Wednesday, February 6, 2013

our love story & a give-away!!

 


When Danielle asked me to write our love story I didn't hesitate. I love thinking about how we met...how God brought us together. I've written our story before. It started in high school. Long story short I fell for the bad boy. We all do it. We think they need us...that we can change them. I fell hard and got majorly hurt. My honey came after that hurt. He was ALL good. He saw past the pain and took care of me. Nice role reversal...


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Okay friends...I've got a little treat for you.  I was asked recently to try out some products from an all natural, organic, family owned business called Eco Natural Soap.  They sent me a selection of products and I have to say I'm completely smitten


The Citrus Sunshine dry skin balm is absolutely heavenly.  It takes just a little bit and your hands are instantly soothed and moisturized.  The smell is amazing!!! 



The lemon-rosemary lip balm was a surprise.  It's bumpy on your lips, so that threw me, but my lips LOVE me when I put it on.  It's my favorite product!  It has completely won me over and you know I'm the lip balm queen.  I can't get in the car without applying.  The smell is beyond good and it's all natural.


The soaps they sent...The closest shave , The coconut milk/honey oatmeal bar and The Jojoba, shea and flaxseed bath and body bar are awesome.  I collect soaps.  I'm fussy.  I love to smell good and it needs to make me feel squeaky clean, but not dried out.  These all delivered!  I'm really excited that one of you will win 2 soaps, 1 body balm and 1 lip balm:)!! Go check out their site and let me know what you would pick...also just for fun if ya want...I'd love to hear YOUR love story. 






Be a blessing.

 
 
 
 
 

 
980.  friends over for the super bowl
981.  brownies two days in a row...eeeek!
982.  dinner and board games with the sweetest family
 
983.  CUFF sales that blew my mind...THANK YOU!!!!
984.  going down memory love lane 
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63 comments:

  1. Awwww!! I love that he rescued you! ♥ Sweet story!! And I thought we married young (21) Fantastic girl!! Like I say, "when it's God, it's good!!" I kept wondering how you have been married so long and yet look so young! :D

    LOVE the sound of those soaps and YOU'RE the lim balm queen?? I don't know about that! ;) lol!! I don' leave the house with out it - heck, I carry it in my pocket all day long! Checked out their site, they have amazing prices! What would I pick...hmmm...the citrus sunrise body balm sounds lovely - plus I could use that on my little as she has very dry skin and other skin issues! :( As for the soaps, ooo, I don't know...so many look good! I think I like the sounds of the scalp and hair health shampoo bar and the closes shave bar...though I'd be curious about the insect repellent one! ;) And for lip balm I'll just take one of each! ;) hahah!!

    Okay...wow that turned into a long comment....I think I'll share my love story another day then! ;)

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  2. Awh how sweet, The Spearmint Lavender soap sounds inviting, lots of great combinations

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  3. I love your love story with your honey.
    We all fell for at least one bad guy. :(

    Thankfully, we ended up with the good ones!!

    I'd take the lip balm...same as you. I'm addicted...reapply mine 4-5 times a day.

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  4. I love lip balm and always looking for new ones. This one sounds good. I would try the pumpkin spice soap and the Coconut Milk Honey Oatmeal Moisturizer Bar.

    Sweet love story :)

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  5. girl, you know i need a little scenty soap and pamper supplies in my life, right?! these look amazing!

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  6. Your love story is always so touching....so real...so dreamy!When I see this family picture, it says it all....it is a natural love, a meant to be, forever kind of love.
    I looked at the site but can't pick....anything for this dry New England skin!

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  7. Loved to hear your love story Becky...how sweet! You two look perfect for one another..and then there's the two beautiful girls that your love created ;)
    It is good to go back and remember these moments in our lives and at the same time, we see once again how really good our God is.
    What a great giveaway...they look and sound awesome. I'm a big fan of smelling yummy, and these look perfect.
    I love citrus too!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxoxoox

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  8. Becky, your love story is heart warming. The Lord is so faithful.
    Eco Natural's site was so inviting. I was really drawn in to the "No More Wrinkles" package..."everything required to rejuvenate the face!"
    And on top of that promise, it's now on sale for 50% off with free shipping. What could be better?

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  9. Sweet story. My daughter married her high school sweet heart. Her story is much better than mine!! I love them both dearly. Looks like those folks have something for everything. Love balms and butters and lip stuff! Thanks for the chance.

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  10. I would love to try the lip balm.
    And my love came to me in a blind date. We have been happily married for 11 years :)
    Thank you for your story and the chance to at the awesome giveaway.

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  11. God is good!
    I am a soapie.....love to try new....wish I was ambitious/brave enough to make my own. ;)

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  12. I want to smell that spearamint/lavendar. That sounds so dreamy! And, you have completetely talked me into the lip balm.

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  13. It all looks wonderful, and I too love a good lip balm. But I'd have to pick the Exzema Relief stuff, thanks to my fussy skin! My sweetie and I met "accidentally" and unintentionally online back 15 years ago (long story), but it was very clearly God's doing from the very beginning. Now we've been married over 10 years and, through the ups and downs, are more in love than ever.

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  14. I would try the pumpkin spice bar and the Coconut Milk Honey Oatmeal Moisturizer Bar. I would also love to try the lemon-rosemary lip balm. The Citrus Sunshine dry skin balm that you tried sounds really good too. They all sounds really wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing your love story. God brought my husband and I together 22 years ago through a long talk at church.

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  15. Love your story! I love that you prayed for your spouse, I'm so teaching that to my kids. As for my love story....it started like this, a love note in 7th grade, which for some reason I kept, even thought I had another boyfriend and was not interested at all....then 3 years later he swept me off my feet, by serenading me at my house (in front of my parents) to Billy Joel's Uptown Girl...I've been smitten ever since! I'm looking for natural soaps, so this is right up my alley...I hope I win.

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  16. Such a wonderful story, Becky! Loved reading how you two met and how everything just fell into place, according to God's plan and purpose for your life. I met my hubby in Dec. of 1988 on a blind date set up by my older brother, who died of stomach cancer in 2002. I remember when Chris came to take me out that first night and thinking to myself, "I could marry this guy, one day." Well, we were engaged 3 mos. after our first date and we got married 7 mos. later...we've been happily married now for 23 years!

    I visited their site and would love to try so many of their products! Definitely the Coconut Milk Honey Oatmeal Moisturizer Bar and the Facial Hydration Balm. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. What a sweet love story. Thinking I ought to share mine one of these days. I'd sure have to give the condensed version as it is way long and involved. Happy rest of the week!

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  18. the lip balm has peaked my interest! I am usually a burts bees person, but this I may have to try!

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  19. What a lovely story(: I love that you met in high school. I have a pretty cool love story too. Long story short ... I met my husband at an outdoor country concert during our college years. We were both unsaved. We were friends - dated each others roommates - then began dating after college. My hubby decided to go back to school to become a chiropractor so we moved to SC five months after we were married. Eight hours from home, grad school, newlyweds with no money - sort of brings you closer to God. His plan I am sure. Then I got pregnant. Still unsaved. As soon as I saw our daughter, I knew that I could never give her the life she deserved if I did not give my heart to the Lord. My husband and I were saved together a few months later and our 15 month old baby watched as we were baptized together. We moved back home and no longer wonder where our next meal is coming from - praise God! I never prayed for my future spouse. God gave me what I needed - not what I deserved. Now I will use your idea and have my precious daughter write a list of prayers for her future husband. I have already started mine(: As for the products, I would love to try the natural bug repellent and the lip balm! Blessings to you my friend. Susan

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  20. Oh, I love their soaps! I've yet to try the lip balm. My love story...blind date.

    Loved reading your story!

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  21. citrus sunshine sounds like a perfect way to prepare for spring. : )

    i love that you and your man are high school sweethearts. it is absolutely precious and a testimony to God's marvelous plans for us.

    you know my story... which is totally summed up by my cuff... all things new!!!

    love ya.

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  22. I saw their "No More Wrinkles Special" on the site. Pretty cool, especially since I am nearly 68. (Where did the time go?) A brief love story: met future hubby on blind date in summer of '66 - both of us on the rebound from prior relationships - fell in love - married in summer of '68 - son born in '72 - son married the love of his life at age 38 - grandson now almost 17 months old - still married for nearly 45 years - all of us born-again children of the Lord - learning more about His great love all the time.

    Here's a thought --- it will take us ALL of eternity to fully realize the great love of God Who gave us Jesus! How about that?!

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  23. I would pick the lip balm without question. Your description sounds right up my alley. I am addicted to the stuff-have used burt's bees for ages, but I think my lips have gotten used to it or something. It just doesn't do what it used to and I desperately need to find a replacement!
    Your love story is similar to mine in that we met in high school and were married at nineteen, too. That's about where all the similarity ends. We'll be at 15 years this May and it's a serious God-made miracle that we're still together.

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  24. lemon rosemary on the kisser sounds diiiiiiiivine!

    our love story is humble. couple of high school kids. clever bad boy plans seating chart for choir's tour bus and wants to get to know good girl with college boyfriend. (competition is seated on other bus.)they speak. providence moves. she finds her home with a wild thing. he finds his future with a complicated poet. they remain wild and complicated and in love.

    thank you for the prompt to reminisce! also thank you for those dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds i added to my homemade granola today. just the right bit of chocolatey goodness! see how your gift keeps giving!?!

    michele

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  25. Hmm....you've inspired me
    to blog my own love story,
    at some point : )

    Even though I've read yours
    before, it always makes me
    smile....it's just a part of what
    makes you, YOU.

    I'm partial to anything with
    lavender, so the spearmint
    lavender soap sounds divine.
    I'm picky about my soaps, too!
    Why not make something ordinary
    like a hot shower, EXTRA-ordinary??

    Hope you are having a great
    week!

    xo Suzanne

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  26. Love the idea of the shave bar....the spearmint lavender soap sounds great! My hubby and I started dating in college in SC. We dated for over a year, with plans to get married after graduation. We broke up....he broke my heart. I came home to CO, he went to TX. Five years later he called me out of the blue. We were married a year later. That was 15 years ago.

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  27. I loved your story! You can read mine here if you'd like... http://www.goodwifefarm.com/2010/03/14-years.html

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  28. I too, am a collector of soaps..started when we were living in the Dominican Republic. I came upon some fabulous homemade soaps made by some lovely Haitian ladies. I think the spearmint lavender soap sounds yummy and the lip balm sounds very interesting. I was 30 years old when the Lord sent my life-mate to me. His mother would constantly tell me she wanted me for her daughter in law and through a "blind" date with her son (my future husband), we were smitten after our first date. We dated for 9 months and then married and have been married for 26 years. I am ever so thankful for waiting for the very one God has chosen for me all along!

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  29. Why would I just pick one, I want them all!!!

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  30. i'd go for the mountain meadow...or the chef's friend. that could come in handy! my love story is right here http://piecefullyhome.blogspot.com/2011/04/10-years-ago-today.html i think it's a good one, all about how i married i man who i didn't love nor did he love me, but by the grace of god we managed to fall in love despite the mess we had created!

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  31. I think I would go for the spearmint lavender! But then again, there are too many yummy things to pick from!
    maggiecolorado@gmail.com

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  32. You are so stinkin cute and so is your honey :) I would love them all :)

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  33. Becky, loved reading your story!

    19. I can't even imagine.

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  35. Awwww! Love your love story. I'd go for the lip balm - I'm a lip balm addict

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  36. Citrus sunshine sounds clean. Enjoyed your story. Would love to be the winner!

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  37. Spearmint lavender soap would do it for me! Now I'm going to read your love story.

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  38. What a sweet story you two have! :)

    I'd go for the lip balm--lemon Rosemary sounds perfect!

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  39. I love a good all-natural lip-balm!! :)
    Your story is pretty precious. I didn't know my husband when we were younger (we met in college)...it is good to think back though, and to know that God did something back then that he isn't finished with. :)

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  40. I love your love story. ♥ Oh, and I could use some eco natural menopause relief. :/ lol

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  41. I'd love the No More Wrinkles collection....I'm getting older every day!

    Your love story is wonderful! Mine is wonderful, too! Five and a half years ago, I lost my husband due to surgery complications. My son(who was 10 when his father passsed away) and I muddled on until 2 years ago, I met Steve. He is the most honest, sensitive, caring man in the world! Within 6 months of knowing each other, we were married! Steve has made my life complete, and has become a fantastic father to my (now 16 year old) son. I have never been happier!

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  42. I'd choose almost anything citrus sunshine. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  43. They all sound so good! At this time of the year I could definitely use the dry skin balm and I would probably pick the Citrus Sunshine because I could use the sunshine too!

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  44. Anything citrus sunrise would be great! But my son has really bad eczema on his legs so id probably have to go with the eczema relief bar :)

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  45. Your love story is great. I would love the pet soap for my daughter's dog that she just adopted. It has some skin issues and I think this might be helpful.

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  46. i'd like to try the cuticle and nail balm. My nails are a mess.

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  47. The lip balm is a must, I would love to try the closest shave too. I have sensitive skin so I am always looking for great smelling soaps that do not irritate. Thanks for sharing!!

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  48. Practical self should take the Menopause relief balm to help with night sweats and hot flashes but I'd take the Citrus Sunshine body bar, loved your love story.

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  49. I would try the exotic butters for the dry skin- I am a nurse and I wash my hands so much that the skin often splits! I'd also like to try one of the facial balms.

    Love story. I married at 25, divorced at 30. Completely heartbroken, feeling like a failure, I moved back in with my parents and went to nursing school. Fast forward to graduation, to a new job, to a new apartment. Around the fall, my sister kept bugging me about this guy she wants me to meet from the gun club (both she and my mom shot sporting clays). I say, "Whatever, not ready," etc. They try and fix the guy up with my sister= epic fail. FINALLY, I agree to come to the gun club so my mom and sister can introduce me. I meet him. He's cute (great legs). And that's that. Until my mom says to me "Oh, and I gave him your phone number." OMG, I was so embarrassed!! I was 33 years old, and my mom is handing out my phone number!!

    Two days later he calls- talk about GUTS! We talked for 2 hours! We have been together ever since! We will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary this summer.

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  50. I love hand made soap. Started ordering off etsy a few months back and trying all kinds of lip balms and soaps. took a while to get used to the bumpy for me to but LOVE IT. Cant wait to try these. The citrus sunrise sounds great.
    My Love story is too long to tell. So Ill just say Im still in love and its been 2 years. He is a keeper.

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    1. Opps I mean 20 years. Guess it feels like 2.

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  51. i would love the handmade soaps & the pumpkin spice lip balm. My love story is we met nov 1993, got married in may 96 & lived happily ever after with some minor up & downs but with God's help we got through them. we will be together for 2o years in nov this year & I' can't imagine my life with out him. He is the best husband & Dad that u could ever want.

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  52. I'm a sucker for a good lip balm (or chap stick as we call it in our house). Any scent, I'm not picky! Our live story, really quick: Girl works at church at college and hosts a smores event for college students. Boy goes to smores event. Boy sees girl and is smitten. Girl remembers nothing. Later our mutual friend nudged us toward each other and many great dates followed. Along with almost 8 years of wedded bliss and 2 kids. :)

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  53. My goodness the Exotic Butters Luxury Dry Skin Balm "Citrus Sunrise" sounds wonderful - that would be my choice! My love story is one of true 'divine intervention' and I married the man God hand picked for me, even though I really didn't know him very well! What I did know is that my honey loved the Lord first, loved me second and I could trust in God's guidance - so we took a leap {that wasn't really a leap because God was in it} after a long distance courtship and 21 year later we're still glad that God brought us together. We've had huge struggles with finances, infertility, the loss of a child because of an interrupted adoption placement, 7 moves in 14 years, the blessing of adoption, one supremely complicated pregnancy, a total career change for my husband from ministry to secular, and chronic illness - but in all, God is good, His Word is truth, His promise to never leave or forsake us is absolutely reliable. And there is JOY in the midst of the struggle - we can carry on in the worst storms of life with peace knowing that God is the author and finisher and the ending is nothing but good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose!

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  54. i'd love to try the Citrus Sunshine soap! I've bee on a citrus kick lately :)

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  55. Oh the story, oh the balms! I would love to try the facial hydration bar and the coconut milk honey bar.

    Our story is one that was slowly woven over my childhood. Ben's older sister was my first youth leader and baby sat my brother and me when I was 12. Ben's younger brother went to school with my older brother Pete. And Pete and Ben (my husband) played guitar together with a mutual friend. I remember meeting him when I was 12 and then meeting him again when I was 18. And then right after my 19th birthday, we met up again through a national youth fellowship that both of us volunteered as leaders. Seems that God had a plan, but Ben was 7.5 years older than me; which doesn't fly when you're just 19. So my mom had a plan to let his age be kept quiet for a while. And once that birthday rolled around, it was obvious he was 27 and our relationship was blooming. Now here we are 20 years later. I still can't believe it. Our faith created the base for our interaction and the base for our marriage. And when people find out that we've been married so long, their eyes bug and inevitably we hear "wow, you two act like a young married couple and you seem to still really like each other." Yeah, it's true. You can enjoy the ride. Side-by-side with my best friend.

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  56. Sounds vain, but I am always self conscious of my wrinkles...so much more noticeable in person (no filters to smooth them out ;). And of course, the cellulite...ugh, have had it my whole life no matter how much weight I lose or how often I work out. So I'd go for any product that targets those two things specifically. Oh, and I'm addicted to lip balm as well :)

    If I could change one thing about my love story, it would be more time. Jim and I were engaged after 6 weeks of dating, married 6 months after that, and pregnant just 6 months after our wedding. We were still getting to know each other when I was giving birth...hahaha!!!

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  57. Love your love story!! Mine is way too long, but 36 yrs 6 kids, 14 grandkids later we still love to go on dates. God knew what he was doing way back, when we were young and not so smart. Loved the lip balm and the "Big M" (menopause relief lotion cause my eye as did the wrinkle bar. And who doesn't love anything lavendar???? Love Ya

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  58. The citrus sunrise bath bar sounds fantastic.
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  59. Such a sweet story! And such a nice giveaway!
    I would especially love the Bath & Body Bar (Citrus Sunrise) and the Bath & Body Bar (Pumpkin Spice)

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  60. I would love to get my friend the back pain relief balm. She had back surgery years ago and had been in chronic pain since.

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