I am sorry for the delay in getting this posted … we have been busy with the printing process for Volume5 Number4 I hope to have that finished and in the mail within the next day or two. Anyway, today we are hosting another giveaway with Natural Linens …
My name is Carmen Bruno and I’ve been married to my wonderful husband John for 18 years. We are a Canadian family currently living in Arizona. A big change in weather from Canada! We have been homeschooling our children throughout their entire lives. I feel blessed as a mama to have been given this privilege. It has truly been a wonderful journey. We are coming to a close within the next few years of homeschooling our children and thus my day to day homeschooling responsibilities have been transitioning as the children are maturing and growing up. I enjoy very much sharing in morning Bible studies and our reading times. We are a Torah observant family that has been striving to continually learn to obey and please our heavenly Father in all of the scriptures in the bible. Our walk does look so much different than it did just five years ago. Our love for Elohim grows daily and so does our faith. I love being able to spend time outdoors with my family.
John serves as a business adviser and idea evaluator. Many of our product lines have received his thoughtful and careful analysis prior to being listed in the shop. You can sometimes find him at the cutting table with a roll of birds-eye or muslin fabric beside him. John also enjoys playing the guitar, savoring nature, and spending time with family.
Carmen, the maman (french for mom), learned to sew as a young girl and has always enjoyed it. Now her many years of experience are being culminated in her role as the seamstress of Natural Linens. Although sewing is one of Carmen’s favorite creative outlets, she also enjoys knitting, reading, and spending time with family in the great outdoors.
Zachary serves as the graphic design/tech guy for Natural Linens. He helps out with logos, marketing, and other website or visual-related aspects of Natural Linens. Zachary also enjoys bow-making, knife-making, and other survival and outdoors-related arts.
Leah helps in all areas, including shipping and cutting, and she also serves as editor/writer for Natural Linens. When not helping out with the business, Leah enjoys studying music, practicing the piano and violin, and listening to classical music.
It’s pretty easy to remember the early days of Natural Linens, which started a little over a year ago. Our first sale was a set of linen table napkins. Since then, we’ve completely broadened our selection to include both the beautiful and the practical (of course, all our items are both, but some lean more towards one or the other ).
Natural Linens is definitely growing. Perhaps one day our green cutting mat will disappear altogether. But we’d like to get one thing straight. Our dedication to providing you with natural, high quality and reusable products will never disappear.
You see, we believe in products like these and make it our mission to spread the word about reusability. Not only do we know that it is a method by which many households cut costs, we also know that the tremendous responsibility of caring for our Father’s creation should be taken very seriously. And however large we become, we don’t ever plan on forgetting that.
Please take a look around and see — our hominess is still quite evident throughout. Along with our commitments to our Heavenly Father and to our customers, we hope the living-room atmosphere lives as long as our shop!
We also have an online store outside of Etsy, so if someone doesn’t have an Etsy account and/or prefers to shop in our online store, please visit www.naturallinensboutique.com or contact contact Carmen at: email@example.com.
Natural Linens is giving away a set of 8 100% Linen Napkins, The are sized approximately 14″ x 14″ with serged orange edges. This will make a great addition to anyone’s dining room set, or even a store-away hope chest item!
We will post the giveaway rules below but first, I want to do a little review on the home businesses that we featured on this site during the past year or two:
Happy Heels by Hannah – fleece baby blankets, specially designed for use with a carseat. Coupon code ssm10 will give you 10% off your purchase (excluding shipping)!
The Digital Tutor – digital curriculum that provides private, eTutoring from many great teachers!
JaJa’s Candle Scents - delicious-smelling soy candles with lead-free wicks.
Fine Linen Fabrics – modest clothing and more! Miranda can be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (814-636-0502). Check out some of these special deals:
- All of our fabric is 15% off! This makes some as low as $1.91!
- Order a diaper bag and receive 3 burp cloths for 50% off!
- All of our girls & ladies clothing are 10% off
- Thinking of trying our feminine pads? Order an assorted pack (1 pad of each type) for only $5!
- Send us fabric or choose some of ours to get a peasant style nightgown–very comfy–for just $7 for girls & $10 for ladies!
- And don’t forgot about our doll clothes for all the little girls in your life! Take 10% off!
- For every $25 you spend, you will receive $5 of free product–your choice!
Jewels by Julia – ebooks detailing instructions in designing and creating jewelry.
The Heartwood Studio – handcrafted wooden ware. Nathan can be contacted at email@example.com. You can earn a 10% coupon by liking his facebook page. He is currently hosting a salad bowl giveaway contest – click the link for more info.
My Thirty-One - household items, organizational tools, purses and totes, gift options and more!
Mennonite Mom Modest Clothing – offering a variety of new and upcycled clothing. Jane can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Coupon code modest10 will get you 10% off!
Red Thread Crafts – Hebrew crafts of all kinds! Use the code SHININGSTARS to take 20% off your order!
I encourage you to support any and all of these cottage industries if possible! Now, for our current giveaway …
You must be a subscriber to the Shining-Stars-Magazine-quarterly-publication-that-comes-to-your-mailbox, in order to enter this giveaway! If you are not currently a subscriber and would like to be, please leave a comment on this post to join the giveaway and include your snail-mail address. I will then add you to the subscription list and remove your address before I publish the comment. There is no set subscription fee; we send the magazine free of charge to anyone who requests it and just ask that readers prayerfully consider donating to help cover publication costs.
All Shining Stars subscribers are allowed one entry, in which you must tell me which item you would prefer to win! Multiple family members are welcome to enter also. (Please note: in an effort to allow everyone a chance to win, we have made a rule that the winners of the past two FHB giveaways [The Heartwood Studio, My Thirty-One, Mennonite Mom Modest Clothing and Red Thread Crafts] are not allowed to enter the current one. Thank you for understanding!)
For additional entries (leave one comment for each additional entry):
- Sign up for email updates (see sidebar).
- Add the Shining Stars link to your website or blogroll.
- Post about this giveaway on your own blog (make sure to leave the link to the post).
- Visit Natural Linens Boutique and tell me which product is your favorite.
- Sign up with Natural Linens Boutique to receive their latest posts
- Like Natural Linens on Facebook.
This giveaway ends on December 22nd.