Monday, May 31, 2010

Dark As A Dungeon

A friend of mine's husband put together an incredibly moving video that I feel is very poignant on this Memorial Day.
I know that there is allot of emphasis put on military personnel during Memorial Day and rightfully so. But this year, I encouraged folks to also remember the Blue Collar Worker. The man and woman that has no choice but to toil away the days and nights in a factory under less than desirable conditions and often times less than safe.

Without these ever faithful workers, the white collar man could not read his Wall Street Journal everyday, we moms would not be able to drive our children to school everyday, and some would not be able to heat their homes on those cold winter nights.

So tonight would you please take a moment to watch this amazing video. If it moves you, please rate it. And also take a moment of silence to remember those who have lost life and limb at their jobs while serving the "Man on the Hill", and You.

Happy Memorial Day.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Sale at Valhalla Soap Company - Save 20%

Happy Memorial Day!!

First and foremost let me say THANK YOU!! to all of our military that have gone before and that are presently serving and sacrificing for our country. You are loved and appreciated, honored and respected. You are my Heros!
Happy Memorial Day to you and your Families!

I trust that everyone else has there own plans for this Memorial Weekend. Be it visiting loved ones, camping, boating, bbq'ing, or spending time at home with the family. All of us at Valhalla Soap Company wish you a fun, memorable and safe holiday.

We hope that you will find a moment to check out the new items we've stocked and take part in our Memorial Day Sale* and save 20% off your entire purchase. Everything throught our website is 20% Off. Just use Coupon Code MEM10-20 at Check Out.

Have a great weekend and be safe!
Blessed Be!

*Sale begins May 28, 2010 & Ends at Midnight May 30, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pour Some Sugar On Me Handmade Soap

As Promised, here are some pics of yesterdays batch of the LUSH Dupe HIWTK. I call it Pour Some Sugar on Me. And I'm telling you, if I did not know for a fact that this was a dupe, I would not be able to tell the difference. It smell dead on!! And HIWTK is my all time favorite LUSH scent so you can't fool me when it comes to this particular scent.

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Hey! Sugar, Sugar!!
I had a hard time getting any decent photos for this one because it's rainning today and I've been taking most of my shots outside. So, my creativity for this set up was on the pitiful side, lol.

Because this particular soap and scent are in such high demand, we're going to go ahead and make this soap available right away for our Memorial Day Sale starting Friday. It is very much safe to use, but still needs some time (about 8 more days) for some more water to evaporate out of it. That gives you a much harder, longer lasting bar.

You can find this lovely handmade soap for purchase up on the Valhalla Soap Company website HERE. Just remember that when you receive it, unwrap it and let it set in a cool (not cold) dry place for another 5-10 days before using it.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Whats New in the Valhalla Soap Company Work Shop?

Ambrosia Blue
Dark vanilla blended with intoxicating cedar and tonka bean.
Ambrosia Blue is our version of Aquolina's Blue Sugar for Men. 

Caramel Latte' Handmade Soap

Skin loving olive oil, moisturizing cocoa butter, therapudic

wheat germ oil and shea oil. With the mild scubbiness of organic fair trade ground coffee on the bottom. This luxury soap will be available by the end of next week.

"Fruit Bomb" Whipped Soap that Floats

Just like a popular commercial brand but much kinder to your skin.
Lavender Goat's Milk Handmade Soap

Skin soothing goat's milk, moisturizing cocoa butter, therapudic

wheat germ oil. This 100% Natual Soap will be available by the end of this week.

Pour Some Sugar on Me

In the oven cooling as I type. I will update with pictures tomorrow.
Pour Some Sugar on Me is our version of LUSH's Honey I Washed the Kids. It will be ready 10 days from now.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our lucious matching Whipped Body Butter.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Since When Does NO TRESPASSING not apply?

We filled out our census. Didn't want to, but there was that whole "punishable by law" statement emblazoned on the envelope. Damn government strong arm bully tactics!! We answered the questions we felt were important and left the others blank. We just didn't feel like the majority of questions were any of their damn business! We mailed it in. A long time ago in fact. Okay, glad to have that over with.

So today, a strange as in unfamiliar blue SUV come down our driveway. Which is some distance off the main road mind you. And posted at the top with several No Trespassing signs. Of which they obviously ignored. THIS irritated me to no end. And I had no problem with expressing the this woman my irritation that she had just trespassed on private property. She said she was an Official Census Taker. That they had not received our census form (which I'm sure is a bunch of B.S.) and that No Trespass signs don't apply to "official government employees. Excuse me!! What makes a freaking census taker so "official", so "governmental". It's not like she was the freaking FBI. Or ATF!!! She was just an average ordinary Jane standing in the unemployment line who got a job going door to door filling out census forms invading everyones privacy!! Hell, we don't even know what her background is. She is a stranger, coming onto MY property. THAT is Trespassing!

She insisted that we answer the questions verbally & she would fill in the form. For all the good it did her. We still refused to answer the same questions as before. So she had to mark the rest of the questions "refused".

I expect a higher ranking census "official" to show up next. This time the driveway cable will be across the driveway & padlocked!! We'll see if THAT applies to them! GRR!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Drinking My Breakfast

This is day 2 of drinking my breakfast.
The doctor told my hubby to loose 50 lbs in the next 6 months. He has a bad knee due to a work related injury. Doc wants to take some of the wieght off of it. So, I'm trying to walk this new diet path (lifestyle change) along side my hubby to support and encourage him.

If your interested, here is our breakfast:

4 oz Organic Soy Milk
6 oz Organc Plain Yogurt
1 Scoop (28 gr) Soy or Whey Protein Powder (make sure it is a brand with NO SUGAR)
1 tsp. Wheat Germ
1 tsp. Flax Seed Meal
1 Handful Frozen Mixed Fruit

I place all of this in the large blender container for my Magic Bullet and blend until smooth. However a regular blender works great too. I personally think that this is quite a tasty smoothie. But I've done this sort of thing in the past when I wanted to loose a few pounds. Hubby on the other hand is not as impressed, but still sticking to it :)

To Your Health!