Friday, February 10, 2012

Rice and Relaxing Giveaway!





Hello Lovelies!

My name is Stephanie and I am creator extraordinaire over at Rice & Relaxing.
First and foremost I am a SAHM to my beautiful son Jackson, and crazy loving wife to Roland. 

   

I was born and raised a Florida girl, and 3 years ago moved to the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. I absolutely love living in Asheville! The views are so amazing, you just can't stay in a bad mood when you look around. 
I have been so inspired living here, that I have really started to focus on my crafting, which has always been a hobby. And once I started, the ideas have just been pouring out of me! 

I started making aromatherapy rice packs as presents for friends, never really planning on starting a business for it. One day I went into a local soap shop, Appalachian Natural Soaps, looking to buy some dried Lavender & Lavender oil. Coincidentally, the owner was the one at the counter, which he always is the days that he's there. He asked me what I was planning to use it for, just out of curiousity. (Cause in a small town, your business is everyone's business) ;) I told him what I was making, then he proceeded to ask if I sold them- and if I did, would I be interested in selling some to him. I was taken aback! That was the last thing on my mind when I went in there, it was just another errand on my list of things to do that day. But I'm not one to look an opportunity in the face and say "Umm, I think I'll pass." So I went home and got busy making up some rice packs to bring in. The first drafts aren't always the prettiest, but wouldn't you know he wanted to buy some! And so started my adventure of starting a hand crafted business. 

Last year was the year for me to dip my toes into the different aspects of business, to learn how to grow with my products and knowledge. I tried my hand at some craft fairs, as well as the West Asheville Tailgate Market. Those were really great opportunities for me to learn how to better sell my products, and get some feedback. I have also employed cheap (hello child labor laws!) help with my 2 1/2 year old son who likes to help scoop the rice into the rice packs for me. He always says "Big scoop coming right up!" :) He is my biggest fan and can tell you what every rice pack is called and what you use it for. 



This year I have really focused on branching out, and trying my hand at completing the relaxing experience. My goal for my business is to provide a spa experience that is affordable, and also has that personal touch that only handmade products can bring you. I have teamed up with R.R. Lumin Candle Makers to provide organic soy candles to add the perfect touch to my hand painted candle holders. She is another local momma, and makes the most amazing candles!

I have so many more ideas planned out for this year, and many upcoming events, I am really hoping that I can be successful at doing something I love. Which as a SAHM, what is better than doing something you love (at home) and still spending that quality time with your kiddo? I am so thankful to my family for supporting me, and my hubby for putting up with the dirty dishes while I am painting instead. 



As a thank you to my fans who continue to support me, and my new fans for jumping on the relaxing bandwagon, here is an awesome giveaway!
You will be entered to win a Eye Pack for yourself, and a Boo-Boo Pack for your little one.
As a special treat, get 15% off the shop with the coupon "RELAX" which is good through the end of the month.



Want to win?!


Mandatory 
Like Rice and Relaxing on Facebook HERE 
and
Visit Rice and Relaxing and let me know what your favorite item is  HERE

Leave ONE comment letting me know what your favorite item is and that you LIKE rice and Relaxing on Facebook


Want more chances?

Follow Party Of Four via GFC

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Leave a comment for each thing that you do



44 comments:

Laura Hernandez said...

Followed POF on GFC

Laura Hernandez said...

Linked POF on FB

Laura Hernandez said...

Follow POF on Bloglovin

Christine said...

I LIKE Rice & Relaxing on Facebook.

I really like The Eye Pack :)

Christine said...

I Follow Party Of Four via GFC.

Christine said...

I Like Party Of Four on Facebook.

Christine said...

I Follow Party Of Four on Bloglovin'.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

the boo boo pack is my favorite! i'd get one for each of my nieces.

i like you on fb.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i follow you via gfc.

bitty603 said...

I liked on Facebook! The peppermint milk bath sounds like it would do me some good. mmm...
-Brittany
smith.d.brittany@gmail.com

bitty603 said...

I follow with GFC!
-Brittany
smith.d.brittany@gmail.com

bitty603 said...

I follow with Bloglovin'!
-Brittany
smith.d.brittany@gmail.com

Alicia Seeley said...

I have like you on Facebook!!
Dallin N' Alicia Seeley
aseeley60@yahoo.com

Alicia Seeley said...

I think the Lovey's are simply adorable. I have 3 boys and they are all snugglers, this would be perfect for them

Alicia Seeley said...

Already a follower of Party of Four!!
aseeley60@yahoo.com

Alicia Seeley said...

Already like Party of Four on Facebook!!!

aseeley60@yahoo.com

Alicia Seeley said...

Now follow on blog lovin!!!!

Chelsea said...

I like them on FB! I would LOVE a boo-boo pack! I get these horrible pains in my neck and the only thing that helps them is a rice pack. But I don't have one!

Chelsea said...

I follow you via GFC!

Chelsea said...

I like Party of Four on FB!

Chelsea said...

I follow you on BlogLovin!

graysmom said...

Of course I hopped over to Rice and Relaxing to post a comment! And I already "like" it so I hope that counts :)

Sue said...

I like R&R on Facebook & my favorite item in the shop is... well I have 2. I love the universal pack because they're so useful & work on everything. I also love Cleopatra's ancient formula, because who doesn't love something that makes your skin even softer?

Sue said...

I follow you with GFC

Sue said...

& I like you on Facebook

Sue said...

& I follow on Bloglovin :)

The Painters Patch said...

I 'Like' you on Fb & my favorite item is the hand-painted Martini glass :)

Love Sparkle Pretty said...

My favorite item is the universal pack because it can be used for so many things and they are so relaxing :)

Love Sparkle Pretty said...

I like rice & relaxing on FB

Love Sparkle Pretty said...

I like POF on FB

Love Sparkle Pretty said...

I follow POF via GFC

Hope Angeline said...

I liked Rice & Relaxing on FB!

My favorite item is The Neck Pack :)

Hope Angeline said...

I liked Party of Four on FB!

Hope Angeline said...

I am following Party of Four on Bloglovin!

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I like R & R on Facebook and I love the eye pack or the peppermint milk bath :)

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I follow PoD on gfc

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I like PoF on Facebook

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I follow PoD on Bloglovin' :)

jadeemma79@hotmail.com said...

I have liked you on Facebook and I love the lovey package, my boys would get great use from it

woodcox5 said...

I love all the rice and relaxing products

Nichole Hubbard said...

I liked Rice and Relaxing on FB. My fav is the boo pack!

Nichole Hubbard said...

I follow Party of Four on GFC

Nichole Hubbard said...

I also follow Party of Four on Bloglovin'

Nichole Hubbard said...

I also also follow on FB and CAN'T wait to meet you in March!

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