Tuesday, September 26, 2006

You are AMAZING!

We have received some of the most incredible soap name suggestions for our What's-in-a-Name Contest! We never realized soap could bring out such creativity in people. :) We are definitely going to have a difficult challenge in narrowing these down. But don't let that stop you - keep sending in those submissions!

And in the spirit of creative soap names, here are two of our latest. See if you can figure them out!

  • Killer Rabbit

  • Bring Me a Shrubbery!

Have fun!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What's in a Name?

Okie doke. As some of you have noticed, we like to give our soaps some rather, ahem, imaginative (we like to think creative) names. So, the question has come up a few times about the origins of some of our soap names. And we do admit, names like Sterno Bum, Gutter Snipe, Stupid Llamas , and Atticus in Argyle may beg that question.

Well, the secret is we like movies. Some of the time it's stupid or silly movies, but mostly it's just plain old good entertainment. If something strikes our fancy or inspires us, you can bet we'll find a way to make a soap name out of it. Case in point, two of our latest soaps are Don't Call Me Shirley and He Hates these Cans! Can you figure out the references?

So where is this going? We would like to give our customers and readers the chance to submit some name suggestions for a new soap for our 2007 line. Send us your best ideas - keep it clean ;) and include where you got the inspiration, ie. the movie name or show title. We'll choose our top five favorites and post them in a poll on our blog on November 1st for readers to vote on. The person who submitted the name that earns the most votes will win 3 bars of the newly named soap as soon as it joins our product line.

So put on those thinking caps and when you're ready click here to use our website contact form to submit your suggestion. Feel free to submit as many as you like! Remember, we need your name, your idea, and where the idea came from. Please include your email so we can get in touch with you in case your suggestion wins. We'll collect your ideas through October 31st, choose our five favorites, and then post the poll for the voting on Nov 1st. We'll announce the winning name Nov 15th. Have fun!

Note: We are a family-friendly website. Any offensive or inappropriate suggestions will not be considered. So keep it clean folks! Thanks!

A little bit of fine print: No purchase necessary to participate or win. This contest is offered only in the United States and is open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older with a valid email account. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Flower Peddler reserves the right to judge entries based on appeal and appropriateness. Suitability for actual use is a requirement of all entries. We reserve the right to use any entry, not just the winner's for future products. All entries must be submitted by email. By submitting any suggestion to Flower Peddler, you hereby grant to Flower Peddler and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use the submitted name suggestion or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. Winner will be chosen based on poll results and will be notified by email only. Winner has 10 (ten) days to respond or prize will be forfeited. Flower Peddler is not required to award elsewhere any prize forfeited by the chosen winner. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be shipped at Flower Peddler's expense.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Go Ballistic! (or is that Bubblistic?)

The folks over at Kristine's Shower have a special promotion going on called Bubbles & Swag to promote their new product, Bubblistics. It sounds like a real hoot so we wanted to share it with you. Here are the deets:

Starting on September 18th MIDNIGHT - As a special offer to the first 100 customers, place an order for Bubblistics (whether it be ONE or MANY Bubblistics) & you will be rewarded with a swag bag exclusively from us to you.

Kristine's Shower has also teamed up with several etailers who will be offering things like coupons, samples and of course as always, you will get some free stuff exclusively from Kristine's Shower!

They only have 100 of these swag bags, so make sure you are one of the FIRST to place your order on the 18th before they run out!

How to get your swag bag:
Add at least on bubblistic to your order and in the special notes field when checking out, type in the word "Swag Bag."

Don't miss out! When these babies are gone, they're gone!

Visit Kristine's Shower...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

New on the curing racks

We've been busy getting ready for fall and the holidays (which seem to come sooner every year). Loads of new soaps are on the curing racks including:

  • Rum Nut Cake

  • Chesapeake

  • Sugar Plum Fairy

  • Three Kings

  • Cranberry Fig

  • Virginia Apple Blossom

  • Bite Me Gingerbread

  • Gutter Snipe

  • Roll Me Over

  • Oh BeeHave!

  • Sangre de Grado

  • Stupid Llamas

Monday, September 11, 2006

We remember

Peace on Earth

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Back in stock!

Some of our bestselling soaps are now back in stock:

  • - Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Goat's Milk

  • - Hippy Spice

  • - Lavender Creme Goat's Milk

  • - Lavender, Oatmeal & Shea Butter

More on the curing racks:
  • - Fresh Squeezed

  • - Mountain Mint

  • - Lavender Pumpkins

  • - Margarita Mambo

  • - Woodland Pear

  • - Northern Lights

  • - Mountain Heather

  • - Virginia Dogwood

  • - Luscious Lilac

  • - Shenandoah Rose

A couple new ones on the curing racks joining our line this fall:
  • - Rum Nut Cake

  • - Chesapeake - from our Virginia Collection

Saturday, September 09, 2006

They're here!!

Our new fall products are here! Available in three delicious exclusive fragrances.

- Figs & Frankincense - a deep and rich fragrance blend with notes of frankincense, amber, and myrrh warmed by Vanilla and a touch of cinnamon and then brought to life with figs, maple sugar, and a deep anchor of vanilla bean

- Fuji Applejack - Mouthwatering blend of juicy red and green apples, lush pears, tart orange peel with spicy notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg then balanced with just a touch of musk and a light floral bouquet of rose and geranium - the perfect fall apple orchard fragrance

- Spiced Pumpkin Creme - Delicious, dark, creamy and rich with spicy notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom supported by sweet caramel, a special blend of warm vanillas, and drool-worthy pumpkin - a very comforting, homey fragrance

Let us know what you think!

Click here for our Autumn Scrubs

Click here for our Autumn Lotions

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The answer is... Yes!

Yes, we do own a calendar. As many of you have pointed out, Labor Day Weekend has passed, and we have still not posted our fall product line. We just can't rush perfection! :)
We have a bit more tweaking to do to make sure everything is ready to go. PLUS, we had to find figs. Ooops! Did we give something away?! Don't worry. It won't be much longer.

What are we enjoying right now?

Sometimes we actually take a break from soap to enjoy other things. Now before you pass out laughing - Yes! It really is true! So what is it that we are enjoying right now you ask? TEA! More specifically tea from SBSTeas.com. We first ran across SBSTeas a couple years ago when we were planning a tea party (yes really) for a family member's birthday. Ya know, one of those special kind of birthdays that ends in a "0". Rachel was fantastic in helping us pick out a variety of teas that would appeal to our guest list whose ages ranged from 1 to 75 - not an easy task! And that's one of the things we especially like about Rachel's teas. She has teas that kids like, teas for novices, experts, wannabe experts. :) She carries all the nifty gadgets you need to brew a proper pot of tea and complete and easy to understand brewing instructions on the packages. I never knew that you could overbrew tea. That's why it sometimes tastes bitter. AHA!

So now you want to know which ones are our personal favorites? Well, the top five for us are:

If you are sitting there thinking you are a die-hard coffee drinker, you really owe it to yourself to give these teas a try. You will not be disappointed!
Go get some!

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