Wednesday, December 30, 2009

good news/bad news

The Good News: My 2010 Horoscope is FANTASTIC!
"One thing that all Crabs (I'm a cancer) know deep in their hearts is that someone, somewhere out there knows how great it would be to bust them wide open and eat them with melted butter. The big news for you this year, Cancer, is that Pluto has moved into your Seventh House, which rules marriage, partnerships and close relationships. This means that someone may very well be cracking your heart open in the next year."

The Bad News: My New Year's Eve Date doesn't eat butter.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kiss & Tell

My (totally anonymous) friend has brought back her dating blog. She had to go in hiding for a bit when I accidentally outed her...sorry anonymous friend. I'm glad your back. Her new blog is here: Glitter Highway.
(the kind of kisses girls want)
(the kind of kisses readily available)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

i'd better get christmas shopping.....

or everyone on my list is getting coupons for hugs.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hey Lady, I want some FREE stuff.

Stop by Sweet Petula this Friday or Saturday for a FREE Exfoliate & Moisturize Gift Set ($28 value!). Just mention this post or simply say, "hey lady I want some free stuff", and this set is yours!

Included in the pack is our Ground Walnut Body Wash & Ultimate Shea Butter Moisturizer, and you can choose your favorite scent blend; Sea Spa, Fresh Lavender, Ruby Grapefruit, or Bay Rum. You can even mix & match!

Can't make it into the store? Shop on-line at and with any $50 purchase I'll add this to your order. (I'm adding more rules to the on-line sorry, but I'd really prefer to see you in person..& my Mom will be here this weekend..and she likes you as well. So stop by.)

I'm off to eat Turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

i smell christmas

Just finished up a new Christmas candle....these little lovelies are divine. A combination of spruce, cinnamon, & balsam fir this limited addition candle is my newest favorite thing. I burned one last night and the container is so beautiful & glowy (yes that is a word) when the candle is lit. I'm honestly not sure when I've been this excited about a new Sweet Petula product. I love these! Or maybe I just love Christmas. Currently, I only have 25 in stock (my pal Lisa over at Capers in West Seattle has 20+ as well)...more to come in a two weeks.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I heart FDR.

(This isn't about Eleanor...I just like the photo)
I just completed three tasks I've been dreading for months. Basically, these tasks were just phone calls that have given me hours of stress and sleepless nights. Phone calls that have been on my "to-do" list for days...weeks...actually months. Then yesterday I wrote them down (again) on another "to-do" list and decided that I would do nothing until these dreaded calls were made. And I did! And they are done. And they were so easy. A piece of cake really. It got me thinking about that Franklin Roosevelt saying, "there is nothing to fear but fear itself"...and I decided to look up the quote to figure what it is all about.
He said the words during one of his inaugural speeches and they were, "so, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance." Apparently, he was talking about the economic conditions of the time (not dreaded phone calls)...but it applies to me and my calls. And I've now decided to put "let go of nameless, unreasoning, unjustified thoughts" at the top of my daily to-do list.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bonjour Monsieur

I'm working on a new scent blend called..."Bonjour Monsieur". It's a combination of roasted tea leaves, tobacco, cedarwood & Sicilian lemon. & when I find the man that smells sortof like that...I'm going to walk up to him & say, "Bonjour Monsieur".

Friday, October 30, 2009

Smell Pretty.

A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future - coco chanel

Smell Pretty.

Custom Perfume Event at Sweet Petula

Thursday, November 5th from 2pm-8pm

Our last custom event went so well...we had to do it again. Join us for herbal inspired cocktails (I'm thinking lavender vodka or vanilla bourbon? any suggestions?), perfume samples & handmade custom perfumes by local perfumer, Sweet Anthem. Custom blends are $25 and pre-registration is recommended...although we would love you to just stop by as well. Meredith (Sweet Anthem herself), brings tons of oils for you to smell & blend. She guides you through the process seamlessly. I love my last concoction....Grapefruit, Violet, Ambergris & Sandalwood...I'll wear it can smell me!

Call 206.246.3488 to book an appointment.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

one for for you!

This Thursday, Sweet Petula is participating in a great fundraiser for NW Hope & Healing. (more details below on event.)

NW Hope & Healing is an amazing organization that provides non-medical support to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Where they provide the most comfort is with their Healing Baskets. Basically, when a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, these cool chicks step in with a basket full of soothing, pampering, pretty things. Just a little something to provide an ounce of comfort when it is really needed. Capers is hosting an event this Thursday to raise money for these baskets and I (& Sweet Petula) will be selling our products at the event and donating one item for every item sold. So stop by & shop. For every item you purchase, a matching product will be donated to these Healing Baskets.

Girls Night Out
at Capers in West Seattle
4525 California Ave. SW 98116 in the Junction
this Thursday, October 22nd 6-8pm

Please stop to visit us (Sweet Petula), as well as Clementine Shoes (she has some great new boots...just peaked in her window last night), Haute Goat (cashmere scarves we love), Sandra June Handbags, and Potluck Paris Jewelry.

Besides great merchandise, goodie bags, refreshments (read free booze...Lisa knows how to throw a party), a portion of proceeds will go to NW Hope & Healing.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Big Winner!

Our big Guest Soap Giveaway is over and we have a is (drum roll please)....Hayden J. !!! She wins 48 custom Sweet Petula Guest Soaps.
Call me Hayden J. & everyone else should check out her shop!
Pictured above is one of her custom clutches. Price points are scoot on over.

Monday, September 7, 2009

9/9/09 Sale

(two shea butter balms guessed it $9.99...regularly $20.00)
Sweet Petula on Etsy (just our Etsy site) is having a one day sale. I'm calling it the 9/9/09 sale as there are 99 items for $9.99. Of course I started it early...I have no idea what I'll be doing on 9/8/09 at 11:45...(hopefully not sitting at my computer) I decided to get a move on technically, my 9/9/09 sale is a right now sale..but it will absolutely end at midnight on 9/9/09. (I'm really liking typing in this 9/9/ pleases me.)

Ginger Blossom Travel Candle $9.99...regularly $14.95

Effervescent Sea Salt Soak $9.99...regularly $18.00

Any scent Cleansing Body Wash $9.99...regularly $14.00

Any scent Shea Butter Moisture Lotion $9.99...regularly $16.00

Set of 3 Sparkling Bath Tablets $9.99...regularly $15.00

Provence & Ginger Blossom Aromatherapy Candles in glass $9.99...regularly $18.00

Set of 3 Petite Shea Butter Soaps Gift Wrapped $9.99...regularly $15.00
All quantities are limited! When they are gone...they are gone. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Cashmere Scarves

New Cashmere Recycled Scarves just in. Remember these from last year...we sold hundreds! (or something like that).
Made of deconstructed cashmere sweaters, these beauties are made right here in Seattle by Heidi of Haute Goat.
Come see what's in stock.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

new contest for Etsy sellers!

Calling all Etsy sellers......Enter to win a set of 48 (yes that's right 48!), custom guest soaps for your Etsy shop! I love doing custom packaging for cute little shops & I'd love to do some for you!!! Here is how you enter:
1. Leave a comment here with a link to your Etsy shop.
2. Fan Sweet Petula & Good Clean Dog on Facebook (I'm working hard on bumping up my a girl out. Winner must be an active fan on date that I draw).
3. Winner will be randomly chosen on September 30th.
4. Retail value is $80 and will be completely custom with your logo and shop design.
5. Good Luck!
6. In the meantime, if you just must have a set of these immediately, and who can really blame you?? Sets of 12 are sold in the shop for $20.00.
Good Clean Dog (our Sweet Petula furry division).

Cardinal Ink. I loved making these!

My Little Sunshine. I am in love with Rachel.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Art Panel Prints & Canvas Giclee's by Papaya of Ashland, Oregon.

Stop in prints are scheduled to arrive this week in the shop! Art prints $16.00 &
Canvas Giclee's $48.00

Friday, August 14, 2009

pretty new fizzy photo

new sweet petula photo found on-line....i like googling myself (I mean sweet petula)...sounds kindof naughty doesn't it?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

tea for me.

So pretty.
Custom dresses by Audrey & Grace. dresses can be custom made or ordered already sized
(s-xl). I want one. I see a tea party in my future.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Check out one of my besties blog...Capers Capers (home decor, entertaining...other good stuff). And she has pictures of girls pillow fighting. Which is pretty much what we do when we hang out.

Friday, July 17, 2009

soap of the month lovelies

Today I'm shipping out all my July Soap of the Month orders. They look so pretty! I have been in an exfoliating mood and wrapped up Sea Spa with a little recipe card for a homemade foot scrub. Want your own soap of the month? They are in the shop.


My you look glowy....! give yourself an at home salt scrub for a fraction of the spa price. (sugar can also be is more gentle)

1/4 cup dead sea salts (use a natural salt, buy at nicer grocery stores)
1/4 warmed olive oil
few drops of essential oil (you can forgo this...lavender is relaxing, rosemary stimulation, lemongrass refreshing)

Combine oils and salt, mix well. Apply to skin using circular strokes to exfoliate the skin. Continue massaging, until a rosy glow appears..but don't over do...think rosy..not red. Rinse with warm water. Look gorgeous, feel even better.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Is it just me...or does this seem a bit unfriendly? I don't like it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sweet Petula's #1 Fan

Pictured above...Lanna, my #1 customer. How do I know she is my #1 customer?......well, you see, Lanna and her Mom, were shopping at Old Navy yesterday. Standing in line to pay. Lanna caught Mom/Rachel out of the corner of her eye smelling some spray perfume...and this is how it went...
Lanna: Put that Down! We only use Sweet Petula Soaps!
Mom: I know...I was just smelling it.
Lanna: Well....we don't need to.
That's my girl! Gotta love that brand dedication!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Graditude is an Attitude

(photo by J P Greenwood)

I just got a pep talk from a homeless woman. She was delightful. It wasn't until after she told me to get over myself that I knew she was homeless...and it made my day. Just to be clear, she didn't literally tell me to "get over myself"...she just told me her theory of being grateful for what you have.....and it was wonderful....then after we chatted for awhile I realized she was in fact a homeless person. Kind of puts things in perspective.

good ? press.

Look what came in the mail today! Press for Sweet Petula. I have no idea what it says...but the pictures are pretty!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Aroma Mist this month....only for the Sweetest of all the Petula's

Stop by Sweet Petula this July for a FREE Aromatherapy Mister!
Mention you saw this deal on our blog and with any purchase choose from Bay Rum, Ruby Grapefruit, Sea Spa (my personal favorite), or Fresh Lavender.
An easy way to experience the aromatherapy benefits of pure essential oils. These versatile spritzers can be used many ways.....
Room Freshner
Personal Perfume
Linen Mist
Aromatherapy Spray
(Sea Spa & Ruby Grapefruit are awakening....Bay Rum & Fresh Lavender soothing)
Facial Spritzer
Not an in-store Sweet Petula customer? Mention this with your on-line order and I will throw in your mister with your other items!

Friday, July 3, 2009

I heart stripes & swimming

It is swelteringly hot at Sweet Petula...and downtown is dead. What's that thing your Mom used to tell you when you complained about being bored? "if your means your boring"??? Well, I'm really boring today. It seems like everyone left town early and left me here alone. What gives?
So I'm shopping keeps me busy.
Check out this vintage Barbie inspired bathing suit by LA Drama Queen.

Made by designer Tani Marie, LA Drama Queen makes swimwear, lingerie and dresses. Check out her shop here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July Contest for Facebook Fans

Contest Alert!
On July 31st, I am giving away 2 $50 gift certificates to spend at Sweet Petula. If you are one of the lucky winners, your certificate is good at either our retail location in Pioneer Square, or
on-line in our Etsy shop.
How do you enter? I'm glad you asked! You must first fan us on Facebook. You can do that here. Or here. Not on Facebook yet? Well get with it.....
Winners will be chosen on July 31st randomly from all our Facebook fans. Good Luck!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

etsy shop sale

Sweet Petula's Etsy shop is having a sale....ends Sunday evening. Supplies are limited, so stop by soon!
Shea Butter Hand & Body Balms $5.00 each
Botanical Perfumes...Buy 2 get 1 Free!

Friday, June 12, 2009

sweet find

What I'm in love with this minute. Nature inspired necklaces by Red Sofa.

I especially love her silver crab claw necklaces....since I'm a Cancer, I think I need one.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

(photo by Jena Ardell)
It's really hot in here. I keep forgetting what day it is. Do you think that has anything to do with the heat? Earlier a man mentioned that today is supossed to be one of the hottest days of the year in Seattle. Is that possible? It's only June. But he really seemed to know what he was talking about.