Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bath & Beads Etc - A Valentine Giveaway


Who doesn't need a little R&R from time to time? That's why you need to visit Bath & Beads Etc - and pamper yourself! I mean, let's be honest, what gal doesn't LOVE bath products and jewelry?!? Bath & Beads Etc is the perfect combination to keep women happy...maybe you should slip a little note into your husband's pocket with a link to Bath & Beads...I'm just saying. :) Bath and Beads also has scarves and chap stick - two of my favorites...thus the "Etc." - so much to love!!

Kris, the owner of Bath & Beads Etc was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions to help Champagne Wisdom readers get to know her better:

Tell us how you got started on Etsy. How long have you been crafting?

I started my 1st shop (BathNBeads) on Etsy a little over a year ago and just opened my second shop (rainydayyarnshop) a few months ago. I have been crafting probably most of my life, but about 6 years as a business. I started making soap and got hooked on making bath and body products. I then decided to get in on the jewelry making craze and named my business Bath & Beads. I had to change the name to Bath & Beads, etc. when I started to knit and as you can see, I'm always looking to try new crafts! My latest venture has been to learn the art of spinning and someday I hope to actually own some sheep and learn the whole process from sheep to yarn.

What is your favorite item to create and why?
Favorite item? I have so many, but since we are in the Valentine season, I would say my cocoa butter massage bars. They are fun to make and great to use on dry, winter skin. I use my bars on my hands before I go to bed or after a shower on my heels. They have a wonderful, cocoa smell too!


Is there anything you would like to tell readers about yourself on a more personal level - kids, hometown, a favorite Etsy shop, etc?
I am a homeschool mom of two children, an eleven year old daughter who keeps me on my toes and an eighteen year old son who challenges me to think outside the box! I live in Minnesota where you can find me enjoying the great outdoors or sitting by my fireplace knitting. I am a member of HandmadeMN, a group of Minnesota artists who have Etsy shops. I even had a chance to meet the former CEO of Etsy, Maria Thomas, when she visited Minnesota and our team hosted a meet and greet! It was so much fun to meet her and hear about Etsy's vision for the handmade movement. I love giving handmade gifts and love to support the handmade movement, especially locally. It's so fun to hear someone say, "You knit this?" or "You make soap?" with a look of awe in their eyes!

And finally, what are your thoughts on Valentine's Day? Do you celebrate? How?
Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday (after Christmas) and I liked the holiday so much I got married to my husband on Valentine's Day many years ago! As a kid, I remember coming home from school on Valentine's Day and my mom would have heart cupcakes for me. I love this idea and try to make a heart cake or cupcakes for my family to celebrate. Of course, I love chocolate too so that makes Valentine's Day the perfect holiday for me!

Thanks, Kris!


Kris wants to give away a set of her Heart Bath Fizzies to one reader. Yay!! Just leave a comment below stating your favorite item from Bath & Beads Etc.



Want extra entries?? It's easy!!

*Leave a comment stating why YOU need a little R&R
*Subscribe via email or feed to Champagne Wisdom
*Sign up to be a follower
*Tell Kris another item or scent you would love to see in her shop
*Follow Champagne Wisdom on Twitter and tweet (leave a link) - you can do this daily
*Leave a comment on any other non-giveaway post
*Enter another giveaway in the I Heart Etsy Giveaway Event
*Grab the Champagne Wisdom button in the sidebar
*Tell me if you would keep this for yourself or give it as a gift
*Enter any of the giveaways over at 2 Little Muffins - and let me know which giveaway you entered
*Make a purchase from Bath & Beads Etc during the giveaway period and earn 10 additional entries!
(Be sure to leave 10 separate comments)


That's a ton of chances to win. Here's wishing you love and luck...

This giveaway will end 2/1 at 12:00p.m. central time. Winner will be selected via random.org, emailed and given 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

99 comments:

debbiejackson said...

I love the mayan gold pendant jacksond@nhr3.net

debbiejackson said...

I need some r/r from getting our kids ready for science olympiad. jacksond@nhr3.net

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debbiejackson said...

I'd love a lavender/oatmeal/milk combination scent.

Summer said...

I love the pink ruffled scarf.
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Summer said...

I'm a full-time student and work part-time. I could use some R&R :)

Summer said...

I would give this to someone.

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Mindi said...

I would give this as a gift to a friend of mine.

Lattemom said...

Oh, it was a toss up for me, but I love that pink ruffled tweed scarf. (The autumn bracelet is beautiful, too!) Great site.

K Low said...

My favorite item is the massage bars! May have to get these for a Valentine treat!

Veronica said...

As a Stay at home mom to three boys (ages 4, 2, and a 9 month old) I can definitely say I need a little R&R to help relieve the stresses from each day :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

Veronica said...

I am an E-mail subscriber, thanks!

Veronica said...

I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect, thanks!

Veronica said...

I would love to be able to keep this for myself :)

Damla said...

I like the Mayan Gold Pendant Necklace.

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Damla said...

I work as a translator all the time and I need a bit R&R :)

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Damla said...

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Damla said...

I'd like to see mint and mojito scent.

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Damla said...

Follow on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/8042144090

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Damla said...

I'd keep this for myself.

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liz noonan said...

pink pearl earrings! i love pink! and i love pears! they are almost as essential as chocolate and coffee, lovely!

june_spirit2628 said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm.... I want those bath fizzies! I also like the lemon poppyseed soap from her shop: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37602573. I love the smell of lemon. Thank you for the chance to win!

Marci
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june_spirit2628 said...

I need some R&R because I have been busy with college classes. Whew--relaxing at night with these bath fizzies would be a pleasure!

Marci
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june_spirit2628 said...

Another scent I'd like to see is pomegranate and citrus. Yum!

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june_spirit2628 said...

I also entered the "crochet goodie" giveaway.

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JennTRC said...

The Almond Biscotti Shea Butter Soap sounds amazing!

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JennTRC said...

I'm in graduate school, that's why I need some R&R ;)

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JennTRC said...

I would love to see a honeydew or green apple scent!

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Tracey said...

My favorite is the Pink Swarovski Crystal and Faux Pearl bracelet.

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Michelle said...

I wan to try the butter cream lip balm. Yum!

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Michelle said...

I subscribe via email

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Tammy said...

I adore taking baths in winter, and those are TOTALLY adorable!

I also am very much in love with the cocoa butter massage bar and your lip balm -- um, butter cream? Yes, please.

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Emily said...

I love the Australian Jasper and Copper Chandelier earrings.
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Emily said...

I need some R n R because I had to work full time over the holidays.
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Emily said...

I entered the XO jewelery making kit on 2 Lil Muffins.
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Camille said...

My fave is Pearls and Gold -- Freshwater Coin Pearl and Antique Gold Wire Wrapped Earrings

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Camille said...

I need a little R&R because I've always got a ton of classwork and sometimes I just need a break :)

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Camille said...

I follow this blog :)

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Camille said...

I would give this as a gift to my future sorority little sister!

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Wehaf said...

Ooh, I really want to try the Heart Shaped Cocoa Butter Massage Bars - Vegan. Rather, I want my boyfriend to try them out while giving me a massage!

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Wehaf said...

I would love to see some eucalyptus scented products for when I have a cold.

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Angie said...

The Metallic Bronze Circle earrings really strike my fancy! LOVE the color!

Thanks
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Angie said...

3 kids...start of soccer season...need I say more as to why I need R&R??? :)

Thanks
Angie
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Angie said...

What about a sugar scrub? Those are great in Winter for removing all this dry winter skin!!

Thanks
Angie
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Linda Kish said...

My favorite is the Australian jasper and copper bracelet.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite items are the massage bars--cool idea!
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Ms. Sarah said...

happy follow friday. Love your site. Thanks for the heads up on the lego site. my son will love that

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Anonymous said...

I love the Dreamsicle lip balm. I have a slight obsession with lip balms, haha.

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picnut1512 said...

I love the Stormy Skies Grey Felted Purse! Very cute!

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picnut1512 said...

I need a little R&R because I am opening my own business and our grand opening is February 15....I'm so tired just thinking about all I have to get done.

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I'm a follower :)

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I am an email subscriber.

Laura said...

I love the night on the town earrings!

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Laura said...

I need a little r&r because I'm a college student...and I can't ever get away from the books!

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Laura said...

I am a follower with google friend connect!

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I'm an email subscriber!

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jerzycat99 said...

I love the massage bars.
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jerzycat99 said...

i know R&R due to planning my wedding, buying a house, and working overtime every week.
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rose said...

I am in love with massage bars! and the Heart Shaped Cocoa Butter Massage Bars would be awsome to have! ambrerose(at) aol.com

rose said...

Why do I need a little R&R? I got laid off from my full time job and have been looking everywhere for a job, I'm going to school full time, I'm working part time, and I am trying to get my etsy shop going. Help me! ambrerose(at)aol.com

rose said...

I would love to see some kind of sugery smell. Like a pink sugar, or vanilla bean noel scent. ambrerose(at)aol.com

rose said...

I entered on 2 little muffins the Personalized Flower Clippie and Hairbow Giveaway. ambrerose(at)aol.com

rose said...

you think I'm going to give these away!?! you've got to be joking! ambrerose(at)aol.com

bison61 said...

I need some R&R because this has been a long winter-this last month we have all been down with bad colds

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Jen @ GBG said...

I love their Heart Shaped Cocoa Butter Massage Bars. They are vegan which makes them even better.
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Aleda said...

The lemon poppyseed soap sounds delightful.

Ashley Elaine said...

I love the Red Coral Chandelier Earrings.

Ashley Elaine said...

I need a little R&R because I am a full-time college student with a full-time job and my other half is a fireman so we just have hectic lives.

Ashley Elaine said...

I would probably keep them for myself. :)

Ashley Elaine said...

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southypeach said...

I would like to try the Lemon Poppyseed Soap

southypeach said...

I also like the Almond Biscotti Fizzies

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Jolynn said...

pink crystal pearl drop earrings
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Jolynn said...

I need some R&R because I have chronic back pain. A nice warm bath is great.
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cjkris2 said...

Thanks to everyone for looking in my shop! I love all the ideas for new soap scents and products. Thank you to Champagne Wisdom for featuring me on her blog!

Kris
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Samantha said...

The pink ruffled scarf is adorable!
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Samantha said...

I need a little R&R because I have 3 17month olds!!!
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heartnsoulcooking said...

I need a little R&R because I'm a mom and grandma. I think that says it all.
Geri

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I'm a NEW!!! follower.
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heartnsoulcooking said...

I entered 2 Lil' Muffins Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffin Giveaway.
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I could use a little R&R because I have 4 kids. Enough said! LOL
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I would keep this for myself, or I might share with my 16 year old daughter.
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