By now, you’re probably no longer wondering where I am, because you’ve given up on updates. I don’t blame you. It’s been … odd, to say the least.
The store has been bumping (read on for a goodie, by the way) and I’ve been lost in oils and creations and shipping and, more than anything at all, learning about the “new way” of looking at the world and our place in it.
Have you ever just said to yourself, “What’s the right way? The right thing to do next?” And then you know you can’t move again until you have that answer? That’s where I’m at now. Sort of. Only a little more blissful and boring than that.
If you’re curious, if you’ve wondered where I’ve been – in the blog world, in the real world, and in my inside world – I invite you to tune into a chat I’m having today with my dearest friend and soul sister, Jenny B. Bones on her new Blog Talk Radio Cast “Transition Radio.”
I have no idea what we’re going to talk about. We haven’t discussed it. It will be as much of a surprise for me as it will be for you. It could be about natural beauty, it could be about authentic living, or it could be holes in the toes of our socks.
Whatever it will be, it will be perfect.
Though I do hope we uncover exactly why I’ve withdrawn from the blog world in such a haphazard manner. I’d love to get to the bottom of THAT one.
The show starts at 1:00 MST (my standard time, heh) or 3:00 EST. If you can’t tune in to hear it live, you can always listen to it later from that same link. Isn’t the internet neat-o?
I’m not going to pretend I’m not a little nervous. My mouth gets me into eyeball-rolling trouble sometimes. If only it came with a backspace key.
Now. On to the fun weekend stuff!
Need Super Natural, Handmade Gifts for Your Friends and Family? Save 20% at Crunchy Betty’s Natural Market
I really questioned whether or not it was a good idea to run a coupon code for the “sales” days coming up here, mainly because we’ve been so busy with orders already, we have a hard time keeping up with it. (Believe me, my loves, I am NOT complaining.)
However, it IS the holiday season and I DO want as many of you as possible to give your friends, loved ones, and family members handmade gifts (even if they’re not handmade by you), so please, please use this coupon code before it expires. (And, if you don’t want to buy anything handmade from me, that’s okay. Just PLEASE peruse Etsy or other places this weekend for more sales from conscious small businesses. SO many amazing deals to be had.)
So … SAVE 20% today through Saturday at Crunchy Betty’s Natural Market. USE COUPON CODE GRATITUDE to save some dinero and give the gift of natural loveliness this holiday season (or just give it to yourself, doggone it). PLEASE read below for an important note about applying the coupon code (sometime Etsy’s a bugger to make sense of when it comes to coupon codes).
PLEASE NOTE: I will be posting a new product – a moisturizing oil created with acne and oily skin in mind that I’ve been perfecting for months – tomorrow or Thursday/Thanksgiving at some point. So if that’s something you want, WAIT UNTIL IT IS UP THERE to order.
Things also get a little confusing on checkout sometimes, so – this is important – if you want to use the coupon code (and I’m assuming you do), you have to enter the coupon code at checkout using the little text link that says “Apply Coupon Shop Code.” It is located under the “How you’ll pay” card selections where the photos of all the credit cards are. It is a text link. You must click on this and enter the code there.
I cannot stress this enough. You MUST enter the code there.
No discounts will be given after you’ve hit that payment key. Your one and only chance to save 20% exists in that moment in which you click on the link that says “Apply shop coupon code.”
If you’re not sure what to buy, I suggest you check out the feedback some amazingly lovely buyers have left in the Crunchy Betty Natural Market feedback page. That might help you weed down what you want to give to others and what you want to give to yourself. (Personally, I recommend buying it for yourself, and then using the recipe that comes with to MAKE it for others!)
The coupon is just our way of saying thank you to all of you for being patient with me through this transitional period, and to say thank you for being SO amazingly willing to experiment with your new-found love for natural products and the quirky crunchy life that comes with.
(Please keep in mind, as well, that we are a very small, 100% handmade business with two people working constantly. Our product supply is limited, as is our time and (ahem) sanity. When we run out, we run out for a while. Just … please be gentle and keep in mind that we’re not, you know, Amazon or Wal-Mart. Thank goodness. : )
With that said …
I know we’re not nearly all caught up, but Reality willing, we will be soon.
Honestly, I have no real plans for Thanksgiving, other than being thankful (which makes it kinda like every other day). It’ll just be a quiet, small family day with no real menu planned – just preparedness to joyously create, carefully package, and prepare to ship out tons of handmade goodies from Crunchy Betty’s Natural Market.
Would it be okay if I lived through you – you with your feasts and your meals created through hours of care and love and salt and gravy?
What are YOU planning to do for your holiday meal? Have you found any scrumptious new off-the-wall holiday recipes you’re itching to try? Please share!
yay! synchronicities at work!!! I am so in love with my previous purchases from you, and have very much been wanting to try the kokomo deodorant, but unfortunately I have been on disability (broken foot + nurse do not = ability to work or gain normal income), and with an unemployed husband (who just started a new job on Monday, YAY!), i haven’t been able to justify anything that isn’t imperative– no wonderful deodorant for me 🙁 I was just thinking on Sunday how cool it would be if you offered another coupon code… lo and behold I hop on for my daily crunchy betty check Wednesday and there is one! that plus hubby working again means justafiability for ordering! yay happy coincidences! thank you so much for offering another discount!! (I remembered to enter the coupon code this time as well) 🙂
I went vegan a few months ago and this will be my first vegan thanksgiving. I made an unturkey too. I have no idea what that will be like, but I know the sides are great at least.
pardon a turkey, go vegetarian!
I’m Canadian so I’ll tell you about the stuffing I had been most excited to try. It was a bacon apple stuffing, a recipe of my own concocting. I was very pleased with the results and will be tweaking the recipe for our Christmas turkey. I added a grated macintosh apple and two slices cooked and crumbled bacon (we’re a small gathering and our turkey only weighted 8lbs). I know now I can add more of both without overdoing it. Happy Thanksgiving to my American neighbours!
Shelly Marie Baril
Betty I am so glad you are selling some of your creations and I think its so neat that you share the recipes! I will tell you something, because I know you won’t judge me. I just recently stepped off the antiperspirant, deodorant wagon and I am pretty sure I will never get back on. After a bout of itchy, painful armpits from a deodorant I purchased, only because it was PINK and a portion of its proceeds were going to breast cancer research, I tried a crystal that my lovely, French-Canadian, Peace, Love, and Rock-in-Roll mother in law, so nicely gave me on her last visit. Ok, lets get real, I live in Kansas. Home of the humidity rolling down your back. I was a bit leery of using a little crystal to help me not stink! Just to be on the safe side, she also gave me an all-natural, hocus pocus, non-antiperspirant to use that would make me have a little smell-good. Cuz I like to smell good. So, after a few weeks of itchy, drive me crazy armpits, my hubby so nicely suggested I throw that PINK stuff away. I was convinced to try the natural voodoo method, my ever-loving, hippie peace freak, mother-in-law left me. I should have made a commercial. Arm in the air, smelly goo on my pits…AWWW. I heard violins. Seriously the stuff felt cool and calming. So I tried that a day. Worked great, but we are in November. Still a little bit worried about July, but what the hey. Day 2 I said, what the heck…gonna try the crystal. I felt a bit like I had learned a little secret that only the few, wise, hippie-peace loving freaks knew. This stuff really did work! I couldn’t believe it. I still don’t believe it. But, I don’t stink. And that I believe.
All that to say…a huge thank you to you for helping me step out of my box, just a little bit. You started me off with washing my face with honey months ago…now look at me!! I am excited that you are expanding your horizons. You feel like a soul sister to me…really. I mean it. TTFN, from Kansas!
I have cultured cranberry chutney fermenting on my table right now in preparation and two roasted pie pumpkins waiting for their guts to be pureed to make my pie. I’ll bake pumpkin and apple pies today and tomorrow I’m also making roast turkey (and gravy of course), pear stuffing (hubs looooves pears), and cinnamon carrots with maple thyme butter. My parents are coming for dinner and bringing mashed potatoes, sweet potato bake, green bean casserole, and fresh, homemade bread. I love a big, home-cooked meal with family and can’t wait for tomorrow!
I’m so glad you’ve perfected the moisturizing oil for oily, acne-prone skin and will definitely be using the coupon to order some once you post it! Have a great Thanksgiving and don’t work too hard =)
I had no idea you had an etsy store!! Wow, lots of sales. That’s fantastic.I love all this. I have a notebook full of recipes and ideas from here.
Family doesn’t know that everything I am making (other than the turkey, which is provided by someone else) is vegan! So I can’t wait for them to love it all and then me tell them at the end of the meal…oh the sneakiness of it all just makes me squirm with glee!
I love the Kokomo deodorant (I don’t stink at all, not even the next day) and use both the maca and chamomile cleansing grains regularly with glowy results. I just bought my sister’s Christmas gifts with the 20% coupon at the crunchybetty market! Happy Thanksgiving!
Toni Ridge South
You rock! I came to your site to get the link to your Etsy market because I was going to show my mom the deodorant that I’ve been dying to purchase. Then the coupon was a sign that I just need to buy it…so I did. Happy Thanksgiving:)
Homemade chicken soup is on the menu, because Hubby has the flu. We were planning on traveling to spend the weekend with family, but now we aren’t going anywhere. 🙁 I am thankful I am not sick yet. <3
Oh crud…I was really hoping YOU knew what we’d be talking about today. No worries, I have a few burning questions prepared.
And I’m in the same boat with Thanksgiving (most likely, it’ll be grilled cheese or some other such gastronomic comfort) so I’ll be reading the comments here today and trying not to drool.
Break out the crock pot!
Takes maybe 20 mins to load up, you can work all day with wonderful smells, and eat like a king at the end of the day! Easy cooking, easy cleanup!