Friday, March 15, 2013

Reaching out to Asheville

Asheville is the most arts friendly, locally-centered place that I've ever been.  So, moving back here means a real opportunity.  Everyone here seems to evaluate 'place' in a way that I haven't seen elsewhere.  A lot of cities are struggling to define themselves, but Asheville is expanding its definitions while it grows.  I am ready to be part of it.

Being involved is something that I have always struggled with.  I have a hard time reaching out, and I have a tendency to talk myself out of new experiences.  I have one little plan, and I'm documenting it, which means that it is HAPPENING.  Get my crafts in some local stores!  It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, and I've made some baby steps in the past.  This time though, I'm following through!

I feel like Asheville is begging me to jump in...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Coupon Codes for YOU!

I'm so glad to have kept ajoeynamedroo open.  I love the products, and so do our wonderful loyal customers!

I thought that I wanted to quit the business because everything in my life was changing.  The shop turns out to be one element of stability.  I love that I can give people the products that make them feel great about themselves.  Each and everything that I ship from ajoeynamedroo really is made with love, like it says on the label (although now it's made with love in Asheville).  A huge thank you to all of the amazingly loyal customers, and those of you who are giving the products a try for the first time.

To celebrate the continuation of ajoeynamedroo use the coupon code BACKINBLACK1 for 10% off at check out.

Also check out my shop with accessories (jewelry, scarves, headbands...) use code SPRINGYRSTEP for 10% off.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring Sale

I haven't talked about the ajoeynamedroo bath & body shop in a while, but I am hard at work bringing my stock back up to snuff.  Yesterday, I made a batch of Floral Bouquet just in time for spring.  I've decided to put it on sale to celebrate the approaching warm weather!

Usually floral scents are not my favorite, but since this one is all natural, it doesn't have any of the cloying top notes that have turned me off of florals in the past.

The Floral Bouquet scent really does have a full bouquet.  It starts with a base of the nutty, sweet scent of cocoa butter.  To that I add just a hint of woodsy cedar essential oil.

For the florals I add the richness of jasmine essential oil, romantics of rosewater, and the delicately intoxicating scent of ylang ylang essential oil.

To top it off with a bit of citrus, I add lemon essential oil.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Shop Spring Cleaning

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have decided to list ALL of my craft endeavors in my RooTwo etsy site.  I want my shop to look like a little boutique, so in that vein, I wanted to arrange my shop window!

I decided to organize the shop into what I think of as mini treasuries.  Each row has its own color theme.  I started with cute pastels for spring, and green for St. Patrick's Day.  I'm planning on rearranging frequently with the seasons, and my changing moods.

With the shop freshly organized, I guess it's time to delve into my actual as opposed to virtual space!