November and the Thanksgiving holiday always leaving me
feeling a little shell shocked, and this year has been no
different. Not only am I reminded that the year has been
flying by and is nearing it's end, the shop is so insanely
busy that I fall into bed each night having none of my usual
bouts of insomnia. I sleep like a rock, bounce out of bed
the next morning, head to the shop, and we do it all over
again. This is a good thing, but I'm always happy for the
reprieve that a few days off for Thanksgiving provides.
I'm thankful for Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for all of our
wonderful customers and the opportunity they provide for
my family to make a living. I'm thankful for pumpkin pie,
family gatherings, good health, good friends, and the turkey
my dad will smoke over an open fire out doors. What's really
exciting about Thanksgiving this year, is that it's only
3 1/2 weeks away from my brother and sister coming home
from Germany and England to spend Christmas with us!
we enter this season of thanks and celebration, I'd like
to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
To ensure delivery of orders prior to Christmas, we are
advising our customers to place their orders by noon on
Friday, December 10th. UPS ground packages shipped after
this date cannot be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.
UPS expedited (Next Day, 2 Day, or 3 Day) packages shipped
after Thursday, December 16th cannot be guaranteed to arrive
Season Turnaround, Expedited Shipping, & In-House
Sometimes you just need something right away. An unexpected
order arrives, and like Old Mother Hubbard, you go
to the cupboard and find IT'S BARE! Trust us -- we
know how it feels.
is with that sentiment that we wanted to remind customers
that while in-house turnaround time is usually 24-48
hours, there is the possibility of turnaround of up
to 72 hours at this time of year. For those times
when you really needed it YESTERDAY -- our cart offers
expedited shipping options for faster UPS shipping.
Keep in mind that expedited shipping reflects UPS
time in transit, and does not include in-house turnaround
time. All orders are shipped on a first come, first
If faster shipping isn't going to be fast enough,
we also offer an In-House Rush service for a $10 fee.
Rush orders are placed ahead of all other orders,
and shipped at the first available opportunity. Please
note that rush orders will be shipped during normal
business hours, and the service does not include shipping
on weekends, holidays, or other closings. In-house
Rush orders can be placed from our In-House
Rush page. The option is also offered as an add-on option in the shopping cart.
we may experience occasional out of stock items with
the heavier order volume typical of this time of year.
We will try to keep the site updated to the best of
our ability, and will attempt to communicate any order
delays to customers.
page during the month of November for extra savings
this season of thanks, we would like to express how
grateful we are for our customers by offering a gift!
And best of all, no calories! From Thanksgiving day
through the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, take
10% off orders of $35 or more. Our cart will not figure
the discount. We will apply the discount manually.
Discount applies to total before shipping, excluding
monthly specials, and clearance items. May not be
combined with any other discount, and does not include
previously placed orders, or orders placed after the
sale ending time.
begins Thursday, November 25th, and ends Sunday, November
28th at 11:59 PM EST.
The Original Soap Dish® will be closed From Wednesday,
November 24th through Friday, November 26th for the
Treat Drawing Winner!
Congratulations to Erin Whalen of Wisconsin, the winner
of our annual Sweet Treat for Soapmakers Drawing.
Erin received a brand new Escali Digital scale.
use the following submission guidelines, or your
answer will not be received. Email your answer
and place "Trivia Answer" in the subject
line. Please do not send your answer by replying
to this newsletter. Only one entry per subscriber.
We will contact the winner, and the answer to this
month's trivia question will be answered in next
answer to last month's question: The plant that
is an herb when growing, and a spice when it goes
to seed is Cilantro/Coriander.
to Barrie Robinson of Indiana! She was the first
to answer correctly, and won $10 worth of products
of her choice from our website.
question: My husband and sons are avid wild turkey
hunters in the spring, and our family always ends
up talking turkey around Thanksgiving time, so let's
go with a little turkey trivia. Approximately how
many feathers does an adult wild turkey have? A
little hint... it's not an exact number, but a range.
your answer by November 30th and we will draw from
the correct answers. The winner will receive a package
Heat Seal Tea Bags.
Until next month,