I'm not sure what's going on at Front Porch but selection is iffy and limited, and the shop itself was closed the first several days I tried to order. Maybe it's all due to an increase in business because of all the YouTubers spreading the word? The turn around time is also a bit longer than other shops, 5-7 business days last time I checked. I placed my order on a Thursday morning and received it the following Friday, so it was within that 5-7 days but it seemed like forever.
Well anyway, let's take a look at my micro-haul . . .
(Funny side note - Minion does not like this one at all. It was sitting on the desk as I wrote this, he jumped up and sniffed it, and jumped back about a foot, squinty eyed and angry looking. LOL!)
These two scents I got might seem like odd choices but like I said, selection is iffy. If you look at the scent descriptions list you'll find tons of amazing scents and a lot of custom blends that I would love to try, but when you get to the actual ordering area you'll find the choices are severely limited and always changing. Shipping is always free though, so I would suggest if you see something you want, grab it immediately because it will most likely be gone next time you look. I've heard that she does combine orders, and I've heard that people check back daily and add to their previous order, but I'm not sure if you need to send her a message about combining or what.
The tarts I got are 'Individual Grubby Tarts' and cost $1.75 each. At first I thought this was high for one little tart, but when you figure that shipping is always free . . . it works out in the end. They weigh 1 oz. each. I will melt the whole thing because I like strong scents, and because I don't like messing around with cutting tarts, but I think just half a tart would be fine for smaller areas or if you like lighter scents. They really are cute, and I like the way are packaged. I just hope she can get settled into her business so availability is more steady and reliable. Maybe once the rush has worn off from all the new fans from YouTube, things will even out for her. I know what it's like to be a one woman show who also works full-time outside the home, from back in my soap making/selling days.
There were no little extras in my order . . . no samples, no business card, not even a 'Thank you' scribbled onto the invoice. That makes things seem a little 'cold,' but again, I'm hoping it's because she's crazy busy and will settle in time. I will melt these two that I have, and if the scent/throw is decent enough I will keep my eye on this shop to possibly nab some fall/holiday scents.
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