Friday, October 30, 2009

Latest News & Happenings

Hey y'all!

I hope you are having a great day and geared up for a fun Halloween! Pumpkin is one of the ingredients on my radar for product creation.

I have been formulating a few new products for the holiday season. After receiving feedback from y'all and many clients, I have decided to incorporate fragrance oils into a few products. It's definitely a fact that consumers like the smell of many scents that can't be produced in nature. While Cactus & Ivy has always used essential oils, I can't deny the fact that many would like to see products scented with options not available in nature. Rest assured, I will only source Phthalate free fragrance oils. Keep your eyeballs peeled because I will be releasing them in the next week.

On another note, Cactus & Ivy Reed Diffusers are featured in the Made by Southern Hands section of the Southern Living Magazine, November issue. Can I just say Woo-Hoo!! What a fabulous opportunity and such an honor. Thanks Southern Living Magazine, y'all ROCK!

Thanks for stopping by y'all and I hope you have a great day! Happy "Trick or Treating" tomorrow and be safe!

Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

Hey Y'all!

I hope this post finds you having a great Thursday. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I wanted to help raise awareness and pass on important links.

It's so important that you do monthly breast exams, in addition to, an annual mammogram. If you need help locating a Mammography Center, click here.

For more information about Breast Cancer, here are several sites with a wealth of information:

~ National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. - Click

~ National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Click

~ Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Click

"The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year, over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year".

Click to Give at The Breast Cancer Site. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to help fund free mammograms for women in need. All you have to do is click daily and sponsors pay for the mammograms. It's that easy. Take a moment to visit their site and 'Click to Give' today!

Thank you for taking the time to become more aware of Breast Cancer. We owe it to every woman in our lives, including ourselves! I pray that a cure is found for this horrible disease.

Thanks for stopping by y'all and have a great day!

Cactus & Ivy

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Outdoor Fun | Cornhole Bags

Hey y'all!

I hope this post finds you doing well. If you follow me on twitter, you know that my husband and I make cornhole bags. If you've never played cornhole then you are missing out on great backyard fun!

Several years ago, friends introduced us to cornhole and we've been hooked ever since. It's a game played with a set of boards that have a 6" hole at the top. Below is an example of a set of boards we built.

The boards are placed 27' apart from one another. Two teams gather, one team member on opposite boards. The object of the game is for each team member to throw (4) corn filled bags, either to land on the board for 1 point or go through the hole for 3 points. The game is played alternating from each board until a team reaches 21. Think of it as a variation of horseshoes but with bags of corn. For more information about cornhole, check out the American Cornhole Association website.

We also manufacture cornhole bags. The bags are presently available in black, burgundy, navy, orange, purple, red and yellow. Each bag is 6" x 6" made from duck cloth and contains 16oz {1lb} of corn.

Yes, Cactus & Ivy is a manufacturer of bath and body goodness but I'm also a lover of all things that bring people together. I can't recall a time I have attended a yard gathering where cornhole wasn't present.

Thanks for stopping by y'all. Hope you have a great day and let the fun begin!

Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Support Cactus & Ivy

Hey y'all!

I hope this post finds you doing well. I am at it again!! I've entered Cactus & Ivy in the 2009 StartupNation Home-Based Business Competition and would greatly appreciate your vote.

Registration is not required and you can vote one time each day. Y'all have always gone above and beyond in your support for Cactus & Ivy. Plain and simple......y'all ROCK!

Thanks for stopping by y'all and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Creator Extraordinaire

Cactus & Ivy