Friday, April 30, 2010

New 2011 BMW Z4

Chevrolet Suburban 2011

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pretty in Pink - My newest treasury

I'm on a roll! I've created another treasury! This time the theme was "Pretty in Pink". I love the soft prettiest of this treasury :) Click the picture to see all it's loveliness close up.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Forest City Crafters in the Spotlight

Local artists from London Ontario on Etsy.

The Hippy in Me

It's true, I'm just a hippy at heart. This treasury is entitled "Bring out the hippy in me" and was inspired by my love of all things green, eco-friendly and natural. Yes, my style is very gothic inspired, but my beliefs are green, green, green :) Like Kermit said, it's not easy being green!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Flowers: My New Treasury Creation

What do you think of my new creation?
To see it in all it's glory, check out the full size treasury here: Spring Flowers.

2011 Citroen DS

The return of the DS is one of the more anticipated events at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, where the manufacturer Citroën is planning a slew of DS cars, mainly to rival the Audi.
The release of the 2011 Citroen DS is in line with the company’s 90th anniversary celebration this month.

The DS brings back memories way back 1950 when the name was first used until the 1970’s. The DS3 is set to be unveiled by early 2010, roomier that the C4, it’s a mix of a sedan and a hatchback. Direct rivals in style and class are the Audi A3 and the Alfa Romeo 149. Then here comes the DS4, a bit bigger than the DS3, after which the launch of the DS5 set against luxury vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz E-class, BMW 5 Series and the A6/ A7 Audi.

This sets the stage for the company’s push to become a French luxury brand by utilizing its experience of 90 years of quality, excellence and innovation in the car manufacturing industry. And as the demand for smaller cars arises Citroën is poised to establish itself as “want” rather than “need” item, making it a must have accessory for the select few

Sunday, April 25, 2010

KIA Cadenza 2011

This new sedan is designed to meet customer needs in a safe luxury car, can provide emotional satisfaction by presenting an ideal driving conditions. “New CADENZA continuing evolution of KIA in applying design that combines harmoniously with the lighting (light) and lines (lines). This sedan also represents a new concept in luxury sedans on the aspects of performance and technology, “said Director of the Overseas Marketing Group Kia Motors Corporation, Soon-Nam Lee.

2011 BMW 6 Series

The 2011 BMW 6 Series model will hit the market by the end of 2010 model year as 2011 model vehicle. Similar to the present model, the next generation model will also be designed and produced based on the 5 series model. It will share most of the mechanical and technological features from the 5 series version.

Patchouli Olive Oil Soap Handmade with Essential Oil for Problem Skin

This Patchouli Olive Oil Soap is handmade with "dark patchouli essential oil". Patchouli is a warm and earthy aroma. Patchouli is known for being helpful for skin irritations, acne, and other skin imperfections. Since this soap is packed with patchouli, it's great for anyone looking to calm down problem skin. If this sounds like the soap your skin is longing for, head over to Batty's Bath on Etsy to pamper yourself with a bar.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pecan Pie Olive Oil Handmade Soap - New Release

Mmm! This handmade olive oil soap smells like pecan pie filled with toasted pecans, hazelnuts, buttery brown sugar, sweet coconut, vanilla toffee with a flaky pie crust! This soap is for you if you love skin loving ingredients like olive oil and vegetable glycerin plus warm delicious scents! To get all lots of yummy goodies (like Pecan Pie Olive Oil Soap) without the calories, head over to Batty's Bath on Etsy.

Friday, April 23, 2010

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Picture of 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STISubaru unveiled the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Motor Show in New York today. For the first time, the WRX STI will be offered in two versions of the chassis, a five-door and four-door comes with a new design, along with a modified suspension and a 18 "wheels for better control.

The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI greatest changes are made abroad. On the front bumper gets a more stylish and larger headlights and fog obscured, a front spoiler with three levels of styling, a redesigned grille and a redesigned spoiler. The exterior has a termination package thanks to new side skirts.

Strawberry Rhubarb Olive Oil Handmade Vegan Soap

Mmm! I can't get enough of this summery, sweet soap! I have a bar in my shower, a mini bar by the bathroom sink, and another mini bar in our kitchen! This scent is so uplifting and delicious I could honestly just sit and smell it for hours! So naturally, this Strawberry Rhubarb Olive Oil Soap has made it into my new list: Batty's Top 10 Picks!

This new summer inspired olive oil soap smells like a blend of sweet, juicy strawberries, red raspberries, and tart, crisp rhubarb. Every scent that screams "sweet summer memories" to me! I know it's not summer yet, but my shower & sweet smelling skin sure thinks it is :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Awakening Joy

"The supreme art of the teacher is to awaken joy."
--Albert Einstein

Look for my upcoming summer classes for kids at
Laguna Gloria Art School.

Type in my name, S'zanne Reynolds, to find all my classes.

Earth Day Soapy Celebrations!

Celebrate Earth Day with eco-friendly packaging and biodegradable bath and body goodies! Spoil yourself & save the earth by heading over to Batty's Bath on Etsy. Not only is it a great way to celebrate Earth Day, you'll also be supporting the handmade movement - AND you'll be saving $1 off each item if you say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" in the note to seller during check out (see shop announcement for details).

Bubble Gum Handmade Lip Balm: Brings Back Fruity Chewy Fun!

Lighten up and embrace your inner child with sweet, juicy, fruity & delicious double bubblegum handmade lip balm! It's one of the newest products in my handmade bath and body soap and has been a real hit!

Not only is this a fun fruity flavor, the lip balm is highly moisturizing to condition and nourish your lips! Moisture rich lips look young and healthy so you'll enjoy the youthful flavor of bubblegum and you'll swear your lips are looking years younger too :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Batty's Bath Craft Show Event Picture

For those of you who missed out, here's a picture of my table at the craft show that Christian Community School in St. Thomas held on April 17, 2010. I had a great time and loved meeting some online customers in person as well as seeing several repeat buyers :)

Lilacs & Lilies Shea Butter Handmade Vegan Soap

If you love floral scents, Lilacs & Lilies Shea Butter Soap is for you! This soap smells like a fresh floral bouquet of lilac & lilies. The heart of the fragrance is melody of jasmine, rose and lavender with a gentle lingering musk base. This delightfully uplighting spring fragrance combined with the skin loving benefits of Batty's Shea Butter Soap will help you welcome the warm weather with an extra "spring" in your step ;)

Can You Guess What I'm Up To Next?

I'm currently working on several new product lines. If you've been following my Twitter account or Facebook Fan Page you may have noticed a post or two about a few of the things that are "in the works". I'm really excited about all the projects I'm working on and can't wait to release them in my Etsy shop over the next few months.

Since I've shared some secrets with my twitter followers and my facebook fans, I can't leave my blog followers out! I'll give you guys a hint that I haven't shared with anyone else about what I'm working on. Your hint.. which is a pretty obvious one I might add, is the pictures. ;)

The top picture is Sassy and Noel. The bottom picture is Princess (and Drew's arms lol). These are my beloved fur babies :) You can read about each of their stories at my flickr account.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I hold a monthly "Paint pARTy" at my north Austin studio....and twice monthly at Cafe Monet. It's a laid back social event for any one who wants to get their creativity on and hang out with other artistic types.

Whether you've never picked up a brush or you paint all the time, you'll learn something new and impress your friends with your paintings. Most of all, you'll have a great time!

BYO drinks and snacks, and I'll provide the art supplies and monthly follow-along-projects. Check here on my blog, or at for event hours.

Cost: $35, pre-pay to reserve your seat.

To be added to my "Paint pARTy" E-Vite List, send me an email.

"Monet & Merlot" at Cafe Monet

Never painted? No problem!
Come get your creativity on!

Local artist, S'zanne, will make you feel
like you were "born to paint"
with our Monet & Merlot classes.

As it's Dog Appreciation and
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month
we are proud to kick off our Monet & Merlot series
focusing on our canine companions:

Bring a photo of your dog,
and you'll paint your "best friend" in two hours on canvas.
No bones about it!
(Don't have a dog? We'll have extra images...or,
bring a photo of your bird, cat, etc.)

BYO drinks, snacks and friends-- and we'll provide the art supplies
and instruction so you can have tons o' fun!

Here's the details:

Cafe Monet- Triangle
4700 W. Guadalupe, Ste. 11, Austin, 78751
next to Mandola's

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $35, includes art supplies
Registration: pre-pay to save your seat by calling Cafe Monet at 512-906-2200


Cafe Monet- Westgate
4477 South Lamar Blvd Ste 560 Austin, TX 78745
Hwy. 290/71 (Ben White Blvd.) & S. Lamar Blvd.,
near Central Market South

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $35, includes art supplies
Registration: pre-pay to save your seat, by calling Cafe Monet at 512-892-3200

Happy Birthday to Me Mega Soap Sale!

And now for the sale you've been waiting for!

My birthday is on Saturday so let's celebrate!
From now until the end of Saturday, I'll refund $1 for every item you purchase from my shop when you say "happy birthday" in the note to seller during check out.

Refunds will be processed via PayPal after payment is received.

Stock up and save while you can :)

Sunday May 2nd Edelweiss Restaurant Craft Show

Click for a closer look :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Little Helper

My Little Helper, originally uploaded by She's Batty.

... doesn't she remind you of "Santa's Little Helper" from the Simpsons? haha.

This picture was taken yesterday while I was working on add some new listings to my bath & body shop on Etsy. She looks like she wants to help but don't be fooled... she rolled on me and my laptop right after I took this picture! lol.

Beautiful Handmade Soap Treasury on Etsy

My Lilac & Lilies Shea Butter Handmade Soap was featured in this Beautiful Handmade Soap Treasury on Etsy! It was made in the new "Treasury East" feature on Etsy which has JUST been released! Treasury East is so exciting because any Etsy member can make Treasuries at ANY time and they NEVER expire!!! For those of you who aren't in the know, previous to this release, you had to fight to get a treasury and then they would expire in a few days. This is definitely an exciting addition to Etsy :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

This Weekend & Beyond

Hey Everyone!

Just a quick update....

1 - Craft Show in St. Thomas.
I'll be at Community Christmas School tomorrow (April 17th) from 9am to noon along with 30 other vendors. Hope to see you there!

2 - Product Suggestions.
I'm currently putting together a production list for May. Send in your "wish list" items that you'd like to see offered by Batty's Bath in the future. I'll put as many as possible on the production list!

3 - Sniff & Shop.
I'm still taking bookings for "Sniff & Shop" home shows. I have one Sat (the 15th) open in May and three Sundays (16th, 23rd, 30th). If you are interested in hosting a show on one of these days please send me an email: If you'd rather book on in June contact me soon as well because those dates are filling up quickly too!

4 - Secret Sales
I have a few secret sales planned but you'll need to be on the mailing list to hear about them! To join the mailing list send an email to

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Saturday Evening Art Show, 6-8pm

Iris Pools, 8x10" pastel, $325

St. David's

Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility

"Amore" -- A Fine Art Exhibition
January 18 - April 30, 2010

Saturday, April 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

12200 Renfert Way, Ste. 100, Level 2,
Austin, TX 78758
(Parmer Lane exit off Mopac)

Painting Party this Friday

Cezanne's Shiraz: Art Party Fundraiser
for Austin Dog Alliance

DATE: Friday, April 16
TIME: 6-9 p.m.
LOCATION: Cafe Monet Westgate in Austin
4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste 560

ADMISSION:$30 at the door

We've all gone to the dogs! Austin Dog Alliance needs our help raising funds to keep doing the amazing work they do with rescued K9s and disabled children and many other great community programs.

You can help! For $30 you can paint a pair of wine glasses to donate to their Silent Art Auction (June 24). Then paint another pair of wine glasses to take home with you! And, you can also paint on pottery provided by Cafe Monet for a 20% discount of their regular prices...just for us!

But the best part of the evening is kicking back and meeting other come on by any time between 6-9 pm. BYO drinks and your favorite snacks...and we'll provide the art supplies and wine glasses. (Pottery is extra, so bring your cash or checkbook.)

I look forward to seeing you there!


The Austin Dog Alliance is a rescue organization dedicated to finding "forever homes" for dogs in shelters as well as a service-oriented organization committed to making a difference in the lives of people in the Austin area.

The evening's proceeds benefit their various programs: K9 rescue, adoption & therapy, as well as K9-Kids programs for special needs, autistic, deaf and at risk youth. To learn more about their mission and programs visit:

Cafe Monet is generously sponsoring this project for us!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Surprise Sale!

It's time for a surprise sale!!!!

Before 6am EST, make a purchase in my Etsy shop of $10 or more before shipping and I'll send you a free lip balm of your choice! Just tell me which lip balm you would like in the note to seller :)

Magazine Promo Picture

Magazine Promo Picture, originally uploaded by She's Batty.

I'm being featured in an upcoming issue of the alumnae magazine for Brescia University College. This is a promo pic for the feature of me and some of my soapy creations. What do you think? Not bad for a 10 minute shoot eh? lol.

Batty's Facial Skin Care Regiment for a Clean Clear Complexion

Have you heard of Patchouli Essential Oil? If not, today is your lucky day! If you've had problem with breakouts since you were a teenager like me.. and tried a 101 different creams and lotions to try to keep your skin under control with little success... I just might become your new "BFF" after you try my Patchouli Facial Moisturizer! It's handmade especially for sensitive and problem skin. Most people with acne have skin that will react and break out to a number of different things - everything from changing soap, to not moisturizing enough, to getting too sun.. and the list goes on and on. I have sensitive skin that will break out at the drop of a hat but since switch to handmade shea butter soap and using my Patchouli Facial Moisturizer my skin has looked the best it has in over 20 years! .. for those of you who are counting, that would be since I was 8 years old!

Patchouli Essential Oil is known for it's unique ability to combat skin irritations, acne and inflammation which is exactly why I use it in my facial moisturizer. If you've tried everything else and are close to loosing hope about ever having smooth, clear skin, please try my skin care regiment for problem skin: before bed, wash with Shea Butter Facial Soap and then apply my Patchouli Facial Moisturizer. I saw results the very next morning and I couldn't have been happier! As I predicted, with the right blend of skin loving ingredients, my face felt clean, hydrated and finally stopped breaking out!

If saying goodbye to problem skin doesn't make Monday a little bit easier to deal with, I don't know what will! haha. Have a great week everyone!

Screen Cap of My Stall at the Online Handmade Market Website

Tempting Raspberry and Coconut Handmade Glycerin Soap

Batty's at it again - creating more tempting treats that make you want to send an extra long time in the shower! The lately creation is Raspberry Coconut Handmade Vegan Glycerin Soap! This is a tempting combination of crisp, fresh, juicy raspberries and delicious, sweet, creamy coconuts!

Do you skin and sense of smell some good by heading over to Batty's Bath online shop and snagging a bar of handmade soap for yourself, or treat someone special to the gift of handmade!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another Successful Sniff & Shop Open House Party!

This weekend we had another successful Sniff & Shop Open House Party! Thank you so much to Carey for hosting the party and everyone come over for some good clean fun! :)

At the end of the party, Carey walked away with $20 worth of free Batty's Bath products plus her and her guests walked away with a couple freebies!

It was great getting to know Carey better with the "meet the host" game, and what could be better than spending the afternoon giggling and chit chatting with a bunch of awesome girls?!

Thanks everyone for the awesome time! If you'd like to book your own Sniff & Shop party, check out this link for more information.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Orange Chocolate Truffles and No Calories!

There's a new tasty treat in the Batty's Bath Etsy shop!
Enjoy this uniquely intense combo of decadent orange
blossom and creamy, mouth-watering milk chocolate
in a handmade lip balm! Mmm!

Get your own tube of this calorie free treat in my Etsy shop!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Batty's Answer to The Etsy Forum Question: How Do You Get Sales?

battysbath says: I spend a lot of time in 3 different areas (outside of creating that is)

1 - promoting/networking/chatting/advertising - i use facebook, twitter, plurk, thumblr, blogger, flickr, stumble upon, project wonderful, yammi, craft juice, craft gawker, mailing list, etsy forums, and a few off etsy forums

2 - tweaking! i'm consistently tweaking my tags, photos, and descriptions. this involves researching SEO, retaking pictures, and looking up keywords in google analytics

3 - offline - i learned from my first etsy shop that putting all your eggs in the etsy basket isn't always the best idea. i'm working on booking a craft show or home show each and every weekend. right now i have almost every weekend for the next 9 weeks booked.

.. i hope that helps :)

(originally answered in this forum post)

A Skin Loving Handmade Soap for Your Favorite Man

When you're looking around for skin loving products, don't forget about the men in your life! If they are mine my fiance, my handmade soap will have them singing in the shower! Yup, that's right ladies - he actually SINGS in the shower now and it turns out he's a pretty good singer lol!

So what bar of soap will have your man running to the shower more often? Why it's my "Man Musk Handmade Vegan Glycerin Soap Bar"! This bar is a great way to introduce your guy to handmade soap if he's never tried it before. This bar is scented with a very masculine musky fragrance that makes those smell boys smell oh so good!

Head over to my Batty's Bath Etsy shop to pick up a Man Musk soap bar for your man and don't forget to get something for yourself too :)

Handmade Lip Balm for a Year: In Time for Mother's Day Shopping

The Batty’s Bath Monthly Surprise Lip Balm Club makes a great gift for all the handmade lip balm lovers in your life! There’s nothing better than spoiling the ones you love with high quality handmade goods!

Here's what happens when you purchase a subscription to the monthly surprise lip balm club: Each month for a year a new nourishing lip balm will be sent to you so each month you can enjoy a new delightful flavor! It’s a great way to treat yourself or someone special with something practical and pampering!

To get your own surprise lip balm club subscription, head over to my Batty's Bath Etsy shop

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New to the Shop: Pumpkin Patch Whipped Soap/Shaving Vegan Soap

handmade whipped shaving luxury cream soap: pumpkin patchMmm, this "pumpkin patch" scent is warm and inviting. It's a delicious blend of pumpkins and the perfect mix of spices. You'll be licking your lips for pumpkin pie after smelling this handmade whipped soap!

Not only does this soap smell good, but it's a true handmade luxury! It's smooth, creamy, thick and has a wonderful fluffy icing-like texture. This handmade delight is vegan and does not contain any harmful chemicals or cleansers - only mild, local, high quality ingredients here!

You can pick up your own jar of whipped soap in my handmade soap shop.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pear Fantacy Handmade Shea Butter Soap

Gift Handmade Shea Butter Soap Pear Fantasy: Handmade Soap CanadaA new soap in the Bitty Batty collection has been added to my handmade soap shop - Pear Fantasy! This decadent blend of sweet ripe pears, cool melons and crisp apples is a great way to welcome spring, especially if you're looking for handmade guest soap!

The Bitty Batty Soap Line is small soap for small hands but also makes great guest soap. Each soap contains skin loving ingredients like nourishing shea butter, which acts as a great moisturizer for the skin.

We Have a Winner for the Twitter Contest!

Congrats to Susan aka @grumpy1970! She's won a years worth of handmade lip balm from Batty's Bath in the Twitter RT contest!

Did you enter and didn't win? Don't fear! Do you like handmade olive oil soap? Or maybe handmade glycerin soap or handmade shea butter soap is your fav? Or maybe you've never even gotten the chance to find out about the skin loving properties of handmade soap for yourself (you poor poor thing!)..... don't stress, I still have another contest on the go until May 1, 2010! Head over to this blog post to find out how to enter!