Imagine waking up in the morning and going outside with your eleven children to milk the nanny goats that live in your yard. From the milk you receive you make cheese, ice cream, and most importantly, soap! This is the life of TeamSNEAK member Marlene of countrysoapsbymarlen. She is giving away four bars of soap of your choice from her Etsy shop! Allergic to milk? No problem! Marlene makes milk-free soaps as well.
How did you first discover Etsy?
From some friends on hyena cart and my cousin who has a shop listed here. Overall, my experience with Etsy and my fellow sneakers has been a very positive moments in my life. On forums we talk about how to list items and critique listings even help with printer troubles. We’ve shared life’s ups and downs…recipes…the friendships are priceless to me.
What is your favorite thing about Sneak Attacks?
I love the chit-chat, the fast pace typing right at the end, friendships that I’ve made…it gets very addicting. My time on the internet is limited so I feel that the sneak attacks help me save time through the different shops that are “attacked”. I’ve only been “sneaking” since the end of April and already have made some memorable purchases. A first pair of shoes for the baby in our family, a soap dish that I use in some of my pictures on etsy, a shower gift for our first daughter in law.
Where do you look for inspiration?
All around me…it might be the changing seasons. I’m getting ready for upcoming fall holidays so pumpkin soap, pumpkin pie spice soap, apple soap and others are curing right now. During a recent convo on Etsy my fellow sneak attacker (parasox) talked about intense mosquitos in Canada so I used my lotion recipe and added citronella. After reading about different ingredients for shampoo bars and baking some bread, the idea of a honey wheat shampoo bar came to life. So I take different life experiences and use them to create my products. I’m very open to suggestions because everyone has different opinions and “noses”. This winter I’ll be working on my first wedding favors for our oldest son’s wedding.
To enter the give-away, visit countrysoapsbymarlen and pick a favorite item. Come back here and leave a comment with the link to your favorite item. Want more chances to win? Tweet about this give-away! Make sure to tweet @teamsneak. Leave a comment on the blog letting us know that you have tweeted. On Monday August 24 I will use Random.org to pick a number. The person who the comment that corresponds to the winning number will win four bars of soap from Marlene!