A Grade for Blogging

A Grade for Blogging

Last Monday, I received another invitation to join a blog challenge. The challenge is easy enough, just “blog once a day for 30 days and see what it does to the traffic on your website”. I considered the challenge, because if I were to receive a grade for blogging, it would be a failing one. The proof is in the postings; my last was in March. With no excuses to be made,…

Dreams in Our Pay it Forward Box

Dreams in Our Pay it Forward Box

When we introduced our version of Pay it Forward, our dream was to hide in each box we mailed. Like a fly on the wall, we wanted to witness what happens when someone opens this kind of surprise. But getting a box with a fly in it would be disgusting, and the shipping charges on a box big enough for us to tuck ourselves into would put us straight into the red. And then,…

We Failed To Deliver

We Failed To Deliver

Dear White-Hot Customer, We appreciate your support of our small business. You have continually purchased from us over the past several years and on a regular basis. When you place an order, we know you by name and your favorite scents by heart. You have called our office a few times in the past to share your frustrations about shipping costs as well as a few delay’s you have experienced…

The Multiple Use of a Lo-Lo Bar

The Multiple Use of a Lo-Lo Bar

The Lo-Lo Bar has many uses.  Whether you had purchased them before or just got your first one, here is some great information about the multiple uses of a Lo-Lo Bar. What it IS: DEFINITION: LO-LO (low-low) Bar  1. eco-luscious 2. alternative to liquid moisturizer 3. an effective moisturizer free of “junk” that absorbs completely within seconds after you stop rubbing 4. can be used from the top of your…

Metanoia

Metanoia

It’s that time of the year and depending on the hat I wear, it is called different things. When I wear my retailer hat, it’s called the fourth quarter. As a consumer, it‘s Black Friday/Cyber Monday. As a customer, it’s Small Business Saturday. As just me, it becomes the holiday season, winter, the time of insane giving and raw joy. Being a retailer can be hard, and while I don’t…

Peru-Day 2

Peru-Day 2

Lima A city of 2 million people. Need I say more? Actually, yes. There are Alpaca stores on every street corner like Starbucks in the States. Fiber friends, you are in my thoughts. Also, the art, silver, weaving so, coffee, gourd jewelry, has to be experienced and seen. We are staying in a hotel in Mira Flores, about seven blocks from the beach. Lunch at Mango’s, reservations only, is a…

Easy Peasy Product Reservation

Easy Peasy Product Reservation

You probably attend an event at least once a year.  Whether you stay pretty close to home or travel across the country, come rain or shine we love to connect with you! Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short…

House Special 2016

House Special 2016

It’s proven that you’ve got a thing for Bar-Maids and their eco-luscious delectable’s. Each sold out 2015 House Special also tells us that you think it’s pretty fun getting packages full of love and awesomeness from our fantastic little company. A quarterly Subscription Box in Limited Edition proportions, the Bar-Maids’ House Special is the mother of all subscription boxes. Each House Special is tailored to a theme. With 2016 right…

Part Announcement . Part Blog

Part Announcement . Part Blog

My bigger plan never included opening a retail store, yet here I am. Crazy and weird is how I feel about this, but it’s a feeling that I am at home with so I’m just excited and rolling with it.  As a side note, coming in every morning has been a complete and utter joy. We opened (softly) a few weeks ago and in our signature store, Lo-Lo on Broadway, we have enjoyed a steady…

How To Bolster Your Coaster

How To Bolster Your Coaster

Let’s talk coasters.  To be more specific, our coasters. You know those round things you get with each order – i.e. our business cards… Here are other ideas for our coasters: 1. Use them to protect your furniture. 2. When bored, use them as a Frisbee. 3. Use them as a fan when times are hot. 4. Rub a little Lo-Lo on them and place them in your PJ, underwear,…