Ways to Relax #11 and Giveaway

by Sherry Riter in Giveaway,Product,Self-Development  ,Ways To Relax

Ways to Relax

I have four very important words that will help you feel more peaceful and better able to handle the stress in your life…

time

noun ?t?m

Definition of TIME

: the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues
: duration

re·lax

verb ri-?laks

Definition of RELAX

: to make less tense or rigid
: slacken

pam·per

vt ?pam-p?r

Definition of PAMPER

: to treat with extreme or excessive care and attention
: gratify, humor

aro·ma·ther·a·py

noun ?-?r?-m?-?ther-?-p?

Definition of AROMATHERAPY

: the use of aroma to enhance a feeling of well-being

Take the time to relax and pamper yourself by using aromatherapy.

Someone who knows how to create fragrant products that can be used to add peace to your life by helping you relax is Kia at Beacon Creations.

So let go of your computer mouse and take a moment to read this lovely interview…

1. What led you to open a shop for this type of product?

    Everyone in my family is an artist. I grew up surrounded by sewing, crocheting, drawing, photography, beading….the list goes on and on. Almost 4 years ago I decided to stop working to stay home and raise my 3 boys. I knew that I wanted to go into business for myself. A lifetime of creativity along with my obsession with Bath & Body made this most natural choice.


2. How long have you been in business?

    I’ve been mixing lotions and potions for my family and friends since I was a teenager. In school my nickname was “The Mad Scientist”! I decided to start a business selling my creations in the summer of 2008.

3. What makes your products special?

    I think what makes my products so special is that they’re handmade… by ME! Sometimes it’s still hard to believe that I get to spend so much time doing what I LOVE to do. I draw inspiration from everything around me: the smell of wet soil and rain, my favorite ice cream (Edy’s Mint Chocolate Chip, yummy) and even my favorite books.

    I enjoy taking care of my skin and body and try surrounding myself with things that invoke feelings of comfort and relaxation. To have the ability to create products that allows others to share a piece of what I love is priceless.

4. Where can we buy your products?

5. Tell us about you… hobbies, goals, dreams

    My name is Kia and I am married to my best friend. I have the privilege of being “Mommy” to 3 AWESOME boys: Nicholas (9), William (6) and Ian (3). I am a vegetarian so finding new recipes for meals is always an adventure. When I’m not creating I can be found with my nose buried deep in a book.

    My most immediate goal is to continue expanding and improving my product line and brand. Right now I’m preparing sugar scrubs, bath salts and body oils that launched this summer.

    My dreams for the future include a large piece of property, a couple of goats and chickens, fruit trees, LOTS of homegrown vegetables and countless days surrounded by my family.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful interview Kia! Isn’t she lovely? She has offered to giveaway any soap of choice to one of my readers.

Mmmmmmm….I can almost smell it…I think the Coconut Lemongrass looks beautiful?!!

Coconut Lemongrass Soap

But that isn’t all! I will also buy you any soap of your choice from Beacon Creations soaps as shown below.

Now can you smell them?!

Try the scratch and sniff method on your monitor.

Beacon Creations Soaps

Did scratching and sniffing your monitor to experience the fragrance of the soap work?

It didn’t for me either, so don’t feel bad. (snicker, snicker)

Mandatory Entries:

1. (1 entry) Publicly Follow on Google The Redhead Riter and leave a comment telling me are already a follower or that you are a new follower now.

2. (1 entry) Visit Beacon Creations and leave me a comment telling me what other type of product besides the soap that you would like to try and why.


Extra Entries:


1. (2 entries) Like me on Facebook

2. (1 entry) Follow @RedheadRiter on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TheRedheadRiter

3. (1 entry per Tweet) Tweet about this giveaway using the tweet below…(can be done 3 times per day with at least 2 hours between each tweet. Please leave a link to your tweet EACH time)

RT ? #giveaway I want to win 2 soaps of my choice from Beacon Creations and I entered at http://TheRedheadRiter.blogspot.com ? EASY

4. (3 entries) Fave me on Technorati

5. (20 maximum – 1 entry for each comment on non-giveaway post) Leave me a new comment on a “Non-Giveaway” post on TheRedheadRiter (http://theredheadriter.com) then come back and leave the name of the post. All the little square pictures above my header are linked to posts too.


Additional Information:

Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents Only, 18+ years old.
Giveaway ends October 8, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.

I will be given the same product that my winner receives.
I will use Random.org to choose the winner.

Stretched out in the tub with a coconut and lemon sitting on the side
while I dream of my new smooth and aromatic Coconut Lemongrass soap,

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.



{ 106 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Linda Kish September 13, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I am a GFC follower

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2 Linda Kish September 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

The Tahitian vanilla bath bomb would be great.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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3 bluecottonmemory September 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I have your button on my blog? Is that following?

Is it bad if the soap looks so delicious you want to eat it?

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4 Dee September 14, 2010 at 4:39 am

OOh Pamper is a word my husband hears often.

My fave is the Sandalwood Vanilla.

Already a follower.

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5 The Zany Housewife September 14, 2010 at 5:02 am

OOOoooh me likey.

I follow on Google.

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6 The Zany Housewife September 14, 2010 at 5:02 am

I like and follow you on Facebook 1

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7 The Zany Housewife September 14, 2010 at 5:03 am

I like and follow you on Facebook 2

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🙂

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8 The Zany Housewife September 14, 2010 at 5:03 am

That coconut lemongrass is calling my name…

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9 harasarahxo September 14, 2010 at 5:41 am

Milk and Sweet Nectar Skin Glossing Oil sounds wonderful.

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10 harasarahxo September 14, 2010 at 5:41 am

I am a GFC follower.
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11 harasarahxo September 14, 2010 at 5:43 am

I am a fan on facebook.
sarah fitch

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12 harasarahxo September 14, 2010 at 5:43 am

i follow on twitter.
@vintageobsessed

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13 harasarahxo September 14, 2010 at 5:43 am
14 harasarahxo September 14, 2010 at 5:44 am

i am a fan on facebook.
(sarah fitch)

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15 Teresha@Marlie and Me September 14, 2010 at 6:39 am

I am a long-time public follower of The Redhead Riter via GFC

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16 4W September 14, 2010 at 11:06 am

The olive oil or chai tea soap sounds wonderful. I love your post, it reminded me of something I need to do for myself more often. I already follow you on your blog and I comment quite often. I am off to find you on facebook, and twitter. Later 🙂

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17 Teresha@Marlie and Me September 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I would love to try the lip balm in Strawberry Smoothie because I get dry lips in the winter

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18 Teresha@Marlie and Me September 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I like you on facebook +1

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19 Teresha@Marlie and Me September 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I like you on facebook +2

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20 Lori September 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

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21 Lori September 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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22 Lori September 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I can just smell the aromas of each soap, so delicious. If I had to choose two of the above soaps I'd pick Sandalwood Vanilla and Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey. I couldn't just pick one.

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23 Katie September 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I'm following you! 🙂 I went to the Etsy shop and have my eye on that lip gloss! I am also following you on Twitter and tweeted abou the giveaway.(http://twitter.com/OldWoodenWagon)

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24 Lori September 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Kia, your shop is just beautiful. I love the lip balms you have, especially the coconut lemongrass lip balm. I'm always looking for a nice scented lip balm and this one just fits me.

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25 Modista Modesta September 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

How wonderful, It's been a while since I tried a scented bath.

You shouldn't suggest things to us while we're reading, we don't think about it – we just do it! It was funny in to realize I can't scratch my monitor in the middle of my reach. hehehehe.

Hope your doing ok! XOXOXOXO

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26 AllTheWiser September 15, 2010 at 1:47 am

New follower AllTheWiser
I would love to try the Pink Surgar Scrub.
TLR33960 at hotmail dot com

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27 AllTheWiser September 15, 2010 at 1:48 am

Following you on twitter
@AllTheWiser

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28 AllTheWiser September 15, 2010 at 1:49 am
29 ruthhill74 September 15, 2010 at 1:56 am
30 ruthhill74 September 15, 2010 at 1:57 am

I get very dry lips especially in the winter, and I would love to try the lip balm!

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31 ruthhill74 September 15, 2010 at 2:02 am

like you on facebook

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32 Keta Diablo September 15, 2010 at 10:40 am

Woohoo! Love these soaps. I want them, want them — all of them!

I follow you through Google and I now bookmarked the soap esty shop. How can I get her to come to my blog with soaps? Lure: I have a lot of women followers since I write ROMANCE!

Would love to host her.

Oh, she has bath bombs and perfume oils on her site too. Love the oils.

Crossing my fingers here, Keta Diablo
ketadiablo@yahoo.com
Keta's Keep Romance Blog: http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com

CHOOSE ME!

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33 Stephanie September 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

These soaps are absolutely gorgeous! I never thought I would say that soap is pretty!

Good news/bad news? I already follow you on Google, Facebook and Twitter! I'm getting ready to head over to twitter now and tweet at least three times! I need pretty soap! I have a 10 year old, have a 3 year old and 6 month old living in my home and I have six cats!!

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34 Stephanie September 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm
35 The Redhead Riter September 15, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Stephanie,

That's not bad news at all!

Come back and post a comment that says:

Google follower

Another one that says:

Twitter follower

Another one that says

Facebook follower!

That's 3 entries for you!!!!

The one that you already made can count as your tweet for today :o)

I knew everyone would love this soap!!! It is just GORGEOUS! My mother has bookmarked Kia's Etsy shop and wants everything in it LOL

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36 Stephanie September 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Google follower

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37 Stephanie September 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Facebook follower

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38 Stephanie September 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Twitter follower! 🙂

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39 Avante Garde Parenting September 16, 2010 at 1:03 am

I like you on facebook!

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40 Avante Garde Parenting September 16, 2010 at 1:03 am

I follow your blog!

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41 Avante Garde Parenting September 16, 2010 at 1:04 am

I follow you on Twitter!

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42 Avante Garde Parenting September 16, 2010 at 1:05 am

I would buy the Golden Honey Lip Lush Balm- mmmmmm! It's beautiful and looks like it would taste and smell delicious!

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43 B September 16, 2010 at 1:38 am

I follow you on GFC!

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44 B September 16, 2010 at 1:38 am

I would like their coconut lemongrass lip balm, since cooler weather is on it's way in!

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45 B September 16, 2010 at 1:38 am

I follow you on Twitter!

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46 B September 16, 2010 at 1:39 am

I tweeted about the giveaway!

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47 B September 16, 2010 at 1:39 am

I like you on FB #1

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48 B September 16, 2010 at 1:40 am

I like you on FB #2!

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49 Small Footprints September 17, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Oooh, this is a lovely (and generous) giveaway. I'm a brand new google friend connect follower. And I'm happy to have found you! 🙂

reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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50 Small Footprints September 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I'm addicted to lip balms and their
Mango Nectar Lip Lush Balm looks wonderful!

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51 Small Footprints September 17, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I'm following you on twitter (I'm @smallftprints)

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52 Small Footprints September 17, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I left a comment on this post:

http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2009/11/having-affair.html

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53 mommyof2girls September 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm

i would love to try the lip balm.i'm a follower! tracy.parker458@gmail.com

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54 Stephanie September 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm
55 Stephanie September 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm

The clean cotton bath bomb at Beacon Creations' Etsy shop looks very appealing!

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56 Stephanie September 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm
57 Angel Jacklyn September 22, 2010 at 7:30 am

FOLLOWING YOU VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" & WOULD LOVE TO TRY OUT THE
Blackberry Sage – Sugar Polish Cubes
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58 Angel Jacklyn September 22, 2010 at 7:31 am

1/LIKED YOUR BLOG ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com/kytah00 kytah00@yahoo.com

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59 Angel Jacklyn September 22, 2010 at 7:31 am

2/LIKED YOUR BLOG ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com/kytah00 kytah00@yahoo.com

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60 Angel Jacklyn September 22, 2010 at 7:32 am

FOLLOWING YOU ON TWITTER USER NAME "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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61 Angel Jacklyn September 22, 2010 at 7:32 am
62 Angel Jacklyn September 22, 2010 at 7:33 am

1/FAVED YOU ON TECH USER NAME "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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63 Angel Jacklyn September 22, 2010 at 7:33 am

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64 Angel Jacklyn September 22, 2010 at 7:33 am

3/FAVED YOU ON TECH USER NAME "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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65 Stephanie September 23, 2010 at 2:25 am
66 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm

i follow on GFC publicly as ms-texas

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67 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:05 pm

the Clean Cotton Bath Bomb

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68 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm

i like you on facebook
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69 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:07 pm

#2 i like you on facebook
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70 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:07 pm

i follow you on twitter @bellows22

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71 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:09 pm

tweeted!

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72 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:10 pm

i faved you on technorati bellows22

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73 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

#2 i faved you on technorati bellows22

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74 ms-texas September 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

# 3 i faved you on technorati bellows22

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75 ms-texas September 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm

tweeted again on 9/26

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76 Kristin September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

follow you on twitter!

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77 Kristin September 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Follow you on facebook!

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78 Kristin September 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Follow you on facebook!

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79 Kristin September 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I think the soaps looks so good they could be served for dinner but we won't go there.

I loved the mild and sweet nectar skin glossing oil and the milk and sweet nectar lush balm, I live in Denver and it is so dry here that I think those woud so help my dry skin

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80 Kristin September 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm

and on a side note blond hair is not all it is cracked up to be. You are getting this from a proffesional blond.

I on the other hand have always wanted to be redhead.

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81 R.L.Scovens October 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I am a new follower!

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82 R.L.Scovens October 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

The buttery caramel lip balm would be a good choice for me!! Sounds yummy!lol

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83 R.L.Scovens October 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm

I already like you on Facebook!

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84 R.L.Scovens October 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I follow on Twitter!

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85 jdsmyrf3 October 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I am a GFC Follower

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86 jdsmyrf3 October 7, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Love the JUMBO bath bombs. Any and all.

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87 jdsmyrf3 October 7, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Following you on Twitter @vileramblings

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88 won October 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm

New GFC follower.

Thank you!

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89 won October 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Winter's knocking on the door so I'd pick the Peach Nectar lip lush balm 😉

Thank you!

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90 won October 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Liked you on FB (Wendy T).

Thanks!

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91 won October 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Liked you on FB (Wendy T).

Thank you!

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92 won October 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Following on twitter.

Thanks again!

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93 won October 9, 2010 at 1:01 am

Commented on Hospice post.

TY.

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94 won October 9, 2010 at 1:01 am

Commented on Christophe Gilbert post.

thanks.

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95 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:54 am

Publicly Follow on Google (matt4melis)

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96 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

I'd love to try the Strawberry Smoothie Lip Balm because my kids would love that flavor. We love lip balms.

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97 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

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98 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

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99 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:57 am

Follow @RedheadRiter on Twitter @matt4melis

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100 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:58 am
101 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:58 am

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102 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:58 am

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103 matt4melis October 9, 2010 at 3:59 am

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104 lalalushie2010 October 9, 2010 at 7:52 am

I am a new follower 😀

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105 lalalushie2010 October 9, 2010 at 7:53 am

I would love to try the Chai Tea Soap 🙂

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106 lalalushie2010 October 9, 2010 at 7:57 am

I would love to try the roll on perfume since it is oil based! 😀

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