Happy Easter/Passover!

Happy Easter/Passover!

Happy Easter and Passover to those who celebrate! Hope you are enjoying signs of spring in your area and hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. The last patch of daffodils finished blooming a few weeks ago (photo above). I love all the fresh spring green this time of year. The hills are covered with…

Dreaming of Spring 2019

Dreaming of Spring 2019

After nearly continuous rainy days since the start of February, we finally have some sunshine this second week of March and the garden is showing signs of life. The plum tree is almost in full bloom. The blue rosemary flowers along the garden fence are beautiful with the plum tree’s flush of bluish pink. The…

An Essential: Product Liability Insurance

An Essential: Product Liability Insurance

So you have developed your product line and are successfully selling – have you forgotten any business setup details? If you’re selling products like fragrance, body lotion, cosmetics, food, candles, toys, or children’s clothing, you need to carry product liability insurance. Product liability has come into the public eye during famous cases such as the…

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wanted to give a little update and wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! The photo above, taken a few weeks ago, shows the beautiful autumn yellow colors in the vineyard next door to us. Dad continues to heal and is doing physical therapy. He sees the surgeon again next week to see whether things are healing…

Bee’s Bliss is Finalist in 2018 Art and Olfaction Awards
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Bee’s Bliss is Finalist in 2018 Art and Olfaction Awards

I’m very happy to announce that Sonoma Scent Studio Bee’s Bliss is a Finalist in this year’s Artisan Category of the Art and Olfaction Awards! I’m so pleased and excited — this recognition really means a lot to me. The 2018 Finalists were announced in a special press event at Esxence in Milan today. The Fifth Annual Art and Olfaction Awards event…

Favorites:  Dr. Bronner’s Naked Lip Balm

Favorites:  Dr. Bronner’s Naked Lip Balm

I found this new favorite lip balm last fall while looking for a mint-free, unscented, unflavored, organic balm to keep my sensitive skin happy. The ingredients are organic avocado oil, organic beeswax, organic jojoba oil, organic hemp oil, and vitamin E. That’s it! The texture is soft, but it still lasts very well on my lips. I can apply…

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

We’ve had cold and rainy weather here for weeks, but the sunshine appeared on Wednesday and we’ve been enjoying a taste of spring for several days. It’s been beautiful with temps in the 80’s and the trees in their new spring green leaves. I’ve been catching up on things — cleaning up and organizing the house…