Friday, April 27, 2012

Hip, on the House: LLFarm


This giveaway is now closed!  Thank you to everyone who participated.  The lucky winner is...


Lucky number 34!   Danunepthys, please email us at hardlyhousewives@gmail.com to claim your prize! For those that didn't win, we have another AWESOME giveaway we will be posting later today. 


You guys remember me freaking out over Julie Mom's lavender scones I had while visiting Midland, MI? 

Yeah. So good. 

Get excited because Karyn is sending me lavender buds so I can make the recipe for you guys. 

Yeah. So excited. 

I was buzzing through Etsy for lavender buds and came across the most amazing store ever:  Lizzy Lane Farm.  Even though I was only looking for lavender buds, I found so much more!  Organic herbs, and soaps, and salves...oh my! I contacted Karyn, the shop owner, and she put something extra, extra special together just for you guys.    

This weeks giveaway will be a lavender GIFT BASKET complete with Lavender Salve, Lavender Soap, Lavender Bath Salt, and of course Lavender Buds.  SCORE.


I love Karyn's Lizzy Lane Farm Blog.  It's so inspiring and envy inducing.  She lives on this amazing farm in New Hampshire.   Be still my Mainer heart.  


Check out Karyn's famous Lizzy Lane Farm House Lavender Lemonade recipe.  I'm SO making this and you can too :)

1 tray crushed ice cubes
1/4 cup dried lavender
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup organic sugar
8 organic lemons
5 cups cold water

Place ice cubes into a 2 quart pitcher. Place the lavender into a bowl, and pour boiling water over it. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then strain out the lavender and discard in the compost bin.  Mix the organic sugar into the hot lavender water, then pour into the pitcher with the ice.  Squeeze the juice from the lemons into the pitcher, getting as much juice as you can. I use my Grandmothers old glass juicer. Top off the pitcher with cold water, and stir. Taste, and adjust lemon juice or sugar if desired. Pour into tall glasses, pull up a bale of hay and watch the chickens run around the yard, and relax!


Can I move in Karyn?  I can almost smell this soap from here...mmmmm...



I could use some of this salve and I bet you could too.  I have incredibly dry, sensitive skin.  I'm always rubbing chap stick everywhere so this would be a more appropriate, and appealing way to remedy my dry skin situation. 


 Gotta musta needta have this giveaway?

Yeah.  I thought so.

Check out these four ways to win:

1) First, go look through the LLFarm's Shop on Etsy and leave a comment below with your favorite item from her shop... 

2) If you want another chance to win, be sure to "like" Hardly Housewives on Facebook here and leave another comment letting us know that you did (or if you already have)

3) Join the Hardly Housewives follower community - publicly follow Hardly Housewives via Google Friend Connect

4)... and for a last chance, add LLFarm to your "Favorites" on Etsy. 


Good luck to all our Hardly Housewives readers and as always, stay hip! 

98 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm....I'd love the Organic Dryer Sachets.

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  2. I like you guys on Facebook. I'd like multiple times, but that's not allowed.

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  3. And LLFarms is my first favorite shop on Etsy!

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  4. The Premium Cooking Lavender Buds would be wonderful.

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  5. I liked Hardly Housewives on Facebook.

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  6. LLFarm is one of my favorites on Etsy.

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  7. I love the look of the Lavender and Bergamot Organic Paisley Soap,

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  8. I've "liked" HH on Facebook.

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  9. Following you on Google Friend Connect

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  10. ...and LLFarm is a favorite on Etsy.

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  11. http://www.etsy.com/listing/97227486/earth-day-sale-white-sage-bath-soap

    This white sage soap is my favorite item.

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  12. I like hardly housewives on fb...my fb name is bell martin.

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  13. added the shop to my favorites...my etsy username is sweeper.

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  14. Obviously lavender buds are amazing - the bergamot/orange solid lotion sounds INCREDIBLE! (and I already liked you guys on FB). I'm also adding LLFarm to my etsy favorites :)

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  15. I liked you on FB.

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  16. I added LLFarm to my etsy favorites!

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  17. I would love to get the Herbal Tea Sampler, organic farm fresh herbs to blend your own tea in hand dyed muslin bags, tea gift set

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  18. Already a follower of your blog on GFC

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  19. I would like to try Organic Baby Powder

    beckymarie621 at gmail dot com

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  20. My favorite would be the Country Lilac Perfume Oil Roll on Perfume.

    Kirstenkp@gmail.com

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  21. Liked Hardly Housewives on facebook.

    beckymarie621 at gmail dot com

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  22. Following blog via GFC

    beckymarie621 at gmail dot com

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  23. <3 LLfarm on Etsy "freyabecca"

    beckymarie621 at gmail dot com

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  24. I like Hardly Housewives on facebook ( Kirsten Perez )

    Kirstenkp@gmail.com

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  25. I added LLFarm to my "Favorites" on Etsy ( Kirsten Perez )

    Kirstenkp@gmail.com

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  26. I follow Hardly Housewives via google friend connect. ( Kirsten Perez )

    Kirstenkp@gmail.com

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  27. I like Strawberry Smoothie Bar Soap.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. GFC Follower of Hardly Housewives.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I think Earth Day Sale Lip Balm, Herbal Lip Balm with Calendula, Comfrey and Yarrow, fair trade organic oils. Strawberry Flavored...sounds wonderful!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  30. I already like HH on facebook! :)

    Katy A.

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  31. I added the shop to my etsy favorites! katy010305

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  32. I love the Peppermint Soap, Soap Cake Slices Peppermint and Chocolate

    kgn1588@gmail.com

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  33. I like the Earth Day Sale French Vanilla Perfume Oil in Glass Roll-on Perfume Bottle...FREE SHIPPING when ordered with another item
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

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  34. Ooh, I like the sound of the Solid Lotion Bar- hand and body lotion- Bergamont and Mandarin Orange with organic oils and butters...

    danunepthys (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi There! We just sent you an email reminding you that you won! Please provide Karyn, the shop owner, with your address so you can receive your gift basket. Congrats again!

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  35. -bunny

    my favorite item form her shop is the Lavender and Bergamot Organic Paisley Soap, Colorant Free with Exfoliating Oats and Lavender buds

    uk7ss AT yahoo DOT com

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  36. Earth Day Sale French Lavender Organic Botanical Perfume Oil, with Coconut Oil and Dried Botanicals sounds amazing!
    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

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  37. i follow via gfc
    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

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  38. I faved the shop as sam(sammybigtoe)
    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

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  39. The cottage rose lotion bar sounds amazing

    hearpere at yahoo dot com

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  40. I liked Hardly Housewives on facebook
    hearpere at yahoo dot com

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  41. And added the shop to my etsy favorites! (as FoxWoolDesigns)

    hearpere at yahoo dot com

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  42. krisj_27@hotmail.com

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE http://www.etsy.com/listing/97227091/earth-day-sale-strawberry-smoothie-bar

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  43. What a cute shop! My fav item is the Blue Raspberry Lip Balm. Sounds yummy.
    goodwin2000[at]gmail[dot]com
    Angie

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  45. Liked Hardly Housewives on Facebook as Angela Martin Goodwin
    goodwin2000[at]gmail[dot]com

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  46. Favorited on Etsy by AngiesEyeglassChains.
    goodwin2000[at]gmail[dot]com

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  47. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway! My favorite item is the Bergamont and Mandarin Orange lotion bar: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44384882/earth-day-sale-solid-lotion-bar-hand-and

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I "like" Hardly Housewives on Facebook - Cindy A.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I follow Hardly Housewives via GFC.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I added LLFarm to my Etsy favorites via Hellcat Vintage.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. fave item: earth day spring guest soaps
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  52. liked hardy housewives on fb
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  53. hearted the etsy shop
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  54. That looks wonderful! I would love to try the white sage soap!http://www.etsy.com/listing/97227486/earth-day-sale-white-sage-bath-soap

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  55. I like Hardly Housewives on FB as Chelsea Wong

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  56. I added LL Farm to my favorites on Etsy as chels580

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  57. Lemon Honey soap sounds AMAZING!

    garber_kim@yahoo.com
    http://kimberly-theaveragejane.blogspot.com

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  58. liked Hardly Housewives on Facebook :) as Kim Garber

    garber_kim@yahoo.com
    http://kimberly-theavearagejane.blogspot.com

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  59. added LLFarms to my favorites on Etsy! @Kimberly Garber

    garber_kim@yahoo.com
    http://kimberly-theaveragejane.blogspot.com

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  60. The pink rose buds
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  61. Liked you FB
    Missy sweeps
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  62. Face on etsy Kendra Gillilan
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  63. My favorite item is the rosemary essential oil.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  64. hearted the etsy shop -- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  65. following you via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  66. My favorite item is the Exfoliating Organic Soap with Lavender and Bergamont and added ground oatmeal and lavender.

    sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

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  67. I hearted the shop on Etsy.
    Etsy Name: sparmeland

    sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

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  68. I like Hardly Housewives on Facebook.

    Facebook Name: Sarah Louise

    sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

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  69. I like the Bath Sea Salts, Country Lilac scented in eco friendly glass container

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  70. liked Hardly Housewives on Facebook as Amy Orvin
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  71. GFC Follower as Amy Orvin
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  72. added LLFarm to my "Favorites" on Etsy as Amy Orvin

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  73. All of LLFarms products look so inviting, but I think the Bye-bye Monster spray would be my pick!

    dixienites at gmail dotcom

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  74. I followed Hardly Housewives on GFC!

    dixienites at gmail dotcom

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  75. I would love to try the organic Lavender Essential Oil!

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  76. Liked Hardly Housewives on Facebook.

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  77. Added LLFarm to my favorites on Etsy. I adore lavender. I would love to win this!!

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  78. I want to try the organic Lavender Essential Oil!

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  79. ooooooooooooooo I would love love love to try the Earth Day Sale Blue Raspberry Lip Balm...FREE SHIPPING when ordered with another item!! I have never seen a lip balm in this flavor and if its like the Popsicles I remember as a kid, I would love it!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/92982533/earth-day-sale-blue-raspberry-lip
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  80. I like you via FB as Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  81. I follow you via GFC.
    Angie Lilly
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  82. I faved/hearted them via Etsy as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  83. I would love love love to try http://www.etsy.com/listing/84308695/earth-day-sale-strawberry-natural-soap

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  84. I "like" Hardly Housewives on Facebook as Val Nagrade

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  85. I follow you via GFC (nagrade)

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  86. I add LLFarm to my Favorites on Etsy (nagrade)
    allthegiveaways at gmail dot com

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  87. I love trying new handmade perfumes and i think they all sound great! I like the Blackberry & Sage Perfume Oil. Leather Saddle sounds good too!

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  88. LLFarm FB fan-Crystal Marie

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  89. GFC-Ginger

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  90. two comments above i meant to say i added them as a favorite on etsy
    i'm also a Hardly Housewives FB fan-Crystal Marie

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  91. My favorite item from her shop is the Earth Day Sale Soap Cake Organic Orange and Clove Soap

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  92. I "Like" Hardly Housewives on Facebook - Cynthia M Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  93. I follow via GFC - Cynthia.Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  94. Added to my Etsy favorites - Hofken

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  95. I love the soap cake organic orange!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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