Saturday, October 30, 2010

25% OFF! Last Push for Breast Cancer Awareness

This Weekend Only everything in ALL our stores is 25% Off. This is our last big push of the year to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. 10% of all our proceeds for the month of October w
ill be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

If you or someone you know, has been effect by this horrific disease, then you under
stand the importance of not just finding a cure, but also the support that the SGK Foundation helps to provide those who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. They are a wealth of education and referral resources in addition to the research for a cure.

This past year, my own mother in law was stricken and underwent a radical mastectomy. This was a very difficult ordeal for her and the family. The year before her sister went through the same thing. For two women in the same family to endure such illness and heartache is tragic.

For any person to endure this disease is Tragic! And we have got to find a cure so we can end this senseless tragedy!  So please join us Today & Tomorrow in raising funds to end this senseless disease.

25% Off in ALL Stores!
Now is a perfect time to start that holiday shopping and know that your shopping dollars are also going towards something really important.

Use the following coupon codes:

ArtFire Studio - Most up to date. No need to be a member to shop.
Coupon Code: THINK-PINK

Valhalla Soap Company (Main Website)
Coupon Code: THINK-PINK

Etsy Shop - Must be a member to shop. Discount given in the form of a Paypal refund.
Type the words ' THINK-PINK ' in the customer comment box at check out. We will issue a refund via Paypal.

Thank you all for your generous spirits and your continued support and patronage.
We love you all!! You RAWK!!!

Blessed Be,
Matt & Donna

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spokane Public Market.....A Dream Come True?

Today I sent in my "Intend to Vend" Form along with my Annual Membership Fee. What this means is that the Spokane Public Market (SMP) is indeed drawing closer to becoming a reality. The acquisition of the property at 22 West Second Street was officially signed Friday Oct 15th !! The SPM finally owns a building to house the many vendors that have been dreaming about this coming to fruition for almost 2 years.

It all started for us when vending at a local farmers market, a kind gentleman approached. He quietly looked over our setup and products and then asked a bit about us; where we lived, that sort of thing. Then he asked if we would be interested in vending at a full-time indoor market. My heart skipped a beat! Was he serious? We have dreamed for years of having a "store front" of sorts. However, the overhead these days is just, well, over our heads. And our goal when we started was to never go into debt via bank or small biz loans. A full-time, year round, indoor market place would be ideal in every way. It didn't take more than a few seconds for me to say, "Absolutely, we would be interested." So, he took down our contact information and said he would be in touch. I can't even tell you how excited we were. And are even more so now since Matt became disabled. Valhalla Farms will become a bigger part of our livelihood than ever before.

And then there was the waiting. And more waiting. But while we waiting, the powers that be were hard at work behind the scenes. Finding property, negotiating with the city, and all the legal stuff that goes into something as grand as this. It is NOT a small undertaking! To really get an idea of just how grand and wonderful this will be not only for the vendors, but for the entire Spokane community, hope on over to the Spokane Public Market website and have a look. See the vision for the Market, how it will benefit the community and the downtown area and YOU! See how you can get involved and support the Market. Sign up for the Mailing List for important updates and Become a Facebook Fan. And lastly, Spread the Word!! Tell you friends, you mother, your brother, your dog! EVERYONE!!!! 

The goal is to have the Spokane Public Market open to the public by mid spring of 2011. To do this, the Market needs support. Support in the way of publicity and fundraising are paramount at the moment. If you'd like to have access to an awesome market such as this in Spokane, I ask that you show your support in any way possible. And if you can swing a few bucks that would be fantastic! Even $10 helps the cause. And it's tax deductible.

Matt & myself thank you for your loyal support of us over the years. And we thank you in advance for your support of the Spokane Public Market. A cause that is very near & dear to our hearts.

See you at the Spokane Public Market!
Donna & Matt

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What the Heck Has Been Going On?

I suppose by now, many of our loyal, long time customers are scratching their heads and saying "what gives?" Wondering why the activity on our website has gone down. Why we haven't stayed on top of updating it. Why we haven't sent out any newsletters lately. Why we have been promoting our Etsy & ArtFire Shops? Well, this Blog Post is a bit overdue, but it will answer your questions.

After our last website update we ran into a few glitches with out main website. We worked hard with our host to correct those glitches and they assured us that everything was "good to go". Then we went down again. And again. Then we notices some security issues and worked on those with our host. Then when we would try to send newsletters we would get errors and they would send to only half of our newsletter list. Part of the reason for this blog post. We can't send out a newsletter. We have tried numerous times through numerous methods to resolve these issues. When we get one issue resolved, another crops up. Suffice to say, something is just "buggy" as hell.

In the meantime, we must use alternate venues to bring you our fabulous skin loving goodies *smile* Loving and caring for you all the way that we do, we would not want your skin to go into shock, or withdrawls from not getting it's daily fix of scrumptious Valhalla treats *grin* So, we have given you two alternate shopping options, because we like variety.

Shop for Valhalla Goodies at Goddess Bath on ArtFire.
Unlike Etsy, you do not need an ArtFire account to shop at ArtFire.

Shop for Valhalla Goddies at ValhallaSoap on Etsy.

Now on to yummier topics! WHIPPED CREAM SOAP! Have you tried it yet? If not then you MUST!!

We have small 2oz. Trial sizes available in either of our above listed stores for only $3.99. I just have to tell you that I'm ADDICTED, yes I said ADDICTED to this stuff!! I sware it's like crack, or what's that other hard to kick drug? Heroine? Whatever! I just know that it's like a freaking drug. I can't get enough of it. And we are getting the same feedback from customers who have already tried.

So don't miss out on the HIGH. Get your's today! I suggest the Sweet delish!!

Until next time...
Love, Laughter & Lather! Lots and Lots of Lather ;-)

5th Annual Black Cat Bash

Yesterday we participated in our first Pagan Packs Faire. These are unique events like I've never seen, but they are fun. They are held in the chat room at the Pagan Packs Forum. Vendors have signed up ahead of time and are offering crazy phenomenal deals usually accompanied by Free Stuff! Everyone visits, gets to know each other, tells jokes, gets a little punchy, lol. We play games for prizes donated by the vendors (we donated a variety pack worth over $20). Attendees bounce in and out of the chat room to shop the great deals offered by the vendors. The games are great fun. I won a round of Witchy Bingo and got a gorgeous Hand Panted Meditation Cloth as my prize. Plus there are two Raffle Give Aways. Though this is a unique event, it is loads of fun. And we will most likely participate as vendors again next month.

I've carried over the deal that we were offering for the event to last through out the weekend. Since I was lax in promoting the event. So if you'd like to partake of this great special, here are the details:

25% off in our ArtFire store (prices are already reduced).

Plus a Free 2 oz. Whipped Cream Soap with all orders over US $25.00


A Free Roll-on Perfume with all orders over US $40.00.


A Free Gift with every order! Includes Custom Listings!

This sale ends Sunday Oct. 17, 2010 at Midnight PST