Color Love: Freesia


Yellow is such an energizing color. Now that the daffodils have sprung and the sun is out, we’re seeing a lot of it!


1. Jeepers Peepers Riley Round Sunglasses via ASOS. // 2. Babytoes Cactus 5-Free Nail Polish by Priti NYC. // 3. Floral Chiffon Twist Scarf by American Apparel. // 4. Floral Lace Shift Dress by eShakti. // 5. Pineapple Candle via Nordstrom. // 6. It’s High Time Short in Yellow via ModCloth. // 7. Carrot Soap handmade by Treefort Naturals.

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Catch Poor & Pretty + sugarplum USA at Hartford HodgePodge 9/22 & 10/20

Hartford HodgePodge 2013 - poor and pretty and sugarplum

I’m super stoked to announce that I will be representing both Poor & Pretty and sugarplum USA at Hartford HodgePodge for two dates this season! While Rachel is kicking butt up in Boston through the end of October, I’ll be in hanging out on Pratt Street  in Hartford with cupcake soaps and eco-friendly clothing. Swing by this coming Sunday, September 22nd, and October 20th, from 11-4pm. You won’t be able to miss our booth ’cause it will be a massive color explosion.

Poor and Pretty SOWA 2013

sugarplum usa shop summer 2013


Cap’n Scarlett’s pirate birthday party


Yesterday was my niece Scarlett’s 11th birthday party, a pirate-themed affair.


Cap’n Scarlett was afraid of nothin’! Dueling to the death!


…And runnin’ from small puppies! ;)


Her ship was the biggest in the sea (backyard).


Her jolly roger raised high (upon her dad’s chest) with pride!


And she had bounties of treasure! (How awesome is this cake Suzi made?!)


So much booty had Cap’n Scarlett that she gave some to landlubbers and scalawags alike.


And she makes time for arrrr-t projects! (Flag-making contest: the best flag made in 2 minutes wins purple doubloons!)


Okay… I think I have to break out of character now. Suzi anticipated that we wouldn’t have the heart to cut open the treasure chest cake, so she supplied strawberry cupcakes, too.


I supplied these golden pirate soaps as part of the “booty bags” for the kids. (Though a few of the adults wanted the soaps, too!)


Scarlett always has great birthday parties, and yesterday was the perfect day for it. It got me thinking about what I want to do for my next birthday… At least I have plenty of time to plan!


New hangtags on my cupcake soaps!

Poor and Pretty cupcake soaps new hangtags

I’ve been working on these new hangtags for my cupcake soaps for a few months, and I’m so happy with them! They’re professionally printed by 4over4, so I no longer have to print them at home, cut them out individually, handwrite the names on them… yeah, it’s saving me a good amount of time ;)

Here’s a closeup of my Plumeria cupcake soap tag:

new Plumeria hangtags - Poor and Pretty

They’re printed on 100% postconsumer waste paper with eco-friendly/vegetable-based inks, and I only use one tag per soap now, so they’re much more sustainable. What do you think?


Now available: Mini cupcake soaps and bespoke wedding favors

After vending at my first Bridal Expo yesterday, I’m officially declaring that wedding season has begun! This means two important additions to the Poor & Pretty Bath Sweets & Body Treats lineup: mini cupcake soaps & custom ordering for birthdays, weddings, and other parties/occasions.

mini cupcake soaps - Poor and Pretty

Because of their petite size, these cupcake soaps make it easier to give one-of-a-kind party favors or to try out different scents. Here’s a reference photo of a mini cupcake soap compared to a regular one:

mini cupcake soap comparison - Poor and Pretty

Minis are available as a mini cupcake trio or a sampler box for retail pricing. For pricing on bulk or custom orders for birthdays, weddings, or other parties & occasions, please contact me.

Custom wedding cupcake soaps - Poor and Pretty

Turning 16? Getting married? Having a baby? Yippee! I now offer customization options for my regular and mini-sized cupcake soaps. I’d be happy to work with you to create bespoke favors based on your color choices and favorite fragrances. I can even match the design of your wedding or party invitations! Pricing starts at just $5.50/regular-sized cupcake and $3/mini-sized cupcake. Contact me for a free quote!