I have learned so much from all of you. I have so enjoyed reading everyone's ideas, struggles, suggestions, what worked for them, etc. Often my own struggles are similar and I can completely relate. While I cannot promise to stop in super often, I will definitely try to stop in occasionally on Tuesdays to read a few great posts.
While this chapter of my life is closing, I have a very exciting one opening here in just a couple of weeks. I attended orientation for school on December 6th where I was able to meet some amazing people. I cannot wait to work with them as we all work towards our masters in library and information science.
I wish each and every one of you the very best in 2014.
So while purusing Pinterest, I came upon the orange scented vinegar pin. Now I have been making lavender vinegar for past couple of summers (cause sometimes I want something that smells better than just plain old vinegar!) and absolutely love that. I usually run out of this wonderful lavender vinegar sometime in November or December so this orange vinegar looked like a great winter option. Here is the pin I originally found for this: Pinterest and search orange vinegar you will now find a LOT of different pictures for this pin. So this past winter, I gave this a try in the hopes that it would be a great scented vinegar.
So this week's question is: Who would you choose to be shipwrecked on a desert island with?
For me, this is quite easy to answer-- my hubby! He is my best friend, has seen me at my very worst (and still is with me), plus he could help build us shelter and protect me! Add in that I would have someone to snuggle with and what else do you need in life? We could laugh, cry, be crazy together and we would still love each other in the end.
But I need your help with several things- please! It doesn't matter if you have never had a give away on your blog but if you have then I have even more questions for you.
First, I have to fund the entire giveaway on my own. While I would love to give away say an Ipad, well I cannot afford to buy one at the moment. I have a few ideas for the giveaway and I am wondering if everyone could tell me what they think (which ideas do you like and why and which ideas do you not like as well and why). Here they are:
1. A pamper yourself giveaway: handmade soaps, bubble bath or bath bombs, maybe a bath pillow, thick lotions, etc.
2. A Reading and relaxing giveaway: A gift card to a book store, some chocolates, nice bookmarks, etc.
3. A gardening basket: some gardening hand tools, some seeds for flowers, maybe a gardening book, gloves, hand soap and lotion for gardening.
4. Movie Night: a gift card for a movie rental or maybe an actual movie, popcorn, some theater box candy, etc
5. Something else-- what other suggestions do you have? What great giveaways have you entered for or given away?
If you have had a giveaway on your blog before, where are the best places to advertise it? From where did you get the most traffic? What program did you use for the giveaway- please simple to use is high priority here! Any other piece of advice that you wished someone else had shared with you about giveaways?
I hope that we can all learn from this so please share your advice!
Thank you for visiting me here on the hill and come back soon.
It's that time again... Time to link up your healthy posts and visit the posts other bloggers have linked-up! I for one look forward to seeing what you all link-up this week.
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I first made these cute soaps when I was a Girl Scout Leader with my junior troop. They had a lot of fun making them and I think they are cute reminders of summer! So in keeping with my summery theme this week here is how to make popsicle soap.