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Mini Me?!

Last weekend my niece, Cheyene, wanted to spend the day with me at the farmer's market.  I was happy to have the company, but being 12, figured she might get bored pretty quickly and wish she'd stayed in bed that morning.  She proved me wrong in so many ways!  This little lady helped me set up and tear down my booth, enjoyed interacting with customers and the other vendors (she has her own garden, so she was talking shop about peppers and tomatoes!) and had some great marketing ideas.  But the best was the way she LOVES the soap.  She, like me, is unable to stop handling and smelling the soaps and candles. She positioned and re-positioned the table, made me some signs and was generally in a new happy place.  She asked me to teach her how to make soap, and went through all my fragrance oils and pretty much cleaned out my scrap closet when we got home!  Cheyene lives with her family in Springfield, so we don't get to see her very often.  These last few weeks have been tough on her as her grandfather, my brother in law, has been terminally ill and we lost him last week.  Today we lay him to rest, but the silver lining is that Little Miss here has found something she really enjoys, and we have been making plans for her to spend some time with us again soon.  Pottery classes, so we can make our own soap dishes, are on the agenda.  I may have discovered a future partner, totally unexpectedly!


  1. In sorry about your loss. It's wonderful that you found someone interested in your craft!

  2. How adorable. It’s always so nice having helpers =) It’s also great to have future passionate soapers =)


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