It’s almost baby time everyone (see pictures of the last Bramble Bump Report here), which means I’ll be needing some help on the Soap Queen Blog while I’m in the hospital being a new mommy. I’ve lined up some incredible guest bloggers to fill the void while I’m with my new baby boy. I thought it would be fun to introduce them to you now so you can look forward to something new and different on the Soap Queen Blog. And keep your eyes peeled for the logo to the left, it will indicate all of our wonderful Soap Queen helpers!
Meet the Soap Queen Guest Bloggers!
Erin was one of our teachers as Soap Weekend Intensive last year. She was an absolute joy to work with and is such a talented and award winning soapmaker. You may also recognize some of Erin’s previous guest posts on the Soap Queen Blog: Solid Sugar Cubes and Cold Process Cupcakes. We are so lucky to have her contributions! Read Erin’s complete bio here.
Kim is a local Washington soapmaker and the owner of Pepo Park out of Kirkland, Washington. She sells high quality Soaps, Lip Balms, Lotions, Salts and other fabulous bath and body products. She also has a great blog, Pepo Park- Natural Products for You, with fun recipes and musings on soap, food and crafty goodness. You’re going to love some of the projects she has in store for you! Read more about Pepo Park here.
You may already be familiar with Amanda from her epic Chai Latte cold process soap on the Soap Queen Blog (you must see if you haven’t already- total cuteness alert)! Amanda teaches cold process soapmaking classes in Dallas, Texas. She is also the creator of Lovin’ Soap E-Zines (which you can find here at Bramble Berry) and shares her creative techniques on the Lovin’ Soap Blog. P.S check out Amanda’s blog to see her latest announcement.
Donna Maria is the founder and CEO of the Indie Beauty Network (a part of Indie Business Network). Her INDIE business coaching helps micro and handmade business owners make more money doing what they love with out being overwhelmed by it all. I’m so lucky to have her as a guest blogger as well and thrilled that she’s going to share some of her best business secrets. She’s an incredible inspiration.
Many of you may already know Debbie Chialtas, owner of Soayplove Glycerin Soap Design. She has done many guest posts for the Soap Queen Blog in the past (Parfait Soaps, Lucky Star Soaps, Soap Cupcakes, etc). Bramble Berry even carries the popular Soapylove brand for melt and pour soapmaking and Soapylove E-Zines. Read Debbie’s bio here. I’m always so happy to have Debbie contribute to the Soap Queen blog. Her creativity level is through the roof!
I’m so lucky to have the blog in their capable hands while I adjust to mommyhood and balancing “life in the soap lane”. Bramble Berry has an incredible team to keep everything running smoothly and now the blog does too. I bet you won’t even notice I’m gone!
We’ll miss you Anne-Marie! Make sure that everyone around you takes good care of you because you won’t have time…;O)
Looking forward to the baby pics…xxx
While I’ll miss your posts, I’m excited to read what the guest bloggers have to say. 🙂 You’ll be the best mom ever – just rest up and enjoy your baby! Hugs!
Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. I can’t wait to be a mommy! I’m also thankful for the fabulous guest blogging team.
I will say a prayer that everything goes smoothly with your delivery. All the best while you enjoy being a new mom.
The guest bloggers sound fantastic and thanks for organizing everything for all your readers. 😀
Steph B says
I am so happy for you! The birth of your baby boy will bring you joy that you never even imagined!
Well, this is what my baby daughter brought to me.
Being a mother is wonderful! Congrats!
That is so sweet and I’m soooo excited for mommyhood!
Odette Handley-Riverlea Soap says
Looking forward to the line up and to learning more from all your very kind helpers. You will be missed but I am sure you will be back before you know it. All the best and thanks for working so hard to keep us “entertained” LOL
There are some awesome projects lined up for when I’m gone (seriously cool stuff). I’m excited to take some time to be a new mommy but will be back before you know it!
Jolene Mathew says
The line-up sounds fabulous!! I look forward to hearing their different perspectives…congrats on your upcoming baby. My tip is get LOTS of rest ahead of time…I know my first week I slept like maybe ten hours the WHOLE week (not including the night on the day I had him, I was able to sleep more then because of all the wonderful help in the hospital.) I was getting about two hours sleep a day the rest of the week, but it was so exciting and by God’s grace I was able to function on so little sleep.
I hear sleep is hard to come by the first couple weeks. Thanks for the advice =)
Donna Maria Coles Johnson says
Ever the organized and inspirational CEO, I am constantly encouraged by everything you do, A-M. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your prolific line-up of guest bloggers. Considering how many bloggers you know, I am especially honored. I already know Erin and Debbie from IBN. Kim and Amanda, it’s nice to meet you, and I look forward to your guest posts! Can’t wait to see my Bramble Nephew!
Thanks dM! I’m so glad we have you on the “operation baby” blogging team (which is what we’ve been calling it around the office). Baby boy will be here soon!
Cindy Jones says
I’m so excited to hear the news of your baby! I’m wishing you the best AM. Sounds like you’ve got everything in place for your leave.
We’ll notice you’re gone! But it looks like you’ve got a great line-up to keep us inspired. Can’t wait to see pics of the Bramble Baby!
I can’t wait to meet Bramble Boy! And there definitely won’t be a shortage of baby pictures.