Sunday, June 15, 2008

Alabama Soap Meeting

Darlene was selling Shea butter fresh from the calabash, so her hands were greasy.

Darlene: Just put it in my pocket.

Jen: What do you mean I have to get change?!

Sadly, I did not win the grand prize on either day. Friday's was a $250 gift certificate from Snowdrift Farm, and Saturday's was a "Tank" cutter donated by the soap meeting itself. DebbieT is demonstrating hers in the picture above.

Debbie also organized a business card swap, and made the cutest little card holders I've ever seen. Isn't she brilliant?

I think I changed a setting on the camera by mistake (I took Hubby's since it's small), so a lot of the photos didn't turn out well. All the ones I accidentally took of my feet were perfect, of course.

Mar crowned (and knighted!) our new President, Sandi, while our outgoing boss, Jen, was giddy with joy. She's been our President, our benevolent dictator, and fearless leader for the past 11 years, and has never steered us wrong.

We were so lucky to have Anne-Marie from Brambleberry as our main speaker. She taught us how to make massage candles, and also spoke on the topics of Goal Setting and Rules to Succeed in Business. She should know, because she had a company grossing over $1 million when she was only 25 years old! I believe that was about six years ago, and her success continues to build. She is smart, smart, smart, but also very personable, kind, and sharing.


NCmountainwoman said...

It sounds like great fun. That Darlene is a hoot! Wish you had won the grand prize, but I'm sure you had a good time.

Floridacracker said...

Good clean fun at the soapy women meeting.
I confess I do not know what Shea butter is ... off to google ...

Jen said...

It looks like you had a great time!

Anne-Marie said...

Gosh, I love how cute all the photos turned out and how loudly Jen is laughing. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling =)

I had such a good time and you were so warm and welcoming.

Thank you, thank you, thank you ... I can't wait to see where you take your business in the next few years.

Rurality said...

Oh it was such a blast. I already can't wait til next year!

Oh FC, shea butter is a luxury ingredient, it's from the nut of the Karite tree which grows in Africa and it's great on your skin.

euthymic said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun. my neighbor makes soap, i hope she is part of an organization like yours. that is, if the Philippines has one...

the dog with the belt was interesting...or is it a goat?

Annie in Austin said...

What a cool meeting - and now I know shea butter comes from the nut of a Karite tree. My son gave me soap with shea butter a few years ago so I already knew that it works!

Sorry you didn't win that prize, Rurality.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Pamela said...

that kind of money from $oap?

Rurality said...

Euth, a goat! :)

Annie, yep it's good, though personally I prefer avocado oil. Which is what I use in my soap of course! :)

Pamela, no, she made that kind of money from selling soapmaking supplies!

Annie in Austin said...

Rurality, I remember seeing advertisements in old magazines which featured lovely moving stars. They had wonderful skin because they ate avocados.

Up to now the avocados have been applied internally but at my age, doubling up by using the soap might be a good idea.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose