Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A personal request from the Head Flower Girl

Consider for a moment a public scene where a parent is struggling with a screaming, tantruming, and inconsolable child. It would appear fairly typical if the child was two. Those of you with children would nod knowingly and probably not give it a second thought. Those without children may say a little prayer of thanks.

Now consider the same scene where the child is twelve years old. What would be your first reaction upon seeing a kicking, screaming adolescent? Do you assume the child is a brat and the parent is completely inept? Do you make public comments such as "he just needs a good spanking" or further add to the parent and child's humiliation with other cruel comments or actions like demanding loudly that the restaurant manager seat you elsewhere "because of the noise", or request a store manager call the police? I ask you to stop for a moment and consider that what you may be witnessing is a child having an autism meltdown. Rather than judging, offer the parent your assistance. Hold their place in line, or watch their shopping cart for them. Help the parent get the situation under control by allowing them the opportunity to concentrate on their child. Offer a tissue and a smile, help pick up the mess after the storm has passed. Just show a little compassion. Not all disabilities are obvious at first glance, but all those with disabilities deserve a little respect.

Monday, October 15, 2007

We're back in the saddle!

We're back! Moving took a bit longer than expected (doesn't it always), but we're back up and running. Our order turn around time will be a couple days longer than usual as we work through orders placed during our closure. This is just temporary though, we promise.

For other news...

Since the weather has cooled off a bit we have resumed shipping for some of our more temperature-sensitive items such as our uber-popular butters and melts. You'll see them available for order on the website now.

We're also putting the finishing touches on our holiday and winter product line. We're super excited about this year's line as we think it's our best yet.

We're furiously restocking our soap lines including our special seasonal varieties. We'll announce release dates shortly.

We have lots of other announcements we'll save for another post. Time for us to get back to work and get your orders out. If you live or work in the Ashland. Virginia area, we'd love for you to stop by and see us. Just give us a ring to make an appointment.

Special note to all who have asked: Yes, we will post pictures very soon of our adventures in business expansion/moving/insanity. Thanks so much for your interest!

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