2014 Veggie Garden offically started!

Finally - it's been years since I got to really get into doing a veggie garden, but I got a start on it today! It didn't take much work to get the container/raised beds cleaned up from the winter, and I planted onions: And a lonely rhubarb that…
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How much is that soap??

I get comments occasionally - from folks used to paying less than a dollar for store bought detergent "soap" bars - who range from confused to downright angry that I dare sell soap so expensive. A few points I'd like to make:~ My costs, even…
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Carrot Cake

  Carrot Cake A simple, but completely delicious and frosting smothered carrot cake. Doesn't include yucky stuff like pecans or pineapple (which are fine on their own, but not in carrot cake). For the Cake4 eggs1/2 cup applesauce3/4…
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Edmonton Journal's story about our MTV Movie Awards Gift Bag participation!

I was pretty jazzed to wake up this morning - I'm "one of those" that checks my email before I'm even out of bed, just a quick look to see if I've got orders that need attending to right away - when I saw the Google Alert in my inbox letting…

Currency - Canadian to US Dollars

For the past few months, the exchange rate between the Canadian and US dollar has been dismal - at least for Canadians wanting to purchase things from the US. Right now, it's 91 cents on the dollar, which means that if I order $50 in supplies…
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#ICYMI - Our participation in the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Gift Bag

Following up on my post a few weeks ago, The Artisan Group just released the 2014 GBK MTV Movie Awards Gift Guide and I have to share it! Our new Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Handmade Soap that was gifted to the celebrities at the awards (page…
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Our gift to celebrities at the MTV Movie Awards

We recently joined The Artisan Group®, a group that works with small handcrafted businesses to help get their products into the hands of celebrities and others to help increase visibility for their business. Our first event is GBK's 2014 MTV…

We get winter like Florida gets sun

Well, it's been winter since the second week of November here (it was winter early October last year though, so I am happy fall stuck around a little longer) and it just keeps getting more and more wintery. And I'll tell you a secret, I can…
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Lots of new soap coming!

The holidays are fast approaching (I can't figure out how though, it seems like summer hasn't even started yet) so that means LOTS of soaping to do! Stocking up on customer favorites and introducing a few new scents this season; in addition,…

Wedding Favor Soaps, from block to mini soaps

Here's a sneak peak at part of the process of making wedding soaps.   If you're looking for custom made wedding favours, click the image below to learn more! [ilink url="http://albertasoapcompany.com/catalog/wedding-favours-guest-soaps/"]You…
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Quick & Easy Chili

  Quick & Easy Chili This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good. 2 pounds ground beef½ onion (chopped)1 tablespoon minced…
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Banana Bread

Banana Bread A super banana-y bread made with whole wheat; chocolate chips optional but yummy! Reduced sugar from many banana breads, the banana provides the rest of the sweetness. 2 cups whole wheat flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4…