Wow, It Has Been A Crazy Week — A Heart To Heart

Hi everyone!

I haven’t been here for more than a week and I’m definitely not accustomed to that. Ever since I started my blog I tried to post at least once a week. Slowly but surely I realised it wasn’t all about the schedules but more about the content and I never wanted to be one of those people who would put out content for the sake of it, whilst not being proud of it.

I’m here just to give you guys a little update on what I’ve been doing – kinda like old school blogging where everything was a journal. I miss those days. I used to write a blog post a day back in secondary school. I want this blog post to feel like that.

WARNING – if you don’t want to hear about my small business and my journey so far, click away!

Firstly, thank you to everyone who supported my soap business. Never did I think I’d be hosting a giveaway on my Instagram this early into launching my micro business. And YES, the giveaway is still open. Just head to Snuggly Duckling Crafts to enter – it is open worldwide! Just follow all the rules to participate.

Secondly, I made over 70 soaps in the past month! I never EVER thought I’d be able to do that by myself whilst holding a full time 44 hour-per-week job. It has been crazy, it has been very tiring but it has also been so extremely fulfilling. I love seeing my creations come to life.

Thirdly, I’ve done my first few international orders and I’m so happy. My main target audience was always the UK and not only did I send out 3 packages to the UK in the past month, I’ve also had an order from Denmark just today!

I am very very excited. Denmark is somewhere I never thought I’d be delivering to, but look at me holding the package, ready to be mailed at the post office tomorrow.

I hope I don’t sound like I’m boasting, I genuinely am not, I’m just happy with how the soap stuff is turning out. It is still a very slow process and I’m still learning in the midst of all of it, but it is looking good. I’ve even made an Etsy shop but I have put my status as ‘on holiday’ as for some reason Etsy won’t let me link my bank account. I’m still open for orders on my Instagram page though, so hit me up there if you’re interested. 

I managed to meet two very close friends this month and we went out for a lovely lunch at Gardens By The Bay, an expensive location I would never usually visit apart from with special people. In case you were wondering what I had….. avocado toast. That’s it. And some earl grey lavender cake……

And I loved every bit!

I’m sorry I haven’t been very active on the blog, I haven’t had the chance to actually sit down and write something ‘good’, but what’s better than a heart to heart? I’m lying in bed in my pajamas, typing this out on my phone with my Spotify playlists playing in the background.

It is 12.51am, I’ve had my first lie-down since getting up at 9.30am this morning, my back and neck are both aching, and I’m tired from standing on my feet for 2 hours making more snowflake soaps for a bulk order for my nail technician for Christmas. Eternally grateful. Tired, but grateful.

How have you been? Has the steady month of November been treating you well?

Tell me something you’ve done recently that you’re proud of. I’d love to hear it!

30 responses to “Wow, It Has Been A Crazy Week — A Heart To Heart”

  1. I totally get wanting to be less about the schedules and more about content, and also missing the journalling days on blogging. I have really fond memories of those days as well, but the blogging community has changed so much and I really don’t know if those posts would fit in anymore? They used to the norm, but now “helpful” & professional blog posts seem to be the craze.
    Anyway, congratulations on your progress and international orders! That’s awesome.

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    1. I totally get what you mean, I’m trying to remind myself all the time that my blog is mine and I should be writing what I enjoy and love, and not always focus on what the community wants to see. Thank you!

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  2. I love these style posts, it’s lovely to see a bit more into the face behind the blog! Congratulations on your soap business, that’s a great achievement alongside a full time job. Becca x

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    1. I’m glad you enjoy it, I did really like writing more casually. And thank you very much Becca 😊

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  3. Congratulations on reaching a happy boom with your business! Your soaps are so pretty and the scents sound amazing. I hope you get Etsy working for you soon and continue to passionately create.

    I love avocado toast. Earl grey lavender tea cake also sounds delicious!
    On the note of what I am proud of this month: two of my poems are coming out in a print anthology. 🙂

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  4. I’ve been trying to include some old school blog posts on my blog lately as well. Not feeling pressured to post photos or format it “perfectly” just straight up word vomit! And it’s been so nice to get back to THAT sort of blogging again! I’m really trying to resist the urge to make a whole new blog for JUST that as well.

    Congrats on your business! That’ super exciting news, all of it! I’m planning on starting a wax melt Etsy shop next month! It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for the last 5 years and I’m finally getting the courage to try. I’m nervous but super excited!

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    1. I really enjoy it as well, but I also feel the pressure of doing something typically blogger-ish like a review or something, but I also like writing like as if I’m writing in my diary. And thank you so much! You should totally start the wax melt business – it’s very popular now and also something I want to look into in the future as well as candles 😊

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  5. Congrats on all the success with your business! ♥️ Do you think that it’s something you’d like to turn into a full-time job one day?

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    1. I really hope so! It has always been my dream to run a small business full time 😊

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    bethanymcallister

    Wow it sounds like your doing so much fun varied stuff!! Your blog is as much for you as it is for readers so feel no pressure to post and keep a schedule. I posted for the first time in a month and half recently!! There are other things in life for you to focus on and it sounds like you’re doing so well! Xxx

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    1. Thank you Bethany, that is very sweet of you! 😊

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  7. Superwoman comes to mind. Running a business, blogging and working full time.
    I like these types of blogs. An honest diary style blog post.
    MORE success to you and your business.

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    1. I never thought I’d be doing so many things at once! It is tiring but ultimately I enjoy all of it! 😊 Thank you very much for the well wishes.

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  8. I’m so happy for you with your soap business! I’ll definitely be making an order soon. I love the idea of running a small business but I just don’t have any ideas, so not for me for now. Don’t overdo yourself though – keep doing great things! x

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    1. Yaaay! Can’t wait to see you in my DM’s 😊 Thank you for being so encouraging!

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  9. It sounds like you’ve had a great month! And your soap business sounds amazing! Hope you’re able to find a bit of me time in November! ❤

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. Thank you, I hope so too 😛

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  10. Wow you have been really busy lately! Congratulations on your business lovely, I’m sure it’ll be a huge success! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. I truly have been the busiest I’ve ever been! Thank you 😊

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  11. Great round up! Congrats on your soap business and the international orders! Good luck!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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  12. Congrats on your soap business adventure and good luck! xx

    https://www.ninakobi.com/

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  13. You definitely don’t sound like you boasting and you have a right to be proud of yourself! You should shout about your achievements, you’ve worked really hard for them x

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    1. Thank you 😛 you know how the internet can be sometimes!

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  14. Love a bit of old school blogging! It’s so exciting to hear about your soap business, well done you xx

    http://www.dellalovesnutella.co.uk/

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, I’m really enjoying it 😊

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  15. Congratulations on your soap business! Keep it up. No need to apologize. Take your time and enjoy bit of your daily life. Cheers!

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