Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Freebie DOUBLE HEADER!!!

For the next 10 weeks, Prairieland Herbs will be participating in a SUPER COOL Herb Blog Group Contest! A group of 12 herb businesses have banded together, and every Friday a different one will offer a giveaway on their blog. So make the rounds, click on all the links below, and increase your chances of winning. And don't forget to come back every Friday for a new giveaway! This week's Herb Blog Giveaway is from The Essential Herbal!

For the week between Friday, February 27 and Thursday, March 5 you can enter simply by entering a comment in response to this blog entry and take a chance at winning a full year’s subscription to The Essential Herbal Magazine! The Essential Herbal is written by, for, and about herbie people and the things they love. It is a grassroots publication that talks about the things you want to know when it comes to herbs.

The following blogs are also participating, so stop over to enter with them for additional chances to win AND the chance to explore some cool blogs. If you are already a subscriber, we’ll just add the free year on the end. Be sure to leave an email addy in your response so that we can reach you if you win!

Possum Creek Herb Farm

Blessings of an Herbwyfe

Garden Chick ***

SunRose Aromatics ***

Herbs from the Labyrinth ***

Patti’s Potions ***

PrairieLand Herbs ***

Aquarian Bath ***

The Rosemary House ***

Natures Gift ***

Torchsong Studio ***

*** These blogs will be having contests for the next 10 weeks. Be sure to come back!
Happy Freebie Friday everyone! :)

Last week's winners are - Denise Muller, and our friend Sandy Thompson! ladies, please email us at shop at prairielandherbs dot com and let us know which kind of Botanical Bath Salts you'd each like!

And for this week's freebie - you spoke, and we listened. It's our wonderful Magic Mud!!

This "mud" is gentle concoction of ground herbs, clays, glycerine, and essential oils is a wonderful exfoliating facial cleanser, OR it can be used as a facial masque. The choice is yours. :)

Let's give away TWO of these to some lucky winners....

If you'd like to win these bath salts- you must leave a comment on today's blog post.

AND! Another twist this week. Are there any items, gift sets, or anything in general you'd love Prairieland Herbs to make? A product in a different package or size? We always get our best ideas from customers - truth be told, we've hardly had to think of what to make next since we opened our doors nearly 11 years ago - you, our wonderful customers, have always had such great requests and suggestions. We just do our best to listen to you. So here's your chance to give us suggestions!

1) One entry per person.
2) You must have a registered ID to post - if your post shows up under "anonymous", we don't know who you are, and therefore you can't win.
3) You have until the next Thursday at midnight, CST, to enter your comment.
4) Winner will be announced the following Friday - you must check back to see if it's you!
5) International folks are welcome. We ship Prairieland Herbs items all over the world, so we'll ship our "Friday freebie" anywhere too!
6) Each eligible post will be assigned a number, and we'll use a free online random number generator to determine the winner.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Are you tired of photos yet?

Our good friend Mary Swalla Holmes came over Tuesday to take some photos of us to end up on the Women, Food and Agriculture network homepage. They turned out great, and Mary generously offered her permission to share them with you!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Marge at Nature's Gift just did a great blog post about using essential oils to treat head lice. We've gotten this question before, and are glad to have her information to pass along!
I've been busy uploading pictures to our flickr account and found these wintertime scenes I thought you'd enjoy.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Everybody now, sing together (Loudly and off-key please - it's more fun that way)...

"Happy Birthday Dear Donna, Happy Birthday To Yoooooouuuuuuuuuuuuu"

That's right! It's Donna's 61st birthday, and to celebrate, she's requested that we offer 2 of her favorite products at a drastic discount!

Our 1 oz. facial serums are now $10 OFF - now only $20! These serums are WONDERFUL. Available in 3 types - for normal, oily/problem, or mature/dry skin formulations. We spent several months researching and testing various combinations of oils and essential oils, and LOVE the results. Facial serums are a super-concentrated moisturizer - you only need a few drops per application. The blends of oils/essential oils moisturize and tone your skin, yet are not at all heavy or greasy. You can apply makeup several minutes after putting on the serum. Customers have also told us they love these to use as hair serums, or to remove makeup at night.

Whipped shea butters are $5 off - now only $10!!!

Our whipped shea butters are simply divine. 100% natural (scented only with essential oils), these contain 70% Fair Trade shea butter. They're wonderfully moisturizing and can be used as an all-over body moisturizer, BUT, our customers love these as facial moisturizers too. The "Wise Woman" scent in particular has quite a cult following! The Simply Shea (uscented) version is a huge favorite of the fellows in our lives.

Sale prices good through March 8th....enjoy!!
Huzzah! My camera battery arrived. Now I can show you the pics I took a week or so ago. Here's a bit of late-winter sunshine.

Here's Contessa, one of our mini-horses, getting nosy :)

Here's Princess and her onery baby Delilah.

And Mo, posing beautifully!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

It recently came to my attention that our friends Michelle and Pat at Possum Creek Herb Farm have compiled a FREE HERBAL WEDDING PLANNER. Isn't that a wonderful idea? It is available free of charge to anyone who emails them, requesting it.

They also have a wonderful ebooklet of recipes available for purchase, which we highly recommend!

Pat and Michelle do a fablous job growing MANY kinds of herb plants and are experts at shipping them safely. If you need herb plants, we'd highly recommend checking out Possum Creek. (we are in no way getting any kickbacks or anything from this - just recommending a fellow herb biz. we know and trust!)