Once again we were honored to be asked to be one of the featured “emerging artist” in the “French Kiss” Birdcage event for Lord & Taylor in NYC! This time the order was twice the size as it was back in the spring. The theme for the Fall event was “French Kiss” we were asked to create a “French Flag” red, white and blue soap to be scented with Pure Lavender essential oils.
In addition to that they ordered and equal amount of Lavender Vanilla box sets. This was quite a tall order for our small but mighty soap shop in Cumming Ga, but we did it! Not only did we have to quickly figure out how to make a three color vertical straight lined french flag soap, but we also had to design “french” inspired packaging for both the flag soap and Lavender Vanilla.
This required a white gloss box with a re-designed label (thank you Shanda!) that had an elegant french flair to it that would be perfect for the “french Kiss” inspired theme. We worked night and day, as the deadline to ship approached! Many nights we worked until midnight or later pushing to get everything done in time! Marie & I have to give a huge shout out to our favorite employee Delane Andrews! :) She worked tirelessly to help us make this deadline! Bella Canale (Marie’s daughter) also help us pack and load boxes a couple of nights also!
Much designing help from Shanda McCloskey (my daughter), and enormous technical help from my son in law Ben McCloskey. And last but not least my sweet hubby Larry custom made us the dividers needed to pour the different sections of the flag soap.
We had many tweaks to the soap mold, and dividers to achieve a beautiful bar we were super proud of! With every problem, (and we had quite a few at first) Larry helped us readjust until we got the results we needed from the mold! Even my sweet granddaughters helped out too, Beni (pitcured) was “so over” shipping boxes :) Ha-ha is she cute or what? :) So,….finally the ship day arrived and we were packed and ready to roll by the skin of our teeth, but we did make the deadline! All I can say is when the heat is on our team can make it happen and I was so proud of what we accomplished in this project!
Much Love, Dianne
Marie & 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. Birdcage 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!
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!
Dianne & Marie
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!
Black Friday Weekend Sale Starts NOW!
20% OFF EVERYTHING! Use Coupon Code: THANKFUL
Mark 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Be sure and hop right over to our FB page to enter!
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
OK, 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! :)
NuMe 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.
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!
It’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/
What 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.