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Yeah! New Scents are HERE!

The new scents have ARRIVED as of yesterday!!! WOOOO HOOO!   I'm psyched. I'm itching to start soaping them, but alas, I'll have to wait till next week. I'm so pumped up about all of them -- they are really nice oils, fantastic fragrances. I can't say which one is my favorite yet... each of them had something about them that I really liked. I think that there will be one of them that will become one of your favorite soap scents!! smile.gif Midnight Margaritas, here we come!   I also got i

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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

Sunday, March 4, '07 -- what's in the pot?

NOW, ON THE DRYING RACKS: Pictures coming soon!     Jasmine: A beautiful green-swirled (mica) soap, made with a fantasic jasmine blend fragrance oil. Light, floral, reminds me of those beautiful night-blooming plants.     Plumeria: This is a tropical fruit scent that is great for spring. The smell makes you want to wander onto the nearest plane and go island hopping. It's a sweet ambrosial nectar that is sure to please the most discerning nose. The soap is swirled like the petals of plum

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

Store Close: 4/19/07 thru 4/30/07

In Granny`s Footsteps will be CLOSED beginning April 19, 2007 thru at least April 30th.   Our son is having surgery, and our time will have to be spent helping him through his recovery.   We will begin processing orders again at that time. Please feel free to email us in the mean time with any questions you may have. Thank you for your support!

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

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

Ready for you!

The new scents are ready to be boxed/labelled today, and to head to your home!   I'll take pictures today and post them to P.com.   ~ Green Clover and Aloe   ~ Hawaiian Ginger   ~ Midnight Margaritas   ~Monkey Farts     Yeah! Spring is here, and the new soaps are too!

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

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

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

NEW SCENTS!

I'm trying to get back in the groove!   I have soap in the molds, and new scents at that! Look for them soon in my online store!   LEMONY-SAGE: Wonderful Lemongrass top notes with a fresh lightly herbal background of Sage to smooth and round out the Lemongrass. A touch of Clary-Sage added to boost that earthy undertone! Superfatted with Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, and Grapeseed Oil. Delightfully swirled with a lemony yellow mica. Sure to be a wake-up favorite!   HEMPY-HIPPIE: A new twis

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

New Scents Coming!

I placed an order this morning for a few new summer-time scents -- and I'm excited about them too!   Green Clover and Aloe: A terrific unisex scent, Green Clover & Aloe is a fresh, green fragrance that reminds me of wild summer herbs growing in a field. This fragrance is much more complex than it's name sounds. A floral fruity combination of fresh citrus and jasmine petals on a woodsy, sweet musk background.   Hawaiian Ginger: You will love this refreshing tropical array containing top

In Granny's Footsteps

In Granny's Footsteps

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

Life's a beach!

Soapy is going to be back in Paulding tomorrow --- and I'm feeling refreshed, renewed, and excited. I needed an injection of art, nature, and R&R.... ahhhhh! It was good!   Hope everyone is enjoying their spring break as well!

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER'S DAY!

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!      

In the Mold!

Ok, I have four batches in the mold, that I should pop out of there tonight, cut, and get on the drying racks -- WOO HOO!! And they smell wonderful, if I say so myself. ~ Green Clover and Aloe: A terrific unisex scent, Green Clover & Aloe is a fresh, green fragrance that reminds me of wild summer herbs growing in a field. This fragrance is much more complex than it's name sounds. A floral fruity combination of fresh citrus and jasmine petals on a woodsy, sweet musk background. ~ Hawaiian

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

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

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
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