Thursday, October 3, 2013

J.R. Watkins and a giveaway!

If you have been by here at all, you will know how much I love the old Watkins cookbook my great aunt gave me. You might even remember that I make some mouth-watering whole wheat pancakes with a recipe from that cookbook. When I found the J.R. Watkins Company is not only still around,
 but better than ever, I was beyond excited. 

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After posting some photos on their facebook page, I was contacted by Jamie from Vanillaholics about doing a giveaway and review. Now you have to know I jumped at that! I had already tried the dish and hand soap, and loved both, so I could not wait to get this package of goodies. I was not disappointed. 


I loved everything...a lot. The hand and body lotion is luxurious and didn't feel greasy. And the branding...is that not the best? 


I fell in love with the all purpose cleaner and found myself looking forward to cleaning out my new sink with it. Now, that says something!

Another product I really loved was the Hand & Cuticle Salve. It is amazing for dry skin and smells soooo good.


I loved the products, but one of the biggest selling points for me is that they are all natural and made in the USA. Really, how hard is that to find these days?

From the J.R. Watkins web site: 
"Nestled in the Mississippi River bluff town of Winona, Minn., Watkins has been America’s pioneer in natural living since 1868. As America’s original natural apothecary manufacturer, Watkins uses only the finest natural ingredients in its diverse lines of personal care, home care, remedies and gourmet extracts and spices."

I love these products, so now on to the best part. 
Jamie is offering a $25 gift certificate from Vanillaholics to one lucky winner!


To be entered in the giveaway there are several options:

1. "Like" Vanillaholics on Facebook for one entry

2. "Like" Far Above Rubies on Facebook for one entry

3. Share on your blog or facebook for one entry


Please stop back by here and leave me a comment letting me know which of the above things you have done so I can enter that in the drawing. The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 11 at midnight EST so don't wait!

Be sure to visit Jamie at Vanillaholics because they are also offering a $10 gift certificate to everyone who orders in October! 

Anita



**A winner will be selected randomly from all the entrants. 
The J.R. Watkins products were provided by Vanillaholics, and the opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 


53 comments:

  1. I have already liked you on FB, my sweet blogging friend. This is a wonderful giveaway. xo

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  2. I just went over and "liked" Vanillaholics page on FB xo

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  3. I LIKE you...you're a GEM!
    I LIKE Vanillaholics
    I LOVE Watkins stuff and
    I SHARED on Facebook!

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  4. Hey, Anita!!
    You know I already "Liked" you on fb
    I "Liked" Vanillaholics on fb

    This is such a nice giveaway!
    Thanks!

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  5. You know I already Like ya on FB!:)

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  6. I like Vanillaholics as well!:)

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  7. Shared on my FB page and will share again in a few with a pic of the product.

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  8. I already like you on Facebook

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  9. I liked Vanillaholics on Facebook

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  10. What a wonderful giveaway. I did everything! Of course I already had like you of course. :)

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  11. Not trying to enter twice but when I went to prefigure my comment it was empty. So I'll try again. I had alreay liked you on Facebook and I did the rest as well. Thanks!

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  12. I have liked both Facebook pages so please throw my name in the hat twice. Thanks!

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  13. "Like" Vanillaholics on Facebook

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  14. Great Giveaway! Liked both pages and shared on our Facebook Page! Hope I win!!! Whimsical Moments Boutique! http://www.facebook.com/WhimsicalMomentsBoutique

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  15. Thank you for this opportunity.. hope I win !:)

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  16. I shared the great picture of Vanillaholics bottles on FB and liked both sites! Thank you, great giveaway!

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  17. Hi, Anita! I did all 3!! <3 Thank you for the opportunity to try these products! Just your write up makes me curious!

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  18. Hi, Anita! I did all 3! Thank you for the opportunity to possibly try these products...just your write up makes me want to use them! <3 Good luck, everyone!

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  19. Like Vanillaholics and shared give away on my FB page. I'm already your fan. Love it.

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  20. I liked Vanillaholics and shared the give-away on my FB page. I'm already a fan of Far Beyond Rubies.

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  21. I did all three! Thank you...I love all their products!

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  22. I was already a fan of your Facebook page.

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  23. I already "liked" your Facebook page.

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  24. I liked the Vanillaholic Facebook page.

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  25. Great giveaway, Anita! I liked Vanillaholics on Facebook.

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  26. And, of course, I already like Far Above Rubies!

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  27. I like Vanillaholics on Facebook.

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  28. I like Far Above Rubies on Facebook.

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  29. I shared on Facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway..I love Watkins!

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  30. Love, love, love all your posts about your home. I will try to find J.R. Watkins products. I am 73 yrs. old and don't take good care of my hands and I really need something to heal them. As for finding ANYTHING made here in the U.S.A. ...sigh...I can remember my mother pointing out to me Union labels on clothing, buying most everything we used being made here in OUR country...which of course meant jobs for Americans. My mother also pointed out to me items made in "Occupied Japan", Japan, West Germany, informing us of specialty items that were imported from these countries...no prejuidice against buying those items...but it was always the American made product that I grew up to trust. This situation is NOT the fault of the Chinese, Mexicans, or Eastern Indians...it's the blame of those companies who hire those countries to produce their products! Sorry...got off on a tangent here...but this subject always gets my goat. Anyways...always love and appreciate your posts. Warmly, Mary (The Old Elf)

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  31. I "like" Far Above Rubies on FB ~ thanks for the great giveaway!
    Amy M.

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  32. I also "like" Vanillaholics on FB ~ thanks again!
    Amy M.

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  33. I liked Vanillaholics on Facebook.

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  34. I am following you on Facebook too! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. I shared the giveaway info on my Facebook page.

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  36. I liked vanillaholics and, of course, I love Far Above Rubies!

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  37. I liked Vanillaholics on facebook too!

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  38. I don't usually win anything either Anita but your comments this morning made me want to give it another try!!

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  39. Following both and shared on facebook!!

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  40. Following both and shared on facebook!!

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  41. HI Anita,
    I have already liked your FB page, but also liked the Vanillaholics FB page. Thanks for the opportunity~

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  42. I liked Vanillaholics and already have liked your FB~ Thanks for the opportunity!~

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  43. I liked both Vanillaholics and Far Above Rubies on Facebook! Great giveaway! Good Luck to everyone!

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  44. Hi Anita, thank you for this post. I shared your give away. I liked the Vanilolics page. Best wishes for your BBQ and have a lovely day. Follower of your blog-page, long time. Take care.

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  45. I had already liked your Facebook page
    I liked vanillaholics

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