I hope your day is as wonderful as you are.. I love you so much !!
Happy Birthday to the best partner / friend / confidant / husband ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope your day is as wonderful as you are.. I love you so much !!
We are back in town and I am going full speed ahead ! Of course the soap won't be
ready for another few weeks but it still doesn't stop us from working each day, why ??
We truly love what we do ! I have a few special orders I need to get done as well, if
you have a special order that you are interested in buying. Please be mindful that it takes
a few weeks for it to cure.. Thanks and that's all for now !! Need to go stir and pour
hahah LOVES !!
I am pretty pumped to finally have my castile soap ready.. It has been curing for such a long time
if done properly , it will be one of the most luxurious bars that you will use. I am so proud of my soap!
I 'flavored" it with the oils and spices influenced by the original HOMELAND of the castile soap, SPAIN.
I only offer it online due to the limited quantities that are available. Grab some before they are gone.
Thanks,, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!!!!!!
Made with 100% pure Olive oil ,,,, Nothing else :-)
I can't even believe how quickly time is moving !
I know I say this often when I BLOG, however it is so true.
Mother's day is next weekend and I have many bars of soap and or candles just for your mom , wife , sister, Aunt, Teacher , ,,,,
Well, you get the idea lol lol
If it is a floral type of soap you like there is Lilac, Lavender, Jasmine , Gardenia and Rose. IF you are looking for more of a tropical smelling bar you prefer, we have Coconut Lime, Coconut Kiwi, Coconut Lemongrass , there are of course others that just smell that good !
Oh, don't forget the food type. Pomegranate mango , cucumber and others.
The candles Vic makes are a wide variety of fun smelling gifts as well. He has made some that smell just like a spa, I just love them. Sea Mist, Black Sea Spray, Orchid Orchard and many others. They are amazing !!
Personally I just love the Orange blossom and the Hot Apple Pie. Even though the hot apple pie is more of a Autumn scent. I can never get enough of it yumminess. I don't even like to eat pies, the smell is a whole different story hee hee hee
We hope to see you and one of our venues soon.
Thanks again !!
BOY is it hot already.
Summer just shows up one day with a heat wave and it does not go away. DRATS lol lol
I was enjoying spring SO MUCH, all my flowers are blooming and the yard is all so new. I love it.
It's not that I do not enjoy summer, it is just SO HOT ,, let's hope it is a mild summer with no hurricanes anywhere. If there has to be a nasty storm, let it be out in the ocean and just come apart before it hits any land. Perfect world right ? I just hate hearing about the ugly of those storms..
On a happier note,, I have been working hard to keep the website fully stocked. I know I have a few that is out of stock, but they are curing and will be ready shortly..
Thanks to all our awesome soap buddies and your support of our small family company.. We love what we do because of you all !!!
See you all at the markets !
I mentioned a few months earlier that our Camel Milk line had come out. I have to tell you, I absolutely cannot keep it in stock. I am trying lol lol lol
So this is a " I'm trying my best " blog .
I hope you are able to get a bar. Vic posts on our FB when they are ready, as a matter of fact the Frankincense Myrrh and Pine will be ready this week. YEAH !!
Thank you so much for your understanding.
Pictured below is patience.
Yup , already spring has sprung.
This by far has been one of the fastest years to me. Time is just zooming and as much as I try to make the most of each day ( and I really try ) there is just not enough time in each day.
I wonder why that is................
Our oldest granddaughter is turning 15 this year , I cannot even believe this. It truly is such a blessing having our grandchildren and they are just little for such a short time.
Speaking of grandchildren. My 2 daughters and my daughter-in-law were expecting at the same time and I can remember that in great detail. Well, this is the year they are all turning 6. WHAT ??????????
NO WAY !!!
Precious angels they all are..
Speaking of spring, Mothers Day, Easter, Fathers Day just to name a few are right around the corner. I have many special gifts for that special loved one in all of our lives.
We just love to see you all and enjoy watching all your beautiful families grow as well :-)
Looking forward to seeing you all
This was taken 3 years ago, so missing our CABOOSE baby..
A lot of love in this picture xoxoxo
Hello Stranger lol lol
I realize I am horrible at blogging hee hee
I have all these awesome things that happen with our company, families, markets etc. I keep thinking I need to write about this. As you can see I just never make it to the computer.
I had a few ladies contact me and say,,, "Linda what is going on with your blog? We miss your little comments." Quite honestly I did not think anyone read these.
SO thank you to those who take the time to read my simple ramblings.
I have a new item we are working on and trying them out at the local markets. Scented beads.
Vic had them at Pelican Beach park yesterday and WOW, they were a huge success.
Honestly they are perfect for your college student , work area, closet , car or should I say anywhere your would like to "fix the smell " but cannot burn a candle.
We are so excited to have these added to our line of good smelling stuffs lol lol
I plan on having them available on the website soon. YEAH !!
Till then have a awesome day xoxo
I love Valentines Day.. It brings out such cute couples , old and new , and their stories of how they met and some of their favorite dates, family stories, and much more.
Vic and I are very blessed to be able to have such a great repore with our soap buddies that we feel that they are just extended family.
What a special holiday for us here at Simply Mazzara's. Not only to be apart of your very special gift giving but to build such great friendships locally and out of state as well.
Each year we have quite a few vacationers that make it a special day for us when they make it to one of our markets pick up their order , most call in earlier to be able to get their yearly soap. And then to correspond with them throughout the year for their gift giving needs.
How humbled we are to be a part of such a beautiful process.
THANK YOU ALL !!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the markets to hear your stories and see your awesome families!!
It is early morning , and the sun is coming up. I hear all the birds and see the squirrels eating and stretch their little bodies toward the sun and getting ready for the day. They all have busy days to keep their young fed and safe. I love to watch and sit and smell the blossoms and wow I could just go on and on !
We are lucky here in Florida that I can sit outside year round and see and enjoy all of this beauty. After about 30 minutes or so I start getting the PULL to get in the house and make some soap.
I tell myself that I am done stretching and relaxing before my hard days at work .
The holidays might be over, but we are still hard at work keeping the soaps and candles on the shelf. I apologize if what your looking for is not listed, either it is out of stock or not on the website at all. I am making the soaps as fast as I can, ( most are curing ) and will be ready by the end of the month.
I had a sweet lady call me from Delaware a couple days ago and wanted some of the soap that she was gifted to for Christmas. I told I would be happy to send her what she wanted, lucky she had the label on the back and I was able to get it for her.. It all worked out :-)
Thanks for all your support and patience while we get re-stocked in the next couple of weeks.
We sure love what we do and appreciate you all SO MUCH !!
Vic took this picture of a hummingbird in our yard.
I seriously just changed my calendar from last year. TIme is just not too forgiving , is it?
I had such a wonderful time with my hubby ( Vic ) and family. that was in town. I have to tell you I am a huge fan of Skype and Marco Polo. I loved the action shots of the gift opening and the expressions of each of my grandangles.
Vic and I are so humbled at the amount of soap / candles , gifts boxes and baskets that were purchased as gifts for our Soap buddies and their families. If you were a recipient of one our gifts , I have to tell you the thought that went into each gift and the stories that followed were so exciting for Vic and I. How special we felt to be a part of this special day for so many. Some of these gifts were pre ordered, special made but all were filled with so excitement. THANK YOU so much for our small part we played in this beautiful holiday!. .
Lets all have a safe new years, we look forward to seeing you all back with your beautiful families!
. Thank you again from the Simply Mazzara's TEAM
Vic and Linda Mazzara
Happy POST Thanksgiving !!
I just loved seeing all my grand babies. Just gifts from heaven. I appreciate the time and effort that goes into the whole holiday. It has been my favorite holiday ever since I was a young girl. I love so much the whole experience called THANKSGIVING !
NOW IT IS TIME FOR SANTA XOOX
Good Grief !!
It has been a full month since I have last written in my blog. WOW, I cannot believe it has already been 4 weeks.
Time does not slow down for anyone or anything, that is sure.
We are getting excited for THanksgiving, my favorite Holiday !. I just love sitting around the table and talking to family near and far. Watching the young children eat until they are "stuffed" instead of the Turkey lol lol
I hope this finds all our friends, new and old happy , well and with family. Enjoying each day because they sneak by us way too fast..
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU !!
IT has been too long since I have taken the time to write a few words. I have had a few things happen personally that has been a bit "time consuming".
As some of you may know, I have a large family. 5 sisters and 4 brothers.
Recently one of my sisters unexpectedly passed away from complications to laparoscopic back surgery. It has really made me look at things in a different , clearer prospective.
I have always loved my family. Almost to the extreme. :-) BUT,,
Can you love someone to the extreme? After the past couple of months, I do not think so.
I have always had my family on the highest priority, call and sing on Birthdays. don't miss a holiday with a phone call. Always send out cards. Follow up on their children and the exciting things such a babies , baptisms. that sort of thing. Most of them live on the West side of the States. ,, UTAH as a matter of fact. and I am here in Florida. but it didn't stop me or them from calling.
I guess what I am trying to say it that we as a family try not to live with regret. I had recently spoken to her regarding her back surgery and kept up, or tried to , on how her little shop in Virginia was doing. She had at a time some of our product in her store. Shared pictures and stories. I am comforted in the fact that she was loved by so many, her 5 children, grandchildren and a awesome husband of 38 years. I will miss you Kathy, your tender ways and your kind heart.
Lets try to keep love in our hearts in the CRAZY time that as Americans we are going through.
I am SO thankful for my 3 children, their spouses and my 10 incredible grandchildren. And of course
the BEST SOAP DUDE EVER! He is such a rock star and is there for me in each and every way.
I love you Vic and thank the beautiful heaven that brought us together.
Thank you all for letting my ramble, sharing my heart and shedding a couple tears.
OKAY,, I AM BACK.. TIME TO MAKE SOME SOAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 of the grandchildren working in one the vegetable gardens with me xoxo
At this time of year I always reflect on the past year, even though it is only August. This time of year reminds me of when I was a child. Getting the trees ( and there were MANY ! ) cleaned out by the base and adding mothballs to help keep the slugs, bores and other little critters aways from our fruit and nut trees.
Plums, apples, cherries, nectarines, apricots, peaches, almonds, pecans, walnuts, english walnuts and hazelnuts. ~~ I am sure I am missing a couple :-)
Anyway, there seemed to be a slight closer and celebration feel in the air. And it has nothing to do with the Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays,, it just seemed to be a end of something.
We canned tons of the above fruits, for HOURS,, with 10 kids the winters were long and our mouths craved the fresh fruits we had so readily available to us throughout the year.
My dad and brothers would go deer hunting, elk hunting and fishing ~ we all liked to go fishing ~ but that was a lot of meat that had to be prepared and stored.
I know it sounds like a ton of work but we all chipped in and made it happen.
So I hope that this time of year is not only a reflection of the past months of work but the excitement of what is to come !
Happy August and September and HOLD ON OCTOBER< NOVEMBER < and DECEMBER !!
I cannot believe that it is getting so close to THAT TIME OF YEAR !!!
I am getting stocked up on my organic pumpkin and carrot bars. Not only do they smell amazing but they are so creamy with a thick lather. I have pre-orders that are put in months ahead of time and so it has already started ! As well as Christmas boxes and baskets. I tell many that I am stuck in the 80's ( hair and music lol ) which in basket and boxes term are large big bows hahahha
I plan on posting more ideas on SImply Simple and hopefully a video , just plans we are tossing around. We appreciate our soap buddies SO MUCH and love that we are able to be a part of your -friends and soap family -
Looking forward to seeing you back for another whirlwind of a season !!
Thanks again and see you at the markets !!
I was honored to meet and pet a national treasure today. He is a wounded warrior, saved hundreds of life’s by sniffing out devices under vehicles and other places. ( I was not privileged to know where he found them ) but he has recovered from a broken back with months of therapy. His owner is retired Army and was on his way to take “ Damon “ to the beach for some fresh air. I was so excited to actually get to pet and get a kiss from this amazing animal! Thank you for your service !
If you look close at his harness it has his info , his military ID is tattooed in his left ear.
Vic goes to other markets each week and the demand for Vegan Friendly soap is huge.
So I modified a few of my soap recipes to help them give a variety of choices.
That's what is nice. I can change my recipes to accommodate our soap buddies and in this case a WHOLE lot of them.As a matter of fact Vic and I are cooking more of a Vegan trend, finding our there are some pretty amazing food choices out there has been very exciting !
we are always trying to improve each of our products so we can be at the top of our game. THANKS to you all !
VIc took this picture of a flower , actually , it is the inside of a Bromeliad.Pretty isn't it :-)
Yup, that dreaded time of year when just thinking about the heat outside makes you sweat.
HOWEVER, this is when many go crazy for our products. Gentle cleansing helps to sooth out those sunburned bodies as well as wind burn. it is so fun to play outside in the wonderful weather, but also to take care of your skin and it will take care of you !
IN a few short weeks school will be upon us and college students are headed out. Many parents give a nice "care package" to their new college student and it is always a hit. send me a text, call or email to place a special order and I will be happy to get that ready for you..
Have a wonderful safe summer and again, thanks for all the support from our soap buddies xoxo
This is where Vic and I like to relax after a hards days work. Listen to birds and smell the amazing flowers and feel the sea breeze ..
How is everybody today ?
We are doing great here at our Simple little place.
Loving our newest addition to our already great line. We have added CAMEL MILK soap.
Let me tell you.. If it is lather that you want, good grief, lather is what you will get. Never have I seen any bar lather like camel milk.
Working on a line , and I am up to 3 now. of our newest product.
Crazy thick lather.
Other than that..
Lets all have a wonderful SAFE summer, and enjoy your families !
I cannot believe how quickly this year is going. Good grief it is already summer.
Here in florida that means preparing for Hurricanes , always somewhat is a stressor , but florida is our home and we love it here.
Father's Day is right around the corner and we have plenty of ideas that will make Dad the man of the hour. ( or boyfriend or brother or whoever else you think needs a cool gift )
Don't forget about our awesome handmade midwester soap dishes. We have both men and women that just love them. English walnut, Blue pine , Fir pine. They are just gorgeous. My brother does such a great job and the feedback is starting to come in on how beautiful they look in bathrooms etc.
Also our candles. Vic does a superb job on them and they are quickly becoming some of our fastest moving products.
Anyway we would love to see you at our markets. The friendships we are building are priceless xoxo
Have a wonderful safe summer and we look forward to seeing you !
The view from Vic's market on Thursday at Pelican Beach Park in Satellite Florida. Lucky guy xoxo
I love my mother SO MUCH and I also love my mother-in-law SO MUCH.
They are both great examples of unconditional love and sacrifice for their families.
I am forever grateful to my Mother-in-law for raising such a respectful son and therefor my husband. He is such a amazing man and great to the kids and grandkids.
We are business partners and best friends.. I could not ask for anything better than that !
Thank you so much sweetie xoxo
IT is so beautiful here in Florida. I just love spring and all the flowers that are blooming. My orchids are just going crazy. I think that they are such a delicate flower. But they are quite hardy, just so beautiful.
My amaryllis are starting to bloom. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
Our Jasmine are blooming, ginger, heliconia , azalea , gardenia, WOW, such a great smell around the yard.
I have Jasmine and Gardenia soaps ( goat milk ) that are at the market ( s ) . They go so fast.
Just let me know if you want any and I will put some aside for you.
Enjoy your spring and stop to smell ALL the flowers.
They are such a gift to enjoy to see and smell.
See you at the Markets !
Azalea's showing off .
Amaryllis flowers amaze me with their size and beauty.
I am very excited to have these in our product line !
My brother makes these for us and they are beautiful.
English Walnut, Fir Pine, Blue Pine, Siberian Elm and English walnut
I am from Utah and these are native trees from my home state, makes me happy to have a bit of HOME here at HOME. :-)
Good Job Mike and thank you xoxo
Shown are the Blue Pine
We are getting alot of feed back regarding the candles that Vic is making.
All thumbs up !
He has so many "flavors" such as Coconut Lemongrass ( I have a soap with same oils )
Jamican Me Crazy
JUST TO NAME A FEW !!!
They are all natural and Vic follows all the candle safety guidelines. I mention this because I had no idea that there was such a thing. I just need to stick to soap :-)
Anyway they smell wonderful, burn evenly and are all natural.
Sounds ( and smells ) like a wonderful candle !
I am working on getting some on the website, if you are interesed just send me a text or contact me on the contact form.
It was suggested by one of my daughters to keep some sort of a blog. I had to look up BLOG to see what it meant. I am so stuck in the 80's.