Monday, January 21, 2008

Pound for Pound

If you're wanting to lose weight, don't go on a diet. Change a little of your eating, sensibly so. Don't deprive yourself of anything, and aim for easy targets. Just a pound or two a week will make a difference spread over the course of time. And dance to a fave song from your teenage years, if you're not an exercise junky. Pound for pound, you know you're worth it.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Specktra Girls

I love to take a hot shower after yoga. There is something about the warm soothing water that really relaxes and calms me. I would love to use manor hall's products during those showers. When the products smell good it makes that time all the more special.
I love trying new products in the tub and making myself feel pretty and smell good. I would love to try some olive oil products from Manor Hall Soap Company to try and appease my dry, winter skin...
I take a hot bath with soap from Manor Hall..
Until I awake and hear the real world call.
No more dry skin for me,
Just moisturized, soft, and snuggly to a tee.
Why are all these people talking about Manor Hall Soap? They were part of an innovative contest run by Janice over at In early December, I sent off a lovely box of Manor Hall goodies as part of the Specktra holiday contest giveaway. Janice had contacted me and asked me if I would like to donate, and I was more than happy to take part.

On Manor Hall giveaway day, the community was asked: Respond with your personal favorite relaxation technique and how you would use this prize from Manor Soap Hall Company to unwind. It inspired many creative responses that were a delight to read. You can catch the thread here and read them for yourself.

Janice has an excellent beauty community of cosmetically minded followers who gather to read and share the latest in makeup. She also has reviews and beauty news on her main site and on her blog. Go take a look in at the forum, but I warn you, be prepared to be there a long time, it's a very good read.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ship, Ship, Hooray

During December, we ran a flat rate shipping special here at the Manor. It meant that no matter what state you live in, you could get all the Manor Hall soapy stuff you wanted shipped for only $5.00.

December was holiday month and many of your orders were gifts, being bought and given to other people. I'm extending the $5.00 flat rate shipping for the whole of January for those of you who want to stock up for yourselves.

Five dollars, priority mail, flat rate shipping. Happening here at the Manor all month long.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Havin' a Blast

I love the change of the seasons as the year moves along. January's barely got underway and I'm already playing with the new scents for Spring. While that's exciting as the blends meld in their bottles, the staples still have to be made. Customers have their favorite soap bars... the best sellers like Ooh La Lavender and Oatmeal, Honey Me Smooth, Almost Sunset and the one I've been making today, Orange Tree Blast.

The three soaps that are the Shower Power Trio were made with showers in mind. I think most of us experience the same, first thing in the morning. It's like, alarm clock... oh no hit the snooze... alarm clock again... oh do I really wanna get up? I've always loved showers. It's the early morning journey between the bed and the shower jets that gets to me. That bleary eyed time where you know you've got to be awake, but you're just not ready for it yet.

Essential oils are great for hitching a ride on steam. Citrus oils are great for awakening the senses - not to mention deodorizing. With that in mind, the Shower Power Trio were born. Mind blowing bars, speckled throughout with poppy seeds. Just right for gentle exfoliating. A little scrubby, but without the sandpaper effect. There's a flavor for every morning mood. Lemon Poppo screams with mint. Lime 'N Thyme yells eucalyptus. And the Orange Blast bar shouts tea tree.

And with all that going on, it's easy to forget the rich olive oil and the other skin kissing ingredients that make these bars possible. That is, until you step out of the shower...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bonus Bar

Every month I get to enjoy giving away a free bar of soap with every order. Never a mystery and always full size, the order box freebie for the month of January is a bar of Lady Springs. Check out the freebie page to see what else can be free inside your order box this month.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Back in the Groove...

First day back to work after the holiday break and it feels great.

Thank you for placing orders while we were closed. Processing for these has already started. Shipping will begin on Wednesday and all holiday break orders will be shipped by the end of the week.

The new monthly specials and freebie pages are up, and the rest of the site will follow suit as this week unfolds.

I'd like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.