Sunday, February 7, 2010

Joan's Gardens {review + giveaway}




My poor skin really needs some TLC during the cold winter, especially my feet! Joan from Joan's Gardens sent me some lovely Peppermint Tea Tree Luffa Soap to try to help me out. I love it! The fresh mint goat's milk soap and the rough scrubby luffa are a perfect combination for tired and dry feet. I highly recommend trying this soap-- and its only $4.50!








Besides the wonderful luffa soap, Joan sent me her best-selling item, Red Clover Tea Soap. This soap's scent is amazing! It's tangy and sweet, but not sugary at all. It lathers nicely and does not leave a filmly residue on the skin. Again, I highly recommend this soap-- for only $3.50!








I've just tried these two Joan's Gardens products and I'm hooked! She has been making cold process soaps since 2001, selling them mainly at Arts & Crafts shows and it seems she has mastered her art! She has a great variety of items in her shop including doggy shampoo, body butter bars, and felted soaps. I'm so excited for our readers to try Joan's products!
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The lucky winner of this giveaway will recieve a felted round soap of the winner's color choice and two of Joan's "regular" soaps of the winner's scent choice! How generous!


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To qualify: Just check out Joan's Gardens on Etsy and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite item!

**Please leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!**


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And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)


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Earn one additional entry:


Earn two additional entries:

  • Blog about this giveaway (link to here and Joan's Gardens) Leave the url!

Earn TEN additional entries:

  • Make a purchase from Joan's Gardens! Let her know you came from Ivy Twines!



Good luck and enjoy Joan's Gardens!





Giveaway will end February 21th at 11:59 CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. Many thanks to Joan and Joan's Gardens for hosting this giveaway!





180 comments:

  1. I the peppermint tea tree loofa soap looks good.

    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  2. I'm a fan of ivy twines on facebook

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  3. I like the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey soap.

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

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  4. I follow Ivy Twines blog publicly.

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

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  5. I follow Ivy Twines on Twitter (@NMGiveaway)

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

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  6. I'm a fan of Ivy Twines on Facebook (Michelle S. / Nature Manipulated)

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

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  7. my favorite is Raspberry Swirl Soap-Cold Process.
    itzacin@gmail.com

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  8. I like the Lilac Soap-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  9. Google follower-jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  10. Fb fan of yours-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  11. I like the Felted round color soap. stephfrbs@gmail.com

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  12. I follow via google friend. stephfrbs@gmail.com

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  13. I follow on Twitter. bshess34 stephfrbs@gmail.com

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  14. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/bshess34/status/8864838905
    stephfrbs@gmail.com

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  15. The Shea Butter/Cocoa Butter Bar - Solid Lotion looks interesting!

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  16. I follow the Ivy Twines on Facebook

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  17. They all look wonderful. I'd like the raspberry swirl soap

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  18. peppermint tea tree loofa soap!

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  19. marked the peppermint tea tree loofa soap as a favorite!

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  20. Take me to the beach soap, very cool.
    Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

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  21. I follow with friend connect
    Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

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  22. I a blog follower
    Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

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  23. Fresh lemon soap sounds good to me. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  24. Joan's soaps are wonderful..... I would love to win this giveaway. My favorite soap out of the ones I have tried is the Red Clover Tea, not only a beautiful soap to look at it also has such a lovely scent to it.

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  25. I like the Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey Goats Milk Soap.

    egreca at hotmail dot com

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  26. Added Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey Goats Milk Soap to my favorites.

    egreca at hotmail dot com

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  27. follow publicly via google friend connect

    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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  28. follow on twitter
    id: notenthused

    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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  29. These soaps look absolutely wonderful! I'd have to say my favorite is the Sweet Earth Soap - it's not only lovely, but the exfoliation is something that my skin could use.

    jewell330 at aim dot com

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  30. I like the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Soap.

    SWEETANGL5632@AOL.COM

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  31. I like the tea tree/lime soap.
    ahartup at yahoo dot com

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  32. The Fresh Lemon soap sounds wonderful!
    maureenruble@yahoo.com

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  33. I like the Tea Tree/Lime Cold Process soap.

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  34. I added the Tea Tree/Lime Soap-Cold Process to my favorites on etsy.

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  35. I'm a facebook fan of Ivy Twines under username Jennie Tilson.

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  36. I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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  37. The Doggy Shampoo Bar/Tea Tree Soap-Cold Process Specialty Soap would be great for my pup.


    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  38. I want to try the felted round colorful soap- so pretty!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com
    http://weeshare.blogspot.com

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  39. marked the felted round colorful soap as a favorite

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com
    http://weeshare.blogspot.com

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  40. blog follower

    Desi
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  41. FB fan- Desiree Glaze

    Desi
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  42. twitter follower- WeeShare

    Desi
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    http://weeshare.blogspot.com

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  43. http://twitter.com/WeeShare/status/9109033473

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com
    http://weeshare.blogspot.com

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  44. I like the Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey Goats Milk Soap-Cold Process.

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  45. Favorite item is Lavendar Oil Soap

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

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  46. Favorited the Lavendar Essential Oils Soap

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

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  47. Follow via friend connect

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

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  48. Follow via twitter (coolestmommy)

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

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  49. Tweeted http://twitter.com/Coolestmommy/statuses/9217423405

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

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  50. Raspberry Swirl Soap sounds awesome!

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  51. How timely is this? Martha is making this today! Thanks for the chance to try it out!

    muppins.please@gmail.com

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  52. i love the felted round colorful soaps! very cool.

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  53. i'm following on twitter - @suzinevermind

    muppins.please@gmail.com
    (email address for above comment as well)

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  54. and i just tweeted! :)
    http://twitter.com/suzinevermind/statuses/9239113085

    muppins.please@gmail.com

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  55. I like the oatmeal, milk and honey goats milk soap

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  56. tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/9242427924

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  57. i love the felted soaps!
    jodi233@comcast.net

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  58. i am a follower of ivy twines too
    jodi233@comcast.net

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  59. And I have favorited the lilac soap.

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  60. I love the oatmeal, milk, and honey goats milk soap.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  61. i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!

    kim at visionquest.etsy.com
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  62. i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  63. i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  64. i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  65. i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  66. 6 i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  67. i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  68. 8 i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  69. i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com

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  70. 10 i purchased the peppermint loofa soap and can't wait to get it!
    kimz.visionz@gmail.com
    visionquest.etsy.com

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  71. Those are the coolest felted soaps I have seen to date! I would say my favorite item though would probably be the lily of the valley soap, that might be a great purchase for my mother in law too, who had wanted them in her wedding bouquet but they were even more expensive then than they are now!

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  72. What a fun shop! Thank you for sharing it with us. And for the giveaway chance! :)

    I love the flower pot lip gloss. So so fun!

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  73. I added that lip gloss to my favorites too!!!! How could I not.

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  74. I am following your blog publicly! :)

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  75. I am a twitter follower!!! :)
    My twitter name is bellasbowtique

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  76. I am also now a facebook fan! My name is Kristie Stuckel

    Thanks so much

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  77. i love the Sandalwood Soap-Cold Process

    Roxy
    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  78. follower

    Roxy
    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  79. favorited the Lilac Soap-Cold Process

    username hockiemack

    Roxy
    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  80. I just tweeted to my over 1200 followers! :) That should bring some good traffic over! Yay!

    http://twitter.com/BellasBowtique/status/9255151134

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  81. I am loving the red clover tea soup, it sounds so interesting!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail.com

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  82. The solid body butter looks amazing! It has a bunch a good-for-you ingredients like shea and cocoa butter, along with sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and beeswax.

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  83. I follow your blog!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  84. I'd love to try the sandalwood soap. Yum!

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  85. Following the ivy twines on twitter (Meangirlmeg)

    mnewton1985@aol.com

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  86. I would love to try the gardeners soap. thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  87. i added an item at joan's gardens to my etsy favorites. thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  88. i follow the ivy twines using google friend. thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  89. i follow the ivy twines on twitter. my id is dandelionfirebi. thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  90. i fanned you on facebook. thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  91. i tweeted about this giveaway. i don't know how to leave a link. :(
    my twitter id is dandelionfirebi
    thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  92. Ah, I love bees! So I totally love the Shea Butter/Cocoa Butter Bar-Solid Lotion. - ilovetea(at)Hellokitty.com

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  93. The Butter Bar looks great! Man my feet are ready for Spring.... And those scrubby loufa bars!!! I saw those photos and I was instantly drawn to them! Love this shop...

    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  94. Email subscriber now :)
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  95. I would love to try the Shea Butter/Cocoa Butter Bar-Solid Lotion! So neat :)

    bakergurl02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  96. Favorited the Shea Butter/Cocoa Butter Bar on Etsy Name=Xizelle

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  97. Following via Google Friends Connect Name=Alisha L.

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  98. Following the Ivy Twines on Twitter @Xizelle

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  99. Following The Ivy Twines on Facebook. Name=Alisha Lesage

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  100. I would love to try the raspberry swirl soap.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  101. As artistic as the swirls are on your soaps, I like the purity of the Lily of the Valley soap. However as I have never tried any of your soaps before, there's a good chance your #1 seller, the Red Clover Tea soap, could trump that preference.
    I also love the idea of dried flowers to accent the lip balm pots.
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  102. I would so love the sweet jasmine

    midwifemom@clearwire.net

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  103. I became a fan on FB.

    midwifemom@clearwire.net

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  104. I hearted the sweet jasmine soap.


    rockportmidwife

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  105. I like the citrus splash soap
    Jennifer
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  106. following your blog on google friend

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  107. following you on twitter-jblanton41

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  108. I love the sound of the red clover tea soap (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37368331) ...or would that be "love the sound of the smell of"? :P

    contact: tiltcreations [at] gmail [dot] com

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  109. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/tiltcreations/status/9340963762

    contact: tiltcreations [at] gmail [dot] com

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  110. I follow your twitter - I am Tiltcreations there as well :)

    contact: tiltcreations [at] gmail [dot] com

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  111. I fanned Ivy Twines on FB (I am theresa thompson there)

    contact: tiltcreations [at] gmail [dot] com

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  112. All of these soaps are beautiful, and the scents sound wonderful, but I think the Sweet Jasmine (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40147666) is my favorite.

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  113. I blogged about it here: http://tiltsgiveawayfinds.blogspot.com/2010/02/joans-garden-ends-22110.html
    comment 1 of 2

    contact: tiltcreations [at] gmail [dot] com

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  114. I blogged about it here: http://tiltsgiveawayfinds.blogspot.com/2010/02/joans-garden-ends-22110.html
    comment 2 of 2

    contact: tiltcreations [at] gmail [dot] com

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  115. I favorited the Sweet Jasmine soap (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40147666)

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  116. I favorited her Felted Soaps


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  117. I am now following The Ivy Vines using Google Friend.

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  118. I am now following The Ivy Twines on Twitter (the_ash_grove)

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  119. I tweeted about the giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/the_ash_grove

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  120. I love the red clover tea soap!

    emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. I'm following The Ivy Twines on Twitter (@anylit)

    emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  122. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/anylit/status/9349386348

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  123. I favorited the oak leaves and acorn soap on Etsy.

    emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. the sweet earth soap looks amazing!

    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  125. i'm a follower!

    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  126. i favorited the sweet earth soaps!

    kateandoli@gmail.com
    ichbinseins on etsy

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  127. my favorite in her shop is the raspberry swirl soaps.

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  128. following your blog via google

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  129. following the ivy twines on facebook as shelly hill

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  130. following you on twitter @Ravish30

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  131. tweet- http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/9358080565

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  132. I like the Whipped Shea Butter with Primrose oil

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  133. I would like to try the Lily Of The Valley Soap- same lovely scent as the springtime flower.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  134. I love the luffa foot soap.

    arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

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  135. I just started following.

    arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

    I have a giveaway blog too and I would love for you to drop by sometime at: http://onthesearchforhiddentreasure.blogspot.com/

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  136. I just had to go out and buy the Shea Butter/Cocoa Butter Bar - Solid Lotion to try it out. These ND winters are hard on my dry skin! 1st entry for buying.

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  137. 10th entry for buying - whew that was a lot of entries!

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  138. Felted Round Colorful Soap - Cold Process

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  139. tweet- http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/9405183445

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  140. I just love the felted soaps, what a great idea! ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  141. The Felted Round Colorful Soap's are gorgeous!

    dustbaby1@yahoo.com

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  142. Following The Ivy Twines on Twitter - @TrynaWin

    dustbaby1@yahoo.com

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  143. The Fresh Lemon Soap sounds yummy!
    kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

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  144. I love the personalized glass laser etched moisturizing shea butter aloe lotio bottle.
    skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  145. I favorited an item from joans on etsy - skipthelaundry
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  146. follow by google connect
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  147. follow you on twitter
    skipthelaundry
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  148. facebook fan
    Amber Jackson Porter
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  149. tweeted http://twitter.com/skipthelaundry/status/9437652022
    skipthelaundry
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  150. I would like to try the lilac soap - cold process.

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  151. dt- http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/9451827232

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  152. The dog soap looks very cool too.
    thanks
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  153. I like lilac.

    taryn237 at yahoo dot com

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  154. I'm your google friend

    taryn237 at yahoo dot com

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  155. The fresh lemon soap sounds yummy

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  156. the soap styles that are discussed here are really amazing and well defining also,
    regards at
    bath and body products

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