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HOW TO RUN A KICK ASS BUSINESS WHILE WATCHING YOUR KIDS (AT THE SAME TIME)

Brewing Up a Business

HOW TO RUN A KICK ASS BUSINESS WHILE WATCHING YOUR KIDS (AT THE SAME TIME)

Running your own business and watching children at the same time definitely DO NOT go hand-in-hand. However, many of us business owners do because we are BADASSES. The reality is that by the end of the day, we are frustrated because we did not accomplish our work goals or we did not spend quality time with our children. So I want to let you in on a few ‘creative’ secrets I use to get the quality time I need for both my business and my children. 1) PANDORA RADIO IS YOUR FRIEND! Turn on the ‘Kids Bop’ station on Pandora...

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Our Wine Soaps Have a New Look

Brewing Soap

The time is here: The launch of our wine soap!  “But you already have wine soap, so what gives?” you might be thinking. Yes, you are right, but they have a completely new look!  I’ve been AGONIZING about rebranding our wine soaps for the past year. I’ve been struggling with finding the right scent and look for these soaps. About 6 months ago, with the help of many “testers,” I was able to hone in on the right scent. But the packaging wasn’t 'poppin’ for me. I was using our tried and true cigar bands that all of our soaps have...

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Tips for Creating Your Own Business

Brewing Up a Business

Tips for Creating Your Own Business

It takes a lot of courage to create your own path in life. Oftentimes the people most closest to us will be the first to call you crazy, "You want to do what? You can't make money doing that! How are you going to support your family?" But that's the thing... Sometimes it's not about the money, sometimes it's about what makes you happy! And when you are happy, money CAN follow! Here is what we learned (and are still learning) as we dove into Handbrewed Soaps.  MAKE A PLAN FIND A NETWORK WORK YOUR BUTT OFF CELEBRATE  PLAN: I was...

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5 Tips to Successfully Brewing Beer

Brewing Beer

5 Tips to Successfully Brewing Beer

An interesting conversation arose last night as Eric and I were talking about beer (while consuming it!) I asked him what 5 important things he learned over the years about brewing a great tasting beer. Here’s what he said: The key to a successful brewed beer is in the sanitation. You can make the most yummy beer, but if you forget to sanitize, say goodbye to your 'liquid gold.' This happened to us once in the early years. We had sanitized EVERYTHING ( so we had thought.) We bottled our beer, came back two weeks later, and saw floaties in...

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Conical Fermenter Review for the Homebrewer - Our New Toy

Brewing Beer

Conical Fermenter Review for the Homebrewer - Our New Toy

I recently purchased a plastic conical fermenter. Conical fermenters are used to minimize the amount of time it takes to transfer beer from primary fermentation to secondary fermentation and then into a keg/ bottle. By the switch of a valve you can go between primary to secondary, and by attaching a half-inch hose to the bottom, you can bottle directly from the conical. So what does this mean in the long run? Fewer steps, especially in the syphoning and sanitation arena! I’m hoping to save time on brewing beer for Handbrewed Soaps. I’m hoping this system will help me quickly...

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