Monday, October 22, 2012
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Scribbled by Jonnika Dixon= J.O.N.D.I Just One New Desire Inspired! at 10:11 PM
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Oh my gosh y'all!!! The Herb'n Mixtress has finally gotten bitten by the YouTube bug!!! Yes, I now have my very own channel!!! Well technically i've had it for awhile, but any who, I'm not gonna bore y'all talking about my underused channel and the video when you can just watch it, subscribe, and tell me what you think about it, and how I can get better, because trust, there will be many more to come! (I know that was a serious run on, but oh well).
Make Scrub! Not War!!!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
If any of you are friends of mine on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you have often heard me talk about my front porch. The place where I escape to to seek solace from the rest of the world. I've often called it my sanctuary, for this is my time where I commune with God. And it is. It's every bit of that. A little while ago, as I sat on my porch, I began pondering names for a new business venture that has been occupying almost every crevice of my mind, and "The Front Porch" is what my spirit rested on. Now I know, that may seem a little bland and lack luster for some, but, the connection I feel with this tiny portion of my home is almost uncanny. Yet, I revel in it. Right now, I sit slouched down in one porch chair with my feet planted in the seat of another, typing on my macbook, with a gentle breeze playing in my locs. I am at home. I am filled with peace, engaged by clarity. Out here, I have time to be descriptive in my writing. My beast mode mentality melts away the moment I get in this space. Out here, I can restore and recharge. Out here, I can just be me... on my own terms. Out here, some of my very best soapy/crafty/creative ideas were conceived. Out here, on my porch, the world is just right.
Today, I challenge you, if you don't already have one, find your front porch. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a place you can go to escape. A private, quiet place that can be your very own sanctuary.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Y'all know, i'm always on the move, trying to come up with the next N'awlins type soap, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that i'd eventually do the Frozen Cup thing! Now i've been meaning to do this for awhile, but if you're not already aware, the Herb'n Mixtress can be one of the world's biggest procrastinators. But any who, do y'all remember these from back in the day when we used to go the candy lady and get one for a quarter??? True NOLA nostalgia right there! These were quite fun to make and they mimic the scents of all of the throwback flavors-- i'm telling y'all, they smell so dag on' good. From left to right, is Pina Colada, Banana, Cherry, Bubblegum, Margarita & Spearmint.
Now one problem I ran into, when making them is I couldn't figure out what to name them. In different parts of NOLA, we called them different things. In the Cut Off (Algiers) where I grew up, we called them Frozen Cups or Cold Cups. In the 9th Ward, where all my family was, they were known as Ice Bergs, but in the Treme/Uptown area they were Huck-a-bucks. Hmmm... I need to figure this out before I can list them. Which brings me to my next "A HA moment". In typical Herb'n Mixtress fashion, there's only one way to settle this-- with a CONTEST!!!
Here are the rules: (And be mindful, i'm totally making these up off the top of my head)
Subscribe and start following my blog.
Pick a name from one of the 4: Frozen Cup, Cold Cup, Ice Berg or Huck-a-buck (Pick only ONE!!!) by commenting on this post.
On the deadline (guess I should pick a date) Wednesday, July 25th (what?!?! i'm anxious to get them listed!) i'll tally up the votes for each category.
Then everyone in the winning category will have their name entered into a drawing (I like random.org)
The WINNER will receive a set of SIX (one of each scent). WINNER will be announced on Friday, July 27, 2012.
How does that sound, this should be interesting! Now go, NAME THAT SOAP!!!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
|Water Meter Melon Bath Bar 4oz New Bath Soap from Herb'n Development Handmades|
Thanks to all who registered for the Soapy Summer Giveaway! We have had so many Face Book Fans register. The deadline was July 3rd at 12pm Eastern. And now, without further adieu, the Grand Prize Winner is LAYCEE KENT of New Orleans!!! Laycee will receive an awesome Spa Retreat provided by Peaceful Beginnings For You Day Spa!!! The Runner-up is DIONNE EVANS of Picayune, this lovely lady will receive a basket full of goodies to help make her summer a little more relaxing. Congrats to both of our awesome WINNERS!
Special thanks to JONDI Communications for sponsoring this great giveaway package. www.jondiconsult.com. Stay tuned for more surprises giveaways and offers!
And check out our new & improved Water Meter Melon Bath Bar 4oz Soaps, that will leave you smelling tasty!