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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Under Construction!

Don't be alarmed if you go to our website and find it UNDER CONSTRUCTION for the next week or so.
We are excited to announce the redesign of a brand new website!
What does a new website mean for you?
  • Easier navigation of our soaps, balms, scrubs, and accessories so you can find what you need fast
  • Updated daily calendar of shows and festivals so you know if our scheduled event has been cancelled
  • A brand new 'Best Sellers' page to take the guess work out of picking the right product
  • Better, cleaner photos of our products so you know exactly what you are ordering
Need something while we are under construction? No problem! Simply call or e-mail us and we will get you taken care of STAT.
425.562.8092 office
shelly@seattlesoapshop.com

Friday, January 23, 2015

Super Bowl 'Must Have' Host/Hostess Gifts


If you are local here to the Seattle area, you know the city is a buzz all  about the Seahawks. Heck, even if you aren't local, you are probably pretty darn excited about the Super Bowl! As a small business owner I am lucky to know many other small business owners and some of them have come up with some pretty cool things I think would make great Super Bowl Host gifts. Here are a few (in no particular order):


Pavel's Puzzles 12th Piece Puzzle








Sue Fix Glass Seahawks Platter






 

Heather Downes Jewelry 12th Woman Necklace
Luv Macarons Green and Blue Gourmet Macarons
Of course, I would be a terrible business owner if I didn't include our limited edition 12th Fan Soap!




Support small business, be a good guest to your host, and...

GO HAWKS!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Seattle Seahawks 12th Man Soap

The end of August is always a little sad. No more running around in the sprinkler, hosting an impromptu barbeque, or wearing nothing but flip flops and shorts. However, the end of the summer means two wonderful things:

Kids are back in school (whew!) and FOOTBALL SEASON BEGINS!
If you know anything about us, you know we are huge football fans. In fact, we are such big Seattle Seahawks fans that we have designed brand new

** 12th Man Soaps **

You read that right. The 12th Man is loud, proud, and now smells a little better too. Hawks fans can enjoy the scents of fresh lime, mint, and ozone (did you say End Zone?) with hints of French lavender & white musk while cheering their favorite team on. Think fresh, clean, and reminiscent of Seattle greenery.

12th Man Soaps will be available after October 1st but pre-orders are available now as these beauties won't last.

They are a **LIMITED EDITION**, so reserve yours on the Seattle Soap Shop website today!

~Shelly Holbrook-Ebeling
Owner, Artisan, and The Seattle Soap Girl

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Father's Day is RIGHT around the corner!


Holy Moly! Do you realize it's JUNE? I have been a Busy Bizzy (Dizzy) Bee! Since Father's Day is almost here, let's get right to mentioning our Father's Day specials and gift ideas:

  -
10% off all beer soap during the month of June

 - 25% off our Soap of the Month: Fresh Clean Shave

 -  Beer Soap 6-Pack, Manly Man Gift Set, Beer Lover's Gift Set


Your Dad (husband, boyfriend, son) probably deserves a little extra recognition if he's a father who is a great dad to his kids. Why not give him a nice day topped with a cool gift like Seattle Soap Shop Beer Soap?

~Shelly Holbrook-Ebeling (The Seattle Soap Girl)
www.seattlesoapshop.com





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The BEST Easter Ham Ever! Tangerine-Glazed Ham with Baby Carrots

First, Happy Easter! Second, I need to admit something to you. This is the second time I am posting this recipe. It's that good. Seriously.

As of this time last year, I had never cooked a ham in my life. This year I am hosting Easter dinner at my house with my in-laws, dad, and uncle. Scary! I would ask you to wish me luck, but if I cook this ham exactly as directed, I won't need it!

If you are like me and don't like ham that is super sweet (no pineapple and cherries, please!) this recipe is perfect. Thank you to the Food Network and Tyler Florence.

Tangerine-Glazed Easter Ham With Baby Carrots

Prep Time: 20 min   Cook Time: 4 hr   Level: Intermediate   Serves: 10 to 12 servings
Food Network Photo


My ham. Not as pretty, but close!
Ingredients:
1 (8 to 10-pound) smoked ham, bone-in, skin on
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch fresh sage leaves
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut in chunks
2 tangerines, sliced thin, seeds removed
2 cups tangerine juice
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
11/2 pounds carrots, peeled

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Put the ham in a large roasting pan, fat-side up. Using a sharp knife, score the ham with cuts across the skin, about 2-inches apart and 1/2-inch deep. Cut diagonally down the slashes to form a diamond pattern; season the meat generously with salt and pepper. Chop about 8 of the sage leaves and put it in a bowl; mix with the oil to make a paste. Rub the sage-oil all over the ham, being sure to get the flavor into all the slits. Bake the ham for 2 hours. Now there is plenty of time to bang-out the tangerine glaze.

For the glaze: Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chunks of butter, tangerines, tangerine juice, brown sugar, water, and spices. Slowly cook the liquid down to a syrupy glaze; this should take about 30 to 40 minutes.

After the ham has being going for a couple of hours, pour the tangerine glaze all over it, with the pieces of fruit and all. Scatter the remaining sage leaves on top and stick the ham back in the oven and continue to cook for 11/2 hours, basting with the juices every 30 minutes.

Scatter the carrots around the ham and coat in the tangerine glaze. Stick the ham once again back in the oven and cook for a final 30 minutes, until the carrots are tender, the ham is dark and crispy, and the whole thing is glistening with a sugary glaze.

Set the ham on a cutting board to rest before carving. Serve the carrots and tangerine glaze on the side.



Quick Pinterest Pin for Your Reference
Have a great Easter day and evening, everyone!

Shelly Holbrook-Ebeling (The Seattle Soap Girl)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hop To It!

Fruit Confetti Soap
Ah, April is finally here. Birds are chirping, the sun is (occasionally) shining, and the Easter Bunny is preparing to make his rounds. Did you know that Americans purchase 120 million pounds of Easter Candy annually? Holy Cavity, Batman! Don't worry though, The Seattle Soap Shop is here to help. We know that kids (and adults) love sweet things in all forms. That's why April's Soap of the Month is our popular Fruit Confetti Soap. You know that popular cereal with the fruity rings and the toucan? Fruit Confetti smells like that. Yum! Pair this soap with our Root Beer Float Soap and our Blue Raspberry Slushie Soap and you'll have something fun to add to your Easter basket that won't send you straight to the dentist.


Get your Fruit Confetti Soap here.
Get your Root Beer and Blue Raspberry Slushie Soaps here.
Root Beer Float Soap
~
~Shelly Holbrook-Ebeling (The Seattle Soap Girl)
www.seattlesoapshop.com




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Baby Bibb Lettuce - Soap of the Month

It occurred to us today that we weren't posting our Soap of the Month Specials on our blog. If you haven't 'LIKED' us on our Seattle Soap Shop Facebook Page (and why haven't you??) or subscribed to our newsletter on our Seattle Soap Shop Website (again, why haven't you??) then you wouldn't hear about our monthly web specials. So without further ado our March Soap of the Month is...Baby Bibb Lettuce!



Baby Bibb Lettuce? Yes! Although it may seem like an odd scent for a soap, it's really rather refreshing. Here's how it is described on our website:

We almost named this soap 'Green Thumb' due to it's aromatic, well-rounded, and leafy scent. The clean notes of Arugula, Blooming Cyclamen, Soothing Bergamot, Fresh Basil, White Lily, Green Leaf Accord, and Key Lime make it a popular soap.


Now through March 31st our Baby Bibb Lettuce Soap is 25% off. That means instead of paying $5.75, you get it for only $4.31. Get yours today on the Seattle Soap Shop 'Sale' Page!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

~Shelly Holbrook-Ebeling (The Seattle Soap Girl)
www.seattlesoapshop.com