Saturday, October 27, 2012

One Year Down...

Rut Row...its been a while since we last posted and our goal for 2013 is to try and be a bit better about the updates on our Lil Ole Soap Family.

Its officially been a year now since John has been working with us!  We continue to work hard, purposefully put out good products & keep up with the wonderful demand you have all created!  Its been a good year thus far and we feel a ridiculous amount of gratitude.

As we nearly finish up the 2012 year, we have to express our thanks to all of those who have supported our family business.  We realize every time you purchase products from us, whether it be in store or via the web, you are investing in our family.  We do not take this lightly and feel that in turn we have an obligation to make sure we provide great products, be good stewards of the money that is generated and keep the dream alive!  Yes, a small family owned business STILL can thrive in America if we allow them to. 

So, as the holidays approach us again...I want to encourage you to buy local, buy with a purpose & support your family owned businesses.  There are lots of them (not just ours) and it makes a huge difference!

Now, go and get dirty!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Full On Family Owned Business!

Happy New Year! We are gearing up for another great year! Thanks to all who have supported us & continue to do so! We have lots of new goodies on the shelves and can't wait to see you!

Other news.... John has been able to sign on with us full time! He actually started on October 1st, but we didn't want "sympathy" buys so we didn't make it completely public! So we are officially a Full On Family Owned Business from start to finish. Even Big Bob (John's Dad) has come out of retirement to help out at the shop.

The decision to leave a "secure" job for John was not an easy one. But the quality of life for our kids, our marriage & overall health of our family unit was begging for Big Daddy! John has been an incredible asset to the business throughout the years with his Chemistry skills, overall knowledge of each product & belief in our success. It only makes sense that he is here full time.

There aren't many couples that can work together all day and still like each other, but apparently we got it! We feel really blessed to have this. We work better as a cohesive unit and know that this is the right decision for our kids and family life. Paying the bills is overrated right? Ba ha ha ha ha!

So in a day and age, where sometimes hope and encouragement seem to be lacking at times, know that there are still families working together and trying to make a good, hard go at it!

Is it scary? Yep.

Is it worth it? Yep.

Are we going to give up because its hard? Nope!

So go on and get dirty and know that when you need a gift, a good ole fashion bar of soap or just someone to chat with... we are here in little ole Hazelwood. (HazelHood to be exact!)

Family Owned Businesses not only exist, but thrive if you let them!