Musings from Raspberry Moon – July 2015 Newsletter

Congrats to our beach bag winner!Congratulations to April Boyer for winning the June Beach Bag Give Away!

The summer is just speeding by, it reminds me how fast life goes. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of you. I am truly blessed to have clients that have been so supportive of me since I started in 2002. I still have some of you since the beginning. You all have been with me through some big ups and downs.

I have watched your lives change too – marriages, divorces, babies, loss, birthdays and much more. Some of my “kids” are so big now! We are all on a new adventure every day and sometimes we forget to say thank you or I love you to the people we care about the most. Life is so short, so be sure to show the ones you care for how much you love them.

I can never thank all of you enough for your support, kindness and loyalty. I know there are lots of options in town now and I am glad to have all of you in the Raspberry Moon Family.

Speaking of family, it seems that another member has been unwillingly added to mine. Embers has a new buddy (when they are not acting like idiots), Smokey is now hanging out with us too. I went from no responsibility to two! What the heck? Besides his whining he is a sweet cat. He is chilling beside me now as I am writing this newsletter. Someone didn’t get the memo that we only do girls in this house and somehow I am stuck with 2 boy cats. Oh well……

Wishing all of you a safe and healthy summer.


Nicole, Embers and Smokey


Your Cleanser is as Important as Your ToothbrushTake care of your face as often as you brush your teeth

You brush your teeth twice a day. Your skin deserves that same attention!

We all get busy and forget to take care of ourselves. This month pledge to take better care of your skin.

Not sure what cleanser to use, need some help picking one or just want something different? Saucy Chica Skincare offers 5 different cleansers to meet any of your skincare needs.

Your cleanser will come with 2 sercies – a toothbrush and a coupon for your next purchase.

Did you know Saucy Chica has a Facebook Page too? Be sure to check it out. Post a picture and/or a review on Facebook and tell us why you love Saucy Chica Skincare and you could win a FREE Travel Size Cleanser of your choice.


Check Out Our Recent Blog Posts

Hiking girlsDid you know we have a Blog? You can now sign up to get our blog posts via email. We’ve written several posts recently about great hiking tips and my story of Shoopy.

I have been trying to get in a decent hike every week and the information I learned at our Women’s Social Business Network Group in May has been super helpful. I had to share all the fun hiking things that I learned.

Thank you to Heather Marshall and her class on Legacy writing. Because of her teaching, I was able to write a story about my Grandfather that I read at his memorial service and then posted on my blog.

Here are those recent posts:

Hiking 101 with Ranger Bryn Harmer

Hiking 101 – First Aid Kit

Hiking 101 – Where are we going?

Hiking 101 – Don’t leave your etiquette at home

He Stood Strong


Lemon and Thyme Body Scrub

I thought this sounded like a fun summer scrub and if you have thyme growing in your garden even better!Lemon thyme salt scrub

  • 1 cup salt*
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, leaves stripped from the stems

Mix the salt, lemon zest and thyme and pour into a clean, sterilized container with a tight-fitting lid.

Pour the almond oil over top and screw the lid on tightly.

To use, just give the jar a stir to mix the oil and salt together, use as a body scrub.

*Table salt is good for a fine scrub, similar in texture to superfine sugar, though not quite.
If you prefer something courser substitute brown sugar instead.

Keeps up to 6 months stored in an airtight container at room temperature.



Sunday Appointments and Fall Peel Series

Are you interested in starting a peel series in the fall? I will be running a special in August (I think it is going to be a great one!) but if you know for sure that you want to do it, you are welcome to book your series now to get the times that are best for you. I know it is kind of far out but it will book up quickly.

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 or cancel with less than 24 hour notice you will be charged a $25 no show fee. I understand emergencies happen but we all need to respect each other’s time.

Out of the office:

  • Out of town Aug 8 to Aug 14 –  yearly trip with Mom –  this year San Francisco! This of course all depends on Nana.
  • I will be out of the country with limited to no Internet from Sept 2 to Oct 14. I got myself into another trekking trip! China, Tibet, Nepal and India –  just think of the fun things I’ll have for the holidays this year!

Sundays I will be working through the end of October:

  • July 19
  • August 30
  • October 18 and 25



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