Friday, May 20, 2011

Important Announcements!! Salve Samples, Vacation, and Upcoming Product Launch!

Salve Samples out of Stock!
Due to an unexpectedly high volume of sales this past week, I ran out of sample jars!  They were already on order when I ran out, and should be in next week.  There's a few orders on hold because of this, and I've already contacted those people directly.  I think I'll have maybe ONE more pot of Winter Salve, but I'll have to see how full that little jar is.  It'll be interesting to see who snags the last one.

On Vacation May 27 - June 3rd!
It's planting and gardening season!  I'm taking off from my "real" job and my manager *cough*husband*cough* has told me I should take off from my second job as well, find a little zen and get fired back up.  While I'm away I'll be harvesting fresh catmint and catnip for the store, working on a new product, and (when my manager isn't looking) trying to catch up on some custom items.  I'll be drawing the winner for Juniper's Gratitude Sticks on the 26ths, so the winner will have time to check out.  There's still time to donate to enter!

Upcoming New Product!
When I come back I'll have a new product for everyone!  I'm very, very excited to share it with you, and it's been in development for awhile.  I'll preemptively break your hearts and say that no, it isn't a Panacea Shampoo & Conditioner.  I'm not sure I'll be able to do that one until the NightBlooming Store is my full-time job.  But I promise, it'll be cool, and there will be samples!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Juniper Donations & a Poll on Panacea Packagaing

 Juniper Donations
Thank you so very, very much to everyone that has donated!  By your generosity Juniper has received $474 towards her care!  That's almost a third of the way!  Don't forget that everyone that donates is eligible to win one of our Juniper Items in a drawing.  Right now we have Juniper's Gratitude up, but more items will be coming soon!

Our little girl is doing fantastic!  She's off her antibiotics and pain medication.  Slowly, but steadily, she's learning to  interact with the other cats in the house.  There's still lots and lots of hissing, but now she can at least get within a few feet of the others.

I'm not sure if her back claw will grow back :(  While it doesn't look infected any longer, the tissue looks somewhat dead and isn't showing any signs of claw regrowth.  As much as I'm vehemently against declawing, we may have to take off this one rather than leave it exposed and tender.  We'll give it a bit longer before making a final decision on it.

Until then, we'll keep you posted on how she's doing!

A Poll on Panacea Packaging
These little plastic discs are neat and all, but not recyclable :(
I hope everyone is enjoying their salves and the new 8 ounce containers!  Keep in mind, the final batch of winter salve for the year is posted, and when it's gone, it's gone!

My question is, what do you think of these things?  They're the little liners I cap off the salves with.  They're supposed to give greater leak protection, but obviously the sample sizes do just fine without them.  Would you prefer I keep using them for the 2 and 8 ounce jars of salve, or should I reduce the amount of packaging and stop using them?

Please let me know your thoughts in the poll below!  Spread the word so others have a chance to vote as well.

What are your thoughts on the disc jar liners for Panacea's Salve?

Please keep them, I like them!
I'm really not too particular either way.
Stop using them, they don't work/ I don't like the extra packaging.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Juniper's Gratitude Contest & Last Batch of Winter Salve

Contest: Juniper's Gratitude Hair Sticks

In the first week of fundraising for Juniper we've raised $144!!  That's fantastic!  My most sincere thanks go out to those who have found it in their hearts to donate to Juniper's recovery.

For anyone that either donates (or has already donated) to Juniper's cause by purchasing one of her items on Etsy,  or donating via PayPal to your name will be entered into a drawing for this lovely pair of hair sticks called Juniper's Gratitude.

At the end of the month, Tuesday May 31st, I'll draw a name from all the donors, and the lucky winner will get this lovely pair of hair sticks for only 20 cents! 

Juniper's Gratitude Sticks are built upon rosewood and are topped with silver floral petwer and rounds of Russian Jade. Silver leafwork uplifts two creamy white glass pearls, and from the top of one stick spills a tangle of vines and soft green glass droplets.  The pair has a usable length of 5.25 inches, a total length of 6.5 inches, and a dangle length of 2 inches.

Keep your eyes open for more Juniper's Gratitude items to be listed!

Last Batch of Winter Hair Salve!
Winter Slave is melting fast!  The last batch of the season is made and posted in the shop, so stock up before
its gone!  After this, there won't be any more until October 31st, 2011!