Monday, May 11, 2009

Maria's Space 1st Father's Day Giveaway and The Dirty Housewife

After hosting a bunch of Mother's Day giveaways, I couldn't forget the Dad's this Father's Day.

Don't you love the picture above? It is my husband and daughter in 2007. It is one of my favorites. I love her little arms around his neck. Cuuuutttteeee!

I am getting my chance to host a Father's Day Giveaway, courtesy of The Dirty Housewife.

The Dirty Housewife is a shop on Etsy that I couldn't pass up.

I couldn't stop looking through her shop after I spotted some of the names of the soaps. My favorite one was called The Milf!

Her picture is prettier than mine, check it out here.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?
"I am a mother of a bitchy almost teenager( whom I truly adore),an ambitiously creative "stay at home mom" and a Dirty House Wife. My background is in the Beauty Industry,Herbology, and arts.I also went to college for Photography. I am blessed with a peaceful and zen~like life with my husband, our daughter, 2 cats and 2 birds on the coast of New Hampshire.I am often sarcastic, I laugh ALOT, and would be lost as a human without animals,I think Fun is super Fun, my hands are always clean And I confess, I am a soap junkie. I cannot get enough. Ever."

Twilight in Santa Fe

How did you get started?
"I have 12 years in the Beauty Industry and a lifetime of art and Herbology and one day I just combined everything I knew and voila! I have always been fascinated with herbal and natural Beauty and Bath products so this seemed like the perfect avenue for me!"

Divine Desserts Muffin Trio, These little yummies are soaps.

Where do you get your inspiration?

" I get my inspiration from many different things. Some days it is just simply a color of the ocean, others a dessert. I also like to smell everything from dish detergent to herbs and find my daughter now has the same habit, so there we are in the grocery store aisles opening jars and taking lids off...I also like to peruse B&B shops and try to put the scents together in my head-almost like a guessing game I play with myself, and then head home to see how close I can duplicate it. Ahh cheap thrills!"
Gaaaa I'm Getting Old Botax facial bar

What do you love most about what you do?"I love the art of it! Each little bar is like another masterpiece to me. I love the preparation and blending of fragrances. I absolutely love the feelings that some blends can evoke, and I really love how they make my customers feel and react!"

In 10 years I want.....
" To be doing what I do and surrounded by my loved ones, Blissful from happiness and completely healthy. Living in a house on the beach would not hurt either:)"

In A Nutshell: You have to check out her shop. The soaps are unique and to die for. If that doesn't get you, you will love the names such as Mother's Little Helper, Sugar Kiss, Sexy Little Things and More. The soaps are beautifully packaged and the scent is Delicious. Great gift ideas!!

Check out Tanya's Other sites if you have a chance, she is very talented. Etsy shop for my photography @

Hear her tweeting about soap , scents, and everyday life on Twitter:


Now, for the Dads Giveaway.

Lovely and talented Tanya of The Dirty Housewife is offering to a lucky winner a Father's Day Giveaway of....

How to Enter: Head over to The Dirty Housewife then come back here and let me know what soap you love. (If this rule is not followed you will be disqualified).

Deadline: May 25, 2009 by Midnight

Do You Want More Entries?

* Blog about this contest and link back to me (provide the link in the comment).

*Favorite The Dirty Housewife on Etsy.

*Make a purchase and get 3 extra entries.

*Add me to your blogroll

*Follow me on Twitter , Tweet this and leave the link.

*Follow The Dirty Housewife on Twitter.

* Subscribe to Maria's Space (if already a Maria's Space VIP "subscriber", please let me know how you receive my feed).

* Post my button on your sidebar


A winner will be chosen by and notified within 2 days. You will have 3 days to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen.


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  2. Can you only enter now if you have a blog? It won't let me submit form without putting in url. Thanks.

  3. Blush Persimmon Coconut facial bar, sounds good.

  4. I have to admit a bar of bitchy teenager is mighty tempting but I think I would while away the afternoon in a tub with "poolboy".

  5. The Coconut Facial sounds Fantabulous. Thanks for the chance.

  6. I like SOLEIL White Ginger Yuzu Sweet Orange

  7. Love to have this. The SUNDAY MORNING shea butter soap looks really neat!



  8. I have a special someone who could use the Bitchy Teen soap, but my own preference would be OM Nag Champer Flower.

  9. Wanted to make sure you got my entry...I filled out the online form.

    Stephanie Gentry

  10. I would love the chance to win, thanks.

  11. I love the The Coconut Facial- it looks delicious!

  12. Anonymous11:27 PM

    I like the Mint Bliss soap.

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  13. The HONEY LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFIN Lemon Persimmon Buttercream looks good enought to eat.

  14. WAKE AND BAKE Cannabis Banana Chocolate Coffee con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. I added the shop to my favorites on etsy con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Anonymous1:19 PM

    The Pink Peony olive oil soap is my favorite.

  17. I love the STRAWBERRY BANANA shea butter soap.

  18. Wow! How does she do it? I like many but my favorite was ... LuLu shea butter soap

  19. I'm following you on Twitter (slmiresse) but I don't know how to capture the link. Here's the tweet:
    slmiresse Win incredible soap. Hurry!

  20. I'm also following dirtyhousewife on Twitter. Thanks

  21. The JUNIPER Juniper berries Lavender Evening Primrose oil and Oatmeal soap sounds nice.

  22. I love the LuLu Shea Butter soap :)


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