Friday, November 9, 2012

IT'S A GIVEAWAY!!! - CLOSED

The giveaway is now closed.

Today we are announcing the dates of our First Ever Limited Grand Opening! Our Online Store will open Tuesday morning, November 13th, at 10am CST. The event will close Friday night, November 16th, at midnight, CST. Thank you so much and I do hope you'll stop by.




The giveaway rules are simple. Simply comment on this blog post saying how you first heard about my soaps. That's it! So easy!

We will be giving away THREE holiday soap gift baskets. Included in the basket will be a bar of each: Sprinkles & Twinkles Soap -Holiday Edition(unfragranced), Snow Essential Oil Soap, Montana Memories Soap, Holly Jolly Soap, and Merry & Bright Soap. The contest is open from today, Friday, November 9th through Monday, November 12th, at midnight CST. The winners will be announced Tuesday morning, November 13th shortly before the online store opens.

Here are the gift baskets and the soap set out so you can see what is inside!










Thank you again for all your support!

EDITED TO ADD: I'm sorry that I didn't clarify this before but this contest is open internationally! YAY!

106 comments:

Julie Dennis said...

Looking into soap making, ( I go through moods, some days its candles etc.) Love how you explain what your doing and your soaps come out looking almost too pretty to use!

Julie Dennis said...

Was browsing soap making videos, and stumbled over yours. Love how you explain what your doing, and show when you decide to cut/unmould your creations. Still say they are almost to pretty to use.

Kate Taylor said...

Hi Holly, I'm an Aussie in Singapore, not sure if I'm allowed to enter but thought I'd say g'day anyway. Take care and can't wait to check your store. I love watching soap making and came across you in YouTube!
Take care, Kate Taylor

Madeline Bottoni said...

Hi! This is my official entry :) I first heard about your soaps from YouTube when I was searching for carrot soaps. I love your channel so much! Congrats on your new shop, and I can't wait to explore!
-Maddie
A.K.A MonsterSoap

Melissa Dignum said...

Hi Holly, I found your Sparklebrook blog and loved you fun and bright soaps. I have been following you ever since. I love your videos and your creativity.

Tina Ramirez said...

Hi Holly here's my entry I first found you on Youtube, Good luck with you shop!!

Tina
MsWaxxySoapchic on YT

Kaori Ito said...

Hi Holly!!I'm from Japan! Just like Kate said, I'm not not sure if I'm allowed to enter but I wanted to say HI! and thank you for all the videos on youtube.

There are not many soap making books or videos in Japan, so I was looking for some soapers who makes fancy and lovely soap on Youtube. That's how I came across your soap!your soap are really beautiful and i can tell that they feel good on my skin!!!

Have a good day!!! :)

Jenifer said...

Hi Holly! I found you on YouTube, too! I have been making soap for a long time, but find your videos and blog very informative - and you make truly amazing soap (and candles)! Best of luck to you with your store!

Jenifer
Serenade Soaps and Bath

Anonymous said...

i am sooo thrilled you are finally venturinf into a little shop! Your soaps are absolutely amazinf and I have been really enjoying watching your process of creating them on YouTube, I've learnt so much from you over the last year or so.
Congratulations and best of luck. Thank you for this opportunity as well!
hugs
eve

Kirppu said...

Hi! I found your blogs with your colorful soaps soon a year ago when I looked for ideas when I started making my own soaps. Love how you explain in your videos step by step what you do and even show when something unexpected happens.

Marika from Finland

Solar Paradise Soap said...

I was surfing on YouTube and came across someone making soap. After watching that video I enjoyed it so much I continued to watch more videos. So, I searche for Rainbow soap (being obcessed with Rainbows) an thats how I found you channel. You have had me hooked ever since; and thanks to you starting making my own soap when I find the time.

I am so glad that you have opened a store. Can you guess what I plan on buying? :)

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

Hi, Holly! I found you on YouTube! I have been watching you videos since!

Fluffy Suds said...

I found you on youtube also, most likely from another channel ;) I love watching your videos!

Jaime said...

I found your blog through another blog. Maybe Amber's Ambry.

HappyGirl said...

I found you by searching soapmaking on YouTube. Congrats on your new store.

Virginia Henderson said...

Holly,
I've been watching your videos on YouTube ever since I decided I wanted to make soap. I knew it was only a matter of time before you sold your soaps because you just got better. All the luck in the world to you.

Kelly said...

You must be sooooo excited about your opening! I'll definitely be stopping by your site. I've been watching your awesome videos on YouTube for quite some time now. I look forward to all of them! Wishing you the best in your new adventure!

Amanda Cannon said...

I had seen all you beautiful soaps on SNL. And have been following you ever since. I still remember the first soap I had seen that you posted, and it was the sprinkles, and twinkles. I was amazed at how you got such a beautiful white, and cream looking soap. With the subtle hint of color from the sprinkles. That bar is pure eye candy.

Delora G said...

Hi Holly, I found you on youtube many, many months ago. and i have watched every video you have uploaded.I am a soap maker one year in, and have learned alot from you. thank you so much for sharing. Good luck to you on your store. p.s I respect your family values on family first. be blessed

denise said...

Hi Holly,
I found you on YouTube and now I am addicted to your videos. Thank you for sharing all your experiences with us.

Charming.Owl.Creations said...

I found your videos because I've just started dabbling with M&P soap. I want to start doing some REAL soap making after my son is born, but for now, I'm just mildly obsessed with soaping videos on youtube...mildly... lol. I love watching your videos and can only imagine how amazing your soaps are!

Shieh Design Studio said...

I found you on youtube! I was looking for soap making videos to watch and there you were! Love watching you soap, it's always fun. Then found your blog and facebook page too. Congratulation on your grand opening! I'm sure you will do very well! HOpe I win some of your lovely creation!

Shieh Design Studio said...

I found you on youtube! I was looking for soap making videos to watch and there you were! Love watching you soap, it's always fun. Then found your blog and facebook page too. Congratulation on your grand opening! I'm sure you will do very well! HOpe I win some of your lovely creation!

greencheek said...

I have been waiting so long for you to begin selling your soaps! And now there is a contest too - exciting! I found you through Youtube. One of my favorite pastimes is to watch soapmaking videos and yours are my favorite by far. You always have clear videos and I love how you talk us through your batches, sharing your knowledge generously. Your techniques are individual and fun. I always learn something from your videos. Anyway, I have been dying to try your soap! Would love to win your contest :)))

Sharon said...

Hi Holly, I found your YouTube page searching soap making videos. You are one of my favorites to watch. Your videos are so well done and I have learned so much from you. So glad you are opening a store. I am sure you will do very well. Your soaps are beautiful! I sure hope a win one of the baskets!! Good Luck!
~~Sharon

Jannie said...

Hello Holly,
I found you while looking at youtube videos about soap making. I would love to make soap and watching your videos has helped me to learn so much. Thank you so much! ~Janice

Jen SoapySuds said...

Hi Holly,
I found you last spring 2011 while I was researching soap making via YouTube. I think I've watched each one of your videos a half a dozen time to learn techniques for myself. You among many other seasoned soap makers have been such an inspiration to me. Thank you so much for sharing what you have with us all, and I know you will be successful selling your soaps.
Jennifer aka JenSoapSuds
Plant City, FL

Soapaliciousbathbody said...

Great contest, congratulations on the store opening. I first saw your lovely soaps on you tube and of course I subscribed.

Adina Soaps said...

Hi Holly, first and foremost CONGRATULATION for coming this far it is commendable not only are you a mom and a wife but an amazing "soapanista" (not sure if that is a word I think I just made it up). I first came across your soaps on Google blog and of course I immediately subscribe and two hours later I was on your youtube channel watching your videos, I think I watched almost ALL of them. It is refreshing to see someone make soap with such passion. Hope you sell a lot during the Grand Opening of your store and I am officially a fan can't wait to try your soaps. Hope I get lucky. Oh, one other think I like how you mentioned that even with your new business venture your number one obligation is your family and being a mom I got goosebumps when i read that part of your blog. You go GIRL...!!!xoxoxoAdina!

Mountain Scentaments said...

Hi Holly! I have been subscribed to your You Tube channel for quite a while now! I absolutely love watching you make soap and I have learned so much from you! I wish you great success on your new store!

lilybird33 said...

Hi I found you on YouTube browsing soap videos!!! Congrats on your online shop opening!!! Very pretty soaps!!

Tammy
lilybird33 on YouTube

Candscreations2 said...

I found about you on YouTube, love love your videos. I hope one day my soaps will look as good as your!

Anonymous said...

I found you on YT too this past Spring. I'm a fellow soaper and started making cp soap in the late 90's. As much as I enjoy making my own soap, I also enjoy watching others create too. And you're a pleasure to watch! I wish you much success with the new store! Jill Wesinger Wood (boysrus2 on YT)

Vals Soaps And More From Home said...

Hi Holly, Been a big fan of yours for awhile! Found you on other favorite soapers blogs! Glad you are starting your own store! You are an inspiration to others! God is good! Valerie

Milla said...

First of all...Congratulations! Your giveaway soaps are amazing as is the packaging! I knew you before you became famous! ;) I've been watching your videos since day one. Don't ever stop!!!

Jessica Ryan said...

Hi! I found you on youtube as I was researching how to do different soaps. I currently do candles and wanted to expand into soaps. I currently do melt & pour now, but I want to start doing CP soap next year. I love your videos and I am always looking for an new video. Your creativity really inspires me! Congratulations on opening your own store!

Trina said...

I found you through facebook. I'm not sure if it was a page that I was subscribing to that you were posting on or if it was through my soaping friends but I was glad that I found you. I follow your facebook page now and watch your videos. Your soaps are beautiful.

Best of luck!!

Jodi said...

Greetings from one soapmaker to another! I found you on YouTube and love watching you make soap! I love watching people make soap period..lol..I also have a YouTube channel where I make soap. I'm so proud of you finally selling your beautiful soaps! With 2 small children at home myself, you are right they are priority and it can make things a little more challenging; however, so worth it. Remember to always have fun. Again, your soaps are gorgeous and look so rich for the skin. Excellent work!

maria sanabria said...

i came across your soap on you tube i stared making soap with your tutorials there amazing love every one you have make good luck on your adventure hope you do well

PrettySimpleLife said...

Hi!! And Congrats on the Opening of Your Store! That's so exciting!

I live in Canada, and I'm not sure if the Give Away is international, but I thought I'd say Congratulations either way!

Just Incase, the way I found out about you and your soaps was by finding your YouTube videos about a year ago when I was just getting into soap making. My batches weren't working out as I was really just getting going, and I needed to see someone make a batch and have it work out (emotionally) and watching you make all of your holiday soaps really inspired me to keep trying. =)

Good Luck with the Shop Opening! I'm sure it'll go really well for you. =)

Marcy Chandler said...

I found you on youtube! I have learned so much from you over the last few months that I have been watching. Good luck on your store opening!!

Joyce said...

I am so happy to hear that you are finally opening a shop. I've been wanting some of your soaps ever since I found you on YouTube. I've also been following your blog.

Good luck with your shop and thanks for offering this give-away!

Carol said...

Congrats Holly! People have been waiting a long time to buy your soaps so I am sure you will do very well.
I found you through YT about 2 years ago when I was researching soapmaking and was trying to soak up everything I could about the subject.
Good luck to you!
(I hope this doesn't turn out to be a double post. I tried earlier and it would'nt let me)

Theresa said...

Like many others, I was looking for videos on CP soap.
I would do periodic searches & you posted new videos I
enjoyed watching. I've only been making soap since
April, but I've learned a lot from your videos.
I always wondered why you never sold your soaps.
They always come out so lovely! I know they'd be sure
sellers! I wish you great success!

Celine Blacow said...

Oh Holly, I'm so happy you've decided to open your own store, I always wondered what you'd do with all those magical, glittery, beautifully stunning soaps. I think I started following your blog first, I loved your use of colour, and glitter! I then started watching your videos... In fact, you pretty much were the inspiration for me to make my videos! I wish you all the luck in the world! Love Celine x

Amanda said...

Was looking for soap making tutorials on YouTube and you popped up. I have been watching your videos ever since. Love how you incorporate avocado and cream into your soaps.

nikki said...

Congrats! I,like so many was researching cold process soap making. I was looking for something specific( I can't remember what it was) and came across your videos. Now I can't wait and check daily to see if you've posted something new! Your soaps are so pretty & you make it look so simple.

Good luck!
Nikki

WhiskandBowl said...

I found you on Youtube!

Christine Carbonell said...

Hi Holly,
I have been making soaps for 2 years now, mostly for myself and friends and family! I came across your videos on you tube over a year ago and by far you are my favorite soapmaker to watch! I am glad you are opening up an online store I knew you would eventually! :) I wish you much success and I am looking forward to ordering some of your soaps, I love trying other soap makers soap. I know that is crazy cause I have plenty of soap here at home but I am sure you understand what I mean! Lol I just recently subscribed to your you tube site but I have been a fan from the beginning! Good Luck on your new adventure!
Sincerly,
Christine Carbonell

Dorothy Smith said...

From your facebook page :)

Deb E. said...

I first came across you on YouTube, back when I was still making soap. I always wondered why you didn't open a shop. :)

~Deb

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Andrea said...

Hey Holly!
I'm up in Canada, and don't expect you to ship your beautiful soaps up here, but I wanted to hop on and say how excited I am for you and your store! I've been watching you on YouTube for about a year (when I first took up an interest in making soap) and have been hooked! I just love watching you make your soap and candles. Anyways, all the best from Vancouver! :)

Brandy said...

Hey Holly! I am so psyched that you've finally decided to start selling your awesome creations :) I first found you on YouTube this spring, you were doing the soap challenge and I good you during the gradient soap video....your candles are really neat too

Macaron Mirage said...

Forgot to mention that I'm from Canada and I sort of assume that this contest is for US residents only... but I still wanted to leave a comment nonetheless =)

Holly said...

Thank you so much for all the comments and support! It's so exciting to hear all your stories about how you came across my soaps! :-) I edited the original post to add that the contest is open internationally!

TheKellistarr said...

I was searching online for some pretty soaps to view because I like looking at pretty soaps and I came across you making your soap and then the next day the all exciting part of cutting your soap. I liked that you were consistent with your videos and passionate about the soapmaking; though you weren't selling it. I'm always amazed at how you can make those soaps without the messiness. So, yeah, I just had the good fortune to stumble upon you. Good Luck with your business!

Three Sisters Soap Blog said...

Hi Holly! I've been watching your video's for so long. I let a few build up and then I have a Holly Jolly day. Your so good at making the soap video's I just love watching you. And your voice is just darling. Your going to have to get in front of the camera at some point. Your soaps are beautiful and I am always amazed. Thanks for the opportunity to win a soap basket this is so sweet of you! And I do think once you get the Hollydays (little funny there) over with I hope you open your shop up for good. You will do just fine. Hugs Debby

Lynne Andress said...

I first found your videos on you tube. You make such lovely soaps, I had to subscribe! Good luke with your new adventure....I have been waiting for it!
Lynne

Erica said...

Hey! I found out about your soap on youtube! I've been watching your videos for awhile, and I'm so happy that you've decided to start selling!! :) I wish you the best of luck! :)

Suzy Whitten said...

Hi Holly,

I found your YouTube channel and now your blog. I've been making cp for about a year and given it away to family and friends. I've decided it's time to sell as soon as I'm settled in my new home. Love your soap making videos and look forward to following your blog !!
Suzy from Spoonbridge Soaps

Jean said...

I found your blog when you posted a comment on another blog, standing up for another soapmaker's use of color. Seems like a long time ago now!

Jean, soap-nut.blogspot.com

dragonsong86 said...

I found you on YouTube when I started making soap myself. I never miss a video! Can't wait to order soap on the 13th! :) Hope you don't sell out in the 1st 10 minutes! Thank you for having a giveaway, it's very exciting.
~Janet

KP said...

Found your blog on a random google search and fell in love with your soaps...they look amazing! I'm exited to try them. Congrats on the store opening!

Angela Freeze said...

Hi Holly. I found you on youtube. I just love your videos. Congrats on the new store, I am so excited for you. I love crafts and look forward to seeing more videos and your winners :)

Best of luck with your store.

Sunbasilgarden said...

You go girlie! I found your channel sometime ago while browsing youtube. So happy to see you opening shop. You are such a pleasure to watch...best wishes for a geand opening too. Cheers.. lauren :)

Moonchildsoaps said...

I have watched you on youtube since you began posting videos! Love watching you soap, you are super creative and make such beautiful soaps!! Congrats on the shop opening, excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Holly
I've seen all your videos on You Tube...LOVE your videos...I'm excited to oder from you...

Vicki Craft said...

I've watched all your videos on You Tube...Can't wait to check out your Goodies :D

Karen Barth said...

I would love to win the contest. I found your page on facebook. I love your soaps and your tutorials!!

Shelley said...

Hi Holly,

I first want to say congratulations
on your store, your soaps are beautiful. I came across your blog threw another blog, i'm just getting started in soap making,i'm making my first batch for christmas, and i can't wait to get started. Looking forward to checking out your store.
All the best
Shelley

Shelley said...

Hi Holly,

I forgot to mention that i'm from Canada.
Shelley :)

Adam and Eve Soap said...

Hi Holly,
stupid me, just came to read this blogpost just now. I don't know if i'm too late to enter in the giveaway? But anyway, great news to hear that you are opening shop!
Have been following you ever since i got started in soapmaking about 2 years ago. Actually i don't even remember where i saw you first, if it was on youtube or on your blog. I wish you a very good start with your bigcartel shop, and hope you will be making soap and other creations for a long time.
Greetings
Carol

ByLightOfMoon said...

I saw your blog on facebook and I am excited to enter your giveaway! Good luck with your business!
Smiles, Cyndi

Elise said...

Hi, I discovered your site recently, I was on you tube looking for inspiration and from one video to another I came across your wonderful videos! (and soaps by the way ;-))
Elise from France

Head 2 Toe said...

I was googling soap videos and pictures and came across a bunch of yours. Your blog is one that I religiously follow. Thanks for being so creative and artistic. You truly inspire me.

Patrice R. said...

I came across your videos sometime last year while doing a search of hand made soaps. They look great and im sure they are amazing as well. So happy that you decided to being selling them

Sassy Sudz said...

When I was starting to make my own soap, I found some of your videos. Your soap videos are so informative and your soaps are amazing! You've inspired me on many of my soaps! Thanks!

Amanda Keiser said...

Hi Holly
I've seen your videos on YouTube...What a great giveaway...Good luck with you store

Funky Papa said...

Hi there, I actually found your blog while sifting through mountains of google info that I've been looking at to get into soap making :)

Dawn said...

Hi Holly, Your videos are great and I love watching and learning from you! You tube is how I found you. Wishing you a lot of sales with your shop. How cool it would be to win a basket of soap from you. Pick me please. ;) Have a great night!!!

Andria Jones said...

Hi I hope im not too late to get in on the chance of this your soaps look amazing. I love the rainbow one very unique.. I found you on you tube and have just subscribed. I look forward to the future videos you post.

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

Hi, Holly! I first ,et you on YouTube!

Dawn Brigman said...

I learned about you and your soaps through YouTube! Actually, it was Nancy Todaay that got me interested enough to search for more soaping videos. And, your videos were the ones that finally gave me enough courage and initiative to try it on my own! So...thank you! You make a difference!
Best of luck with your Grand Opening and continued success!

Holly said...

TEST

Susan said...

Hi Holly....can't wait till you open your online store. I really enjoy your YouTube videos. Your soaps look amazing and I really wish I could duplicate your technique...I especially appreciate when you post a "mishap"....because don't we all get those....my cousin loves soap and I can't wait to order some of yours for him....Good Luck

Susan

Ashley Brant said...

I got it!! (:
I found you on youtube, when I was searching for soap making!
Thanks for having the giveaway!

aobabinski said...

First saw you in YouTube when I was searching for "handmade soap" since then I been watching your videos.

Tania S said...

Hi Holly
I first noticed you when I started researching soapmaking. I was intrigued and enjoyed watching your creations.
I am so happy for you and your online store opening.
Congratulations Holly
Tania
Summerland Soap Co
Summerland BC Canada

Holly said...

On behalf of Jeannette who wasn't able to post here:

Hi Holly!
I discovered your soaps thru a family member and am so glad I did.

Bathmistress said...

I came across your soapmaking video's while searching for YT soapers. Congrats on your grand opening!
Ann ... Bathmistress

Anonymous said...

Hi Holly! I first saw your soaps on You Tube and have loved watching you create your super-fun soaps since then! Congratulations on your opening Holly! Mike :) xx

Anonymous said...

P.S. That last comment was mikemakesoap on You Tube (My Planet Earth Soaps) :)

Angels from Heaven said...

I make handmade soaps myself and I wanted to look more into it so I went onto YouTube. Someone that I was subscribed to, subscribed to you, I went to check your page out and I haven't stopped watching. Every old and new video I watch numerous times. Thanks for the inspiration ! Good luck with your business!

Holly said...

On behalf of Stephenie Bryant Simmonds:

I found you through YouTube. Good luck in your endeavor!

Jasenka said...

I found you about a year ago on YouTube searching for soap making videos. You're very funny, a pleasure to watch and of course you make beautiful soap. Congratulation on your new store!

Holly said...

On behalf of Liana Araiza:

Ooh me! I found you YouTube cruising! With an 8 month old in hand most of every day, watching your videos is the closest fix I get to soaping some days lol :). So hi from Liana @ www.facebook.com/thecoconutcrush good luck with your shop, Holly!

Tim Hughes said...

Hello Holly!!!

I'm here to enter the contest for some wonderful soap that Caleb swears by! Great to see you getting the store running!

FuturePrimitive said...

I first found you on blogger...quite some time ago
It's been such a pleasure to know you xx

Holly said...

On behalf of Vanessa Paris:

Found you on YouTube looking for soap makers.

Holly said...

On behalf of Amanda Coyne:

I don't mind not entering the giveaway because I only found you while indulging in all things soapy on YT and thats not very interesting. The most important thing is that you have saved me the chocolatte bar I so wanted!!! Yaaay!

Holly said...

On behalf of Cindy Alison:

I found the blog but don't think I added a comment. Please add me!

Holly said...

On behalf of Penny Starks:

Blog post didnt post ( I sat down one night back in May of this year and stared at my computer forever. I knew I had to find something crafty to do from home cause with my schedule with the kids and my sons Dr Appts I wasnt able to work yet. I typed in the search bar crafty ways to make extra money and began my search... I found soap making and I had always wanted to try that so off to youtube i went!!! Missouri River soap and Alifedeliberate Soapco was what I found. I looked to Holly and Lori's videos for help on many things and have asked many questions on fb..You girls made a dream of mine come true..I always wanted to make soap but never thought I could. My son and niece asked me what celebs I wanted to meet if I had a chance and I didnt stop to think..."My soaping gals, Holly and Lori cause to me they are MY celebs!" I wish you all the best on your sales Holly! May all your soaping dreams come true!!!!!! You Rock! ~Penny Starks TLP Bath and Body Products

Holly said...

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