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Staying Neat And Organized Makes Working Fun

It’s the only way.  

I’m something of a neat freak by nature, so keeping things in order comes easy for me.  My hub is pretty good, he’s still a guy, LOL, but between the two of us, I have to admit we do keep things rolling along only because we get things where they are supposed to be.

Day by day.  

When you’ve got two active businesses, one of which is (thankfully) not run out of our home, there is always something that demands your attention.  Details, ladies and gentlemen, can get the best of you if you’re not careful.

It helps to have a good memory, but, if you don’t, then keep a notebook handy.  I find that when I can lay hands on all of my soap supplies quickly, I can relax and enjoy the art of handcrafting soap.  Which, I dearly love!

Keep smiling.  

Laugh about your human errors.  And again, I am completely thankful every single day that I have a natural ability to make excellent soap.  But even with that, spills happen, things can come up that stops the work process, my son and/or pets can need whatever – but when you learn to go with the flow it changes everything for the better.


Once a neat freak.  

Always one! I take pride in  how I organize my house.  I’ve spent a lot of $$ on organizers and such to make life easier and I can lay hands on anything I like within minutes. Even things that go back 10 or 20 years.  Yes, being neat and organized is in my bones!

Note that as of 11/12/19 the bars pictured in the center, Honey Chunk creamy variety, will be the only bars sold retail.


Care about my work.  

I surely do that.  I have experimented with many different types of packaging because I wanted to get it right.  And I have gotten it right.  I have two different packaging styles that I really love.

Also, I have decided on beautiful kraft boxes to ship my soaps to those who order online, or local customers who want to ship gifts out of the area.  They look great, and using careful packaging, they arrive in perfect condition.


Last but not least – LOVE. 

That’s pretty much the heart of the matter.  I love my husband very much. He’s my boyfriend, sweetheart, bff and business partner all rolled into one.  We’re great parents and love our kids so much!

When it comes to business decisions, for the most part, we are on the same page with things.  We are both forward-thinkers and that really helps.

And that’s what I’m looking forward to the most — a very exciting future!

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My entire life is about my family and building a beekeeping business with my husband- COASTAL HONEY BEES LLC in Stuart, Fl. I make skin-loving soaps using our own raw honey. Additionally: I write. Make videos from time to time. Consider offers for modeling and acting. MORE ABOUT ME Married nearly 33 years, I'm 62 years old (going on 35!) love love fitness and have two amazing children and one beautiful granddaughter. One of our kids is a 27 year old autistic son who I have home taught for the past 20 years. Our daughter is 32 and married and has an adorable baby girl. We have an amazing adult male labradoodle, and a baby labradoodle coming in December 2019! WHAT'S NEW Beekeeping! My hub and I have launched a beekeeping business! Very exciting! I'm in the process of formulating soaps and skin care items and will launch those lines soon.

6 thoughts on “Staying Neat And Organized Makes Working Fun

  1. Your bars are beautiful and I really like it that your honey from your hives is going into them. Can you tell me more about how the honey makes the bars special?


    1. Hi Nina! There are many benefits to raw honey. Some of them are: keeping bacteria from overgrowing on the bars, extending the life of the bars themselves, and sealing in the moisturizing ingredients that I put in all of my formulas. This ONLY applies to raw honey, as in direct from a healthy beehive. Most of the honey you find in stores is highly processed, and contains quite a bit of moisture. Mass marketed honey is not what you want to find in any skin care product. Thanks for asking!


  2. Nancy, I’m so impressed! I want to send your soaps to a rather long list of clients. How should I contact you about quantity pricing?


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