Excuse me while I whip this out.You know how sometimes you might have an idea, and then someone says, “hey, that’s not right. You should do it this other way,” and you’re all “nah. that’s not the way I think things should go,” but then after a few weeks, you start thinking that maybe their idea wasn’t so bad and maybe you should give it a try?

I’m not talking about drinking the cooking sherry.

I’m talking about Blazing Saddles, the sexiest soap ever.

Russ knew it was a good idea to make soap that smells like leather, gunpowder, sandalwood, sage, and dirt. He knew it was a good idea to call it Blazing Saddles. He even knew just the right colors to swirl in it to make it super pretty. He did not, however, know the size standards of our soaps (because we really had none). So that’s how Blazing Saddles ended up in The Wild Life Trio, along with the too-small Trail at Night and the too-small coffee. We decided to call it a “gift set” and celebrate our inventiveness.

And then The Wild Life started selling like hotcakes! It’s one of the most popular products on the site! And indeed, the soaps are fricken’ amazing. And limited in number, since of course, we now have size standards.

So I decided to make a new Blazing Saddles in our new size, but it came out all gloppy and brown and orange and I didn’t like it, so I didn’t put it on the site. I took some product photos, but wasn’t even really sure why I bothered. Until Amber came over and said, “why aren’t these on the site?” and I told her that they were ugly (I had since made newer new ones that are currently curing)... but see, I had to tell her that they were ugly. She just thought they were fine and that they smelled amazing.

I ask the Facebooks nearly everything... so I asked the Outlaw Soaps Facebook page if they wanted this soap at a discount. Someone (Liz) said she did, so I posted it with one of the photos and...

WHAM. We were sold out of Blazing Saddles in less than 24 hours.

You know I’m all about admitting when I make a mistake, so here I am, admitting. Russ and Amber (and Liz), you were right. I was a mouth-breathing knuckleheaded mule. I’m just glad I made a new batch so it could be waiting in the wings for when this batch sold out.

Jennalee, the Bacon soap too. You know what I’m talking about.

So this is why I want to hear what you think I should do instead of just running around like a caveman cookie monster. Thanks.





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Danielle Vincent Danielle Vincent
After more than 10 years as a corporate Digital Product Manager for such sites as Oprah.com, ABC.com, and ABCFamily.com, Danielle quit her career and pulled up her rubber gloves to make a living making and selling handmade soap as Outlaw Soaps.





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