Friday, February 20, 2015

7QT Friday: blah, blah, blah, GIVEAWAY!

1. Happiness is letting your 3 year old burst into her older sisters' bedroom to wake them up with Rebecca Black's Friday blaring from your iPhone.



2.

Theresa of Ordinary Lovely and Micaela from California to Korea (and back again) are running a blog hop called See Me Homeschool. (You can read my interview for Micaela's How I Homeschool series here.)

You can get an in-depth look into the chaos that is St. Jude's School for Kids Who Want To Read Good and Do Other Things Good Too on Monday, February 23rd.


That's Monday, Monday, better check back on Monday...

Dang song stuck in my head.

There are lots of other (better) homeschooling bloggers participating so be sure to check out their homeschools too. Here is the blog hop schedule.

If YOU have a homeschool and want to participate, there's a link-up and an Instagram hashtag (#seemehomeschool).

3. This is a short video of actress Frances McDormand saying wise things about aging and womanhood. 



4.

I've been having far too much fun over at the Twice website. Technically, it's Like Twice. Twice is another one of those online secondhand stores, but with higher end clothing and...

wait for it...

Actual Measurements of the Actual Items for sale!

Do you realize what this means?

It means a much higher chance of getting something that actually fits!

Not only that, but the Twice people include the "fit" in the description.

Lemme 'splain.

The women in this house wear Julie fit pants from LOFT. Over at Twice, if the tag says "Julie," they let the web readers know that detail!



They also have good prices and a great return policy. They'll give me a little bonus if you sign up through my link and they'll give YOU a $10 credit!

5. RobinsOwn Soap Shoppe on Etsy.

You must go to there.

Robin makes soap by hand in her home using goat's milk and a cold process method that I do not understand.

I do understand that the soap is beautiful to see, smell, and touch.

Brown Sugar Soap
Edmund uses the Cedar Bay in the shower. Patrick uses a bar of Sexy Man he got for Christmas.

We currently have a lovely sweet wine heart-shaped soap in the powder room. Who knew that wine scented soap would smell so delicate and clean?


I got wee rashy Polly the Simply Goat's Milk shown above.

Pumpkin Bier, or as I think of it, Cinnamon Goodness
Robin is always adding new scents and shapes and I have yet to receive one I didn't care for.

I don't have a picture of them, but for Christmas I gave some people Robin's Madonna and Child shaped Cherry Almond soaps.

Sunshine Yuzu
In the past, we have also enjoyed the Frankincense and Myrrh, the Pumpkin Bier, and the Sunshine Yuzu flavors too. Sunshine Yuzu is my favorite everyday hand soap scent. Yuzu is a Japanese Lemon.


I'm saving this one for summer. It's called Icky Yucky Hands.  It's so pretty, it looks like it would taste good.

Robin is a single mom who runs her Soap Shoppe out of her own home.  She doesn't have a car, so she walks to the post office to deliver her handmade products every Friday.

I don't know Robin and she has no idea who I am, but I do know her soaps and recommend them to everyone I know.  I call her "my soap lady."

6. A GIVEAWAY!

I am going to give one of you LUCKY readers this gorgeous bar of Blackberry Sage Dragon soap AND the teal soap dish pictured here.


Just hop over to Robin's Shop then come back and tell me what you think looks good in my comment box. I will choose a winner from the commenters so please make sure your contact info is accessible.

The winner will be chosen sometime in the next week when I get around to it. Probably by Wednesday because I'm planning a WWRW post for that day.

Patrick just stuck his head over my shoulder and said, "What are you blogging about? Soap! I love her soap!"

7.

I did not do a What We're Reading Wednesday post this week, but the February link-up lasts all month.  Next month's link up will be on March 4th.

Linking up with Kelly for 7QT Friday! Friday! Gotta Get Down on Friday!

18 comments:

  1. I like the raspberry heart soap! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. OK, Patrick's comments made me click over. That Chocolate Minty one looks like a friggin' cupcake! How do you not eat that in the shower? It might be dangerous to get during a lent when I've given up chocolate. I can hear Sean now, "Honey… what happened to the soap?" So, maybe I should stick with the Simply Goat Milk.

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  3. I love the look of Sandalwood Rose!

    https://malloryelizabethbrisson.wordpress.com/

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  4. First, Frances McDormand is amazing and so dead on. Now I have to go show it to all of my friends!

    As for the soap, I love the LOOK of her soaps alone. I can only imagine how good they smell. I've got a son who would love the dragon one, a daughter who would go nuts over the mermaid, and I want the woman's face in profile in my half bath. As for scent, Cedar Bay sounds like it might be my fav, but then there's peppermint kiss which would likely make me smile every day. Oh and you can't forget to include Sexy Man on a list of favs. Shoot! I think I just developed a new addiction!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. OK, ignore the mermaid comment...it's an angel...I'm getting old. Aaand, we're back to Frances' comments. Sheesh!

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  5. Oh my gosh! I'm ADDICTED to Twice...I just have to get better at not looking on there when I don't have the money to spend, lol ;-)

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  6. I like the blackberry water lily soap.

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  7. Her soap is gorgeous! Isn't she the one someone did a GoFund me for a while back? So glad to know she's in business and putting out great product!

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    1. Yes, Beth, that was me. The same Robin :-) :-)

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  8. The oatmeal milk & honey soap looks awesome! I really need something that doesn't dry out my skin - winter's been doing a number on it!

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  9. The Sandalwood and Rose would be lovely! They all look beautiful!

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  10. I apologize if this comment is a repeat, I could not see it listed so I posted again. My youngest daughter commented on how some of the soaps look like fresh made fudge. My other daughter said "that looks good, you should make that for dessert tonight (pumpkin bier)." "Ummm. Abbey, it is soap." "Oh, never mind then, just buy it.". While I would choose them all based on beauty, the oatmeal milk and honey may just save my winter skin. Thanks for the introduction to Robin's Own. I'm in love.

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  11. My first post didn't appear to show up...but I. Case it does, feel free to delete one :) the sandalwood rose flower shaped bar is so pretty and the combined scents sound just lovely! Thank you for sharing such a neat little shop.

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  12. The flower basket soaps are beautiful. Red raspberries for sure.

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  13. The Marzipan Almond Large Bar sounds awesome!

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  14. Imagine my surprise today when I Googled my soap "Icky Yucky Hands" and came across your blog! Lol I am making a lot of that one today, including a version that has some incredible essential oils in it. I was sick for a quite a long time and am now happily making soap once again. This Army Veteran and single mom appreciates you for doing this SO much! Makes me smile. Come see me at my Etsy, where I do have quite a bit of soap still. I will be listing a LOT of new soap on the Army's Birthday, June 14th. My Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/people/RobinsSoap?ref=hdr_user_menu I also have a Facebook page, "Robin's Soap Shoppe". :-) Thank you and God Bless- Robin of Robin's Soap Shoppe.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

7QT Friday: blah, blah, blah, GIVEAWAY!

1. Happiness is letting your 3 year old burst into her older sisters' bedroom to wake them up with Rebecca Black's Friday blaring from your iPhone.



2.

Theresa of Ordinary Lovely and Micaela from California to Korea (and back again) are running a blog hop called See Me Homeschool. (You can read my interview for Micaela's How I Homeschool series here.)

You can get an in-depth look into the chaos that is St. Jude's School for Kids Who Want To Read Good and Do Other Things Good Too on Monday, February 23rd.


That's Monday, Monday, better check back on Monday...

Dang song stuck in my head.

There are lots of other (better) homeschooling bloggers participating so be sure to check out their homeschools too. Here is the blog hop schedule.

If YOU have a homeschool and want to participate, there's a link-up and an Instagram hashtag (#seemehomeschool).

3. This is a short video of actress Frances McDormand saying wise things about aging and womanhood. 



4.

I've been having far too much fun over at the Twice website. Technically, it's Like Twice. Twice is another one of those online secondhand stores, but with higher end clothing and...

wait for it...

Actual Measurements of the Actual Items for sale!

Do you realize what this means?

It means a much higher chance of getting something that actually fits!

Not only that, but the Twice people include the "fit" in the description.

Lemme 'splain.

The women in this house wear Julie fit pants from LOFT. Over at Twice, if the tag says "Julie," they let the web readers know that detail!



They also have good prices and a great return policy. They'll give me a little bonus if you sign up through my link and they'll give YOU a $10 credit!

5. RobinsOwn Soap Shoppe on Etsy.

You must go to there.

Robin makes soap by hand in her home using goat's milk and a cold process method that I do not understand.

I do understand that the soap is beautiful to see, smell, and touch.

Brown Sugar Soap
Edmund uses the Cedar Bay in the shower. Patrick uses a bar of Sexy Man he got for Christmas.

We currently have a lovely sweet wine heart-shaped soap in the powder room. Who knew that wine scented soap would smell so delicate and clean?


I got wee rashy Polly the Simply Goat's Milk shown above.

Pumpkin Bier, or as I think of it, Cinnamon Goodness
Robin is always adding new scents and shapes and I have yet to receive one I didn't care for.

I don't have a picture of them, but for Christmas I gave some people Robin's Madonna and Child shaped Cherry Almond soaps.

Sunshine Yuzu
In the past, we have also enjoyed the Frankincense and Myrrh, the Pumpkin Bier, and the Sunshine Yuzu flavors too. Sunshine Yuzu is my favorite everyday hand soap scent. Yuzu is a Japanese Lemon.


I'm saving this one for summer. It's called Icky Yucky Hands.  It's so pretty, it looks like it would taste good.

Robin is a single mom who runs her Soap Shoppe out of her own home.  She doesn't have a car, so she walks to the post office to deliver her handmade products every Friday.

I don't know Robin and she has no idea who I am, but I do know her soaps and recommend them to everyone I know.  I call her "my soap lady."

6. A GIVEAWAY!

I am going to give one of you LUCKY readers this gorgeous bar of Blackberry Sage Dragon soap AND the teal soap dish pictured here.


Just hop over to Robin's Shop then come back and tell me what you think looks good in my comment box. I will choose a winner from the commenters so please make sure your contact info is accessible.

The winner will be chosen sometime in the next week when I get around to it. Probably by Wednesday because I'm planning a WWRW post for that day.

Patrick just stuck his head over my shoulder and said, "What are you blogging about? Soap! I love her soap!"

7.

I did not do a What We're Reading Wednesday post this week, but the February link-up lasts all month.  Next month's link up will be on March 4th.

Linking up with Kelly for 7QT Friday! Friday! Gotta Get Down on Friday!

18 comments:

  1. I like the raspberry heart soap! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  2. OK, Patrick's comments made me click over. That Chocolate Minty one looks like a friggin' cupcake! How do you not eat that in the shower? It might be dangerous to get during a lent when I've given up chocolate. I can hear Sean now, "Honey… what happened to the soap?" So, maybe I should stick with the Simply Goat Milk.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the look of Sandalwood Rose!

    https://malloryelizabethbrisson.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. First, Frances McDormand is amazing and so dead on. Now I have to go show it to all of my friends!

    As for the soap, I love the LOOK of her soaps alone. I can only imagine how good they smell. I've got a son who would love the dragon one, a daughter who would go nuts over the mermaid, and I want the woman's face in profile in my half bath. As for scent, Cedar Bay sounds like it might be my fav, but then there's peppermint kiss which would likely make me smile every day. Oh and you can't forget to include Sexy Man on a list of favs. Shoot! I think I just developed a new addiction!

    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OK, ignore the mermaid comment...it's an angel...I'm getting old. Aaand, we're back to Frances' comments. Sheesh!

      Delete
  5. Oh my gosh! I'm ADDICTED to Twice...I just have to get better at not looking on there when I don't have the money to spend, lol ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like the blackberry water lily soap.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Her soap is gorgeous! Isn't she the one someone did a GoFund me for a while back? So glad to know she's in business and putting out great product!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Beth, that was me. The same Robin :-) :-)

      Delete
  8. The oatmeal milk & honey soap looks awesome! I really need something that doesn't dry out my skin - winter's been doing a number on it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The Sandalwood and Rose would be lovely! They all look beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I apologize if this comment is a repeat, I could not see it listed so I posted again. My youngest daughter commented on how some of the soaps look like fresh made fudge. My other daughter said "that looks good, you should make that for dessert tonight (pumpkin bier)." "Ummm. Abbey, it is soap." "Oh, never mind then, just buy it.". While I would choose them all based on beauty, the oatmeal milk and honey may just save my winter skin. Thanks for the introduction to Robin's Own. I'm in love.

    ReplyDelete
  11. My first post didn't appear to show up...but I. Case it does, feel free to delete one :) the sandalwood rose flower shaped bar is so pretty and the combined scents sound just lovely! Thank you for sharing such a neat little shop.

    ReplyDelete
  12. The flower basket soaps are beautiful. Red raspberries for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The Marzipan Almond Large Bar sounds awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Imagine my surprise today when I Googled my soap "Icky Yucky Hands" and came across your blog! Lol I am making a lot of that one today, including a version that has some incredible essential oils in it. I was sick for a quite a long time and am now happily making soap once again. This Army Veteran and single mom appreciates you for doing this SO much! Makes me smile. Come see me at my Etsy, where I do have quite a bit of soap still. I will be listing a LOT of new soap on the Army's Birthday, June 14th. My Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/people/RobinsSoap?ref=hdr_user_menu I also have a Facebook page, "Robin's Soap Shoppe". :-) Thank you and God Bless- Robin of Robin's Soap Shoppe.

    ReplyDelete