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I live on Long Island and I live near many other soap makers. The thing about living near other soap makers can be complicated. I can be at any event and I know I will meet a few other soap makers there. In fact, since I teach soap making classes on Long Island, some of them may be former students. (more…)


Long Island Woman's Expo

The Long Island Woman’s Expo is one of my favorite events. Think about the energy you get when you put over 80 woman entrepreneurs in one building. The talent alone is enough to impress you.  (more…)


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My day job is in a school system on the north shore of Long Island. Sea Cliff is one of the towns included in the district. It’s an artsy town.  On Sunday they held their annual Sea Cliff mini mart. The people who live in Sea Cliff love their mini mart fiercely.  I swear the whole town comes out for it.  It’s held the first Sunday of October on Sea Cliff Avenue, and has over 200 vendors, all with hand made items. (more…)


 

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.

Alegna Soap® unseen people behind me

My dad, who built me all my soap boxes, craft table display and curing racks.  (more…)


Annual Fair at Argyle Lake Alegna Soap® setting up

 

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

 

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…)


 

Alegna Soap® and Simply Pure Products

 

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…)


Alegna Soap® Bubble Machine

 

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…)