From the lack of activity here and elsewhere on the web, as well as a landing page announcement here and a Facebook notice we were going out of business a little over a month back, things weren't looking so great for Contented Comfort. However, the driving force behind that lack of activity and the notices evaporated a couple of weeks back, so the plans being put into motion to close up shop were halted!
We missed out on this year's Rocket City NerdCon, for which we're all sorry, but Contented Comfort is still alive and kicking. We've hit a bit of a speed bump with the events of the past four months, but C. L. and I are working to get everything back on track and better than ever.
It's design season here at Contented Comfort! Planning for 2017's nine new permanent fragrances began before New Year's Day, but production never begins before the end of April. Well, it's here. Manufacturing began last week, and today I'm pleased to introduce two of our upcoming fragrances.
Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means. Our spring seasonal fragrances, April Showers and Strawberry Picking are back!
April Showers is a bright and airy blend of marine, ozone, lily of the valley, lavender, juniper, rose, and fresh soil. Each bar is just a bit different from each of the others, and their intricate, bright design make them perfect for adding a touch of spring to your home decor.
This blend of strawberries, dirt, honey, citrus, peach, rose, jasmine, and lily will have you longing to find the nearest farm that hosts strawberry picking.
We're just under a month away from Valentine's Day. Can you guess what that means for the store here at Contented Comfort? Our Valentine's specials are back!
From now until the holiday itself, you can find our Strawberries and Champagne and Sensational Sweets varieties in the Holiday Specials section.
It’s that time of year again, folks. Thanksgiving is next week, and that means I’m gearing up for the annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday and Christmas sales!
The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale runs from 6 a.m. Friday, November 25 through 5 p.m. Monday, November 28. During this sale, all bath and body and knit or crochet products will be marked down 50-75%. All books, including ebooks and signed paperbacks, will be marked down 20%.
As you might have noticed, there have been a few changes to the website in the past week. I've tried to make the navigation menus as user friendly as possible, and everything has been updated.
If you love the crisp, tart scent of peaches mixed with the rich sweetness of cream and vanilla, you have Chris to thank for this new gem. He came up with the idea for a peaches and cream summer special a couple of weeks back. I made up a few bars, and they turned out terrific.
Today's fragrance was inspired by the Futurama marathon Chris and I had last summer. Specifically, it was inspired by the recurrent pop culture of the future figure, Hypno Toad.
The fragrance is a rich and woodsy blend of oakmoss, sandalwood, tonka bean, lemon, petitgrain, water orchid, spruce, balsam fir, mahogany, teak, cedar, and oak. The soaps are a blend of our goat milk and glycerin soaps colored with mineral oxide powders.
The "eyes" are hand cut, making each one unique.
Like all of our bath and body products, these soaps are detergent, dye, paraben, and phthalate free to be as gentle as possible. Like the other new fragrances, these will become available June 25.
Saturday, March 19 marked the first Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo. Chris and I attended as venders. It was run well, and the turnout was amazing, especially for a first year event.
It was a beautiful day. It was bright and sunny and warm without being scorching, as it can easily become here in North Alabama. They had a slew of food trucks available just outside, and the smell of them cooking wafted into the convention space all day.
Chris and I tried shooting a simple vlog during the event. It was our first convention since we began vlogging, so please forgive the rookie mistakes. We're learning.
We've all heard the old cliche, "April showers bring May flowers." Now it's a new spring seasonal here at Contented Comfort.
April Showers is a light and clean blend of marine, ozone, lily of the valley, lavender, juniper, rose, and fresh soil.
The soaps are made from our goat milk and glycerin formulas colored with mineral oxide powders. As always, they are detergent, dye, paraben, and phthalate free to be as gentle as possible.
We will make the winter to spring swap over on March 1.
Amanda is the artisan behind all the products made and sold by Contented Comfort.