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Sugar Fixx May 14, 2007

Filed under: Urban Apothecary — Cheri @ 6:20 am

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This is how I came up with the name for a new product launching late this summer.  One of life’s sweetest moments!  This is my daughter, Brooklyn getting a quick sugar fix and a bath.  How’s that for multi-tasking?


Happy Mom’s Day May 13, 2007

Filed under: Urban Apothecary — Cheri @ 3:06 am

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Happy Mother’s Day from Urban Apothecary! Don’t forget to tell your mother how much you love and appreciate her. Celebrate in style and do something extra special to let your mom know how much you care. Often it is the thoughtful, little things that mean the most.

I’ve been busy working with my three year old daughter Brooklyn these past couple of days on a cute craft project to honor my mom, Carol; and something for my mother-in-law, Meri. I’m still working on hers (sorry Meri!). My moms turned out so cute, I just had to share. It’s craft letters that spell MOM (shown is the first M) that I decopaged with scrapbook paper and decorated. I picked my mom’s favorite colors and added lots of bling! I decorated and decorated until nothing else would fit. This is a great inexpensive, but thoughtful gift. It’s one of my all time favorite gifts I’ve given my mom. And as I explained what each element of the design meant, my mom turned all teary eyed- so I know she loved it. Each part of the design has some meaning…

The M features the “World’s Greatest” tag and an embossed MOM and a tag with her birthstone and tied ribbons. On the O I used lots of muti-colored fibers, a bling heart and three metal heart charms (one for each of my daughters) and a “G” which is what all of her grandchildren call her. On the last M, the bottom left has my birthstone and the birthstones and initals of my girls, Brooklyn and Haileigh, then and E for my daughter, Emerson who passed away. Her intial is on the side with a special crystal for every month we shared. I attached a four-leaf clover since one of my girls was born on St. Patrick’s Day. On the bottom right, you can see my sisters birthstone and the initals of her two kids, their birthstones and another four-leaf clover. This one represents my neice who was born at 26 weeks. We are blessed and so very greatful she is healthy and happy. More bling, including some blue to represent my nephew who is the only grandson, and finally a tag that reads “all that i am or hope to be, i owe to my angel mother’. I’m glad it turned out. Now, if only can come up with something for Father’s Day…Ideas anyone?


Old-Fashioned Lemonade May 11, 2007

Filed under: Haute Tub — Cheri @ 5:53 am

Haute Tub
After an usually trying day with my three year old daughter Brooklyn, I was struggling to find peace and quite. We were both tired and cranky on the drive home from her G’s (Grandma’s). Trying to change the subject, I asked if she wanted to take a bath. Of course, she did. I asked if she wanted bubble bath, of course, absolutley she did. Then she paused and asked if she could make her own bubble bath in my ‘laboratory’ (aka the attic). Of course! After asking what she wanted to make she came up with Freshly Squeezed Lemonade. She mixed sparkling lemonade fragrance, a combination of Meyer lemon and 7-Up, colored it bright yellow and demanded to add actual sugar. I was so proud of her!  E#ven though she is a spitting image of her dad,  she takes after her mama too.  I hopped in the bath with my daughter. The water was refreshingly tart and sweet, the perfect scent of lemonade to transport you to childhood. We both emerged happy and couldn’t stop giggling. Lesson learned, when life hands you a stressful day, dip into a warm bath bubbling over with the refreshing scent of old-fashioned lemonade.


Psychic Anyone? May 10, 2007

Filed under: Urban Apothecary — Cheri @ 10:14 am

Yahoo! My husband gave me my Mother’s Day present early. After I begged and pleeded for quite some time, I finally got what I was after. A reading with Char, internationally renowned spiritual-intuitive. Yes, the one that reads the likes of Larry King and Regis Philbin. I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but after my friend Amy had her reading, I wanted to see what she had to say about me. Let’s just say, I’m amazed. She made by day and I feel as if a huge, heavy weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I’m so grateful for this special gift. Thank you, DH!


Perk Alert: Free Lip Gloss

Filed under: Perk Alert — Cheri @ 8:42 am

Urban Apothecary has created a new Lumi-Shine Vitamin Infused Lip Gloss in PETA’s honor. Stark Naked is a beautiful, shimmering nude. Want one?  We bet, but this is something money can’t buy.  Anyone placing an order today will get one free, but supplies are limited, so they may not last long. So place an order and help Urban Apothecary support cruelty-free, kind living. No code needed.


Cruelty-Free Cosmetics May 8, 2007

Filed under: Urban Apothecary — Cheri @ 12:39 pm

We are officially Guaranteed to Be Cruelty-Free.   This month, PETA bestowed the coveted Trail Blazer Award to Urban Apothecary.  What an honor!  You can check out the post on Team Sugar


Try It! 3d Foundation May 7, 2007

Filed under: Try It! — Cheri @ 10:00 am

Urban Apothecary, 3d Foundation
Finding the perfect shade of foundation has never been easier! 3d Foundation combines three harmonious shades of our best-selling Chic Dual Foundation. By transmitting and diffusing light, 3d Foundation refines the skin to a flawless finish when applied dry. When applied wet, its luscious texture provides moisture and a natural, dewy look that lasts all day. Makeup mavens rejoice, everything you need to create an absolutely flawless face in this all-in-one little compact.  Price: $36.00, but you can Try It! for only $18.00 right now!