Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rock the Soap! Vote Obama or McCain Soaps

Rock the Soap! Show your support for Senator Barack Obama or Senator John McCain with our Presidential Candidates Soaps! Click here to get your candidate soap now! Each soap is handcrafted with shea butter and glycerin soap. Our Vote Obama Soap is scented with the Ocean Rain fragrance and our Vote McCain Soap is scented with the Red Apple fragrance.
You've heard of Rock the you can Rock the Soap!

The US presidential election of 2008, scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2008, will be the 56th consecutive quadrennial US presidential election.
These soaps are not an endorsement of either candidate. Please post nonpartisan comments ONLY.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall 2008 Soaps at Serah's

Pumpkins are not just for pies! And I can prove it. Serah's now has Pumpkin Cupcake Soaps and Pumpkin Soaps! Make sure to get yours for holiday gifts! Add some pumpkin spice to your life!

For the kiddies, our Mini Pumpkin Face Soaps will make great Halloween treats to avoid the sweets! And remember you can receive 10% off your next order. See Serah's Store for details.

Fall is my favorite time of year here in Santa Barbara. It used to be Winter in other parts of the country because I loved wearing my turtle-neck sweaters. YES, I said it...turtle-neck sweaters! But in Santa Barbara, seasons are a bit unusual. I don't get to build a pile of leaves in my backyard and frolic around in them like I did when I was a kid. Fall in Santa Barbara hosts the time of year for my favorite festival! The Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival that is! Now don't be surprised if you see me out there from open to close because it's absolutely possible. Some of the other festivals that I hope to partake in are:

Enjoy the Fall 2008 season!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!

PLEASE Sign the Petition at the Indie Business Blog.

In a nutshell, I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! At a minimum, the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would impose a fee of $2,000 up to $12,000 per year fee on small indie businesses like mine, no exceptions. This fee maybe pocket change for larger companies but for small companies like my own, it's the kiss of death. I understand that the FDA is trying to tighten regulations but this law has unintended consequences.

Click HERE to watch a video on the subject for more information and please sign the petition.

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Discussion Draft of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 See Sections 301 and 401.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sharing The Love

Here's hoping there's a smile on your face like the one that's on mine.

Most nights while stumbling, I come upon some really cool and interesting sites, blogs, and flickr albums. Tonight was the first night I came upon one that really touched my heart and I thought I would touch yours.

Thanks Wake Up Tiger for touching my heart. Visit Wake Up Tiger's blog.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hi, My name is (what)…My name is (who)

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I’m letting the secret out or shall I say I’m letting the cat out of the bag. Truth be told, I didn’t even come up with my company’s name! A friend of mine did! (Thanks, friend!) We were having a conversation one day about our names (long before I opened my business) and he came up with Serahs using letters from my name. The only contribution I gave was the apostrophe and it became Serah’s.

I’ve learned cool things about this name since having it. One night while in an Etsy chat room, an Etsy member said “Did you know that your company’s name is Shares spelled backwards?” Then tonight I decided to Google Serah and learned this:
Source: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
Serah, lady of scent; song; the morning star

Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
abundance; princess, the daughter of Asher and grand-daughter of
Jacob (Gen. 46:17); called also Sarah (Num. 26:46; R.V.,

I found Lady of Scent to be fitting since I’m now also an artisan of scented soaps. Well there, I’ve told you! Now you’ve got to tell me yours. Tell me how you got your company name, blog name, nickname, or personal name.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 mentions cupcakes!

Serah's Mini Cupcake soaps gets a mention on! Check it out at:

Thanks Lauren for sending me the link and thanks Nancy!

Eat My Phone

I cut it open!
Originally uploaded by serahsonline
When I thought of the name for this blog post, I said, "Why does that sound familiar?" It's because of the popular idiom, eat your words. Well, I'm probably the only one who can eat my phone. So there, I've coined a new idiom!

I shared my story with Palm and I'm so excited that they decided to feature me on their blog! Thanks so much, you guys! Check me out on Palm's blog.

Check out the first post related to this topic:

September 11 2008

Grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
On this day seven years ago, we remember...I remember.

View more photos in my Flickr album by clicking the photo above.

It was a usual day at college for me, sitting in one of my more boring classes thinking about how I couldn't wait to get to my dorm room to watch Young & the Restless while eating Easy Mac followed by a peaceful nap. Then waking up to run off to my favorite class, Theater Appreciation. Suddenly, a break in my daydream came just long enough to hear my teacher say that he was letting us out early. "Finally!" I thought. When I got outside, I noticed that an unusual amount of students were walking around the campus and one girl even walked by me crying.

I saw my friend Sly and as we sat down I asked, "Sly, what are you doing out of class?"

He said, "Someone just flew a plane into the Twin Towers."

I said, "What!? No, why are you really out of class?"

He explained to me that he was telling the truth and as more and more people watched past me crying, I believed him. I ran to my dorm room and turned on the TV to see that this was actually happening. My heart stopped! I couldn't believe what I was seeing. All I could do was call my family that lived in New York to make sure that they were fine. For the rest of the day, of course, nothing was more important.

The following January, I was able to stop by Ground Zero at night where I saw family and friends leaving flowers and notes for their loved ones and again on my recent east coast trip.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cupcakes and the City

I am bursting with excitement to announce that Serah's Mini Cupcake Soaps are making a debut on Saturday, September 6 during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City!!! The Mini Cupcake Soaps will be in the VIP gift bags for the Andy & Debb fashion show at 2:00 pm!!!

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