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47 lip balm flavours - and counting

47 lip balm flavours - and counting

So are you curious to know which ones were my very first flavours? This is a pic of my very first three: Caramel Hot Chocolate, Mexican Hot Chocolate and Chai Hot Chocolate. Getting ready to launch with these was such a whirlwind, and I never imagined that over the years, I would come up with so many different flavours!!! I actually counted - there are 47 different flavours to date! What amazes me most is that I keep getting new ideas all the time. So, are you curious to see the list of what I've made to date? 1. Banana...

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Lightning Lips??

Lightning Lips??

Today's Story: The Name. The thing about businesses (and well, most things actually) is that they need a name. I expected to agonize over it, like we did for the name of our second baby (her first health card actually listed her name as Baby Girl cause we still hadn't made up our minds when she was born!) I knew a few things right from the start. 1. I wanted my business to be only lip balm. Many people told me (and still tell me) that I was nuts, and I didn't care. 2. They were going to be fun,...

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Re-framing the deal-breakers

Re-framing the deal-breakers

Feeding newborns gives you a lot of time to do quiet things, like binge watch Dexter on Netflix (but only when your other kid is sleeping, cause, well, Dexter.) or finding a ridiculous amount of kids activities on Pinterest that you'll later learn really AREN'T no-mess OR easy. Ok maybe that was just me.It was also a great time to just zone out and let my mind wander while I held that cuddly baby. But it always came back to this one thing: I really should start that lip balm business. Why was my brain doing this?!! I mean really....

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Google Made Me Do It

Google Made Me Do It

A few years back, I was talking to a friend of mine (Ok, it was Google) when it came up in conversation (uhm, search results) that you could make lip balm that smelled like chocolate in your kitchen. Whaaaaat?!!! Yes, it was true. My friend also helped me find places to order the ingredients from, and about $150 later (you know, go big or go home, right?), I had everything I needed (or impulse bought). By this point, I was yet another version of Sylvie. She was a mom to a toddler and very pregnant with a second baby, and...

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Pre-kids Sylvie

Pre-kids Sylvie

I like to say that over the years, I've been so many different Sylvies. My younger self would have thought a lot of those people were dumb, but I love them all. One person that I need to introduce you to is pre-kids Sylvie. And not the one you met in my last few posts. This is pre-kids Sylvie who really wanted kids with all of her heart. I was her for a long time. If reading about infertility triggers you, you may want to stop reading. Because I know it sure as hell triggered this version of Sylvie. The...

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