Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Sweet Life: Our Holiday Traditions

I have always said Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. As much as I love the season of love, the Christmas holidays are a very close second! I love our family traditions so much! I look forward to them each and every year. I also look forward to creating many many more traditions and memories in the years to come. I hope you enjoy this special edition of The Sweet Life!

Growing up, we always put up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving! Over the years, I've had to modify this tradition, but we usually get our tree up over the Thanksgiving weekend. The kids enjoy a photo shoot in front of the tree and we always plan on a trip to see Santa!

We always take a drive to look at Christmas lights during the holiday season. Since moving to Georgia, we also enjoy Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia and strolling along on Marietta Square. This year, I'm looking forward to ice skating and the new festivities on Marietta Square!

Every year, the kids and I take an entire day to bake yummy treats and build a gingerbread house!! This day is usually capped off with a Christmas movie and hot chocolate. We leave some of the treats out for Santa, along with a letter to him!

I have already started planning our Christmas festivities for this year. I am most looking forward to our baking day!! Although it may make a mess, we are also making memories!

Merry Christmas from Sweet Olivia. Look right here on the blog later this week for our Christmas gift baskets! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I need your input!

Hi, friends! It is time to start thinking about gift giving for the holidays, whether we like it or not! LOL With that said, I need your help!

Sweet Olivia Holiday Gift Baskets from 2014!
What types of gifts are you looking to give this year?
Would you rather see soaps? Body scrubs? Bath bombs?
Who is on your list to stop for?
How much do you budget for teacher gifts?

Your feedback will help me decide what gift baskets to offer this year. I want to serve you in the best way possible, and for that to happen, I need your input.

(I will offer some great incentives when you buy multiple gifts from me!)

Sweet Olivia Holiday Gift Baskets from 2014!
So, comment on this post with the answer to those questions above!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Customized Lip Balm for Your Brand!

When I started Sweet Olivia, I dreamed of a day where I would create beautiful, custom products for weddings and parties. And let me tell you, every time I create something new, I get excited all over again!!! A while back, I met Ashley Miller, owner of a local event company and co-founder of Wedding Creative Sessions. Wedding Creative Sessions is a workshop for wedding professionals looking to grow their business and refine their skills. When speaking with Ashley, I grew more and more excited about the session she was planning for the fall! (Seriously, she has some good things lined up for this event!!) 

So, where does Sweet Olivia fit in? I am providing body scrub samples and custom lip balms for each Wedding Creative Sessions attendee! And look how cute these labels turned out!

This is just a sneak peek, but I cannot wait to make these lip balms and share the finished product with you!

If you are interested in custom lip balms with your company or event logo, fill out this interest form to get more information. If you are ready to purchase, you may do so HERE! (Please include an email address with your order so we can get the details set for your custom order!)

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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.

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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.