and will be until my husband forces me to go and get another job when this baby goes to school! :0)
So in regards to that, I spent all weekend taking inventory and listing all the missing items in my Etsy Shop. All remaining Lip Butter Tubes and Round Bath Bombs are being listed this morning and this afternoon. As well as Lotion Bars, Soaps, Souffles, and Body Mousse that will be listed throughout the week as I get them typed up and photographed.
I'm also working on getting the new lotion bottles with pumps! I'll keep you updated on that in the future!
More to come soon!!!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
A free standing bottle with a pump?
A squeeze bottle that stands upside down and has a flip top lid?
OR A squeeze bottle that stand right-side up with a push cap?
I'm looking into offering a decadent lotion in my line, but I'd like to know what you would prefer the packaging to be.
Please vote for your choice by checking the box on the right side of the screen!
THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE!!!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Lavender, Mango Papaya, and Green Tea & Cucumber Souffle Soaps, in both 8oz jars and 2oz jars have been added to mysy Shop Etsy and my Website!
They are so awesome!!!! Seriously all you need is a tiny bit about the size of a dime on a bath pouf and HOLY MOLY you won't believe the amount of luxurious scented bubbles!
I'll be restocking Black Raspberry Vanilla, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and Creamy Orange Coconut later on today.
I'll also be adding new scents such as Cucumber Melon, Pecan Pie, and Red Velvet Cake with Jojoba Beads within the next few days!
Enjoy and I hope your day is full of good scents!! :0)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
GRAND OPENING SALE
Orders of $25 - $50 get your choice of a FREE Soap or 2oz Body Mousse
Orders of $50 - and up get your choice of a FREE Soap and 2oz Body Mousse, an 8oz Souffle Soap, or a 4oz Body Mousse and a Lip Butter Tube/Pot or a Bath Bomb Cube
So come on over and check out my new website and let me know what you think! I would love some feedback on it, especially if you order something - I'd like to hear how easy the shopping cart was to use and if I can make any improvements!!
And visit my Facebook Fan Page
Monday, March 15, 2010
I've been working on the new Bath Bomb Cubes and am looking forward to unveiling them to you soon.
However, since I've still got some round Bath Bombs in stock, I decided to discount them and add them to my Clearance Section as well. These Bath Bombs are the last remaining ones I have so the quantities are limited.
I will also be adding the last of my Lotion Bars to this section too so look for those too!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
How's that for news? We had the ultrasound today and found out that we'll be having a bouncing baby boy! We are very excited and can't wait to start picking out names!
Big sister and big brother are also very excited!
More news coming regarding Rachel Rene Bath & Body soon!