I talked earlier about the geo-challenge that was presented to me and how I just couldn’t turn it down. So, even though I was on vacation at the time, I managed (last minute, nonetheless) got my Peace Luv and Travel Bug out on the road. I really didn’t prepare well, as I was planning to take some time while at the beach to get the perfect cache to drop it in and to come up with some snarky, sassy theme for my bug and then talk mad trash about everyone else on their blogs after dropping it off!

Well, as you can tell by my bug and my lack of trash talking, that all of the above just didn’t happen.

Here is what did happen. I ended up running last minute to the store to find something (anything!) to attach to my bug, running crazy to find a non-micro cache to stash it in and then practically threatening murder to get some time to actually get to the cache!

So, my start hasn’t been all that great, but I’m sure this is a perfect beginning for my little hippie bug (as it’s been called by ) to pull in some serious mileage and kick all those other bugs out of the race!


I tweet from Heather over at Home Made Mom that I've been tagged! I typically don't do blog meme's but I'm feeling a little slow this morning and this one seems fun =)


So here are the rules:
Share 7 Random things about yourself. This should be easy....
1. I have a 1/2 sleeve of butterfly and Tiger Lillie tattoos
2. I had a short stint in Roller Derby, I was Roxie Moxie
3. I never wear blush, unless someone else applies it
4. I have terrible TMJ and my biggest fear is having my jaw lock open in some random, public place
5. My family has been a March of Dimes Ambassador Family 2 years in a row
6. I played the flute in school but I always secretly wanted to play the drums
7. I think I'm and artsy-fartsy type trapped in a programmer's body.

Now, to Tag!
1. Mushi I'm Famous In My Own Mind
2. Ogres are like Onions
3. Backpacking Dad
4. Buck Rogers
5. The World According To Chris
6. Snappy Mom
7. Insane Mama

That was fun! And I'll apologize in advance for those of you that I tagged that don't do this kind of thing LOL!

I am a huge supporter of "the little guy", and those that go out to make their own businesses for the right reasons. What are those reasons? To make great products. To give great customer service. To love what you are doing it, why you are doing it and who you are doing it for.

So, with that said, I want to take a moment to share something I just recently found that I actually have fallen in love with! Last Saturday, I went downtown Greenville and found that their Main Street fresh market was going on. I had stopped by the ATM because I realized I had no cash for the parking lot but I really had no intention on buying anything. I browsed through the booths, nothing really catching my eye and I was almost to the end of the row and getting ready to turn back down the street to head to the hair salon when something grabbed my attention!

It was beautifully colored soap, homemade soap. So, I wandered over, not expecting to really like anything because I'm usually let down by pretty soap. It looks pretty but usually doesn't smell all that great. I see a label for "Mint Chocolate" and I pick up the colorful bar and give it a whiff..

Ohmygod, I could just sink my teeth right into this bar of soap and have no regrets! Although, I'm really glad I didn't because I'm positive that no matter how good this bar smelled, it was in no way going to taste good.

The rest of the soap collection was just as heavenly. The girl behind the booth had a pamphlet telling about her soap and the ingredients. That's when I officially found Peace, Love & Soap.

If you are like me, your not going to use this type of soap everyday, although God knows I could! But her soaps are great, they are beautiful and they smell like a fresh piece of deliciousness! And to top it off, you know your supporting handmade, local made, small business!

Check out her blog! All my local folks, check her out at the Market in Greenville on Saturday mornings! You will not be disappointed!