By the Light of the Moon


“When you support a small business, you support a dream.”

~Unknown

Counting down the days until the grand opening of my store, (January 31st 2019), By the Light of the Moon. (eek!) I create all natural bath products:  bath salts, sugar scrubs and bath bombs. I also create occult items, most essential oil blends right now, incense to be coming soon. I also read tarot.  Building my magickal brand a little bit at a time.

Ingredients have been purchased, product has been made, photos have been taken and labels have been ordered. This is legit happening in my life right now.  My normally organized house has exploded with ingredients and packaging material. My time is no longer my own.

There is still so much to do that it is overwhelming.  Advertising (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) is honestly exhausting, but seemingly effective. (Follow me pretty, pretty please!)  Network groups are helpful and I have learned a ton is a very small amount of time. Basically the key is consistently.  You can’t take a day off or you fall behind. Sleep is something I no longer have time for. I live off of coffee and Redbull. (It really does give you wings… and anxiety)  

I got word from the FDA today that my products meet all the regulations for beauty products so that is a load off of my mind.  I have a feeling that the FDA is not someone I want to mess with…. Like really. Now I know that I (and others) can sit back in the bathtub, relax and enjoy.

I have also realized that you need to be shameless while plugging your own business.  For example: Dear friend, here is a free sample, do you love it? (Why yes I do) ok please leave a review here (send link).  I’m in sales for a living so you think it would come easier to me, but nope. I got this though, it is my passion and I am going to make it work.

Support small businesses, it is the difference between corporate growth and food on the table, and trust me, we appreciate it!  

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Creepers are everywhere.


“Social Media, noun
A term to describe the current state of the Internet and the place where the consumers’ attention is.”


~Gary Vaynerchuk

When online dating, you get your fair share of creepy people.  Those looking for hookups, begging to come over, constant messages, and the holy grail, the unsolicited dick pics.  Seriously. Dudes, just stop. You would think that months of online dating would prepare me for the world of advertising on social media.  Nope. Instagram creepers, bring yuck to a whole new level.

Don’t get me wrong, 99.9% of my followers are amazing, but it is that damn 1% that makes me lose my faith in humanity. Yes, it really is that bad.  Below is a list of my creepy interactions on Instagram for the last two weeks.

Those people who follow you and like every single one of your 350 posts since 2013.  Really? I appreciate the enthusiasm, but who has that kind of time?

The bots! They are the best, and they never go away.  View my webcam here! Click on this link! Free chat! Nope.

This one was great, and I quote (grammar and all). “ I like what I see on your profile and I’ll like you to me my sugar baby.  I have been divorced for 2 years now! Willing to pay $500 weekly.” What exactly am I doing on my profile that would make you think I want a sugar daddy?  Please tell me so I can stop.

Buy my (enter dirty product, service, body, etc here).  No, I don’t want any of that, none of it, you creepy man.

Where do you live? Um… nice try.

Do you want to make money? Well yea, but that is kind of vague.  

This one was the worst.  He said he was deployed overseas with the Army and wanted someone to talk to.  Then, he said he wanted me to be his woman.  Weird.  A few searches and it turns out he was lying.  There is a special place in hell for you sir.

All of this in 14 days… it really is impressive.  Thank you to all of my awesome followers, and to you creepers…. Just stop.

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