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

 

 

 

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! 

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