Alegna Soap Soaps Change is difficult and growing up is hard

Change is difficult and growing up is hard

By Angela Carillo on Wednesday, January, 6th, 2016 in Soaps.

My beautiful Elaine is all grown up.

Elaine and Leo church 1


Change is difficult and growing up is hard. I started making soaps when Elaine was 12 years old and full of opinions.  She told me no one would buy them because they were boring and needed color.  I wanted to include her in my soap business and had the idea to make a line of soaps for her.  We came up with The Laney Line. I asked her to name each soap. She talked to some of her friends for their ideas and then we talked.  She decided Lily was green and pink and looked like a lily pad, Skylar was blue and white and looked like the sky, Piper was a layered soap and looked like pipes, and Gwen was pink and she thought Gwen was a pink and feminine name.  I was excited because the soaps reflected my daughter and she felt invested in them.

For a while now, I’ve been feeling that it’s time to make some changes.  Elaine is now 29, married and going to be a mom herself.  She has her own life and we don’t live in the same state.  We don’t talk about soap anymore and I’ve always liked a more natural looking soap. The vibrant colors of the Laney Line were for the little girl who was excited to help her mom.  I spoke with Elaine and we decided it’s time for The Laney Line to retire.  Even though this is something I want to do, I’m a little sad.  Change is difficult and growing up is hard.

Laney Line packages

I’ll bring them back each holiday season because I love how they looked wrapped in a simple cello bag. And if one of them was a favorite of yours, you can always request a custom order. For now though, when I sell the last one, it will be a bittersweet feeling.

Have you ever made a decision you knew was right for you, but still made you sad?

Yours in Gratitude,



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6 responses to “Change is difficult and growing up is hard”

  1. Roberta says:

    Oh so many changes. But growth is important and just think, you might come out with the baby line now!

  2. Though change is always difficult, I am happy you are finding your way back to the vision in your heart. Many blessings for you, your daughter, and your future grandchild!

  3. Donna says:

    I’ve had a Laney soap. I think it was Skylar. It’s always hard to let go of something, but remember it makes room for something new.

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