Friday, October 10, 2014

New website

Hello there,

For those of you who may have accessed this blog via, that domain now points to my new website. It is a work in progress, but stop by and check it out! Thank you for stopping by.



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Facebook Fan Giveaway

Word of mouth is so important when it comes to owning and promoting a small business. I don't have a huge budget for advertising and marketing, so I mostly rely on customers telling their friends and family how much they love my products and service. To thank my loyal customers and fans for their support, I am conducting a GIVEAWAY of $25 worth of essential8 products from my Etsy shop.  You must be or become a fan of essential8 on Facebook to enter. You can earn more entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends, following me on Pinterest and favoriting my shop on Etsy.  Good luck, and thank you for your support!

Enter the GIVEAWAY here:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Hartford Magazine Article

Hello, and thank you for stopping by! If you saw my article in this month's New Hartford Magazine about how to read labels and dangerous ingredients to avoid, and you are looking for available products, please use this link:   I apologize that there was a misprint of my email address in the article.  If you have any questions about my article or essential8 products, please email me at


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Greetings and Happy Holidays!! 

It has been one heck of a season so far. I have had three GREAT shows in the Central New York area. I will be co-hosting one last holiday shopping event. If you are free this Thursday, December 12, please join us for a glass of wine, a few munchies and four unique women-owned businesses.

Grab a friend and stop by. If you bring three non-perishable food items, you will receive 10% off your purchases for the evening.  Please see the links below to check out what each artisan will be offering.  

essential8  (Sarah Walker)
Tumblewool    (Amber Spadea)
Lorelei Eurto Jewelry   (Lorelei Eurto)
Heart-Felt Creations  (Ann Cough)    email    

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mohawk Valley Living

Hey! Did you catch me on Mohawk Valley Living this morning? On Tuesday, the host of the show and one cameraman came to my house to film me for today's episode. My buddy Amber from Tumblewool and I were featured businesses at the beginning of the show. What an honor! We weren't really sure if anyone would actually watch it, but at the Herkimer County Craft Show, we had a HECK-TON of people say that they saw us. WHAAAT?? Too funny!

Anyway, here's the segment if you missed it!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

If you would like to order any custom made products, including gift baskets, all orders must be received by December 9th for Christmas delivery. My current lead time for all custom orders is about 5 business days. It's been busy! If you would like to discuss a unique gift for that special person on your list, please email me at


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

essential8 SAMPLE SALE!!

I spent a couple of hours over the weekend organizing and sorting through all of my remaining stock from summer and early fall shows. Guess what? I found a lot of products that I can't sell because they are too banged up, scratched, dented, etc... That's good news for you because I am offering a SAMPLE SALE through my business Facebook page! 

To take a look at what is available, you can use this link:

Happy Shopping!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

500 Facebook Fan Giveaway!

Hi there! This past week, I surpassed 500 Fans on Facebook! I want to thank my loyal customers, followers and potential customers by offering a giveaway. To enter, make sure you are a fan of my FB page  Once on my page, click on the blue "GIVEAWAY" tab at the top. Follow the simple instructions, and you're entered to win a $10 gift certificate to my Etsy shop!

The contest ends June 19th. You can enter once a day, so get goin!

Good Luck!!