Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 8/3 thru 8/9

I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Upcycle, Recycle, Reuse - A Rare Post by Leal

UpcycleRecycleReuse on EtsyUpcycle, recycle and reuse has become one of the key-point mantras of today. And it's no wonder. With the world's population at an all-time high and our landfills filling to capacity, society needs a new outlook on consumable products and the packaging that houses them.

By upcycling, recycling and reusing ordinary items, you help prevent more waste from filling these landfills and by reducing the use of new manufactured product by using these upcycled, recycled or reused ones it can also help reduce the consumption of new, raw materials to make more of new materials.

Using less new manufactured materials then, by result, can result in a reduction of energy usage, air pollution, water pollution and more since there's less demand from the factories that make those new products.

So, as you can see, the mantra is an excellent one. After all. Just think for a minute how -big- a landfill you would need if every person in the world threw away -one- magazine. Just one. It might be "just one" to you, but when piled up with everyone else's.... The repercussions are mind-boggling.

UpcycleRecycleReuse on EtsyIn today's shop, they understand this concern for the environment 100% and are doing what they can to help minimize their own impact on the world.

UpcycleRecycleReuse on Etsy is filled with useful products made from upcycled, recycled and reused paper products.

By shopping in a shop like UpcycleRecycleReuse on Etsy, you are helping them help the world. And, with a variety of products for everyday use, they are an excellent shop to find items everyone needs from gift cards and gift tags to hand bound journals, handmade envelopes, paper embellishments for scrap-booking and more.

Take a browse through this shop and be inspired by the innovative and creative selection of items and ideas.


If you like what you see in the UpcycleRecycleReuse shop, you may also enjoy visiting the Upcycle-Recycle-Reuse blog!

[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Morning Mosaic

Bath time!

With summer heat on the rise and lots of outdoor activities taking place, bath time has become an all time favorite activity in my house. After a hot and fun filled day, there's just nothing better than getting under the spray and scrubbing the dirt away.

Today's mosaic is all about bath time and all the wonderful goodies you use to get yourself clean.

Elysian Organics - Handmade Organic All-Natural Goodness for Your Family

Christine and Marty from South Bend, Indiana

A shop dedicated to offering a wide variety of superior boutique and spa quality handmade, organic soaps with an emphasis on being all-natural and healing. Vegan products are also included. These bath and beauty products are made with care to be safe and comfortable for use with the whole family and include not just soap but also body butters, face scrubs, wedding favors, etc.

Dirty Deeds Soaps - Handmade Soaps and Bath Accessories

Justin and Heather May from Lubbock, Texas

This shop is, hands down, one of my favorite bath shops on Etsy. Why? Because they have shaving sets. I LOVE men that choose to shave with razors instead of with electric and there's something intrinsically sexy about that lather of shaving cream that goes on the face to get things started. This shop offers all of that as well as custom soaps, groomsman gifts, bridal soaps, handmade soaps and more!

Natural Pet Products - Natural Pet Shampoos, Conditioners & Colognes

Katheryn Davis from North Carolina and Vermont

People aren't the only ones that need a bath in the summer. Our pets do too! Even cats can use a bath now and then. I give mine a bath in the summer to help her stay off and keep cool. Natural Pet Products offers a variety of products including complete bathing sets, medicated products, regular and tearless shampoos, de-matt and de-shed shampoos as well as conditioners and colognes.

Sabastien's Nook - Luxury Soaps & Botanicals Rubs

Sabastien's Nook from Middle Island, New York

With luxury soaps and ore, this shop is dedicated to bringing both relaxation and a spiritually uplifting experience to your bath and your senses with a variety of handcrafted products for baths, showers and long, luxurious soaks in the tub. In this shop you will find soaps, scrubs, fizzies and scrubs perfect for a wide variety of uses. They also offer custom made gift baskets on request!

I hope today's selection of shops gives you some wonderful ideas for your own home and perhaps for gift giving as well! It won't be too much longer now until the holidays are upon us. Time is speeding by fast! Bath products make terrific gifts that everyone can enjoy.

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