Thursday, April 7, 2016

A little inspiration and fun in Texas!

Wow...what a great week! The hard working ladies at the cottage have managed to make hundreds of Unicorn Bath bombs, plan out our summer shows and wrap up a ton of overdue filing.  It has been a productive week!

I am currently floating on a vintage cloud because my family and I just returned from Texas Antique week with sun kissed skin and some great treasures.

While Texas has little to do with our bath bakery it always gives me the reboot and inspiration for colors, themes and creative energy! Here are some fun pictures from our adventure. My sweet husband pulled our mini tribe in a wagon for four days in the hot hot sun :)  

The ladies of the cottage made me one of these! Whisk and paddle chandeliers are trendy!

Love strawberries! This sweet piece was a vintage string holder.

Selfie in sun with my Mr. Stephens.

One stop shop for vintage church windows!

Loaded buffalo ranch chicken baked potato!

My sweet lady stopping to smell the vintage.

Color and Lace

I break for unicorns!

My sweet birds

Sparkle and Shine


Early start with this little shopper!

Junk Berry Pie

Ice cream vintage sign

Teal, roses and good quotes!
Stay tuned for our next update on new items and summer cakes!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Announcing Our New "Act Like A Lady" Ladybug Cupcake!

We're currently in the process of designing our amazing new line of summer bath treats and I couldn't help but share a sneak peek of the first final design!

Inspired by my favorite two year old, our sweet little girl and her ladybug rain boots, the "Act Like A Lady" Ladybug Cupcake Bath Bomb is almost as cute as she is. The scent is strawberries and cream, her favorite fruit snack. She gets her sweet tooth from her mama. I know you'll love it as much as we do.

And remember, like my mama always said, "Have some class and act like a lady."

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

This Week in Cupcake Cottage Land!

As always, it's been an eventful week in Cupcake Cottage land! From our state health inspection, to creating whimsical new goodies, these have been a fun filled couple of days.

This week our friends at the Washington State Health Department stopped by to ensure everything is on the up and up over here. And as usual, we're batting 1000 after passing this year's drop in with flying colors! Luckily we do not use any harsh chemicals or ingredients so it always makes these drop ins a piece of cake. Here's a picture of everyone in their stunning lunch lady hairnets :)

After a huge number of requests from retailers and our customers, we've started designing cupcakes topped with added goodness! We had a lot of fun designing these guys as well as some other treats that you'll just have to keep watching for. I much fun are these lucky ducks?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

New Bath Bomb Display Ideas Inspiration and Fun!

After launching our new bath bombs last week we began the hunt for the greatest displays! 

Next week we head to The Spa and Wellness show, IECSC in New York to set up our colorful booth and take some iPhone pics of our sweet new soaks. In the meantime, I wanted to share the most clever merchandising ideas we found online and around town. 

These adorable baskets are a great, simple choice for a fresh handpicked look! Available at, they have an assortment of options between $6.50 - 59.99 that are too sweet a deal to pass up! To see the display pieces pictured below follow this link
We picked this stand for our trade shows from World Market. Love the eye grabbing height and the fact that they hold approximately 24 pieces per basket. We also love anything white to draw attention to all the fun bursts of color. This cutie is currently on sale for $29.99.

Target has the sweetest over sized apothecary jars with lids. They are thick glass and come in two different sizes. Small $7.99 1 Gallon and Large 2 Gallon.for $13.99. The small jar holds approximately 12 pieces.

Here's an example of what this display looks like. 
Forgive me for not showing bath bombs!

With every purchase of our bath bombs you receive scent cards for display, point of sale (glassine cookie) bags for customers to put their bombs in and scent stickers for maximum eye catching cuteness.

We hope this helps rub some inspiration off on you too! 
We have more display options available in our retailer Dropbox folder including over 20 display options from many different stores, display examples from current Feeling Smitten retailers and printable marketing materials. 
Email us if you'd like the link or need inspiration in another format like a PDF:

We're excited to share our info and our handmade line with you! Thanks for your continued support and for proudly displaying Feeling Smitten products in your stores!

Courtney aka The Cupcake Commander
P.S. Retailers - Haven't tried our new line of bath bombs? Just send us a message and request FREE SAMPLES! We love these babies so much and we know you will too!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Introducing our sweet new bath bombs!

We sure love our cupcake bath bombs but we couldn't resist adding these sweet soaks to the line!

More FUN for your bath with our all new Bath Bombs. Each handcrafted bomb “explodes” in your tub to soothe, soften and leave you smelling oh so sweet! Features the nourishing, stress relieving benefits of Epsom salt and available in six mouth watering scents:Cotton Candy, Georgia Peach, Tutti Fruity, Strawberries & Cream, Lime Cooler and Pink Grapefruit!

Each bomb weighs 5.4 ounces.

For a limited time we are running a special for retail and wholesale customers!

Visit our website here for our 12 assorted pack for $40

Email or call us about our wholesale promotion for these sweet bath treats!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Atlanta Americasmart Fun!

We just flew in from a crazy week in Atlanta and boy are our arms tired...and legs, and feet, and back! Although it started off a little rocky with our hotel losing our reservation and sending us an hour a way, it ended with a bang. As always we were next to some of our favorites over at Soap Rocks, and Private Label and they always make it a good time.

It was a a great chance for us to showcase some of our latest packaging and products, as well as get some feedback on some new ideas we are whipping up in our test kitchen (stay tuned for that goodness).

Needless to say, it was great catching up with our long time customers, and great meeting our new ones!

Below is a little sampling of our booth and the goodies we had there! See you all there this Summer :)

Monday, December 7, 2015

FAIRYTALE Bath Tea by Feeling Smitten

I have to apologize for not being able to post much! We have been bursting with Holiday orders, moving to a new location and new products.

This will be short and sweet. More fun stuff to come.

I wanted to share our new product for Valentine's Day. My sweet Henci (my one year old little lady) is hooked on Cinderella. I could estimate that we have watched (or listened to) it about 45 times over the last 30 days. I have completely overlooked the opening credits all these years. They make me believe in magic with color and whimsy. So we decided to combine this fairytale with a magical mix of flowers and salts to make the perfect Valentine's soak!

See here!

Each sweet Fairytale box contains enough magical bath tea for two wonderful soaks!

Here are the details:

Natural beauty comes from nature. Turn an everyday bath into a magical spa treatment with Feeling Smitten's herbal bath tea. Our 100% natural, hand blended bath infusion of rose petals, chamomile, lavender and soaking salts are the perfect recipe to renew body and mind. With high concentrations of vitamins C, B, and K, rose petals are a natural astringent and skin toner. The fresh and floral scent is a natural mood lifter and pairs perfectly with Epsom salts that reduce stress and soothe sore muscles for an uplifting soak. 

Available in late December!