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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A bit about me...

Hi all, my name is Heather & I am the owner of Willow Lake Scents. I love crafting !! At the moment we carry hand made primitives, hand made CP soap and M&P soap, OOAK hand made wreaths, craft supplies, misc. bath & body products & anything else I find the time to make.....

I am the mother of 2 amazing teenagers ~ My daughter Roxanne is 18 & will graduate from high school this year (ughhh) & my son Michael (we call him Skip) is 14 & a freshman in high school this year. I have been with my husband Michael Sr. for 19 years & am still madly in love with him. He is my best friend !

Up until 2 weeks ago, I cared for my 80 year old grandmother (she had dementia & was very sick). I moved her from NY in June of 2007 to live with me & enjoyed every minute of the time I got to spend caring for her as she did for me when I was young. Sadly, we lost her on the 13th of this month & I miss her everyday. Iam so thankful that I was in a position (with overwhelming support from my family & friends) that I could quit my full time job in a nursing home & be home to care for her. She was an amazing woman & one of my best friends.

I recently signed up to be a box sponsor for the December box at ~ if you haven't checked out this website yet ~ what are ya waitin' for ?? There are some amazing contributors for these sample boxes!! I bought the October box & the November box ~ AWESOME !!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Out Of The Box Sampler ~November Box Part 2

Ok... & the list continues

13. Pookie ~ Candy Cane Lip Balm ~ Was going to put this in my daughters Christmas stocking but she snagged it before I could put it away !!

14. Sarah's Scentsations ~ "Hansel & Gretel's House" scented soy candle ~ Smells YUMMY ! I was burning it earlier in my dining room earlier today ~ no soot, clean burning.

15. Carol's Country Candles ~ 2 Wax Melts in "Christmas Kitchen" scent ~ check out her website ~ lots of goodies !!

16. Mineral Perfect ~ Multi-Purpose Powder in Gold Salmon ~ another one for my daughter ~ she LOVES their mineral makeup !!

17. Sara's Soaps 'n Such ~ 20% off next purchase + Bubbly Bliss Body Wash in "Christmas By The Sea" scent ~ has a nice fresh clean holiday smell.

18. Mr. Momz General Store ~ Free Large Pkg. of Wickless Wax Tarts !! I love freebies !!

19. Lazy Bones Creations ~ Book Marks (coffee themed) ~ I LOVE this one !! I love to read a good book & I'm pretty sure I have coffee running through my veins ~ lol.

20. Angel Made Scents ~ 2 Take Out Tarts in "Vanilla Pumpkin" & "Gingerbread" scents ~ Ya really need to check out this website !! I love my samples from this contributor !!

21. ~ "Avon ~ MARK" ~ I got "pure" eau de toilette & see things clearly brightening moisturizer ~ Awesome !!

22. Smoodz ~ Shea & Mango Butter Lotion in "Gingerbread" scent ~ left my hands silky smooth, not greasy like some lotions !! A+

23. Chavot Savonnerie ~ Peppermint Soap ~ YUMMY ~ this website has TONS of goodies !! Check it out !!

24. Metime Luxuries ~ Pomegranate Soap ~ One of my favorite scents !!

Well ~ that was alot of typing !! Out Of The Box Sampler is AMAZING & the owner is super nice & very helpful. Look for my samples in the upcoming December Box (Willow Lake Scents is one of the December Box Sponsors) ~ Feel free to leave me comments on what you think of my samples ~ what ya liked or what ya didn't like & how I can make improvements. I'm always trying new things ( I get bored quickly ~ lol) & I try to keep up with what people are interested in.

Til next time....... Prim Blessings to all........ Have a very Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

Out Of The Box Sampler's November Box

WOW! ~ If you miss out on this one you're never gonna forgive yourself... I got samples from 24 different companies in my box this month & I've checked out each of their websites so here's a bit of info on what I received in my box.
1. Wonderous Land Of Cookies ~ 4 Cookies (2 orange pecan & 2 spice butter) ~ I ate them all (so much for my diet) & they were delicious !! They have TONS of goodies on their website ~ Now I just have to figure out what I want to order (everything, but I think my hubby would be mad ~ lol.)

2. Twist Of Taste ~ Nutter Butter Walnut Caramel Breakaway ~ Hubby ate this sample (all of it) & said it was great ~ there was also a brochure from this company in the box with lots of goodies at reasonable prices.

3. SBS Teas ~ WOW ~ Home For The Holidays Black Tea, Chocolate Mint Truffle Cocoa, Peppermint Hard Candies, China Tea Shoppe Soap + a 15% discount. I can't wait to use my discount. The cocoa was awesome !! Loved the tea & since I love spicey scents the soap is right up my alley !! 5 Stars on this contributors samples !!!

4. Six Peas In A Pod ~ The cutest Prim Christmas Stocking Ornie !! I was gonna use this as a pkg. tie-on but decided against that idea ~ I like it too much to give it up lol. So I'll be keeping this one & hanging it on the tree (whenever I get around to putting the tree up ~ for now it's hanging from a peg shelf in my kitchen).

5. The Couture Baby ~ 10% discount ~ A friend of mine just had a baby not too long ago & I've been trying to find the perfect gift for the little guy. This company has some amazing products !! I'm having a hard time deciding on one thing...

6. SOPSOP88 ~ 20% off + Cute little scrapbooking flowers. Since I don't scrapbook ~ I gave this sample to a good friend & she thinks they are the cutest !!

7. The Gourmet Bath Shoppe ~ Scents of Autumn Soap ~ This was one of my favorites from the October box so I was THRILLED to get another one in this months box !! They have some great products on their website ~ hurry up ~ check it out. BTW all the links for all of these great companies can be found on the Out Of The Box Sampler website at !

8. Bless Your Heart Creations ~ Hand painted wooden sign "Age is mind over matter If you don't mind it doesn't matter" ~ this is the 2nd sample from this company that I got (1 in the Oct box too) & I LOVE them !!

9. Ficklefaerie ~ Reusable Produce Bag ~ This is such a great idea !! I'm using mine already ~I have my apples & pears in it right now.

10. Soy By Jen ~ Cherry Spice large wax tart. I love this scent ~ My house smells amazing !

11. Ugly Duckling Designs ~ Harvest Apple Spice snowflake shaped large wax tart + 15% off discount. This is one of my favorite holiday scents & the snowflake shape for winter is too cute!!

12. Natural Goodies ~ 15% off + Brown Sugar Soap in Warm Vanilla Sugar scent ~ YUMMY !! Cute Gingerbread shape too !

Ok ~ Need to take a break from the computer ~ Part 2 off this post to follow shortly .....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

October Box

Yeah ~ I got my October Sample Box the other day. It's filled with some amazing goodies !! SO, I thought I'd let everyone know what goodies I received & what I think of them. Here goes ~
1. sent the cutest handpainted wooden heart sign ~ it is now hanging in my kitchen !!

2. sent a sample of Mineral Perfect Eyeshadow ~ I LOVE IT !!

3. sent a sample of mineral eyeshadow ~ since I got 2 eyeshadows I thought I'd be nice & share with my daughter ~ she loves it !!

4. sent a coupon for a free large package of wickless tarts ~ I can't wait to order from them !!

5. sent a coupon for $5.00 off a $35.00 order ~ Yipee !!

6. sent a Spider Cider scented large wax tart ~ it smells amazing !!

7. sent a Trick or Treat scented wax tart ~ this scent is a new favorite !!

8. sent an Autumn Sage scented wax tart ~ I love this scent !

9. sent Pumpkin Spice Prim Fixins with Witches Hats ~ So cute & smells amazing !!

10. sent 4 wax tarts ~ they all smell yummy ~ can't wait to melt them !

11. Mia Bella sent a pumpkin shaped tart that smells yummy !

12. sent a skull shaped wax tart in coffee cake scent ~ this is melting in my kitchen as I type this & it is my absolute favorite !

13. sent the cutest little witches spell book ornie + a 15% off coupon ~ I'll be heading off to the website when I'm finished here !

14. sent a sample of Scents of Autumn soap ~ even though I make my own soap ~ I love to try soaps made by others & this is a scent that I don't carry. It smells awesome ~ lather is amazing & left my hands feeling silky smooth !!

There wasn't anything in my box that I wasn't completely thrilled with !! Can't wait to order this months box & hopefully contributing to the December box !!