Thursday, May 26, 2011

Soap Inspired Art

Look what we've found on Etsy!
Wonderful Soap Inspired Art.
Here are some of our favorites:

Here is a eye catching Bubble Cuff by

has so many vintage signs it's hard to choose just one!

 Dirty Girl is the name of this photo by Kelly A.
 The Ruff House Art Studio does it all! Wedding invitations to Bathtub Couches!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ellipse Fitness Workout!

MUST HAVE: A KICK Start to your morning 

This weekend my family and I attended a special community workout developed by the instructors at Ellipse. We enjoyed a heart pumping workout with the kids. (Literally, my husband and I took turns doing squats and lunges while holding our youngest.) The trainers offered great advise and tips about modifying exercises to help each person be more successful, along with adding helpful advise for healthy eating.

I have no idea what move my daughter was pulling off here but at least she's moving!

Up and Down with added weight!

We made our way around the gym in stations and then ended with a fun relay race which included frog jumping, crab walking and bear crawls. My daughter had an amazing time and can't wait to workout as a family again.

Trainer Natasha working with the little ones.

Owner Ann wrapping things up. FYI, keep your balance while stretching by holding your ear! Who knew?
This month marks my 1 year anniversary with Ellipse and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results of this program. Ellipse Fitness has a unique boot camp style class structure that keeps you engaged and challenged. Kickboxing is amazing! Start your morning with a Kick!

Ellipse is located on Telegraph in Oakville, MO and is open Monday-Saturday. Become a fan on facebook for the latest class updates. Ellipse Fitness St. Louis


Monday, May 16, 2011

Must Have Tea Party!!

I went to a fabulous bridal shower yesterday and had to share the experience!  It was a tea party theme!  Our host, Angie, had the tables set up so beautifully with pitchers of tea, tea pots with hot water and varieties of tea bags to enjoy, cookies and many other fancy trimmings.  She had menus set at each place describing each course she served. 

My 3 girls were also invited and had a wonderful time too.  They dressed up and enjoyed their tea and finger sandwiches (peanut butter and jelly) along with all the other ladies.  It was just like Fancy Nancy for the little ones! 

Of course, one of the cutest decors were the "tea bag" party favors Sosia had made for the occasion.  We put wrapped our "honey tea" soap like tea bags with labels saying "Sarah's bridal Par-Tea".  It was by far one of the most enjoyable showers I've experienced (and I've been to many)! 


Friday, May 13, 2011

Paws-itively Amazing Kona Coffee!

 Recently, we introduced our new Peppermint Pedicure Packs which include 2 foot soaks and a Kona Coffee Scrubbing bar. Ever wonder where we get our Kona Coffee? Sosia uses beans from the Dog Gone Good Coffee Company located in beautiful Holualoa, Hawaii.

 The Dog Gone Good Coffee Company is a small, 21/2 acre farm with about 200 coffee producing trees. It is owned and operated by Paul and Bonnie Bangert; an adventurous couple who are up for anything! Among their many interests are kickboxing, painting and reading, for Bonnie while Paul enjoys baseball (especially the Chicago Cubs), skydiving and antiques.


 They live on the farm with their 2 dogs, Tanka and Nellie. The dogs are responsible for guarding the property and often travel with Paul and Bonnie as they pick the coffee fruit during harvesting. The entire crop is handpicked at various times during coffee season. As the coffee fruit, called cherry ripen they will change color from green to red. Even on the same branch cherries will ripen at varying paces. A single tree can bloom 5 to 6 times each year.

 Each package of Dog Gone Good Coffee advertises that it is “Animal Tested and Approved”. Tanka and Nellie enjoy the sweet flavor of the seeds that have fallen from the trees. They will rest in the shade and enjoy their coffee snack as everyone else is hard at work.

 Most enjoy this coffee, after roasting! (sorry dogs) The mild Hawaiian climate, volcanic soil and blend of sunshine and afternoon rains provide the perfect canvas to create this special coffee crop. Kona coffee is hailed as some the world’s best. Dog Gone Good goes above and beyond basic standards for harvesting, washing and drying their coffee beans to provide fresh, full flavored Kona Coffee. The fruit is picked and washed by hand. The beans are then roasted in small batches to ensure the freshness of each package.

 At Sosia, we take our coffee loving to the next level! Not only do we appreciate the quality of the aroma and flavor of these coffee beans, we relish the benefits of their grounds as well. We’ve added ground Dog Gone Good beans to our pedicure scrubbing bar for extra exfoliation and deodorizing. The caffeine found in coffee is also known to help smooth skin.

 These amazing 100% Kona Coffee Beans are sold by the pound and can be found locally at the Aloha Nail Company. If you’re like us and admire the mountains of Kona from afar you can contact The Dog Gone Good Coffee Company through email by clicking HERE. They will be happy to ship your coffee to your doorstep.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Custom Jewelry That ROX!

Must Have Monday!

ROX Jewelry

During our last craft show, our station was directly across from Joyce Schanter of Rox. We couldn't resist her beautiful custom jewelry. Anita fell in love with these butterflies and I was extremely disappointed when this purple bracelet was sold. Joyce offered to take our orders and ship them directly to our homes. Our shipment arrived this week; Anita and I have already been wearing our new bracelets! (and receiving many compliments on them as well!) Thank you Joyce! They are lovely! Of course we'll be searching her website for more accessories soon.....we're addicted. Click here to see more selections available from Rox. 

You can find Rox at these upcoming events in the St. Louis area.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Relieve Sore Feet with Peppermint

Put a little PEP in your step with our new Peppermint Pedicure Packs!

Includes 2 fizzing foot soaks and a Kona Coffee scrubbing bar.

Each pedicure set includes 2 Peppermint fizzing foot soaks and a Kona Coffee scrubbing bar. The cooling power of Peppermint is known to relieve sore muscles and reduce swelling. Are you a runner, wear high healed shoes or maybe you've been on your feet for long hours. Our fizzing foot soak may be just what you need. 

Use the Kona Coffee scrubbing bar to exfoliate your feet. Are your feet ready for open toed shoes and summer slippers? Click here to order today.  
Throw a spa inspired party with some of your friends! These pedicure packs will make great party favors! Contact us through our shop and request a special order; we'll be happy to accommodate you.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Must Have Mondays!

So I have a secret iphone.  I'm constantly on it, and always excited about new apps.  Last week I was introduced to the most INCREDIBLE app, 'Nutrition' by

Because my other secret love is delicious, creamy, 'bad for you' food, this app is a lifesaver (and a butt saver).  You can look up any foods you can think of and log it in your journal.  It will calculate all of your meals and snacks for you and help you keep track of your intake for the day.  You can change the settings to adjust to your diet, log exercises, graph your weight and nutrition, and even lock it with a passcode so only you can view your progress!

I can already see a huge change in my eating habits.  I am much more aware of the food choices I make.  Check out their website for more info, you won't be disappointed!