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MiBelle Custom Leatherworx Giveaway

I am pleased to announce that we have another leather wallet GIVEAWAY to do!!


We have been through the giveaway routine before and this time the giveaway is being hosted by MiBelle Custom Leatherworx based in Dartmouth Nova Scotia.


As I said in my previous post, the owner of MiBelle, Wayne Higgins drove from Nova Scotia out here to BC and stopped to visit with me at which time we discussed the leather work he does.

I was very impressed with the quality of the leathers he chooses to work with and I was also very impressed his stitching skills. Wayne is a guy who pays attention to the details!!


I have already sent the kangaroo leather vertical card holder back out east to Maryland, but now I want to find a forever home for the Horween Leather Passport Wallet that Wayne so kindly left me.

To enter my giveaway all you need to do is make a comment on this blog post with a number of your choice from between one (1) and one hundred (100).

On Friday, August 14th 2015 shortly after 6pm PST I will use an iPad app that generates random numbers to draw the winning number. The person with the number closest to the number generated (higher or lower) will be the winner of the MiBelle Custom Leatherworx Horween Leather Passport Wallet.

It is up to you to scan or read the comments before you choose a number to make sure you have not chosen a number that somebody has already chosen ahead of you. If two or more people enter with the same number and that number is the winning number, then the person who entered first will be declared the winner.

I will limit this contest-giveaway to one entry per email address.

This contest will close on Friday August 14th 2015 at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time.

After a winner has been decided I will contact the winner through the email address that they have provided me when they commented on this post.

The winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question.

The winner will be required to pay for the cost of shipping the prize from the post office near my home to their home.

Disclosure – Wayne did not pay me or provide any incentive for me to write this post and as always, I maintain full editorial control of everything that is posted here on this blog.

Marlondo Leather Bi-Fold Wallet Giveaway

I am pleased to announce that we have another GIVEAWAY to do!!

We have been through the giveaway routine before, however, this time there are a couple of things to be aware of. First, this giveaway is a little different because it is a giveaway of TWO Marlondo Leather bi-fold wallets.

To be clear, that means there will be two winners in this giveaway.

Marlondo Leather Bi-Fold Wallets
Marlondo Leather Bi-Fold Wallets

 

To enter my giveaway all you need to do is make a comment on this blog post saying which of the two bi-fold wallets you prefer (vertical or horizontal) AND a number of your choice from between one (1) and one hundred (100). 

If you want to know more about these Marlondo Leather bi-fold wallets I encourage you to visit my YouTube channel to see my review of these wallets.

On Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 shortly after 6pm PST I will use an iPad app that generates random numbers to draw TWO numbers. The person with the number closest to the first number generated (higher or lower) will be provided the choice of which of the two wallets they want.

The second number the iPad generates will be given the other of the two Marlondo Leather bi-fold wallets.

It is up to you to scan or read the comments before you choose a number to make sure you have not chosen a number that somebody has already chosen ahead of you. If two or more people enter with the same number and that number is the winning number, then the person who entered first will be declared the winner.

I will limit this contest-giveaway to one entry per email address.

This contest will close on Wednesday July 22nd 2015 at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time.

After a winner has been decided I will contact the winner through the email address that they have provided me.

The winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question.

Good luck!

Handsome Rob Shave Company Lemon Zest Giveaway

My newest shave-cave addition is a Lemon Zest shave cream that came to me from the Handsome Rob Shave Company.

Handsome Rob Lemon Zest
Handsome Rob Lemon Zest

This is my first time using a shave cream; I usually use a puck of shave soap, badger, or boar hair brush and bowl routine for shaving and looked forward to trying out this new (new to me) shave product.

The new shave cream instructions say to take a dab about the size of a nickel and apply it to the face with fingers or a brush.

I used the brush option and promptly dropped the nickel sized dab of soap on the floor. The second dab was applied directly to my face with my fingers.

Once I had it smooshed around a little with my fingers I went at it with the shave brush. Using a circular motion I whipped the shave cream into a beautiful and light lather.

And I have to say, I have a winner here. Totally different than the ultra thick and slick Stirling Soap Company (which I love), this stuff is fluffy and light with a great stick-to-the-face ability. The rich lemon scent made me feel like I was lathering with lemon meringue pie! It truly smells delicious.

And the shave I got from it! Incredible. My cheeks were as smooth as the proverbial baby’s bottom. I do admit that I used a new Super-Max platinum razor today as well so that may also have contributed to my superb shave. However, for now I am crediting the Handsome Rob Lemon Zest Shave Cream.

So, in the spirit of the season of giving, I asked the good folks at Handsome Rob if they would like to help me with a giveaway and they agreed! They have provided me with a container of the Lemon Zest shave cream and an after shave soother to giveaway!

And here are the details of how you can enter the giveaway;

  • Write a comment with a number between 1 (one) and 100 (one hundred) on this blog post. (Yes, you can enter with numbers one or 100).
  • One entry per email address.
  • On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 sometime shortly after 6pm PST I will use an iPad app to generate a random number to decide the winner of this giveaway.
  • When posting your comment with your chosen number, be sure to include your name and a valid email address (will not be published or shared or sold or used to send you spam). The email address will be the way that I communicate to the winners of this giveaway.
  • The winners of the Handsome Rob Shave Company shaving cream and after shave soother will be required to pay the cost of shipping the prize package from me to you.

 

Goddess Blends Soap; Another Giveaway!!

After our twins were born and we finally had them at home we started to become much more aware of the cleaning products that we were using around our house. One of the products that we became acutely aware of was the soap that we use when bathing ourselves and our baby girls. So instead of buying commercially made soap, we looked for a source for hand-made soap.

And that is the why soapmaker Betty Jane Ware, owner of Goddess Blends Soaps of Kingston, Ontario came onto our radar.

Before buying any soap from Goddess Blends I decided to ask Ware some questions about her soap. She happily agreed to answer any questions as well as send me a free sampler of her soaps. Within a couple of days of her dropping them in the post we had an envelope in our mailbox with four 113 gram bars of soap: lavender soap, mojito soap, cucumber aloe soap and raspberry mint. Each bar had such incredibly delicious scents that I was almost tempted to bite into the soap. I resisted.

First thing I wanted to know was what got her into the soap making business in the first place. She told me that her journey into soapmaking began from a rather different perspective than most; she is a practicing witch.Yes, a witch. And one of the things a witch does to prepare for ritual is a bath or cleansing for the particular ritual. She notes “I wanted to use something specifically for me that brought in the elements of whatever I was working on, this led me to soap making.”

Okay, now that is definitely unique! So what made you want to start a business of selling soap? She says that selling happened more by accident than design. While making soap for herself one time she made more soap than she could personally use. The first recipient loved her handmade soap and there it was, her business was started. It has continued to grow from that point.

The best thing she’s learned as a soapmaker is that there is always more to learn and finds within the Handcrafted Soap-makers Guild, of which Betty Jane is a member, a willingness to share information and experience. She found the Guild while searching online and she joined right away. As well as being a soap-maker, she is also a certified herbalist.

Betty Jane’s advice for new soapers: “Join the Guild for the information and expertise that comes at so low a cost and GO TO CONFERENCE!”

Last year she attended the conference and says that she had a blast as well as learned many new things.  She emphasizes, “You cannot put a price tag on what you learn at Conference. You will meet suppliers, fellow soapers, and business mentors. There is no way that you should miss out on this opportunity.”

To help you, our reader get an idea of just how luxurious these handmade soaps actually are, Betty Jane has very generously offered to be part of our second giveaway. To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is add a comment to this blog post describing your favourite soapy-sudsy memory AND post the web address for Goddess Blends Soap into your comment.

To give you a hint about the type of comments, here is mine; when I was about 10 years old I discovered that whenever I dropped the F-bomb I got a wild reaction. This continued until my older cousin Clayton and my Dad held me down and washed my mouth out with soap. My first word post-sudsing? The F-bomb.

What is your favourite memory? Remember to keep it clean (until you get your soap). Add your comments up until one minute before midnight on Friday, August 27th and at one minute after midnight I will randomly draw one winner from all the entrants.

I will then contact you via the email address you have provided and within 24 hours you respond, I email your mailing address to Goddess Blends Soaps and a short while after that you are bathing with the most delicious bar of soap. If you want the Skinny on Entering Contests (the rules, so to speak) click here.

Let’s have it people. Post your comments. And that link.