Spring is fast approaching! We start by springing our clocks forward on Sunday, March 8, and then spring is officially here on Thursday, March 19th. I am super excited to be starting our magical outdoor space that my friend Brandy designed, and starting the front landscaping that my friend Isaac designed! It is fabulous to have such cool creative friends.
Good thing the Salvadoran has muscles and lots of patience. He told me I could design whatever I wanted for the “deck” and he could build it…pretty sure this awesomeness was not what he had in mind! LOL
So this month is going to be filled with outdoor projects starting with french drains, parking area and garden. Our garden was kind of a bust last year, mostly my fault. The soil I got was just terrible I guess and we tried to do container gardening in the old gutters. I saw that online but it didn’t work so great for us. This will obviously be a process and not all getting done this month, but hey it is good to have goals and a vision. I don’t have the best green thumb but I sure am trying!
What kind of projects do you have going on? Do you plant a garden? What do you love to plant? Pop over to Facebook, show a picture and let us know your plan!
Happy Spring, Happy Planting!
A Big Thank You! to our Survey Respondents
Thank you so much to those who took the time to answer my survey that went out a few weeks ago. Your input is very important to me and I appreciated the feedback.
I just printed the list of everyone that responded and I will take your $10 thank you gift off your next service or product order. You know how sparkly I can be sometimes, feel free to remind me if I forget!
I will be sending out a few other short emails about different things over the next few months. So keep an eye out and earn some more free cash!
The Beauty of South Carolina – The Oconee Bell Wildflowers are getting ready to show us their glory!
Did you know the end of March is the best time to go hiking in Oconee County to see the Oconee Bells? The rare Oconee Bell is a delicate bell-shaped wildflower with a white and yellow blossom with red stem and red-tinged leaves. They are found only in isolated locations in the southern Appalachians.
You can see them on the short hike on the Oconee Bell Trail at Devils Fork State Park at Lake Jocassee. This is a very easy 1-mile loop. The bells only bloom from late March to early April. I finally got to see the bells last year on one of my hiking trips! So make some time to go see one of the beautiful wildflowers of SC.
Here are some links for more info:
https://www.friendsofjocassee.org/bellfest.html – Sat, March 14th, 2020
The Blackberry Vanilla Facial – Treatment of the Month
Savor the bursting fruit scents of blackberries (marionberries) followed by soothing vanilla bean aromas with this anti-aging, hydrating and firming Spring facial. The Blackberry Enzyme contains 5% mandelic acid, hibiscus flower, fig and pineapple enzymes. The skin is then treated with a Vanilla Bean Hydrating Mask to hydrate, firm and improve skin tone.
Blackberry Enzyme: Contains 5% mandelic acid, hibiscus flower (a gentle alternative to AHAs), fig and pineapple enzymes. Perfect for normal and combination skin.
Vanilla Bean Hydrating Mask: This hydrating mask is packed with antioxidants and hydration. Glycerin and mushroom hydrate, firm and improve skin tone. Vanillin is an antioxidant to help neutralize free radicals; passion flower, feverfew and yarrow possess anti-viral/fungal/bacterial properties.
This one hour treatment is $70
Skin Script’s Hydrate & Rejuvenate Kit – Product of the Month
With Vitamins A,B,C and E!
Encourage a more youthful appearance with Skin Script’s Vitamin set. The Ageless Hydrating Serum and the Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum (with Vitamin E) can be used in conjunction or separately on the skin to deliver hyaluronic acid and other actives into the skin.
These products have a nice texture and will give your skin the much-needed hydration it deserves! This kit also contains Retinaldehyde with Iconic A and Vitamin B.
- Ageless Skin Hydrating Serum is our hyaluronic acid serum for all skin types. It restores moisture to maintain skin barrier function. Improves hydration, lessens the appearance of wrinkles, improves health of cell membrane and plumps the skin. This sophisticated serum also contains the peptides Matrixyl Synthe’ 6, DN-AGE and Lipomoist. It’s made for all skin types especially dehydrated, dry, acneic and milia-prone skin.
- Vitamin C Green Tea Serum is our anti-aging serum to restore and revitalize the skin with antioxidants and peptides which protect against free radical damage, lessens the appearance of wrinkles, brightens and tones the tissue, and encourages fibroblast activity.
- Retinaldehyde Serum is for all skin types in need of rejuvenation. This ultimate anti-aging serum contains Vitamins A (retinaldehyde) and B3 (niacinamide) to be used in the evening for cell repair and health. It will brighten and tone the skin.
How to Use:
Mix about 1 -2 pumps of both Ageless Hydrating Serum and Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum in the palm of your hand and apply in the morning to freshly cleansed skin. You could need more if you include your neck and decollate area (and you should).
Apply a moisturizer and SPF after the serum.
Apply Retinaldehyde Serum in the evening to freshly cleansed skin.
You may apply a moisturizer after the serum.
This is a great pro-aging kit for $115
Local Love Shout Out
Many of you have seen the fun, beautiful photos that Douglas and I had done in the Fall. Melissa Haas from Melissa Haas Photography did our pictures. We had so much fun.
Melissa did a great job of capturing our relationship. We all know Douglas is the paparazzi and LOVES taking pictures. I, on the other hand, do not. That being said, Melissa gave great guidance on the best areas to take pictures, how to pose and also let us do our thing. She really took her time, has a very caring nature and a great personality. We look forward to having more pictures with her in the future.
She is getting ready for spring pictures. If you are interested contact her today to schedule. Tell her Nicole with Raspberry Moon sent ya!
PK Nights continue in 2020
PechaKucha is a quick, concise format to tell a story or give a presentation with 20 slides and only 20 seconds per slide! So in 6 minutes and 40 seconds you have told your story.
Our 2020 PechaKucha Dates are set! Please join us:
- March 6
- June 5
- August 7
- October 2
Do you have something you would like to share with us? We would love to chat with you, send us an email and let’s PechaKucha!
Check out our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2280664445540539/
You can sign up for our newsletters/blog posts to stay in the know at: https://www.pechakucha.com/cities/greenville
Spa for Spays
We are proud to be a sponsor and practitioner again at the 14th Annual Spa for Spays presented by United Community Bank.
When: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Where: Zen – An Elegant Space for Hire 924 S Main St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
For just $50.00, guest receives one spa service of their choice (massage, reflexology, etc.), delicious appetizers, a fabulous unique boutique, amazing silent auction, and more! Guests can also purchase an entry ticket for $35.00 with no spa service.
Speak for Animals is dedicated to helping people in need receive low cost and no cost spay/neuter services and vaccinations. Our goal is to reduce dog/cat overpopulation in the Upstate by focusing on this overlooked demographic.
Speak for Animals is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit serving animals and families across the upstate of South Carolina.
Appointments and Online Booking
Book your appointments online for faster service! Check it out at www.RaspberryMoonST.com (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 will do my best to get everyone in at their preferred times, just realize there is only one of me!
To help provide the best service to all my fab clients please be sure to add your appointments to your calendar.
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 the full service. I understand emergencies happen but we all need to respect each other’s time.
Did you know a text reminder option is also available? Please let Nicole know at your appointment so she can add this option. There will be one text that comes two days prior to your appointment.
Out of the office:
- March 31 to April 13 – in Austin, TX for MotoGP Racing
Sundays I will be working the first half of 2020:
- March 22
- April 19
- May 17
- June 14