All In The Name Contest and Giveaway Part 1

Many of you may, or may not, have seen my post about the controversy I had started with my “Little Bitty” name for my soaps. Well some woman felt very threatened by the competition and I for one, would hate to feel like I stole her thunder, I so willing agreed to comply to a name change. Besides… soap is not little, in fact, the scent is HUGE and so are the bars. So I am bragging, whatever, at least I am confident in my abilities, you have to be in a doggy dog world.

Anyway, I have been stewing this weekend trying to devise a plan for a new name. I know I cannot do this job alone. I am not too proud to ask for help either, which is why I am asking YOU, my faithful friends, family, and readers to help me in the daunting task of formulating a new name for my soapery business.

Here are some helpful hints to play on:
My full name is Karie Noel Herring, Hudson is my maiden name, I live in Arizona, anything else you already know, or semi-know, or will know at the end of all of this! LOL


Here are the fun deets:


  • Visit the blog that I share with my sisters, that we have neglected lately. (I can hear a whip cracking as I say that we have neglected this.)
  • Come back and leave me a comment telling me a name you would suggest for the soap business.
  • Come back and leave me a comment telling me which soap you would like to have, which soap and or bath item you would like to try, and what soap, scent, and formula (dry skin, sensitive, baby, etc) you would like to see made
Those are the basic entries, here are the extra credit ones!
  • Fave my blog on Technorati (button at the top makes it easy. *wink)
  • Stumble this post
  • Follow me (if you don’t already)
  • Follow the blog I share with my sisters (if you don’t already)
  • Follow me on Twitter (if you don’t already)
  • Twitter this, get more ideas for names, post for the tweet and any new name ideas
  • Blog about this Giveaway and Contest with a Link Back (worth 5 entries!)
~~~*** But remember, the first three deets must be completed before any extra entries will be accepted. The more names submitted, the more chances to win!~~~***


Now here is how the winner will be chosen. I personally….WILL NOT CHOOSE!! I know, how crazy of an idea is that!!?? Seriously, I am putting this task in your hands, the power of the people, how very democratic of me right?! Yup, so then I don’t have to worry about hurting feelings! I will post all the names and you get a chance to vote on the name….and only one vote per person to be totally fair and allow everyone a chance to participate. So this is a 2-part giveaway!


What do you win when a name, or a few names are chosen? My bath products of course….but you will have to wait and see until Part 2 of the Giveaway and Contest!!
Part 1 of the giveaway ends July 13th at Midnight AZ Time.
Have fun!!

Meet the Author

Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

52 comments… add one
  • Brittany Jun 29, 2009, 11:36 pm

    Noel's Bath And Body!

  • Elizabeth Jun 30, 2009, 12:48 am

    What about Little Fishies Soaps

  • Hit 40 Jun 30, 2009, 1:12 am

    Sorry about your soap troubles. How frustrating. If I think of a fun name, I'll stop back to suggest it.

  • Mrs. Fish: aka Two Fish Jun 30, 2009, 2:27 am

    Eileen – I am totally cool with the name change, no troubles as far as I am concerned. Just more work, nothing wrong with a little extra work and a little more pizazz is the way I look at it! Definitely drop back in…you are always so dang witty!

  • The Hudson Family Jun 30, 2009, 5:06 am

    Simply Sudsy Soaps…or Simply Sudsy Bath & Body.

  • The Hudson Family Jun 30, 2009, 5:14 am

    I would love to have and try the "Honeymoon" and the "Spa Massage Bar". I am a fan of vanilla and anything that smells clean! Not a huge fan of flowery smells though. I would like to see a soap with beads…you know like moisturizing beads. Can you even do that? IDK but it would be coolio!

  • Equidae Jun 30, 2009, 5:53 am

    ok will think of something and let you know

  • So Not Mom-a-licious Jun 30, 2009, 8:44 am

    Ugh…well I came here to give you this gigantic, late welcome to the SITStahood. And to let you knwo that we are so very excited ou joined us. You obviously have some awesome things to share with the rest of us.
    Then I went and read the letter. from "the woman". In Canada. Then I got all sorts of upset. While I realize how polite you are being, I'm not sure there really is an international intellecual infringement law. I realize that my college major in Economics doesn't qualify me to dispute any of this. But from what I know, inellectual property is only a subjective way to incorporate copyright, trademark and patent law. Just so you know…copyright is for things that are authored or art-sie. A trademark is to distinguish a product from other products. Meaning, the other Etsy shop that said you were infringing would ALSO have to be selling soap, bath products and lotions. Identical things more or less. As for a patent…well I think we all know how hard one of those are to get and it takes years. Etsy hasn't been around long enough for someone to all of the sudden decide they have a patent. And even patent pendings dont' mean anything until the patent is aproved.
    I know you don't need or want to hear all of this. But I would have told her to Suck It! Also, laws are different according to country. So Canada vs. the USA…well it's not like you all are living next door. There basically isn't anything infringing on anyone else. If she was just pissed because you were both on Etsy with the same/similar name…then too bad. Change the catagories that your products are labeled and searched in. You really weren't doing anything wrong and it would have taken too much effort on anyone's part to prove so.

    Anyway…..hope that was a grat welcome to the SITStahood!

  • cdziuba Jun 30, 2009, 12:48 pm

    How about Faith, Soap, and Love?

  • cdziuba Jun 30, 2009, 12:49 pm

    I like Boyfriend for my sons and Sweet Pea Pie for me.

    I am a freak for anything lavender or lilac. I have dry skin mainly in the winter, so sensitive skin soap is cool. I also LOVE any product with Goat's Milk.

  • cdziuba Jun 30, 2009, 12:49 pm

    Twitter follower cdziuba

  • cdziuba Jun 30, 2009, 12:50 pm

    I follow your blog.

  • cdziuba Jun 30, 2009, 12:50 pm

    I follow your sisters blog via Google Friends Connect.

  • cdziuba Jun 30, 2009, 12:52 pm
  • cdziuba Jun 30, 2009, 12:55 pm

    Can't fave you, Technorati is down AGAIN!

  • Equidae Jun 30, 2009, 2:28 pm

    so as not to go to far from the original i thought of this
    Little Bitty's Soapery (if it exists that word) or another option would be The Fish Soap company or else Soap by Herrings…hope it helps

  • MamaOtwins+1 Jun 30, 2009, 5:55 pm

    If you can't do Little Bitty – can you do Itty Bitty?

  • MamaOtwins+1 Jun 30, 2009, 5:56 pm

    Mercury Falling – pulled me to it instantly – I love lavendar, and anything to calm the nerves 🙂

  • MamaOtwins+1 Jun 30, 2009, 5:59 pm

    I wonder if you could do something to Sweet Pea Pie that would take the grease smell off of a man – more of a bath salt

  • MamaOtwins+1 Jun 30, 2009, 6:02 pm

    I also follow you

  • RavenousReader Jun 30, 2009, 9:21 pm

    The "Spa Massage Bar" sounds heavenly — especially the scent. Yum! I'd love to try it.

  • lmurley2000 Jul 1, 2009, 12:56 am

    the suds shop. thanks

  • lmurley2000 Jul 1, 2009, 12:56 am

    i'm a subscriber. thanks

  • Condo Blues Jul 1, 2009, 11:48 pm

    How about Three Sister's Soaps?

  • Condo Blues Jul 1, 2009, 11:48 pm

    I like the Arabian Princess soap because I LOVE jasmine!

  • jessleigh Jul 2, 2009, 5:47 pm

    How about Thrice Clean?
    I love the Spa Massage Bar!

  • Donna Jul 2, 2009, 6:56 pm

    I would like the "Honeymoon" scent, message bar for dry skin. I think a cute name would be "Fish Bubbles".

  • Tamara B. Jul 7, 2009, 5:26 pm

    How about the name "Sudsations"

  • Tamara B. Jul 7, 2009, 5:28 pm

    I would love to try your "Desert Blond" soap.

  • Tamara B. Jul 7, 2009, 5:30 pm

    I follow your blog.

  • Tamara B. Jul 7, 2009, 5:30 pm

    I follow the blog you share with your sister.

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:43 am

    I already faved your blog on technorati.

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:44 am

    I am a follower.

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:45 am

    Not only am I a follower on the sister blog, I'm an author and a sister! Yay me! Yay us! But I probably should contribute a little more to it. I'll work on that!

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:45 am

    I follow you on Twitter

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:57 am

    What about Mini Me Soaps? You know, after Little Bitty and you…she is a mini Karie!

  • rbailey1958 Jul 10, 2009, 5:07 pm

    Howbout "Scentsable"

  • rbailey1958 Jul 10, 2009, 5:08 pm

    Blog follower

  • rbailey1958 Jul 10, 2009, 5:08 pm

    Twitter follower[pkbailey01]

  • Cole Jul 13, 2009, 2:38 am

    That would be "dog eat dog" world 😉

  • C Jul 13, 2009, 4:38 am

    How about Alchemy Soaps?

  • C Jul 13, 2009, 4:41 am

    I'd like to try the Limon soap. One I'd like to see made would have coconut milk.

  • Renee Jul 13, 2009, 5:18 am

    Okay, I visited the blog–step one complete!

  • Renee Jul 13, 2009, 5:19 am

    A name? Maybe, The Soap Dish? Not very creative but it's late here so I'm Kinda tired :)—step two complete!

  • Renee Jul 13, 2009, 5:20 am

    Or, Scales and Suds? lol

  • Renee Jul 13, 2009, 5:21 am

    I would LOVE to try the Spa Massage Bar! I'd also like to see some soaps with shea butter for my super-dry skin and maybe a coffee scent to invigorate the senses!

  • Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom Jul 13, 2009, 6:21 am

    What a Little Bitchy woman! How rude!

    So I am tossing a few names into the hat. Of course I have a unusual sense of humor…

    Bite Me Soapery (goes great with fishing AND naughty kids or Canadians…)

    Come Clean

    Scrub-a-Dub Soap

    Best of luck to you! I really love your prices and plan to be back!!

  • kathy pease Jul 14, 2009, 1:22 am

    SOAPY SISTERS OR SUDSY SISTERS but that might draw in a few

  • kathy pease Jul 14, 2009, 1:26 am

    i bet the Arabian Princess soap smells awesome 🙂

  • kathy pease Jul 14, 2009, 1:27 am

    following your blog klp1965
    kathy pease

  • kathy pease Jul 14, 2009, 1:28 am

    following 3 sisters blog klp1965
    kathy pease

  • kathy pease Jul 14, 2009, 1:29 am

    following on twitter klp1965

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