Musings as I get ready to open

I decided to sit down and reflect a little on the last 6 weeks or so. They have been a whirlwind of activity and stress, but soon they will all be worth it. Today begins Grand Opening week at the shop. In just three short days, I will be unlocking the shop doors for the first time, the Open Banner will be hung on the hooks under the window and I will be greeting my first customers.

I have always been a firm believer in going for what you want out of life. I have been accused of not thinking things through fully or of being to “romantic” in my actions and thoughts, but sometimes you can’t stop to think or you’ll miss out on an opportunity. That is exactly how I feel about my shop. I have been talking about getting a kiosk or some other small mall location since I started Nanuk’s Igloo in 2006, but there was never a true chance to go for it. There have been some major changes in my life this year (not all of which have been good) and just when things were at their bleakest, I stumbled across the posting on Craig’s List for the shop space. I didn’t hesitate, I placed the call, went to see the space, and signed the lease within a ten day period and now, a mere 40 days later, I am getting ready to open the doors. The time has just flown by.

I cannot wait to begin this next stage in my business life and hope that you will all share in it with me.


Nanuk’s Igloo Grand Opening – July 23!

The official date is set!

Nanuk’s Igloo will be opening the door for the first time on Wednesday, July 23.

Grand Opening!

Grand Opening!

All customers who come in that day will receive 25% off their entire purchase as a thank you for helping support my shop.  I hope that if you’re in the area, you will think about taking a little time to swing by and see what Nanuk’s Igloo offers.

If you can’t be there in person, you can still shop online and receive a 10% discount with coupon code SUMMER through August 1.

Remember, Nanuk’s Igloo is located at

321 Mill St
Belvidere, NJ

The doors will open at 10am on July 23.

Moving Right Along

It’s been a little while since I gave any updates on the shop, so here I am.

I’m waiting to hear back from the town for my town business license and then after that I will be setting a firm opening date.  Hopefully by July 15 I will be open for business.  Things have taken a little longer than expected, but are coming along now.

Holiday Savings at Nanuk’s Igloo Custom Jewelry

As a thank you and as a way to celebrate the grand opening of the new Nanuk’s Igloo Custom Jewelry website, I’m offering a special 10% discount for the holidays.  Just enter the coupon code HOLIDAY at checkout to receive your discount. 

Thanks to everyone who has helped make this past year such a success!