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GLYCERIN SOAP's are an all natural soap that contains NO DETERGENTS OR PERFUMES.
What does this mean to you?  It means that you are using a soap which is beneficial to your  body.  Natural Glycerin Soaps DO NOT strip away your natural oils but works with your natural oils to keep your skin healthy and replenished.  
Glycerin is a humectant, which means that it draws moisture from the air to your skin to keep it hydrated as you go about your daily activities. 
NATURAL GLYCERIN SOAP for the entire family!  All natural and beneficial as a whole body soap.  A soap that you and your body will love.  
My soaps are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (does not clog pores). My soaps are made from premium vegetable base glycerin and include a light relaxing scent and opaque coloring.
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2016 Rolling Rolling Rolling

by Katrina Hoyle on 06/14/16

Update Time...2016 has taken off wide open for us.  Our local Tailgate Market is now open in full force.  We are running at almost full capacity with a very diverse choice of products.  There is surely something of interest for everyone.  Lots of great farmers, producers and local artisans showing and selling their merchandise and taking the time to chat with friends and family.  Hope that you will take the time to come out and support your local Tailgate Market.  Market hours are Tuesday 3pm until 6pm and Saturday 9am until 12noon.  Hope to see you there.  God Bless and Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers!

Market Time

by Katrina Hoyle on 04/25/16

Hello to all of our Market Customers.                                                                       It is time to get back into the Market Routine.  The Historic Marion Tailgate Market will open on Tuesday May 3rd for the 2016 Season.  The hours are 3pm until 6pm every Tuesday.                                                                                       We look forward to getting to visit with each of you.  It is going to be another Great Season all because of you and your continued support.  Look forward to seeing you out and about.                                                                                     Thanks for your continued support and encouragement. 

Happy New Year

by Katrina Hoyle on 12/31/15

With 2015 coming to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to say...THANK YOU LORD...and...THANK all of our customers, encouragers and support... group for their contribution in helping to make this a great year. You have been a wonderful part of our growth experience. We are closing out our 8th year in business and can truly say that it has been a wonderful journey. We are looking forward to what God has planned for us in 2016 and hope that you will come along for the continued journey. We do not have the words to explain our appreciation except to say.....IT HAS BEEN A LONG JOURNEY BUT WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY THE PRECIOUS HAND OF ALMIGHTY GOD and THE GREAT CUSTOMERS HE HAS PLACED IN OUR PATHWAYS.
Our Prayer for you is that you will see him in your life in 2016 and that HIS BLESSINGS will be abundant for you and your family.
Thank God For Your Blessings...Honor The Veterans past and present...Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers!!!

Happy New Year
The Hoyle's


by Katrina Hoyle on 12/22/15

We would like to say a great big THANK YOU to all of our customers and supporters who have been there for encouragement through out 2015.  We have enjoyed the Blessings of a fabulous year with old friends and new acquaintances.  We are honored by your support and encouragement and look forward to continuing this business relationship for many years to come. 

WOW...It has been a rollercoaster ride at times but...We are finishing up our 8th year in business and looking forward to the 9th year.  We are trusting the Lord to enlarge our borders and guide our business footsteps as we continue on in this great opportunity that He has provided for us.  We desire your prayers as we continue on in this journey called life, that we will not only be a growing business but that we will spread sunshine to those we come in contact with.  Our Prayer is that we will Let Our Light Shine and be an encouragement along the way.

As we close out 2015, we do not take our blessings for granted.  We truly are Blessed Beyond Measure and Thankful for the opportunity to have a career doing that which we draw great satisfaction from. 

God Bless each one of you as you enjoy THE CHRISTMAS SEASON with your friends and family.  We look forward to sharing the new year with each one of you. 




Market and Show Season

by Katrina Hoyle on 05/14/15

Our 2015 Season is now in full swing.  The Historic Marion Tailgate Market had opening day on May 5th and will run through December 15th.  Every Tuesday from 3 pm until 6 pm.  A great opportunity to catch a visit with friends and neighbors and pick up some wonderful goodies.  Goodies which range from Fresh Produce grown locally, Farm Fresh Eggs and Meats, Homemade Breads, Jams and Jellies and lots of Homemade Snack Goodies provided by Local Bakers who have completed a State Certification Process.  Check out the Local Artisans who produce and distribute their own Handmade Stitchery which includes Pillows, Sweater Vests, Kitchen Towels and Dish Cloths, just to mention a few.  We have Jewelry Artisans, Wood Workers, Soap and Hand Balm Producers and Local Herbalists all present at The Market.  We have an on site Market Manager who is available to answer your questions and inquiries.  Most days at The Market are crazy busy so we recommend to come early for the best selection.  There is something for everyone at The Historic Marion Tailgate Market.  We hope to visit with you there.  Come by introduce yourself and mention that you have seen our website and are following our blog.  We Thank You in advance for your support of Hoyle's Breads Soaps Plants and Stitchery.

Snow Days

by Katrina Hoyle on 02/24/15

I like snow days for several different reasons.  The most important reason is that each time it snows and it is so clean and pristine it reminds me that when I asked JESUS into my life and HE SAVED ME that he also WASHED ME AS WHITE AS THE SNOW.  No good in me but all that I am is BECAUSE OF HIM. 

Another reason I like the snow is because GOD creates beautiful art and none can compare to the beauty of fresh fallen snow and the quiet solitude that it brings.  The covering which makes all things look new and undisturbed.  Which is where I desire to be in my Christian walk---ever aware of the greatness of God and the awe of that still small voice, while discovering the new blessings that he showers into my life every hour of every day.

Then last it brings me to a place within myself where I am focused and productive to the planning needed to work and process business ideas for new projects and patterns.  This quiet solitude and beauty can really stir up the thinking process.

So as you can see I like the snow because I realize it comes from my Heavenly Father and he knows what is best for me and for the land.  I consider it one of HIS BLESSINGS and I choose to enjoy it.

2015 is on a roll

by Katrina Hoyle on 02/02/15

Hello to each one of you and welcome to 2015.  It has been a cold January, but what can we say...It is January.  However, now we have moved into February and this makes us one month closer to spring.  Can you feel it...Love is in the air.  We have lots of goodies for your SPECIAL VALENTINE.  Some items that we will be offering will be CHOCOLATE covered STRAWBERRIES...CHOCOLATE covered PECANS...PEANUT BUTTER BALLS dipped in CHOCOLATE...RED VELVET cupcakes...GERMAN CHOCOLATE cupcakes...BIG COOKIE VALENTINE HEARTS with Butter Cream Icing and Chocolate Candy Roses.  Give us a call and get your order placed before the rush hits.  HAPPY FEBRUARY EVERYONE and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Courtesy Statement 2015

by Katrina Hoyle on 01/06/15

It is my intention that others enjoy each and every thing that we make with our own hands.  With that being said...These patterns and their photos are property of Hoyle's Son-Shine Greenhouse and More and and are intended for personal use only.  Please do not copy, sell or reproduce these photos or these patterns in any way.  We THANK YOU for your support, encouragement and respect shown to us and our products.

Growth Info for 2015

by Katrina Hoyle on 01/06/15

Just in case you did not know, we thought that we would share with you our growth from 2007 until 2014.  Our business has grown to include several categories and we are super excited about this growth.  We are known as HOYLE'S SON-SHINE GREENHOUSE AND MORE and our website address is a descriptive summary of what this includes.  We are made up of 4 sub-categories which includes:  Breads By Katrina...Soaps By Katrina...Plants by Katrina and Stitchery By Katrina.  As you can tell from the titles I manage to stay very busy.  And if you know me personally then you know that I am OCD about organization and planning.  I read a book by a successful person who I thought offered some great advice to every breathing human being.  Here is a quote from that book.  "If you are going to DREAM, you are going to have to put some WINGS on those dreams, and some FEET and some FINGERS and some HANDS.  You can't just sit around and THINK of all the things you WANT TO DO and expect success to come to you."  written by Dolly Pardon

Year Ending Update for 2014

by Katrina Hoyle on 01/06/15

2014 was a wonderful year for us.  We managed to stay connected with our customers while adding new customers to our growing list of friends.  We are most THANKFUL to our Lord for his many blessings, protection and providence.  We are also THANKFUL to each one of our customers for your continued support and encouragement.  Your friendship and support is what keeps us going year after year.  Thank You again and we look forward to seeing you soon as we continue to travel this pathway called life and continue to grow and improve the business of HOYLE' SON-SHINE GREENHOUSE AND MORE that the Lord has so richly blessed us with. 

2013 ends and 2014 begins

by Katrina Hoyle on 12/30/13

As we sit and reflect back over the events of 2013 we are amazed with how our business has grown and the blessings that the Lord has showered on us. At this time we would like to say Thank You Lord for your blessings on us and Thank You to our customers who supported us throughout the year. We could not do what we do without the Lords guidance and direction and you our customers. We want to say THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR to each one of you. We look forward to seeing you in 2014 at the Historic Marion Tailgate Market and at local events in McDowell and surrounding counties. From Hoyle's Soap Plants and Stitchery to you...God Bless Each One of You in 2014.

Fall Events for 2013

by Katrina Hoyle on 10/02/13

Octoberfest in Old Fort, NC Mt Glory Festival in Marion, NC St. John's Arts Festival in Marion, NC These are the upcoming events which are taking place locally. We hope to get the opportunity to visit with you at one of these locations. Thanking GOD for HIS many BLESSINGS and the opportunity to be busy and productive as we travel on in this journey called life. Nothing more fulfilling than knowing that I am right where the Lord wants me to be, and to see the confirmation daily. God Bless! Don't forget to Pray!!!

Fall is in the air

by Katrina Hoyle on 09/16/13

Our business continues to grow THANKS to each one of you and your support.  We also want to send out SPECIAL THANKS to Miss Marandia who helped us throughout the summer months.  She is now back in school and studying harder than ever.  We continue our weekly spot with The Historic Marion Tailgate Market which has been in full swing since May with Local Produce and Fresh Baked Goodies.  We are now transitioning into the Local Fall Produce (which includes greens, turnips, sweet potatoes, fall lettuce, honey, jams, jellies) along with the Fresh Baked Goodies (which includes sourdough breads, cupcakes, cookies)  that you have come to expect at the Market.  We also started bringing in Local Handmade Crafters, who will be at the Market throughout the latter part of the Market season.  Local  Crafters started on September 3rd and will be available until December 17th.  Come out and show your support of these folks and the products that they produce and bring to the market.  We are also still committed to the Marketplace at the Mills which takes place at the Union Mills Learning Center every Friday night from 5pm til 9pm.  Marketplace at the Mills and Music at the Mills is a great local event for families to gather together and enjoy a good meal, Great Musicians and Music and to interact with Local Artisans.  Come out and visit the Union Mills Learning Center and see what a wonderful job the Board Members and Community are doing with this Old School.  Their efforts are very obvious in the improvements that have taken place in the 2012 and 2013.  Lots of things happening and we want you to be a part.  Come and check it out for yourself and support your Local Musicians and Artisans.  Many other events that we will be participating in throughout the rest of the year,  We hope to get the opportunity to see you and spend some time chatting and catching up on what has been happening with you during 2013.  WELCOME TO FALL...YA'LL...

North Carolina Certified Home Processor

by Katrina Hoyle on 07/03/13

We are now a Certified Home Processor which affords us the opportunity to prepare and bake breads, cakes, cookies and other locally prepared goodies.  We are now baking up to 7 different varieties of breads which are available at the Historic Marion Tailgate Market and at Marketplace at the Mills.  Come and see us at these locations and check out the Locally Made Breads and Snacks.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Summer Intern

by Katrina Hoyle on 05/23/13

We are pleased to announce that Miss Marandia Noles will be working with us throughout the summer months while she is out of school for the summer break.  She will be helping out at the shop and at the greenhouse as well as accompaning us to special events and festivals.  Please help us make her feel welcome.  WELCOME ABOARD MISS MARANDIA.

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

by Katrina Hoyle on 05/23/13

Hello Everyone,

Hope that all is going well with each one of you as we head into Summer 2013.   The Historic Marion Tailgate Market is open every Tuesday from 3pm until 6pm.  We are in full swing and looking forward to connecting back up with our customers.  This year at the market we will have some additional products that were added in over the 2012 winter season, come and check these out.  We are now a North Carolina Certified Home Processor and will have Sourdough Bread as well as other baked goodies.  Looking forward to visiting with you soon and hoping to add you to our long list of regular customers at the Historic Marion Tailgate Market.  Check us out on Facebook at Hoyle's Son-Shine Greenhouse.

Marketplace at the Mills

by Katrina Hoyle on 03/27/13

Marketplace at the Mills is running wide open every Friday night from 5:30 pm til 9:00 pm.  We now have 7 Full Time Vendors with a great variety of Handmade and Handcrafted merchandise.   The Farmer's Table is finished with their construction and facelift and is now open for business with Local Honey and Farm Fresh Eggs as well as plants and jams and jellies.  The Music at the Mills is booked every Friday night with great Bluegrass and Gospel groups through the month of May and adding in additional groups weekly.   Music, Food, Shopping and Fun as well as great friends spending the evening together and promoting the future of a local community at the Union Mills Learning Center 6495 Hudlow Road Union Mills, North Carolina.  Come visit and join in the FUN.

The 1st Annual Bluegrass and Arts Festival is scheduled for May 18, 2013.  We need your help to make this a success.  We are looking for arts and crafts vendors.  We already have 8 Groups scheduled for the event and are looking forward to a fun filled day.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this Venue.  Looking forward to seeing you and visiting with you there.

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

by Katrina Hoyle on 02/20/13

SPECIAL 2013 EASTER MARKET---Tuesday March 19---3pm til 5:30pm

                                                                Saturday March 23---10am til 2pm

                                                                Tuesday March 26---3pm til 5:30pm

These are the SPECIAL EVENT DATES for March for the Crafter's Market.  Looking forward to visiting with you again soon. 

Check this out

by Katrina Hoyle on 02/20/13

Marketplace at the Mills

Union Mills, North Carolina

Every Friday Night 5:30pm til 9pm

Artisans with Handmade, Handcrafted and Locally Made Merchandise

Good  Bluegrass Music

From Marion take Hwy 221 South to Hudlow Road then 7/10th of a mile to Union Mills Learning Center on the right.  LOOKING forward to your visit.

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

by Katrina Hoyle on 02/05/13

Special 2013 Valentines Market will operate on 2/05 Tuesday 3pm til 5:30pm

                                                                              2/09 Saturday 10am til 2pm

                                                                              2/12 Tuesday 3pm til 5:30pm

Location:  Historic Marion Tailgate Market, Downtown Marion under the covered shed at the intersection of Logan and Henderson Streets.  Hope to see you there.

PAYPAL available at checkout on order page
Mr. Randy & Mrs. Katrina October 2013
Mr. Randy ---The Muscle
Mr. Randy---The Maintenance Man
Mrs. Katrina working the Market
Mr. Randy & Mrs. Katrina September 2011
Mrs. Katrina working the booth
Mrs. Katrina running the camera