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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Giving Thanks...


Well it's been several weeks since my handmade soaps were posted on Martha's Stewarts website~So, I'd say a "thank-you" is do to the staff at Martha Stewart Living... I knew I wanted to send a thank you gift. That was the easy part-the hard part was the "where" to send it.

So, after tons of emails, with no response- I finally picked up my latest issue of Martha Stewart Living, browsed the editorials for a phone number. To my surprise-it worked! Within an hour of leaving Elizabeth Smyth a message-she emailed me! A short note with an address and the making of a thank- you gift was on it's way!

A basket that could easily be recycled~ stuffed with an assortment of handmade soaps, Lavender Grace linen spray, some bath sea salts, and washing cloths. I chose a wrought iron cottage garden basket to send the goodies in. Before it was sent, I was determined to take a pic of the completed basket. With little light outside under the willow, I packed up my "staging" and took it inside the soap kitchen.

Gosh- nothing was working-the lighting, the setting~ I was going bonkers! Usually picture taking is easy~ so several dozen pics later~ the shots weren't perfect, but enough was enough...after loading the film into the computer, loading the 11lbs. of contents, printed the shipping label...the box was sealed. Now I wait~ and hope the box is opened, and the thank you note is read, and the goodies are shared. Well see....

12 comments:

Rose Mary said...

That package looks great, gigi! They will love all of it. I'm so happy that all of this has happened for you!

Stay cool!

R~Mary

Jessie said...

Beautiful packaging and the products are certainly going to be enjoyed. I loved the soaps my sister sent as I mentioned, I have already used most of them. They also make my bathroom smell like a strawberry patch. Good luck to you Gigi! Keep us posted, as we all loved that you were featured on Martha's web site. Woohoo!

xoxojessie

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Dear Rosemary~ Thanks for the comment~ we'll see if it helps, and if not at least it was fun appearing on MS.

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Dear Jessie~ I am glad you like the Strawberry Fields soap, it smells so dreamy when it is made. I will certainly post any "happenings" that may come along...we'll see if I hear from MS when the package arrives. It would be nice, but I can't imagine I will.

Anne-Marie said...

It's beautiful! I hope that it gets the attention of the editors! You deserve a mention in the magazine!

Jessie said...

Thank you Carrie and I agree with Anne Marie.

You certainly do deserve a mention. We will keep our fingers crossed for you. :-)

Wish I could be there to smell your studio when ya make the soap. I can only imagine. Teehee

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Anne-Marie~ The tracking order says "delivered", and of course it would be nice to hear something back. I will post if anything comes through. Thank you for your support!

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Jessie~ Thanks! I will keep my fingers crossed, and if you are ever in the Washington, D.C. area, let me know! For the last several weeks I have been making the holidays soap...it's beginning to smell alot like Christmas!

Ginger said...

Gige,
What a beautiful thank-you gift! That is a very nice thing to do.
I am enjoying your blog. You are truly blessed. Good things happen to nice people!
Ginger

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Thank you Ginger, sending a thank-you gift seemed like the right thing to do. Again, to my surprise my soaps are still running on her website now for the 5th week, & I don't know how long they were there before I found out. I will keep everyone posted if MS staff lets me know they received the package...(tracking states the package arrived on Friday, but hearing from them my take a while if ever...) we'll see.

Joanna Schmidt said...

I think your soaps are lovely looking!

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Hi Joanna~ Nice of you to visit! I always enjoy reading your blogs~ you are so creative!