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Look Out Big Apple,……here we come!

by • April 5, 2016

IMG_8701Marie & I are packing our bags and about to board a flight to NYC! Why you ask?? Well it’s a very good question.

A while back you may remember we told you that we were in the mist of a big project with details soon to follow!  We apologize for the delay in follow up, but here’s what we have been pulling together since January!  We were contacted by Lord & Taylor from NYC late December 2015.  We were asked if we would be interested in having our Lavender Rose Soap & Body Butter Box Set featured by them in the Spring Collection called Birdcage.  newBirdcage is a collection of goods from hand picked emerging business and artisans from all over the country!  We were excited to be officially named one of the vendors for the 2016 Spring Birdcage collection. The theme is “Spirit of the Rose”.  Much to our surprise we were also invited to attend the Spring Launch event of Birdcage in NYC this week!IMG_8699

We are for sale in the Birdcage section of the flagship Manhattan Lord & Taylor store, as well as the Westchester and Palisades New York locations.  You can also find us at select Lord & Taylor Stores in New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. We are sold on line also! http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lord-and-taylor/brands/bath-body/lavender-rose-gift-set

I can not tell this story without a huge thank you to Delane Andrews, she is a gem of a team member!  Delane was a huge force in helping us meet production for this project! And last but certainly not least my sweet son-in-law Ben McCloskey!  Ben is our web expert, and let me tell you it is no small technical task for a small company like ours to interface with a huge company like Lord & Taylor.

There were many unfamiliar systems, rules and regulations that had to be deciphered and followed to the letter, from being set up to receive their orders, from many steps in between to the final ship date and paperwork after the shipment.  Ben’s help on this on going learning project has been immeasurable, and we simply can not thank him enough! :)

Another huge reason I can’t wait to go is we get to visit with my daughter India and her husband Michael while we are there! :) So it’s a win win! :)

Stay tuned, we’ll be posting photos as we travel and take in the city!

much love,

Dianne & Marie

 

Feeling Lucky?

by • March 17, 2016

organic (4)We thought so,……because we have a good ole St Patrick’s Day SALE just for you!  25% OFF all GREEN soaps! 3 DAYS ONLY, March 17th, 18th & 19th! Hurry before the sale ends! Just go to our “shop” tab to see all of the sale items! Thank you so much, we think we are the lucky one’s to have you as a customer!

much love,

Dianne

Black Friday Weekend Sale Starts Now!

by • November 27, 2015

Black Friday Weekend Sale Starts NOW!

20% OFF EVERYTHING!  Use Coupon Code: THANKFUL

 

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Christmas Open House December 4th & 5th!

by • November 12, 2015

2 copy-1Mark your calendars local soap peeps! We’ll be having our Christmas Open House at our little Soap Shop December 4th & 5th!! Friday 12-7, Sat 10-5. 433 Canton Hwy, Cumming, Ga 30040. As our business continues to grow we find it harder and harder to slow down long enough to open our doors to the public, but we are making time on this special weekend to visit with, and give you a chance to shop straight from our shelves!
Great time to grab teacher gifts, friend & appreciation gifts, stocking stuffers, and Christmas treats just for you! We know you are super busy this time of year,..If you know ahead of time exactly what you want to pick up feel free to email us at info@numenaturalsoap.com and we have it ready to grab & go when you come by that weekend! We LOVE our awesome customers and can’t wait to see you there!!
Dianne & Marie

Attention: ALL NuMe Soap Lovers!

by • September 28, 2015

1Be sure and hop right over to our FB page to enter!

 https://www.facebook.com/numenaturalsoap 

It’s time for our September Fall Give A-Way!
Yes, …I know you thought we forgot, I mean it is the 28th right?? Well we almost did to be honest,…because we are crazy busy at the soap shop thanks to you guys and all the orders coming in everyday!
For this give-a-way we are looking for Fall inspired recipes (or at least a recipe you tend to make this time of year). Just post one of your favorite
“go to” fall recipes! It can be super simple or anything in between. It can be sweet, savory, or even a beverage!
If you have a photo that’s even better but no worries if you don’t!
If there is a story that goes along with it please share if you can.
Just one recipe per person please smile emoticon
We will be giving away a yummy NuMe Soap box full of our Fall inspired products! Pumpkin Spice Soap, Country Clove Soap, Spiced Orange Soap, Witch’s Brew Soap, Bath Salts, Body Butter, a wash rag and who knows what other surprises we might throw in! smile emoticon
Good Luck to all, we’ll announce the winner soon! smile emoticon

2 FREE TICKETS GIVEAWAY TO THE COUNTRY LIVING FAIR IN NASHVILLE!

by • April 8, 2015

image001OK, Country Living Fair fans….this one’s for you!  We are giving away 2 FREE (Early Bird Weekend Passes), to one lucky person (and her favorite friend)…..to attend the NASHVILLE Country Living Fair April 24-25-26th..2015!  This includes Early Bird entry option (8:30 AM)….on Friday, and Saturday!

* To enter a chance to win ,…simply leave a comment on our facebook page post about this contest, tell us WHY you think you should be the winner of these 2 weekend passes?

 We will announce the winner Sunday April 19th! 

Whoever wins and their favorite shopping buddy will have the entire weekend to shop till they drop! :)  unnamed-1

IMG_2014NuMe Natural Soap is very honored to be among the many amazing vendors of the very 1st Nashville Country Living Fair!  We also invite you to “like” our Facebook page if you havent’t already to follow us and keep up with all the special promotions and happenings going on with us.  And finally we invite you to sign up for our email newsletter above!  We love our small business and love every minute of serving you with quailty handmade soap, and all our other bath products! We truly feel there is an art to it, and that is where we thrive. In every detail of quality, packaging, display and relationships with every single customer.  That is why we want to stay in touch with you via our newsletter, so we can get to know each other better. We love so much to hear from you, what you love, what you want going forward, and what we can do better….we are all ears.IMG_1984

We sure hope you will dust off your boots and come see us in Nashville at the Country Living Fair, April 24-25 &26th! It’s gonna be an AMAZING show!

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A Mission of Love and Faith

by • March 16, 2015

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NuMe Natural Soap was recently given the honor and the privilege of having a very small part of serving some very special women of India.
A sweet friend and customer of ours Kim Williams, recently shared with us that she was part of a team from First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia. She would be traveling to northern India, working with a set group of people to teach women about ministry to children, health and hygiene for women & children, prenatal care, and disipleship for women. They would be teaching 25 women leaders, who in turn would teach the women in their villages. 10952076_855402107849625_890128892_nKim ask if we would be interested in donating some soap as a little present to these women. It was our great joy to send 25 soap gifts tied up with pretty ribbon just for them. Kim said she explain to them a friend of hers made the beautiful soap for them. She said they were very happy to get the soap, and it was a great Blessing to them. Kim explains in her own words ….”It was part of a long term strategy of discipleship. The goal of this particular trip was to teach lessons on the value of children/sanctity of life, spiritual growth in the area of our speech, prayer, and personal lifestyle, and personal hygiene. These women come from a village and face many challenges spiritually and physically. These ladies are challenged to take the lessons they learned that week and share them with other women in their lives. The soap was given to show our care for them, their personal value to the Creator,and for practical use! I wish you could have seen their faces as they smelled the soaps and received the gift. I could not help but think about Psalm 51:7. You blessed some precious ladies more than you know! Thank you for being a part of this.”…..P1100147
Thank you Kim, for allowing us to be a part of this mission, even if in a very small way,….our hearts were so full just hearing about it.
I am in awe of God’s grace in putting all the pieces so perfectly in place so a team of willing faithful people can travel so far away to acheive such a mission. It is not easy in this dangerous world we live in to trurst God enough to follow his hand when he leads to far away nations. I am so thankful Kim’s team had enough love and faith in their hearts to follow his hand all the way to India.mindia

WINTER SALE 20% OFF EVERYTHING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28th!

by • February 21, 2015

sale_bannerIt’s our FEBRUARY WINTER SALE! 20% OFF EVERYTHING! We know, we know,…. you are dreaming of spring, basking in warm sunshine and not having to worry about losing your power due to the latest ice storm right? Not to mention your skin is dry, flakey and in desperate need of hydration.
Well,….just in time NuMe is excited to introduce “Naked Body Butter”. Why naked, you say? Because we have listened to your needs and request to offer an unscented body butter for those of you who are sensitive to scents and just want all the good chemical free ingredients minus the scent for everyday body moisturizing. We can’t wait for you to try this soothing, creamy, melt on your skin treat! smile emoticon It’s on sale now along with all our other products through February 28th! Order on line now at http://www.numenaturalsoap.com/shop/

Black Friday Sale-25% off Everything

by • November 27, 2014

Black Friday PicWhat better way to stock up on your favorite hand-made natural soap, than getting in on a Black Friday Sale.  We’re offering savings of 25% off everything.  The sale starts this Friday, November 28th through Monday, December 1st at midnight.  Our online store has ALL of our scents listed, plus NuMe’s Natural Body Butter & other accessories perfect for gift giving.  Use Coupon Code:  NORTHPOLE to receive your 25% off savings at checkout.

Dianne and I pack each and every order with the utmost care and thoughtfulness – always remembering to include a sweet, little goodie for you to enjoy:)  If you have some gifts of your own to ship – we can take care of that too.  We can enclose your personal message in your package and have it on its way just in time for the holidays.

Our NuMe elves will be busy making soap, filling orders and packing each one with love.  Thanks to all of our customers, local supports and especially our families.  Without each one of you, we couldn’t make this holiday season all that its meant to be.

-Marie

 

 

 

Things that go “bump” in the night, and a FALL SALE!

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

 

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