We’ve been quiet lately but insanely busy behind the scenes.
Here’s the big NEWS: We successfully launched our sister company, Vermont Cowgirl, over the weekend with a brand-spanking new website, blog, Instagram & and online storefront. Over a year of developing new products, writing product descriptions, defining the brand, designing the website, photographing products … countless of hours of love & labor went into this and we’re so proud to introduce our new baby!
Who or what is Vermont Cowgirl?
Good question. A couple of years ago, I was looking for a chocolate lip balm that didn’t have a bunch of synthetic crap in it. I searched high and low, couldn’t find one and set out to create my own. I tinkered around until I got the recipe just right, realized that oils & butters were much cheaper in bulk and subsequently started purchasing in bulk. The only flaw in the logic was that we now had materials to make roughly 1000000 lip balms or enough to last even me a lifetime. So we gave them to our brides as gifts, gave them to our vet as gifts … basically everybody we knew. It was like “here, you’re going to love this”. Then people kept asking from more lip balms. Custom lip balms so we started designing lip balms that doubled as business cards with custom logos on them.
Then I thought “would it be neat to have a body butter to go along with the lip balm?”. Off we were to create the World’s Best all-natural body butter. Now we have a Citrus Kick Butter (my favorite), a Chocolate Body Butter, a Mojito Body Butter (scented with lime & peppermint essential oils) and a ton more. Next came soaps. Our mud room turned into a storage facility. Then the garage got converted. Then people asked if we had any bath soaks. We didn’t but set out to make them. Then a resort/spa that had heard about us placed their first wholesale order. We realized that this little hobby of mine had turned into a full fledged business.
So just for 2016/17, we scaled back the bookings we accepted to focus on launching Vermont Cowgirl.
On the upside: after being cooped up for so long, I’m more excited than ever to photograph this summer’s amazing weddings. Next Saturday, I’ll be celebrating with Ashley & Chris; the weekend after, I’ll reconnect with my couple Lena & John to photograph their baby, the weekend after will see two weddings that I’m beyond excited about and then we’re heading into fall with more weddings, family visits and another trip out west.
It’s been a crazy year and we’re super stoked for everything that’s in store. With that, we have another HUGE announcement for Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat LLC coming up in the next couple of days – it’s going to be good!
So enjoy, take a peek at the Vermont Cowgirl website, treat yourself to the world’s best body butters and Artisan Sea Salt Soaps and take 10% off your order by entering coupon code KWP at checkout.
Happy August & have a fantastic week!!!