Friday, March 13, 2009

It's another Freebie Friday Double Header! Congrats to last week's winner - Linda D!

This week (#3) our herbal blog contest swings over to SunRose Aromatics, where Roe whips up the most delightful of aromatherapy and pampering products. For the week between Friday, March 13 and Thursday, March 19, you can enter simply by posting a comment in response to this blog entry and take a chance at winning!!!
Here's the prize:Facial Scrub w/ Organic Liquid Soap Set:
Pamper your face with all natural ~
* apricot kernel meal
* organic liquid castile soap
Mix in the palm of your hand & then apply to your face.
A wonderful exfoliate!

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.

Herbs from the Labyrinth
Patti’s Potions
Aquarian Bath
The Rosemary House
Nature's Gift
Torchsong Studio
The Essential Herbal
Garden Chick - Where the winners from week #2 will be listed :-)
SunRose Aromatics

Keep coming back and keep entering. We have some great prizes coming up, and we'll be having the contests til the middle of May!

It's Freebie Friday (who said Friday the 13th can't be lucky?)! Congratulations to pigbook1 and Gracee - you are the winners of last week's giveaway, our healing wands. Drop us an email (to shop at prairielandherbs dot com) with your address and we'll send them right out!

This week's freebie is a 2 oz. jar of our Ache Relief rub - an soothing blend of arnica-infused oil and a potent essential oil blend of peppermint, rosemary, thyme, ginger and cinnamon. This giveaway is inspired by my recent desire to attain a better level of fitness...and the ensuing soreness (DAMN those one-legged pushups!). So I speak from experience here when I say 1) this stuff works, and 2) it's just one of those things you should have in your herbal medicine chest, because eventually, you WILL need it. Haven't we all had a time when we over-exerted our muscles (moving house, spring gardening, raking leaves, shoveling snow, etc.)?

If you'd like to win a jar of our ache relief rub - you must leave a comment on today's blog post.

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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Join Prairieland Herbs, Picket Fence Creamery, and Lake Robbins Ballroom for an afternoon of free fun in the country! Picket Fence Creamery is sampling Girl Scout cookie Thin Mint ice cream, tortellini salad, shoo-fly pie, 10-grain bread, Neva's famous cheese ball, cheese curds and chocolate milk, elk sticks, buffalo summer sausage, Taste of the Town salsa, Iowa wines, and more! (Wow, I think I gained weight just typing that. Sounds delicious though doesn't it?)

Prairieland Herbs has a sample basket chock-full of handmade soaps, shampoo bars and milk baths, and will be giving free samples of Peppermint Foot Soak to anyone who heads on down to Lake Robbins Ballroom for their.....

......FREE sample dance lessons! (available from 2 - 4 pm - after that, they will have their regular dance lesson - basic Swing 4-5 PM, for $5 per person). You can make a whole day of it and stay for the Dance Big Band 6-10 pm $8 cover (Cecil Stanley)

Should be a fun afternoon for everyone - bring your friends, bring your family, and discover the delights of rural Dallas County!
Okay, so, just to get this out of the way, I fully blame Jill for getting Prairieland Herbs on Facebook. I resisted, she insisted, and she won - and thank goodness, cuz she is right. Facebook is fun!

See, the best part about our job is - YOU. Our customers, loyal readers, supporters, friends. You allow us to do what we love - play in the dirt, grow herbs, make cool herbal stuff. And besides that - you're all just a great bunch of folks. Interesting, kind, trustworthy, funny, and just plain COOL. Most of you we know only by name or email - if you were nearby we'd love to see you, but you're all over the world! So phone calls and emails are our main forms of contact. Many of you we have known for years, and have been privileged to see your kids grow up, hear about the news and changes in your life, and just generally get to know you.

But with facebook - now we can share pictures! We get to see you ! So, c'mon gang - join up. Here is our Prairieland Herbs Fanpage - Join if you like. (I'm still very, very new at this Facebook thing, so please bear with me while I figure it out.)

I'm also working on some other projects, to give those of you across the world a better visual look at Prairieland Herbs. We've got 10+ years of product, farm, and garden photos, and I'm slowly (10 pics a day) adding them to our flickr account.Then my next goal is to work on a couple of virtual tours, using Smilebox (maybe - anyone have any better ideas let me know, ok?), - of our gardens, workspace, etc.

But for now - time to go to work, orders to pack, stuff to make. See y'all on Facebook!