Monday, January 30, 2012

already the end of the month?

Wow, I cannot belive that its the end of Jan. already.
ALOT has been going on as usual. Today we have bunches of new products. Lots of really cool candy (my weakness) and some toys. I know alot of my customers will be happy that we are getting toys in.

I am currently working on my email newsletter. Hopefully I can get it out no later than tomorrow afternoon. I just got off the phone with our new glass blower, he will be sending me pics tomorrow of a few things that he will be making for us. I would like to get some glass in before Valentines Day-its just a goal.

OMG, wanna hear something funny? Chandria and I went to XXX stores on Saturday! She wanted to check out their sex toy displays (she orders those for her employer). I am always up for something fun. I drive by them all the time and I will admit that at first, I thought that they were going to be seedy shops but they werent. They were really nice, clean, smelled good, the employees were really nice and it was well lit. It actually was pretty cool. It just so happens that alot of our local XXX stores now sell smoking accessories. A year ago, they werent (I know this because I contacted them all). So it was actually a very productive day. And I am looking forward to calling these shops this week. Or maybe I will just pop in and drop off some samples.

It doesnt really bother me to be in those shops even tho I do not frequent them. I used to sell that stuff years ago when I used to work for a smoke shop....but some things have changed since then. I was looking for something weird and funny (not nasty) to put in the downstairs guest bathroom. The best that I came up with was a weird magazine from the 70's that is all about tickling feet. Its so stupid, that is why its perfect for that room. I call that bathroom the "library", coz I always try to keep weird and interesting reading material in there.

I have had enough of a break now......back to work

Friday, January 20, 2012


Iam so amazed by our new product called "Buzz Brownies". They are caffinated brownies that really get you moving. I kinda tested them out myself a little too hardcore. I had half of one with a cup of coffee! Unless you wanna feel like a tweaker, dont do it. Half a brownie is just fine.

As far as I know, I am the ONLY distributor that carries these for smoke shops, as well as the same brand of relaxation brownies. Which is sweet! Our customers are doing pretty well with them too and I love hearing that.

I am so happy that its friday. I am ready to enjoy the weekend. What I love about living in Austin is that the weather here is awesome. Today its 80 degrees and we are near the end of January. We really didnt have a winter, that means that we are going to have a wicked HOT summer. I'll take the heat over the cold anyday.

This weekend I have a few things that I really want to work on (for the business of course). Iam going to look into manufacturing some new products. Anything in particular that you would like to see us manufacture or create? Email me at:

I have LOTS of oils and soy wax that we need to start using. Ive had some ideas for candles and stuff but Ive been too busy to get to them. Since that is ALOT of money in supplies sitting there, I have to get off my butt and put them to work for us.

I bought some other NEW supplies yesterday. Its just so happens that my husband Tommy was out of town and he wasnt around to say "NO" Tommy is also our companies accountant, so he says 'no' to me alot when I get ideas for new products. And he is sometimes

So, this is what I bought yesterday:
cocoa butter
shea butter
coconut oil
hemp oil
vitamin E

As you know we have 3 dogs, I am going to make them some sort of balm for the pads of their feet and their dry noses. But that really just a personal item for us...who knows, it could turn into a new product if I really like it. I have thought about making natural pet products many times before.

I am wanting to try to make a lotion bar! I bought one a few weeks ago and I love it, its almost completely used up too. Its best that I play with this over the weekend and decide if its just going to be a personal thing or not.

The other thing that I REALLY want to make is a 'tattoo balm or oil'. To be used after you get your tat and it will help it heal. I like that idea....we will see.

This is what I do on my time off from work, think of new products. My brain never stops.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


As I previously mentioned, we are getting ready to get some glass products MADE for us. Which is exciting for me, its the first time I have ever done this. But I feel really good about it. The glass blower that we are using is awesome.  He knows what we are wanting to make and he has been blowing glass for a long time. I really like his work too. He sent me some prototype pics yesterday and I am SOOOO excited. But I am not going to share them with you quite yet---sorry. But, I will show them off to you as soon as I am able to.

Here is a pic of a prototype of a pendant that we are thinking about. Dont worry, we are looking into other things besides jewelry. I just cant disclose that at this time.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I am so happy that its a NEW year! I this time of year, I always think about friends and family that are no longer with us (deceased). And then I remind myself that they would want me to be happy and prosperous.

I stopped making personal resolutions years ago. I do make them for the business, but not personally for myself. For me it was a wise decision, I NEVER keep my resolutions and then I get bummed out and feel like a loser. So by not having any, I feel better about myself not making some weird goal. My husband Tommy on the other hand, likes making resolutions that he cant keep-lol. This year his resolution is to: try to get to bed by midnight. He usually comes to bed at 2 or 3AM. He stays up and works at night. So far this year, he has NOT made it to bed ONCE by midnight. See what I mean?

As far as Divaworks goes, its been wonderfully busy here. A few things are going on....  We have a NEW product, Buzz Brownies.  These are made by the Sippin' Syrup Relaxation Beverages and Brownie guys. They are awesome and great tasting too. They give you alot of energy. They are also flying outta here. They are selling SO fast that I only have 10 boxes left. Of course, I have more being shipped to me.  I have decided this morning to have one with a cup of coffee for breakfast. I have tried the brownies and they do work.  But, I have never had one with a cup of coffee before, this should have me FLYING thru my morning. I hope I enjoy it and get alot of work done-lol.

We also have some other products in the making. I do not want to say too much right now about it. But I will give you a hint: GLASS. I have been against carrying any kind of glass because I didnt want to deal with breakage. But I am getting over that and I now know how to ship and pack glass. I am working with a bad-ass glass blower (IN AMERICA--THANK YOU!).

Remember at Christmas time I said, 'If you are a vegetarian, do not come by my house'.Well, I'll be damned! My brother brought a girl by my house that is a 'vegetarian'--ugh. No offense to her, she is a nice girl but she couldnt eat alot of our stuff coz mostly everything has meat in it. I even put pork in the beans! Every year, my brother Miles drags some poor girl over to our house for Thanksgiving. He claims that they ALL really want to be here. I always wonder about that. Here is the funny thing, after we meet them on Thanksgiving, there is a 50/50 chance that I will never see them again-lol.   Regardless, its like a little family joke that its another holiday that must mean that its time to meet another girlfriend. Dont get me wrong, they are all very nice ladies. But sometimes you never know whats going to show up-lol.  Luckily, they have all been really sweet.
Gotta go for now, I need to make some coffee.....