We’ve been doing a lot of spring cleaning around here, both inside and outside of the house. Planting tender seedlings into bigger pots, purging closets and cabinets that had semi-digested clothes or other items we no longer use, mowing the lawn to keep the homeowner’s association happy, and giving everything in the house a good thorough dusting to mop up all the pollen that has found its way into our lives. This weekend, the theme of the organizing had to do with soldierly-like arrangements. And, like a neatly plucked eyebrow, there is a certain satisfaction in nice neat rows of orderly things, wouldn’t you agree? Let’s have a look around our backyard homestead for some examples, shall we?
So yay! My Etsy shop is called Highlands Homestead and you can browse through it here. What will you find there? Small-batch handcrafted goods made with love and, in most items, something that I grew myself.
Two of the products that I have currently listed include Jam-a-Grams (my take on yummy jam that arrives with a message) which come in a variety of flavors based on what’s available in season, and a rosemary-peppermint shampoo soap. To celebrate the opening of my shop, I’m hosting my very first giveaway here on It Started with Yum!
One lucky winner will win his/her choice of a 2.75-oz. shampoo bar or a 4-oz. jam-a-gram.
To be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what things around your home you like to keep neat and orderly.
Contest closes Saturday, April 21 at 11:59 P.M. (EST). I will contact the winner directly and post results here on Sunday, the 22nd. At this time, I can only ship to U.S. winners only.
Update: This contest is now closed.
Just a simple way to celebrate a small change in my life and thank you for your readership. Good luck!