It's been a while since I've hosted a LüSa Organics giveaway, so I thought today would be a great day to share one with you.
I'm celebrating the milestone of 3000 Clean Facebook fans. Because for me - way out here on this quiet country road - that sure feels like a lot of people.
And I'm happy/honored/amazed/dumbfounded/thrilled that you're here.
Pete and I both quit our jobs and decided to leap into the world of self employment.
We never looked back.
We named LüSa after our two children, Lupine (then just days old) and Sage (4 1/2 years). We had been searching for a name and just after Lupine was born I looked at Pete and said, "LuSa! It's LuSa!" And it was.
Our kids have grown up in this business. Until three years ago LüSa was in our home, and these days we spend two days a week together at LüSa. It would be hard for our business and family to be more intertwined. Sometimes I imagine our kids grown up and far away, catching a scent that transports them back to this time.
Through the years our kids have grown, our product line has grown, and our business has grown.
But so much remains the same.
We still make every item by hand. Every. Single. Item. As I type this, Steven (our production guru) is in the next room, pouring a batch of Booty Balm. Out of a small steel pitcher. By hand.
That's just how we do it.
I think somehow it infuses a special magic in what we make.
And then there's this space. This blog.
Sure, it's linked to LüSa, but very much it's own entity as well.
Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to write as a way of showing our customers who was behind the body care we make.
I wanted you to know me. To trust me. To feel safe with me.
I wanted you to see me for who I was - a mama with a baby on my back instead of a big profit driven corporate machine.
And I think I did that.
Goodness. I know I did. You see me. You know me. Right down to the cluttered corners of my basement and my soul.
And along the way I stopped thinking of you as customers and started thinking of you as friends. I realized that even without LüSa in my life I would be here, sharing with you.
And I'm honored to take this journey with you. Whether you're a LüSa customer, a blog reader, or both.
And I'm not sure what to say except -
For being here.
And mostly for trusting me.
With your baby's first bath. With every diaper change from birth until they're big.
With your family's hand-washing and baths and showers and all the rest.
It's an honor.
Thank you for choosing to buy product made by a small family business. By my small family business. Because you could buy something else. But instead, you buy from us. And so everything - from the little farmhouse we call home to Lupine's violin lesson to Sage's science book to the food on our table. All of it is there because of you.
So. A giveaway then!
To celebrate you being awesome.
Enter below for your chance at a LüSa gift collection. Choose from Baby, Mama, Body, or Surprise! We'll hook you up good. Each gift set will be valued between $35.00 and $45.00.
Also, enjoy a free Chest Rub with every order over $40.00. Just enter "CRClean" in the comments field of your next LüSa Organics and we'll add one at no charge.Redeem before November 1, 2013.