We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — love

| Danielle Vincent

As seen on Instagram (photos from friends and customers)

We've written many posts about how much we love our customers. It's no lie: y'all are the best best best. I love following our customers on Instagram, because we really do have the most interesting, fun, cool customers. From time to time, we get tagged in posts, and it always blows me away with happiness. Because I have not much else to write about today, I figured I could share some of the recent shout-outs on Instagram:

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Desert Camping Adventure (mostly pictures)

For many years, my friends and I went camping to a desert in Northern Nevada on a moderately regular basis. Since Russ and I have been working, we haven't been able to enjoy this passtime very often and it has been sad. This year, however, we're shaking off our soap shavings and heading out to the same desert with a couple of our friends. Because these aren't your neighbor's travel slides, I figured I'd share them with you. Hopefully you'll enjoy them...

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Almost entirely cute puppy photos

 There's a longer story here, but the short version is that we got a puppy yesterday and now we have a lot of puppy photos. This is Cheyenne (name pending): Here's a post of almost entirely puppy photos...

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10 Quotes to Inspire Great Work

We believe in the importance and value of diligent work. Our business requires it and we're (usually) happy to roll up our sleeves, pull up our gloves, and get stuff done. These are quotes that inspire us as we do our work. If they also inspire you, we hope you will share them.

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| Danielle Vincent

5 Small Things That Make A Big Difference

I didn't find the love of my life until I was in my late 30s, which means I went through my fair share of relationships that, for one reason or another, didn't work out. Obviously, every relationship is different and every person is looking for certain things, but here are five small things I've found make a big difference.

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Marion & Rose's Workshop: A beautiful shop in historic Oakland

Marion & Rose's Workshop was one of the very first stores I approached when I decided to start selling wholesale. It was such a delight to meet Kerri, because I really feel like she and I are made of the same stuff (though I might have a little more gunpowder and...

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In Celebration of Russell

Production and temperance isn't the kind of thing people run advertising campaigns about, but without it, this business would be a smoldering rubble. Here's to Russell Vincent, my husband, my outlaw, and my business partner!

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"I was not a soap person before Outlaw Soaps." - Eric, customer

The truth is, neither were we. When I reflect back on how different our lives were just three years ago, it hardly seems possible that we have changed almost everything about our lives, our careers, and our homes. We even gained a family member (Roxy Vincent, VP of Animal Testing). How did this all happen? What was the catalyst for this transformation?

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Relocating the Safehouse

"Moving always sucks." - my dad Years ago, when I was in the middle of a particularly heinous move, I called my dad in tears, telling him that I couldn't do it. He shared with me the wisdom of those three words. I'm pretty sure he didn't realize that he...

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Things I Have Learned in 40 Years

Now that I am a wise old person, my friend asked me to let him know "when I figured it all out." Here's what I told him: Life is too short to argue with shitty, small-minded people Life is not long enough to spend time with all the really awesome...

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Why we became "Outlaw Trading Co" instead of "Outlaw Soaps," and other fun stories

Over here in the badlands (um, in Oakland), big changes are afoot for Russ and me (Danielle). Outlaw Trading Co. As many of you know (based on our customer satisfaction survey), we don't just sell soaps anymore, we sell lotions and lip balms, too. Soon, we'll be selling shower gels (by...

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A Business Made from Love

[caption id="attachment_978" align="alignleft" width="350"] Original photo by Mark DiengerIllustration by Lynette May, commissioned by Jon and Cambry Curry[/caption] I was writing thank you cards this morning. It's a nice way to start the week. Today and yesterday, I've been working on the PILE of thank you cards for the registry...

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