Sunday, July 29, 2012

Make your next bath a spa experience!!

When was the last time you took a bath? No, I mean instead of a shower. During your work week, you wake up late, quickly shower, and go on about your stressful daily activities. But when do you take time for yourself?

Taking baths are beneficial to your physical and mental health...and your budget!! Had a long day or week? Why go to one of those expensive day spas when you can wind down with a nice, warm, soothing bath in the comfort of your own home. Studies have shown that taking a bath lowers the blood pressure and releases toxins. While you're in there you can release stress, reflect and possibly clear your mind to focus on things to come. You can add a  bath bomb to soften your water, moisturize you skin and uplift your mood. Baths also promote a good night's sleep so that you can recharge and better manage your upcoming day.

If the kids are at Grandma's and hubby is out for poker night,
Here's a recipe for your at-home spa time:
  • Draw warm bath. (Not too hot though, super hot water can raise the blood pressure and defeat the purpose)
  • Light a scented soy candle
  • Turn on your favorite music
  • Drop in  an inexpensive scented bath bomb
  • Get in and soak!!
Soooo.....what are you waiting for??

Friday, July 20, 2012

Vision Board Update/Shop update

In a previous post, I talked about my vision board. And at the top of the list was "own my own shop". It just kinda dawned on me, recently, that a few months later, I accomplished that goal and have opened my own shop. So CHECK! I can move on to the next item. haha. With that said, I am really struggling to keep the shop open because there is not a lot of foot traffic in the area. It is getting harder to pay the rent and I would like to make more products but I am not making enough in sales to generate revenue for supplies. -_-

I have been researching marketing strategies and plan to implement some of them in the near future. Hopefully, something will catch the eye of my target market and get them to come in here soon. Because I am also toying with the idea of closing before I sink too far into debt. :(

Anyways, I am trying to stay positive and generate ideas that will help my business. But, hey!!! At least I checked off a goal. I really feel like I'm giving it my best effort and if this one closes, I will definitely be putting "open my own shop" back on my vision board. I will not give up. Just re-evaluate and try again.