Just recently I had to take over the daycare because he was kicked out of daycare due to biting the other children. Now I'm trying to run my Etsy shop in between naps and at night time. I can't imagine doing this with 5 young children. However, Melissa can.
Back row: Camden, Melissa, Anya, Owen, and Andy
Front row: Hayleigh and Preston
Almond Biscotti Soap $6.00
With 5 young children ranging in age from 9 to 13 months , one has to wonder how she manages everything between her family life and business. I asked her what's the key to your success? "Well", Melissa says, "The reason I can do all of that is because I don't. The kids help with the chores around the house and even with the soaps. Even our oldest daughter, Hayleigh, likes to put labels on the backs of our mini soaps. She likes to help with EVERYTHING!!! . . .two year old Ayna . . . likes to try and help with labels too. The older boys, Camden, age (sic) 9, and Preston age (sic) 8, help with a lot. Owen (13 months) helps with being super cute."
Melissa says that even though her family always comes before her business, she has always had an inner drive to keep pushing herself. She loves to explore the extent of her capabilities, which means she is continually learning and growing. Everything Melissa learned has been self taught, which can be difficult, but rewarding at the same time.
Hawaiian Plumeria Soap $6.00
Since the opening of Ginger Grey Soaps, Melissa has been constantly trying new soap techniques, improving soap recipes, working on branding and labeling designs, and making overall improvements to her Etsy shop. Her dream is that one day Ginger Grey Soaps will be a full time family business.
Melissa uses only high quality base ingredients with luxurious additives such as rich Shea butter, poppy seeds. sea salt, and ground almonds. These soaps have rich colors and wonderful fragrances. However, I'm sure that if someone is sensitive to fragrances, a fragrance free product can be custom ordered. You can also find Melissa's shop through her
Facebook Page, shop blog, and on her You Tube channel.
Men's Beer Soap Set $ 17.00
A Soap Sample Pack for Women $3.00 - $6.00
While your checking out Melissa's shop and adding a few items in your cart, don't forget to visit my shop, Purse O'nality by Mary and see what new things are in the shop. Wedding and prom season is upon us and now is the time to get that unique clutch purse. Whether it's for yourself, your bridesmaids, mother of the bride or groom, there is plenty to choose from. I also do custom orders. Just contact me (It's on the left hand side of the home page.) and let me know what you seeking. I would be happy to work with you.
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