Musings from Raspberry Moon – October 2016 Newsletter

I am ramping up for the Nightmare Before Christmas MoonLight Market, which will be in our parking lot on Sunday, November 6th from 11am to 3pm.

Our 2016 MoonLight Market is November 6th

This year’s event is going to be outside and a blend of Christmas and Halloween! Jack Skellington wants Halloween to be as big as Christmas and I agree – it’s my favorite holiday too, so I figured “Hey, let’s combine them both!”

So break out your best Jack Skellington, Sally or any costume you like and come enjoy some good, clean fun. There will be little sercies for all that dress up and maybe even an interesting Santa-ish guy!

There will be some new people this year selling fabulous things, in addition to past participants. We’ll have local jewelry makers, handcrafted candles and herbal teas, art work, knitted and crocheted items and much more. And all confirmed vendors are women-owned businesses!

Ray’s BBQ will be there with their food truck selling yummy items for lunch. (No, Ray is not a woman-owned business but he’s feeding us so he’s allowed, lol.)

Read the latest about the vendors, food, and fun on our blog post for the MoonLight Market.

If you have a business, office, gym, favorite coffee shop or any other place you think you could hang a flyer please feel free to download the PDF. Thank you for helping to spread the word.

Happy Fall!


Nicole and Smokey

Fall Veggie Facial and Skincare Specials

Fall is finally here and with it comes yummy fall veggies and one of the best ones for you – both inside and out – is Pumpkin!

pumpkin facial

Pumpkin Latte Facial

The Pumpkin Latte facial includes all the yumminess of our Over the Moon Facial – steam towels, lots of massage, extractions, and mask, with a special pumpkin treatment.

Packed with Vitamins A and C, the 15% Pumpkin-Orange enzyme will exfoliate, dissolve dead skin cells and reduce oil, all while smelling delicious. Mixed with a Goji Berry Yogurt helps reduce lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s elasticity. Yogurt moisturizes, smooths, and stimulates cellular regeneration.

This is a fabulous Anti-aging treatment for normal/combination skin types. For those that can stand a little more zing, we will just do the Pumpkin Enzyme all on its own and you may have a little peeling when performed alone.

$70 for 1 hour treatment and some much needed relaxation.

Get glowing skin with our Butternut Squash Cleanser

Saucy Chica Butternut Squash Cleanser is awesome

Butternut Squash is chock-full of cancer-fighting Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that’s vital for proper cell development and may help ward off cancers. Formulated to deep clean the skin while speeding up its ability to slough off the dead, dry skin that starts to accumulate on the surface as the skin ages. AHAs have long been used to improve the appearance of the pores, smooth the skin’s surface, and rid the skin of any dull, dry, patchy appearance. With vegetable-derived surfactants, thickeners, and natural preservatives, your skin is left soft, supple, hydrated and most importantly, intact and healthy so that it can do what it was meant to do, provide a barrier from outside contaminants and absorb nutrients. For all skin types except sensitive.

How to Use:

This can be used every day or a few times a week and can also be used with your Tamba Sonic Brush. Please do not use over the eyes.

Wet hands, face and neck; gently massage a small amount of cleanser onto face and neck. Cleanse 2-3 minutes, add more water if needed. Rinse thoroughly and follow with toner and protective treatment. Keep out of eyes.


Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Butternut Squash, Pyrus malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Citrus limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Carica papaya (Papaya) Leaf Extract, Glycolic Acid, Propanediol (Corn), Potassium Cocoate, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Glyceryl Caprylate Caprate, Sodium Chloride, Gluconodeltalactone, Vegetable Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Allantoin, Sodium Benzoate

$32 for 8 oz pump – 10% off In October!


Fun Healthy Fall Drinks

Ginger, Turmeric and Cinnamon Tea

Ginger, Turmeric and Cinnamon Tea is great for immunityThis is a perfect tea to drink during the yucky cold and flu season.

  1. Bring water to a boil and then add ginger, turmeric and cinnamon pieces. Simmer on low for 20 minutes. I don’t have an exact quantity as I just throw some stuff in my pot and depends on how much water I’m boiling.
  2. Strain tea and discard ingredients.
  3. Add honey and/or lemon juice if you like.

I usually make a big kettle and whatever I don’t drink hot, I drink cold, or even add as the liquid to my smoothie the next day or two. Just keep in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin pureeRecipe for a delicious pumpkin smoothie
  • 1/2 to 1 cup yogurt or coconut milk or whatever your milk preference is and how thick you like it.
  • 1 frozen banana (I have to skip this because bananas hate me but just in case you like them and they don’t hate you)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice – or use what you have in the house – cinnamon for sure
  • fresh ginger – depends on how much you like ginger
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of ice
  • pecans, crushed (optional for some good fat and protein)
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)

Throw it all in your blender or Vitamix and enjoy!


 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:

  • Time for some Tradeshow Fun – I will be in Atlanta October 15-17 and in Hickory, NC November 13-14
  • December 23-26/27 – in PA

Sundays I will be working thru the end of the year:

  • Oct 9
  • Nov 20
  • Dec 18

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