Greetings from chilly Colorado. I am here with 302 other soapmakers from across the world to join our collective forces for community collaboration, learning, laughing and further our businesses. It is such a joy to see faces I recognize from previous gatherings and I love meeting new faces I haven’t seen in person but am dear friends with from Twitter, Facebook, Teach Soap and this blog.
We got in late last night after a bit of a fiasco with Dollar Rental Cars (more on that later; I learned a lot about customer service from that one horrifically bad interaction – there are lessons to share). It was great to share a hug from everyone and start the soap party.
We continued the soap party at 6 a.m. this morning with a Fitness Walk led by Donna Maria from Indie Business Network. We are all super happy campers to be up that early to take care of our health. I was able to share my ‘Cupcake Workout strategy. It’s pretty simple – I think of workouts in terms of cupcakes. “If I work out for X, I can caloricly afford X amount of cupcake.” It’s highly motivating.
Today was incredible – the Soaper’s Showcase (above), Josh from Pangea Organics, Ambassador Carolyln Mosley Braun. I promise to update tomorrow with more – including a soap panel of my favorite cold process soaps from the Soaper’s Showcase ‘Best Of’ entries. For now, I have emails to answer, Facebook inquiries to chat about and Tweets from today to catch up on. Oh, and a 3-year-wedding anniversary to celebrate – today is our wedding anniversary and my sweet husband is here in Denver with me. What a great guy, eh?
Until tomorrow, happy soaping!