Monday, September 23, 2013

Lemons and Lavender Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping - Giveaway

One thing I'm pretty passionate about is ecofriendly living.  I bring my reusable bags everywhere I go, try to repurpose items in the home, and love finding healthier and less expensive ways to live.  When my copy of Lemons and Lavender by Billie Sharp arrived, I flipped through and was thrilled it was so full of tips that fit right in with my life philosophy.  Sharp encourages readers to embrace the good life with suggestions for how to budget through thrift, how to fit in organic foods, and how to have homemade holidays. 

I really loved all the how-tos.  Recipes for everything from sea salt bath to headache remedies, from eco-cleaners to thyme tinctures abound.  There are gardening tips and a sourdough starter -- and don't get me started on the soups!  I love soups, and will certainly be trying out some of these recipes this fall. 

Sharp's recipes are health conscious and eco conscious - focused on wholesome and frugal living.  It's such a handy book to have - she's even got tips on how to fix a toilet or clean up a broken CFL bulb in there.

Readers, I know you are totally going to love this book!  I get to give away one copy - and you can enter by clicking on the Rafflecopter giveaway below.  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  I received a copy for Lemons and Lavender for review purposes.  The opinions above are my own.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

I love books like this one. Thanks for the review.

Love your header photos.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like a wonderful book!

Cat said...

If I don't win, I will buy this book. It sounds wonderful!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

I always bring reusable bags to the store. What would normally take 10+ plastic bags I can fit into my 3 jumbo cloth bags. People always comment on them and say they need to do it too, but it is rare that I see anyone else using them around here.

Nancy said...

Always interested in eco-friendly cleaning products. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway Lisa.

Busy Bee Suz said...

We share the same philosophy! The book looks great!!
Don't you just want to YELL at {lazy} people who won't bring their own bags to the store?? Makes me crazy.

Sandra Morris said...

What a great giveaway.
The How to's look wonderful!!

LisaS said...

Wow! Great give away. Will have to pick up a copy of this book myself in the event I don't win ;)

alissa apel said...

This book does sound great. I'd like to read up on the thrifting section. I like doing it, but find I have little time to do it. Maybe if I read about it more, it would make my thrifing times easier.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Sounds like a great book. I like tips like this. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Maggid said...

Happy Fall!!!
Golly, i learn so much visiting your blog . . now I'm gonna go find a copy of this book - 'cause if you like it . . I must read . . .

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Looks like a really useful and lovely book. Just the cover is gorgeous.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I just love this book. I have been sharing the recipes with my daughter. She already wants to borrow it. I may have to buy her a copy for Christmas.

Harry Flashman said...

Sounds like it could be a useful book. Anything with remedies for headache is interesting.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Lisa; espero que aproveite todas essas receitas para fazer boas refeições....
Cumprimentos

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This book sounds awesome! I'd love to see the soup recipes as well. I love soup this time of year.

Ginny said...

Yes, I DO want this book!!! It has everything, and even the name and the cover are beautiful! NOW, if I could only navigate this darned Raffle thingy!

Mere said...

This book sounds wonderful! I'm always looking for ways to be Eco friendly :)

Sally said...

That gives me an awesome idea for my sister-in-law birthday! I know she would love it. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The books sounds wonderful!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love going the natural route so I am sure this book is full of many things I would love.

Stephanie said...

I am looking for some green cleaning tips.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

There are so many good books. Good job.
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Kelly Marie said...

I'd love to make some eco-cleaners!

lisa said...

great giveaway. would love to try the remedies

Renegades said...

I'm trying to implement some living with less ideas. I think as a society we get to consumed with being a throw away group. When we can refurbish and reuse. Really who uses everything they have?

Deanna Watson said...

I'd like to try the headache remedies for my mother
xo

nicolesender said...

I want to try some of the book's garden to table recipes.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Angie said...

I'd love to win! The Homemade Holiday's section really appealed to me!

Anne D. said...

I'd love to try her soups and oil remedies...I've been trying to get into essential oils, so I'd love to read what this book says:)
annejk112233 at yahoo dot com

Ercotravels said...

Sounds an interesting books.. i love the Eco, Indeed..
thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

she has a snappy cover-I use a lot of natural cleansers, I couldn't live without white vinegar and lemons..

mail4rosey said...

I have this book, and I love it too!

Kirby said...

Sourdough starter! Love sourdough bread but I've never made the jump to making my own.

Lauren Roch said...

I would really like to try a few recipes and any of the gardening tips. Thank you for the giveaway!

(Lauren Rochon in rafflecopter)

cassandra said...

i really like the idea of natural cleaners and would love to do it!

Melissa B. said...

I would like to try the homemade holiday ideas. Sounds like fun for the whole family.

Diane Cooper said...

I am looking forward to the soup recipes.

Holly S. said...

I would love to try out the eco-cleaners. Thanks!

Holly Storm-Burge
hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

Diana said...

I love the recipes
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