Well, I botched up the scheduling feature, so here's the Early Edition. hahaha. What can you do....
Welcome to Things I like Thursday. I liked a lot of things this week. :)
First of all, I want to tell you about Heather's Homemade Classics. I won a gift basket of bath goodies from Heather in a recent blog giveaway. My basket included a bottle of Pina Colada scented lotion, a bar of Honey glycerin soap, a bar of Apricot Scrub Oatmeal soap, and a Pina Colada sachet. The Pina Colada scent reminds me of sno cones. It's summery, and lingers on your skin without being overpowering. The honey soap was probably my favorite. I used it on myself and my kids, and it left us feeling soft, and smelling great. The subtle scent was great for the kids, clean and fresh, not perfume-y. The Apricot Scrub Oatmeal soap was scrubby enough to feel like it was making a difference, but not so rough that it felt like I was bathing with Lava soap.
I'm glad to have won this giveaway. I used to buy nice bath stuff for myself all the time. These days I usually just buy whatever is on sale at the grocery store. The good news is that Heather's prices are really affordable. Soaps start at $2.50, and the large pump bottle of lotion is $6. Go check her out.
(I took pictures of my basket, but now I can't find them. Oops.)
I also won a darling little knitted business card holder from French Press Knits . I love the little knitted pouch. I'm a crocheter, so anything knitted seems really exotic to me. The packaging was very gift worthy. She sent the card holder in a stamped (with her logo,) cheesecloth bag, which was then packaged in a little gift box, wrapped with ribbon. Her store has lots of pretty cowls and hats that would be great for Christmas gifts. (Yes, I seriously buy Christmas gifts this early.)
I found 2 free crochet soaker patterns at Crochet Castle. com that I am excited to try out. There are loads of free knitted soaker patterns around, but not many for crocheters. These look really cute.
The Homeschool Classroom posted 25 Homeschool sites to bookmark. There are quite a few that I had never been to before.
A cool book I picked up at Goodwill, called Don't Move the Muffin Tins (a hands off guide to art for the young child). I'll be making a separate post about it later, but you can find it at Amazon, for less than 2 bucks, (before shipping). It's totally worth it.
*Now, a word on Things I like Thursdays: My picks for the week are things I genuinely enjoyed. I'm not being reimbursed for them or recieving any other perks or freebies. Some of these items are things I won in a giveaway. Let's face it, folks hold giveaways so they can hopefully gain more exposure for their products. If I like them, I'm happy to try to spread the word.