Back in January, when there was snow on the ground, I noted some of my New Years Resolutions. One being "pare down" - i.e. eat out of the pantry before buying more; use up products before buying more. My update is long overdue to those that care to know how we're doing....but there is noticeable progress (there had better be!) after 7 months. Our pantry looks awesome! We didn't necessarily EAT all that was in there - I found mustard with an expiration date in 2004 - and I couldn't bring myself to just toss it, like a normal person would do, but I was curious to what 6-year-old mustard would smell like. So yes I did - I opened it. I was thoroughly satisfied that it had turned and passed-up spreading it on my turkey sandwich. It hit the can. Likewise, in out bathroom, old mascara and make-up samples found the can, and the stockpile of shampoo and conditioner and soap is significantly used up, the result of purchases like "oh - it is on sale - I should buy it now" got way out of hand. I also didn't think twice about tossing a shampoo that I didn't like after a week - If the natural seaweed formula wasn't making my hair silky-soft and I felt like there was no lather / cleaning going on, kaput, out it went.
So as a bonus to myself for being so good, and the fact that I couldn't stand so many months without a product-purchase, I treated myself to the Burt's Bees grab-bag. The cost? $25 and the deal is that you get about $50 worth of goodies. I know - will I ever learn? This is the shampoo story all over again. But I was so excited when it arrived I actually took pictures! :-) BTW, that is a pumice stone, which Mr. Olive will be thrilled to have when I have him scrub my feeties.
We sold all our little owl pillows, so some fresh stock for the Ocean Beach Fair and to our newly-redesigned website, http://www.olivestreetstudio.com/. What do you think of these guys??
Happy August 1st!