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Products being tested: Facial Elixir & Under Eye Cream

There are twelve of the finest ladies of P.com testing products for IGF for the next month. I am really excited about both of these products!   This blog is where we can chat about the products and they can share any of their insights as they go through the process of trying out the products.     FACIAL ELIXIR:   This wonderful facial oil is blended by me and contains Olive Squalane, Jojoba infused in Calendula, Meadowfoam Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Macadamia Oil. T

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps


IGF is so pleased that we now have two local places for our Paulding customer's to drop in for EXCLUSIVE IGF Scents!   Drop by PAK IN PINK and enjoy two exclusive scents in soaps, bath-salts and lotion! Make sure to check out PAK's current specials, just in time for Mother's Day!       Another great option is to head over to VITO'S CAFE for lunch, and pick up IGF products while you're there! They have a fresh batch of products/scents, just in yesterday!      

A Monday Update on my Son

Say a prayer.... light a candle.... do a silly dance.... whatever you do spiritually speaking, remember Gareth and all of us on Thursday.   We're heading back to the Children's Hospital in Jax. on Thursday. He's going to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy w/ biopsy. We're hopeful that this will be the final puzzle piece with this health. It'll either show nothing of significance which will indicate the IBS, or maybe it'll show something else, or irritation, etc. I'm just ready to know 100% wh

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

IGF's has new stuff coming!

Greetings from S. Georgia!   Beginning this coming week, I'll be in full production mode for the holidays. On top of the scents I normally carry, I'll be adding these new ones to the mix:   ~ Citrus Bliss: The base of this soap is Yuzu, which is a Japanese Grapefruit, and it has a very strong and bright fragrance. Unlike regular grapefruit, Yuzu is a hybrid of grapefruit and mandarin, so it's got additional perfume notes. But not just mandarin or tangerine, it's got a grapefruit blossom top

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Updated "About Me"

I thought I'd post here our newly updated "About Me" section for our Commerce Membership. -------------------------   In Granny's Footsteps is a cottage based business located in SE Georgia, with strong roots in the Paulding County area. We are still property owners in the area, and strong supporters of Paulding.com. We spent over 20 years as residents, and have family and many friends still in the area.   IGF was founded as an official business in October of 2006. Before that, IGF exist

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

I've been BLOGGED! Cool-beans.

IGF's soaps were recently featured in a fellow artist/crafter's blog, and I couldn't be more flattered, or excited about that. This is an IGF first!   Read Shai's Creations July 4th blog: http://mamashaiscreations.blogspot.com/   I believe in supporting fellow crafters and artisans. I love the art.craft community, having come out of the fine arts community education wise. It's a lot of fun to chat and share ideas, and to see what other amazing things creative folks are coming up with. Sh

Granny's Pine Tar Soap: Testimonial

I just received another testimonial about my Granny's Pine Tar Soap, and I couldn't be more pleased. It really means a lot to me when people benefit from my products.   I thought I'd share it here as well as on my website:   "I developed rosacea after I had shingles this past year and it totally changed my complexion. The shingles were on the left side of my face and this area was the most affected by the rosacea. My dermatologist gave me a couple medicines and they helped a little bit

Store back open!

Nope, we're not in the new house yet, nor our studio.... BUT I do have the store back open.   I've got a few more pics to get uploaded and descriptions added, but it is "open".     I'm sure inventory will fluctuate some as we're working on a "skeleton studio" versus our mondo one when it's built. Just have patience... the new studio IS coming.... and we promise to be bigger, and better than ever!     Thanks again for everyone's continued support back in Paulding County. Miss

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

We've made the move!

I thought I'd take a minute and post that our move is complete! Well, at least we've moved to Waycross, and settled in somewhat. It's a start. The next phase will be the building of our new home, and my new soap studio!   Hopefully by the end of summer, we'll have our new "Green-Home" [earth friendly, passive solar, energy efficient] completed, along with IGF's new "green" studio. I can't tell you how excited I am about this and getting my business back up and running down here. I've alre

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Back to Soaping!

Well, it's been over a month since I soaped anything. I think I was beginning to go through withdrawals!   Now that I've fully recovered from surgery, I thought today would be a perfect day to soap.   SOOOoo, today, in the soap pot we had:   ~ A test batch of my new "Save Face" soap, designed for people with skin that tends to be slightly oily, or has break-outs. This soap features cosmetic grade French Pink Clay, collodial oatmeal, honey, and the essential oils of Tea-Tree, Lavender

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Back in town!

We enjoyed our short break, a mini-vacation if you will, down to S. GA. It was great to spend some time with family on "home turf".   I'll be having surgery this coming Monday, so I'll have IGF "closed" for the week.   Thanks for all the well wishes and support.

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Out of town for a few days

IGF is out of town for a few days, on a much needed break.   We will be back and processing orders on August 7, 2007.   "Soapy" is having surgery August 13th, and the store will be closed for a few days following.   Thank you for your support!

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Working on a few new projects

When I'm not working on standard stocked soaps/products, I'm researching, formulating, or maybe even out wildcrafting herbs. Right now I'm harvesting wild-mullein from the sides of country roads. You may see it growing somewhere in Paulding County -- if you do, PM me with where you saw it!   These are things that I learned about that my Grandmother Mary would have done. Fortunately there is quite a bit of herbal information, folklore, etc. that have survived in the south. I so enjoy chatti

Hi, ho! Hi, ho! Off to make soap I go!

Hello Everyone!   IGF's soap barn (aka my soap studio) is a hopping place this afternoon.     I cut and put on the drying rack and new batch of Bamboo Verbena, and a new scent Dreamcatcher!   Cooking in the pot right now is a new batch of Granny's Pine Tar Soap.   Tomorrow will find me making lotion and bath-salts for the Family Fun Day this coming Sunday, July 22.   The next currently scheduled craft show will be Sept. 29, 2007 at the Second Annual Olde Towne Hiram day, in

Thank you! (And a great secret!)

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the IGF Customers who have shared their personal comments about our products for our website. (Keep them coming!) I really appreciate your continued support, and encouragement. You are simply the best!     -------------------------------------------------------------------     Shhh! IGF's got a secret!     My soaps are going to be featured very soon as part of the "Cabin Life" Living History Program at the historic Pickett's Mill

Carpe Diem!

On days like today is when I love to be out in the Soap-Barn creating new batches of soaps, sugar scrubs, lotions or balms!   Hope you have a great day! Carpe Diem!        

Fisherman Soap

I have a batch of Fisherman Soap that is on the drying rack. It will be offered for sale soon via my hubby's sportsman website.   If you like the smell of licorice, you'll like this soap. It's made with Anise EO which not only covers human scent, but has been used by fisherman for a long time to attract FISH. Some even use this to wash hooks with! I also added a little bit of ground oatmeal to it for a little 'scrubby' action for hands. Perfect to carry in the tackle box, or leave on

Granny's Pine Tar Soap & Spa Salt Bars

Well, I'm in rush mode trying to get packaging and labelling done. Hope to update the website's inventory very soon. I have sugar scrubs to add, Granny's Pine Tar Soap, and Spa Salt Bars. A few other new scents will be added as well!   Granny's Pine Tar Soap:   Some of the ol'timers out there may have heard of Pine Tar Soap..... it was a favorite natural remedy of our Grandparents, and their parents before them. This is one of those "ol'time products" that Granny was right about....

We've been busy!

IGF has finally moved completely into our new soap studio, aka "The Soap Barn." I love it! I have so much more room, more storage, and it's just really a fun place to go and hang out with my family. Each one of us has our own area in the barn itself, and it makes for a "hot spot" of activity.   Here are a few inside pics:           I made six batches of soap this weekend,... and they are all cut and on the drying racks! Look for a few new scents even:   Red Currant -- yummy!

Upcoming Event

First off, I'm all moved into the Soap Barn! I need to take and post pictures. I LOVE IT!   Also -- very soon you'll see a new product for sale: SPA SALT BARS! If you've ever had a salt-glo scrub at a spa, or enjoyed a salt scrub at home, then you'll flip over these bars! They offer a creamy, lotion-like lather that gently tones, exfoliates, lifting and cleansing surface toxins away. They are hard as a rock, smooth as polished granite, and smell wonderful. They are currently in th

Website is UPDATED

Our website has just been updated, and our shelves are stocked!   The "Soap Barn" is being moved into now --- I'll post pictures soon. We're so excited with the new and improved workspace.   Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about our products.   Thanks so much for your continued support!

May 1, 2007 -- We're back open!

In Granny's Footsteps will be updating our inventory on the website today, May 1, 2007. Our son did very well with his surgery, and is half-way through his recovery. Thank you for your support! Please feel free to email us in the mean time with any questions you may have.       ALSO -- exciting news: "The Soap-Barn" aka the bigger home/workshop space for IGF is about 90% complete. We're working hard to get it completed, so I can move all supplies/etc. over to it, and get things rolling
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