Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Country Soaps by Marlene Giveaway


Drum Roll Please...

I am very excited to announce my very first sponsored giveaway:
countrysoapsbymarlen

Marlene is the mastermind behind countrysoapsbymarlen and she is a wonderful woman who is very talented when it comes to her goat's milk products. Not only are her products beautiful, but they are functional, fairly priced, and made with great attention to detail.


^ Berries & Pears Goats Milk Soap

Marlene is the very busy mother of 11 children, (some of their adventures are shared on her blog, http://thegrahnhomestead.blogspot.com/). She stumbled upon goat's milk products when some of her children got into raising goats - which produced a lot of milk. This caused Marlene and her children to become very creative making cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and now beautiful soap and bath products. Marlene and her family create and test the products themselves which are made of 100% goat's milk.


^ Cucumber Mint Shampoo Bar

countrysoapsbymarlen is becoming quite a successful little shop. Bar soaps are the most popular item in stock and there are a multitude of fragrances. I got really excited when I found the soap of the month club. For either 6 or 12 months Marlene will send you a new bar of soap, this also includes one wooden soap dish.


^ Unscented Body Lotion

Marlene is an Etsy shop owner who is very committed to her craft and pleasing her customers. She finds inspiration in comments and suggestions that she receives. Etsy has been a challenge for her as it is for many, now a shop with over 300 sales, it took countrysoapsbymarle 8 months to make her first Etsy sale! Now she is a frequent vendor at Farmer's Markets and she may soon have her products featured in local WI stores!


^ Soap of the Month Club - for 6 Months!

Now that you've learned a little something about countrysoapsbymarle I'm guessing you really want to be her friend, oh! and you probably want to try some of her products. Well, here's your chance!

For your chance to win $15 to countrysoapsbymarle this is what you can do:
There are 6 chances to enter:

1) Go to countrysoapsbymarle and pick out your favorite item, heart it, then post the item here.
2) Give Marlene's shop a heart, post that you did so here.
3) Tweet about this giveaway and Marlene's lovely shop, post link to tweet here.
4) Blog about this giveaway, post link to blog post here.
5) Follow this blog, mention in post.
6) Purchase from Marlene's shop, receive awesome wedding favor free gift with purchase, and post link for transaction here.

This giveaway will begin at 8 am 6/7/2010 and will end on 6/13/2010 at 8 pm. The winner will chosen from a random number generator and will be announced in a post Sunday evening.

p.s. If you are entering I will be checking to make sure that you aren't cheating - so don't cheat.

58 comments:

  1. I choose this as I loved the colour
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46174360/white-cherry-blossom-goats-milk-soap and hearted her shop. 11 children wow that's amazing and she can make soap and run a shop a real multi tasker. Good luck and thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I heart this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48016668/old-fashion-lilac-goats-milk-soap

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  3. I hearted the whole shop! Great stuff.

    I also hearted
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48016668/old-fashion-lilac-goats-milk-soap

    So pretty

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  4. Just became a follower, and just hearted this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/39339930/yuzu-hand-and-body-lotion-4-oz
    Look forward to reading more!

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  5. I have hearted her shop. I am "saladforbreakfast" on Etsy :)

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  6. Wow, she's got LOTS of soaps! I hearted:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46579454/toasted-coconut-goats-milk-soap-4-oz

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  7. I already had my favorite hearted, any and everything pink sugar!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48536027/pink-sugar-goats-milk-soap

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  8. I have hearted Marlene's shop for quite awhile now!

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  9. https://twitter.com/kellyhoosier/status/15732451839

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  10. December Morning hearted, as well as the shop.

    Love your soaps! Almost time to order again.

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  11. http://www.etsy.com/listing/46174360/white-cherry-blossom-goats-milk-soap

    I hearted the white cherry blossom soap b/c I think I would LOVE it! I also hearted the whole shop! It looks incredible

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  12. http://www.etsy.com/listing/46174360/white-cherry-blossom-goats-milk-soap

    I hearted the white cherry blossom soap b/c I think I would LOVE it! I also hearted the whole shop! It looks incredible

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  13. I hearted the shop too.

    www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com

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  14. I liked this one.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46174360/white-cherry-blossom-goats-milk-soap.

    Love cherry blossoms

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  15. Country Soaps is already a favorite shop!

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  16. And I hearted this soap-
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46955626/cool-citrus-basil-goats-milk-soap

    I also like the lilac! And I like Marlene!

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  17. here's my tweet: Handmade soap $15 giveaway contest at this Blog: http://ht.ly/1VUIh soap that looks good enough to eat!

    I am misskitteh9 - please feel free to follow me!

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  18. AND, I followed your blog!

    Great feature by the way!

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  19. I hearted this item! It sounds like smells SO good!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48016668/old-fashion-lilac-goats-milk-soap

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  20. Oooh! lovely & yummy!

    Followed the blog!

    hearted the shop!

    hearted this...mmm!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/39773017/black-raspberry-vanilla-4oz-goats-milk

    (cozylittlecave on etsy)

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  21. Welllllll. I follow the blog already. <3

    I hearted this item because I love the smell of cucumber, especially in the summer. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45191195/cucumber-mint-goats-milk-soap?show_panel=true

    I hearted the shop. Yay.

    Here's mah tweet. http://twitter.com/kristinskaggs

    I'd blog about it but it'd be positive, and that's not how I do things.

    PS: 11 kids? You know how I feel about that.

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  22. I totally hearted her shop! Those soaps look beautiful!

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  23. Goodness, how can you choose?

    The blackberry apple sounds like its to die for!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/39643194/blackberry-apple-4oz-goats-milk-soap

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  24. This shop definitely earned my heart!

    nikikendra at hotmail.com

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  25. I like mint that's why i like and i hearted this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45191195/cucumber-mint-goats-milk-soap

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  26. I hearted this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45662568/peppermint-patty-goats-milk-shower-gel?ref=sr_list_1&ga_search_query=peppermint&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6076216&show_panel=true
    Peppermint shower gel, yum!

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  27. I am soooo hearting her shop. Wonderful write up :) Add me to the contest pretty please :)

    www.handonhip.wordpress.com

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  28. I also hearted

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46671681/pink-watermelon-goats-milk

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  29. Goodness. I hadn't realized I'd never hearted Marlene's shop. That has been remedied.

    I've purchased from her several times, and my favorite, as always, is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36291022 I've purchased this soap...um...three tiems so far? But I just hearted this listing of it for the purposes of this giveaway!

    And I'm following this blog now, too.

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  30. hearted shop :) fun stuff! courtneyhomemom@yahoo.com

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  31. Um yum? I adore anything patchouli, especially natural goatsmilk soap! http://www.etsy.com/listing/48546092/patchouli-goats-milk-soap

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  32. And I hearted her awesome shop too.

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  33. I hearted the shop on etsy as hybroanglid.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  34. I love (or at least think I would) the Day Break Goat's Milk Soap, and I hearted it as a favorite item.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46955661/day-break-goats-milk-soap

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  35. I hearted the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey because it's my all-time favorite soap scent: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49166661/oatmeal-milk-and-honey-goats-milk-soap?show_panel=true

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  36. This looks delightful!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45191195/cucumber-mint-goats-milk-soap

    Thanks for the chance to win :)
    cottoncupcake@gmail.com

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  37. I now follow your blog!
    cottoncupcake@gmail.com

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  38. I hearted the shop!
    cottoncupcake@gmail.com

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  39. I've already hearted the shop!

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  40. I hearted the Pink Sugar Goats Milk Soap-- I've been wanting to try it.

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  41. Mmmm....Cranberry Fig Goats Milk Soap. I hearted it, and my etsy name is TheArtMart.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46607947/cranberry-fig-goats-milk-soap

    Sounds so good! Must smell even better.

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  42. I hearted her shop! My etsy name is TheArtMart.

    Elizabeth W
    MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

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  43. Tweeted about the giveaway, and shop! Put in as many characters as the twitter would allow. Wanted to say more :-(
    My twitter name is IMIS19

    Elizabeth W
    MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

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  44. Strawberry cheesecake lip balm? Yes, please. http://www.etsy.com/listing/49131792/all-natural-strawberry-cheesecake-lip

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  45. Hearted shop also! Lovely looking items!

    -@scraparcs

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  46. Tweeted also!

    http://twitter.com/scraparcs/status/15966098852

    -@scraparcs

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  47. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  48. I hearted the shop. (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  49. I hearted the Lilac Goats Milk Shower Gel (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  50. I hearted this Green Apple Goats Milk Shampoo Bar (username SilkLotus): http://www.etsy.com/listing/49131772/green-apple-goats-milk-shampoo-bar

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

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  51. I follow this blog!

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

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  52. I also hearted the shop! (as SilkLotus)

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

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  53. http://graceysgoodies.blogspot.com/2010/06/soaps.html

    I blogged about it....

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  54. I hearted Bamboo Sugar - first I had to open an account. As I've window shopped, but never bought off etsy..

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