Friday, October 17, 2014

Custom Products for YOUR Event!

One of my favorite things to do is make custom orders for my clients. No matter what event the products are for, it is a privilege to be included in it! I have done small and large custom orders. So, what exactly is customizable? Everything! Your imagination is really the limit!

*Scent
*Color
*Labels
*Embelishments

Here are the custom products I have completed over the last few months, if you need some ideas!







(I also love when clients send me photos of the products at their event!!)

Let me know what I can do for you! :)



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sweet Olivia Aims To...

Good afternoon, friends! Goal setting is very important for personal and professional areas. I am constantly reviewing my goals to see how close I am to reaching them. Occasionally, some tweaking is necessary. I vastly underestimated the amount of time it would take to settle into our new home here in Georgia. I planned on having a new line of fall products for sale October 1st! Obviously, that did not happen. So friends, keep your eyes peeled for November! My new plan is to offer a sample box of the new products, so that you can try several items before making a full size purchase! How does that sound?! I may also include some Christmas and winter products since we are already into Fall!

I have been hard at work behind the scenes, though. I have been thinking about the type of business I want Sweet Olivia to be. I started brainstorming and came up with a great mission statement!


What do you think? If you have used my products before, have I lived up to my mission statement so far? I wanna know!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Direction for Mom, Paper, Scissors...

Hi, friends! Just a quick update. I haven't forgotten about this blog!! haha I am, however, in the midst of changing it's focus somewhat. This blog will become more integrated with my business, Sweet Olivia Handmade Bath & Body. I want to keep you abreast of my recent products, custom orders, and more! I hope to add an online shop, as well, so that you can purchase Sweet Olivia products directly from my  website. Until I figure that out, I will still link products to my Etsy shop. I am still going to include more personal touches like family updates, but I am excited for the new direction this will take! 

Until the new website is up and running, please head on over to Facebook and follow Sweet Olivia Handmade there. Thanks for hanging in with me!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Packing Tips!

Hey!! We are 3 days away from getting our moving truck and 5 days away from being in our new house! Yippee!! That's right, we finally found a house we love :) I can not wait to show you all how it looks now...and after I'm done putting some magical touches to it! I have lots and lots of decorating ideas pinned on Pinterest, so go follow me there, if you're interested!

For now, I am sharing some packing tips that have worked well for us during this process. Let me know what you think by commenting below! Don't forget you can follow me on Facebook to keep updated on our move, as well!


One reason I'm looking forward to the move being over: Going to the grocery again! We have been trying to eat up all the food in our pantry. I'm down to 1/2 a bag of rice and Diet Coke!! HA! 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Our Moving Checklist

In my last post, I announced we will be moving long distance very soon! My plan is to take a break from regular blogging until we get settled into our new city. But, I thought it might be useful to share my 'to do' list!

I have checked off about half of these already!  I am sure there are some things I forgot though, so let me know in the comments what you would add to the list!



Friday, June 27, 2014

We're moving!

I am very excited to announce that we have decided to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia! We recently vacationed there and had been thinking about moving. So, we decided to start applying for jobs just to see what would happen. Applications turned into phone calls, interviews, and job offers! I start my new job the first week of August. My 'to do' list is a mile long! haha

With all the excitement and things to do over the next month or so, I may not be posting regularly. I will try to check in every now and then to let you guys know what is going on! I will start back with a regular posting schedule once things settle down.

Until then, wish us luck!! :)

I still have the free ebook giveaway going on until July 9th. Check out this post to enter!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

HSI Professional Argan Oil: Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

A few months ago, I got the itch to do something drastic with my hair. For years, I have been coloring simply to hide the grey or to add a few highlights. Nothing too crazy! Now, all of a sudden, I was dying to go PINK! haha Well, with working in a hospital, that was not going to be possible. So, I decided to go with the ever popular OMBRE! This may not be a drastic change for you, but for me....well, it is drastic!! But, I LOVE IT!

Before:

After:


I just LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! And somehow, with it being lighter, it looks LONGER, too! haha

I was worried about ruining the health of my hair with overprocessing it. I have started to take really good care of my hair this year and I didn't want to ruin those efforts. After getting it ombred, it was courser on the ends. I was so happy to hear from HSI Professional, because I had every hope their Argan Oil would correct that. And it has!


I use this product every day in a couple of different ways.

1. I apply to my hair when wet, before brushing.
2. I use to protect before heat styling.
3. I use after styling to tame any flyaways or frizziness.

I use a tiny bit (about a dime size portion) at a time. I simply pour it in the palm of my hand, rub my two palms together a bit, and run it through my hair. I start it at the roots, then run my hands through the rest of my hair with the excess product. This argan oil does not make my hair feel greasy, oily, or heavy at all! It is wonderful! If you have the same issues I did with my hair, please try this product. You won't be disappointed!

If you would like to try this product, the company has kindly given these offers:

50% off 2 oz. bottle PLUS free shipping with code: ARGANO50
60% off 4 oz. bottle PLUS free shipping with code: ARGANO60

Visit their website to use the codes!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.