2016!

After a super-busy holiday season, Darlene and I decided that we were going to take a much needed break. Our break has included working, cooking a lot of one-pot meals, making a boatload of gluten-free apple crisp, going over our budget for the new year, and getting Darlene's new veggie car up and running.

“Veggie car, you say?”

Why, yes, a veggie car. It's an old diesel Mercedes that has a two tank system. When you start the vehicle, you start it on diesel fuel until the vegetable oil heats up. When that happens you switch over to the vegetable oil tank. You then switch back over to diesel fuel to flush out the system when you're near the end of your drive (side note- diesel engines were originally designed to run on peanut oil). Pretty cool, huh?

 Darlene filtering some waste vegetable oil.

Darlene filtering some waste vegetable oil.

So...I guess we didn't really take a break, but that's okay because things are looking pretty awesome these days! Our Pine Tar soap is now available through Amazon fulfillment services, our website orders have picked up significantly from a year ago, we've got some new products in the works, and, well, we're just happy about life in general right now.

We want you all to know that we have nothing but the utmost gratitude for every one of you who has supported us. Every order we get elicits excitement and joy, and every time we get an order from a new location, we're amazed that our products have gone such distances and reached so many people. We are truly humbled.

In the next few weeks we'll be able to give you more updates on our Spring and Summer (!!!) schedule. As of now we'll be joining the Danbury Winter Market on March 5th, April 2nd, and May 7th. Also, on April 16th we'll be at the Massabesic Audubon Center's Earth Day Festival. We'll be posting more events over on our facebook page as we add them. Be sure to head over and give it a “like” if you haven't done so already!

 

*dusts off blog*

Wow. So, um, it's been awhile.

Sorry about that. I don't call, I don't write...I know, I know.

Honestly, we've been so busy and then it just got super easy to NOT write any blog posts and...well...here we are.

So, what have we been up to these last few months?

Well, first, I got to go to Disney World with my brother and his family. That was a pretty darn awesome good time! I hadn't been there in 15 years, so a lot had changed (thankfully MOST of my old favorites were still there...except Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Horizons...which...C'MON!! REALLY!?). Before I left, I was really nervous about traveling with my dietary restrictions, so I took a bunch of notes about going to Disney World while having food allergies which I'll share with you in the near future.

After I returned, with the exception of a few events and winter markets here and there, we pretty much spent most of our time preparing for the Made in NH Expo. Now THAT was a great event! Going into it, we didn't know what to expect other than the fact that it was huge and unlike anything we've ever attended before. I'll admit, I was pretty nervous, but we're so happy that we got the chance to reach so many new people with our products and we'll definitely be attending again next year.

MadeInNHExpo1

And now?

As of now, we're in the process of finalizing our summer schedule and just trying to plan out our next steps. Keep checking back at our Retail & Farmers Markets page and our facebook page for updates on where you can find us!

...and, yes, I will definitely be blogging here more often.

 

- Jennifer