beauty


Hmm…….

Why is it that when we finally start to get confortable in our own skin, our skin is no longer comfortable with us?

Did you know…

Today is National Puzzle Day?

Have a “Thought Provoking” Day!

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This past weekend I had a party for friends to come and bring items they wanted to trade (no not children) for a swapping party.  It was a smaller turnout but I had a great time and got some great goodies.  Even though we were different sizes we all had different size clothing to trade.  Some people have lost or gained weight and need to get rid of things.  We also traded home decor, lotions/soaps (new), books/magazines, games/toys, etc!

I can’t tell you how much fun it was and plus I got about 15-30 items for FREE!  I love that!

So gather your friends over and start swapping!  Plus you have people to tell give you opinions on how things look.

Have a “Reuse” Day!

Not too long ago I purchased some wonderful products that I found on another blog.  They were from Hick Chicks Soap Barn.  I got a wonderful lotion bar that smells divine!!  I get comments all the time.  And then a wonderful lip balm.  I love it!

Here is some info about their wonderful products:

Products from scratch- no pre-made bases, no fillers. Handmade, old fashioned goat milk soaps made right in my kitchen. Natural body products without harsh chemicals and synthetic preservatives,lovingly made in very small batches. REAL soap with 100% raw high-fat goat milk, no water. I don’t use artificial colors or dyes- the variances in color come from the milk itself and the essential oils or skin-safe fragrance oils.

I use a special cold process technique that enables me to keep the soap uncooked- raw, so that the milk retains those wonderful vitamins and enzymes that our skin loves and soaks in.

Since all of my soaps are hand made, they vary slightly in size, color, and shape, and each batch turns out unique. ~*~ The longer you let your soap cure, the harder it becomes and the longer it lasts. It only gets better with age!

So to this weeks basket of blessings goes in a soap and matching scented lotion bar.  Hello, you will so enjoy this!!!

You have to go and check them out here and do some shopping:

Store:

Homespun Raw Goat Milk Soaps ‘N More!
blog:
Their Nubian Goats~
 
“oil and perfume make the heart glad…” Proverbs 27:9
Here’s how to win:

1) Answer the question below in my comments. One entry is all I need. You DO NOT need to comment everyday to be eligible…just once.

2) POST about my contest on your blog (but not your answer to my question-I am looking for links to my contest for others to particpate too). I will need the direct link on my blog showing the post on your site.

3) That’s it!!!! Just wait to see if you are a winner of a week’s bounty of prizes. Isn’t the EASY????

Question for Week 4 – What ThanksGIVING traditions do you have? Does your family do something special that gives to others for this Holiday?

Have a “Perfumed” Day!

I found this ETSY shop while looking for some other products (but I can’t remember what now).  It’s so exciting to find new things isn’t it?

I ordered some of her bath salts and they smell wonderful.  She makes other things as well including frog soaps like this:

Honeysuckle Oatmeal Bar. Hypo-allergenic.  Isn’t that cute?

You can visit her shop at ETSY here :  www.boyfrog.etsy.com

She also has a website too www.boyfrog.com

Into the bucket we will put in a product for Boyfrog.  Some lovely bath salts. 

Orange Blossom Bath Salt.

Quality Premium Mineral Rich Bath Salt Crystals. The Bath Salts are 100% natural. Relax in a tub full of salts, or soak sore and tired feet at the end of a long day.

Wanna Win?

1) Answer the question below in my comments.  One entry is all I need.  You DO NOT need to comment everyday to be eligible…just once. 

2) POST about my contest on your blog (but not your answer to my question-I am looking for links to my contest for others to particpate too).  I will need the direct link on my blog showing the post on your site. 

3) That’s it!!!!  Just wait to see if you are a winner of a week’s bounty of prizes.  Isn’t the EASY????

 

Question for Week 3 – Since this is my Birthday week tell me something that you have done on someone else’s birthday that was really special.  Did you make a cake when you usually buy one?  Or what about making a scrapbook for 6 months?

Have a “Hoppin” Day!

Today we are adding to the week prize bucket an item from The Golden Goat.  Pam at the Golden Goat will choose a wonderful prize from her shop, her best selling Shampoo Bar.  You can visit here to buy your own or for presents too:

http://www.thegoldengoatllc.com/home.html 

Shampoo in a bar. This is my all time best seller. It is a curious little thing, but works great on your hair. Customers report that it relieves dandruff, itchy scalp, adds body, shine, and they have no need for a conditioner. Try some for yourself, and you can be the judge.

The added castor oil in the soap sets this bar apart from the other goat milk soaps. Extra moisturizing, and a bit of a softer bar. Be sure to keep all of your natural soaps dry between uses. Put them up on a wire rack or a CEDAR SOAP DISH, which we have available for purchase. As long as the soap gets air all the way around, and doesn’t sit in a puddle of water, it will last longer.

This also doubles as a great pet shampoo. Wash Fido or Fifi regularly to reduce flaking and dander. Leaves the sweet pet with a beautfully shiny, soft coat.

select from Lavender or Pink Grapefruit or Unscented

Here’s more info about the Golden Goat-

we do not use SOYBEAN OIL, or other cheap filler oils, in our soap

Many handmade soaps have soybean as an inexpensive filler oil in their soap recipe, but we refuse to cheapen our product.  We use primarily OLIVE OIL in our soap to create the best soap.  We will never resort to cheap fillers in order to make more money.  We combine the olive oil with coconut and palm oils to firm up the bar and create a nice lather.  We also add castor oil to our shampoo bar to create a super conditioning bar.  A nice portion of shea butter is added to provide moisturizing properties.  No CHEAP FILLERS, only quality ingredients for a superior product.

Our products contain none of the following to harm your skin:

mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, sulfates, glycol, mercury, lead, ethoxylates, formaldehydes, hormones, antibiotics!

So hop on over to their website and order some wonderful homemade gifts.  I am sure anyone getting some of these items in their stocking stuffer would be thrilled!

If you want to win an item from the Golden Goat here’s how:

1) Answer the question below in my comments.  One entry is all I need.  You DO NOT need to comment everyday to be eligible…just once. 

2) POST about my contest on your blog (but not your answer to my question-I am looking for links to my contest for others to particpate too).  I will need the direct link on my blog showing the post on your site. 

3) That’s it!!!!  Just wait to see if you are a winner of a week’s bounty of prizes.  Isn’t the EASY????

 

Question for Week 3 – Since this is my Birthday week tell me something that you have done on someone else’s birthday that was really special.  Did you make a cake when you usually buy one?  Or what about making a scrapbook for 6 months

Have a “Natural” Day!

The contest continues on. 

Today’s feature will be on: Gifts of Creation

www.giftsofcreation.etsy.com

 

 
Gifts of Creation Profile:
I am an artist and I love color. Speech therapy with children is my career and day job. I enjoy making notecards and stationary using my artwork and photography. I have been creating art since childhood but I seriously began studying and drawing at around age 28. My art was born of a passion to put on paper the glorious images that constantly danced in my mind. The frustration of not being able to do this at first resulted in trash cans bulging with discarded paintings and drawings. I am ever learning, evolving and growing as an artist. In the beginning, my desire to create and frustration of not being able to translate it onto paper caused me to pray intensely and ask God to grant me the ability to do it and to do it well. I believe He has answered that prayer and so I give Him all the glory…all artistic talent is truly a beautiful and heavenly gift. I paint in watercolor and acrylic. I have done children’s portraits in pencil and pastel. I have been commissioned to paint or draw people, dogs, homes, churches, stores, horses and even vehicles!!! I love to paint flowers, fruit, palm trees and the beach.
I am 44, married to a wonderful man, have 2 teenaged stepsons and 3 adorable little poodle-mix dogs.
I have had my items in booths at craft shows, art markets and I currently have some paintings in a store called “Sea Breeze” on Centre St. in Fernandina Beach, FL. Come visit if you’re in town!!

GIFTS OF CREATION IS OFFERING UP THESE BEAUTIFUL CARDS FOR THIS WEEKS PRIZE BUCKET!

(Picture not coming through-please visit her site-they are BEAUTIFUL)
Description:
original photographs printed onto premium white glossy cardstock with canon chromalife100 inks and made into 12 notecards with 12 white envelopes. 4 of each of the 3 scripture

Here’s how to win these along with all this weeks prizes:

Here’s how:

1) Answer the question below in my comments.  One entry is all I need.  You DO NOT need to comment everyday to be eligible…just once. 

2) POST about my contest on your blog.  I will need the direct link on my blog showing the post on your site. 

3) That’s it!!!!  Just wait to see if you are a winner of a week’s bounty of prizes.  Isn’t the EASY????

Question for Week 2 – Tell me about a random act of kindness in the last year that you have done or someone has done for you?  Please share about it in the comments and don’t forget to link the contest on your blog

Have a “Beautifully Created” Day!

(Sorry this is a little late.  Don’t forget I will be drawing for the whole week of prizes tomorrow night so get your comment in and link my blog for your chance to win!!!)

Did someone mention that they could use something wonderful?

How about some Whipped Body Butter?

ETSY Shop Sweet Gracie For Me has these beautiful Body Butters.

NEW Pick your own HERBAL scented Whipped Body Butter

Doesn’t that look like ice cream?  What a treat!!!

Here’s there info from their ETSY shop:

Bio
Hello! from Jen and Kaytie

***We are a mother daughter team striving to give you only the best bath and body products, give us a try, leave some feedback, let us know how we are doing***!

If you don’t see a certain fragrance in our listings please let us know and we can try to find the fragrance you are looking for!

We have a bit of a thing for quality bath and body products, so we decided to try our hand at it. We wouldn’t sell you anything we have not used ourselves or are not completely in love with and we have a complete list of ingredients in our profile.

This shop has a namesake, we have a kitty who has seen some very harsh times, he is our Gracie, he is a true inspiration! If you want to know more about him just let us know. He loves the attention!

Any suggestions for a charity just send us a convo for consideration!

Proud Members of Etsy for Animals!

Be sure to stop by and let them know Real World Martha sent you.  I can’t think of a better Christmas present.  Or what about a present to yourself for relazing during the holidays?

Go here to shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5437731

Here’s what to do to enter to win this along with all this weeks prizes:

You will need to answer the question in the comments and post/link my contest on your blogPlease leave me your link that directly shows the post/link for my contest on your blog.  And remember there is only one entry per day.

Question for Week 1 – Tell me something that you do/done, individually or as a family, that really shows it is better to give than to receive.  Do you give food to the food bank every month?  Have you adopted a “grandma or grandpa”?  Tell me about it.

Have a “Relaxing” Day!

WINNER WILL BE PICKED TOMORROW NIGHT SO GET YOUR COMMENTS AND LINKS DONE ASAP!!!

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