A couple weeks ago we had the honor to help make one bride's day even more extra special. We love doing that :)
This beautiful wedding had a world theme and the mother-of-the-groom wanted something that guests could grab and travel with. We suggested our lotion in a small 2 oz container. She chose one of our signature scents, Magic Carpet Ride, and we gave it a light blue shimmer, one of the wedding colors.
The packaging was an amber bottle with an elegant gold cap. We set them up in the women's restrooms at the beautiful Empryean in Fort Wayne (http://www.empyreaneventsfw.com/). All evening as women freshened up, they grabbed one of our lotions as a practical and beautiful keepsake from this beautiful wedding.
To top it all off, we found out that the bride LOVES Lord of the Rings (she walked down the aisle to music from LotR! squeal!). Because we knew her love, we named the lotion "Dome of Stars" and included a love quote from the book. Just an added personal touch ;)
We also received this sweet note: "Thank you N&M for collaborating with us to make the perfect hand lotion as a wedding favor for Sarah and Christopher's wedding. I LOVE the Magic Carpet Ride scent and the lotion is so smooth and moisturizing! The way that you personalized the message on the bottle was an extra special touch! Our guests were surprised and happy to find this gift in the ladies room:)"
Thank you, Marcia, for using us!
These lotions were fun to plan and make and really made the bride's day extra special. We love to customize any of our products to help make your event truly unique and memorable. Please contact us to learn more!
Photo by Photographybymegmiller. http://www.photographybymegmiller.com/
An open letter to Thursday:
You poor, underappreciated day. You're not as exciting as Hump Day and not even close to as anticipated as Friday. You're just kinda...in between. Most people just trudge through you with eyes on the weekend prize. Hardly anyone looks forward to you or even enjoys you once you come around.
"Oh, it's Thursday."
*pours another cup of coffee*
BUT NO MORE! No more, I say! Thursday, you ARE awesome! You are the gateway to the weekend. You are the prep. You are the day that we plan our outfits, we pick out our nail polish, we wash the car, we spend a *little* extra time in the bathroom. We might even (gasp) shave our legs! Thursday, you are THE day.
And in honor of you, I present "Thursday, Surprise!"
That's right, Thursday, just for you and your day. Every Thursday from now until we say so if people come into our shop and spend $20, they will get a Thursday Surprise. It could be a sugar scrub. Maybe a solid bubble scoop? A lotion, perhaps? Who knows?! Because...it's a surprise!
You love surprises, don't you, Thursday?
Yup. I thought so.
Tell your friends, Thursday. It's shopping day at the Narwhal and the Manatee. Thursday, Surprise!
*It's true. Any purchase of $20 or more will include a Thursday Surprise. Every Thursday (and only on Thursdays) from now until we say so. See ya Thursday!
See? That's not so bad! Plus, we've tested it on kids, too! Our blend of oils is very gentle and mild, great for even the most sensitive skin. And we don't use any fragrance or color...just the pure and simple awesomeness of oils working together to make your skin soft and clean. Stop into the shop or order online today to have it in time for Halloween!
On October 13, the Narwhal and the Manatee, LLC celebrated it's ONE YEAR anniversary! *squeal*
Two women had an idea, told some people, got a lot of strange looks and got even more support and decided, "Let's make it real!." They walked into a lawyer's office as idea-driven people and walked out business owners.
I'm not even kidding. It was a "just like that" moment. It didn't feel real. It didn't feel possible. And it definitely felt awesome. There was a lot of work ahead of us and, on May 7, we will celebrate a more "official" One Year of our opening.
But for now, we smile happily at ourselves because we know how much we have accomplished in one short year. We literally started with NOTHING. Ok, not nothing. We have brains and moxy. We have experience and help. We have supportive spouses and families. Really, we have a lot. But when it came to our business...we just had an idea. And we've made that idea into a pretty big reality in a pretty short amount of time.
So, thanks! Thanks for supporting us. Thanks for shopping at our store. Thanks for telling your friends about us. Thanks for being a part of us from, truly, the beginning. We are forever grateful and we look forward to a bright, busy, awesome future!
With Many Thanks,