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by • October 3, 2014

photo-2So as many of you know,…..when it comes to working in our new soap shop Marie tends to be the early-bird…..Dianne is the night owl, it’s just as simple as that.  Marie is a planner, very artistically organized, and tries very hard to stay on schedule with work, two kids, a cute dog, and a hubby. Her family looks to her as the center of the universe in all things family & home related :)

I, on the other hand, am less of a planner, Lord knows less organized, and not a morning person to say the least.  I am an empty nester, but the most important part of my life is still family and my two beautiful granddaughters that I simply adore! To be my happiest self, I need them near me often. Luckily, I am blessed to see and keep them regularly! :)

But when it comes to the business, Marie & I both work many long, hard hours. I am more of a fly by the seat of my pants, waiting on last minute inspiration when it comes to photo shoots for the website, Facebook postings, booth layouts, sales, giveaways…..whatever feels right. Often, I get excited about it in the midnight hour!  It’s almost like I can’t preplan too much or I will have total creative block. And “usually” I am very happy with the results if I let go and trust my creative instincts.  unnamed

Somehow, the combination of our two styles makes for an awesome team! ALL that to say………..a couple of weeks ago I was working late in the soap shop all by myself and I got an idea. (Emmy had come in the day before and got us caught up on soap-making). So, I figured it would be a good time to “play” around with a new Halloween soap scent! (Which, by the way, wasn’t planned by me or Marie).  I just love to create new scents and give new looks to our soaps.  Anyway…..I get all excited and start jotting down my ideas,… looking to see if we have the ingredients needed to try an experiment, and we do!  I noticed outside that the trees were starting to bend a little, the wind was kicking up and debris was starting to hit the windows and doors a little bit.

Then I heard thunder, the skies lit up with lighting, and I heard some
photo-4strange creaks and bumps around me that were kinda spooky!  But I kept knocking away at my new idea and…  BOOM!  Just as the midnight hour came upon me, I poured into the mold our very 1st batch of Witch’s Brew!  I stood back amidst the mess of bowls and containers and black glitter on my face and said….ok,….”I think It’s gonna be good!”  It’s cream colored with ribbons of mysterious black sparkles within it and topped with black glitter, (don’t worry the cosmetic glitter washes right off your hands). It has a lovelyphoto-3 eerie, musky scent.  A beautiful bewitching Halloween soap! Perfect for a Hostess gift this time of year!  So in honor of Fall, Halloween, and the wonderful month of October……we would like to announce Witch’s Brew! Available on our website as well as all of our Fall favorites: Pumpkin Spice, Country Clove, and Spiced Orange!  And just to ‘stir the cauldron’, so to speak, we have hidden a coupon code in this post (find and unscramble the bold letters) valid this weekend only for 20% off all of our website products!

We love this time of year so much and we know you do too! So enjoy the hayrides, mums, pansy planting, fall scene making, long walks, pumpkin patches, fall baking, bon fires, and cozy blanket talks on your front porch over hot chocolate.  It’s all an amazing blessing from God…..try to slow down, worry less, and enjoy your family. :)

Dianne

 

by • August 25, 2014
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We are super excited to share with everyone that Marie & I have finally moved our soap business into a real work shop!  We now lease a small space in Cumming, Georgia. It’s a little tucked back off the street but perfect for our soap making, order fulfilment center!  After 3 years of making all of our soap out of our homes, we now have a dedicated work space to better serve our customers!  While it worked for a while creating our soap out of our homes to fill all the retail and wholesale orders, it finally came to the point that we needed a central dedicated space to work under one roof, to streamline our process!  Now it’s nothing fancy mind you, but it works great for us and we are very proud and thankful it has come together as nicely as it has!  As you can see it’s come a long way from it’s beginnings to now!  I have to give a huge thank you to my husband Larry, for all the hard work he did building from scratch just about everything we ask for to have the set up we needed for our soap making workshop. Another special shout out to David (Marie’s hubby), for moving and hauling crazy heavy things, shopping for  appliances we needed, help with build out and always having our backs on the legal side of things!  We also want to say thank you to my son-in-law Ben for finding the space and sharing it with us, (Ben’s business Engine Industries is on the other side of the left wall here! Ben also helped in our build out and Shanda (my daughter), helped us get organized with signs and labeling!  So as you can see it was a family affair for sure!  P1070412IMG_7090

While we are not actually open to the public (we  mostly use the space for making soap and body butter and other NuMe products as well as order fulfillment and shipping), we will be having some days coming up where we occasionally open our doors to everyone who would like to stop by and see our new space as well as shop to their hearts content!

More on that soon I promise, stayed tuned! We thank all of you for your support and encouragement it means the world to us!  We have a lot cooking right now, so stay tuned for more info on events, shows, end of summer sales, contest and so much more we can’t wait to share with you!worktable2

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by • April 25, 2014

Well, since Spring is FINALLY here, we’re hoping the cold weather is outta here, making room for warmer days and many sunny skies ahead:)  You’ve heard that April showers bring May flowers, well they also bring a special Mother’s Day sale from the gals at NuMe.  As our fans have already seen on our Facebook page, we’ve been cook’in up several NEW goodies that are perfect for a unique and personal gift for someone special in your life — a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, a neighbor or anyone that you might know who needs a little extra lov’in coming their way.  We’re here to make things easy for you:)

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Not only will we pull the freshest bars from our shelves, but we’ll also add an extra personal touch when packaging up and shipping your order.  A personal note can be added; sharing with someone just how loved they really are:)  They can be across the country or right around the corner; we’ve gotcha covered.  Simply click on over to our online store at http://www.numenaturalsoap.com/shop/, choose from our fabulous hand-made soaps, perhaps paired with an iron soap dish & NEW Body Butter and use the Coupon Code: ilovemymama  at checkout and receive 20% OFF your entire online purchase.  The sale will be running from April 25th – May 10th.  Why not treat yourself too; YOU deserve it:):)

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by • March 14, 2014

Every now & then an order comes through that gets our attention in a different kind of way :)  Not to long ago, we received an order from Deanna Downs.  She was ordering a Valentine’s gift for her husband James. Come to find out this Military family , (originally from San Diego) is stationed in Japan!  Deanna, her husband and their two children Aiden and Alexa have been stationed there for almost a year.  One of the little things they miss being so far from home is running to Whole Foods to buy natural body products like they used to!  We were honored to ship her order out right away, because we now offer FPO AP (military) shipping!IMG_0543 (1)

We recently received this e-mail from Deanna:

Hi Dianne,

So sorry it has taken me this long to write and thank you. Your soaps are so amazing!! My husband and I love the scent of all three of them and I steal them from him all the time. My five year old son loves to wash his hair and body with them as well. Your soaps are going to be a family staple for us as long as you are happy to ship to us :). We greatly appreciate you adding the Body Butter in Sandalwood. It was so sweet of you. It smells so good and melts into your skin nicely and leaves a beautiful sheen.
Thank you so much Dianne, we could not be any happier with your products.
Deanna Downs
(Here is a family photo of us touring Sapporo on Valentine’s weekend)
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Deanna also shared with us that her husband James Downs, has a passion for photograpy in his down time…check out this link below to see just how talented he is!

 What an honor to send our little handmade soap across the ocean to make a family that is one of our own, feel a little more relaxed and comforted,  while they make sacrafices defending our country, making it a safer place to live for each and every one of us here in the good ole USA! 

by • January 25, 2014

Natural Body Butter Group ShotJust in time for Valentine’s Day, we are so happy to announce a brand new NuMe Natural Soap product… Body Butter! We chose 6 of our favorite scents to start with: Lavender Vanilla, Lavender Rose, Honey Almond, Sandalwood, Coconut Lime, & (New) Strawberries!

These body butters are amazing at moisturing your skin with only simple, healthy, non-toxic, preservative-free ingredients. More and more good news is coming out about coconut oil and its health and beauty benefits. We couldn’t agree more, which is why coconut oil is a main ingredient in our body butters. Afterall, 60% of the products we apply to our skin is absorbed into our bodies.Lavender Vanilla Natural Body Butter

We haved often been asked if our soaps leave your skin fragrant after bathing? Some do. Some don’t. So, we wanted to create a layering effect by offering an accompanying fragrant lotion or body butter that had staying power. Through our research, we discovered that creating an all-natural lotion (without preservatives or chemicals) is almost impossible. We could make it, but it would only last a very short time. But body butter can last about 6 months or more because it has no water content. The best part is you have a product that is clean and amazingly good for your skin! It even works great melted in your bath water!Lavender Rose Natural Body Butter

Have we enticed you to give it a try? If so, use the code BUTTERMEUP for 15% off your body butter order through Valentine’s Day!

 

by • November 26, 2013

P1060481Ok, all you wonderful NuMe Soap lovers, here’s a fantastic sale you just can’t pass up!  Black Friday (Nov. 29th through Cyber Monday Dec. 2nd), we are offering 25% off your entire cart!  And….as always, FREE SHIPPING on all orders $25 or more!!  The best part is you won’t have to fight the crowds to get in on these savings!  All you have to do is sip on your coffee or hot chocolate in your warm and cozy PJ’s while ordering on line  at http://www.numenaturalsoap.com/shop/  

Use coupon code – Jinglebells                                                                                       Yay!!….Happy Shopping Friends!

Gobble Gobble & Merry Christmas!!………Dianne & Marie

by • October 29, 2013

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We are currently recovering from an action-packed weekend at the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain, GA! We had a kickin’ booth thanks to all the help before, during, and after the show from our friends and family! And our customers came and came! We can’t thank everyone enough for your support.

Today, one of our customers from the Country Living Fair who bought Lemon Butter Sage soap, informed us that she loved it… needed more… but couldn’t find it on our website! So WE FIXED that :)

One of our newer soaps, Lemon Butter Sage is now available ONLINE HERE! And the mini is available here!

Stay clean!

-NuMe

by • September 9, 2013

upcycle  We are always looking for new and fun ways to recycle so we are very excited to introduce to you Kaleidosoap!  We have taken our soap loaf end pieces, and other odd remnants of soap that wouldn’t have had much use to us before and chopped and diced them into little pieces of soap, added them to our creamy wonderful soap base of coconut, olive,  palm and soy oils with shea butter and vitamin E added in to create this fun little bar of goodness!  No two bars are exactly the same!  You get a little surprise of different scents with each bar.  It’s a softer scent experience, so if you don’t prefer the stronger smelling scents, or you just can’t decide which scent is your favorite….. this is the bar for you!  You can order on line at http://www.numenaturalsoap.com/product/kaleidosoap-upcycled-soap/ with free shipping on orders over $25!  Hope you enjoy this new addition to our soap line!  Stay tunned for even more new scents about to be announced soon!

Dianne

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by • August 29, 2013

Ok, so truth be known,…..we are a little late in getting this blog post out.  We have been a proud display resident in the Whole Foods Market Merchants Walk in East Cobb since late July!  And,..we could not be happier and honored to be there!  The Body Care team there is top notch!  We were welcomed right away not only by the staff but customers were so friendly there….like this shopper named Rich :)  He bought a couple of bars before we could even get set up!!  It was great!  Ever since we have had orders coming in on a regular steady basis!! :)  Which is fantastic!!  We feel very Blessed to be a part of the Body Care Dept. in all the Whole Food Markets we are currently in, because the bar is raised very high there, you must have a good clean quality product with only pure ingredients to even be considered.  It’s also great that being “local” is highly respected there and customers love nothing more than to find a good local carrier of their favorite products!  So if you live in the East Cobb area please go check us out!   The address is –  1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, Ga 30068.  Below are photo’s of The Whole Foods Market Body Care Team helping us get set up, and Rich, a customer who fell in love with our soap on the spot!  Happy Shopping! :) merchantswalkladies

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by • July 25, 2013

Isn’t that what they say??  With Texas being SO big, we happened upon a FABULOUS hidden secret that we’d love to share.  The last time my family and I went to Louisiana to visit my folks, we made a day trip to Henderson, Texas, to check out a precious shop called Not So Shabby.  It’s located in downtown at 110 East Main, Henderson TX  75652.   If peering into their gorgeous front windows weren’t enough – stepping IN is a MUST.

Fabulous old wall sink:)

             Jena Williams and her creative team there at the shop have boundless creativity when it come to having an eye for unqiue items, not only to have in your home, but to wear too.  I’ve attached a little eye candy for y’all below… Shabby15

LOVE the ladders to use in the display:):)

LOVE the ladders to use in the display:):)

              

Beau-Ti-Ful :):)

Beau-Ti-Ful :):)

 For more information on their shop, you can check out their FB page – Not So Shabby:)  You can check out their page for more ‘happenings’ with them.  We’re SO pleased to have our very first store in Texas to carry NuMe – and the town of Henderson itself couldn’t be cuter:)

With the summer passing before we know it, there’s just enough time to grab a friend, pack a bag and hit the open road for a ‘Thelma & Louise’ road trip through the south.  Y’all enjoy the summer sun:) 

 

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