Monday, December 01, 2008


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Sunday, November 09, 2008

12 Days and Counting

Well we have 12 days and we will be open for business in Bryant Park. Production is moving at a rapid pace to get all the inventory ready for what I hope to be a very good holiday season. So far we have been holding on despite the current economy. I guess that is because of the high quality consumeable products produced by Just Bubbly! Also being the original creator of such products as our Bath Fizzie and Cone Soaps, Soapsicles (yes we are the original-dont be fooled by copycats!), Spa in A Can, and the rest of our unique high quality items does help. We have a whole line of new holiday soaps and gift items. Keep checking here for weekly specials and be sure to sign up for our mailing list to recieve copons for discounts and free gifts!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

We Are Family......

The camaraderie that can be found among artisans - especially the ones that I travel with - is unparalleled. We do not see each other every weekend, sometimes it is months between our meetings, but when we do get together it is always an awesome experience. Well the Oyster Bay Oysterfest was no exception. Each year we exhibit at one of Long Islands grandest events. The Oysterfest welcomes over 300,000 patrons and never fails to be a productive event for everyone there. This event is run by none other that Mel Warren. Each year Mel ( who is also a very talented leather craftsman) organizes, plots and plans the exhibitor portion of the event. He does everything from ordering the tents to making sure that we have hot coffee and donuts to start each day of the event. Well this year Mel turned a young 80 years young. Now understand, Mel's birthday was in June, but this is the first chance we all had to get together and celebrate with him. So on Sunday morning we surprised Mel with a cake and an intimate gathering of his "favorite" artisans. Not to make Mel feel "older" Sonny decided that we would'nt put a number 80 candle on the cake but rather a 50 and a 30! Mel was so surprised he didn't know what to say but did assure me that both Sonny and I would "pay dearly" next year for surprising him. (I guess my space will be located closer to the port a potty next year!) The gathering of friends who are like family is a gathering that doesn't happen often enough. We come from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Deleware, Conneticut and as far away as Florida. Can you name any of the artisans in the picture? We come from many different places but when we get together it is like a family reunion! Happy 50 + 30 Mel! Now get working on next years festival!

Friday, October 03, 2008

My Pet Fish Soap Featured in the News!

Well our friendly fish are featured in the news again. Today they are the product of choice of the popular Tried and tested by the staff at our My Pet Fish Soap has passed their test and have their seal of approval! Thanks Neatostuff for the honor. My Pet Fish Soap in a bag is guaranteed to provide hours of fun in the tub for children of all ages (grown up kids included!)
Stroll on over and see all of the wonderful things they recommend. is a place to find a nice collection of things for sale from around the web. They know about stuff for him, her, kid and baby so that’s the kind of stuff they write about.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Enough energy to power the entire city of New York

That’s about how much energy was in the room last night at In Good Company when the women of Collective-E hosted their launch party last evening.

Beth looked amazing in her custom designed dress, Sabina totally stunning (thanks to her “stylist”) and Katie positively beaming (and not because David was in the room!). These three amazing ladies have embarked upon a journey to organize the most energetic, movers and shakers of the female entrepreneurial world.

We are the young and the not so young. We are launchers and we are veteran businesswomen. We are brilliant lawyers like Renee L. Duff, delectable confectioners like Jill Frechtman, budding etailers like Arlene Abrams of Bubbelove and many other wonderful and exciting doers and dreamers. We come from all walks of life, all economic backgrounds, all levels of education and all forms of business but we share one thing in common – the desire to work together to see each other succeed and flourish.

It was great to finally put names and avatars to faces and people. For those Twitters – yes @KatjaPresnal does look exactly like her avatar!

The internet and the phone are sometimes so impersonal – nothing can beat the warmth of a smile and the embrace of a cyber friend. As a home based business my interaction with other entrepreneurs is limited to say the least. I look forward to these meetings to meet up with others who share the same goals, values and missions that I do. Female entrepreneurs are a rare breed – we march to the beat of a different drum – the drum only another female entrepreneur can hear.

It was so good to see my good friend Joanne Morton out and about spreading Magic Passion Love to all the party goers. Joanne is also showing her amazing art work at Lolita in lower Manhattan now through November 2nd. Stop in to say hello and see her talent in action if you are in the area.

You know it is always good to see Jeanette from Aunt Jeans Toys and Treasures and fellow former incubator members Marion Cage and Kristin Winnicki socially and in a non-tradeshow environment.

When the night was coming to a close I was sad – this was such a happy, energetic evening that I didn’t want to see it end – but it is not the end – it is just the beginning – I do believe that this is the start of something good…………….

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Vote for Just Bubbly!

Just Bubbly has been nominated as StartupNations Home Based Small Business of 2008. Cast your vote every day until the end of the contest to show your support!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bug In Your Soap are In The news!

Hi everyone

Well I have survived the New York Gift Show. It was long and very busy. Update on the show will be posted early next week as soon as I get everything organized. So many buyers so much interest!
Well here is the latest.
Just Bubbly Bugs In Your Soap is this weekends featured product at - a very cool and exciting website featuring unique upscale gifts and personal items. Check it out if you get a chance!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Come on in and say hello!

You would imagine that after all these years (24 to be exact) of exhibiting at the New York Gift Show that I would be used to the dire heat in the Javits during setup. Once again- true to form it was at least a hundred degrees in the Javits Convention Center today while I was designing and setting up the booth for the summer New York International Gift Show. Despite the heat and non circulation of air I was able to once again display all the fun and unique handcrafted soaps and bath creations that the retailers have come to buy for the upcoming holiday season. In addition to the ever favorite seasonal soaps like our Gingerbread Man soap and our Candy Cane Designer Soapsicles we will once again be showcasing our Halloween Seasonal Soaps including the scrumptiously scent packed Pumpkin and Ghost Soaps, Candy Cane Soapsicles, Monster Mash and Halloween Monster Ducks! So if you are in the neighborhood of Booth 1753 stop on in and say hello! I'll be there from Sunday through Thursday meeting and greeting all my wonderful and loyal customers.

Friday, August 01, 2008

The New Shop!

Well after months and months of waiting and planning and painting and working it is finally complete. Our new shop! It is wonderful. It is spacious. It is quiet and heavenly. We have designated stations, windows, cabinets for storing, stainless steel tables, above head storage and even a fridge. Above is a view of my creation station. Below is the packaging station where all our soaps are carefully bagged and tagged, then shipped to you. Also below is the creation station where all the wonderful Just Bubbly goodies are made. Considering that we spend 12 hours a day - every day in here I guess it is my home away from home!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Halloween is a howling!

Here is a small sampling of this years Halloween Collection. From Ghosts and Pumpkin soaps scented "Trick or Treat" to Candy Corn scented Soapsicles to our famous Monster Mash Room Spray which is guaranteed to get rid of all monsters we have something for everyone. Halloween Ducks and Mad Scientist Ducks add personality to our display.

Back From Philly

Well I am back from the Philadelphia Gift Show and I am pleased to announce that is was a huge success. The buyers were out and ready to buy. There were very few signs that we are in a recession at this gift show. Lots of new orders and lots of reorders. The newest of he products were ordered in record amounts! Buyer confidence was amazing as was the energy at the show. Now to get busy and get everyone shipped! New York Gift Show is in 3 weeks!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to all....

Another year - another Mother's Day.
It is a beautiful day here in New York - a bit cool and windy but beautiful just the same.
I hope you all have a wonderful and enjoyable Mother's Day!


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

So many interesting people, so much information (and a little fun too)!

Well the conference is over and well worth the trip. It was long enough that I missed my home and my family, but not too long that I really miss some of the wonderful people that I met there. I met over 200 of the most amazing soapmakers you could ever imagine all gathered in one place!
Workshops and lectures about everything that effects the soapmakers industry and business in general from some of the foremost experts in their fields. The amazingly talented Sandy Maine from Sunfeather Soaps was the keynote speaker. She is truly an inspiration to women business owners as well as soapmakers. There was a speaker on Quality Control, Packaging, Product Labeling and demos! New techniques for new product ideas and info on eco-friendly were some of the highlights I tuned into. We got a new shrinking machine to help save time wrapping our soaps. This will lead to savings for all our customers in this hard economic time. I gathered so much information that it will take me weeks to absorb it all. But believe me - once I do - it will benefit all aspects of Just Bubbly. I will be posting different ideas from the conference in the upcoming weeks. So look for the subtle changes in the upcoming future.

Happy Days!


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Goin' to the Conference!

Well I am actually going away this weekend. It's kinda business and kinda fun. I will be attending the Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild annual conference in Burlington Vermont. It is scheduled to be filled with many soap makers and hopefully we can all exchange ideas and talk about the current state of events. As you can see, if you look at the bottom of every webpage, it is the focus of Just Bubbly™ to be more earth friendly or "green" in 2008. There are a lot of "biggies" scheduled to be there too - many of which are pioneers in the earth friendly field. Hopefully I will come back not only with wonderful ways to help the earth, but very rested too!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

St Patrick’s Day Parade of Bubbles!

St. Patrick’s Day soaps and bath novelties designed to bring the Luck ‘O The Irish to all.

Relax as you enjoy the fragrance of your favorite Irish Liquor! Each plastic liquor bottle is filled with 8 oz. of our famous highly fragranced Irish Crème bubble bath. Simply add a bit to your bath, sit back and relax while the bubbles take you to another world.

For our younger audience how about an Irish Soap Duckie.
Available in one of four different leprechaun-like duckies these little guys are sure to be a hit for children of all ages.
Orders need to be placed by March 11th to ensure delivery by St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Live on

Here is the link to the live online segment from yesterday!

Click on the picture to be taken there!

Champagne Bubble Bath and Valentines Day Duckies were a hit!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentines Day Items to be featured on Monday February 11, 2008 will be showing some of the latest Valentines Day bath and body creations from Just Bubbly™ live on Monday at 4pm and then all week on their website. Pop in to see our items as well as other Valentines Day gift possibilities available from other creative designers.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, there is still enough time to get your romantic gift for that special someone. Romantic Kisses, Love, Champagne Dreams, and White Zinfandel are just a few of the fragrances of our Champagne Bubble Bath that are available for you to make that Valentine’s evening extra special.
If bubble bath is not what your little Valentine is looking to receive—check out our Valentine Soap Duckie. Available in pink or red soap base and boy or girl duckie, these little guys are sure to be a hit for children of all ages.

To be sure that your Valentines soaps or bubble bath arrives in time - be sure to order no later than Tuesday February 12th.