Take A Tour..A Day In The Natty Business Life
Welcome To The World of All Things O'Natural
Welcome to Great Energy, Great Smells....And Natty Butter!
Since moving our operations and opening our first boutique + production space in beautiful Chattanooga, TN, we were thrilled at the task of creating an amazingly positive environment along with creative ways to store product, packaging and the likes for our busy days.
Before we begin with our business, we like to have our morning chat..A nice cup of tea is great to soothe the nerves for upcoming events of the day.
THE PLACE WHERE THOUGHTS AND INSPIRATION BEGINS
The benefit of my husband's years of restaurant management experienceis that it helps us with inventory assessment, goals of the day and planning how our day would be most productive. This is the perfect area for answering questions via social media sites, answering emails, returning calls or doing research.
HOMESCHOOLING...YES, IT'S A PART OF OUR DAILY ADVENTURE!
AFTER SOME YUMMY EATS...IT'S TIME TO SANITIZE THE AREA AND PREP FOR PRODUCT MAKING
Depending on the day and our inventory, we get set up to make some yummy Natty products
SANITIZING OUR NATTY AREA
We love using an all natural mixture of anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal ingredients to sanitize our prep and work area as well as our mixing tools, utensils, buckets and stainless steel pots. We also love that it doesn't leave a film or residue..Only squeaky clean goodness.
STAINLESS STEEL POTS..WE USE A FEW OF THESE BABIES!
Stainless steel is one of the best materials to use in terms of keeping bacteria and germs away. This non porous material is awesome as it does not harbor any type of 'nasties' that you do not want to interfere with your product making or products. A choice used most often in the restaurant industry due to it being the material that harbors the least amount of bacteria.
HATS..GLOVES AND MASKS, OH MY!
When mixing our Natty goodies, we make sure to keep it sanitary. Each mixer is expected to utilize safe and healthy practices.
LET THE MIXING, DIPPING, POURING AND WHIPPING BEGIN!
On product making days, our boutique smells absolutely O'Mazing as the wonderful aromas of therapeutic essential oils, healthy butters and dried herbs fill the air.
'GREEN' BUCKETS ANYONE
To prevent 'sell out' of products, we strive to make sure to make bucket loads of our mixed, whipped and dipped goodies so they are ready for our weekly ship outs.
When you're limited on space, you must be awfully creative on how to store everything in a neat manner. I built this crate coffee table which works perfectly in our storage lounge, housing scales, office supplies, etc.
CREATIVE SPACE CONSERVING STORAGE
In our new production location, it's a must to be as conservative on space to ensure everything is neat, functional and accessible. We love to keep them in large airtight containers that can hold many items and are stack-able. This is also where we house our shipping supplies. Keeping the area tidy and labeling the containers makes it so much easier to monitor inventory and locate items needed.
TIME TO LOAD UP THE SHELVES
We love to keep our new boutique shelves loaded, stocked and ready for visiting customers and our amazing online customer base. We utilize wine crates, wooden bowls and other creative accessories to display our products. And there's nothing better than ready to go product for easy processing and shipping.
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS..IT'S ON!
Taking note of the little details, our customers receive either: eco friendly wrapping, a recycled box wrapped in hemp twine or an organza bag and all contain handwritten note cards. Just little touches to give our O'Mazing customers an awesome experience.
SHIP OUT DAYS..
As a blessing, we stay pretty busy each ship out day. What a wonderful experience packing each Natty order and sending them off to their next destination. Orders that travel nation wide and world wide, these jet setters have landed in some pretty amazing places.
On non product making days, you can usually find me snapping pics of 'how to's' or different hair styles of the day..Or snapping pics and constantly working on perfecting the art of product placement, editing or striving to create professional looking product pictures.
After a very very very long and busy day of all sorts of adventures, the Natty Mom and Pop Team finally get to settle in,relax and enjoy the evening.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE...AGAIN?
So, when many ask us, what does it take and how do we make this work, we reply, 'it takes Faith..it takes Joy..and it takes Love'.Oh, and Natty Butter!!
A Quick Glance at our Boutique