Blog - Alegna Soap
Sometimes I wake up and I just don’t feel good. It’s not something physical, it’s just a mood. I take a minute and think about all the things I have to be grateful for. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food on my table. I have a supportive family, a day job with health insurance, and a successful soap company. But I just wasn’t feeling it. Being in gratitude when it’s difficult is, well, difficult. (more…)
Lately I’ve been thinking about the unseen people behind me. They say it takes a village, and it does. I’ve been blessed with so many people who support me in my soap making. I’m filled with gratitude for them all.
My dad, who built me all my soap boxes, craft table display and curing racks. (more…)
Our alarm clock blasted rock music at 5:15 yesterday morning. Both Brian and I wantd to sleep in, but we rolled out of bed. We had to have the truck unloaded and Alegna Soap® set up at 8 am for the annual fair at Argyle Lake. To save time, the truck was already packed with my tent, tables and soaps. We left the house at 6:30. arrived at Argyle Lake at 7 and we were ready for business by 8. (more…)
We drove 6 hours in each direction for this picture this weekend. My son and daughter-in-law decided to take a trip and along the way stop and visit my daughter and son-in-law in Virginia. My grandsons rarely get the chance to be together and we wanted to be there to see it. Luckily, no one minded that we invited ourselves. (more…)
Taking a vacation while running a business is not an easy feat, but Brian and I needed to take one. We hadn’t spent much time together this summer, I worked nights the summer session at Farmingdale College and he worked days at his job at Vengo. We decided to drive out east on Long Island and stay in a Bed and Breakfast. My son recommended Ruby’s Cove in Greenport. (more…)
In May I went to the 2017 HSCG Soap Conference in Las Vegas and met Mary and her production manager Melissa. She and Melissa sat behind me and we started chatting. When she told me she was from Warrenton, Virginia and had a shop there, I knew I had to visit Simply Pure Products. (more…)
It’s official! Both grandchildren love the bubble machine! We visited Elaine and Leo this weekend and brought the bubble machine with us. Brian and baby Brian (I like to call them B squared when they are together) (more…)
Kim emailed me and said she had some friends who wanted to learn how to make soap, and would I consider doing a private class for them? After emailing back and forth a few times, she was able to find a date that worked for everyone. One Friday night a few weeks ago, they had their class. (more…)
I want to share my Gratitude for Soap Conferences this week. I’m sure my family is also grateful for them too, I can see how they roll their eyes when I start to talk soap. (more…)
I thought you might be interested in a typical summer day in the life of this soap maker. I can’t speak for all soap makers, but this is a pretty typical summer day for me.
The alarm goes off at 7 (more…)