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About Anne-Marie Faiola
I’m Anne-Marie. I’m passionate about creativity and I believe it’s essential for everyone. That passion led me to found Bramble Berry Handcraft Provisions in 1998. My passion for business and creating started at a young age; I ran a small business breeding hamsters while in high school and started making and selling soap at 16. I continued selling soap at craft fairs throughout and after college. After the success of selling handmade soap, I recognized this could be an amazing business opportunity for others as well. I started Bramble Berry when I was 20 years old and haven’t looked back.
Through Bramble Berry I’m able to inspire, cheerlead, coach, and lead our 60,000 customers - most of whom are small businesses that sell soap at farmers markets. I believe that handmade is bestmade and that creativity is essential.
My passion doesn’t stop there. I want to learn everything I can about making things from scratch. In addition to business, I sit on a variety of non-profit boards and financially give back to the community. I am also an avid reader and die-hard scuba diver.
I currently reside in Bellingham, WA with my entrepreneur husband (he runs an engineering firm), and two children. My life is full, busy and sometimes hectic, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Make your own custom-tailored and perfectly formed cold-process soaps! Learn how to use milk jugs and yogurt containers for molds, and how coffee, avocado, and even beer can add unique dimensions to your creations. This encouraging introduction to the art of soapmaking makes it simple to master the techniques you need to safely and easily produce your own enticingly fragrant soaps.
These projects were posted from the beginning of the Soap Queen blog until 2011. A few of the projects included are the Pink Sea Salt recipe, Gardener's Soap and Green Beer Soap projects.
Take a trip down memory lane with Anne-Marie as you travel back through this collection of the lotions, scrubs, salts and more projects from the Soap Queen Blog. Featuring fun and innovative projects like the Hidden Color Bath Bombs, Coffee Butter Foot Creme, Sore Muscle Blends for Athletes and many more. Now you don't need to click back through endless posts to refer to these amazing projects, we've collected them for you here all in one place!
Chapters include: Selling, Support Networks, Social Media 101, Treat your Body right, General Business Advice, Customer Service & Relationships, Productivity, and Goal Setting & Planning.
Success is something everyone wants, yet it often feels elusive. How do
you get it? And once you get it, how do you stay at the top?
This book is a practical guide for achieving what you want in life―and
doing it in a way that doesn’t burn you out, break your integrity, or steal
from your personal and family time. The secret is living a habit-based
lifestyle coupled with a shift in mind-set. Broken down into bite-sized,
achievable pieces, it’s easier than it sounds.
Deliberately designed to be part factual information, part personal-application
guide, and part inspiration for further thought, Best Day Ever
is divided into thirty-five easy-to-digest chapters that will tell you how to
use your power and resources more effectively.
Author Anne-Marie Faiola has been in the trenches, launching and
bootstrapping a multimillion-dollar business while also raising a family
and being an active community member. Her experience has allowed
her to systemize a style and philosophy of working, living, and thinking
that empowers her success. In this book, she’s sharing everything she’s
learned, so you can pick and choose strategies to boost you to a higher
level―or even set you on an entirely new and exciting trajectory. Stop
relying on luck. Plan for success. Choose to be happy!