Monday, March 30, 2009

Recap of Silver Lake on March 29th

Here’s the recap from this week’s craft show in Silver Lake.

All smiles
Again, I was at the craft show with my jacket on! I can’t wait for the day when I can do an outside craft show without a jacket. I always take my first booth photo without my jacket and then it’s right back on. Come on sunshine with the beautiful California weather! I’m patiently waiting!

My booth was set up right across from my friend Nicole from Honey Child Designs! Honey Child Designs offers eco-friendly adornments and accessories that illuminate your beauty, spirit & oneness with nature.
Honey Child Designs

This week, a USC film major was at the event and she interviewed me on camera as to why I think the arts/crafts industry is still doing so well despite our current economic situation. If I get a clip of that, I’ll post it to my blog in the future.

Craft shows are a labor of love as those of you who do craft shows already know. Since I travel from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles mostly for shows, it starts with me waking up at 5 am and I’m no early bird but my mind shifts right into drive since that’s what I have to do to get there in 1.5 – 2 hours to get to my destination.

As I’m selling my cupcake soaps, I reap all the benefits of my hard work and get to hear some great stories from my customers. Not only are my cupcake soaps great gifts for birthdays or holidays, two customers had different reasons for purchasing my cupcake soaps. One guy purchased the Red Velvet Cupcake Soap because the wedding caterer served Red Velvet Cupcakes at his wedding. A lady bought the Bunny Corn Cupcake Soap to give as a gift to her mother who is in the hospital as a get well soon gift.
Helping a Customer

The Silver Lake Art/Craft & Vintage Show will be changing location, dates, and time.
New Location: Micheltorena Street Elementary School
1511 Micheltorena St (@Sunset)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
New Date: Saturdays, next show is April 4th
New Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Ghettogloss has created a new website strictly dedicated to the Silver Lake Art/ Craft & Vintage Show. I just checked it out and a picture of my cupcake soaps at the show is on the homepage (in the top left corner)! Thanks Fiora and Jessica! You ladies are awesome!

As always, there are more photos from events in my Flickr album. To stay up to date with the latest Serah’s events, subscribe to our blog or subscribe to our newsletter.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Serah's Soap Giveaway at Jane4Girls

Entries will be taken until Tuesday, March 31st at noon CST. Click HEREfor more details.

While you're there, check out how Erin, a single mother of 3 wonderful girls, ages 10, 11 and 18, not to mention two dogs, blogs about the ability to feed her family of four for under $800 a year. You heard me right!  She does this while primarily buying name brand and not generic. Not only does this include food, but HBA (health and beauty) items also. She teaches people how to get by in these hard times by living frugally.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Craft Show: March 29, 2009

Come see us at the Silverlake Art/Craft & Vintage show this Sunday, March 29th where you can purchase our oh so sweet cupcake soaps!

What: Silverlake Art/ Craft & Vintage
When: March 29, 2009 9 am – 5 pm
Where: 2450 Glendale Blvd LA CA 90039 in the Citi bank parking lot.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tickled Pink with The Pink Parlour Festival 2009

I had the most AMAZING time at The Pink Parlour Festival this past Sunday! Some of the most amazing women were all gathered under one roof so I was in great company. I started the morning filled with anxiety because as I was leaving Santa Barbara, it was raining so hard, I couldn't see the road. But eventually the rain stopped and I was allowed to arrive safely at the Santa Anita Park.
Serah's Booth Display at The Pink Parlour Festival
My booth was positioned at the festival's entrance which was also next to the entrance for seating for the race track so I had a pretty good view. My first visitor during setup was Alison from Whatakaracter Creative Group who came to check out the competition only to find out that I wasn't competition at all because mine were cupcake soaps and not the edible yummy cupcakes she was selling. I got her Super Hero Cupcake Kit which was SUPER delicious and the proceeds are for a good cause.

As the day went on my cupcake soaps continued to deceive the hungry but also became a fan favorite at the festival! Men and women, boys and girls were all impressed with my cupcake soaps! Some even became repeat customers.

The entire day was AMAZING but here are a few moments that made that day so FANTASTIC:
  • Getting to share my inspiration behind my cupcake soaps with customers
  • Having a good laugh with those who thought they were food
  • Seeing my Neapolitan Cupcake Soap make the back of the event program
  • Hearing who was getting my cupcake soaps as gifts and who wanted to treat themselves
  • Seeing the smiles on people's faces
  • Having people come to my booth because someone else at the event had bragged about my cupcakes
  • Having a customer tell me that she was interviewed on camera inquiring about whether she had made a purchase at the festival and she said that she had not yet but if she did it would be one of my cupcake soaps
  • Seeing familiar faces and meeting new people
  • And of course, taking pictures with fans!
I couldn't have asked for a better day! I can't wait until next year! Until then, enjoy photos from this year's Pink Parlour Festival and catch me at our next event.

Cupcake Tats.Cupcake Tats
Originally uploaded by foodcore

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Event: The Pink Parlour March 22, 2009

The Pink Parlour - March 22nd What: The Pink Parlour Festival
When: March 22, 2009 from 11 am - 6 pm
Where: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA

Serah's will be there selling cupcake soaps! The Pink Parlour Festival brings together crafty women of the world.  Their objective is to unite women and collaborate talent, bringing together unique hand crafted items and art, at affordable prices. It's girl power at its best with female fronted bands and djs entertaining all day. Goody bags filled with samples, treats and coupons will be given out to the first 100 attendees. Their sponsor, Daisy Guitars, will be raffling off one of their female signature guitars. It will be a fun-filled event for the entire family!  All ages, carnival rides, live music, food and drinks!

You can purchase tickets online.

Santa Anita Park is located at 285 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007.  Click HERE for directions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Today’s post is outside the scope of soap! Okay maybe that was a corny opening line. I admit it. I did a Google rhyming words search to find a word that rhymes with soap and I choose scope so that’s what happens when using Google goes wrong.

As some of you may already know, I’m an amateur photographer. If you’ve been in my Flickr album then you know nature is one of my favorite subjects for photographs.

I was delighted when the Managing Editor of Schmap contacted me to feature one of my rose photographs from the Exposition Rose Garden in the sixth edition of Schmap Los Angeles Guide! Schmap is a leading publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Here’s the link to my photo from the Exposition Park Rose Garden (photo is on the top right and credited with my name):

If you use an iPhone or iPod touch, then this same link will take you directly to my photo in the iPhone version of the guide. On a desktop computer, you can still see exactly how my photo is displayed and credited in the iPhone version of our guide at:

Exposition Park Rose Garden

Finally, if you have a blog, you might also like to check out the customizable widgets of the Schmap Los Angeles Guide .

Exposition Rose GardenPhotography is a hobby I plan to continue pursuing because it is another avenue for exercising my creative muscle and features such as this one is just the icing on the cupcake!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I am featured on Afro Puffs and Ponytails!

Afro Puffs and Ponytails is a site for inspiring African American girls founded by Kim Thomas.

Appreciation, Recognition, and Presentation
That’s what Afro Puffs and Ponytails is all about!   

It’s a place where teen and pre-teen girls can read about successful African American women from different businesses and career fields.

My story is about how I got into my field, the training and education required, and why I chose it. I was more than happy to share my story which will hopefully inspire many African American girls as well as other girls just as stories of other African American women have inspired me.

To read the article, click HERE.

Sharing my story also helps me to never forget that I was a girl with afro puffs and ponytails who grew into a woman with afro puffs and ponytails!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

1st Birthday Celebration Sale Ends Today

The 30% off SALE at Serah's ends today at 11:59 pm PST.  Don't miss out on the great savings going on.

It's been a great birthday week for Serah's.  I treated myself to some delicious cupcakes from two of my favorite bakeries!  What do you usually do to celebrate?  I'll need some ideas for the years to come.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Happy Birthday to Serah's

Serah's 1st BirthdayTime sure flies when you're having fun! Today is Serah's birthday and we're turning one! And you know that Serah's birthday means great things for you! We're having a SALE! 30% OFF EVERYTHING! In order words, click on over to Serah's now and treat yourself to those scrumptious cupcake soaps (like the one pictured) or the other artistic soaps Serah's has to offer. The sale begins today March 7th and ends March 14th.  This offer does not include shipping and cannot be combined with other offers.

Our newest cupcake soap is the one pictured here. It's called the Confetti Cupcake Soap. I made it especially as a soap for birthdays and parties. Instead of picking a fragrance for the soap myself, I'll let you decide from the fragrances list on my site. If you'd like, I can give you a recommendation on a fragrance. Just email me at info[at!] and tell me what you're looking for.

To kick-off Serah's birthday party, I visited a cupcake bakery in Montecito, CA and got 3 amazing cupcakes...two of them of course were Red Velvet like my Red Velvet Cupcake Soap but more tasty. Over the next week, while I'm making soaps I'll probably stop by some more cupcake bakeries and then the week after I'll probably stop by the gym.

Stop by Serah's and celebrate with us!