Monday, May 17, 2010

alamode May giveaway with Septic Soaps

- Giveaway closed - congrats to Cyn!
A few months ago I posted some funny Etsy findsSeptic Soaps, a handmade soap shop with sass, was one of the shops I featured.  You know how I'm a sucker for marketing (and a cheeky sense of humor) and these soaps caught my eye immediately. 

Need to wash some childhood trauma from you life? 
Here's the solution! 

Lori Holcomb is the creator of these soaps:   
I began making soaps about 2 years ago because everything seems to bother my skin and I ended up making my Lucky Lather Soaps (luckylather.etsy) first. They are so pretty and yummy. My husband and I both have a pretty naughty/wicked sense of night we wrote up about 3 pages worth of funny/insulting soap names and said we should try to make some. I came up with the "Septic Soaps" name when our septic tank at home exploded (fortunately outside of the house and not in) seemed very appropriate for what we wanted to do. It took me around a year of procrastination and unhappy packaging problem solving that was holding things up...then BAM! I figured out what I wanted to do and did it. (Standard creative process for me with both soaps and my jewelry shop: cherrymatador.etsy) I am always doing things in bursts, leaps and bounds. 
My husband helps with the creative, brain-storming, back-seat driving part of our business but I am the one-person workforce cooking, pouring, wrapping, designing, selling and all the other nonsense that goes along with this business. [He has the 'real' job...I used to work for attorneys but, once my two kiddies (8 & 5) got big enough for school, the hours were murder on our household and I was forced to make some changes.]
My soaps are currently in two local boutiques and I plan to try to expand that number by the end of the year. Cooking is probably my most favorite thing in life (aside from my family). Soaps fall into that same category...I get to cook/create, mix and sniff (instead of tasting) and try to get the color and texture 'just-right'. I am all about a good laugh, too...and I hope that our Septic Soaps give people a good chuckle or a blush with a "oh, my!" or something that takes away from the monotony of the everyday for them. We will have many more coming very soon!
Lori has generously offered her OCD 3 bar set of soaps to be given to someone with a wicked sense of humor!  The set will include lonely loser, childhood trauma, and lawyer lather.

Thank you, Lori, for sponsoring this giveaway and for your fun sense of humor!

Entry details:
Visit Septic Soaps here and come back to this post and leave me a comment about your favorite soap and why.  Make sure your comment includes contact information. (1 entry)

3 Additional entries when you:
1) Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include @alamodestuff in your tweet so I can keep track. (1 entry)

2) Blog about this giveaway with a link to the post. (1 entry)

3) Follow this blog.  If you already follow, let me know. That counts, too. (1 entry)

Please let me know if you done any of these to ensure you get your extra entries.

One (1) winner will be randomly chosen (through Contest ends Friday, May 21, at midnight EST.  Winner will be notified by Monday, May 24.

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