November 17, 2018

I was privileged to be invited to Patty McNally's recent show "In Our City of Roses Love Wins" art show last weekend at Laurelthirst Pub.

The show included Patty's gorgeous Love Wins graphics on posters, t-shirts and stickers as well as a wide assortment of art prints. 


July 11, 2018

I was thrilled to be invited to sell soap at Oregon Cider Week's Midsummer Night Market in June, but a little nervous (this was my first "real" market experience as prior to this, it was only work events).

It was organized by Reverend Nat's Hard Cider in honor of Cider...

October 7, 2017

I am very often asked which of my soaps is my favorite. I never have a good answer -- I love so many of them! (I wouldn't make them if I didn't love them!) 

But now I have a hands-down absolute favorite.

But it's not for sale.

And I can never reproduce it.

Several months a...

May 23, 2016

After running into embarrassingly low inventory for a while, I ramped up production a month or two ago, so I will now have at least a few loaves fully cured every week for a while now... this week, it was Rosemary Lemongrass (one of my all-time faves!) and Garden Party...

May 14, 2016

Newly cured and ready to be labeled and put in the store!


In front, soap scented with rosemary and lemongrass essential oils, sprinkled with some gold mica (for added glitz!) and decorated with sensuous swirls of turquoise, blue velvet and apple green!


A version of th...

May 10, 2016

I'm so proud to announce that Optimistic Soap is now available at Thea's Vintage Living, in NW Portland!


Thea's beautiful shop is one of the best vintage shops in Portland and a fantastic place to find many wonderful treasures!