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Featured Seller: Rocky Top Soap Shop

Mar 28, 2011

by RockyTopSoapShop

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Tony and I am the man behind the curtain at Rocky Top Soap Shop. I live in a small town without a traffic light in coastal Maine with my girlfriend Allison (a.k.a. NatureMandalas). Our property is located on a mountaintop dotted with large boulders, pine trees and wild blueberries. I am an avid gardener, enjoy drinking a really hot cup of tea, and spending time with my dogs.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I have been in pursuit of a simple, self-sufficient, handmade life for years. Most of my time outside of the soap shop is spent gardening or planning next season’s garden. I like to think of it as a creative collaboration with nature. I enjoy seed saving, canning, composting, plant propagation, building greenhouses and raised beds…anything to do with providing a self-sufficient, reliable, organic food source.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
“All This On Soap.” It’s a running joke that we have had for several years now. Allow me to tell the abbreviated summation: After convincing Allison’s parents that they needed a puppy that we had rescued, we decided to meet half-way for the drop off, which happened to be an accordion store that was having a successful sale/event. While talking to a young relative of the owner, he looked around him, spread his arms wide and announced proudly, “All this on accordions.” His smile was contagious, and the saying left an indelible mark on the event.

I will forever remember his expressive face and the enormous sense of pride he had. It has always reminded me that if you find something you love, no matter how obscure, and dedicate yourself to it whole-heartedly, success is inevitable.

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Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from nature and time spent in solitude in the Maine landscape.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade means being able to see the maker in his or her creation. Whether it’s a charming imperfection or an emotional response to the work, it’s about receiving more than the physical object from the experience.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
Most of my inspiration comes from gardeners and herbalists — people like Elliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch, Matthew Wood, James Green and Rosemary Gladstar. I admire their deep connection and knowledge of the natural world that surrounds us all.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I think I always knew in my heart that I was a creative person. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-twenties that I began to embrace the idea that I could live a creative, handmade life. Once I came to Maine it all began to make sense.

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How would you describe your creative process?
My creative process is quickly evolving from sporadic, if not erratic, spurts and small explosions to a more structured workflow. I think of my soapmaking in three different stages: brainstorming, research, and production. Brainstorming is constant. It no longer keeps me up at night, but is always moving forward.

Once an idea has started to gel, I begin the research. I enjoy limiting my palette of possibilities to those derived from nature. It’s not much of a limitation when you get down to the nuts and bolts, but it keeps the process focused. If at all possible, I choose combinations that are not only beneficial, but also naturally colorful. Once I have boiled down my ingredients to their simplest combination, it’s off to the soap pots for testing. This is where it all comes together.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Alfred Stieglitz.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
The greenhouse I completed last year.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I have found the best thing for me to do is set my intentions on a positive solution and then step away as quickly as possible. If the weather is good, I’ll go outside and check on the garden, take a walk on the property, take the dogs for a walk down the road, or hang out in the greenhouse for a while to soak up the heat and oxygen-rich air. In the winter, I might head to the kitchen to cook a meal or a batch of cookies. And if nothing seems like the right thing to do, I find sitting peacefully in silence does wonders.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
When I think of the future, I think of the soap shop being in a separate building on the property, surrounded by the farm I have always wanted to build. There will be a couple more greenhouses, raised beds for perennial and annual food crops, larger gardens of medicinal herbs for my soaps and our personal health, a chicken coop with several laying hens, and a little straw bale house at the other end of the property to serve as our personal retreat. Regardless of all these things, I hope that I am happy and healthy, living a simple life with my partner Allison and a menagerie of both domestic and farm animals.

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467 comments

  • ErieStreet

    ErieStreet said 10 years ago

    Great article and congratulations! Love the design of your labels, btw. :)

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 10 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! I would like to see Alfred's studio also. Good luck with your endeavors. Gary

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 10 years ago

    Love your creative process and your packaging! Congrats on the feature.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 10 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 10 years ago

    Congrats! You have a great shop!

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Best wishes for your continued success. p.s. I've admired Allison's photography for quite some time. :)

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 10 years ago

    Cool shop! Congratulations!

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! would love to have one of your soaps:)

  • JulieNolan

    JulieNolan said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I love your shop!!!

  • RPotterStudio

    RPotterStudio said 10 years ago

    Such an admirable seller! Liked this one a bit..will be good to reread and remind ones self of living as such. Congrats!

  • ModernVintageDesigns

    ModernVintageDesigns said 10 years ago

    Great Soaps!

  • ShabbyChicTwo

    ShabbyChicTwo said 10 years ago

    Congrats on your success and I love the fact that you are all about SIMPLE LIFE.....I am too!

  • simplyobjekts

    simplyobjekts said 10 years ago

    love your story! such great inspiration.

  • KDemARTe

    KDemARTe said 10 years ago

    Congratulations & thanks for sharing your inspirational story!

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap said 10 years ago

    Fabulous interview! Congrats, Tony!

  • RicochetShop

    RicochetShop said 10 years ago

    Very inspirational! Best wishes for continued success!

  • GemOracle

    GemOracle said 10 years ago

    Love all of the original types of soap you make. I bet they are great for the skin. Congratulations on your feature.

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 10 years ago

    Oh wonderful. I love the simplicity! Congratulations on the feature Tony :-)

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 10 years ago

    Great Interview! Keep sharing your handmade self-sufficient way of life, it's going to change the world! Congratulations on being an Etsy Featured Seller!

  • lapisbeach

    lapisbeach said 10 years ago

    Fabulous- congrats on the feature! Love the interview!

  • heartsandbows494

    heartsandbows494 said 10 years ago

    I truly enjoyed reading your story! Congratulations on being featured, all the best!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 10 years ago

    Great article, was lovely to read about your life in Maine - hope you find success with your shop!

  • thisfineday

    thisfineday said 10 years ago

    I would also love to live a simple and self-sufficient life...just need to get my husband on board! Your life sounds lovely and your shop is very organized and clean looking...good interview!

  • stinkybomb

    stinkybomb said 10 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps said 10 years ago

    I've long admired your natural and rustic soap. You can tell that a lot of thought and love has gone into each batch. Enjoyed reading your interview and love your photographs. Congrats!!

  • TikaCeramics

    TikaCeramics said 10 years ago

    Your story is such an inspiration for many Etsyans! Congratulations!

  • makerandmaker

    makerandmaker said 10 years ago

    One of my true true favorites!

  • TikaCeramics

    TikaCeramics said 10 years ago

    And love your simple way of life!

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 10 years ago

    Looooooove love love these soaps!!! My sister gave me some for Christmas and I adore it! Looking forward to getting more! Would love to see your studio and garden sometime! Yay Maine!

  • betsylou

    betsylou said 10 years ago

    I love the colors - straight from nature.

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 10 years ago

    Love your story, and can relate to how you described your creative process~ wishing you much continued success!

  • TheDoorStop

    TheDoorStop said 10 years ago

    What an inspiring interview! "All this on soap" - so true and refreshing! So glad I took the time to read your feature! Congrats - I wish you & your girlfriend many, many sales from this! :)

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 10 years ago

    Awesome interview! Congrats on being the FS. Love the look of your shop!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 10 years ago

    Another boyfriend and girlfriend story! Love this. Your process is amazing. Love the way it looks! Looks good enough to eat!

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 10 years ago

    Congratulation. Great Article.

  • HanaMauiCreations

    HanaMauiCreations said 10 years ago

    Really enjoyed this article, loving the handmade way of life!

  • MaidOfClay

    MaidOfClay said 10 years ago

    I was so glad to find a seller that made Rose Hip soap- there's not that many that do. I love these soaps and use them everyday!! Congratulations on being featured - it's well deserved.

  • Kankou

    Kankou said 10 years ago

    Really love your products -came across them before. The interview is a nice interesting read also!

  • ivoryAndOrange

    ivoryAndOrange said 10 years ago

    I live your definition of handmade and charming imprefections. Your style is simple and stunning. Congratulations!

  • NecessiTees

    NecessiTees said 10 years ago

    Very nice products and a great article. PLUS I have a new favorite phrase .... "All this on...." Priceless!

  • jenfer

    jenfer said 10 years ago

    Congrats! Very nice interview. :)

  • AppalachianJoinery

    AppalachianJoinery said 10 years ago

    Great job keeping it simple! from one craftsman to another.

  • TheVintageParlor

    TheVintageParlor said 10 years ago

    What a great outlook on life. Couldn't agree more. And your soaps are top-notch!

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 10 years ago

    Nice to see some rugged manly soaps! I love that they are inspired by nature. Best wishes for continued success!

  • birdinsea

    birdinsea said 10 years ago

    Love the interview, your simple life, your shop, and your beard!!

  • clamlab

    clamlab said 10 years ago

    Great feature! Keep on living the dream :)

  • maisonelevenses

    maisonelevenses said 10 years ago

    It sounds a wonderful and peaceful life perfect for creativity! Congrats on being featured!

  • NeedlesnPinsStichery

    NeedlesnPinsStichery said 10 years ago

    Great article. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • shannonvall

    shannonvall said 10 years ago

    Best of luck to you, Tony!

  • fieldguided

    fieldguided said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on this feature, Tony! I love your soaps!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 10 years ago

    Hooray, so great to see Tony featured here. We LOVE his soap!!

  • lagitanachicana

    lagitanachicana said 10 years ago

    A dreamy life! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 10 years ago

    I am a teen tiedyer who also dreams alot. I am just beginning my business, so I take special interest in how businesses develop. So far, I still find it difficult to make people pay for my work... it doesn't seem right to charge for something I find so enjoyable. :-) Your article and photos have inspired me to put some effort into the packaging and display of my products. Thanks for letting me learn from you! Briar Kathleen Rose B.

  • UrthForged

    UrthForged said 10 years ago

    What a lovely, peaceful life! And I have been looking for a new soap and shampoo bar shop to try out... = )

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 10 years ago

    congrats! great shop!

  • fantasyfloorplans

    fantasyfloorplans said 10 years ago

    Interesting story.

  • itsmolly

    itsmolly said 10 years ago

    Wow, I love this inspiring article. Double YAY! Your product presentation is unique. Thanks for sharing! ~Molly (prefers handmade to machine made)

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 10 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on the feature!

  • TableTopJewels

    TableTopJewels said 10 years ago

    An idyllic life..thank you for sharing it. I will try your product!

  • PurpleBlossomStudio

    PurpleBlossomStudio said 10 years ago

    You remind me so much of my husband! Great feature, and best of luck!

  • thetarnishedhalo

    thetarnishedhalo said 10 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!!! :)

  • whphotography

    whphotography said 10 years ago

    I love creative collaborations with nature! Gorgeous and rustic shop. Congratulations! xo, WHP

  • SouthPawBeads

    SouthPawBeads said 10 years ago

    great packaging! congrats on the feature :)

  • choisette

    choisette said 10 years ago

    he makes soap, likes dogs, and drops the name alfred stieglitz in casual conversation. presenting the perfect man.

  • OldTimePickers

    OldTimePickers said 10 years ago

    Congrats on your success!

  • VioletRose1930

    VioletRose1930 said 10 years ago

    Sounds like a " Wonderful Life". Best wishes. and I am gonna have to try out your soaps regards margie

  • bidesign

    bidesign said 10 years ago

    great soaps. love them very much.

  • HAVALAVA

    HAVALAVA said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the breath of fresh air! I'm inspired. Congrats on your feature.

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 10 years ago

    It sounds like you and Allison have a wonderful and simple life. You're lucky to live in such a beautiful state. Congrats on being featured!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 10 years ago

    congratulations. i admire your process and the way you are striving for a more earth-centered way of life. good luck!

  • AntoinetteDesign

    AntoinetteDesign said 10 years ago

    So inspired after reading this! Congrats to you, your outlook and your success!

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages said 10 years ago

    great article i admire your ideals ... to bad there wasnt a picture of the cabin or greenhouse i would have loved to see them :)

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 10 years ago

    I love soaps. Congrats on being a feature seller!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 10 years ago

    Very cool products - especially love the packaging! congrats!

  • Mikono

    Mikono said 10 years ago

    "Handmade means being able to see the maker in his or her creation. Whether it’s a charming imperfection or an emotional response to the work, it’s about receiving more than the physical object from the experience." Love this.

  • paperandwhimsy

    paperandwhimsy said 10 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your feature & also love the sound of your life style in Maine! If our society as a whole could once again embrace this more "simple" way of life we would probably be a whole lot happier & healthier too!! Congrats! Your soaps look yummy!! :)

  • GingersGirl

    GingersGirl said 10 years ago

    "All This On Soap" -- LOVE it!! The accordion shop story is a one I will remember from now on - thanks for sharing it - I hope your time as Featured Seller is everything you are dreaming of.

  • Silverygit

    Silverygit said 10 years ago

    Your soaps make me happy, as I have told you it cured my dry skin problems and your dedication to soap making is truly admirable, as a satisfied and overwhelmed customer myself, I am proud to see you featured as you deserve much more attention with your amazing soaps! Thank you for making these and I feel lucky that you, sir, decided to make the Yarrow soap again. Back to the roots would be a good way to define your shop, simple and effective recipes that actually work and helps the skin feel better! Congratulations :)

  • TatteredMare

    TatteredMare said 10 years ago

    Wow. I'll bet your place smells AMAZING!

  • sweetpeatoadtots

    sweetpeatoadtots said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! You are very inspiring. "Our property is located on a mountaintop dotted with large boulders, pine trees and wild blueberries.." -HEAVEN! I can only imagine the views. Again, congrats!

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 10 years ago

    You are living a meaningful life. I admire you! Much success to you and Allison!

  • POPBandit

    POPBandit said 10 years ago

    Beautiful!! Very nice stuff. I'm excited to order some!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 10 years ago

    Very interesting interview. Love the titles of your soaps -- I have to get my husband some manly man soaps for Father's Day! :)

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 10 years ago

    great product great shop better attiutude!

  • edenbody

    edenbody said 10 years ago

    Wow congrats! Lots of creativity in Maine!

  • baabaamoo

    baabaamoo said 10 years ago

    Inspiring interview--hope your ten-year dream happens. From another mid-coast Mainer.

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 10 years ago

    Great story. I found it inspiring and longing to come to Maine.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 10 years ago

    Congrats! You are living the simple life many envy. Your creative soap making is awesome!

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 10 years ago

    awesome. just plain awesome. :) I'm headed toward that sort of lifestyle, myself!

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 10 years ago

    Very cool . I love the names of the soap and the way you package it .

  • modernbird

    modernbird said 10 years ago

    Tony, I found your interview hugely inspiring & especially loved the way you recounted your meet up at the accordion shop and how the moment has stuck with you. Thanks for sharing, Laura

  • HouseHoldWords

    HouseHoldWords said 10 years ago

    Great article!

  • gallery32

    gallery32 said 10 years ago

    I like the simplicity and organic nature of your packaging. I have been to Maine and it is a truly magical, inspired place. Thanks for sharing your story :) Trina

  • PaperBoxStudio

    PaperBoxStudio said 10 years ago

    I love the simplicity of your soaps and the natural look of the marketing. Congrats on being featured!

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 10 years ago

    great shop and feature! Congrats!

  • RadFem

    RadFem said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! One of the best shops on Etsy!

  • sweetbellacards

    sweetbellacards said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! What a great shop! :)

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 10 years ago

    Congrats! Your shop and product design is very inviting.

  • TheMarulaTreeSoapCo

    TheMarulaTreeSoapCo said 10 years ago

    Congrats! I SO admire your work and your beautiful soaps and how you present them. Love it!

  • gnatnbee

    gnatnbee said 10 years ago

    Im so happy to see you as a featured seller! I love how you give praise to so many worthy ingredients, creating very specialized bars of soap. Your simplicity is very admirable, others in the cosmetics industry need to get the clue. Thank you for sharing with the world. Natalie

  • thepinkswan

    thepinkswan said 10 years ago

    This is awesome! I love gardening myself so I think it's so great that you are living sustainably and having such a beautiful earth loving business!

  • TidbitsOfColor

    TidbitsOfColor said 10 years ago

    Congrats on a fellow Mainer as featured seller!

  • SpringwoodSoaps

    SpringwoodSoaps said 10 years ago

    Great feature! Congrats on the interview :0)

  • quiltsbykandy

    quiltsbykandy said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on your amazing success!!! Kandy

  • AccentsandPetals

    AccentsandPetals said 10 years ago

    Congratulations. I enjoyed reading your story

  • SweetBauerKnits

    SweetBauerKnits said 10 years ago

    Thank you for the very inspirational story. Happy gardening season!

  • queenbeehoney

    queenbeehoney said 10 years ago

    Inspiring! Great article and I love your soap themes:)

  • swanmountainsoaps

    swanmountainsoaps said 10 years ago

    "Handmade means being able to see the maker in his or her creation." Now that's the best definition I've heard yet! Congratulations to you on being FS! You sure deserve it. Remember to breathe! =]

  • EwenMe

    EwenMe said 10 years ago

    Great article. Enjoyed reading about your soap business.

  • CarriesCustomDesigns

    CarriesCustomDesigns said 10 years ago

    Flat out awesome! Best of luck and congratulations on the article!

  • rosebudoriginals

    rosebudoriginals said 10 years ago

    Very nice article. What a great life you have been blessed with. Love the picture of the soaps--looks like an artists palette of paints. Congrats on being featured!

  • foxflight

    foxflight said 10 years ago

    Thank you so much for the interview! It was a joy reading your wonderful answers! And of corse: congratulations :)!

  • withlovemandy

    withlovemandy said 10 years ago

    Hi Tony! Congrats on being here - I'm off to go peruse your shop :)

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 10 years ago

    What a thoughtful, and inspiring read~ "All this on accordions"....hehe.... 1 word: Awesome! Heidi

  • ruthiebell

    ruthiebell said 10 years ago

    Sounds like you live in a beautiful area! And nice soaps!

  • ruthiebell

    ruthiebell said 10 years ago

    And your gf's shop i beautiful!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 10 years ago

    i cant decide... they all look good

  • CassiasGarden

    CassiasGarden said 10 years ago

    Wow, Tony, Awesome interview! I found myself connecting with you on so many levels, even though our styles and expressions are so vastly different. I laughed about the "it no longer keeps me up at night"...I just almost graduated from there! But especially appreciated this one: "My creative process is quickly evolving from sporadic, if not erratic, spurts and small explosions to a more structured workflow. Yep....isn't that true. A very well done interview and so resounding... Thank you for sharing with the community!

  • ragingharlot90

    ragingharlot90 said 10 years ago

    i was just looking at your shop the other day too! your soaps look wonderful.

  • lesperlesdebeautetwo

    lesperlesdebeautetwo said 10 years ago

    Anyone that believes they can be one with nature and live with and along side has got my best wishes, this is as the past pioneers did and I believe it as we should soon become, never been to Maine, but would like to take a trip. Best Wishes.

  • VintagedGoods

    VintagedGoods said 10 years ago

    love it. interesting that they are unscented. looking forward to buying some to try!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 10 years ago

    Your story is so inspiring and your soaps looks amazing. Congrats on being the feature seller ~ you deserve it!!

  • Ringocrafts

    Ringocrafts said 10 years ago

    Really great story. Congrats on the feature! Your life sounds like a dream. I'd give anything for that much serenity.

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 10 years ago

    Interesting story! great items!

  • gigisewingbasket

    gigisewingbasket said 10 years ago

    Outstanding article!! The simplicity in your life is what I strive for....Congratulations!!!

  • iTagStudios

    iTagStudios said 10 years ago

    You're livin' the dream--one day we'll be there, too. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Love the section about what you do when you're stuck creatively. One day there'll be a garden and a workshop where these things will happen here, too :)

  • elegantgirl

    elegantgirl said 10 years ago

    What an amazingly sweet man, I love his outlook on life! Congrats on Featured Seller!!

  • TiffanyMorganDesigns

    TiffanyMorganDesigns said 10 years ago

    Great story. Reminds me of how sweet and peacefull the simpler things in life can be. Thanks so much for your inspirational story.

  • judemcconkey

    judemcconkey said 10 years ago

    well, nice to meet you, Tony! Very interesting interview! Congrats as the Featured Seller and I wish you much success :) Oh, and tell Allison, from one photographer to another, her work is special and fantastic :)

  • BowWowzerZ

    BowWowzerZ said 10 years ago

    rocky top makes awesome soap too, incase anyone is wondering.

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 10 years ago

    such an interesting read, and an enviable lifestyle - congrats and best of luck!

  • JewelrybyDorothy

    JewelrybyDorothy said 10 years ago

    Wonderful to see you featured and I also love Allison's NatureMandalas shop!

  • TheGleemansBaby

    TheGleemansBaby said 10 years ago

    Everything looks lovely. How enticing and beautifully presented!

  • artXchic

    artXchic said 10 years ago

    wonderful post, love seeing fellow New Englanders featured :) Great labels too, very simple and beautiful.

  • TheCozyBarn

    TheCozyBarn said 10 years ago

    congrats on the feature,..and thanks for directions to allison's shop you both are very talented.

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 10 years ago

    Wow! A fellow Mainer living my kind of life! In the country, self-sufficient, farm animals, a dog lover and creative. Thanks for the great story, Tony.

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 10 years ago

    "All this on soap"; I love the line..the feature and your shop!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 10 years ago

    Best of luck to you! Congratulations!

  • Pupcakebitsandpieces

    Pupcakebitsandpieces said 10 years ago

    Great, creative products with lovely packaging to boot! And, a dog lover. How about some pup soaps?

  • CarlasFunkyArt

    CarlasFunkyArt said 10 years ago

    Love, love, love it! Great labeling, and it seems like it really fits your personality! :) Someday I will make it to Maine....it is on my list!

  • Imagesbylynnann

    Imagesbylynnann said 10 years ago

    I've been a fan of Allison's shop and now have become one of yours, too! What a beautiful place to live and think, no wonder you both are so creative! Congrats on the story!

  • BraveTurtleCreations

    BraveTurtleCreations said 10 years ago

    All natural and unscented soap? Love it! I think I'll be getting the manly man gift soap for my dad or brother one of these days.

  • jenandoles

    jenandoles said 10 years ago

    Congrats, Tony! You're very well deserving of the Featured Seller! My husband and I (and in-laws) love your soap! I can't wait to see what new soaps the future brings!

  • RockisSupplies

    RockisSupplies said 10 years ago

    I enjoyed reading this so very much that it made me smile the entire time. Congrats on the feature and success! Truly inspiring.

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 10 years ago

    luv that you sell charcoal soap, i became addicted to it while living in japan... fantastic packaging and product! congrats on the feature!

  • bhmalpacas

    bhmalpacas said 10 years ago

    Great interview. Congratulations on being featured!

  • infusion

    infusion said 10 years ago

    I wondered when I would find you here! I can personally attest to the quality and purity of Rocky Top Soaps. We love the simplicity of ingredients, the clean smell and feel. It was a treat to get a better sense of your life here Tony. Thank you for your gentle way!

  • IngredientsOfaWoman

    IngredientsOfaWoman said 10 years ago

    Go green!!! I love your story Tony. Congrats. Alba Olaya

  • efratdeutsch

    efratdeutsch said 10 years ago

    Thanks for sharing! Your store looks great :)

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 10 years ago

    WONDERFUL! I love your shop. :) ♥

  • LilabelleBathBody

    LilabelleBathBody said 10 years ago

    I love your shop!

  • beachseacrafts

    beachseacrafts said 10 years ago

    congratulations! I love handmade soaps ..last longer than store brands. Great article and find a fav!

  • nonesuchgarden

    nonesuchgarden said 10 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with us! I love your answer to the memoir question. It really struck a chord with me. :-) I love how your soaps are sophisticated in their simplicity! I have my eyes on the Rooibus tea soap.

  • Prdgy

    Prdgy said 10 years ago

    I really enjoyed this read. Wonderful to see a shop so inspired by simplicity and nature! My husband and I went to college in good ole Maine on the coast in Bar Harbor! Some of the happiest days I've had!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 10 years ago

    wonderful story ~ NatureMandalas is a favorite of mine ~ I can clearly see the connected path. Much continued success

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 10 years ago

    CONGRATS, Tony!! You so deserve this feature!! I'm so in love with your soaps and have proclaimed French Red & Cambrian Blue as my favorites...until you come up with the next awesome mix! Congrats again and yeah Maine!!!

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 10 years ago

    CONGRATS, Tony!! You so deserve this feature!! I'm so in love with your soaps and have proclaimed French Red & Cambrian Blue as my favorites...until you come up with the next awesome mix! Congrats again and yeah Maine!!!

  • HelenLaRuse

    HelenLaRuse said 10 years ago

    Love this line from your interview,gives me hope..... "that if you find something you love, no matter how obscure, and dedicate yourself to it whole-heartedly, success is inevitable" Congratulation & will try your wonderful product,great simple packaging. Much Success & Blessings :)

  • NutfieldWeaver

    NutfieldWeaver said 10 years ago

    How nice to see a fellow New Englander featured here. Your work is inspiring & lovely. Happy gardening & congratulations!

  • moondogfarm

    moondogfarm said 10 years ago

    Maine represent! Congrats on your Feature... love both you and Alison's work!

  • jannio

    jannio said 10 years ago

    Such a great story Congrats Tony! Love your shop. All the best!

  • lilybird33

    lilybird33 said 10 years ago

    Great story, thanks for sharing! Love your shop!!!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 10 years ago

    love this. great product. :)

  • bloomerie

    bloomerie said 10 years ago

    Love, love, love this interview! I particularly love that you've made your home your haven and have been able to blend the personal with the professional in what seems like an efficient, earth-friendly way. Plus, I really have to admire a guy who gardens AND has his own greenhouse! (Completely envious here!) Keep up the great work!

  • honeywilderness

    honeywilderness said 10 years ago

    beautiful interview :)

  • MOAS

    MOAS said 10 years ago

    very cool Tony, Maine is an amazing place! To peek in on Stieglitz would be something else....respectable choice. Cheers to your success!!!

  • conmismanos

    conmismanos said 10 years ago

    I love the " sporadic, if not erratic, spurts and small explosions" as what drives your creative process. Sometimes, that's exactly what jump starts us all! Very much enjoyed the interview.

  • Ashar

    Ashar said 10 years ago

    Wonderful creations. I feel as though I can smell the soaps online. Congratulations on your success!

  • rubymelou

    rubymelou said 10 years ago

    Beautiful smile on a handsome, happy man at peace. Enjoyed reading the interview. Needed the calibration today.

  • urbankitchen

    urbankitchen said 10 years ago

    Thanks for sharing!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 10 years ago

    Your soaps are beautiful, especially the pretty earthy tones they're colored in!

  • ARTIBILITY

    ARTIBILITY said 10 years ago

    great story - finally a dude's soap that even i can use i love the "Adsorbtion" in the charcoal soap listing - PERFECT! Def. inspirational story - love the 2nd shop too - beautiful

  • ARTIBILITY

    ARTIBILITY said 10 years ago

    great story - finally a dude's soap that even i can use i love the "Adsorbtion" in the charcoal soap listing - PERFECT! Def. inspirational story - love the 2nd shop too - beautiful

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps said 10 years ago

    Congrats!!! Great featured seller. Tony is always super helpful on our bath and body team discussions.

  • nenafaye

    nenafaye said 10 years ago

    What a blessed life you live! A great interview, much continued success to you!

  • gmanaya

    gmanaya said 10 years ago

    Beauty and Simplicity...Creation and Love. Congrats!

  • RoughMagicCreations

    RoughMagicCreations said 10 years ago

    What a wonderful feature and interview! I enjoyed every word and have bookmarked this so I can come back here again and again ... for inspiration and encouragement. Thank you Tony, for giving us all this peek into your life and work, and for making me even happier than ever that I too call Maine home.

  • ProsperosBookshelf

    ProsperosBookshelf said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! I enjoyed reading your interview, and I admire your philosophy of life. Long may you wave!

  • SymbolicImports

    SymbolicImports said 10 years ago

    We have nothing but admiration for you. Congrats on being featured seller! You deserve it!

  • dinosaurdrygoods

    dinosaurdrygoods said 10 years ago

    Very good looking shop. Gotta try that coffee shampoo bar.

  • SaharasSupplies

    SaharasSupplies said 10 years ago

    Awesome, I really enjoyed reading your interview!! Congratulations and best wishes for what's to come :)

  • lynntodddesigns

    lynntodddesigns said 10 years ago

    I have always liked your shop... congrats on the feature!!

  • yellowgrey

    yellowgrey said 10 years ago

    lovely story. beautiful life. love that shampoo bar!!!

  • seaoats

    seaoats said 10 years ago

    beautiful interview and shop! thanks so much for sharing and congrats on the feature. :)

  • MorningCalm

    MorningCalm said 10 years ago

    I've been always wanted to read more story about your shop. Thank you for sharing it. and your work is truly beautiful!

  • MorningCalm

    MorningCalm said 10 years ago

    I've been always wanted to read more story about your shop. Thank you for sharing it. and your work is truly beautiful!

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 10 years ago

    Love your story! Congrats! Your soap looks amazing.

  • lilabelledesign

    lilabelledesign said 10 years ago

    great story, thanks for sharing ;o) and well done

  • LilliansGarden

    LilliansGarden said 10 years ago

    What a delightful read. Best of luck in all of your endeavors ♥

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 10 years ago

    NIce story. My dream is to have a green house.

  • PureSimplicitySoaps

    PureSimplicitySoaps said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring!! I hope one day my soap shop can be as successful as yours :) Hugs, Hilary

  • sacredsuds

    sacredsuds said 10 years ago

    Holy cow, Tony, congratulations!!! Now I want to watch you soap more than ever. What a fantastic interview with an incredibly inspiring soaper. I'm so happy to see RockyTop here!!

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 10 years ago

    I've been an sdmirer of you soap for a long time, someone sent me a bar, and it's rich simplicity was out of this world, Im so glad to see you featured. ox Leslie

  • JessicaMaiaDesign

    JessicaMaiaDesign said 10 years ago

    I love everything about this! The interview, the soaps, the packaging! Congrats! Beautiful!

  • sighfoo

    sighfoo said 10 years ago

    thanks for sharing your story. lovely shop!

  • Gamut

    Gamut said 10 years ago

    It's good to be us. He has one of the best ideas on what handmade means and loves his life. Very good-made me smile.

  • southernlady

    southernlady said 10 years ago

    what a beautiful shop.

  • michellecollection

    michellecollection said 10 years ago

    great interview! nice to hear from a hard working, nature loving young man, i will be purchasing from you soon!

  • Sinami1

    Sinami1 said 10 years ago

    Congrats!!! You are an inspiration for all soapmakers.......

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 10 years ago

    Okay, your comments almost made me cry...with inspiration! I just love this! Congratulations on your success, sustainability, and for being able to do what you love....the world could learn a lot from you. Aloha, Connie

  • SageLetterpress

    SageLetterpress said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! You have a wonderful shop!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 10 years ago

    What a beautiful shop, I love the 'tea' scented soaps! A lovely article too

  • wendiboettcher

    wendiboettcher said 10 years ago

    Your article caught my eye and in reading I see you're connected to NatureMandalas and I love your partner's work. What a lovely article, thank-you for sharing and congratulations on your success of doing what you love. Your inspiration is appreciated and heartfelt......a handmade mug of warm tea to you! Cheers!

  • jeremymiranda

    jeremymiranda said 10 years ago

    Great interview. I received a set of soaps a few months ago and am just using up the last sliver of "the grit" bar. You have a customer for life.

  • ZimikasTreasureTrove

    ZimikasTreasureTrove said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • RavenNJ

    RavenNJ said 10 years ago

    You make me homesick.. So glad to see a Mainer featured.. . I shall have to order some soap soon..

  • MKDesignsCo

    MKDesignsCo said 10 years ago

    Great article. Congratulations on the feature. I love the design of your labels and I really enjoy the feel of a chunk of soap like that. There's something so natural just in the presentation, before even getting to the ingredients.

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 10 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story and about your soap making. We enjoy hearing how others run their business and make their craft. Good luck in the coming hear.

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 10 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. Nice and inspiring. Love your shop. Very best wishes for the future.

  • esmeraldadesigns

    esmeraldadesigns said 10 years ago

    Congrats!!!!! Love when mind, hand and soul work together:)

  • sophiasrevenge

    sophiasrevenge said 10 years ago

    I wish there were pictures of the greenhouse. Congratulations on the feature.

  • krashingkritter

    krashingkritter said 10 years ago

    I love your shop and your creative philosophy. Congratulations on the feature!

  • WakeUpLady

    WakeUpLady said 10 years ago

    Well said on all accounts. Thanks for sharing your story an thoughts on handmade. Maine is one of the most inspiring places.

  • elefantpeople

    elefantpeople said 10 years ago

    Congratulations...it's all about Nature & Simplicity.Great soap dude !

  • elefantpeople

    elefantpeople said 10 years ago

    Congratulations...it's all about Nature & Simplicity.Great soap dude !

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 10 years ago

    Great interview. Love your view on life. Your work is lovely! Congrats!

  • WellCriated

    WellCriated said 10 years ago

    WOW!! Absolutely incredible. Your shop and your story are both just amazing - absolutely love everything!!!

  • strangelittleduck

    strangelittleduck said 10 years ago

    I adore the label design. Perfection. :)

  • hautehookeddesigns

    hautehookeddesigns said 10 years ago

    How inspiring! Congratulations on being the featured seller!

  • everydaypretty

    everydaypretty said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! I love the rustic, natural feel of your shop. I wish it were scratch and sniff!

  • barbraziemerphoto

    barbraziemerphoto said 10 years ago

    awesome shop. love the aesthetics. continued success!! barb ziemer

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 10 years ago

    Your shop is so wonderful. Lovely interview - congrats!!

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 10 years ago

    Your personality and how much you love your life really comes through in this article. You are so fortunate to live in Maine - my mom's side of the family is from Maine and I've visited a few times - it truly is just the way you describe it. I must browse through your shop, it looks yummy!!! Much future success!

  • jewelrylj

    jewelrylj said 10 years ago

    You have a great shop!

  • jewelrylj

    jewelrylj said 10 years ago

    You have a great shop!

  • sacredbough

    sacredbough said 10 years ago

    what a wonderful interview, so heartfelt, and i connect on many levels! congrats from another coastal mainer!

  • willowstreetworkshop

    willowstreetworkshop said 10 years ago

    Thanks, for sharing your story. :-) Mary

  • ketoora

    ketoora said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! What a wonderful interview and shop. Wishing you happiness, health and success and all that on " etsy"!!

  • SoaperieMaindeNature

    SoaperieMaindeNature said 10 years ago

    You are an inspiration for me.....hope to follow in your success footsteps.

  • 3DirtyMonkeys

    3DirtyMonkeys said 10 years ago

    Great article and soap.. Congatulations !!! Many Blessings ...

  • notionbyleandra

    notionbyleandra said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Your story is awesome and your shop is too!

  • sockmonster

    sockmonster said 10 years ago

    i have seen your soap all over etsy congrats! ~Rose

  • littleeyedesigns

    littleeyedesigns said 10 years ago

    So many congratulations to a fellow Mainer with a true vision and some super duper talent. Loved reading more about your goals, your inspirations and hopes for the future. Keep up the good work and don't be a stranger, neighbor! --Audrey at Little Eye

  • littleeyedesigns

    littleeyedesigns said 10 years ago

    So many congratulations to a fellow Mainer with a true vision and some super duper talent. Loved reading more about your goals, your inspirations and hopes for the future. Keep up the good work and don't be a stranger, neighbor! --Audrey at Little Eye

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 10 years ago

    what an awesome interview!! i enjoyed reading that...

  • ecohardwoods

    ecohardwoods said 10 years ago

    Awesome!!!!!!! your soap came in the mail today. it was like christmas. my wife and our 2 youngest sons ( 5 and 7) saw around and smelled and held each one as they came out of the box. all speaking excitedly about which ones we would use 1st. we love reading the write up. you have great kindness in your eyes. thank you for the soap! blessings, david and shauna

  • PonyAndPoppy

    PonyAndPoppy said 10 years ago

    your interview was a joy to read. love your thoughtful responses and your calm approach to life. congrats!

  • tundradear

    tundradear said 10 years ago

    Rocky Top soaps are wonderful! a great feature interview~ so happy to see you here!

  • ChristabelLea

    ChristabelLea said 10 years ago

    I love your take on what handmade means. Superbly profound :D

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 10 years ago

    You put it perfectly about what is handmade means--"...being able to see the maker in his or her creation." Best wishes for your continued success!

  • TheIndianPaperForest

    TheIndianPaperForest said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured, it was wonderful to read about your life and work - all one with nature :) Esp. love your description of handmade - to be able to see the maker in the creation... Wish you much more success, joy and natural wonder :) Suzanne

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 10 years ago

    What an inspiring interview. Your shop is so beautiful, I've been admiring it for a long time. Now off to buy some of your soaps before they are all scooped up...Lisa

  • BDVintage

    BDVintage said 10 years ago

    Great read! I love your simple, satisfying approch to life. Great shop as well. Congrats!

  • Haleluya

    Haleluya said 10 years ago

    Great job and looking forward to getting some of your soap... Have you ever seen "DIRT! The Movie" ? You would love it.

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 10 years ago

    great feature! congrats! love your definition of handmade! :)

  • oaties

    oaties said 10 years ago

    have been a huge fan of your shop since i joined etsy. love seeing your picture and reading the article! keep up the amazing work.

  • LollyLinens

    LollyLinens said 10 years ago

    { L O V E } your spirit!

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 10 years ago

    Congrats on your natural soaps and on this article, your shop rocks!!!!

  • GramaMoms

    GramaMoms said 10 years ago

    As a newbie to Etsy and just 1 1/2 yrs. into following my passion, I'm truly inspired by your success. I love the way you stay as natural as possible. Fantabulous interview!

  • dooglelinhk

    dooglelinhk said 10 years ago

    Congratulations Tony!!! I love my Rocky T soaps and am SOOOO happy for you!

  • PtarmiganCrafts

    PtarmiganCrafts said 10 years ago

    Great interview! I love the simple presentation of your soaps, and your obvious knack for creative expression! Congratulations on making it all work!

  • helenahandcart13

    helenahandcart13 said 10 years ago

    Sounds like you're where you're supposed to be. What an inspiring interview. I've always wanted to go to Maine, now I want to go there even more.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 10 years ago

    Thank you for such a great and very inspiring interview I love what you said about how you get out of a creative rut and for me not just a creative but anything that might be worrying me.

  • SlippinSouthern

    SlippinSouthern said 10 years ago

    Great story really like your saying, "All This On Soap." Very inspiring.

  • MaritimeFox

    MaritimeFox said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, All the best on your path! MaritimeFox.

  • warmnature

    warmnature said 10 years ago

    Great interview! Congrats, Tony!

  • unitedthread

    unitedthread said 10 years ago

    Hooray! So happy to see you're being featured! Wonderful interview.

  • bibsblanketsandmore

    bibsblanketsandmore said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on a very inspiring story! Once you find your passion, it is no longer work but rather a realxing and peaceful venture. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • MomBabyMe

    MomBabyMe said 10 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Great article, what a wonderful story!

  • StephieRU

    StephieRU said 10 years ago

    How amazing that I purchased several soaps from you before the holidays, to give as gifts, and here you are as a featured seller on Etsy! CONGRATS! I love your products, your responsiveness throughout the purchase product, and your quest for self-sustainability, simplicity and nature! Cheers!

  • OopseeDaisies

    OopseeDaisies said 10 years ago

    Interesting that when a person becomes more connected with the earth, the more they become connected with humanity. Maybe the world leaders should each have a greenhouse. You can show them the way, Tony. And they should all grow a beard like yours too.

  • OriginalMikky

    OriginalMikky said 10 years ago

    Tony, I love your soaps and the thought and care you put into them. The lifestyle you have worked towards is wonderful. I'm quite jealous! :) I have a list of 11 of your soaps that I really want! I will be shopping at your store very soon. I hope you reach your goals sooner than 10 years!

  • hopelovescards

    hopelovescards said 10 years ago

    Congrats on being the featured seller! Your greenhouse sounds wonderful!

  • Reinhabit

    Reinhabit said 10 years ago

    what a lovely array of soaps!

  • SageHandCrafts

    SageHandCrafts said 10 years ago

    Great work! It's always fun to see a shop run by a man on Etsy. And P.S., my boyfriend loves your beard!

  • akamego

    akamego said 10 years ago

    congratulations on the feature, well deserved indeed. I hope you don't mind if I quote you sometime... "if you find something you love, no matter how obscure, and dedicate yourself to it whole-heartedly, success is inevitable." So true!!

  • sunbasilgarden

    sunbasilgarden said 10 years ago

    I so enjoyed your article! So informative...I especially enjoyed your mention on using the nature around you to limit the endless possibilities. A big congratulations on being featured. I'm off to get some soap :)

  • pearldelta

    pearldelta said 10 years ago

    great soap,love them.

  • alittlelovelyextra

    alittlelovelyextra said 10 years ago

    I am envious! I must try one of your soaps!

  • thesittingtree

    thesittingtree said 10 years ago

    Congrats! It's always wonderful to find artists who share similar values of self sufficient, sustainable living~

  • scarletbegonia11

    scarletbegonia11 said 10 years ago

    I ♡ ♡ ♡ ROCKY TOP SOAP SHOP! I have been in love with the store for a while and reading this write up makes me love it even more. Its great to know the people making their goods and what lovely lives they lead :-) inspiring!

  • BigRockPaperCo

    BigRockPaperCo said 10 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story! I love your shop!

  • AvolieGlass

    AvolieGlass said 10 years ago

    What a great article - congratulations! Your soaps look great - I especially love the shots of them all lined up in different colors. What a great look for a bathroom!! :)

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 10 years ago

    I wish I knew how to make soap.

  • Parisia

    Parisia said 10 years ago

    Looks like a great product. And you've got really nice skin !

  • sadiedesignsca

    sadiedesignsca said 10 years ago

    I love Rocky Top soap! Just ordered my first bars and they are beautiful! Congrats on this feature.

  • consentiodesign

    consentiodesign said 10 years ago

    A beautiful story! And admirable way of life. Very much like the one I'm striving to. Wish you all the best!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 10 years ago

    What a wonderful way of life you explain. I also enjoy working within the confines of what I have and find it makes my process more creative. Thank you for sharing.

  • POOPOOLALA

    POOPOOLALA said 10 years ago

    Wow! the soap looks delicious, lovely muddy chocolate clay earthy colours. Greenhouse love!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 10 years ago

    Beautiful colours

  • rebeccahumphrey

    rebeccahumphrey said 10 years ago

    I REALLY enjoyed reading about your way of life and can relate. I've been working on my own "little Paradise" for years now. I live in the high desert and love growing organic fruit, veggies and herbs. Peace and happiness to you and your partner !

  • cottonskin

    cottonskin said 10 years ago

    Hi, reading this just made my day. Thank you so much! wish you all the best!

  • MagpieWorkshop

    MagpieWorkshop said 10 years ago

    I love the colors. They are so restful - obviously inspired by your beautiful surroundings.

  • lismore123

    lismore123 said 10 years ago

    Lovely read and beautiful soaps. I particularly love the colours and packaging. Good luck in all you do x

  • yodasboner

    yodasboner said 10 years ago

    This is such an awesome piece. You're so connected to your inner spirit and the earth that surrounds you and your soaps are a reflection of the many things that you love. I've been looking at your soaps ever since your shop opened and have always admired the formulaic approaches, focus, and celebration of natural elements. I will be shopping with you for sure after this piece. Congratulations. Namaste. Shalom. xolovexo - r

  • handmaderomance

    handmaderomance said 10 years ago

    this sounds like a beautiful and enjoyed life. i wish you all the best. your soaps look divine - such gorgeous colours. congratulations on your handmade life!

  • candybead

    candybead said 10 years ago

    Great shop and great seller.

  • twitchandwhiskers

    twitchandwhiskers said 10 years ago

    What a lovely, lovely life and great soap to match!

  • Sunnydazebytheshore

    Sunnydazebytheshore said 10 years ago

    I love your down to Earth lifestyle! Your Bio is an inspiration!!! , and I wish the two of you great happiness with your shop and of course the simple things in life. Thanks you for such a nice story.

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 10 years ago

    Great article, I am going to purchase some right now, I just don't know which one to choose! Love handmade soaps! thanks for sharing!

  • meadowmuffin2010

    meadowmuffin2010 said 10 years ago

    Your lifestyle is one many people only talk about but fear following through. Good luck with your dreams, keep loving those pets!

  • MyVintageStudio

    MyVintageStudio said 10 years ago

    What an inspirational article. I'm going out to plant some salad seeds right now and plan the raised beds I keep thinking about. Thank you and good luck with your lovely shop.

  • MarthyMay

    MarthyMay said 10 years ago

    Wonderful to read your interview. Love to see the creative guys on Etsy!

  • FreshlySkweezed

    FreshlySkweezed said 10 years ago

    Such a sweet interview to read. Love your answer for, "What is handmade to you?" Congratulations on the feature and here's hoping your 10 year plan comes true!

  • shopthinkingofU

    shopthinkingofU said 10 years ago

    amazing!

  • tweal

    tweal said 10 years ago

    I love this interview, and your products look amazing. It's so nice to hear about someone living the handmade life and focusing on self sustainability. Congrats on being featured!

  • sunshinesalad

    sunshinesalad said 10 years ago

    Congrats! Inspiring story.

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims said 10 years ago

    Great article, live your dream!

  • basketofpatterns

    basketofpatterns said 10 years ago

    Congrats! Love your shop and I LOVE travelling to Maine. It is a beautiful place - much like New Brunswick!

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 10 years ago

    Great interview and feature!

  • fiberphiles

    fiberphiles said 10 years ago

    Congrats Tony! I was very impressed when I received my order from you last month. So glad to see you getting this recognition.

  • tannerglass

    tannerglass said 10 years ago

    congrats!!! I LOVE that photo of all your soaps lined up. The color palatte is amazing.

  • totallyelegant

    totallyelegant said 10 years ago

    Love your attitude. Checked out naturemandelas. Great photos. What a fitting couple. Would love to meet you both.

  • turtlegrassbody

    turtlegrassbody said 10 years ago

    I can really relate to your process, and enjoyed reading your interview! Congrats! -Laura

  • withlovemandy

    withlovemandy said 10 years ago

    Very well written - loved reading your story :)

  • thesocialseam

    thesocialseam said 10 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!

  • veskomom

    veskomom said 10 years ago

    Love your story! I can relate to your way of thinking! KUDOS!

  • paulahiga

    paulahiga said 10 years ago

    Love the interview. Congratulations on the feature :))

  • JustPens

    JustPens said 10 years ago

    Beautiful Story!!!! Simple IS Extravagant and Beautiful and your story is such a reminder to us all!!! Thank you and many many blessings and continued success to you and your Allison! xox

  • IJustNU

    IJustNU said 10 years ago

    I love the simplicity of how you describe your life. I have to admit, my life is too busy at times and would eventually like to live in a quiet area. I admire the design of your soaps. Thank you for a great story and I hope that you achieve every one of your endeavors.

  • SpinnersEnd

    SpinnersEnd said 10 years ago

    Wonderful story- it is amazing when someone, like the accordian shop owner, enters your life, even briefly, and leaves a mark. Great beard!

  • TheAlchemistsHeart

    TheAlchemistsHeart said 10 years ago

    Good for you!!!! live the dream...

  • jackandellapaper

    jackandellapaper said 10 years ago

    what a great life and a great shop...congratulations!

  • TheOldRedHen

    TheOldRedHen said 10 years ago

    Such an inspirational story! Wonderful seller...great shop! Congrats!

  • kaiulani

    kaiulani said 10 years ago

    Congrats!! I loved reading about your handmade, self sufficient life - and Allison's prints are lovely.

  • milemarker

    milemarker said 10 years ago

    After seeing Allison's photos, I have always thought you two must live a beautiful life. Your description sounds so wonderful. I'm glad you have both embraced a passion and a life that can fuel those passions. Congrats!

  • Willow4u

    Willow4u said 10 years ago

    Love the simple life and your packaging!

  • yaarnsavvy

    yaarnsavvy said 10 years ago

    Love your story and your shop! It makes us all want to move to Maine and live such a dreamy life.....ah....someday!:)

  • BlackHeartRevolution

    BlackHeartRevolution said 10 years ago

    Oh how I loved reading this!!! I bought a BIG box of these soaps at Christmas time to give as gifts to loved ones. These soaps are beautiful, simple and perfect. I have aspiring dreams of living like Tony and Allison with my family someday.....it sounds so wonderful! Congrats Rocky Top Soap Shop!!!

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 10 years ago

    Great article. I really enjoyed reading about your work and the process of it all. The product is amazing. Congratulations on being featured seller.

  • EndearingEphemera

    EndearingEphemera said 10 years ago

    Love his colors and packaging.

  • whimsy52

    whimsy52 said 10 years ago

    What a peaceful and fulfilling way to live! You do live one with Nature! I enjoyed your article! Congratulations and best of luck to you!

  • fawa

    fawa said 10 years ago

    I love your soaps ! congratulations!!!!

  • fawa

    fawa said 10 years ago

    I love your soaps ! congratulations!!!!

  • CoccoJewelry

    CoccoJewelry said 10 years ago

    I love your saop!

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 10 years ago

    Congrats

  • indigotwin

    indigotwin said 10 years ago

    Yay! As a Mainer, I've followed your stuff for a while now. Congrats and continued success!

  • ForeverCherishDesign

    ForeverCherishDesign said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! The soap colors are beautiful!

  • AtlasSigns

    AtlasSigns said 10 years ago

    Great article. My soap order is placed! Thanks for sharing your passion.

  • BizzieLane

    BizzieLane said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on being a Feature Seller! Your girlfriend is Blessed to have you! ~ Great shop! ~

  • ShopRedLeaf

    ShopRedLeaf said 10 years ago

    Great interview, really enjoyed reading it. Congratulations, and much success in your 10 year plan!

  • inaru71

    inaru71 said 10 years ago

    Congrat. I enjoyed reading your story your work it's very clean jajajaja.

  • luludixie

    luludixie said 10 years ago

    I love your story. It totally resonates! Much success to you!!! I'll spread the word;)

  • Turkishtowel

    Turkishtowel said 10 years ago

    Great shop.

  • thebeachhousegallery

    thebeachhousegallery said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! A very nice interview on your over-all aesthetic towards life. It becomes clear in combining your garden expertise with something so common and essential as soap. And what a creative and natural approach. What about a dirt soap or one with pumice for removing dirt from fingernails? Keep on creating and may your garden always grow. Inez Dunn

  • capecodsoycandle

    capecodsoycandle said 10 years ago

    Love your soaps and the labels! evokes simple, home-grown subdued goodness~ congrats on the article:)

  • handmaidencanada

    handmaidencanada said 10 years ago

    Mmmm your soaps look lovely. We live a very simple life up here in Canada, too. Surrounded in forest, we can still hear the birds sing. :)

  • chelseaharms

    chelseaharms said 10 years ago

    Wonderful interview! I really enjoyed getting to know you! Very inspiring to those of us seeking the simpler life as well.

  • frangerjunk

    frangerjunk said 10 years ago

    What an amazing life you live, Maine, green house, gardening, dogs AND soap! I love buying soap from Etsy, have a few favorite sellers, your on my list to try next! Thanks for the great story.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 10 years ago

    Awesome story! I can almost smell the soap!

  • LBPaintings

    LBPaintings said 10 years ago

    My favorite vacation was in Maine back in 1991. I have very fond memories of the ocean and the whales. Your interview was very inspiring and reflects your beautiful surroundings. It makes me happy to hear about people doing what they enjoy and living a simple life filled with good food, good cooking, good company, the great outdoors and of course our dogs! Best of luck to you and your wonderful soaps!

  • somethingshidinghere

    somethingshidinghere said 10 years ago

    amazing!!!

  • papertreehousestudio

    papertreehousestudio said 10 years ago

    i love the earthy colors and packaging for your soap. thanks for sharing your story.

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 10 years ago

    Nice to meet you Tony... sounds like you have a sweetly simple life. Thank you for sharing!

  • hollyhockfortune

    hollyhockfortune said 10 years ago

    loved this post, your approach to your work and life.

  • whiteoctopus

    whiteoctopus said 10 years ago

    Love the simplicity of your products! And I agree with you- sometimes sitting in silence does do wonders! Great interview! :)

  • artbelongseverywhere

    artbelongseverywhere said 10 years ago

    What a nice inspiring tale you told. I am looking forward to having you lather me up one day. . I mean purchasing your soaps :) Peace

  • tinkerbellshop

    tinkerbellshop said 10 years ago

    Loved the article and the way you describe how you love to live. Very simple but so rewarding. I also make cold process soap the old fashioned way. I don't sell it on etsy. I sell it at shows. I do love your label, very down to nature. Well good luck in all of your endeavors.

  • SacredSymbolStudios

    SacredSymbolStudios said 10 years ago

    Awesome story. Love your soaps. May all your dreams manifest!

  • AntoinettesWhims

    AntoinettesWhims said 10 years ago

    Great story!!! Congratulations!!! And Tony, you're so cute, just want to give you a big bear hug!!!

  • bigpawsaints

    bigpawsaints said 10 years ago

    So so beautiful ~ thank you for sharing & congratulations!!

  • elsita

    elsita said 10 years ago

    Congratulations Tony! I love your soaps and this article a lot. But what made me come here was your portrait. You have one of the most beautiful expressions that I have ever seen on a man's face. So special and full of love. All my best to you and Allison! Elsita :)

  • houseofSTARK

    houseofSTARK said 10 years ago

    I love it!

  • abelabodycare

    abelabodycare said 10 years ago

    Such a beautiful interview, both in words and pictures. All the best on your creative endeavors. Very gorgeous soap!

  • picksomeflowers

    picksomeflowers said 10 years ago

    What is it about soaps that always makes them look so yummy? If I remember correctly from my childhood, they don't taste that good!

  • newrelic

    newrelic said 10 years ago

    Great article, beautiful life! The soaps are gorgeous! Congrats on the feature!

  • quenchmetalworks

    quenchmetalworks said 10 years ago

    Excellent feature from a fellow Mainer!! Woo!

  • GrandmasStash

    GrandmasStash said 10 years ago

    Great article, thank you. Congratulations!

  • EweniqueEssentials

    EweniqueEssentials said 10 years ago

    Very nice article! Your soaps are lovely. Congratulations!

  • FuzzyLamps

    FuzzyLamps said 10 years ago

    Great write up and congrats on being featured. It's refreshing to see a man profiled here. As a single man with a shop I always think of my marketing towards women because 95% of those I see on Etsy are women, but it's important to keep in mind that us guys are out here too. ;-) Well done!

  • JadeExpressions

    JadeExpressions said 10 years ago

    Coffee soap sounds really interesting. Love your shop. Keep up the good work!

  • christintina

    christintina said 10 years ago

    Your soaps look amazing! They are on my "To Buy List" now! Thanks for sharing your story! :)

  • HensNest

    HensNest said 10 years ago

    Beautiful story and a great article! Congrats on your success :) I want to live on a mountaintop!

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 10 years ago

    I share your love and appreciation for a simple life, you're an inspiration. Best wishes for your continued success.

  • soap

    soap said 10 years ago

    Congrats! Loved your interview and shop. Always nice to read about other soapers. :)

  • matchstickgirl1980

    matchstickgirl1980 said 10 years ago

    Congratulations of being featured seller! Your shop has been one of my favorites for a while...and judging by all these other comments, I'm in good company! Good for you man!

  • divatrevasoapworks

    divatrevasoapworks said 10 years ago

    Congratulations for being featured and interviewed:))

  • PaintedHorse

    PaintedHorse said 10 years ago

    What a lovely read. ..Truly inspirational! I hope you realize your dream and continue to have fun and success in the meantime. *I want a straw bale house as well.

  • trudiedavies

    trudiedavies said 10 years ago

    congrats - how true this statement is `It has always reminded me that if you find something you love, no matter how obscure, and dedicate yourself to it whole-heartedly, success is inevitable.'

  • fawnrelic

    fawnrelic said 10 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • StylesbyHolly

    StylesbyHolly said 10 years ago

    Wonderful shop, your soaps look great! Congrats on your success: )

  • Joyflower

    Joyflower said 10 years ago

    This is a great feature, I love the lifestyle picture you are painting. And your soaps look like they are awesome!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 10 years ago

    congratulations! gorgeous items, handmade beauty products are my favorite thing on etsy, can't wait to try some! xoxo

  • PinkPlastic666

    PinkPlastic666 said 10 years ago

    Damn! you are making bank from being featured seller because of all thos back orders. Good thing my bf's birthday is in Sept. I will order from you then :D

  • OverAndOverAgain

    OverAndOverAgain said 10 years ago

    wow, i really want to visit your workspace and just start picking up soaps and smelling them, they look so good! congratulations on being featured. your life sounds so ideal. i love the idea of having your own organic garden and living off the land. i hope your vision comes true!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 10 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Beautiful items, love handmade soaps! Best of luck!!

  • haveitconfections

    haveitconfections said 10 years ago

    What an amazing interview! I have admired your soap for so long. Congratulations.

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 10 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! I really enjoyed reading about you, soap and gardening!!! You inspire me with your infectious grin and your love of nature! I'm going to go and buy me some soap!

  • JanFairhurstPottery

    JanFairhurstPottery said 10 years ago

    Good for you! Your work looks wonderful.

  • JRockJewelry

    JRockJewelry said 10 years ago

    Great feature! Could not agree more with your idea that if something does not feel natural, then simply sitting in peace can bring enlightenment. Wishing you much success!

  • JRockJewelry

    JRockJewelry said 10 years ago

    Great feature! Could not agree more with your idea that if something does not feel natural, then simply sitting in peace can bring enlightenment. Wishing you much success!

  • PureSimplicitySoaps

    PureSimplicitySoaps said 10 years ago

    I hope my soaps get recognized one day :) Hugs, Hilary

  • Sweethoots

    Sweethoots said 10 years ago

    So cool! Congrats on the featured seller!

  • maddshatter

    maddshatter said 10 years ago

    Beautiful work! :)

  • jams

    jams said 10 years ago

    lovely i believe i could smell your soap as i looked at the beautiful bars.

  • ruraloriginals

    ruraloriginals said 10 years ago

    You inspire me!! can't wait to say "all this on birdhouses". PEACE to you

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 10 years ago

    I really admire your lifestyle. My husband and I live on a farm with lots of animals including chickens and we love it. The rural life seems to really inspire you as well. Well done.

  • TheGypsyAssassins

    TheGypsyAssassins said 10 years ago

    Congrats on everything you've accomplished! The Maine wilderness is definately a magical place :-)

  • CarolineJamesFineArt

    CarolineJamesFineArt said 10 years ago

    Lovely, lovely and deeply inspiring article,.....thank you so much,...! Peace In,..cJ

  • glasscoast

    glasscoast said 10 years ago

    Favorite featured seller article.

  • chelebert12

    chelebert12 said 10 years ago

    awesome shop. awesome beard. (smile) i've never cared a thing about buying any soap but a basic body wash. but now i find myself considering an activated charcoal bar....or maybe something scrubbier....hmm..

  • RockyTopSoapShop

    RockyTopSoapShop said 10 years ago

    I am totally blown away by all of your responses and comments. Thank you all so very much for your kind words and encouragement. It means a great deal to me. Thank you!

  • KimberlyGlesenkamp

    KimberlyGlesenkamp said 10 years ago

    I love this! It's great to see a man on here creating things that I really believe my husband would like! I adore his girlfriend Allison's work, she is just as amazing. Great couple and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • VellePurse

    VellePurse said 10 years ago

    I love the interview.. love your passion and way of living the simple, self-sufficient life, so inspiring!

  • HisBlessings

    HisBlessings said 10 years ago

    I loved your goals, they bring me peace. Not to much, just enough, that is what I want. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope to live somewhere beautiful someday when my husband retires, I will never retire, I will always create.

  • crystalworld

    crystalworld said 10 years ago

    Love the soaps:)

  • agatehouse

    agatehouse said 10 years ago

    I planed to purchase large quantity,yet our customs infomed me such products could not be sent to my city,what a pity! I always think the seller is a pretty girl or a kind grandmother...Oh....it is a man with beard -,-

  • agatehouse

    agatehouse said 10 years ago

    I planed to purchase large quantity,yet our customs infomed me such products could not be sent to my city,what a pity! I always think the seller is a pretty girl or a kind grandmother...Oh....it is a man with beard -,-

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin said 10 years ago

    Rooibos soap thank you! I am South African and Rooibos is a beautiful thing!

  • imogensattic

    imogensattic said 10 years ago

    I love the ethic behind your soaps and the labels are beautiful little pieces of design that fit perfectly with the product. Brilliant!

  • Giedrecraftideas

    Giedrecraftideas said 10 years ago

    Much success to you!!! Natural ideas are the best!

  • Neph

    Neph said 10 years ago

    I really admire you!

  • Fibrillaria

    Fibrillaria said 10 years ago

    Wonderful soaps and a wonderful lifestyle!

  • kymomandstuff

    kymomandstuff said 10 years ago

    Wonderful story! Thank you for painting a beautiful picture of your world.

  • kymomandstuff

    kymomandstuff said 10 years ago

    You also bear an uncanny resemblance to Jim James,the frontman for the band My Morning Jacket.:)

  • POOPOOLALA

    POOPOOLALA said 10 years ago

    GOSH! i am still thinking about the colours of this beautiful soap. long live natural!

  • friedasophie

    friedasophie said 10 years ago

    Love the roiboosh shampoo :)

  • zenimagery

    zenimagery said 10 years ago

    What a wonderful story! You are truly an inspiration...!

  • zenimagery

    zenimagery said 10 years ago

    What a wonderful story! You are truly an inspiration...!

  • theoldwhitehouse

    theoldwhitehouse said 10 years ago

    I gotta say this has been my favorite interview to date! You have a beautifully organic shop that is such a perfect reflection of you and your philosophies. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • MeToYouCrochet

    MeToYouCrochet said 10 years ago

    Congrats !!! LOVE your shop !!!!!!

  • hennyseashell

    hennyseashell said 10 years ago

    thanks for sharing, love your story! inspiring

  • onlyart76

    onlyart76 said 10 years ago

    Congrads, love your story,I was born and grew up in Maine, it is the right place to be self-sufficient. Good luck!!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 10 years ago

    Tony - love your story, shop and soaps, although i haven't had the chance to try any, they look fantastic - i especially love the simplicity of the packaging - Continued success to you !

  • ScrappyTudeStudios

    ScrappyTudeStudios said 10 years ago

    Inspiring on SO MANY levels!

  • TwistedRiverClay

    TwistedRiverClay said 10 years ago

    Hello Tony, Great story and we LOVE LOVE LOVE your soap. Congrats on being a featured seller. Ron and Char

  • TheEnergyGarden

    TheEnergyGarden said 10 years ago

    Tony, You're a man after my own heart, any fan of Elliot Coleman is definitely a fan of mine. Way to go! My husband and I are on a very similar track out here in California. Gardens rule! Marcy marcy@theenergygarden.com

  • CrabappleVintage

    CrabappleVintage said 10 years ago

    Great, great interview! I enjoyed reading about your self-sufficient life in Maine.

  • knitsandknotts

    knitsandknotts said 10 years ago

    INSPIRING! (ONE WORD-)

  • aqanderson

    aqanderson said 10 years ago

    What an amazing inspiration you and your story are!

  • gohobo

    gohobo said 10 years ago

    You are truly a handmade success.. It would be great if everyone was as positive and inspirational as you. Best of luck

  • vealkutlets

    vealkutlets said 10 years ago

    Aw man, this interview is an inspirational read. Thanks for the wisdom and insight and congrats to you and your partner!

  • PrairieGarden

    PrairieGarden said 10 years ago

    You are living the dream, Brother Gardener! Love the interview, your take on handmade and I want your 10 year plan as well. Good for you.

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 10 years ago

    What a lovely man. A gardener too - even better! Well done!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 10 years ago

    Loved your story. I'm an avid gardner too. Congrats on the feature.

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 10 years ago

    May all your dreams come true.

  • BossysFeltworks

    BossysFeltworks said 10 years ago

    Congrats on a fantastic featured seller run! Good luck with all your many "creative collaborations" in the future...

  • TopThatDesigns

    TopThatDesigns said 10 years ago

    <3<3<3 your soaps they look awesome congrats!

  • NikitaBeriozkin

    NikitaBeriozkin said 10 years ago

    Amazing heart warming piece. Congratulations on all your success. You deserve it. http://arriesgadoclothing.com/blog/colorado-state-flag-hat/

  • mslizz

    mslizz said 10 years ago

    congrats, wish you lots of luck. Would like to see your shop.

  • princessfrida

    princessfrida said 10 years ago

    Congratulations. You inspired me and now a package of your beautiful soaps is heading towards Australia. We can't wait!

  • prisonbreak007

    prisonbreak007 said 10 years ago

    love you store

  • prisonbreak007

    prisonbreak007 said 10 years ago

    love you rstore

  • trinityrocks

    trinityrocks said 10 years ago

    Wicked!

  • jewelrycollectibles

    jewelrycollectibles said 10 years ago

    Congratulations as a Featured Etsy Seller. I love your soaps.

  • sunrisetreasures

    sunrisetreasures said 10 years ago

    I really enjoyed this article! I want to purchase some of your soaps soon. Love your girlfriends shop too!

  • northcountryglass

    northcountryglass said 10 years ago

    Sounds like you live a great life there in Maine. I loved to hear about your dreams for the future. Good luck ! And thanks for sharing your story.

  • MsMaddie

    MsMaddie said 10 years ago

    very cool!

  • ritzydesigns

    ritzydesigns said 10 years ago

    I want to congratulate you on being featured and your really cool shop. I wish you the best that living the good life can bring. Thanks so much for sharing your story with all of us.

  • MelissaBeeArtDenver

    MelissaBeeArtDenver said 10 years ago

    Love this!

  • newsprout

    newsprout said 10 years ago

    What a great interview. I hope it brings you lots of business and allows you to continue to pursue your passion of the homegrown lifestyle. This is truly what I love about etsy - allowing real artists to pursue their dreams and lifestyle. Congratulations!

  • preettysandhu

    preettysandhu said 10 years ago

    :)!

  • preettysandhu

    preettysandhu said 10 years ago

    :)!

  • JudithAnns

    JudithAnns said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the great article and inspiration! I hope you can enjoy your future just as you have planned it!

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 10 years ago

    your soaps look and sound fantastic, hope to try some soon... great article, congrats.

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 10 years ago

    your soaps look and sound fantastic, hope to try some soon... great article, congrats.

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 10 years ago

    your soaps look and sound fantastic, hope to try some soon... great article, congrats.

  • JansCreativeWhimsy

    JansCreativeWhimsy said 10 years ago

    I loved your interview! The minute I saw your face I knew you were from Maine. I don't know why but I think we Mainers think alike and love our state so much year round...I will be ordering soap soon..thanks for making my day...Jan

  • inlulusgarden

    inlulusgarden said 10 years ago

    Simple & honest - loved the interview!

  • NestingBluebird

    NestingBluebird said 10 years ago

    Hi Tony, what a lovely interview! I resonate completely with your connection to Nature. I also love to grow and play with herbs. I will definitely stop back next time I need some soap! Congrats and good luck to you~ bluebird

  • ArchipelagoSeaGlass

    ArchipelagoSeaGlass said 10 years ago

    Awesome Tony! Very inspirational....heading over to check out Allison's shop now! Happy sustainable living to you both!

  • SilverLeica

    SilverLeica said 10 years ago

    I love soaps. I've favourite a lot of soaps & soapmaker's store here on Etsy & your packaging is one of the most unique & outstanding. It so classy & crisp! Lovely!

  • jalfredprufrock

    jalfredprufrock said 10 years ago

    Very inspirational loved the interview, enjoyed every bit of it!

  • JanesSundayBest

    JanesSundayBest said 10 years ago

    Great products. I like Cambrian Blue, like the colour and that there is no scent. I live in Byron Bay, Australia where nature is valued and respected. Jan

  • forgottenstore

    forgottenstore said 10 years ago

    I love it your interview, your beautiful life stile is pure inspiration!

  • marigoldlanewv

    marigoldlanewv said 10 years ago

    Lovely concept.............

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  • MyBeadCorner

    MyBeadCorner said 10 years ago

    Great!!!! Loved reading your story best I have read!!!!!!

  • lynn721

    lynn721 said 10 years ago

    that last paragraph sounds so dreamy..i love it..i hope your success never seizes and you guys get there at some point down the road..the time you devote to your passion is seen in how others benefit from it..thank you for that!

  • runicrhymesoap

    runicrhymesoap said 10 years ago

    Right on, brother. It seems we are living parallel lives (though you doing much more soap-making than I!) Thanks for the kick in the rear. Lovely work and words. Genuine. ∞

  • oldwhalingcompany

    oldwhalingcompany said 9 years ago

    Great interview...love the shop!!

  • Mindtheowl

    Mindtheowl said 9 years ago

    Great interview! I really like your soaps and your way of life!

  • EnchantedStudios

    EnchantedStudios from EnchantedStudios said 9 years ago

    Love your soaps admire your philosophy. Love your simplicity and I share that same connection to the outdoors here in NC. Good luck to you.

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