Put on a scarf, crank up the A/C and head to Frames Etc for a bottle of Frosted Cranberry hand soap.

Updated: Oct 13


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

Despite the warmer-than-it’s-supposed-to-be temperatures outside, I have fully embraced my complete and utter love for this time of year.

You will find zero reminders of the dog days of summer inside my home, and today, that includes my hand soap.

“Hand soap…?” you quietly mutter. “Is she really writing about hand soap? Again?”

I am.

Because, as I type these words, my fingers smell like Frosted Cranberry, a delicious mix of all things fall intermingled with the excitement of twinkling Christmas lights and Mrs. Claus.

But here’s the best part: You can purchase your own bottle at Frames Etc in Stephenville.

That’s where I discovered the line of Simplified products this summer when I fell madly in love with Sunday Beach.

I went through two big bottles in less than three months. (It was a pandemic, after all, and I did a lot of hand washing).

So when fall began inching closer, I called owner Julie Lowrance and asked if there would be a fall line.

Her answer was music to my ears.

When her first shipment of Frosted Cranberry arrived, I hurried to Frames Etc to nab the biggest bottle I could find.

Today, that bottle was moved from the kitchen cabinet to the kitchen sink where it signals the start of the most wonderful time of the year.

Simplified products are amazing. The company is owned by a woman who milks goats in Seadrift, Texas. You can read all about it here.

Meanwhile, you should put on a scarf, crank up the A/C and head to Frames Etc.

There are tons of other scents and the line of Frosted Cranberry also includes lotion, body wash and bar soap.

You're welcome.

Drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Beneath the Surface News. sara@beneaththesurfacenews.com