While the Soap Shop remained open throughout the summer months, Artisan Soaps wasn't present at as many Markets and Fairs. The reason? I needed a little more time for fundraising and training for the Susan G Komen 3-Day 60-mile Walk for Breast Cancer that some friends and I completed this past month. Before we could even register for the event, each of us needed to raise $2300. In July, we had a MASSIVE yard sale outside the doors of the Artisan Soap Shop.
The yard sale was a heck of alot of work! But we raised over $3000, and it was enough to finish off the rest of what we needed to raise. All together, we raised over $7000 for breast cancer!; the Philadelphia event where we walked raised over $3.8 million.
All three of us walked through the finish line together. Through sunshine, pouring rain, blisters, and aching feet and muscles, it was a sweet feeling to finish! Afterwards, we spent a couple of days visiting some of the sites in the area before returning home.
After taking a few days to recuperate, I am excited to spend some time catching up again in the soap shop! Some of the soaps simply need to be restocked, and new fragrances are on the way! I've recently added some new shelves, and some new equipment to help fill those shelves with fun bath fizzies, lotions, lip balms, gift baskets and more---just in time for the holiday season! In the meantime, don't forget that the Soap Shop is open every Saturday afternoon. If you are looking for that perfect treat for yourself or a friend, stop by and see me!