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WE GOT EVICTED!! How We Built A New Studio in 30 Days | Royalty Soaps

February 8, 2020


– So basically the city
of Terrell kicked us out. Hey there! My name is Katie and if
you’ve never met me before, I am happy to make your acquaintance. Here’s a brief history of me
and my company Royalty Soaps. I started making soap
when I was 16 years old and launched Royalty Soaps the business on September 15th of 2011. So it started as a hobby
in my parent’s shed slash my bedroom sort of and then
I moved it to a nice little building about a mile
away from their house on a kind, elderly woman’s
property she was so nice to let me stay there rent free! And then Royalty Soaps moved
back to my parent’s land. My dad built from the
ground up, Butterfly Cottage which was gonna be a
transition house for their kids between childhood and
adulthood so they could feel some freedom before they move out. I didn’t actually end up
staying there long however because I married the
love of my life, Caleb and we moved 45 minutes west
so about five minutes from DFW Airport and Royalty
Soaps lived comfortably in our spare bedroom for about a year. A year later we moved from
our apartment to our first rent house in South Dallas,
we had a lot more space there for the business to spread
out and another year later we decided to move closer to my parents we’re comin’ full circle
right back to Terrell and we bought a home with a
500 square foot out building that my dad and my brother
Elisha completely renovated by themselves in six weeks. And what started out as being just me, grew to be me, my husband
Caleb, my brother Simeon, my brother Kenny, my sister
Shelly, my mom who works as customer service, my
dad who works as finances and also clearly on construction and our really good
friends Garrett and Mallory who I have known since
they were literally babies. For reference here’s a
really cute picture of Garret and Simeon when they were
teenie tiny, so cute! So if you weren’t counting,
what started off as just me, is now nine people. And with all of this growth,
we were looking to expand the original building in my backyard. So now you’re all caught up, there is the history of Royalty Soaps and we can get into the
current day Royalty Soaps. Like I said, we were looking to expand. Here is the outside of the original studio and my dad moved this storage
building from right here so that we could build
the new extension right in this corner and since I’m
inside Terrell City Limits, the concrete guy who was
gonna pour our foundation told us of course that we have
to get approval from the city We finally scheduled the
time for them to have a city official come and look
at our project in the backyard and on July 9th, I was
sitting at my kitchen table and my brother Kenny said, uhhh, Katie, why are the cops outside? I looked out the window and
said I really wish that were the cops, but that’s the fire marshal. Both the fire marshal
and the city official went into my backyard, they
required my dad to show them the soap studio, they had
a big long conversation and before leaving, they
scheduled another meeting with my dad for the very next day. Obviously we scheduled
the city official to come, but why was the fire marshal here? That’s the real tea. The fire marshal was there
because one of our neighbors filed an official odor complaint. Yes, that’s right. An odor complaint. Apparently the occasional smell of lavender and strawberries was disconcerting and a public nuisance so the city had to come check us out. My dad came back from the meeting and it wasn’t great news as
many of y’all can probably guess According to the city of Terrell,
Royalty Soaps doesn’t fit into what would be
considered cottage industry because of the chemicals that we use. In Terrell, you can have
an entire beauty shop with aerosols and flammables in your backyard. In Terrell, you can have a
bakery with large industrial size ovens in your backyard. But you cannot make soap in your backyard. We have 30 days to vacate. The city also told us we
couldn’t move and manufacture in a retail space, so the
only place for us to go was an industrial facility
and while the industrial locations available to rent
in Terrell are very tempting for an artist of soap shop, we were still gonna be in the city limits, we were still gonna be heavily monitored and it was really expensive
so we had to get outside of city limits we really
needed a place that was gonna be inexpensive and we
had 30 days to do it. So let’s hop into the timeline. I left for VidCon the day
we got the eviction notice. So for the first four days,
my ability to troubleshoot the situation was very limited. Also, emotionally I was a bit messed up. But right now, I feel pretty numb. Lucky for me, I’m not a
one woman show anymore so the team lept into action immediately. While I was gone, my dad
created a building blueprint and a budget, my mom created
a shipping and fulfillment schedule with Simeon and
over the phone on day two at VidCon my parents pitched me the plan. They suggested we build an
addition only Butterfly cottage because you guessed it, my
parent’s house is outside of city limits, Caleb
and I were over the moon, we thanked my parents
for their generosity, like seriously my parents
are so flippin’ cool and we flew back home really
exhausted from all the work we had done over the last four days in LA and anticipating all the work we were about to do here at home! The first two weeks are kind
of a blur and I don’t have a lot of footage because I
was really busy shooting stuff for secret projects that you
guys will find out about later and doing a lot of things
that just couldn’t be put off. They put the concrete beams in, they placed the wood flooring down, added insulation into the flooring and did all those little
odd jobs that you have to do when building an addition onto a house. On day 12, it was time to start framing. This was when a wonky
deck starts to really look like a building and it took a solid week, with all hands on deck, no pun intended, to get the walls and the roof up, the electricity pulled
and the pipes put in. This is where I actually
had some time to start filming a little bit more. So basically they have the walls on on the outside, they have the door in, they have the window in
and all the electrical has been pulled on the inside
and today they’re puttin in the insolation, everything
is completely framed up and then from this line
on the floor all the way to this back wall that
already has the insulation is gonna be the curing room, so that’s gonna be a
completely separate room. This is where the two windows
used to be on the exterior of the original cottage and
eventually a door will go here to connect the bathroom and
the bottom cottage area. I’ll take you guys to
the inside of the cottage and basically my two grown
brothers have given up their life and their entire downstairs area is just a completely
trash heap, just trash. There is the man that has
been working his buns off every single day, this is Elisha Paul, I don’t know if he’s been
formally introduced to the channel so he is number five,
he’s right after Shelly so it’s me and then Kenny,
Simeon, Shelly and then Elisha. – Oh yeah!
– Yeah! Day 17 was my 25th birthday and before all this eviction
stuff started happening, I had planned to throw myself
a pretty decent sized party. I ended up throwing that
idea to the wind of course, but my mom and my best friend
Caroline weren’t having it and told me, oh no girl, we
are throwing you a party. Now I knew they were throwing me a party but I didn’t know exactly how
they were throwing me a party and I was– well you’ll see. (soft music) ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ (crowd cheering) – It was a night I will truly never forget and I feel like everybody
was kind of relieved to just have a few hours
that we could just kick back, enjoy some good food, enjoy
our friends and our family members and just breathe
for a quick second. The next day everybody was back at it and before we knew it it
was time for the August Soap Collection Release. Today is August 2nd, tomorrow
is the August Soap Release for all of the drink months. Daddys about to cut the
door out so let’s go watch. (lively music) What a marvelous 20 minute
display of strength and fortitude (Katie laughing) – Well I don’t know about all that. There it is. There’s the rest of it. – There’s the rest of it. Most of us were starting
to get a little bit tired, we had been working for 25 days and it was the very last
release in our studio. I specifically got a little emotional. So today’s the day that I’m
filming some insures and oushers and honestly it’s just
been really really hard. I just don’t want it all away from me I want those items here, some of the items, I know
this is so sentimental please just bear with me, some of the items that I’ve had, I’ve had since I was like just starting. Like certain aprons and things and like I just don’t want
those to be away from me it’s just sad. But we pressed on! The release went pretty great and while everyone was shipping, my mom, my dad and Elisha were
doing basically everything else over at my parent’s house. In preparation of course
for day 30 through 32 when we would actually be moving. The door is now completely cut out. Then when you come inside, the walls have been painted, they’re doing another coat. Hi Ma, hi Penny! – Hello! – [Katie] Doin’ another coat of paint, she’s using her very favorite valspar swiss mocha
– Swiss mocha – [Katie] Yes, swiss mocha
which is such a nice color it’s on the outside of the original place and then here’s all the windows, they look super nice. They have the flooring all
picked out and ready to go and that’s gonna be put in a little later and they still have to
put in this final board up here at the top so this
is kinda what it looks like right now and basically
everything in here is being used to finish up the details like
the caulking or putting on the trim around the edges of the floor. And then, these nice
countertops that my dad made have already been painted
and then they’re gonna get sealed tonight so that
they’re ready to go tomorrow. This flooring is so beautiful,
we got it from Home Depot. It is life proof vinyl planking
and it is so beautiful, it absolutely looks like real wood. We’ve got the AC goin’ in this
room and we have more shelves that are being put up,
we’re gonna have three rows right there, there’s gonna
be some on this wall as well and there’s some on this wall. Here’s the transition
between the two rooms because this area which
is Old Butterfly Cottage is gonna be turned into a place for everyone to kind of chill out, hang out, it’s gonna have
some office space in here but it’s also just gonna
be a place where people can eat lunch and stuff like that. What’s also really great is
that there’s a full bathroom, there wasn’t a full bathroom
with our last studio, there wasn’t a bathroom at
all so people were havin’ to come into mine and
Caleb’s house all the time to go to the bathroom, so
we’re really grateful for this. By day 32 we had more friends
over coming to help us put internal doors in, my brother
Elisha and his best friend with my dad’s oversight
built the curing racks all by themselves this is
one like super impressed big sister right here. There was stuff to be painted,
people were culking around the border of the room. It was a very very productive
Sunday and we met our deadline Yesterday was day 34 so Kenny
and my dad were up on the roof getting all the shingles put
on, while the rest of the team was organizing and setting
up the inside of the workshop and also trying to get sort of used to it since that’s where they’re
gonna be working from now on. So there’s the entire eviction
story from day one to today, day 35, there’s still a
lot to do on the exterior of the building but the
interior is totally workable at this point and we’re all
catchin’ our breath a little bit A big thank you to
everyone who gave us Grace, sent thoughts and prayers
our way, and helped us move! We greatly appreciate you! And to the Royal Court, you
guys are why we do what we do. I know some of you have been
here from the very early days and have essentially watched
me grow up on this platform. And having all of your
cheer us on makes us strive towards excellence and wake
up every single morning with a passion and a purpose. And to the neighbor who filed
a formal odor complaint, I’m actually grateful for you too! Because of you, Kenny and I
get to move our filming room slash creative room
out of my spare bedroom and into the old studio
which is way more spacious and way more convenient. The majority of my family
has a faster commute to work, a ton of money was saved because we built a pier and beam extension
instead of a concrete slab and we grew way stronger
as a company and a family. So thanks again, neighbor,
I’ll be sure to send you a free bar of soap! Thanks to everyone who watched today, I hope you guys enjoyed the
video and I’ll be seeing you soon right here on the
Royalty Soap YouTube Channel! Bye for now! Nee-yow, pshhh!

100 Comments

  • Reply MS. ZEE August 31, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Omg !!! Thank u for sharing ur life !!! It’s pretty dope to have such good people in ur life

  • Reply Exotic Instinct September 1, 2019 at 8:59 am

    You have a beautiful family.

  • Reply Emmy September 1, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Make sure that bar is unscented!!

  • Reply Christine Rottler September 2, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    What a remarkable story with such a happy ending! Yay!

  • Reply Deb Jeter September 5, 2019 at 2:23 am

    What a n experience and testimony! Thank you so.much for sharing!Your story has fallen right into place with an experience O am currently going through. My daughter & I just sat and read Psalm 40 together. It just puts things into perspective.
    Change comes abruptly, but we know God will never bring us to it without bringing us through it! God Bless you all! Having a large supportive family ready to assist us crucial when you feel.you can't move and make decisions on your own. I thank God everyday for my large crew of family! You are blessed beyond measure! Praying for the bigger and better for you all!

  • Reply T. O. L September 5, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Dear, God writes in misterious ways. Sometimes, looks like a curse, but It is a blessing.

    God bless you and your family, very much. You have the Very true love and Care for each other, a family should have.

    Kisses from Brazil.

  • Reply The Book of Ms. Chambliss September 6, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    It is the most beautiful and Amazing thing when Family comes together and support one another STRONG!!!! Congratulations!!!! I enjoyed this Video.

  • Reply Jeanette Wood September 7, 2019 at 8:40 am

    For you people who watch these videos and have the nerve to actually give them a thumbs down … From me to you … YOU'RE A BUNCH OF A$$HOLES.

  • Reply Dila's guppies September 7, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Ugh was that a chickfila cup. Sadly I cant support you for supporting that company.

  • Reply Jaune Soleiel September 7, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Uh… I wouldn’t want to smell those scents all day either. Keep your business to yourself, not my home.

  • Reply Debra Mills September 7, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    #5 is adorably handsome

  • Reply grow with the flow September 8, 2019 at 12:17 am

    I am so glad you're alive and creating! So glad you are you. Keep being wonderful.

  • Reply Janice EM September 8, 2019 at 12:59 am

    I feel for you and your neighbours that complained. Here's the thing. If you live in a private home, and you have asthma, you have a right to be able to breathe in your own backyard. You use artificial fragrance… this would make anyone with asthma have an asthma attack. Even opening a window in summer with those fragrances coming through would send some people to hospital. The rules are there for a reason. Having said that, I hope wherever you settle becomes a fruitful and excellent business for you (and is safe for others)!

  • Reply Hilda Bahner September 8, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Congratulations, so happy for you, your family is wonderful and your Studio looks fabulous!

  • Reply Dia Donaldson September 8, 2019 at 7:24 am

    That's so awful!! I cant believe they would do that!! I'm so glad you have a great support system!!

  • Reply Lavish Du' Monde September 8, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Yaaaay

  • Reply Wendy Powers September 8, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Katie, your whole family is an inspiration and your very blessed. Love you all

  • Reply Monae's Channel September 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    How

  • Reply lai nightwalker September 9, 2019 at 12:07 am

    glad it worked out for u, for the better. u have an amazing familly

  • Reply Liliana Fernandez September 9, 2019 at 1:18 am

    I´m in love with your story!!! I´m in love with your family and friends! Amazing way of showing the "neighbor" what kind of people he or she or whatever lost! And send him a bar of soap (tell him it´s for the body, not for brains or souls) Love you guys! Made my day!

  • Reply Morgan McClure September 9, 2019 at 9:06 am

    I would just like to say that your dad and brothers do beautiful construction work, my grandad was a master carpenter and I've seen him at work and been surrounded by his work (his house) all my life. I am impressed by your families skill with building, it's fantastic

  • Reply Emily Patterson September 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Make sure that free bar of soap is unscented or they might gripe about that to…

  • Reply phantom 309 September 10, 2019 at 2:40 am

    City life generally sucks rather live out in the country, lot more freedom

  • Reply waagoshens September 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Way to go!!! Your family is the best 😀

  • Reply Brenda Rich September 11, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Ya'll are so nice, I would have found out what neighbor went to the city and brought the wrath of God upon them

  • Reply Sian King September 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Your family is amazing 💜🥰🥰

  • Reply Tmb Brand September 12, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Hey, are you a graveyard girl fan? You’ve got a little of her sassy vibe 🙂 All the best of luck on your business!! Love your videos!

  • Reply Edd VCR September 12, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Here Katie was thinking about building a flagship store in Terrell to bring more business and an attraction to a city that has nothing. 🙁

  • Reply DragonFox84 September 12, 2019 at 10:50 am

    i can get if the lye or certain chemical -ish smells were too much for businesses like yours. i know some smells people are allergic to and i guess they will smell them more then you who is used to it. its not like it was garbage or sewage etc. they were prob some entitled person that got jealous you were doing your own thing on your property and they harassed the cops about it till they got their way. its silly how they would allow that other stuff but not that. i get as i said dealing with the certain chemicals but if all the area was getting was the fruity and floral smells then how is it different then having a shit ton of flowers or baking a lot of stuff? well guess that city will enjoy losing the taxes. it also must have been a good thing too since it seems a much better set up for your needs.

  • Reply Amathia Soap September 12, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Your family is gold. You are so lucky!! ❤️❤️

  • Reply Johnny Cat Painter September 13, 2019 at 6:11 am

    👏👏👏👏👍🏻

  • Reply Fabulous Soaps September 13, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose – Romans 8:28

  • Reply Anna Petrosian Zeytuntsyan September 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    We love pray for you

  • Reply AariesJenna September 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Send your neighbor lavander and strawberry scented soaps!

  • Reply Victor Neff September 15, 2019 at 1:06 am

    You HAVE to know that YOU ARE GORGEOUS!
    I love so many things about you and it’s awesome to see how much you rock!

  • Reply Mikayla Crawford September 15, 2019 at 3:50 am

    I love that your whole family is involved in your business and yall all support each other. I wish I had one like that.

  • Reply Jennifer Price September 15, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    OMG that birthday party setup made me want to cry it SO PRETTY

  • Reply Brenda Muhammad September 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    So happy for you and your family, GO ROYALTY SOAPS!

  • Reply Annastasia Lokholm September 15, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    <3 making me cry with all of this wholesome generosity. You are amazing and have so many truly supportive people around 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply HannaForMakeup September 17, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Why did this video make me so emotional? 😭 Your family is just sooo nice!

  • Reply Alecia Kim September 19, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I would have loved to see the new studio all decked out and moved in. Especially the full curing room/shelf’s.

  • Reply ppurva06 September 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Al t best katie

  • Reply Peppermint September 20, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    While I don't think they should have gone to the city before talking to you, the scent must have been pretty strong for them to have smelt it outside your home and possibly in theirs. Some people are very allergic to any fragrance. My mother is like that. I once had a roommate that sprayed a scented febreeze on her closet and the residual scent got onto my clothes, giving my mother an allergic reaction whenever I saw her. I don't agree with the people here demonizing the neighbor for what could have been a genuine health concern. Imagine having spring/pollen allergies year round. While they SHOULD have talked to you first, please consider the possibility that they were having real health issues and not being some kind of spiteful witch that everyone in the comments seems to be portraying them as.

  • Reply Roz's SoapsNSuch September 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    You are so amazingly strong! You are blessed to have so much support from your family and close friends! 🙌 I've been watching you for years, and have loved seeing you grow your business, that now, has become a family business! Its astounding! I may be much older, well, not THAT much, 🤣😂 only 14 yrs hehe. BUT, you have inspired my soap making in so many different ways. 👑 Your words for the day, of doing something for yourself, has helped me in my, sometimes, torment of life situations, has reminded me to not forget about myself! I'm so very proud of you Katie! 💯🌞 God knows EXACTLY what He's doing! And He's doing abundantly great things for you personally, and through business!! For we stand on The Rock, and not the sinking sand! Surely, you are a daughter of The Most High! Be blessed my friend! 🧚‍♀️

  • Reply Karoline Sloma September 21, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Katie, I will always and forever love your perpetual positivity. You're such an inspiration! Also, can I borrow your family? lol jk (Mostly.)

  • Reply Ken Verdoliva September 26, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Ma'am, I'm a new follower and can honestly say you are blessed to have such a loving and supportive family. Good luck and God bless

  • Reply Edellea September 27, 2019 at 9:28 am

    as someone who isn't close to any member of my family…it honestly makes me happy seeing a big happy family like yours, everyone working together and being there for one another must be amazing, it's pretty wholesome i must say, you are one lucky gal!

  • Reply Tina Carson September 29, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Awe, this made me tear up! I’m so proud of you! Such an AMAZING AWESOME FAMILY you have!

    I have the same gray flooring😁

  • Reply Lisa Hopkins September 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    God Bless You! God is so great! Love to all?

  • Reply Underswap Frisk October 2, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I think that might be the same flooring my parents recently did their floors with!

  • Reply Ayat Arar October 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

    What an amazing woman you are and such a beautiful family you have. God bless

  • Reply chanelle02uk October 5, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Amazing work, congratulations again! Those little bumps has to always be in a business you've got a great team behind you best wishes on your success and your future success!

  • Reply salty lemon October 9, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Your whole family makes me want to cry… correction… I did cry… so much love…

  • Reply Jessie Babineaux October 10, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Girl! Love this story. What a beautiful example of a FAMILY you all are. You are precious 🥰

  • Reply RAW JUICE SOAPERY October 13, 2019 at 11:37 am

    You have grown and positive ways and your family is just so awesome keep up the good work up bless us and yes send your neighbor a bar so that is awesome

  • Reply FZM October 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    I am discovering your page for the first time. You are such an impressive young woman/ entrepreneur!! You are so blessed to have such a supportive family. ❤

  • Reply Ashley N October 17, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Ive always thought about moving to the Dallas area cause I thought Texans minded their own business but I guess not… Glad it worked out for yall!

  • Reply Am Mb October 19, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    wow…….

  • Reply Minkymama October 21, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Wow you are truly blessed

  • Reply Dimsrose October 31, 2019 at 4:29 am

    You know in hindsight maybe the neighbor was allergic to the scents? I have a friend who can't smell most scents and she once described it to me as literally smelling fire.

  • Reply Putri Joyce Irawati November 1, 2019 at 11:48 am

    4:52 the Try Guys Tryceratops logo got me excited for no apparent reason lol!

  • Reply Teresa F. Gargano November 2, 2019 at 1:10 am

    You are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. I wish mine was as awesome!

  • Reply Alexa Davis November 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Your birthday looks like a wedding it's so pretty

  • Reply Empress Mir November 4, 2019 at 11:05 am

  • Reply charlie 🖤 November 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    You are blessed 💞 I wish you every success. Happy soaping 😀

  • Reply thebadpoet November 17, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Thank god you both have a place to build out where your soap shop is legal, and that you have people in your life who can build houses! I grew up in Suburban NJ, and live in a city now. I can’t imagine what I would do if I had a workspace and it was my livelihood, and suddenly I could not use it!

  • Reply Rebecca Oreto November 23, 2019 at 4:22 am

    What an amazing family.

  • Reply Really Though November 25, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Don’t be mad at the neighbor, whoever they may be, bc their complaint was a blessing from God Almighty.

  • Reply Misty Martelle November 28, 2019 at 4:00 am

    You and your beautiful family and friends are truly inspiring. If only we had more people in the world like this 🌏😍💝💖

    I'm so glad everything turned out so well. I love watching your videos, call me crazy but it always feels as though your talking to me alone so I find myself either talking back or nodding in agreement Lol!!

    Much love from
    Rutland, VT

  • Reply Joanna Latreille November 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Please make a koi fish soap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply H Marie December 2, 2019 at 1:00 am

    awee the feels!! So happy to see you overcome that hurdle, it was meant to be!! What a beautiful family you have!! <3 <3 <3

  • Reply Amber Simpson December 2, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Oh man I just love your story 😎😎😎 and You are such a great example to me ✨✨✨ Shine on and Bless you and all your family 💞💞💞

  • Reply jerry lucero December 3, 2019 at 7:42 am

    GOD BLESS YOU

  • Reply Jeannie patterson December 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    What a super family… you all are truly BLESSED!!!

  • Reply PumpkinDame December 6, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I'm glaid everything worked out for you.

  • Reply Stella Maris Beauty Official December 8, 2019 at 4:50 am

    What an amazing circle of friends and family you have! 🤩

  • Reply Helen Srayko December 8, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Ah Kati. Bless you. In your true fashion, you took lemons and made lemonade.

  • Reply EasyKill7 December 17, 2019 at 3:46 am

    The troubles with Texas…. they use the same regulation in other cities for Auto Body shops- which I can understand, but a soap business? Seems silly to me.

  • Reply Courtney Prescher December 23, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Omg you live in Texas!!! I’m from Terrell but now live north of Denton

  • Reply Raven Fae Bowie December 26, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    May the mean neighbours get a gross smell stuck up their nose! And then wish they still had the delicious smell of your soaps back to save them

  • Reply lagatitabruja December 28, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Your family is AMAZING I can’t ever imagine my family being that supportive or generous. You are truly blessed 😊

  • Reply Ellis R December 30, 2019 at 8:30 am

    I live in Kaufman and stuck at home disabled so if you need anyone else to work for you I would love to work for a small local company. #shootingmyshot

  • Reply Nici Dorner January 1, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    I just started watching your videos and you all are fantastic and the soaps are beautiful too. There is no better story than family and friends pulling together. I love your attitude about your neighbor as well!

  • Reply Kasandra Mckenna January 1, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    If my wedding is as pretty as your 25th party I will cry.. ❤️❤️❤️your mom is so sweet

  • Reply Ponce Ernest Samaniego January 6, 2020 at 1:49 am

    I’m so inspired! Thank you for sharing this story.

  • Reply Tailored TO January 8, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    I am new to your channel, maybe a month subscribed at this point. Been binge watching your videos for almost 2 weeks. I love watching you guys…i think we would get along so well. Lol, your family is amazing & i am so glad they still threw that lovely birthday party for you. 10 kids, whoa! Your mom looks so young & beautiful. What are the ages of all of your siblings?

    Side bar: just received notification that my order has shipped. Yay!!! I cant use your artisan soap (allergic to almonds ) but i ordered one to have as well as a shampoo bar and a fig soap. Cant wait!!!

  • Reply tanya January 8, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Our family is so sweet. It's amazing. I wish I had a family like this.

  • Reply Aichi Toshiki January 18, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Idiots, those people who vacated you.

    You're amazing, along with your family and friends ❤

  • Reply HappyG January 20, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Playing Devil's advocate here, but I have CPTSD and some of my triggers are scent-based (lavender and sandalwood), so I understand how even common and loved fragrances can be an issue.

    I've worked with psychs who specialise in trauma to minimise and manage triggers where possible, but I've had issues in the past with people burning incense and spraying strong fragrances/perfumes/aromatherapy, and have had to (very politely and respectfully) ask to have them removed.

    I think your neighbour handled it the wrong way and what they did was absolutely terrible, but I just wanted to offer an alternative perspective to consider as I saw a lot of hate in the comments. Most people don't consider these kinds of reasons when they have the privilege of not experiencing trauma themselves. I hope I didn't step on anyone's toes by sharing my story, much love to you all!💖

  • Reply Martha E Butcher Martha E Butcher January 23, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    The lady who complained of the beautiful lavender smells etc etc needs to move close to pigs farm 😀maybe that will make her happy 😊 I love your videos ♥️blessings ♥️

  • Reply Vilia Ngawaka January 27, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Wow… don't know what a fire Marshall is, I'm guessing it's the equivalent to our health and safety officers here in NZ. But if they put in an odour complaint… petty.
    Look we have a town that's famous for its constant sulfer smell, and in my town you can smell either silage, coal smoke from the working riverboat, the notorious "poo ponds" (a laughably failed water treatment project foisted off onto our council by a fraudulent con artist that we are still in the process of fixing and paying for) or the effluent from the meat works wafting flagrantly over the city… much to the chagrin of the residents who put in at least 10 to 20 complaints a day about it with yet still no reprieve.
    I think our residents would PAY you to open up a soap business here, we will probably even vote you in as mayor.

  • Reply Sunil S January 28, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Super proud of you and your fam bam! Sending power and hugs to Royalty team!

  • Reply Khione January 30, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Oh wow! While I can "semi" understand someone filing an odor complaint (many people are allergic to certain Fragrances), I am quite shocked that:
    1) the Neighbor did not come to you 1st, and
    2) the City actually Evicted your Business for making Fragrant Soap!

    Mind blown!

  • Reply Helsey Rivera February 5, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Wow you have an amazing family. You’re lucky. I had tears for your bday and I was like; I can’t cry here I’m at the office lolll.

  • Reply Dembai February 5, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    the most frustrating thing about saying you're using harsh chemicals is its drain cleaner that's what it is it's drain cleaner which any other business and every single residence will use at some point in time.

    Drain cleaner that is being deactivated by adding it to oil.

    And perfume scents.

    I understand allergies but you don't need to be a douche and call the friggin Marshall. I'm extremely allergic to tobacco smoke: I have never once tried to get a neighbour evicted for smoking relentlessly under my window even though I've definitely had several who have.

  • Reply Wendy Trotter February 7, 2020 at 12:58 am

    Parenting done right! Your family is close, you work together, you enjoy one another, you enjoy living, you enjoy working, and the fact that you are a grateful heart shows that they have raised you right. May God bless you and keep you. #s 6:24-26

  • Reply Kimberly Raz February 7, 2020 at 4:55 am

    You have amazing family and friends…..truly blessed! I love your new workshop space….it is beautiful!

  • Reply Catriona Aldridge February 7, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Behind every cloud is a silver lining .
    You are blessed what a wounderful family .
    The party had me 😥 .You are very lucky 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Reply Catriona Aldridge February 7, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    And to that neighbor ,you did you self proud with how you handled that Katie .
    Kill them with your success and bury them with your smile 😊

  • Reply Iya Consengco February 8, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    What kind neighbor complains about the scent of aromatic essential oils? Hhhmmm… A stinky one for sure.

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