Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Sweet Life: Summer 2015

Well, now that summer is almost over, let me update you as to what's going on in our Sweet Life! Back in March, I started working daytime hours at my full time job. This was a great switch for my family life, however, not so much for my business! With days filled working and evenings filled with family obligations, time for Sweet Olivia Handmade has been limited! This has not stopped me from dreaming, however!! I have so many ideas swimming around in this head of mine that I don't know what to do first. When in doubt, I always start with making a list!

Here are some ideas I'm chewing on:
-Fall products and scents
-Redesign of my labels and (finally!) changing to plastic jars
-Holiday gift baskets
-Expanding my gift services
-Researching opening my own shop (at least a few years from now!)

So.....with all that said, the first to know about any changes is usually my email subscribers! (Sign up by clicking here! BONUS: You'll receive my free guide to using oils in your beauty routine!)

In other Sweet Olivia news, my body scrubs are now available at Doodlebugz on Historic Marietta Square!! This is huge, guys!!! If you live near Marietta, GA, please stop by and show your support!!


I have been trying to vlog for my YouTube Channel more often! I love sharing my family's sweet adventures with you! Check out my latest vlogs!!


We visited my family in Ohio for my parent's wedding anniversary! We had a great weekend visiting with family, sweating at the Columbuz Zoo, and roasting marshmallows in the fire pit!


My hubby and I celebrated our anniversary in June, also. We celebrated by a child-free night out on the town! We ate at a delicious restaurant downtown called Thrive. After dinner, we took a spin on SkyView Atlanta! I love this man so much!


Speaking of love, I have been working on self love lately. I didn't even realize I began to think so negatively about myself until I recently received a compliment from a friend. My immediate response was "Why?!" I was shocked! I hadn't realized I had gone so far down the "I'm not worthy" road.

I am most guilty of the "I'm so old!" excuse. You know, I'm really not. I am only 32 years old and I feel great! Yes, I could eat healthier and be more active (working on that!), but overall, I feel pretty darn great!! Life is good and I need to start reflecting that in the way I talk to myself.

Okay, enough heavy stuff! I am planning some fun family things for the fall and I CAN'T WAIT to share them all with you!!! Lots of vlogging to come! :)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thin Blue Line Soap for the Sonny Kim Family Fund

Today, Officer Sonny Kim of the Cincinnati Police Department was killed in the line of duty. This not only falls close to home, as I am from the Cincinnati area, but close to home in that a lot of my family works for law enforcement...and even more people I love and their families are out on the streets every day protecting their cities and putting themselves in danger.

Officer Kim left behind a wife and three children. It is an unimaginable feeling for your loved one to be taken so quickly and unexpectedly. I do not know the Kim family, but being so close to the police family, I want to help in any way that I can.

All sales of the Thin Blue Line Handmade Glycerin Soap will go toward the Sonny Kim Family Fund through the Cincinnati Police Credit Union. If you wish to donate directly to the fund, please contact the Cincinnati Police Credit Union for details on how to do that.

This soap represents the Thin Blue Line that separates the bad guys from the good guys. It represents the brotherhood of the "boys in blue". This soap is scented lightly with Raspberry Vanilla scent.

News Article: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/06/19/officer-down-madisonville/28974101/

Shipping will be automatically calculated based on your location. Stay tuned to my blog for updates on sales and how much money was raised for the Kim Family.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Limited Edition Essential Oil Trio {Hand and Body Scrubs}

Essential Oils provide many benefits in addition to their amazing scents! Get the benefits of Lime, Lemonade, and Lavender Essential Oils when using this new discounted trio of Sweet Olivia Hand and Body Scrubs!


These three scrubs are offered as a set, at a discounted price of $20 for a limited time only! Get your trio HERE and check out the trio I announced last week!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Limited Edition: Citrus Trio {Hand and Body Scrubs}

This summer, I will be releasing several limited edition hand and body scrub trios! These trios will include three scents of our 8 oz scrubs. The first trio I put together features Coconut Lime, Orange Creamsicle, and Lemonade. 

To order, CLICK HERE! Shipping will be calculated automatically at checkout!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Relationship Goals & a Giveaway!

Here at The Sweet Olivia Blog, my clients are encouraged to enjoy a slice of our sweet life, in addition to our sweet products! I have shared my 2015 goals with you already, so you may know that having a monthly date night with my hubby is high priority! I believe having fun, just the two of us, is crucial to a healthy relationship!

On our date nights, we have done a traditional dinner and a movie, watched The Atlanta Hawks win, as well as listened to a blues band live! As fun as it is to go out, sometimes it's just not in the budget...or sometimes we just get tired of the same ole' thing!


Enter Datelivery! Datelivery is a subscription service that sends you a monthly date-in-a-box. Each month differs in theme in order to keep your date nights fresh and fun! The themes range from a casino night to carnival fun! (Can you imagine your spouse face painting?!) You can bet each box will contain some surprises and a few contests along the way to foster some healthy competition with your mate!
Datelivery Casino Night Box
Lucky for you, Datelivery and I are teaming up! In celebration of their 2-year anniversary, Datelivery is allowing 24 bloggers to give away one of their boxes for free!


After you enter the contest, head on over to the Datelivery website and use the code SWEETOLIVIA for 20% off!