Monday, March 30, 2009

Reddish Orange & Gold Strips iPod Soap

Yes - there is a "skin" on this fun iPod soap! This "skin" is reddish orange with gold strips on top and smells like tropical mango!

It weighs about 2 oz and is made of 100% vegan and animal friendly vegetable soap base, fragrance oil, and cosmetic-grade colorant.

Check it out here:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cool iPhone Soap

Do you love the iPhone or know someone who does? This is the perfect gift for iPhone lovers!

This iPhone soap is about the same size as the actual iPhone. It has the black button at the bottom and the "screen icons" in its "flat screen". The top layer of the soap is dark grayish black and the bottom layer is a slightly lighter shade of gray. I must say that this is one of my coolest creations and each feature is meticulously created.

Check it out here:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

VP of Engineering Position (Boston)

A non-publicized search for a VP of Engineering. The position is located in downtown Boston. The company is a young, innovative organization that is looking for someone that has a history of success in a start-up and/or mid-sized successfully run company. The incumbent will ideally be someone that is looking for the next step in their career, specifically a Director who is ready to make that jump to a VP. The person will have heavy technical chops, but also have a strong business acumen. All candidates must have a positive, can-do attitude and be willing to nurture a collaborative culture.
Particular attention will be given to candidates with the following backgrounds--software analytics, grid technologies and/or online video. Experience in a product development environment is critical.

Forward resumes to - thanks!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Red Daisies Fabric Pattern Soap

This soap is indeed a piece of art! The floral pattern stands out beautifully on top of a forest green backdrop of glycerin soap.

The surface of this soap resembles that of a fabric pattern that adds sophistication to any bathroom. Its colorful pattern is eye-catching and it is scented with Peppermint/Menthol fragrance.

Check it out at:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cool Wii Nintendo Nunchuck Controller Soap

Do you know someone who loves playing Wii? Perhaps you do, too? Inspired by those of us who are Wii addicts, this nunchuck controller soap will make the mundane task of handwashing fun! It weighs about 3 oz and the white controller pictured has 2 choices of scents: white peach sangria or amaretto. The pink controller is scented with a chocolate covered strawberries fragrance.This soap can be unscented as well or be customized to your choice of scent (just contact me and I'll email you a list of available fragrances). It will be presented in a cellophane bag with a matching ribbon.

Check out details here:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Internship Available at Startup in New York City, a popular search engine for jobs, is looking for an extremely bright, hardworking intern to assist with a broad array of marketing, sales, business development and operations projects. The intern will work directly with company management and get great exposure to many different aspects of the business, making the position an excellent learning experience and resume builder. If the arrangement works out, we may extend an offer of full time employment.

1. Handle inquiries and requests from partners, customers and prospects.

2. Assist with execution of marketing and sales efforts.

3. Conduct competitive research.

4. Provide general operational support.

1. Demonstrated interest in startups/technology/entrepreneurship.

2. Strong research, writing, communication and problem solving skills.

3. Solid work ethic, demonstrated by past achievements.

4. Willingness to tackle all projects, glamorous and otherwise.

5. Familiarity with software development/technical skills are a plus (Python, HTML, CSS, XML), but not required.You must be available to work at least 15 hrs/wk at our offices in NOHO (subway is nearby at Astor Place).

Compensation is $10/hr.Please submit your resume with the subject line “Internship (Startuply)†to All applications must include a cover note.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I now have created another version of the BlackBerry phone soap - this one has the "traditional" BlackBerry icons and my other version has iPhone icons which can be done with the bPhone application for newer models of the BlackBerry. In soap-making, however, I can make the impossible possible and put the iPhone icons in this "older" version of the BlackBerry, but now both options are available :). Check them out at

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cool Red iPod Soap

This is one of my newest iPod soaps, this red one smells like sun ripened raspberries!  Check out other colors at

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Software Quality Assurance at Raytheon

If you are interested in Software Quality Assurance positions at Raytheon, please forward resume to me at and will forward to hiring manager directly. Check out SQA Engineers jobs and other job openings at

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Game Station Controller Soaps - in different colors!

Check out these new game station controller soaps inspired by my brother who loves to play :). Details can be found at and check out other high tech gadgets soaps there!

New Job Opening: VC-funded Startup in San Francisco

NileGuide is a VC-funded startup with a mission to be the world's first one-stop-shop for custom trip planning. We combine personalized travel recommendations, integrated planning and booking tools, and a free downloadable guidebook to take with you on your trip. In May 2008 we closed the largest funding round eve for a trip planning company. We're currently hiring for 2 full time positions in our San Francisco office: a senior java engineer, and a graphic/web designer. We're also looking for freelance travel writers who can cover their local destination.

Descriptions and information here:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Job Opening: Human Resource Analyst

Role: Human Resources Analyst at MassHousing ( in Boston

General Summary
The Human Resources Analyst is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and managing automated processes, analytical tools and information systems for process, productivity and efficiency improvements (e.g., improving technology and streamlining or developing methodologies). This may include developing and delivering training to Agency members in utilizing new systems and programs, developing, modifying and preparing reports, and evaluating the effectiveness of implemented systems, applications and software products. The Human Resources Analyst may perform analysis and trend studies on projects, programs, procedures, and applications, as well as present the results of the findings in written and verbal form. This individual also may manage special projects and produce specialized reports, including preparing, coordinating, and monitoring project plans, researching policy topics and financial strategies, and ensuring compliance of policies and procedures including all applicable federal and state regulations. The Human Resources Analyst will assist the Senior HR Specialist in administering the Agency’s comprehensive pre-tax and post-tax employee benefit program including group medical, dental, life, disability, workers’ compensation, deferred compensation, flex spending, qualified transportation, and FMLA and non-FMLA leave.

Core Competency Requirements
Job Knowledge & Skills
• Utilizes subject matter expertise
• Demonstrates effective skill in: * technology * negotiation * supervision, management and leadership
• Committed to continuous learning
Critical Thinking
• Demonstrates sound judgment
• Anticipates problems and opportunities
• Identifies and assesses risk
• Explores options and develops solutions

• Shares meaningful information
• Exercises discretion when sharing information
• Prepares written materials that are clear and accurate
• Articulates an idea or a point of view effectively
• Demonstrates effective presentation skills
• Represents the Agency effectively

Service Orientation
• Responds to needs of internal and external customers
• Accountable to customers and key stakeholders
• Collaborates with co-workers and, when appropriate, with business partners
• Resolves conflicts effectively
• Assumes additional responsibility when needed

Results Orientation
• Focuses on performance objectives
• Prioritizes competing demands appropriately
• Produces quality work product
• Follows-through to conclusion
• Takes responsibility for completing projects in a timely manner
• Moves decision-making to the appropriate level to achieve results

• College degree preferably in business or public administration, human resources management or computer science.
• Three to Five Years of increasing responsibility in software support, automated financial systems analysis/design/ implementation and report writing, business applications and project management experience.
• Three to Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration of benefits plans such as health, life, disability and retirement plans.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, writing, verbal and analytical skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and mange multi-task functions.
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• Ability to conduct independent research requiring sound judgment.
• Knowledge of Federal and State regulations as they pertain to the administration of benefits programs including The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act (HCRA).

Please forward all resumes to me at - thanks!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blackberry Phone Soap

Inspired by those of us who are married to our Blackberry - this Blackberry Phone Soap is the perfect gift! It has a main "menu screen" with icons embedded into the soap layer and it smells like chocolate covered strawberries! Check out

Friday, March 6, 2009

Think Computer - Palo Alto CA Job Opportunities

Think Computer, a Palo Alto startup one block from Stanford that has
been featured repeatedly in The New York Times, is hiring programmers,
designers, and business development specialists. Compensation for
interns starts at around $3,000 (business development) to $4,000
(programmers/designers) for the summer, with bonuses depending on
meeting sales targets and experience.

For more details about the positions offered or to apply on-line, visit:

About Think:

Think Computer Corporation ( builds
innovative software designed to make life easier for businesses small
and large. The company's clients span the globe, using Think software to
increase productivity, community, security, and education.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Excited Doggy Popsicle Soap

Brand new Excited Doggy Popsicle Soaps! Red one smells like chocolate covered strawberries and the orange version smells like orange truffles! :) More details are here:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Job Opening: Account Executive, Publisher Services

Account Executive, Publisher Services

Position Type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: New York City

Company: ScanScout is a leading Boston-based online video advertising network that is funded by a tier-1 venture firm General Catalyst, Time Warner and prominent angel investors who backed Google, PayPal, AskJeeves, etc. The company is solving some very fundamental problems in the online rich media space. The company has developed a leading online video advertising solution aimed at the heart of the online video market, one of the highest-growth market segments of the Internet today. ScanScout is founded by MIT alumni and its senior team is composed of experienced technology, advertising and media veterans from MSN, eBay, (AOL), etc., who have a track record of success as well as substantial operating experience.

• Work closely with VP to develop and implement a recruitment strategy for the addition of in-stream video publishers to the ScanScout network.
• Develop new publisher leads within key publishers
• Build relationships within strategic publisher base
• Report daily/weekly on activity status and next steps related to specific opportunities that helps build publisher forecast which will be shared with sales team.
• Work with ScanScout Client Services and Sales Engineering team to ensure smooth integrations and proper management of relationships
• Grow knowledge of industry and competition
• Gain visibility through industry events and professionally represent ScanScout to customer baseQualifications
• At least 5 years of successful online publisher management experience.
• Proven ability to spot opportunities, set priorities, and execute correct strategies to convert opportunities into new business
• The ideal candidate will have existing relationships with online video publishers.
• Management experience is a plus.
• Required skills include fluency with media-buying terminology/planning
• Familiarity with online ad-serving platforms
• An understanding of the online video ad industry
• A strong history of meeting and exceeding sales goals
• A strong presenter and communicator.
• This person should also be proficient with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
• Highly motivated, autonomous and intelligent
• Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
• Ability to work in fast paced start up environment
• Excellent presentation and communication skills

Please forward all resumes to me at Thanks.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Playful Bunny and Balloon Soap

Cute Playful and Balloon soaps have an adorable outline of bunnies with red shawls and eggs with white stars - right on the soap on top of a pink background.  They are scented with baby powder :).  Details are here:

Jobs at Cigna

Cigna is looking to hire some smart folks who are very familiar with Information Modeling, Rules and Workflows, both from a technological perspective and from a clinical perspective. In particular, looking for people who have designed systems in the context of clinical applications (EMR, Order Entry, …) either in the provider, payer or pharma context.

The roles are envisaged to have a 60-40 split across IT and Clinical.  If you or anybody you know would be interested, please forward this e-mail to them. The positions have been posted on the AMIA Job Listings board and the URLs are listed below:
Feel free to forward emails to me and I'll forward accordingly.  My email is

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Newest Rocket Funsicles!

Newest additions to the Funsicle Collection! These rocket popsicle soaps are really pretty with glittery insides!

Check them out here:

Job Opening for Seasoned Database and Reporting Engineer

Gazelle (, a service of Second Rotation, Inc., is
committed to providing an easy, fast, and safe way for consumers to
get cash for selling unwanted electronics or to recycle them
responsibly. To date, thousands of consumers have used the service as
a way to clean out closets, get cash and help out a good cause. In
addition, Gazelle empowers consumers to avoid time consuming and risky
online experiences associated with peer-to-peer selling. Consumers can
rest assured that all personal information is thoroughly removed from
their item while benefitting from conveniences like free shipping and
packaging. Based in Boston, Second Rotation is led by a group of
consumer Internet veterans from companies like eBay, PayPal, ZipCar,
BuyerZone and Fairmarket and is backed by venture capital firms
Venrock Associates and RockPort Capital Partners.

We are looking for a seasoned, Database and Reporting Engineer to
help deliver solutions to support the company's vision. As a key
member of the engineering team, you will be responsible for delivering
data warehouse and reporting solutions using technologies such as
Pentaho and Ruby on Rails. You will be passionate about ensuring the
delivery of high quality software via best practices and manage the
staging and release cycles of multi, concurrent branches. You will be
instrumental in building an exciting and rapidly expanding company.


* A Minimum of 4-7 years of web/application development experience.
* Strong skills with relational databases (MySQL), data modeling,
warehousing (Pentaho), reporting and SQL (queries, joins)
* Experience with an Object Oriented language.
* Experience integrating 3rd party systems and APIs
* Ruby on Rails experience (or a strong desire to learn!)
* Be a proponent of QA, TDD (test driven development), BDD (behavior
driven development) and automated test tools (RSpec, Selenium, Cruise
Control, etc...)
* Experience with high traffic websites, database performance tuning,
and systems scaling
* Experience managing external vendor relationships
* Use Agile development practices and SCRUM methodologies
* Solid communication skills, both written and oral
* Must be self-directed, confident, and able to work in a fast-paced
startup environment
* CS/Engineering degree or equivalent experience