Doctor Who is here!

For my fellow Whovians, I am very excited to announce I have created an entire Doctor Who inspired line.  Colors include Bow Ties are Cool, Allons-y and the ever popular Bigger on the Inside.  There is an excellent review with tons of pictures by Betty’s Beauty Bombs, so rather than duplicate efforts, I will direct you to her post at: http://www.bettysbeautybombs.com/2014/08/01/doctor-nail-polish-collection-ellisons-organics/

You can find the polishes at http://www.ellisonsorganics.com.  Pre orders opened up 8/3, and the official launch is 8/16/14 – one week before the start of Season 8! Get your pre order in now to insure you have the full line ready for your season premier mani!  Bonus, if you order the entire collection during pre order, you get free shipping!!!

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Long Time, No see!

I can’t believe it’s been since last August since I updated the blog! So much has been going on with life, time just ran away from me.  I’ll try to do better in future. 🙂Image

So what’s been going on in the last 9 months?  Press-wise, I’ve been a busy bee!  Ellison’s Organics has been lucky enough to be selected to be featured in a couple of high-profile, exclusive gift lounges honoring celebrities and press!  My soaps and nail polish have been present at the GBK Gift Lounges for the 2013 Golden Globes and 2014 MTV Movie Awards.  

ImageMy nail polish has made it to the desk of the editor at SELF Magazine (fingers crossed you’ll see it in print!), and soon, my organic-oils kids’ soaps will be presented to select members of the press at a Consumer Products Holiday press gifting event (fingers even crossed-ier!)  Past attendees have included: Allure Magazine, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NY Times, Ladies Home Journal, Time Magazine, Glamour, Bazaar, Esquire Magazine, InStyle, Reuters, and CNN, among other publications.

I’ve got another big surprise coming, but I’ll fill you in on that one a little later, so stay tuned!

Personally, I’ve taken up running!  I never, ever, evereverevereverever thought I would be a runner.  Ever.  However, I needed a Imageway to work some stress out and it has proven to be much more enjoyable than I ever thought.  I started out walking and eventually worked my way up to a trot. Now I’m at a mild run and I have my first 5K in two weeks! I’ll do a post about that, but I can’t promise any post-race pics. I am not a “cute” excerciser.  Think bright red face (kind of like “On the Town” on the right) and a nice sheen of “glistening” by the time I’m finished. 

Thing 1 is going to start Kindergarten in the Fall and Thing 2 is going to start preschool!  I can’t believe how big the boys have gotten.  They are both in their own bunk bed in their own room, and we’re working on potty training Thing 2 (verrrrry slowly).  I look forward to the day when I don’t have to buy another diaper.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m so glad to be able share the journey of myself and Ellison’s Organics with you!

♥, Carleigh

Press Release

Website http://www.ellisonsorganics.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2013

LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS MAKING A BREAK FOR HOLLYWOOD
Ellison’s Organics to gift products to press at exclusive Golden Globes Event
Boerne, TX — Ellison’s Organics, a Boerne, Texas-based producer of natural and organic bath and beauty products will participate in a luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on January 12, 2014 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California, in honor of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards Nominees and Presenters. Carleigh Pearce, the store’s founder and artist, created 10 products to be included in the gifts to the press at this exclusive event. The event will be attended by celebrities and nearly fifty press and media outlets.
“It’s exciting to be sharing my natural products with this new group of people,” says Carleigh Pearce, owner and artist. “We have shipped products all over the world and now we’re entering into this new venue. It’s an honor to have been selected. I hope my gifts will bless the recipients and that we’ll represent Texas well!”
Ellison’s Organics provides organic and natural health and beauty products. It was formed in 2012 when Ms. Pearce wanted a less expensive organic option for her sons’ health and bath needs:
“My youngest was in the NICU after he was born and I wanted to help his little body in every way I could. I didn’t want to burden him with processing unnecessary chemicals, so I decided to make my own products using organic ingredients purchased from other American small businesses. I started Ellison’s Organics to share my products with other families who are looking for the same thing.”
The mission of Ellison’s Organics is to provide natural, healthy products to relax, comfort, heal and bring joy. Ellison’s Organics sources raw ingredients from other small American companies to be a truly made-in-the-USA business.

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Thinking about Etsy?

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out the best way to sell your products.  Today, I thought I’d give a brief comment on my experience with etsy, just in case any new entrepreneurs were out there and wanted a first-hand, non-compensated testimony.

I began using etsy in June 2012 when I opened Ellison’s Organics (www.ellisonsorganics.etsy.com) . It was fairly easy to set up and I was up and running very quickly.  There is a lot of personalization that you can do, to really make your shop “yours”.

When I got my first sale, I got a wonderful email from etsy congratulating me. I feel that etsy is very much behind its sellers…after all, that is how it makes its money!

As a seller, you will pay a percentage fee (small) of your sales price to etsy. But for the ease of having a website, credit card processing, and the protection provided, it’s well worth it.  Etsy also provides a LOT of free articles and videos to support its sellers and provide information on how to make your shop better and drive customers to your store.

I say give it a go! It’s free to set up and if you don’t make any sales, you won’t lose anything.  If you do make some sales, you won’t regret it!

Want to take a look at my shop? Visit http://www.ellisonsorganics.etsy.com and poke around.  If you have any questions, just send me a convo (etsy speak for “conversation”)!

We’re International!

Thanks to our first order from Australia, and several from Canada, I’m proud to share that Ellison’s Organics is now an international small businesses!  I am so grateful for all of my customers and I hope you are thrilled with your purchases. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know where you like to pamper yourself and your family with Ellison’s Organics products!

8/23/2013 Update:

We have now shipped to over 14 countries and 3 continents!