June 27, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

American Flag and FireworksThe Artisan Soap Shop is open every Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, but since next Saturday is July Fourth, the shop will close at noon to make way for the afternoon and evening festivities.  After all, I have four fresh batches of soap hitting the shelves next weekend that I wouldn't want you to miss --- the two year-around favorites: Oatmeal, Milk & Honey, and The Kitchen Coffee Soap Bar; and two that are perfect for these summer months: Summer Fling and Ocean Rain. All together, there are over 60 bars of soap to choose from, along with lip balms, lotions, bath bombs, sea salt, candles, and a variety of accessories. If you like or need some handcrafted soap, come on over and we'll get you set up!

As we celebrate July Fourth, one of the things I am grateful for is the freedom and opportunity to start this small Artisan Soap Shop business. It's not something I ever really thought about doing until it happened, and I am still surprised, delighted and grateful for how it's all gone over the past three years. The entrepreneurial spirit that powers small businesses is a significant part of our American heritage where "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [and women] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."

How very, very lucky I feel to live in this country we call America where life, liberty, religion, speech, the pursuit of happiness and more, are protected by law.