Musings from Raspberry Moon – January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

I know many of you are ready to have 2016 behind you and hope you are starting your New Year off healthy and strong. I have lots of changes going on in 2017 and will keep you posted when I have more details. You will see some updates coming to the website. If there is something you would like to see me do differently—whether that be services, retail, website, online booking, gift certificate sales or whatever—please let me know! I value your feedback.

It’s official, I finally bought a house! Smokers and I will be moving the first weekend in February. We are ready to be settled in our own place. There is lots of work to do and renovations to take place but I can’t wait.

This year my plan is to have an event of some kind every month. It might be a movie night, book discussion, art class, archery class, a cooking class or who knows what. Just keep an eye out in the newsletters, on Facebook and Instagram.

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Year of the RoosterThis is the year of the Red Fire Chicken/Rooster – ring in Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Some predictions for this year, according to and

Rooster are loyal, committed, hardworking and have strong family values. Appearances are important this year.

This will be a year of finances. Chicken is connected to the autumn season, a time of harvest and then of relaxing and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

It will be a year that is hard to see your future. Things might be very foggy or unclear.

This year will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count so be sure to look your best. Be very clear on your intentions in regards to love, money, and business. No risky ventures, just be practical.

Be sure to check out the link above and look up your Zodiac Animal to discern what the year of the Chicken/Rooster has in store for you.

Happy Chinese New Year!


Nicole and Smokey and the Tribe of 5 (because stray kitties find me every where!)

Huge Clearance Sale at the Shop!


Huge Clearance Sale at the ShopThere is a huge clearance sale going on at the shop! I really need to find my current goodies new homes.

I have a few art pieces, tablecloths, wall art and jewelry left – I have these marked down A LOT! There are also a few items from Tibet.

So if you have been holding off, now is the time to have something new for your house!


Orange Blossom Facial Available for a Limited Time

Orange Blossom FacialTangerines and oranges are a very auspicious symbol during Chinese New Year. Tangerine  sounds very similar to the word “Luck” and Orange sounds very similar to “Wealth” in the Chinese language and who doesn’t want a little of both of those! So let’s add a little extra luck and wealth to your skin and your 2017 adventure with our Orange Blossom Facial.

This facial is perfect for Anti-aging, Normal/Combination Skin, and Normal to Dry skin.  Oranges provide a boost of Vitamin C and cloves have a scavenging activity towards free radicals. These two come together in this memorable and scent-filled anti-aging facial. We will be using a blend of Saucy Chica Skincare products with SkinScript Orange Zest Enzyme, which is a powerful antioxidant that brightens the skin with 4% lactic and 1.5% glycolic acids that digest dead skin cells and soften sebum and Goji Berry Yogurt Mask, which is a yogurt-based mask that is great for hydrating and infusing nourishment into the skin.

$70 for a one hour treatment

I love this treatment. It smells delicious and feels amazing. This treatment is available for a limited time so be sure to schedule yours today by booking online at, via email at, and now call/text at 864.271.2710. Yes we have changed services and fingers crossed (we all know how electronics hate me) you can also text me.

In the next week or so, you will start to receive email and text confirmations and reminders. So if any of your information has changed be sure we get it updated so you get your reminders. That being said, if you no show or cancel at the last minute, I will have to beat you and charge you for your missed appointment. Don’t make me be mean! Love you!


Mark Your Calenders for these Great Upcoming Events

Gun Safety and Target Practice
January 25th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

I have an opening for 3 Ladies who want to learn gun safety and have target practice. My friend Martin is an avid gun enthusiast. He is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. We will be meeting on his land (inside) to discuss gun safety and have target practice. We will be shooting air guns but you can bring your gun if you have specific questions. Please be sure to bring eye protection. Afterwards heading to Ktown for dinner and drinks cuz it’s my birthday! I am sure we will meet up with more people then. This class is part of our year-long learning experience. Cost to attend is $10. There are only 3 spots available on this adventure, first come first serve.

Chocolate Tasting at Kilwans
February 6th at 6:30pm

Just in time for Satan’s Holiday–I mean Valentine’s Day, Chocolate Tasting at Kilwans downtown with dinner after, most likely at Handi or LemonGrass. This event will be limited to 10 people. Cost for the tasting is $10 and feel free to BYOB.

The 11th Annual Spa for Spays!
March 9th from 5:00pm to 9:30pm

Spa for SpaysWe are proud to be a Sponsor and participating in the 11th Annual Spa for Spays Event hosted by Speak for Animals.  I will be out of the office all day setting up and will also be offering EcoFin Hydrating Treatment for the Hands and Feet. At Zen, 924 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC

We have all sorts of great things going on this year, some new services, awesome Silent Auction items, and a Boutique full of all sorts of great new or gently used goodies for sale. Tickets go on sale soon so be sure to get yours and get first pick of services. We are still looking for practitioners, silent auction items, and items for the Boutique. So organize those closets, clean out those drawers and help support our furry, 4 legged friends.

Smart Investing & Estate Planning in 2017 Ladies Lunch and Learn
April 1st from 11:00am to 1:00pm

The Year of the Rooster/Chicken should be a good money year for most of us but let’s help it along a little. More details coming in the February Newsletter!


I’m planning at least one event per month in 2017. Did you know that we are on Facebook and Instagram? Be sure to follow us on your preferred site (or both!) to see what all is going on, specials offers, and events.


 Appointments and Online Booking

Did you know that we now have an online booking system? Check it out at (click the Book Your Appointment button on the right). This system enables us to send appointment confirmations, reminders, and allows you to change your appointment.

I do my best to get everyone in at their preferred times. If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please let me know a minimum of 2 days beforehand. You will receive an email when you book your appointment and should also receive your appointment reminders via email 2 days beforehand.  Please be sure to check your spam folder and add us to your safe list! Remember this is a courtesy reminder, not reading your emails is not a good reason for missing your appointments. If you do not show up for your appointment you will be charged the full service or if cancel with less than 24 hour notice you will be charged a $25 fee. I understand emergencies happen but we all need to respect each other’s time.

Out of the office:

  • March 9th – It’s the 11th Annual Spa for Spays Event hosted by Speak for Animals! I will be out of the office all day setting up and will also be offering EcoFin Hydrating Treatment for the Hands and Feet from 5:00PM to 9:30PM @ Zen, 924 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC
  • April 27 to May 1 – I am heading out to AZ for a Skincare Business and Wellness Retreat with SkinScripts. This is the line of skincare I have been using for some fun new enzymes and masks. I really have enjoyed using their product line and their education is top notch. I can’t wait to see what all we learn and in a beautiful setting in Tempe, AZ. Then I am off to Salt Lake City for a few days to see some friends, check out their new adventure – Prohibition Ink. My friends are fabulous artists so I am going to pick their brains for some design advice on my new project that I will tell you about soon!

Sundays I will be working in 2017:

  • January 15
  • February 19
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 25

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