Lesli among her beehives

The Occasional Newsletter

Kathi and I change things up occasionally. Spring scent, fall scent, some new products here and there. The people on the list get all the news first, along with a few discount codes and a recipe or two. Sign up! I never abuse the privilege of communicating with you, I…

Passion Planner

Resolute Resolutions

On Facebook the other day, someone posted a meme: “I should open a gym called Resolutions. It will have exercise equipment for two weeks, and then turn into a bar for the rest of the year.” I normally avoid this problem by not making resolutions. But this year is different….

Simply Body Soap Net

Let’s Talk about Bar Soap

Recently, I interviewed many of my customers to get a feel for what they like about my products. One thing became clear quickly: a lot of people prefer liquid soap to bar soap. This was surprising to me, because I sell a lot of bar soap! I do make and…


Avital’s Team Wins Spelling Bee!

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y for adult spelling bee winners. For the second year in a row, Avital’s has sponsored IHS (Ithaca High School) Bee-T-A, one of the teams participating in the Ithaca Public Education Initiative’s Adult Spelling Bee. How could I not sponsor a team in a spelling BEE, right?  My friend Esther Racoosin is…