Fairest August …

“Fairest of the months!
Ripe summer’s queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear.”
–   R. Combe Miller

The summer is quickly and quietly coming to a fast end … but the fields of flowers and the golden rays of the summer sun still linger in the countryside … this is one of my favorite times of year to work outside …

I was inspired today. Created a new prop for myself and had my (amazing) husband drop it off at the field of choice … I do think my clients honestly thought I was nuts … and I had a feeling they weren’t too sure with how the session went with a few tears from the children and my crazy, giant blue couch in the middle of a field… so I wanted to put their minds at ease and post a few of the pictures (even though I know this is out of order in my blog posting).

{It was great meeting your family, Stacey!}

I also want to do a giveaway … it’s been SO long since we’ve done one – as the summer months were just so busy. But now, as we gradually ease into a regular routine again, let’s throw the spotlight on a pretty awesome business I came across while online the other day.
Introducing Goat Milk Stuff. The good kinda soap. The kinda soap that is safe and healthy to use on your wee one’s skin …the kinda soap you will want in your household and on your skin.

Four years ago, the Jonas family, located in Indiana,  decided it was time to create a healthy, chemical-free alternative of soap for their children …the end results were so impressive, they’ve decided to share it with all of us (Yay for us!). This awesome family of 10 raises their own goats, milks them and creates their own soaps. I love their story … it’s so inspiring!

With my new baby arriving in October, I was looking for something gentle to be used on his or her skin … if you’re looking for the same thing, this is the soap:  this one in particular.

Goat Milk Stuff is offering one lucky blog reader three bar soaps (your choice for what kind) – and because I find those contests where you have to do so much just to enter … let’s make this super, duper, amazingly simple. All you have to do is leave a comment here on this blog post. That’s it. And your name will be entered to win three bar soaps from Goat Milk Stuff. We’ll draw a winning name at the end of the week.

Happy weekend!

September 3, 2010 - 8:57 pm

Connie LOL, I meant blue couch – I’m losing it, really 🙂

September 3, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Connie Great pics as always Gill, love the blue coach!
I love when moms create things for their kids and become successful at it. I’d love to try this soap, enter me please 🙂

September 2, 2010 - 10:18 pm

Lori Looks great , almost good to eat!
Pls enter me!


September 2, 2010 - 10:17 pm

Lori Tinella Looks great, nice giveaway as always!
Love to win, pls enter me!!!

September 1, 2010 - 9:07 pm

Nancy love your ideas for giveaways….<3

September 1, 2010 - 2:44 pm

Jen Another beautiful prop!

September 1, 2010 - 10:58 am

Vanessa C That soap looks interesting. I’ve got sensitive skin so this sounds like a great alternative! 🙂