I REALLY NEED TO WORK ON MY PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS

12 Votives.   Not Bad Right?

Today I decided that Swarm Naturals needed to freshen up some of their product pictures.  This work at home Mom, WAHM, gathered up votives, lip balm and glass votives and started snapping away with my favorite point and shoot Cannon.  It was nice to be outside, the sound of little ones playing, the fresh air and my beeswax…..then of course the rain.

  Check out some of the photos from today. 

Not Bad…But is the Dog included in the candle package?
 So, this one looks pretty good.  A glass votive with two refills….featuring my dog, Valley.  See her back there in the left corner.  What a good girl.
Count them….1…2…3…4…….
This one needs a little design work.  But not a bad idea right, line up 12 votives on the deck, snap a shot…freshened up picture.  But wait, what is that pink thing in the grass in the left corner?  O that…well THAT is just my 2 year daughter’s pink bike, that my 4 year old son loves to drive around, and scooted into the shot before I realized it.
Get Naked!
Naked (unscented) beeswax lip balm..  This is probably the best lip balm out there you really should be using this if you plan to keep your lips.  So it’s not a bad picture…but o-great, what is that thing coming out of the wood.  A huge nail.
I REALLY NEED TO WORK ON MY PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS
But every once in a while the perfect subject(s) come along.  I don’t think it possible to take a bad picture of my little munchkins.  This is Claire.  (Owner of the pink bike, (keeper of Daddy’s heart)….who’s legs are just about 1/2 inch too short to each the petals.)
O dear, that baby is crying.  Be sure to check back in with us….  Lots more fun stories from WAHMville to Swarm Naturals to You….to come.

Mompreneur

Mompreneur


Today as I type at the kitchen counter, I wondered what I should write about in the blog today? Then the smell of burnt garlic and olive oil teased my nostrils with the additional sounds of cuss words and laughter. There it was, there he was. I will write about my husband.

Now, I may of painted him in the wrong light. My man CAN cook! In fact this is the first time he has EVER burnt anything on the stove. His specialties are bread, soft pretzels, eggs and anything on the grill. So, when he does cook I am most grateful.

I think it is important for a Mompreneur to have someone in their life. For me it is my husband, for others Mompreneur it’s a partner, a mother, a father, a best friend. Whom ever that person is, it’s important to appreciate and acknowledge the all of the little things.

My husband works full time, but always has time to offer support and bits of help as I run Swarm Naturals. He is great with the business, the household and our children. He is a great sounding board, one thing I’ve learned is that if he thinks he’s a part of the business, something more than just a nanny, he’ll be eager to help with all aspects of life.

So, thank you, dear husband, for burning the garlic, you truly are my inspiration for the day.

Detroit News

Swarm Naturals would like to thank the Detroit News newspaper for including us as a source to purchase local raw honey. Here at Swarm Naturals we strive to bring you the very best honey in it’s most natural state. We do this by using organic pratices with the bees and hives. Also we use a strainer to remove wax cappings, which retains the pollens in the honey giving it a unique and yummy flavor.

Here is a link to the article. Enjoy!
For Our Yummy Honey Click Here!

Farm to Fork article on AnnArbor.com

Recently Corinna Borden, whom writes about Fear, love, food, creme brulee, the perfectly poached egg, and food sustainability, came out the the apiary to take a closer look at our production.

Here is the article, titled, “Visit to Risk’s Apiary & Honey House: home of Swarm Naturals she wrote for AnnArbor.com in the Farm to Fork section. The article illustrates how we keep our bees, some of the organic practices used, and just why our honey is the best!

We were glad to have her out and look forward to a visit in the summer when the bees are out and about buzzing!

Earth Lore and Plum Market

Swarm Naturals would like to add Plum Market in Ann Arbor and Earth Lore in Livonia and Plymouth Michigan to our family. Both stores are carrying candles. Look for our lip balm, honey sugar scrub and lotion bars at Earth Lore. So go ahead and shop, support local business and Michigan based companies!

Bee sure to check out their stores for new Swarm products.

Contact www.SwarmNaturals.com for wholesale information.