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!!


Friday, May 24, 2013

doTERRA Wild Orange Giveaway!

I have been a doTERRA Independent Product Consultant for about a year now. I could try to list all the ways I find to use essential oils, but the post would be too many pages. You'd fall asleep before you finished reading it! As far as quality goes, doTERRA oils truly are the best. I know that when I open a bottle, I am getting a product that has been put through rigorous standards and is the most pure version of the plant essence I can get.

I have not actively tried to promote doTERRA or to "sell" the oils. My team of consultants have joined the company because they quickly discovered what I know. You can't find better essential oils anywhere. I am just amazed at how quickly my team has grown, and how well they are each doing with their own personal essential oil businesses.

To celebrate that success, I am repeating a promotion I did a few months ago. For each person who orders a doTERRA product, I will personally give them a FREE Wild Orange Essential Oil (a $14 value!). Known as the "happy oil," Wild Orange can instantly uplift and energize you. It is perfect to use in cleaning, cooking, diffusing or applying topically.

To qualify for the giveaway, you must make your purchase from my website before May 31, 2013. To find out more about doTERRA products and to place your order, please visit my website:


Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Break....or is it??

This is the week I've been waiting for. A chance to kick my feet up, sleep in and relax....NOT!! This may be spring break, but for me, it's anything but a break. This is the week I kick it into high gear. The craft show season officially starts (for me) this weekend. I've got new products to finalize, labels to print, burlap to buy...You know the drill. No rest for the weary.

I spent the winter storing up ideas, testing products and opening new wholesale accounts. I am so excited to start sharing some of my new retail partners with you. Stay tuned!

If you're stopping by any of my events in the next few weeks, here are some of the products you'll see:

  • Organic Cleaners (All-Purpose, Bathroom, Glass and Hardwood) in 32oz spray bottles and smaller concentrate sizes.
  • A new line of baby products, including: organic cotton cloth wipes, diaper spray, cloth wipe solution, diaper salve and baby wash
  • Beeswax Lotion Bars 
  • Healing Herbal Salves
  • Herbal Deodorant
  • Pet Shampoo
  • Coffee and Sugar Scrubs
  • Scent-Your-Own Handsoaps
  • Lip Balms
  • Salt Soaks
  • Aromatherapy Sprays
  • Reed Diffusers
Remember, all of my products are handcrafted in small batches using only the highest quality organic and natural ingredients. If you can't make it to any of my local events, check out my Etsy page or contact me directly to order.  


Friday, March 29, 2013

essential8 Review and Giveaway

I love it when bloggers contact me requesting to do a review and giveaway of my essential8 products. I am so proud of what I create and welcome any chance to promote my products.

Take a look at my current All-Purpose Cleaner review and giveaway at Spunky Real Deals. Tell Heather I sent ya!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

DIY Dishwasher Detergent Tutorial

Did you know that making your own dishwasher detergent is quick, easy and cheap?? You can literally make it in less than 10 minutes, and it costs mere pennies per load. Many conventional dishwasher detergents are full of nasty ingredients like Phosphates, Parabens, Sulfates and other chemicals.

All of the required ingredients in this recipe can be found at your local supermarket. Follow these simple steps, and you will have a homemade detergent that is safe and natural.

Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
Kosher Salt
Citric Acid (can be found in the canning aisle)

doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

Measuring Cup
Measuring spoons
Large Glass Jar or other container

Step 1:  Measure 1 cup of Borax.

Step 2: Measure 1 cup of Washing Soda

Step 3:  Measure 3 Tablespoons of Kosher Salt

Step 4:   If using LemiShine, measure 2 Tablespoons of Citric Acid. If not using LemiShine, use 4 Tabespoons of Citric Acid.

Step 5: Measure 2 Tablespoons of LemiShine

Step 6: Stir all powdered ingredients together.  Add 15-25 drops of Lemon essential oil. Stir again to thoroughly combine all ingredients.

Step 7:  Using a funnel, pour detergent into glass jar or other container with well-fitting lid.

To use your homemade dishwasher detergent:

Shake or stir detergent regularly to break up clumps. Clumping is normal and does not affect the ability of the detergent to clean your dishes. Use 2-3 Tablespoons of detergent at a time.

**Important Note!!** This detergent works best with a rinse aid. I use a couple splashes of distilled white vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher before I start the load. You could also put the vinegar in your "rinse aid" compartment if you have one.

DIY Dishwasher Detergent Recipe

1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Washing Soda
3 T. Kosher Salt
2 T. Citric Acid
2 T. LemiShine (Or if not using, add 2 T. Citric Acid)
15-25 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Stir ingredients thoroughly and store in well-sealed container. Use distilled white vinegar as a rinse aid for best results.