I am sitting in my hotel room after the end of Day 1 at the HSMG (Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild) Conference 2011. The conference is being held at the Miami Hilton Downtown Hotel this year and as always it’s fabulous! Or as Feleciai says, yummy! Every year it’s amazing to me how smoothly everything runs and how they pack so much into such few hours. I come back every year for several reasons: learn about new techniques, products and what’s going on in the industry, network with other soapers and vendors to gain tips and tricks, recharge my enthusiasm for my business and have some fun and get some goodies! I am going to try to report each day from the conference with a nod to the goals I hit that day.