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Support Local/Homemade.....and a *GIVEAWAY!*

So you might remember how I subtly left Josh the MapQuest directions to the llama farm where I wanted some handmade soap for Mother's Day. I know he could have gotten just any fancy soap gift baskets from a national store for the same amount of money..... but buying homemade and supporting work-at-home moms/local businesses is very important to me. (plus no store can even come close to feeding my addiction like a nice big chunk of home-made goat's milk soap)

It's pretty obvious as I have my own two online businesses that helps our home with a little extra income. I feel blessed and so thankful when I receive orders knowing that these people decided to spend some of their hard earned money on one of my creations. I know that my little $12 tees will never make me "rich" in the sense of what this world considers "rich".......but I *am* rich in reward that I am helping spread the word on what is important to me.......God and family.
(btw......a little shameless plug.......use BLOGGING at checkout for 20% at Little Earth Angels all summer! *not valid on gift certificates or Mothering subscriptions)

Knowing that you are helping a mom stay home with her children is one reason it feels good to buy from a WAHM (work-at-home-mom). Buying your fruits and veggies from farmer's markets is what keeps food on the local farmer's family table. Not to mention, I don't know about you.....but one less episode of crazy drivers or cranky people in the check out line is reason enough for me to buy handmade items.

You also are buying products where attention to detail is important. Most are one of a kind items where as skill and craftsmanship is absent with mass production.

Another thing to think about, my fellow tree huggers........most handmade items are made from natural (or as close to natural as you can get) as opposed to mass marketed items.....which also contributes to many environmental effects such as global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil.

So I wanted to brighten a friend's day and decided to grab her a couple of bars of soap for a little pick-me-up. I like to spread the love around.....so I went browsing at one of my favorite Etsy soap mama's shop.... Bath Artisan Soaps. I found myself drooling over all of her choices and completely unable to make up my mind. I am tempted to grab a couple bars of Blue Rush Spa Salt Bar for my next spa night. But the Jojoba Shea is screaming my name too!

You also will find yourself truly entertained by the creative names of her creations....I think my favorite this virtual shopping splurge are Sand in Your Speedo I laughed out loud when I saw her Ugly Betty Hand Made Cosmetically Challenged and The Bailout Bar and the witty descriptions. And loved the prices even more! I will promise you that you will not be disappointed with the quality of these oversized luxury pieces of Heaven!

And not only is Leann, the mama behind the lather, talented.....she is also generous. She is offering one of my friends (that would be you!) a couple of bars for FREE. Yep....that's right....you will get TWO full size bars of her best sellers sent right to your home so you can have your own little luxury experience on us.

(*disclaimer.....I cannot be responsible for any addictions that arise from these said experiences)

All you need to do.....is pop on over to Bath Artisan's Soap's Etsy shop and let us know what your favorite scent(s) would be.....come on back and leave a comment and you are *in* this giveaway. If you feel like spreading the word with Twitter, a blog post, Facebook.....give yourself another entry. Become a subscriber to my blog.....grab another one. Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry. It's easy! I'll pick a winner over the weekend.....but if you don't want to rely on Random.Org generator to determine your luxury fate and want to grab a bar while you wait......Leann is having a FREE Shipping offer until May 25 for my blogging buddies. Just note Early Bird Special at checkout in the "notes to seller" section and all shipping charges will be refunded.

OK, I think my final choice is her Patchouli Honey Bar made with cocoa butter and clay.....because nothing tickles my hippy heart than a fresh whiff of Patchouli!

So reminding others about the importance of supporting WAHMs, local family businesses and handmade Works For Me This Wednesday......(and *FREE* works for me too!)......join in on the fun over at We Are That Family's blog for more great links and tips!

Peace, love and stay barefoot~

*~Michelle~*

31 comments:

Jen at Cage Free Monkeys said...

My choiceis the Serenity bar! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Kathleen said...

Not that I don't like all your posts but for some reason I really like this one about buying local and homemade. Love you lots!

I think I would choose the Japanese Cherry Blossom.

amanda said...

my pick is comfort food:oatmeal milk and honey. i love that scent. lemon blackberry sounds good too. this is a fun giveaway. i love homemade soaps. i haven't used some in a long time. thanks for the message in fb. this is the first day i'll be 'out and about' and need the prayers to just keep it together. :0) thanks friend.

Jen said...

I think Trifecta sounds perfect.

Bath Artisan Soaps said...

Michelle - I throughly enjoy your blog posts! Its like sitting and chatting with a good friend that knows the value of the same ideals I hold close to my heart - family, home, being a true citizen of our planet! Kudos to you girl!

I am glad you've given me the opportunity to participte in reaching out and touching others to prove the value of handmade and small business - thank you!

Looking forward to all comments!

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

I'm visiting from Without Wax for the first time! This sounds like a really cool giveaway!
I like the sound of the Eucalytus Mint!!!
I hope to be back to visit more often!

Pamela in TX

Cajunrose said...

Oohhhh I think my favorite would be White Lavender Hand Crafted Artisan Soap with Cocoa Butter. I love lavender. Thanks for giving me a new soap connection!

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

I posted on my twitter...@bluegoose88.

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

And, I posted on FB.

Pamela McCurdy

Thanks again for this awesome opportunity!

Tonya said...

Hey there!

I'm coming over to say THANKS for the sweet comment you left at my blog. It's such a JOY to meet you! (You said you found me through Martha.. isn't she AWESOME??) ☺

I LOVE your blog and look forward to getting to know you better!

Have a GREAT week!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

AHHH! I LOVE supporting Homemade/Handmade-so I LOVE this giveaway! But there are so many yummy choices-maybe the jojoba shea or the lemon blackberry....something about lemon just screams clean, no?

Mandy said...

Thanks for stopping by me! Great post! I would have to say I think this - Sesame Macadamia Hand Crafted Artisan Soap with Cocoa and Macadamia Butters - would be my favorite!

Songbirdtiff said...

Excellent reminder!

Susan said...

Japanese Cherry Blossom ... ahhhh, I can just smell it now. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for a neat giveaway!

Katie Little said...

I pick Lavender Jaeger Martini. It was hard to pick! lol

Lisa said...

I love the idea of supporting wahms and small businesses too.
It was hard to pick a favorite soap. They are all beautiful, and sound great, but I'd like to try the Lemon Blackberry scent.

Karen said...

Okay, I really wish I had a scratch-n-smell computer screen because I have GOT to know what Sand in your Speedo smells like!

I think I'm going to order me up some Lemon Blackberry. I bet that's amazing!

Karen said...

And I'm already a subscriber of your blog...I think that's supposed to count or something... :-)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, how can I choose just one of those that I think is amazing... they ALL look amazing! Karma is my current wish though! Yum!
- Claire "Hot Pants" Sparklin

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say, this is a great post about the importance of supporting WAHMs!

And what a wonderful WAHM to support!

christy rose said...

This is a great post about supporting WAHM"S. I like it! Buy homemade! Buy handmade!

I guess my pick would be Japanese cherry blossom.

Bev said...

Japanese Cherry Blossom Sounds so Delicious!

Bev said...

I twittered!
http://twitter.com/basketballmomma/status/1866355973

Queen Mommy said...

OMGoodness! So many choices.... (and I just love homemade soap). The Karma one definitely sounds yummy, as does the Serenity bar, and Tahini Coconut sounds like a fabulous beach vacation.

Kelly said...

Those descriptions were fun to read! :-)
I think I'd want to try the oatmeal milk and honey or jojoba shea bar... they both sound nice and moisturizing.

Sarah said...

Her soap is beautiful! Persian Apple would be my choice..or maybe Serenity....Soft and calm, mild and relaxing. This bar has gentle notes of French Lavender, Fir Pine, Egyptian Jasmine and sweetened with vanilla then to balance soft notes of delicate musk.

That description makes me melt.

Summer said...
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Summer said...

Made a mistake, sorry. I would choose Japanese Cherry Blossom and patchouli all the way! It's got me droooolin'! You rock sista!

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cmwheeler said...

ooh... for myself I'll pick the White Lavender bar, but I find myself very intrigued by the Pyle Driver for DH!
(I love Etsy!)

cmwheeler said...

You're pretty cute, Michelle. Thanks for the email. This is my subscriber entry....

 

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