Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Featured on Santa Barbara Female Entrepreneurs Blog

I have the absolute pleasure of being involved with the Santa Barbara Female Entrepreneurs (SBFE) and being featured on the SBFE Blog!  Santa Barbara Female Entrepreneurs are innovators who actively participate in the creation, operation and management of their businesses.

I would like to personally thank Jennifer Bragg for being the founder of this amazing group and all of her hard work from arranging our gatherings, maintaining our blog, tweeting about our group, and all of the extra behind the scenes things she does that makes this group so great!

Check out my feature on the SBFE blog and please, please, pretty please leave comments.  It would be such a nice gesture from you that would be met with such heart-felt gratitude from me if you'd leave a comment on the SBFE blog to let us know you've read our features.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Are Serah's soaps sold in stores?

Mint Chocolate Cupcake SoapWhy, absolutely!

I love shopping online to avoid the crowds and long lines in stores but sometimes, there are times when I need last-minute birthday gifts, Easter gifts, or Christmas gifts and I can't wait for it to be shipped to me. Therefore, I can completely relate to some of my customers who run into this dilemma. In those times, I go to the website I am interested in to see where I can find the company's items online.

At Serah's, you can do that very same thing. Visit our Retailers page to see where Serah's cupcake soaps are sold in a store near you. If you visit a retailer and they don't carry the exact Serah's soap you are looking for, just request it and I'm sure the store will be happy to meet your needs. If Serah's soaps are not sold in your neck of the woods, I'd love for you to offer a suggestion to a retailer in your town or leave a suggestion for me in the comments.

Head on over to Serah's now to find out where you can find Serah's cupcake soaps.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Sale 2010 - Save 15%

Bunny Corn Cupcake Soap
Originally uploaded by serahsonline
Serah's Easter Sale is going on now until April 5th. Save 15% off select items. No coupon is necessary.  Check out our specials now and Serah's.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Craft Revolution Continues at the Pink Parlour Festival

Pink Parlour TanksThe Pink Parlour Festival was my first event of the year and I knew since last year that I was submitting my application again to participate in 2010. As I expected, I had a great time at the Pink Parlour Festival this year! It was held at the beautiful Santa Anita Park on the same day as a race which is an added bonus (especially for the hubbies and horse lovers). It was such a beautiful day and the traffic was not at all bad on my drive down to Arcadia. When I arrived, I set up my table as usual and was lucky enough to find an electrical outlet because I have started using a more technological approach to taking sales at shows.

Serah's at The Pink Parlour Festival 2010

At 11 am, the patrons started arriving and I was immediately back into the fun loving activity of being a vendor at a craft show. The people at Pink Parlour, the vendors and the audience, just seem to exude this amazing energy that is so contagious that you can't help but to catch it yourself. I must say that I was definitely feeling the love as vendors and customers stopped by and said to me, "I saw you here last year and I thought your soaps were so cute and unique!" or "I saw you here last year and I bought a soap from you and loved it!" It was great to catch up with other vendors that I haven't seen in a while and meet new vendors...all with some amazing products themselves.

Other than good people, there's nothing better than having good music and good food at an event. Since the Pink Parlour Festival is held on the same day as a race, the food court is open which has some delicious food. I had the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and it was delish! The DJ is definitely rocking and I must admit, had me rocking too! She played Michael Jackson and James Brown back to back and I've got to love her for that!

The Amazing DJ

There was a fashion show that was held at the event and unfortunately, I missed it but I'm hoping to catch some pictures of it on the internet. The day ended at 7 pm and I was in my car by 7:20. That's one other good thing I love about the Pink Parlour, move in and move out is just as easy as blinking.

There are always a few moments that I remember from Pink Parlour that will hopefully stick with me forever. Well, they're going to now because I'm writing them on the blog.

The first one was "Miss Pink." "Miss Pink" was this little girl around 7-8 years old with one of the cutest, sassiest, charming personality of a little girl could have. She came over to my table and said, "Oh those are cupcakes?" And I said, "They're soap cupcakes." And she said, "They smell really good." And I said, "Thank you." And she said, "I think I want one of the pink ones. Which one has some pink?" I then pointed out the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap to her and she said, "Ok, it has a little bit of pink. Pink's my color, you know?" I said, "I see," as I admired her cute little outfit in pink and black. Then she said, "Can't you tell? Look at my eyes." As I leaned in closer to notice her pink eyeshadow, she batted her little eyelashes.

The second one was Anna from Dulce De Tamarindo who reads my blog! She's the second person who has approached me at a show and told me that she reads my blog. I was so happy. I kept saying to myself as she left my booth, "She reads my blog! She reads my blog!"

The third one was when I did the interview for I will be adding that to the blog in the next few weeks.

Well, that's my recap of the Pink Parlour Festival that was held this year. You can take a look at the rest of my photos in my Flickr album.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Event: The Pink Parlour March 14, 2010

What: The Pink Parlour Festival
When: March 14, 2010 from 11 am - 7 pm
Where: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA

Serah's will be at the Pink Parlour Festival for the 2nd year in a row! I'll be there selling cupcake soaps, of course! The Pink Parlour Festival is a unique one-of-a-kind event that completely caters to women of all ages. They anticipate that 2010’s festival will more than double the attendance reached last year. A fashion show hosting young, new, hot designers has been added to the list of activities. The Pink Parlour is a festival celebrating the creativity of women. 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 200 attendees. So ladies, come join the craft revolution!

Tickets are $8 for General Admission
Event Ticket will be available at the door for $12
Kids under 12 get in FREE with parent or guardian

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

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Serah's Anniversary Sale - 25% OFF

We're celebrating Serah's 2nd anniversary and we would like you to thank and share with you, our valued customer!  Save 25% off everything at Serah's.  Sale ends March 13, 2010.  No coupon necessary.  Browse through our selection of famous cupcake soaps and artistic soaps.  Shop for birthday gifts, Easter gifts and basket stuffers, or thank you gifts.  Serah's has something for every occasion.  Visit Serah's now.