Thanks Anna for a great interview!Drum Roll Please...
I am very excited to announce my very first sponsored giveaway:
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.