Sunday, June 21, 2009

Southern Soapers Online Classes Canceled

From Kelly Bloom of Southern Soapers, "With the work load we have had regarding the retail store, and the time on the road, I have put the online classes on hold until I can synchronize them for the same dates classes are conducted physically at the retail store. Just too much going on this summer, and I and staff are spread too thin. Something had to give, and it was the online classes."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Soaping With Stress Fractures

A couple of months ago I learned that the pain in my left knee was the result of a stress fracture. The doctor prescribed a device called a knee imobilzer (the medical equivalent of the world's tightest corset, but for your leg) for four weeks and have been on crutches for eight weeks. I learned fairly early that while I may be able to walk and chew gum at the same time, carrying anything (i.e. my soapmaking equipment) while walking with crutches is a whole 'nother ballgame.

Yesterday I learned I'm going to be on crutches for another three months. Of course there are far worse things in life than not being able to make soap, but it got me thinking. There must be other soapmakers out there with disabilities. How do they work around them?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

When he’s not acting as You Scent Me’s guinea pig, my husband Steve is an IT Trainer/Desktop Support Analyst in New York City. In February, Steve lost his job.

You Scent Me is offering a $50 gift certificate to the person(s) who comes up with a job lead or job hunting tip that directly results in Steve getting a job. While the position must be located in the New York City area, job hunting tips can come from anywhere. Maybe it’s something that’s worked for you in the past. Maybe it’s a tip you saw on

Contest rules: No purchase necessary to participate or win. Subscribe to this blog. Send your job leads, job hunting tips, etc to info at youscentme dot com & put “Blog Contest” in the subject line. Contest ends when Steve gets a job. Contest is only open to US residents. Not redeemable for cash. Void where prohibited.
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