Monday, September 14, 2009

A Savannah Giveaway


Giles is settled back in at Savannah for his junior year. This time the Composer drove him out to school alone, and the van was stuffed pretty full even without the rest of us, since Giles is setting up in an apartment this semester. His roommates were already at the school when we were still here shopping for household items, so Giles was able to call them and find out what the kitchen already had. You'll never guess: a skillet, a snow cone machine, and a chocolate fountain.


So we piled the cart high with things more basic.


It's hard to say goodbye again but Savannah is the right place for Giles. The artistry and sensibility of the city, the professors who push him, the video shoots he works on with friends--they are good for him.


In honor of this artistically nourishing place, I have a wonderful gift for my readers. On our last trip to Savannah I fell in love with a soap and bath product store called Nourish. The girls bought me treats there--my favorite was the chocolate bar of soap that looked and smelled so much like the real thing that every night in the bath I would get to craving a bite of it . . .


Nourish has donated a giveaway to us! Leave a comment and on Friday at noon I'll randomly pick one. If yours is the winning comment, you'll get to choose three bars of soap from this beautiful outfit. Lovely! (Domestic addresses only please, on this one),

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Mark & Emily said...

I would love some delicious soap. What a treat!

Caroline said...

I love your beautiful blog! And I would love to win some beautiful soap!

Mud Covered Teacups said...

You are such a joy to read. You inspire me in both home and schooling my kiddos. Blessings to you. Adella

Anonymous said...

In your top pic - have they converted an old-fashioned claw-foot tub into a table/desk? I LOVE it!!

Thanks for the give-away; how fun!

Johanna

r0d3warri0r at yahoo dot com

momawake said...

Chocolate scented soap...I'm not sure I could do that. ;-)

Lu said...

Your blog is so beautiful and I would be honored to win the soap!

Elle said...

Ooooh, chocolate soap! Generally my faves are fruity scents like coconut and orange but I think chocolate might take the cake. How fun.

Anonymous said...

How fun! Savannah is a lovely city. I am so pleased to know that Giles is settling in so well.

I couldn't get my Google password right. (Probably because I rarely use it!) So, I had to post "anonymously".

Thanks for the update on Giles and the giveaway!

Aimee

Tracy said...

Yum! Though I make my own soap, I'd love to try some from this fabulous looking store. I once made Chocolate mint, and my children were begging me to lick the spatula. I had to keep reminding them that it was SOAP!

A.D. said...

How lovely! Savannah is a delightful city, although I haven't been able to spend very many hours there...yet.

Jennifer said...

I have not followed your blog long, but found it when I was mass-subscribing to craft and sewing blogs for BFBA, I have fallen in love with your blog. :)

I am glad to hear the moving in went well, and I am not at all surprised by what the roomies had already. It's the college life I suppose!

Those soaps look absolutely delicious!

Anonymous said...

Here's my comment. Thanks!
Colleen in Iowa

YayaOrchid said...

Chocolate? Yum! Lovely post Anna!

Martha A. said...

Oooh, how fun!!! Please enter me! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Karen said...

Oh how I would love some wonderful soap. Thank you! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Lovely soap and I love your blog.

Angela said...

Many soap wishes!

Siân said...

Sounds delicious, count me in!

Mrs. Michele B said...

Count me in, please! (o:

Sarah said...

I've never been to Savannah but would love to visit--your photos of it are always so beautiful. In the meantime, chocolate soap from Savannah would be perfect :)

Jennifer said...

I love reading your blog. You remind me that life doesnt have to be as complicated as I make it - simple pleasures are such a blessing!

cchemm2002 said...

Sounds scrumptious! My mom, sister, and I love your blog. Thanks for letting us take a peek into your lives.

connie said...

what a lovely giveaway!

my family and i visited savannah over easter this year and just loved it. i'm sure giles is enjoying his time there.

Mama Sewing said...

I would LOVE chocolate soap. Don't know if the rest of the family would though!

Julie said...

You are such a blessing to me and my family. My 11 yr old daughter even aspires to be a famous cook like Bella :-) Thanks for your generosity.

HopiQ said...

Ooooohhh! Sounds scrumptious! I, too, love your beautiful blog and enjoy all the lovely photos and inspiration.

Paula said...

Your discription of the soap made me crave a bite of chocolate. Will chocolate covered espresso beans work? I will let you know. The soaps sound lovely.
Blessings
Paula

CLR said...

Hmm chocolate in the bath... that's treat I think I'm missing out on.

Thanks for such a lovely blog...

Julie said...

Sounds wonderful!! I just love your blog and the quiet peaceful feeling it gives me.

Sharon said...

Dear Anna,

Thank you and the folks from Nourish for the generous giveaway! I checked out their website and have bookmarked it. So many wonderful and delicious bath products!

~Sharon

Carina said...

Thank you for such a lovely giveaway! I think I'm going to have to bookmark Nourish's website! ;)

Emily said...

I love your blog - so inspiring! Thanks for treating us to a giveaway! :-)

A family of boys said...

That is just so lovely! :) Thanks for the wonderful chance.

Wine & Design said...

That sounds lovely. And, your blog is lovely and inspiring in seeing the beauty inherent domesticity! Thank you.

Taylor Girls said...

Wonderful! I love soaps and beautiful products, and I LOVE recommendations and giveaways!

Thank you for your beautiful blog. I went to school from 5th-12th grade in a one-room school on a 100-acre farm in Tennessee. I graduated in 2001, so this was recent and the school is still run by the same wonderful people. What you've shared of your life reminds me so much of that lovely place and those special people.

Ashley

marilyn said...

Nice to hear that your son is settled in. I love
new kinds of soaps, thanks for the giveaway.

Blessings,
Marilyn
maruvolo@gmail.com

Polly said...

Well, I'll take my chocolate any way I can get it--even in soap form! Count me in!

Belle said...

So cute about the boys having a snow cone machine & a chocolate fountain as their kitchen utensils!

Marlaine said...

A kitchen with a sno-cone machine...how fun! And when you KNOW that your kids are where they are supposed to be, (even when it is far from home), it is such a blessing!

Lady Farmer said...

Though I rarely comment here, I cannot pass up something chocolate!
My sweet eldest daughter makes chocolate soap and had given me a few bars but one can never have too much chocolate (or soap, for that matter!) I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
Yours is the first blog I ever read. I found you when searching (googled) for a vintage bed jacket pattern. After reading for about a year and sending others to your blog, I finally started my own.
I have watched your sweet family grow and feel like I know you and them! Amazing how quickly they grow up! It all seems like just yesterday! :~D

Nadine said...

What a lovely giveaway...I would love to be entered!
You should be so proud of your son, you homeschooled him well, he will do wonderful.

Blessings!
~Nadine

Shelley said...

Savannah is a gorgeous place and I'm sure Giles will find his talent nourished there, so it is appropriate that your giveaway product have that name! Fingers crossed here in England...

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, how absolutely lovely (and delicious)! I would love to win!

erin said...

How lovely! This would be such a treat (SCAD is my alma mater!)

Sandy said...

I *love* fancy bath products- what a treat! And I love your blog!

Elizabeth Kay said...

Please enter me! Thank you!

chicklegirl said...

I'm a daily lurker, but you've drawn me out to comment with this fine offer--the chocolate soap sounds TOO dreamy!

Candace said...

reading about how chocolate smells made me salivate....and then I remembered what soap tastes like, BLECH! I would love some nice soap. Once you begin having multiple children you buy things such as fancy soap fewer and farther between.

Tami said...

Savannah is a place that has been on my list for a long while to visit. Have not made it yet but still hope too. The pictures are beautiful. Did Giles take these?

Mia said...

Sounds wonderful!!

Miss Mia

Stephanie said...

I love your blog, I have recently subscribed to it, and look forward to reading each new post. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, I would love to have some wonderful soap! Although I do think I would also probably have a hard time not wanting to take a bite out of the chocolate scented soap.

A Dusty Frame said...

Looks yummy:0
Thank you for entering me.

Lizzie

Grace =) said...

chocolate soap...that sounds like a bit of heaven! Glad Giles enjoys his school. I'm still trying to figure out whether I like mine or not. I'm a junior also but I just transferred here. I guess time will tell. I'm certainly loving my ceramics class!

Gardening Mommy said...

Lovely blog! Thanks for the chance to win some pampering!

Caroline said...

Oooh, beautiful store! It looks like a candy shoppe. Count me in, that would be lovely.

Anonymous said...

My beautiful daughters and I would love to win the soap and enhance our bath times!

live4Him said...

Anna,
Nourish looks delicious and calorie-free! I love coming to your blog at the end of my day.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful life with all of us. You are so inspiring.

HumbuckerChapell said...

Thank you for keeping this blog alive- even for people like me, not knowing you personally. God is good and I am encouraged seeing his goodness through this site.

SisterlyLove said...

Mm! Pick me pick me!! Thanks for doing this giveaway.
Genevieve

Kristi said...

You have drawn me out of the woodwork to post for some free goodies! Would love the soap!!!

Jen said...

Another lurker here, wanting a chance to win the prize. Savannah is my favorite city to visit. Just beautiful!

caramela said...

Who can say no to sweet smelling soap? Thank you for the giveaway.
What an exciting move for your son!
My best wishes for it all!
Annamaria :)

Liz said...

thank you for the chance to win! Their soaps sound decadent!

Heather said...

Oh how wonderful!!!

Stephanie in SC said...

Love checking your blog daily. You do inspire!
I am not far from the period in my life when my children will be leaving, and reading here reminds me to enjoy each and every day.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

What a unique and wonderful giveaway. I love everything about this blog!

Henry's Momma said...

Your blog and your family are so beautiful! I sure hope Bella sent him with some recipes and kitchen tips. I am not sure how long one can last on sno cones and chocolate dipped marshmallows. :)

Jane said...

Thanks for the giveaway - lovely soaps.

Love your blog!

Melissa said...

Chocolate soap? Reminds me of Granny Clampett putting vanilla behind her ears on the Beverly Hillbillies.

I enjoy your blog so much. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

An Adventurer in the World said...

well, yes, I would love some soap that hails from Savannah!

deb meyers

Laura said...

I love all things bath-related and that shop looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this giveaway!

Chas said...

Please enter me, I would love to win! Thank you... :)
Chas

http://www.homesteadblogger.com/chas

Jecca said...

I would love to win! They look delicious! :)

Jessica B.

Rain said...

Chocolate soap-yum! I might have to take a small bite just to convince myself it really is soap.

kelly said...

what a treat!! Please tell Bella that the corn fritters were so yummy!! And a huge it with my family!

smosolgo said...

the soap sounds as wonderful as your blog

Sara said...

Chocolate soap---delicious! I promise not to eat it!

Leah said...

Hi Anna,

The soap does look delicious, although that's not why Im leaving a comment. I live in Australia which Im sure excludes me anyway :) Actually, I just wanted to pass along a website that I thought Bella might like if she has not already discovered it. www.101cookbooks.com

Leah xx

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so beautiful and you have inspired me to learn to sew! I would love some soap from this lovely shop!

Anna said...

Oh, that sounds lovely! Thanks!

Lani quimby said...

Chocolate scented soap is hard to imagine, but I certainly would not mind trying it!! Combining a relaxing bath with the scent of chocolate couldn't be a bad thing!!

Shannon said...

What a fun giveaway. You do a lovely job with your blog. I always enjoy visiting.

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Sounds interesting!

LaniQ said...

Beautiful photos, once again. The soap sounds wonderful.

AnnMarie said...

Oh the chocolate sounds lovely and the soaps look lovely too. Thanksfor the giveaway!

Amy in Texas said...

Who knew photos of soap could be so gorgeous! Wow!
Amy in Texas

Scott and Lisa said...

Your blog is one of my favorites...I love how you write about your children. I so often wish I could sit down with you over a cup of tea and ask questions about how you've raised your children!

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

Lynne in NC said...

Chocolate soap! who would have thought!?
I really like the display of the claw foot tub with the 'baubles' on top. All of the soaps look delicious enough to eat.
Thanks for sharing your experience with Giles' going away.

pfarmwife said...

Oh, we lived in Savannah for three years and loved it. It's been a long time... If you get an opportunity to go next time, get the Composer to take you to Elizabeth on 37th...have fried grits with red eye gravy and the Savannah Cream Cake. Oh, it's delicious!

Warmly,
Stacey

Deb said...

I love the smell of handmade soap, and I would love to try this out. Thank you for the chance.

Beth said...

Lovely! Hope Giles has a wonderful time in Savannah this year!

- Beth

The Domestic Chick said...

great giveaway anna. thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

What fun - I would love to win a treat from Savannah! Thanks for sharing in your blog. Barbara in AR

Missy said...

Isn't Savannah wonderful?! My brother is a graduate of SCAD and I was always envious of him for living in such a lovely city! Glad to hear Giles loves it as well!

Laura said...

Mmm~Delicious soap!

"Cleanliness is indeed
next to godliness."
~1791 Wesley Works (1872) VII. 16~

A clean mama is a happy mama.
Gotta be happy!

Thank you, Anna.

{{* *}}

Julie said...

Savannah is such a beautiful city. Glad y'all have an excuse to visit often.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is such an inspiration to me. I too homeschool and desire to follow my Savior in every way. Thank you for your inspiration to others and the opportunity to win some delicious soaps!
lkathrynwalters@yahoo.com

dale said...

Just can not believe Giles is a Junior already!!
What a great place for him to be.
Would love the gift of soap! Thanks for sharing with us.

Thirkellgirl said...

I click on your blog every morning and love your photography. And am always looking for more Grace Livingston Hill books for sale! Would love to win Savannah soap but will keep reading each morning even if I don't get picked, lol.

silly lilly's said...

Sounds yummy! Love reading your blog!

kykathy said...

Wow! Alot of comments, alot of us would like some of this delicious soap!
Best to Giles this new school year! What talented children you have!
Kathy
kykathy@aol.com

Jessica said...

lovely...I would love to indulge in some of this soap!

Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Good luck to Giles! A skillet, a snow cone machine, and a chocolate fountain - sounds like they have all the important kitchen items.

pequenita1 said...

What a beautiful shop - just looking at the soap I feel like I can smell it. -Lucy

Emma said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

Sharon said...

Please enter my name--I would love to win! Since I'm here I'll tell you I visit your blog every day--pure loveliness. Blessings to you...

Tammy said...

Please enter me! I'd love to win! :-) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

What a joy to possibly win this treat!

Kim from Philadelphia

Jamie Bahr said...

Sounds wonderful! Our farmer's market used to have a homemade soap stand and I would occasionally treat myself to some peppermint soap. It was SO relaxing to take a bath and let the bar just sit in the water!

Chuck Berwick said...

The store sounds fabulous. On my list of places to visit at some point in my life. Please add my name to the drawing. And I love that Giles has the essential snow cone machine for his apt. Sally

Jen said...

I adore your blog. It's so down to earth and inspiring. I always look forward to new updates. Keep it up! Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria said...

What a great idea. Thank you!

Val said...

I love soaps and lotions that smell like food! My best friend once gave me some bodywash that smelled like fresh pecan pie. Yum!

Becky said...

We loved our visit to Savannah. It's down to earth artsy approach to life, the very friendly natives, the fun shopping and beautiful parks. I can see why Giles is enjoying it so much. And I'd love some tempting soaps :)

jill said...

As always ... love your blog...
Jill-in Ohio

polly's path said...

love soap!

D'Rae said...

So Fun! I love bath stuff!

Bell said...

I don't know if I could bath with chocolate soap...without eating the soap. Looks like a beautiful shop.

she who must be obeyed said...

Savannah is the only city that ever tempted me to want to move! I love that place (would have gone to art school there myself had my parents been more open to the idea of their daughter going to art school instead of getting a "practical degree :)

Christie in Chicago said...

Trying to lose a few pounds after baby # 3 . . . chocolate soap is probably the way to go!

Ashley said...

Thank you for your simply beautiful suggestions and pictures. I would love to enter the drawing for the soap.

Thanks,
ashley

Amy said...

I have enjoyed your blog for several years now. Each of your children's imaginative spirit is a great thing to see in this very techy/commercial society! Have a blessed day!

Peter Jones said...

Mmmmm...spoil-me soap. Just what I need!
Julie

Anonymous said...

I read your blog often- it is a fun source of ideas and inspiration- I have especially enjoyed working through your 'influential reading' suggestions. Thanks for all that you do!

Andrea

lolafalola said...

Wow...thanks for the give-away! Chocolate soap..too tempting perhaps, but why not!

kendall said...

What an adorable store! I love your blog. And, thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah said...

How perfect! Chocolate scented soap could always find a home here!

skolacki@hotmail.com

G.L.H. said...

Yum! Count me in!

--Barbara

April said...

I'd love to be entered, too! A treat, indeed!

Emily G. said...

A chocolate fountain???

Lovely photos as usual.

beth said...

just started coming to your blog. love your photos and all the neat stuff you make and share. would love some soap treats from nourish!

affectioknit said...

I love Savanah...

Anonymous said...

How deliciously wonderful!
Please put my name "in the hat" for this giveaway.
Chocolate Soap ~ now that's a great idea.

Blessings to you and yours,
Heatherj

Mrs. Farrah Ginter said...

Thank you, Miss Anna! I sent you an email a few days ago about Savannah. Did you receive it? Please enter me for the drawing.

Anonymous said...

Anna, I love your blog...read it every day! THanksk for your beauty and creativity.

Sarah said...

I just checked out their website and loved what I saw! The different fragrances sound so yummy!

Celeste said...

Oh, my--positively luscious!

Catherine G. said...

Yum! The soaps sounds delicios..

Anonymous said...

Count me in on the give away...
Love your blog.

Barb in Nebraska

JennyCash said...

mmmm, chocolate soap. i'm in!

ElleBee said...

How fun! :) Thanks for such a "yummy" giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me, this is a great giveaway! Your blog is great too;)
-Janelle

sweet simplicity said...

I would love to win!! How neat! ;)

Tyna said...

I love your blog! What delightful pictures of that store. Sigh...

Anonymous said...

:) Love your blog and have been a reader of it for about 3 years now! Such inspiration! Thanks for the absolutely awesome giveaway!

Amanda said...

I have been following your blog for the past month or two, and I think your pictures are beautiful, and your ideas are wonderful. I've always wanted to learn how to quilt, and I might have to try it after reading your blog! Wow. You have a lot of followers.

Trina said...

I love your blog. It is like visiting my mother's house.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Count me in! I love your blog.

Tammy said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! Chocolate soap sounds "delicious"!

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy reading your blog and the soaps look amazing!

Charity

gillian said...

I LOVE Savannah! and pretty soap :-)

Frugalista Mama said...

Sounds heavenly

Sarah said...

What fun! I would love to win some lovely soap.
sdyjak at gmail dot com

First and Twentieth said...

Oh, I would like that! Thank you so much! My Etsy store be in a giveaway at http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/ on Friday.

Kristin said...

I enjoy your blog so much. It's very inspiring and I've started to thrift like never before! I would love some lovely soaps. Have a blessed day.

Dj said...

I can't believe Giles is already a junior. I'm sure he'll enjoy the freedom of an apartment this year.

Becky said...

Those look positively delicious!

Rachel said...

I'm starting a little goat soap biz and would love to try that chocolate soap! Chocolate and Goat's Milk soap anyone?

Brenda M. said...

I, too, would like to throw my name into the hat. Thank you for running this giveaway, and thanks also to Nourish for sponsoring it.

Missy said...

mmmm...that chocolate soap looks delicious!

Katya said...

What a lovely shop!
It would be such a pleasure to have some of their soaps. :)

Vickie said...

Please count me in. I really enjoy your blog. thank you for the giveaway.

Kunter Klan said...

Really? Chocolate Soap!! I SSSSOOOO LOVE Chocolate! Maybe I shouldn't win, I might eat the soap before I get a chance to use it:0

Michelle said...

Please enter me to win. I enjoy the beauty and creativity that I find on your blog

Electric Daisy said...

I would love to win something so lovely. The photos of the shop are so sweet, I'd love to have soap from such a beautiful place and feel like I almost got to shop there!

Janet said...

Please enter me in the contest, Anna!

Judy said...

Thank you for your lovely blog and for the chance to win the delicious soaps. I have enjoyed the vintage patterns, recipes (everyone loves the butterscotch brownies), knitting, thrifting, and photos over the past couple of years.

Judy

New England Girl said...

You say "a skillet, a snow cone machine, and a chocolate fountain" like those are bad things. ;-)

Denise said...

I can see why you fell in love with their store. I checked out their website from your link. What wonderful products! I'd be delighted to have some of their soap.

Lyndsey said...

I loved Nourish! My husband just took me to Savannah for our honeymoon in July. That was one of my favorite stores!

Shana said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

MaureenE said...

What a beautiful place! I love all the light.

Alisa said...

Yummy! I have just re-fallen in love with special soaps again. Must be that I have time now that the kids are a bit older. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Carrie said...

Oh bathe me in chocolate!!!! I love your blog and enjoy all your photos.
Love and Prayers
Carrie

Anonymous said...

I would love this lovely soap. Looks good enough to eat, right through the computer screen! ;)
~Karen A.

Trudy said...

Chocolate in a bubble bath - how can it get any better. Was that a bathtub turned desk? love it. Hope Giles has a wonderful year.

fj62 said...

Love your blog and the soap sounds, um, yummy!

RetroGirl said...

The shop looks almost as good as an old fashioned candy store!

Kimberly said...

It all looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Karla said...

Sounds wonderful! I would love a chance to win!

Jan said...

Beautiful (as always). Count me as a hopeful!

Sarah said...

Ooh, I love Savannah, and would love some of this special soap! Taking bubble baths is a simple way for a mom like me to relax and refresh my body and spirit.

Anonymous said...

Please include me in your give way.

I taught myself to knit because of your daughter...I am still taking it a little slow but I am now making a scarf not brown but tan:)

I would love to see more knitting projects:)

Renee

gardendesk.com

Tricia H. said...

Oh boy! I hope it's me! :)

Captured by Love said...

OHHHHH - sounds YUM! I'd like to be entered! Thanks!!

Heather said...

mmmm I think I could eat...use some right now. LOL I can almost smell it already.
What a nice treat that would be.

Anonymous said...

Count me in. The soap sounds lovely.

carrie1807@aol.com

Laura said...

Chocolate soap sounds delicious. Count me in!

wannabeinkling said...

I love the shops in Savannah! However, living on the left side of the country somewhat prevents me from visiting. I would love some soap! Thanks for the give-away :)

Beth said...

Looks like a lovely trip in spite of the goodbyes at the end. Thanks to you and Nourish for such a great giveaway.

Beth
chasingbutterflies76@yahoo.com

Cyndi said...

What a lovely variety of things they have!

Dawn said...

Nothing completes a delicious soak in the tub like a beautiful bar of soap! I'm wondering if you've ever visited the store Bath Junkie before? You can add a scent of your choice to your bath product (I always go for clove!) and color too (I skip this step). It's wonderful to hear how your children are growing in the different paths they are taking towards their adulthood. You and the Composer are blessed!

In Christ,
Dawn

Anonymous said...

Enter me, please.

Janet


yates6266@yahoo.com

Missy said...

VERY cool giveaway!

Good luck to Giles!

Chad and Sandy said...

Love the blog.....and chocolate too!

Jenna said...

Sounds heavenly!
jenna (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Hopewell said...

Yum! Soap you want to "nom"!! We're hoping to visit SCAD this year as a possible place for my son! I'll check the place out and shop for soaps too!

Mrs. Sensibility said...

My daughter was visiting in Savannah at the same time that Giles was a little over a year ago (when he was looking at the school). She loved it and wants to visit again. I am sure that he loves it.

Emilee said...

Oooh. . . it made me smile just reading your descriptions. I'd love to win some soap.

becka said...

They all look good enough to eat!

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