Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A talented new photographer

I was very blessed to meet Jessica Merkel at the Sea Cliff Mini Mart in October.  Jessica took some photos of my soaps that I just love. Thank you for sending them to me and for allowing me to use them Jess!

So many people comment on my scrabble piece. I guess Jess liked it too!

I love this picture with my "Vampire Soap" in it!

I asked Jess if she had a website I could send people too and she told me is working on one. She is in graduate school for speech pathology and hasn't had time lately to focus on her photography.  I'm so glad she had a few minutes to snap these pictures for me!

Yours in Gratitude,

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Lange Eylandt Market

The Lange Eylandt Market is held every Sunday from 10-4:30 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho. It's my new favorite event. Why is it my fav? Besides the quaint village atmosphere of the Cottages at the Milleridge Inn and having a place to sell my products every Sunday, I get to be with some amazing vendors.  Check them out.

Mullein and Sparrow

Sweet Muse

East Coast Roast

Pelzer's Pretzels

Blossom Meadow

The Well Dressed Nut

Donna Barret Jewelry

Mulry Jewelry

Beach House Baking Company


Alegna Soap

I'm in pretty good company, right?
Yours in Gratitude,

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Customer of the Month

Meet Rebecca, my November Customer of the Month. Rebecca is very close with all of her sisters. They all went swimming with dolphins in Mexico. Sounds like fun, don't you think?

Rebecca and her sisters

Tell me about yourself-
I am a 31 year old single woman, living on Long Island and regularly commuting to the city. I made a career change about two years ago and I am now a full time student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I am majoring in Fashion Merchandising Management. I will graduate with my Associate Degree in December and I have already acquired credits to maintain my BA.
How long have you been using Alegna Soap products?
I have been using Alegna Soap since I first met Angela at a craft fair a couple of months ago.
Which soap is your favorite?
It’s hard to choose a favorite but if I had to, I would say the peppermint scrub soap
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have three sisters and I love sending time with them. I volunteer at my church and I love entertaining old friends and meeting new friends.
Do you have any pets?
I have one dog. A 2 year old 110lb Rottweiler named Porscha.
Who is your favorite movie star?
My favorite movie star is Al Pacino
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
If I knew I couldn’t fail I would play the lottery of course! J Not failing to me (in regards to this) is two-fold though: 1. I would win the lottery, 2. I would spend the money wisely.
Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day would start off as a cool and sunny Fall morning. I would start my day off by showering with my Alegna peppermint scrub soap (of course). Then I would invite my immediate family and a few of my close friends to my favorite diner and I would pick up the check for everyone. I would then go to Starbucks with my best friend and get a pumpkin spiced latte. We would then pick up our dogs and take them for a nice long walk at the park. We would drop off our dogs, have sushi for lunch in Babylon Village and then go out to the city for a fun night with my sisters and closest friends…ALL ON ME! J

Yours in Gratitude,

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Many large tree limbs in our backyard.  A ton of shingles blown off our roof. A leak in the ceiling. Internet out for three days.  We were the lucky ones.  Over 80% of Long Island is without electrical power. The school building I work in is being used as a shelter for the Red Cross. My brother-in-law still can't get to his home in Mastic. Friends in Lindenhurst say their neighborhood is gone.  Everything in their house was destroyed but their house still has a foundation, many of their neighbors houses don't. Friends in Freeport lost everything, the water came up to the second floor of their home. This is the third day after Sandy wreaked havoc with us and it doesn't look like things will be getting better soon.

One of the tree limbs in my backyard

So today I am grateful for my husband who already has re-shingled the roof, the Internet that I usually take for granted, the empty bedrooms I can offer to my friends, heat, hot water, hot food, electric, and the fact that although there is a lot of property damage here, everyone I know is safe and healthy. I hope you are too.

December Customer of the Month

Alegna Soap's December Customer of the Month is Donna.

Donna and her husband Mike

Tell me about yourself-
I'm a retired flight attendant married 34 years (to the same person LOL) mother of 2...1 son, 1 daughter...  no grandchildren yet :(

How long have you been using Alegna Soap products?
using Alegna soap almost 2 yrs

Which soap is your favorite?
My favorite is def the patchouli scented!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Being married to a Drummer,  Music is the most popular hobby

Do you have any pets?
We have 1 dog & 2 cats

Who is your favorite musical artist?
Stevie Nicks, Heart

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Be a Rockstar!!...

Describe your perfect day.
Being with all my Family & Friends on a Beautiful Sunny Day on vacation...(or all of them on my deck in my yard.)

What was the last movie you saw in a theatre?
The New Planet of the Apes Movie

What would you do with the money if someone gave you $5000?
Go on Vacation  (after putting just a little away for?)

What inspires you?
People with disabilities

Yours in Gratitude,