Anne-Marie at Otion the soap bar

Anne-Marie Faiola is a serial entrepreneur and passionate crafter. She is also a die-hard scuba diver and voracious reader. Anne-Marie currently runs a series of crafty companies, including the one she started at the age of 20, Bramble Berry. She sits on a variety of non-profit boards and loves to bake if she ever has any extra time.

SoapQueen.com is a collection of soap projects, personal musings, business advice from the trenches and the occasional family photo.

Anne-Marie lives in Bellingham, WA with her adorable entrepreneur husband (he runs an engineering firm) and a beautiful toddler and new baby sister.


That’s Anne-Marie’s story in a nutshell, want more? You got it!

Personal Ramblings

Summer Life is Good

Ah, summer life is good – and full! Right now, we are anxiously awaiting the birth of our new niece, Alise, so I’ve been holding up this blog post all […]

Give it all You’ve Got, and Then Some

I recently had a mentoring session with a smart woman named Kay. She had been out of work for a while but had finally landed a job. It was 50% […]

Soapy Social Media Roundup

I hope you all had a wonderful week! Last week, we experienced a bit of a heat wave, with temperatures reaching 85 degrees. I’m sure for many of you that […]

How to Make a DIY Bath Fizzy Station + Kiddos

My brother Erik and his beautiful wife Cheriss are expecting their first child any day now. We are beyond excited for them and were so happy to host their baby […]

Happy Birthday Lily

That’s right; its happened! Lily is already one year old. This is where I exclaim about how fast time flies and how everyone warned me this would happen … and […]

Sharing is Caring

“My siblings are my best friends.” – America Ferrera

On a Walk + Tips for Mitigating Risk

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” — Anne Frank Happy Weekend! We’ve had a chance to get outdoors (yesterday) and even do a bit […]

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