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September 15, 2009 - Where Y'At Magazine mentions Mermaid's Purse

Broad Community Connections is now organizing this event about to mark its one-year anniversary. Located in the old Robert Fresh Market parking lot on the corner of Bienville and Broad, there is a great diversity of non-juried art and wares.

This growing arts market trend has a positive impact on the social network of neighbors city wide. Nearby store and restaurant owners see an influx of patrons to their own businesses on market days. Artists benefit from the low costs of booth fees required from market organizers. Measha Daynes of Mermaid's Purse Natural Organics is a vendor of hand-made soaps and nautical pottery wares at the Bywater Market, the Arts Market of New Orleans, and the Freret Street Market. Daynes creates her inventory at her home and calls the arts markets her "storefront." I have three kids, a husband and a dog. There is no way that I could devote the time to having an actual storefront, with overhead and insurance." There are new markets popping up all the time, and art vendors are out in force populating a long list of farmers' markets, concerts, and venues in the city. There are prominent art markets in the Greater New Orleans Area, the West Bank, the North Shore, etc. Next time you visit an outdoor event, keep your beholding eyes open for some open-air art to browse.

Broad Street Bazaar, 561-7495, Second Saturday of Every Month Starting September 12

-Dionne Charlet

September 14, 2009 - Mermaids Purse Naturals Reviewed by Blogger

Tigerlily, owner of the blog Two Thousand Things, loves Mermaid's Purse products. Read her review here: Mermaid's Purse Review & Giveaway

August 6, 2009 - Mermaids Purse Naturals Receives Rave Reviews

Michelle, owner of mkokopelli blog, has tried our products and gives them a big thumbs up! Check out her review here: Something for You and Your Little One

October 23, 2007 - Mermaids Purse Naturals goes to Niceville, Florida

Mermaids Purse and Expressions In Wood attended the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. Husband Mark and I set up our 10 x 20 canopy in a thunderstorm on Thursday. What a couple of crazy idiots! It was a first and fun though. Friday was overcast, but no rain. Saturday and Sunday rocked! And I got to see Kenny Rogers perform live. Our children had a blast with the clowns and riding the carnival rides. We met some new great artists this trip. Mermaids Purse and Expressions In Wood will be doing shows every weekend through Christmas. Check out the Upcoming Events page on our website to see our upcoming events and locations!

June 20, 2007 - Wholesale Skin Care Made With All Natural and Organic Ingredients

Mermaids Purse does its first wholesale market. Many people have asked us if we do wholesale. Our answer to that is "Yes, we wholesale and we do private label too!" It's really encouraging to see so many people who are genuinely interested in using and trying all natural and organically-made skin care. The Wholesale Market for Mermaids Purse is definitely getting started off on a positive path to success. Measha Daynes says, "If I can provide a good, honest service to people, that's just awesome!" Thank you to everyone for all of your continued support, positive feed back, and encouragement for Mermaids Purse LLC - The Ocean Springs Natural Soap Company!

May 21, 2007 - Mermaids Purse Naturals Celebrated 5 Year Anniversity in NOLA

Mermaids Purse Naturals attends anniversary celebrating Bywater Art Market's 5th Year. We all had a great time and Mermaid's Purse Naturals received their first blog review. Check out what Blogging New Orleans had to say:

"As I began wandering, I couldn't help but notice the double-wide tent with woodwork on one side and herbal soaps on the other. Such a strange pairing needed ByWater Art Marketexplanation, so I asked the woman with cowrie shells woven through her light brown hair. Of course: she shares the tent with her husband, wood turner Mark Daynes. His hand-turned wooden vessels didn't seem to be selling as quickly as her soaps, but then again, it was only his third time in the Bywater, and she'd been long-established there as Mermaid's Purse Naturals. Measha Daynes, the soap mermaid, informed me that this Saturday was the Bywater's fifth-year anniversary. How nice to hear of an anniversary that doesn't involve "that storm."

Between her soaps and his bowls sat a double-wide stroller containing two of their three children: two-and-a-half year old Miku and eighteen-month-old Marek. "That girl's grown up at this market," a family friend said of little Miku, who I later caught parading around in her daddy's cowboy hat. Daynes first brought her daughter to the market at two weeks old, all the more remarkable considering some parents wouldn't set foot in that part of town, let alone with a newborn infant. So of course I had to get a picture of the family." Source:  Blogging New Orleans


May 6, 2007 - Mermaids Purse Naturals attends HWH Festival

Mermaids Purse Naturals was invited to attend The Hearts With Hope Cancer Awareness Festival. We all had a great time and together raised nearly $6,000.00 for beauty awareness for people going through hair loss illnesses. We are so grateful and inspired to be a part of this festival.

Cancer Awareness 2007