October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is a very serious, very real problem. I don’t need to tell you that, as most of us have been touched in some way by this cancer.
My Grandmother fought breast cancer and won, twice. She is still and forever will be, one of the strongest people I know. She round house kicked breast cancer right in it’s ugly face. But for many, they are not so lucky. I have been reading story after story of loved ones lost. One in particular touched me and informed me. Through UberDorkGirlie’s blog I was informed of BoobieThon.
People everywhere are posting pictures of their breasts to bring attention to the cause. Personally, I have been wanting to post pictures of my breasts since first hearing of BoobieThon, but knowing there was no way I’d be able to do it anonymously, I’ve held back. I’m covered in tattoos…my chest shouts for attention…
Then I think of all off the women, my grandmother included, who need attention brought to this cause. I think of myself and my daughter (and son!) who merely through genetics, may one day battle this disease. All of a sudden being anonymous is no longer an issue.! So, this proud Mommy, Daughter, Sister and Friend has decided to take and post a picture of her chest…Now bring on the attention! ♥ twitter.com/KyleeLane
For more information please visit
The Official BoobieWed Page
The Official Boobiethon Page
You can also follow these great people on Twitter! @boobiewed, @shimmer418, @honey_is_evil and @boobiethon.
Please get involved anyway you can. Through pictures, donations or simply passing the word along.
Special Edition! This soap has been hand foiled with a beautiful shimmer mica. And super limited also. I only have six bars of each scent, Blackberry Sage and Cherry Crush.
This naturally Vegan soap was handcrafted in small, cold-process batches (from scratch!) with a skin nourishing blend of all-natural ingredients, including Shea Butter, Avocado and Almond Oils. Enriched with extra amounts of Shea Butter to baby your skin while producing an extra super lather! This soap is also over 50% conditioning and supremely gentle ♥
A huge and giant “THANK YOU” to all of my super sweet and awesome customers! Last night I hit my 500th sale on Etsy. *Girly squeal*
The 500th item was a Fight Club soap. So, for the rest of the week my best selling soap is going to be 50% off! Annnnd I will be including a free lip balm with every order! (Now you can do a girly squeal…) ♥ You can visit my shop HERE.
Thank you again to everyone who has encouraged, blogged, tweeted, linked, shopped, talked, shown and loved Luxury Lane Soap & Soy. You all completely rule. ♥
…But only temporarily! I have been talking about getting my new items photographed and listed in my shop for nearly 2 weeks now and I have just not had the time to do it. Rather than just dragging ideas along, its time for action! I am closing down my ArtFire and Etsy shops until Monday, September 21st and dedicating this entire week so rebuilding and restocking. When I re-open, I promise all sorts of awesome. ♥
♥ Brand new Lego inspired soaps!
♥ Bubble Buddies will be back!
♥ All new Crystal Soy Candles!
♥ Super cool/spooky/creepy/fun Halloween inspired gifts!
♥ Plus more!
Woo! Time to get to work and I’ll see you all soon ♥♥♥
It is time to start getting more of my seasonal items and scents listed in my shops! I also need to make room for craft fair inventory! w00t! So, I am clearing out some of my summer favorites. You can check out everything on sale HERE
(you know you wanna…) ♥
Whew! We are already a week into September and updating this blog is WAY over due…
What have I been up to? Well, the kids are back in school. My son started kindergarten so I have the house to myself for eight hours! This has turned into me starting too many projects and neglecting to finish them.
I have started listing many seasonal items in my Etsy and Artfire shops, along with new scents. My entire candle line is also being reworked to include seasonal and limited edition scents and colors. Thank you SO much for you patience as I have been slowly updating my shops. I have many new soaps to introduce, including super fun kids designs and Bubble Buddies are coming back!
A couple months ago I decided to branch out and I created a new brand, Hemp Bath. I wanted to try something completely different and fresh. Hemp Bath has taken off with flying colors and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Hemp Bath has a separate blog for over at HempBath.blogspot.com. You can purchase from both brands exclusively in my Artfire shop.
So there is my little update! I hope everyone had an awesome summer! ♥Kylee
After my last post and after reading this article, I have had many conversations and even some debates, with fellow shop owners over which is “better”, Etsy or Artfire.
Personally, I love both! Yes, this IS possible. Both of these lively online markets places have what I feel is most important: A supportive and friendly community.
Another thing it comes down really, is what YOU feel is most important. While Etsy has listing fees and a much larger community, ArtFire has no listing fees, but a smaller community. While ArtFire gives you the option to customize your shop to your website, Etsy has a feeling of unity within the shops. Etsy has been around longer and has many “kinks” worked out, while Artfire is relatively new and is still under development. I could go on and on…
Both of these marketplaces have something in common. One very vital aspect that I think is most times over looked, YOU are in charge. Both Artfire AND Etsy embrace your ability to create, grow and communicate with society through your creations. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?
I think I simply feel torn about The Etsy Wars article. I owe a huge chunk of my success to Etsy. My sales continue to grow there and I continue to meet such wonderful people, even though I now link my website to ArtFire. And even though my site links to ArtFire, my ArtFire links back to my Etsy. With the rise in shipping and supply costs, my Etsy fees are a bigger blow to pay, but I just don’t make the sales I need, yet, on ArtFire. Does this mean when (and if) ArtFire becomes huge I will leave Etsy? Absolutely not.
We just need to remember, it’s all about supporting EACH OTHER, and not losing ourselves in argueing about the marketplace. ♥ Without US there would be no Etsy OR ArtFire.