Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sun, Sea and Shipping

The office is now closed for the Holiday break. And though I may I dream of sunny beaches and the sipping of some tall tropical drink while the world goes by, alas it is but a dream.

Work still goes on behind the scenes, and the weekend is being spent wiping off all the cured soap bar faves, and wrapping them ready for the order boxes. They'll be packing today so they can all ship tomorrow to make sure they each arrive in plenty time for the Holidays.

Shipping notices will be going out today, so if you're waiting for your fave soap you'll be getting yours soon. Get ready to check those email boxes.

Holiday Break

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil takes its name from the Latin Lavare, meaning "to wash". It has been traditionally respected for centuries, and nurses were known to wash the wounds of soldiers with lavender oil during the first world war, when antiseptic supplies were short.

The benefits of lavender oil for the skin are many, and these are probably due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. Many find lavender is very helpful with troublesome skin complaints such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis, and the soothing calm of lavender makes it a friend to sunburn, winter itch, and flaky or cracked skin.

Its varying uses in health and wellness are legendary. Its aroma relaxes, and helps with inducing sleep. Lavender essential oil is also used in aromatherapy for sore muscles, and aches and pains.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Six Soaps a Soothing

Six different Manor Hall soap bars, each wrapped individually and labeled in a special gift box. Total combined weight of soap is 7.5 ounces or more. Give this snazzy Manor Hall sampler to someone special on your list!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Discount Code Plus Free Shipping

To help your Holiday shopping dollar go further, all orders placed by midnight on Tuesday December 1st will receive free shipping. Any weight, to anywhere nationally by Priority Mail. No coupon needed, our cart will apply the free shipping for you.


Three Cheers For The Holidays... Discount Coupon

From now until Friday December 4th at midnight, your order will receive a 15% discount when using the following code at our secure online checkout:


Just remember to type the coupon code "3CHEERS" into the coupon code box at the checkout. Without using this code, you will not receive your 15% discount, so be sure to type it in. Your coupon is valid from now through the end of the day on Friday, December 4th.

Happy shopping!

December Freebie

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 December is a bar of Ooh La Lavender & Oatmeal. Check out the freebie page to see what else can be free inside your order box this month.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Almost Ready

The Almost Sunset are almost ready. They've been on the shelves for three weeks. Another nine days and I can start wrapping them ready to go out in the order boxes. Because it's so close to the curing dates and the holidays are creeping up fast, I'm allowing them to be bought in advance.

The following soaps are the other ones that are presently curing and will be ready to ship on December 14th:

Lime 'N Thyme O'lyptus
House of Almonds
Honey Me Smooth
Evening Primrose
Camelina Aloe
Carrot & Fennel Seed
Honey Rose

Please note that any orders containing these bars will not ship until December 14th. Full details can be found on each relevant soap bar page. Hopefully this will allow you to plan your shopping.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Going Green

December is almost upon us, and it's the last of the soap rush in the curing room before the holidays. Many of the soaps that are currently out of stock on the web site will be back in stock before long, as they each reach their curing date. That includes all four of the facial bars, Almost Sunset and a new, greener Lime 'N Thyme (pictured above).

Thanks for your patience!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm very fortunate. I have too many blessings to count. It's nice to have a special day to remember them all. Ours has been wonderful. I hope yours has, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Little Gossip

Jessica Dougherty over at CraftGossip has put a nice little post about my new Sulfate Free Body Wash.
I love taking bubble baths when time permits. It’s a rarity, but when it happens I like to have some quality foaming bath wash on-hand. Manor Hall Soap Company posted about their sulfate-free body wash & foaming bath products and they sound wonderful. I’m sure we could all benefit from the relaxing Night Time blend after a long day.
CraftGossip scours the net looking for the best craft ideas and projects and review them for you. Jessica is the editor of the "bath and body" section and does a great job compiling all kinds of neat things, from homemade recipes to the latest and greatest in the world of handmade bath and body products. From her CraftGossip bio:
Jessica Dougherty began blogging in 2006 when she launched Funky Finds, a site dedicated to promoting independent artists, crafters and designers. She enjoys discovering new products that are unique and hand-crafted, as well as sharing those items with others. Jessica moved from Texas, where she was born & raised, to Pennsylvania in July 2009 where she resides with her husband, Joseph, and their two dogs, Abigail Raine & Beau Bradley. When she isn’t blogging or surfing the internet, Jessica enjoys scrapbooking, cross stitching and playing Skip-Bo.
Thanks, Jessica!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gotta Hand It To Myself

I don't make posts like this often, but...


Five long years I've tried for the perfect hand creme. I've played with all sorts of ingredients to get it right. This is so right.

More details to follow, but for now, I just had to share it with the world.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Up the Wall

Look over there, mugging for the camera in front of the famous Wall Street Bull. It's Spearmint Grapefruit, looking mighty imposing in another Around the World snap.

The Wall Street Bull, rearing back and ready to charge ahead, is an 11 foot tall, 7000 pound bronze statue. One of a collection of five such statues, it draws thousands of tourists per day and represents unbridled optimism in the heart of New York City's financial district.

At three inches tall and four ounces of olive, coconut and palm oil, Spearmint Grapefruit waves a heavenly scent and has the power to clean things up. I say the bull is no match.

Friday, November 13, 2009

November Freebie (Take 2)

Twelve days into the month and I ran out of this month's order box freebie. Honey Me Smooth has gone out the door with all the orders and has now been replaced with...

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 November is a bar of Fragrance Free Soap. Check out the freebie page to see what else can be free inside your order box this month.

Rest assured, anyone who placed an order before yesterday will receive their Honey Me Smooth freebie. All orders yesterday and through the rest of November will receive the Fragrance Free bar, which is loaded with organic shea butter. Enjoy, everyone!

Monday, November 9, 2009

November Coupon

It's newsletter week and there's a huge sale going on at the Manor. 25% off your order, all week long. Just enter the coupon code GIVING25 at checkout to receive 25% off your order. (Note: Coupon does not apply to already discounted items, including Mischief Makers and Monthly Specials.)

And to help your holiday shopping dollar go further during the month of November, all orders will receive $6.00 shipping. Any weight, to anywhere nationally by Priority Mail. No coupon needed, our cart will apply the $6.00 shipping for you.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Island Beauty Face Mask

As the season of fall draws to a close, the face starts to feel the harsh of the colder, more biting climate. The dry of the winter months take their toll on the skin, and as dead and dying skin cells build up on the surface, a barrier is created. It is this hard layer of cells which prevents moisturizing cremes from penetrating the skin and realising their full potential, often resulting in the common complaint of a dull and lifeless complexion.

Pineapple is a wonderful ingredient for the skin. As well as having anti-inflammatory qualities and being a great astringent, it also holds an enzyme called Bromeliad, which helps shed the skin of dead and dying cells. Olive oil is a gentle hypoallergenic oil, rich in vitamin E to helps with skin restoration. Honey is anti-microbial and is a wonderful humectant, helping to hold onto moisture and lock it in.

This simple facial mask uses all three of these natural skin loving ingredients and can be made with ease from your kitchen cupboard:

Island Beauty Face Mask

You will need:
1/4 cup of pineapple chunks (fresh chopped or canned)
A small pour of extra virgin olive oil
Drizzle of warmed honey.

How to:
Whizz the pineapple with a hand blender until smooth. Stir in the olive oil and warmed honey, using the back of a spoon to incorparate. With fingertips, apply the paste gently to the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for about ten minutes. Wipe away with warm damp face cloth.

Notes: Always test for allergies first. Be sure to throw away any unused mask, as it is not preserved.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sulfate Free Body Wash and Foaming Bath

With a peaceful aromatherapy less-stress blend of ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils, it's Chill Out time, and quiet and calm is bliss at the end of your crazy day merry-go-round. This fragrant foaming bath and body wash, creates soft and gentle sulfate free bubbles, to bathe your beautiful body in. Wonderful extracts of oat and white tea help soften and soothe, and all that's left for you to do is pour... and breathe the day away.

ylang ylang essential oil: eases stress and promotes harmony
patchouli essential oil: aids emotional balance
organic aloe juice: calming and soothing on the skin
jojoba oil: hypoallergenic and skin softening
oat extract: helps with moisture loss and the integrity of the skin's barrier
white tea extract: rich in polyphenols, anti aging help for skin

78% organic content. Sulfate free, paraben free, phthalate free.

Also available in a sleep-easy Night Time blend and an uplifting Bounce Back blend.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spearmint & Grapefruit

Sweet with the unmistakable smell of fresh spearmint, this natural soap bar is an uplifting addition to any sink or shower.

With organic sunflower oil, rich in vitamin E, and cold pressed Brazilian babassu oil for its emollient soothing and protective properties, this creamy bar delivers a rich skin-calming kiss.

Together with an essential oil blend including spearmint and grapefruit, this bar brings a nice little interlude of refreshing revival.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Music To Soap By - Annie Lennox

I adore melody. I love the guitar, and I prefer rhythm over base or lead. I also love the piano, though I only tinkle the ivories and don't consider myself a keyboard player of any kind. Whenever I hear instruments playing, the whole music corral of my mind has already jumped the fence and is running ahead with the melody, long before the singer comes in to lasso the notes.

For some reason, whenever I'm making soap it's percussion I crave. I still demand melody, but it's more of a chant that commands me. Almost anthem like. I weigh the oils out with a purpose as the drum beat bounces off the walls in my workshop. I'm eager to begin the melt while the lye cools, against the backdrop of my chosen song for the soapfest. And it is the one song... on repeat for the whole day.

Have you ever seen dressage? That's where the horse and rider put on a brilliant display of teaming together to music. Today while I soap, I have one of my all time shout out loud anthems on full blare. I would dearly love to see horse and rider performing to this in a dressage ring. I think the workmanship would be unforgettably awesome.

Annie Lennox, 1982 - Walking on Broken Glass

Friday, October 16, 2009

Aroma Roll-On - Bounce Back

With an uplifting aromatherapy mood-boosting blend of cedarwood and pink grapefruit essential oils, it's bounce back time, and much needed spark is a pick-me-up at any time during your downtrodden day. This fragrant aroma rollette rolls onto the skin with ease, releasing its wonderful aromatic essential oils into your world wherever you may be. Just roll onto your wrist, rub together, and breathe the day away.

• cedarwood essential oil: enhances mood and instills well being
• pink grapefruit essential oil: mood brightener, uplifting, revives spirit

Paraben free, phthalate free.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Medfield Green

As everyone becomes more eco-conscious these days, it's getting easier to find information about "going green". Even better, you can find groups of like-minded people in your own community. One such group is Medfield Green, based out of Medfield, MA, which was formed to help make more informed and better choices for families and the environment.

To date, Medfield Green has held meetings on Plastics, Lawn Care and Pesticides, Skin Care, Bug Spray and Sunscreen, Healthy Eating/Local Eating, Reducing Our Carbon Footprint, ideas to "Green" your holiday, Recycling, Green Cleaning, and Composting. They're planning to have meetings on water, energy and more.

This week is Personal Care week, where you can learn about making more informed choices about personal care and beauty products for you, your family and the environment. It promises to be a great night. If you are local to Medfield and interested, the meeting is Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at 7:30pm at The Center at Medfield, One Ice House Road, Medfield, MA 02052.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sale Week!

It's newsletter week and there's a big sale going on at the Manor. 20% off your order, all week long. Just enter the coupon code SHEZZY20 at checkout to receive 20% off your order. (Note: Coupon does not apply to already discounted items, including Mischief Makers and Monthly Specials.)

This week is the ideal time to try our new Moisturizing Body Lotion and Foaming Bath and Body Wash. Or maybe one of our new Nourishing Face Creme or Aroma Roll-Ons. With a 20% discount, you can't go wrong.

And to help your shopping dollar go further during the month of October, all orders will receive $6.00 shipping. Any weight, to anywhere nationally by Priority Mail. No coupon needed, our cart will apply the $6.00 shipping for you.

What a way to celebrate October! Enjoy the Fall, make it Manor Hall.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Power Your Shower

I first made the Orange Tree Blast bar back in April of 2005. I wanted a nice bar for the shower. A fresh bar that could be enjoyed by both women and men, and also a nice hard bar that would stand up to a lot of use.

I love the citrus oils for their deodorizing qualities, but I also needed to incorporate an essential oil that was a warrior on bacteria so it could be enjoyed after the gym or pool. Tea tree oil was top of the list, and combining it with a healthy dose of sweet orange oil gave me the incredibly clean scent that I was after. But it was the addition of a shot of peppermint oil that created the real freshness that sets it apart from any other tea tree soap. Tea tree oil is great for antibacterial cleansing, but I didn't want the overpowering smell that is associated with it. The combination of the citrus oil and the mint oil tames it nicely.

I have always added soybean oil to my shower bar formula. It's a nice moisturizing oil, and used as an additive during the "trace" phase of the soapmaking process, it lends a nice lotioned after-feel to the skin. Of course, exfoliating is a neccessary where keeping the skin moisturiized is concerned, and poppy seeds never fail. They are spherical, and so they have a kind roll on the skin. They also create a little dotted prettiness in the overall look of the finished bar.

And so Orange Tree Blast was born. It's a must for any shower, and has remained a faithful in my classic Manor Hall line. Many love it for themselves, and many buy it as a stocking stuffer for the men in their lives at holiday time. Me? I use it daily in the shower, and have done so for the past four and a half years. I never tire of the fresh awakening scent, and I've never brought anything home on my feet from the gym or pool. It's a little four ounce block of wonderful fresh fighting fayre for your skin.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's in the Bag

It's been a busy week. In fact, the office closed yesterday for the Columbus Day holiday weekend. I'll be working for most of it, but I'm hoping to get one day out.

Along with what you see on the web site, I also do personalized favors for showers, wedding parties and special events. And this week, there's a very special event I've been packing little Manor Hall goody bags for. The photos are just a small snapshot from behind the scenes.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pretty Me Pumpkin Mask

It's the start of the Halloween month, and many a good pumpkin will be hollowed out and candled this next few weeks. But hold on before you trash the goodness you've scooped out, because pumpkin is a wonderful natural ingredient for your skin, and a simple facial treat can be made in minutes with ingredients from your kitchen cupboard.

Pumpkin is naturally soothing on the skin, and is also very moisturizing. Used as an ingredient in facial masks, it acts similarly to a carrier oil, and helps to carry the nutrients from other ingredients deep into the skin. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamins A and C.

Pretty Me Pumpkin Mask

You will need:
3 tablespoons of pumpkin (cooked)
1 tablespoon of honey (gently warmed)
1 teaspoon of cream/milk/or yogurt

How to:
Cook fresh pumpkin in a little water, then mash with a fork. Add the warmed honey and your cream/yogurt, then blend smooth with the back of a spoon. Apply the paste gently to the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for about ten minutes. Wipe away with warm damp face cloth.

Notes: Always test for allergies first. Be sure to throw away any unused mask, as it is not preserved.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Conquering Another Country

Here's another submission to Around the World. It's Honey Me Smooth at Bidean nam Bian in the highlands of Scotland. According to Wikipedia, Bidean nam Bian is the highest point in the former county of Argyll.

For those counting, Manor Hall Around the World in Four Ounces now spans four continents, 13 countries, 11 states and Puerto Rico. They're certainly getting around.

In fact, Honey Me Smooth is this month's order box freebie. That sounds good at any elevation.

Monday, September 28, 2009

October Freebie

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 October is a bar of Honey Me Smooth. Check out the freebie page to see what else can be free inside your order box this month.

Shea Bounty

The new delivery of shea butter for the Fall has arrived, and I'm sharing it with you. There's a Four Day Sale going on at the Manor. All shea butter products are located on a special "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" page. That includes soap bars, lotion sticks, lip balm, hair conditioning creme, cleansing grains, foot care and of course, shea butter!

From now until Friday the 2nd at midnight, buy two of any shea butter item from the sale page and get a third one for free. Simply enter 2 in the quantity box when making your purchase, and I'll throw a third one of the same product in your order box... for free. For every two you buy, I'll give you a third. (Sorry, no mixing and matching flavors)


Friday, September 25, 2009

Burst of Color

I mentioned a couple of weeks back that I was going to kick up the mint bars. Well, consider the first mint bar kicked.

At the beginning of last week, armed with plenty of organic sunflower oil and babassu oil, I thought I'd get a bit artistic with the Spearmint Grapefruit bar. So, pink clay and ground parsley in hand, I split the soap batch into three and had some fun with colors. I think it's one of my best swirls yet.

It's sitting on the curing shelves, screaming spearmint. I can't wait to get it on the site. Just a few more weeks to go.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Music to Soap By - Katrina and the Waves

Fall might be upon us, but there's something about sea, sun and sand. I really do like it. I also like real good summer music. The type that makes you want to drive with your windows down, shouting along to the chorus. I've been listening to this one all day today. But I haven't been soaping. I've been wrapping. And wrapping. And wrapping. Tomorrow, I'll be walking on my own bit of sunshine. Soaping again. Just like the music, I love it.

Katrina and the Waves, 1985 - Walking On Sunshine

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Golden Jojoba & Oatmeal

Spilling with wildcrafted jojoba oil and fine oatmeal, this soothing bar of extra mild is a luxury for your skin.

Hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and carrying the natural antioxidant vitamin E, the skin softening qualities of jojoba oil are exceptional. It penetrates the skin with ease, and is readily absorbed without any greasy after feel. It is non-clogging on pores, and with the anti-inflammatory qualities of myristic acid, is a very useful oil for acne. The different moisturizing properties found in oats all contribute toward maintaining the integrity of the skin's barrier, preventing water loss, and alleviating itch.

This bar is fragrance free, and yields a wonderful creamy rich lather to baby your skin with the gentleness it deserves.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Annual Fall Sale

Fall is underway and the leaves have already started to turn here in New England. It's newsletter week and there's a sale going on at the Manor. 15% off your order, all week long. Just enter the coupon code AUTUMN15 at checkout to receive 15% off your order. (Note: Coupon does not apply to already discounted items, including Mischief Makers and Monthly Specials.)

This week is the ideal time to try our new House of Almonds and Golden Jojoba & Oatmeal soap bars. Or maybe one of our brand new Gift Packs. With a 15% discount, you can't go wrong.

And to help your shopping dollar go further during the month of September, all orders will receive $6.00 shipping. Any weight, to anywhere nationally by Priority Mail. No coupon needed, our cart will apply the $6.00 shipping for you.

What a way to celebrate the start of the Fall!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mattoon Street Arts Festival 2009

They had forecast it to rain all day long. We arrived to set up at about 8:45am and the rain stopped. We didn't see another drop until we were packing up the car to go. All in all, a very comfortable day weatherwise and not a bad turnout. They're saying tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 75 degrees, so I think it's going to be a busy day. The Festival is always great.

A big thank you to all my customers who turned out to see us, and all my regulars who buy from us at Mattoon once a year. I love seeing all of you and it really makes all the work worth it. When you sell primarily on the internet, you don't get to interact too much with customers. I love watching everyone pick up the soap bars and smell them. It's very, very satisfying.

Oh, and by the way...

Whooooo-hoo! Yes, that red ribbon is mine. My booth (above) won second place in my category of "mixed media". I can't remember the last time I won anything. The woman came over talking to me and then said she "had something" for me. I had no idea. It was the ribbon! I really had no idea. I grinned like a cheshire cat for the rest of the day. I'm still grinning. Rain or shine tomorrow, it doesn't matter. I got the prize.

Thanks again to everyone, and me and my ribbon are looking forward to a gorgeous day tomorrow.

Friday, September 11, 2009

We Will Always Remember

I love New York. It's one of the most breathtaking places I've ever been to. You walk the streets of Manhattan and the city is all around you. It's absolutely fantastic. I never got to see the Twin Towers. I'd had plenty of opportunities to visit New York in the fifteen months before September 11th. I was always too afraid to go. The reputation of New York before Rudy stepped in and cleaned it up wasn't a very good one. I only came to America in 2000 and I didn't really know much about it, other than yellow taxis, honking horns and drive-by shootings. That's all we ever heard about America in small town England.

I've been to New York too many times to count since September 11th, 2001. I go to the Twin Towers. I go to the fire station and walk around Ground Zero, remembering the images and sounds from the news that morning. I've taken many photographs this last eight years and every year the landscape has altered. The three above are from my own personal collection.

Every year it seems to change, yet there are still no skyscrapers going upward and no real memorial. But the one thing that doesn't change, no matter the weather, no matter the time of day or year, no matter what else is going on in the city, is the eerie quiet that surrounds the area. The one thing that always strikes me when I go there, the one thing that comes to me whether I invite it or not, is remembering the choices that people made that day. People way up above chose to leap to certain doom, rather than face a terrible end by fire. And people safely on the ground chose to go inside and upward to try and rescue those that were trapped, without any thought for their own life.

Those choices, made by people like you and me, are the story of that day. My heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone whose lives changed forever on that New York blue sky morning. God bless the men and women who serve and protect us, and their families, too. May we always remember.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bar Hopping

Can you believe it's September already? I'm gearing up to the holiday season. I love this time of year.

The curing room is full of soaps and full of scents, both classic and new. These soaps may be my creamiest ever. Look at the way they're shining. I think the drier days and cooler nights really lend themselves nicely to the curing process. I can't wait to wrap these babies.

Pictured above are Fragrance Free, Lavenders Wild, Calendula Calm & Co, and Honey Rose Complexion bars. It was the beginning of the year when I kicked up my Lavenders Wild bar. I'm doing the same with the mint ones. I'll be unveiling those in October. Watch this space.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser

This natural foaming facial cleanser is made from organic oils and formulated to cleanse your face without harsh chemicals or alcohol.

Our gentle blend contains Lavender essential oil, a naturally kind, calming antibacterial, and Clary Sage essential oil, a sympathetic oil which is amenable to all skin types. Lavender oil is a soothing antiseptic and excellent for stressed skin. Clary Sage is restorative and clarifying, helping to balance the skin's natural oils.

Manor Hall Gentle Foaming Facial cleanser is on special all month long. Check it out along with all our other monthly specials!

September Freebie

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 September is a Complexion Bar. Check out the freebie page to see what else can be free inside your order box this month.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Manic Month Over

Hope you didn't miss Manor Mania, but if you did, don't forget there's a host of new freebies available from now to the end of September for every order box. Go and check them out!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Music To Soap By - Jimmy Nail

Soap making is a centuries old industry. Many indie businesses today, are looking to the old and making it in a modern world. America is a fantastic place for dreams and opportunity. It's what it's known for world wide. The American dream.

This morning, I'm making the old traditional lavender and oatmeal soap bar. No matter what new comes along, the old always seems to be there guiding us with wisdom when considering modern change. I truly believe if we cannot respect the old, there's no chance for any new.

Today, my music to soap by is in full respect to the old. Whatever your industry may be, it's the old that made it what it is today. And it'll be the old that will make it what it will be tomorrow. I think it pays to bear that in mind when we find ourselves attracted to the shine and glitter of the promised possibilities of the new.

Jimmy Nail, 1995 - Big River.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Manor Mania Ending Soon

If you haven't grabbed your soapy favorites while the big sale's been going on, now is the time. Manor Mania ends on Friday, August 28th. That's only four more shopping nights and four more shopping days. After Friday, the regular prices return, and the deals of 30%, 40% and 50% off are over.

Shipping is just six dollars to anywhere in the country. And don't forget to use coupon code MAD4IT to claim your bonus freebie. Also, be sure to check out what's free inside your order box during Manor Mania.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Smokin' Deals

Wow! Pictured above is the latest submission to Around the World. It's Lavenders Wild and he's camped out in Volcano National Park in Hawaii. Maybe a little too close to Kilauea for my liking.

This hot bar is 20% off all month long. Don't forget to go take advantage of all the explosive savings before Manor Mania blows over.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Petroleum Free Lippery

Keeping your lips moisturized is a must all year round. Our Lip Skippers Lip Balm is 50% off during Manor Mania, and at $2.42, why stop at one? With shea butter, calendula infused organic olive oil and organic sunflower oil, these little petroleum free lip treats will keep you pouting pretty.

And don't forget to use the coupon code MAD4IT to claim your order box bonus freebie.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wish Upon a Star...

These little gift boxes of two mini classic soap bars are a steal at the regular price of $5.00. Right now, during Manor Mania, when you buy one, you get a second one free. What are you waiting for? Head on over, you'll find them here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Manor Mania Is On!

Oh yes! It's that time of year again, when mania reigns at the Manor. Big savings on all your favorites right throughout the store. Discounts of twenty, thirty, forty and yes... even fifty percent. Almost every product is on sale, and there's also buy one get ones up for grabs.

Bring yourself on over to the Manor and take a good browse around.

Not Long To Go

It's noon and the web site changeover has begun. Please be patient. Hopefully it will be completed today and you can enjoy the steals and deals. More details can be found on the What's New page.

Don't you just love Manor Mania!

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Long Weekend

It's the last day of the month and we've got a busy weekend ahead. I've spent today wrapping soaps and I'll be wrapping more tomorrow and Sunday. Of course, the soaps can't be wrapped until they've been wiped and checked for dings.

It's the first of the new month tomorrow. That means it's the web site changeover, and this month's a special one because it's our Semi Annual Sale month. Most of the products on the web site will be marked down in price, some up to 50% off. The newsletter goes out Monday night and if you're not signed up, then sign up here.

Soaps back in stock as of tonight include Calendula, Calm and Co., Honey Rose Complexion, Ooh La Lavender & Oatmeal and Lavenders Wild.