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Welcome to September

Weddings are still very busy and what better way to pamper the newlyweds than with their very own personalized soap. Custom carved with their family name, their wedded monogram, a single initial or even a graphic to compliment the wedding theme itself. Carved Solutions personalized soaps and candles also make great wedding favors, unity candles, and reception décor.

Alyssa Milano's Wedding Monogram
Alyssa Milano's Wedding Monogram

On August 15th while David Glickman ( Vermont Butcher Block & Board Company ) and I were setting up for the NYIGF at the Javits Center, the beautiful and charmed Alyssa Milano was marrying her beloved, David Bugliari.

You may ask yourself – why is Alyssa Milano’s wedding in the Carved Solutions blog? Because we at Carved Solutions had the honor of playing an intimate part in Alyssa & David’s special day. The newlyweds worked with Colin Cowie who designed a wedding theme around nature and family with décor that reflected those themes (Alyssa said she wanted the wedding to reflect who they are as a couple).

Our Eco-Luxury products were a perfect fit. Each soap bar is 100% vegetable based, triple-milled, made in Vermont and bear a water-based fragrance. Our US made packaging captures the best of luxury with the benefit of reduce, reuse, recycle! Each candle is hand-poured in VT, generously infused with pure essential oils and an all-cotton, unbleached wick (safe for you and the environment)!

Each guest received a Carved Solutions custom monogrammed soap bar for a welcoming gift (additional custom monogrammed soap bars were added to the décor of the powder rooms). As you can see the couple designed a gorgeous and thoughtful monogram which looks stunning when carved! Additional décor provided by Carved Solutions were custom designed white candles infused with lavender essential oil intricately carved with Alyssa & David’s custom wedded monogram.

Though Carved Solutions products are elegant, gorgeous and timeless we can’t hold a candle (no pun intended) to the stunning Milano(wearing a custom gown by Vera Wang and holding a bouquet of lily of the valley flowers, walked down an aisle strewn with cream-colored rose petals and natural grass to the tune of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” The couple exchanged traditional vows under a wrought-iron gazebo decorated with willow, calla lilies and roses. Among the guests was actor Bradley Cooper, a friend of the groom.)

Alyssa Milano's Wedding Album from People Magazine
Alyssa Milano's Wedding Album from People Magazine

The NYIGF was a great show for Carved Solutions! Our custom carved personalized soaps and monogrammed soaps were chosen over all other brands to be featured in the NYIGF’s “Sustainable: Design for a Better World” display. It was a true honor to be considered for Eco-Choice awards!! Green Retailer and @RetailExpert (on twitter) are truly dedicated not only to professionalism but to our Earth as well!

Our 4 seconds of fame on The Early Show was great fun! Carved Solutions was also featured on The Jewish Channel and had wonderful visits with the folks from O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle Magazine, Real Simple Magazine and more! Seeing our loyal and cherished retailers is always a pleasure as well as making new friends and meeting new retailers!

Being the MOST DESIRED BRAND of monogrammed soap and personalized soap in the marketplace is truly our passion.

Carved Solutions, a Vermont family-owned and operated company has one mission … to make gift giving personal again! Our custom carved, all natural, VT made soaps and candles are the perfect gifts for every holiday, event and occasion.

Imagine the appreciation from the receiver knowing you truly thought specifically of them! With our 24-48 hour turn-around time giving “personal” is easy!

There are many reasons Carved Solutions is known as “The Home of the Most Desired Brand of Monogrammed Soaps and Candles”. Highest quality in the industry, retail pricing from $15-$80 fits every budget, on-shore production fits our economy, our eco-friendly products and production methods fits our earth!

Carved Solutions Personalized Soap & Monogrammed Soap
Carved Solutions Personalized Soap & Monogrammed Soap

It’s also “Back to School” time! Back to school is always a mix of emotions at the Lancaster home. Summer quickly moves to fall in VT and fortunately Sarah (now 9) is always excited for school. Being parents to a 4th grader is an exciting time; our baby is growing up more and more every day! There are moments that I wish that time would just stand still and I just can’t imagine where the last 9 years went. Mike is always great about adding feathers to Sarah’s wings and reminding me “that it’s all good!”.

It is truly a gift having the opportunity to experience the world through Sarah’s innocent eyes and her open heart. Getting lost in her imagination, her love for her Greater Swiss puppy (8 months old and already 60+ pounds) and her daily reminder that she shares with me (she **still*** thinks I’m the BEST mom ever … I suppose this is why I don’t want her to grow up!).

Back to School also brings added excitement to Carved Solutions. Have you thanked your child’s summer care provider yet? Created a warm “Welcome Back” for your child’s bus driver, teacher, or all the other special folks in your child(ren)’s lives that deserve recognition and appreciation. Their personal attention and care to your little angel(s) is so deserving of Eco-Luxury pampering that can only be found at Carved Solutions.

“Back to School” also holds much excitement for the college-bound!
The new apartment or dorm – have you given that special finishing touch yet? An initial, monogram, name or even a graphic; what about a phrase “Don’t forget to study!”? So much fun can be had with a bar of Carved Solutions personalized soap.

As the only OFFICIALLY GREEK LICENSED personalized soap manufacturer in the marketplace; Carved Solutions is the only place you can mix SORORITY love with a personalized touch! Great Sister gifts and Rush gifts too!

The rest of the year is made easy with Carved Solutions too! Hostess gifts for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah & Christmas. In fact, Carved Solutions monogrammed soaps and personalized soaps are the perfect gifts for every occasion (birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement), holiday (Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas) you name it!

WOW! It’s been way too long since we’ve had a moment together; lots to share! How has the summer been for you? I hope it was filled with sun-kissed days, gentle breezes, the cool shade of a favorite tree, your toes in a mountain stream, floating in a gorgeous lake, the ride of the ocean waves and endless hikes to gorgeous new places with surprises around every bend. I hope your days have been filled with unconditional love, laughter, new discoveries, friends, family, growth and gratitude. I hope your nights have been filled with moonlight, starry skies, the music in dance and the music of the great outdoors, BBQs, bonfires and sparklers…did you see the sunrise?

Carved Solutions … because gift giving is personal!

As always, I wish you dreams come true and the best life has to offer!


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