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!