Monday, August 24, 2009

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AD: August 24 thru August 31 Specials!

”Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”
Psalms 103:1


On Sale this Week at!
Sale Begins Monday at 12:00 am August 24, 2009
Sale Ends Monday at 11:59 pm August 31, 2009
(Central Standard Time applies)

20% off the following oils:
(8 ounce & 16 ounce sizes ONLY)

~*~ Coquette ~*~
Home of the First & Original dupe of this phenomenal blend!
Exclusively at Day-Star! Compare “Coquette Tropique” by Monyette Paris® [brand] to our interpretation “Coquette.” Our interpretation captures the gorgeous notes of the Polynesian Isles that this fragrance gets its inspiration from. Delightful, alluring top notes of citrus with middles notes of vanilla, island gardenia, rich, sweet plumeria and hibiscus notes. This fragrance is phthalate-free

~*~ Elle ~*~
Home of the First & Original dupe of this popular blend!
Compare “L” by Lolita Lempicka® [brand], to our interpretation “Elle.” Our interpretation of this popular perfume has more depth than it’s namesake!! Truly a delightful gourmand fragrance with a hint of oriental flair that includes notes of bitter orange, cinnamon, Immortal flower, and vanilla ending on with hints of precious woods and musk.

~*~ Purple Haze ~*~
Wow! A very sophisticated scent! This begins with a sweet, musky blend of violet sugar, soft vanilla musk, and hints of Chambord. Soft cold throw, but has a great hot throw. Awesome for bath & body applications!

Visit our Fragrance List page for easy access to the fragrances!

Please NOTE:
There is no need for any voucher code - if you order this fragrance, you will receive the discount!

Discounts will be applied MANUALLY!
Paypal Payments will be refunded.
Credit Card payments will be charged correct amounts.

*2 ounce samples are not applicable for the 20% off
*Pre-Existing orders are NOT applicable
*Free Shipping is NOT applicable for this sale.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info @

Thank you for your continued support!
Stacy Herrod & The Day-Star Crew

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Okay, I admit it ~ I am Facebook-challenged. I tried to set up a page three times now, but I am not sure if I've done this right? I will post a link for the page ... visit me and let me know what I've done, k?

Stacy :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One More Note ...

If you are need of one of the BACK IN STOCK fragrance oils, please email me directly at ~ my web designer won't be online updating for the rest of the week. With that in mind, please lift up Jo Ann of JP Designs in your prayers ~ she is going in for surgery and needs lots of prayer and love. ((Thank you))

Miscellaneous Afternoon Musings

It's Tuesday, right?


This week has already started off with a "BANG!" ... it all began when I dropped dear hubby off at rental car facility late Sunday afternoon ... as I began to drive off he yelled back to me that he forgot his work boots. :( He must wear his steel-toed work boots on this job - period. Did I mention that the rental car facility is a good 45 mins away from our house??? He first thought that he would just come back home and then drive back out to the job. I talked him out of that ... too much driving with too many weekenders headed home. So, to make it easiest on us both he went to Academy and bought an inexpensive pair of boots. Whew, that was easy enough, eh? Life with a man is NEVER dull!!

I survived Monday's ordeal of housework. Geesh, I really need a maid, LOL. No, I take that back - it's not so bad when Hubby is out on a job. He is the mess-maker so I am enjoying a clean house this week while he is at work. :-)

Really excited about Wednesday night!! Another concert in The Woodlands!! I am taking my son, sis-in-law, & nephew. It's DEF LEPPARD / POISON / CHEAP TRICK. It should be just loud enough without any lewdness for the two boys. My son is excited.

While all this is happening .. I am working orders ... don't fret ~ yours in on its way!!

Well, my blog is boring, but that is just me. I eat, sleep, breathe fragrance oils ... didn't think you'd want hear about all that tho?

Monday, August 17, 2009

MONDAY Morning: Housework

ACK!!! Help!! It's the hellmouth ... no wait, that's MY house!! ACK!!!!

I'm off to tackle the awful housework that MUST be done. Hubby is now on the job so I may be able to keep the house clean for a few days! YAY!

Back later ... you may need to throw me a rope tho if you've not heard from me ....

Happy Monday!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Polls closed & Customers have spoken! Based on the tallies from the blog & our forum here are the TOP THREE fragrances:

Frosting Forever (BBW)
Candy Baby (VS)
Soft & Pure (VS)

These will be added to the website by first of September. Please stay tuned & thanks again for participating in our Poll!!

Here is a rundown in order for the fragrances:

1. Frosting Forever
2. Candy Baby
3. Soft & Pure
4. Fresh & Clean
5. Appletini
6. Jucied Berry
7. Fruity & Fresh

Friday, August 14, 2009

Strange Sounds from the Computer

So, I am sitting at my desk late yesterday afternoon working on postage when my computer starts humming and singing it's own little song.... WHAT? I checked to make sure that I hadn't left a CD in the drive ... nope, that wasn't the problem.

Then the light went on! BING! BING! BING!

Hairballs! So, I dragged out the hard drive & the vaccuum cleaner & canned air ... yep, that was the problem! Why do I always forget to dust the computer??? Glad it fussed at me and told me to CLEAN ME NOW!

This morning as I am checking emails ... I glance down to my right and find Fiona sitting comfortable on top of the computer. Hmmmm.... wonder how those hairballs found their way down there???

Life in this household is a riot when these critters get to ripping & running! NEVER a dull moment ... not even at 3am when my little love, Lash-Baby, decides I need kisses all over the face ... and I mean WET, SLOPPY kisses from this kitten!

Corn ~ Tomato ~ Avocado Salad

Just ran across this recipe that I absolutely LOVE! Thought that I would share with you! It will help you beat this heat! It's easy & takes hardly any time to make!

What you need:
2 Cups Frozen Corn, Cooked & Drained
1 Avocado
1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes

Mix these ingredient together & set aside:
1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Grated Lime Zest
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

Mix your Corn, Tomatoes, and Avocado AND add the Liquid Ingredients

Place in the fridge until chilled & ENJOY!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Website Issues: Part Two

Whew, after a frustrating time ... I think that the website issue is solved. For some reason or another at check out folks kept getting an "ERROR" message stating that you did not have all the information filled in correctly. I think it is now working A-Okay. Try again & please email me directly at info @ if you are still having problems!!

Stacy :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saponifier's 3rd Annual Reader's Choice "Supplier Awards"

Below is an email that I received today ... would like to pass it along to you. Go vote and you do not have to vote for Day-Star. The choices listed are short and not many which is crazy because there are TOO MANY GREAT SUPPLIERS out there to choose from besides the few listed. Go vote & rock the boat with your vote! Make your voice loud & count!




Here we are again, collecting data for the Saponifier's 3rd annual Readers Choice "Supplier Awards"

Since the past two years 'Supplier Awards' proved to be so popular across the industry, we've opened the polls for 2009!

This has proved immensely popular, both with suppliers and readers, so we have decided to make this an ongoing effort every year. The industry seems to love it, and has drawn so much interest both far-and-wide making our 'Awards' issue the largest one- both in single-copy sales as well as new subscribers.

If you would like to pass along the survey link to your customers, you can directly link to it at

Don't delay! This survey closes midnight on August 27th.

(Our 2009 Winners will be published in the November issue.)

p.s. Please feel free to copy this & post to YOUR blog! Share it ~ pass it along!

AUGUST Fragrance Additions

What's new at Day-Star? We are very excited over our newest addition to THE COLLECTION... "Out on a Limb".

Our Fall & Holiday Collection of fragrances is available --- not too many added this year since we carry many in our regular fragrance line that will work just as well!

And, do you Twitter?
Please follow us at Twitter - our ID is - DayStarSupplies
We will likely be having simple little sales here & there on Twitter to shake things up & keep you guessing!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us!


This musky floral opens with citrus highlights of fresh lemon and sweet orange. Green herbaceous tones mingle with a fresh fantasy floral accord at the heart of the fragrance, as warm earthy accents add texture. The base is a complex of rich musk sweetened with a hint of vanilla. This fragrance is phthalate-free!
Top Notes: Orange, Lemon
Middle Notes: Herbaceous Green, Fantasy Floral, and Earthiness
Bottom Notes: Complex Musk, Vanilla


Delicious frothy notes of Buttercream mingled with hints of sweet orange with bottom notes of earthy coffee beans brewed to perfection. This fragrance is phthalate-free!


Nature's Cauldron formulation
This is a beautiful balance of pears and brandy. This begins with tops notes of green pear and citrus mingled with ozone notes kissed by tropical notes of banana and pineapple. At the heart of this you will find notes of a fruit mélange consisting of ginger, jasmine, lilac, brandy, and a hint of chocolate. It ends on a delectable base of vanilla and coconut. Vanilla - who could ask for more!

Nature's Cauldron formulation
Whoa, hold on to your hats, friends! This is one STRONG cranberry! It begins with top notes of tart, sharp, and crisp cranberry mingled with fresh citrus and fruit. At the middle you will find a touch of sugar blended with cinnamon ending on a note of soft powder.

PUMPKIN PATCH (In transit to Day-Star Now!)
Nature's Cauldron formulation
The perfect pumpkin blend for the holidays! Pumpkin blended with spicy notes of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a hint of carnation and rich vanilla at the base.

From our Regular Line Collection:
Apache Tears
Caramel Sticky Buns
Kai Halulu
Salty Sailor
Wrangler Butts

From our Premium Line Collection:
Fuji Flora Sunset
Thai Coco Martini

From our Soap Silly Collection:
Creme Vanille

From our Clearance Collection --- note these are now completely SOLD OUT:
Buckets of Blueberries
Canyon de Chelly
Cookie Dough
Frozen Green Tea Souffles
Kaffir Leaf & Jasmine
Red Berries Sorbet

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Thank you for your continued support!
Stacy Herrod & The Day-Star Crew

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday Morning Musings ...

Wow! I cannot believe it is Saturday! Where did this past week go??? It's was crazy-busy here ....


Tuesday ~ fast round trip to Louisiana ..ha, nothing fast about 4hrs one way, but we did it! Had a great time visiting with Steph & her family. I seriously tried to steal her beautiful flame-point himalayan kitty ...stuffed him under my tank top & everything, but alas .. his furry fluffy tail stuck out and I was busted. LOL

As you read in the blog yesterday ...we didn't come home empty-handed dog along with the cat we went to rescue for a friend of mine. :)

Thursday ~ went to an Open House at Ciao Bella Medical Day Spa & Salon ~ that was fun to meet & greet the staff. All the ladies are wonderful & I cannot wait to have something ...not sure what... but something done to my face or lips or eyes, lol. Besides a FULL BODY MASSAGE! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.......'nuff said.

Friday ~ Motely Crue came to The Woodlands, Texas!! We stood in linve over 45 mins to get in's so different than back in the 80s & 90s ... so high-tech with their metal detectors & junk! Takes more time to get thru the gates. We have a great time ~ my throat is a little sore this morning & my legs are achy, but other than I am good! Yes, I love Motley Crue even if they are a bunch of crude guys, once a Metal Lover always a Metal Lover!!!!!!

So, it's Saturday ~ besides working a bit in the shop ~ we aren't doing too much. Thinking about going to the lake later this afternoon and hunt arrowheads. CHEAP & FREE entertainment ~ you can't beat that!

I'll sign off for now ... have a great weekend!

Friday, August 7, 2009


The following CLEARANCE OILS are now completely SOLD OUT. They are still listed on the website, but they are no longer in stock.



Our Newest Furbaby Addition

For those of you that know me ... you know that I am a pet-crazed individual ... cats are the number one pet, but my Mini Schnauzer is like my child. :)

Ahhhhh..... big news! Drumroll please!!! We made a quick day trip to visit my bestest friend in Louisiana on Tuesday. She's been telling me about her backyard neighbor's little white schnauzer girl ... her neighbor's husband hates the dog Too yippy, too chewy, too much puppy is all --- we all KNOW that these babies need lots of stimulating activity!

We went next door to visit her pup, she was on a leash in the HEAT, rag-a-muffin, srsly did not look like a schnauzer. She looks like a malti-poo. Sweet girl, full of energy, but no one to take the time out to play. (Neighbor was just diagnosed with lupus so she isn't up to the task.)

Well, we get back to my friend's house & her neighbor calls ... if I want the dog, I can have her - FREE. So, I am now the proud owner of mini white schnauzer named PIXIE. Bless her heart, her eyes are so madded and gunky.

Her tail is docked, her ears are cropped, and her birthday is September 10th - she will be 1 yr old. She was perfect on the way home - long drive back - 4 hrs!

She went to the groomer's and got a professional clean-up ... I believe she has ear mites, but I am scheduling a vet appt for this morning so I can get her on heartworm meds and make sure she is A-Okay.

Sorry, this post is like a mini novel ... pics of the new girl are posted.

She looks completely different from when we brought her home! She looks like a schnauzer and NOT a sheep dog, lol
btw, Roxie & Jagger LOVE her --- those two babies are so good-natured! They accepted her right away.

Thanks for reading this ...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Poll Just Added!

I need YOUR help! Please vote for the next THREE new fragrances for Day-Star to offer. I have ALL these fragrances duped already, but help me choose the next THREE to offer. These all smell SO good - it is rather hard to only choose THREE, lol.

Thanks so much! I look forward to seeing what YOU want!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Where is Day-Star?

So, just where is Day-Star???

I thought that I would share a few photos of our "yards" if you want to call it that, lol. We are on 10 acres of land and it is very hard to "maintain" other than brush-hogging it with the tractor. But, anyhoo ... here are a few photos with descriptive captions to show you what I see everyday. I love it out here in the woods!!

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

So many plans already made for this week and it's only Monday! Today is MAJOR house-cleaning! My dear hubby has been home for the past month ... he is an absolute slob! I was just going to wait him out till he leaves next Monday for a job, but alas, I cannot. I cannot handle the mess ANY LONGER. So WE (yes, I said WE) are going to get this house is order TODAY! Wish US luck ... or rather wish HUBBY luck that I do not go "Drill Sergeant" on him. ;-)

Tuesday is a quick day trip over to Louisiana to visit my bestest friend. It's a 4 hr trip one-way, but we are getting out of here very early and will be back late Tuesday evening. Orders placed over the weekend and Monday will be out TODAY so don't fret --- I'm not abandoning ship. :)

Well, I must get on with my walk on the treadmill --- going to get 2 miles in this morning so I will be ready to clean house! :) Started a new book ... Laurell K. Hamilton's "Merry Gentry" series Book One so that will keep me occupied as I walk.

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Musings ...

Sitting here at my computer with a fat cat, Fiona, in my lap. This girl loves to "lick, lick, BITE" my arm as I try to type. Heck, here she goes again ..... Love bites stink, but I wuv this silly girl. Her photo is posted on the blog ... :)

Went to buy groceries today - what a terrible day & time to do that!! Mid-morning on a Saturday and the FIRST of the month! Everyone was out and in the store!

Whew, I managed to get what I needed, but still forgot the trash bags, LOL.

Our county is small and where I live we do not have local trash pick up. We have two dump locations that we take our trash to ... I betcha those men at the dump think that I am one "trashy" girl because I have so much trash to take out every few days. With as many cats that I have comes a lot of poo ... that mean a lot of poopie litter to clean out ... along with one caged rabbit.

I really wish we had a recyling facility close, but in the boon-docks that I am, no such luck. However I do believe the recycle paper & cardboard ... that's good to know, but I use old newspaper for packaging as long as I can get my hands on it!

I am working on our newsletter for August announcements. We have two NEW fragrances coming out plus our tried & true Fall & Holiday favorites from last year. We are not adding too many fall & holiday scents this year since so many of our day-to-day fragrances we carry year round will work just as great for the upcoming season.

I'm having a rather "lazy" Saturday afternoon ... thinking about starting a new book. So many books ... so little time!! Just read Patricia Briggs "Mercy Thompson" series ... cannot wait for another one to come out! I need to start her "Alpha & Omega" series now. I never really thought that I would like the paranormal genre, but I really do! It's fantasy ... nothing wrong with that ... I think that is what held me back for a bit, but I am happy to have crossed over into this new genre.

I guess I've rambled enough ... my son just walked outside so I will do the same ... think I'll go pester my mom, lol. It's hot as Hades here so I won't be outside too long!!