Who doesn't need a little R&R from time to time? That's why you need to visit Bath & Beads Etc - and pamper yourself! I mean, let's be honest, what gal doesn't LOVE bath products and jewelry?!? Bath & Beads Etc is the perfect combination to keep women happy...maybe you should slip a little note into your husband's pocket with a link to Bath & Beads...I'm just saying. :) Bath and Beads also has scarves and chap stick - two of my favorites...thus the "Etc." - so much to love!!
Kris, the owner of Bath & Beads Etc was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions to help Champagne Wisdom readers get to know her better:
Tell us how you got started on Etsy. How long have you been crafting?
I started my 1st shop (BathNBeads) on Etsy a little over a year ago and just opened my second shop (rainydayyarnshop) a few months ago. I have been crafting probably most of my life, but about 6 years as a business. I started making soap and got hooked on making bath and body products. I then decided to get in on the jewelry making craze and named my business Bath & Beads. I had to change the name to Bath & Beads, etc. when I started to knit and as you can see, I'm always looking to try new crafts! My latest venture has been to learn the art of spinning and someday I hope to actually own some sheep and learn the whole process from sheep to yarn.
What is your favorite item to create and why?
Favorite item? I have so many, but since we are in the Valentine season, I would say my cocoa butter massage bars. They are fun to make and great to use on dry, winter skin. I use my bars on my hands before I go to bed or after a shower on my heels. They have a wonderful, cocoa smell too!
Is there anything you would like to tell readers about yourself on a more personal level - kids, hometown, a favorite Etsy shop, etc?
I am a homeschool mom of two children, an eleven year old daughter who keeps me on my toes and an eighteen year old son who challenges me to think outside the box! I live in Minnesota where you can find me enjoying the great outdoors or sitting by my fireplace knitting. I am a member of HandmadeMN, a group of Minnesota artists who have Etsy shops. I even had a chance to meet the former CEO of Etsy, Maria Thomas, when she visited Minnesota and our team hosted a meet and greet! It was so much fun to meet her and hear about Etsy's vision for the handmade movement. I love giving handmade gifts and love to support the handmade movement, especially locally. It's so fun to hear someone say, "You knit this?" or "You make soap?" with a look of awe in their eyes!
And finally, what are your thoughts on Valentine's Day? Do you celebrate? How?
Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday (after Christmas) and I liked the holiday so much I got married to my husband on Valentine's Day many years ago! As a kid, I remember coming home from school on Valentine's Day and my mom would have heart cupcakes for me. I love this idea and try to make a heart cake or cupcakes for my family to celebrate. Of course, I love chocolate too so that makes Valentine's Day the perfect holiday for me!
Kris wants to give away a set of her Heart Bath Fizzies to one reader. Yay!! Just leave a comment below stating your favorite item from Bath & Beads Etc.
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*Make a purchase from Bath & Beads Etc during the giveaway period and earn 10 additional entries!
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That's a ton of chances to win. Here's wishing you love and luck...
This giveaway will end 2/1 at 12:00p.m. central time. Winner will be selected via random.org, emailed and given 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.