Monday, November 30, 2009

New | Everyday Volume Discount

Hey y'all!

I hope this post finds you doing well. Cactus & Ivy has added a 5% volume discount to orders with 5 or more items. There's no code to enter, it is automatically added to your order!


Our Reed Diffusers make a great gift with a fabulous aroma and beautiful color! We are still offering the 15% Southern Living Magazine discount when our Reed Diffusers appeared in the magazine this month. Use code SLM2009. With scents like Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry Fig, Holiday Spice and Plum Cranberry, your home will smell absolutely delicious! The Southern Living discount applies to any item!

Thanks for stopping by y'all and as always, please leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions!

Have a great day!


Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Product | Body Souffle

Hey y'all!

I hope this post finds you having a fabulous Friday and that your Thanksgiving was the best! Last week I created a new product and I absolutely love it! Drum roll please........




Creamy, dreamy and whipped to perfection with the sweet aroma of butter cream frosting or almond biscotti. I chose shea butter and peach kernel oil as the main ingredients for this goodness in a jar. Shea butter contains a wealth of healing ingredients while peach kernel oil has high levels of fatty acids to nourish the skin. A moisture rich and intense emollient to soften, soothe and hydrate dry skin. A little goes a long way and is packaged with a spatula to eliminate the use of your fingers to remove the product from the jar.
8.1 fl oz | 100% Vegan | 98% Natural


Receive a 15% discount on your entire order with the customer code SOUFFLE!

Y'all voiced your opinion about fragrance oils and I listened. This is the first body product that uses fragrance oils. Butter cream frosting and almond biscotti were chosen for their light and absolutely delectable aromas. Rest assured, they are phthalate free and approved for use in cosmetics.

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


Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Do You Know What's In Your Beauty Product?

Hey Y'all!!

I hope this post finds you having a spectacular day! Lately, I've been bothered by some of the TV advertisements from the "big box" companies. They claim their product will moisturize deep into the skin while other products of their competitors sit atop the skin.


Here's the skinny on the skin. The skin is the body's largest organ with an area totally around 20 square feet. With (3) three layers, the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis, it performs many functions. It serves as a moisture resistance barrier, protects against the environment and provides the sensations of cold, heat and touch.

Cactus & Ivy sources ingredients that are high in Omega 3, Vitamins A, C, D, E & F, Oleic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid and Linoleic Acid to revitalize and restore the skins normal balance. We utilize ingredients that will benefit the skin the most, creating a product with a specific purpose. A complete listing of the ingredients we use can be found
here.

Take the time to read the ingredients on your bath and body product label. Cactus & Ivy has always believed in transparency and full disclosure of ingredients in our products. The consumer is savvy and is becoming more knowledgeable about what they put on their skin. We will always list our ingredients in descending order, as required by the FDA Labeling Guidelines. If you want to know which ingredient has the highest percentage that makes up your body product, it is the first ingredient listed. The last ingredient listed has the lowest percentage.


If you have questions about Cactus & Ivy products and the ingredients we use, please leave a comment or contact us directly
here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!




Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day Tribute

Hey y'all!

I hope this post finds you having a great day! Today we honor all military veterans, past and present for their service and sacrifice. This day is especially dear to my heart because of my strong military connections. I'm a Navy Brat and an Army Wife, HOOAH!

Spoken by General Douglas MacArthur at his farewell speech, "Duty," "Honor," "Country" - those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you want to be, what you can be, what you will be".


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My husband, Prevo, was contacted by a brother in arms to ask permission to use his song, Veterans Hand. Dennis put together the following tribute to Prevo's song. Hope you enjoy and please pass it on.



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


Cactus & Ivy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Feedback Time

Hey y'all!!

I hope this post finds you having a fabulous Monday! Both the hubs and I are suffering from the cold crud that's going around. I guess it's that time of year.

I'm in need of your help. As you have seen me post before, I absolutely love all feedback - good, bad or indifferent. I've put together a survey to get your thoughts on a few things. Please take a moment to give me your thoughts.

Click Here to take survey

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!



Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gift Shop Magazine Feature

Hey y'all!!

I hope this email finds you having a fabulous day! Today is another fantastic day and Cactus & Ivy is in another magazine. I will never tire of the exposure Cactus & Ivy is receiving. I am very grateful and honored for the opportunity.


Sue Marquette Poremba wrote a story on All American Sells. It's so refreshing to see all the fabulously talented people right here in the good old U. S. of A.! As Sue writes, "The basic reason behind the "buying American-made" phenomenon is pretty simple: consumers shop their values." Read the story in its entirety: All American Sells

This holiday season, I think you will begin to see more American made products, and who knows, they may just come from your neighbor!

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


Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy