Tuesday, November 26, 2013


We have moved here....

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mrs. V's Made by Hand Holiday Market

Well, I can't believe Mrs. V's new digs.  Her new house is absolutely gorgeous and it was great seeing past customers.  Thank you to Barb and Doug for hosting a great event and to all the fellow vendors that were there. For any new customers that bought Pura Vida soap, please feel free to send an email and give a testimonial so that it can go on our website!  Thank you for your purchases.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sharon's Artiquities and Pura Vida Gift Set

My neighbour at the market, Sharon, makes these awesome one of a kind hand painted glass soap dispensers (amongst other things).  I have them all over my house.  She paints them onto these cool jars and then fires it up.  Since I sell liquid soap, I thought, why not get them to put in a gift set?  and Voila! Done. $25.00.  All different kinds and colours to suit your d├ęcor for the kitchen and/or bathroom.  Check us out at the Hamilton market, at Mrs. V's Made By Hand Holiday Event, or here.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Old School Soap


So, yesterday I decided to make soap old school.  And by old school, I mean make a batch of less than 20 soaps - which I haven't done in a while, using an old school mold and an old school cutting method.  First, my batch seized a bit when I added my fragrance of Cherry Blossom/Sakura and so I basically glopped it into the mold.  As you can see from the mold,  it doesn't look pretty.  But then when I cut it, I had these massive 5-6 oz bars!  They definitely will not fit into the Pura Vida boxes so I will have to package them old school as well, with the band around them.  But I have to say, I love the colour and smell of them.  It looks gray in the picture, but its more of a blueish gray.  They are solid soaps.  S-O-L-I-D......(said with fist pumping).  Can't wait to try it.  I will have to wait 4 weeks. 




Sunday, November 17, 2013

Brampton's Christmas Market

It was good to be back in Brampton and see vendor familiar faces and customers!  Congratulations go out to my neighbours at the market, Daniel and the lovely Renatta from T by Daniel for the opening of their new store - coming soon to downtown Brampton.  I would also like to say a big thank you to Kristina, my other neighbour from Dolcezza Custom Cakes.  A lot of repeat Pura Vida customers asked me where they can get Pura Vida products.  You can, of course, buy online here, but to save you shipping costs, Kristina has graciously allowed me to use her store as a pick up area for all my Bramptonian customers.  So...if you order online, you can now choose the "Pick up in Brampton" option and deliveries will be made at a set date to Dolcezza Custom Cakes.   While you are there - pick up a sweet treat for yourself (the peppermint chocolate cupcake is awesome)!

Just a reminder that Pura Vida will be at Mrs. V's open house this Friday to Saturday:

November 22nd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
November 23rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm
November 24th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
15242 Creditview Road, Caledon
(2nd house south of Olde Base Line on the west side)
Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth and made a purchase - even Brampton Batman stopped by to check out our soap!