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Love Kids, Love Our Neighbors

Love Kids, Love Our Neighbors

My heart has been heavy, thinking about all of the kiddos in detention centers at the border. These children are our neighbors and should be treated the way that we would want our own children to be treated.  All children should have access to a bed, blankets, diapers, soap, water, ample food, and medical care. According to the CDC, handwashing with soap is the best way to keep diseases from spreading.

I'm pro-kid and pro-soap.

July 08, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
Gifts for Mom

Gifts for Mom

One thing is for sure. Moms love Soapy Gnome!

If you're looking for something beautiful and cozy for your momma, step-mom, grandma or wifey, we can help you find just the right thing.

April 22, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
Congratulations on your graduation Hannah!

Gifts for College Grads

This might be the second biggest gift-giving season of the year, and we have lots of amazing things for the grads, moms, and dads on your gift-giving list.

Goshen College graduation comes pretty early in the spring. This year, its April 27-28.

We have a lovely selection of graduation and congratulations cards.

April 15, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
We Won! Thanks to all of you :)

We Won! Thanks to all of you :)

Earlier this year, my friend, Jasmine Wall of The Imagination Spot forwarded an email from Gift Shop Magazine, "You should enter this," she said.

The email was about a contest in Gift Shop Magazine for the most creative displays. We had just recently added on to our shop and redone a lot of the displays, so everything was looking tip top. I put Jacie on the task of taking photos and writing up our entry.

April 15, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
Meet the Maker: E. Frances Paper

Meet the Maker: E. Frances Paper

You know when you see a card and it’s just perfect?

The message, the artwork, exactly what you wanted to say but didn’t really know how to? E. Frances Paper Company is a pro at the sweet spot of sincerity, sweetness, and unexpected humor paired with beautiful watercolor artwork. 

April 12, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
Clearance Sale Feb 18-23

Clearance Sale Feb 18-23

In order to make room for all of the cool stuff coming in from our orders at NY Now, several items will be going on clearance.

Look for deals 20-75% off.

February 17, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
Meet the Maker: Genesis with Graphic Anthology

Meet the Maker: Genesis with Graphic Anthology

In addition to soap and other body care items that we make at Soapy Gnome we carry a variety of items made by talented artisans. We would like to share information about some of these gifted makers.

Last week we had the opportunity to attend the National Stationery Show in New York City. We had the pleasure of meeting Genesis. She is the owner of Graphic Anthology, a line of cards that we carry in the store.

February 14, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
horse nose

What's Keeping You From Your Happy Place?

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my therapist, and she said, "Imagine your happy place." 

Tears started flowing and I couldn't speak.

I was imagining my face buried in the neck of a fuzzy horse in winter. I hadn't brought this image up for years!

I haven't been on a horse in over 20 years. But as a kid ages 7-17, horses consumed every waking and sleeping moment of my life. I was that horse crazy girl.

February 11, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
Photo by Shannan Martin. Hands holding lip balm.

Small Mistakes Become Blessings

This is a two-part story of small mistakes and simple, unexpected requests. Read on to see how the universe brings it all together. 

About a month ago, Jacie and I were catching up on making lip balm. We were almost out of lavender and peppermint, so those were top on our list. We got everything made, and poured into the little tubes.

February 10, 2019 by Jennifer Frech
Read Our Blog Without Reading Our Blog

Read Our Blog Without Reading Our Blog

We recently had a request from a low-vision reader to turn our blog posts into a podcast. While I don't have time in my week to record and edit a podcast, I do want to make sure that our content is accessible.

I made a short video to show you how to add text-to-speech to your web browser so that our blog (and most others) can be read aloud to you. It just takes a few quick clicks to add it to your browser.

January 28, 2019 by Jennifer Frech