Thursday, April 25, 2013
Well, I wasn't going to give up, so I rolled up my sleeves and started to hand stir with my whisk. Luckily, it didn't take as long as I anticipated and the rose scented soap I made seems to have turned out great!
Today, the family and I were on a mission... to find mommy a stick blender! Everyone wanted to prevent soap making mommy's withdrawals. We hit up 3 thrift stores with no luck, Craig's List was also a bust.
I have run my new soap business very conservatively. I never spend money from my family's account and unfortunately, my soap account is almost empty. I am prepping for the market and Peonies and Possibilities, so I know money will come, but I need to be smart and responsible.
As a last reort, we checked out Bed Bath and Beyond. As I pulled into the parking lot, I spotted what looked like a bill. I cried, "Joe, I think that's money!" There was no one in sight and the lot was empty, so there was no one to claim it. It turned out to be a $20 bill! I went into the store and found that there was 1 clearanced Cuuisart stick blender, and if I went home to get my coupon, it would cost me exactly $20! After Somerset was tucked in, I went back to the store and they offered me a 10% discount because it was a floor model, so it actually cost me less than $20!
I think at times we experience divine intervention. I have been so responsible and have worked so hard to cultivate this business. The stick blender breaking was a small road block, but I feel like I was handling it the best way I could. I didn't rush out and impulsively buy a replacement. I searched high and low for a good deal and then, when that didn't pan out, a $20 floated in my path, with just the right deal on the product I needed...and there was only one left!!!
I love this blender, I think she needs a name. I used her for the first time tonight, and it was an amazing experience. The soap I made turned out great too!!! God is good!