Thursday, December 4, 2008

I won some Weleda Body Wash!

Yippeeeeeeee! I won a travel size sample of Weleda Body Wash from Allie over at Allie's Answers.

Allie mailed it out to me a week or ago. Yesterday when I went to the mailbox, there it was. Thank you Allie for mailing it all the way up here to me in Canada.
Inside the package were 2 sample sizes of Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash, to revitalise and nourish the skin. It smelled faintly of oranges and felt silky smooth. Ummmmm. Nice way to start the day.

Allie has a "green blog" chock full of information on our environment, from baby bottle woes to rain forest awareness. She recommends stainless steel water bottles, organic coffee, and natural beauty guides as Christmas gifts. Oh, and don't forget to re-use your Christmas gift wrap, as well as making turkey soup from the left-over turkey bones.

Sensible tips to take us back to basics, preserve our environment and save a little money too. Reminds me of growing up, when Mom would grease her cookie sheets with "butter paper" instead of throwing the wrapper in the garbage. Or tearing kleenex tissues in half if we only had a little bit of a drippy nose. No sense in wasting a whole tissue if you only need half.

Mom cut up brown paper grocery bags to use as book covers for our school text books. And she sewed curtains and dresses for us.
But I'm getting way off track.

A condition of winning the Weleda Body Wash, I was to tell people about Allie's friend Neil, who is raising money for the Cambodian Childrens Fund.

Neil is a professional writer, editor and yoga teacher, who is putting his skills to work to raise money to end extreme poverty in Cambodia.

Such a worthy cause. He's got my support.


Abbasgirl said...

Congrats on winning a prize.

We should all do as much as possible to take care of the environment.

Your mother and my mother sound like 2 peas in a pod.


Wendy said...

Hi Annette - Thank you. I wasn't the only one to win - there were 5 or 6 others. So, your mom was the same as mine? Nice memories, aren't they?

Allie said...

Thank you so much for your post, Wendy! And thanks so much for reading my site.

I know Neil will be very touched by the mention, and I certainly am.

Beverly said...

My mother was careful to re-use her aluminum foil, formerly known as tin foil.

She would save bread wrappers and use them again as well.

Mimi said...

conratz! Love the new look too! You deserve it! :D

Grammy said...

What a treat. You blog looks wonderful.

Ruth said...

I like your template. I also like to hear about people who use the Christmas season to reach out to the less fortunate in the world.

Bear Naked said...

Congratulations on winning the Body Wash.
It really is amazing how we can feel better when using a product like that isn't it?
I remember having my text book covers wrapped in brown paper grocery bags.

Bear((( )))

Beverly said...

enjoy you "me" time. so nice that you won a treat...
I do enjoy "green" tips...:)

beckie said...

Wendy, doesn't it give you a warm fuzzy feeling to get a package from a friend in the mail?! I'm so happy for you and best of all you liked it.

I still butter my pans with marg. wrappers. :} And I try to reuse and recycle. We are all going to have to learn how to do more of that.

What a caring man Neil is. A wonderful cause. I shall visit his sight again.

Take care and enjoy!

Carin Fuchs said...

I grew up with Weleda products - and still use them. LOL LOL Some of the smells I will always connect with my childhood! LOL LOL

Thanks for pointing Neil's blog out to me, - a cause well worth.

Lots of hugs

P.S. Love the new outfit of your blog.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
What a fun prize! Always happy to meet others who are living green.
You mentioned some of the ways my Mom ran her household. Maybe it was being raised during the depression? Although, I do the same things!
I am a "waste not want not" sort of gal.
Enjoy your new body wash.
It would be nice to have a blog just about reducing, reusing and recylcling. Some of the things I do my daughter calls, "up-cycling".
Love the new header.
Have a relaxing weekend,
Love and light,

Cheryl said...

Glad you won a prize Wendy......your childhood sounded very much like mine. Everything had a use.....nothing was wasted.....and I covered my books in brown paper bags.....fond memories....

You are quite right, worthwhile cause.......

Wendy said...

Hi Allie - thanks for stopping by. I really like the body wash.

Hi Bev - yes, I remember my mom also saving tin foil and bread wrappers. Thrifty, weren't they?

Hi Mimi and Grammy - thank you!

Hi Ruth - yes, I'm with you on that. There are lots out there who truly need our help.

Hi BearNaked - it looks like we're all on a trip down memory lane. Fun, ay? I think I was just happy to have won something. It does give you a lift, especially when it's something you enjoy.

Hi Bev, I like green tips too. Don't always use them, I have to admit, but as time goes on, I get used to the ideas and then will try something.

HI Becky - sometimes it is the little things that give us a lift. There are still old-fashioned things I do as well, particularly when it comes to cooking (pour a little water into my spaghetti sauce jars and cans of tomatoes to get the last little bits out and then I'll dump it into the pot) waste not, want not!

Hi Carin - you grew up with Weleda? I thought it was new! Ah well, you learn something every day. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Sherry, looks like we speak the same language. Our mothers taught us well. Have a good weekend too!

Hi Cheryl, welcome aboard. Looks like we're all in the same boat.
It's wonderful to stir up memories of our mothers, isn't it?

white_lilly said...

Its always nice to win something, good on you.
I'll check out Allie's blog it sound like she has some interesting ideas and also the Cambodian Children Fund


Shammickite said...

Wow, Reduce, Reuse, Recyle... I try to do most of those things too... I always use "butter paper" to grease bakeware, and my mother would cover school books with leftover wallpaper when I was at school.
I usually remember to take cloth bags with me to the grocery store, and I try not to buy a lot of stuff with excess packaging, but that's quite a challenge!
Congratulations on winning such a nice prize!

peppylady said...

Congrats on winning.

It good to reuse. The old saying waste not want not but it always seem we are in a hurry.

Coffee is on.

Wendy said...

Thanks Sue and Shammickite - I also take cloth bags to the grocery store, but often leave them in the car. Takes getting used to.

JeanMac said...

Guess all our Moms were doing the same. We try to save/re-use.