Baby Time!

We have baby news! Anne-Marie is in the hospital and ready to give birth to her first born son- and not a second too soon with her attendance and speech at the Small Business Awards last night in Seattle (see post here).  She’s truly amazing and always seems able to fit everything in seamlessly – even labor and delivery! We are so thrilled to announce that all is going well thus far. We’ll update you on Monday with pictures of the new Bramble Baby!

In Anne-Marie’s absence, we want to assure you that your soapmaking questions will be taken care of on Facebook, Twitter and the Soap Queen Blog while she’s enjoying the first thrills and challenges of mommyhood. Who are we you ask? Meet Amber and Courtney (that’s us), Anne-Marie’s right hand girls. We’re both Bramble Berry veterans and know the ropes around the warehouse.

Amber (left) and Courtney (right)

Meet Amber… “Hi everyone. I’m the Chief Marketing Officer here at Bramble Berry. You may know me from the Soap Swap or some guest blog posts I did last year (Making Pasta, Screen Printing, Crafty Wonderland). I love managing our high energy and fun loving marketing team. I also design our homepages, newsletters and e-books. When I’m not at BB I’m probably at Yoga. If I’m not at yoga (rare) then I’m in my kitchen cooking something delicious or crafting in my home studio.”

As for me?  My name is Courtney and I’ve been with Bramble Berry for 3 blissful years. I’m the (official) Customer Service Team Captain and Marketing Assistant. You may know me from the recent Fair Ivy Contest or the S.O.A.P. Panel (I’m sure I’ve emailed many of you at one time or another). I also work hands-on with product testing and also assist Anne-Marie when she busts out the Soap Queen Thursday Tutorials. When I’m not at work you’ll find me at the gym, the mountain or the lake.

Amber and I are also both behind the scenes on the Soap Queen TV set. Have you ever heard a really loud cackle during some of the out-takes? Yep, that’s our Amber! She has an infectious laugh that makes our work environment so much fun. Between Anne-Marie, Amber and myself, we create the energy of three happy, hyper chipmunks (Anne-Marie’s enthusiasm and positive outlook is quite contagious)!

Now that Amber and I have been officially introduced to the Soap Queen readers, it’s up to you to let us know how we can help. We’re here for ya! And we promise to keep you updated on Anne-Marie and family. We’re wishing her the best of luck with her new bundle of joy and can’t wait to meet him in person.

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  1. Cici Nicholson says

    Great team work Amber & Courtney! It’s nice to put faces with the voices I often speak to regarding my orders. Terrific work!

    Thanks again *

  2. mokadas says

    You don’t just say, you both truely have such lovely big grins on your faces which looks infectious.

    • says

      Amber and I had a fun little photo shoot at work yesterday. I’m not sure that we ever stopped laughing!

      -Courtney from BB

  3. says

    Waving Amber & Courtney, you were so great at the SWI last year :) Everyhing is safe in your capable hands, what exciting times!

  4. Angela says

    Congratulations Bramble people and well done Anne-Marie! Your Bramblet is a real cutie..xxxx

    • says

      Hey dM!
      That’s funny, I forget you have no idea what we look like – I’m so used to seeing you in your videos and in photos with Anne-Marie.
      Thanks so much for helping us out with the blog.

  5. Maureen says

    Ah! Congratulations Ann-Marie. I’m totally jealous because I’m a week late. :) I hope all goes well and mommy and baby are doing well soon.

  6. says

    Your names are familiar, and now we can put faces to the names! :) I’m sure Anne-Marie left her shop/blog to very capable hands.

    I’m with the other commenters who can’t wait to see the new baby!

    • says

      Hi Teresa,
      Your name is pretty familiar too. 😉
      I just got back form the hospital and I took some really cute pics. I’ll stay and make sure they get posted before I go tonight. I would hate to keep you in suspense.

  7. says

    I just had a feeling that baby things would happen very soon. I’m thinking about the Bramble Berry family and wishing you all the best. I have confidence in Amber and Courtney. They’ve been so good to me in the past. All the best!


  8. says

    Hi Ladies, pleasure to meet you!
    Congrats Anne-Marie and hubs! So excited for the both of you and the whole Brambleberry Family!!

  9. says

    Yeah!! I am wishing Anne-Marie and family the best and can’t wait for updates. And I know that we are in great hands with Amber and Courtney! They are both great gals to work with and are full of knowledge. Have fun you two!


  10. says

    Oh Anne-Marie!!!

    I adore you so much and am so happy for you! I’m bringing a special CD for the baby in June. That little muffin is so lucky to have one of the sweetest people on this earth. I hope for little pain, fast recovery and oodles of snuggles! I will never worry for the baby because it couldn’t be in better hands.

    I can’t wait to hear the name! :)

    Huge Snuggly Love,

    • says

      Hi Ann,

      Amber’s at the hospital right now taking pictures (I don’t think there will be a shortage). Anne-Marie also started a new twitter account for baby pictures…@bramblebump.

      Courtney from BB

  11. Donna says

    YAY! Congrats to Anne-Marie & Family! Hi Amber, Courtney….and Leah! I am sure you will take great care of us while Anne-Marie is away. Thanks all of you.

  12. Jana says

    Love, love love the new Soap Queen site! Great eye as always ladies!

    Congrats to Anne Marie, welcome to the newest Bramble Baby! :)