Friday, December 17, 2010

Anyone Can Give

I want to start this post by saying how truly blessed I am. I have a husband who loves me, is beyond kind to me, and respects me. I have two children (teens) who are productive and treat me with respect and love. I am not hungry, or cold, or wear tattered clothes. I consider myself fortunate. Sadly, many are hungry, cold or only have tattered clothes.

All year round everyone should be thinking of the less fortunate; however, during this time of year can be especially hard for those in need – in need of companionship, food, warmth, clothes, and of course money.

Obviously not all of us are in the position to give money, but that should not stop you from giving. There are so many ways to help someone in need – no one really has an excuse not to give something. It is important not to forget those who are homebound, those who are older, or those who may not have family or many friends.

I thought of some ways we can give. I am confident this list contains at least one act of kindness anyone can do.

Monetary donation to a trusted organization
Donate Services. Offer to baby-sit for a single parent so they can have some free time.
Cook a meal and enjoy it with someone homebound
Donate time. Volunteer at a hospital, nursing home, soup kitchen
Donate clothes, blankets, toys and/or toiletries to a local shelter
Give life. Donate Blood
A simple smile may not pay the bills, but can do WONDERS for someone.
Offer an ear and listen. Everyone needs to be heard and validated.

Let's keep this list going - so many more ways to give this time of year and all year round.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Stocking Stuffer Sale

Stocking Stuffer Sale **FREE SHIPPING** to continental United States. Shipping charges will be refunded via paypal. Good on all items. No promo code needed - shipping charges will be refunded on all items via paypal.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hint for Contest

I promised a hint to the contest 'Guess My Destination'. You can read about the contest here to win 5 bars of homemade soap. Ok, so here is the hint....

The destination place is located in the state of Missouri.

Post your guesses on my wall here.

Have a great day!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Win 5 Bars Homemade Soap

The Mr. and I went on vacation couple of weeks back. At the end of this post are pictures of the neat things we saw. Can you guess where we went? If so, you could win 5 bars of my homemade soap. Winner will be notified Jan 1st, 2011.


To be eligible all you need to do is "Like" my facebook page here. Leave your guesses (guess as many times as you would like) on my wall here. If you would like to gain more entries all you have to do is tweet this blog post, include @soapexperience in your RT so I can view.

I will be giving out hints from now until I pick a winner via blog, twitter, and facebook.

Huge christmas tree at night

Glass Blowing Demo Area

HUGE Christmas Tree

Candy Store
Yum! Tons of Taffy

blacksmith demo area

swinging bridge

Old fashiond flour mill

Candle store

one of many christmas trees

handmade soap demo area

handmade brooms demo area

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nothing like a couple years between posts!

Wow, it has been a LOooong time since I have written in my blog, shame on me! I am going to forgive myself and move on.

I am super excited I finally opened up my Etsy shop “My Best Apple” homemade soaps. You can view my shop here. Additionally I took the plunge and created my facebook page which you can view here, My Best Apple. Psst, if you want to “like” my new page and / or share it please do. For the wonderful, extraordinary peeps that have already liked my page a big FAT THANK YOU.

I started a contest on my facebook page in which you can win five bars of my homemade soap. I will shortly post another blog with the details. If you just cannot wait you can read the details in the ‘notes’ section here.