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NAMING CONTEST!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

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By customer request, I have decided to create a new foundation shade. It is not often anymore that I get a chance to create new shades, so in celebration, I am having a contest to pick a name for the new foundation….

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Here is a shot of the new foundation shade. It is designed to match light neutral skin tones. It is warmer than Avena, cooler than Butternut and lighter than Wheat.

Here are the rules of the contest:

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*The name must be a plant name.

*The plant must be a similar color to the foundation shade.

*You must post your name contest entry in the comment section below or on our FaceBook page.

*One entry per person.

*The contest will run from Saturday, January 22, 2011, until Saturday, January 29, 2011.

*We will announce the winner in our February newsletter. If you are not yet subscribed, you can do so here.

*The winner will receive a free product of their choice from Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Makeup.

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Good luck and let the naming begin!

Vanessa Goes Skiing, Ostara, WILD Weather, FaceBook & Twitter.

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

We finally got Vanessa up skiing!

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Vanessa Skiing

Vanessa Skiing

The kids and I thought we’d get her up skiing on a perfect, warm, spring day. The late season weather with snow and cold winds, held us off until yesterday, and it was still windy and cold. But we bundled her up and off we went. If she hadn’t gone skiing today, she would have had to wait until next year. The end of the ski season is today. Yup, the end of the season has arrived. Normally White Pass is open until mid/late April. This year, because of the expansion, they are closing early. Bummer because they have been getting a ton of new snow the past couple of weeks. Snow we should have gotten in January and February. White Pass is finishing their expansion work this summer and they are getting a jump start this spring. They are adding two lifts and, apparently, their permit does not include road building so they must move all of the equipment on sledges, over the snow, so they don’t damage the ecosystem. They have staged equipment and supplies at the bottom of the hill the past few weeks, so they can be ready when the public is gone. Check out the progress at their website and their FaceBook page.

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Ostara Cake

Ostara Cake

Our spring celebration of Ostara was pleasant this year. Vanessa’s folks came up and played with the kids for a Sunday recently. Then the following week, we went to my folks place and did the same thing. Bill, my dad, made the Ostara cake. What do you think? The kids love it, we get out of the house, life goes on.

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As I mentioned earlier, the weather this April has been WILD. Every couple of years we get a spring day that throws everything in the book, weather wise, at us. Recently, we had a cold, cloudy morning, followed by wind, rain, slush, snow, sleet, hail, with periods of broken clouds and sunshine. I really dig watching the weather all day long on those days.

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We are expanding our internet marketing to include Twitter and Facebook. I know, you’re thinking “big deal, Twitter and Facebook have been around for years now, what took you so long?” To be honest, I’m not sure why we hesitated. Now you can check out our Herbs of Grace FaceBook fan page and Twitter page.

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Later, Brad

Herbs of Grace, Inc

April 2010 GraceNotes.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

HUGE 24 HOUR SALE
Mineral Makeup Mutiny
HoG “Beauty Bill of Rights”

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~+~ WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL 24 HOUR, ONLINE SALE OF 50% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER, VIA Follow Herbs of Grace on FaceBook, sometime during the month of April. The sale and the coupon code will be announced the day before the sale, and the sale will only last 24 hours! The coupon code may only be used at HerbsOfGrace.com. Click on any of these Follow Herbs of Grace on FaceBook links to become a FaceBook friend.

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As an added bonus, the first person to use the online coupon code, will get their order (of $100 or less) for FREE!

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(This is not April Foolery. During this special online only sale, the first person who uses the coupon code will get their order for FREE, (their credit card will be reimbursed for the full cost of their order) and everybody who buys during the sale period, using the online coupon code, will get 50% off their online order. This special sale trumps, and my not be added to, other monthly sale offers.)

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TELL YOUR FRIENDS, forward this email, but most importantly, become an Herbs of Grace friend here: Follow Herbs of Grace on FaceBook.

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~+~ It has been brought to my attention that Mineral Makeup Mutiny published a nice blog article about us in November 2009. They also granted us permission to use this:

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At Herbs of Grace, Inc., we feel that the products you put on your skin should be the cleanest possible. Like our byline says, “No synthetics, No additives, No nano-particles”. This goes for our personal food and lifestyle choices, as well. We are, simply, fed up with the junk that corporate america shovels at consumers. So, at Herbs of Grace, we decided to walk the talk by making natural/organic choices, every time. In our business and in our personal lives.

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Back in early 2008, Herbs of Grace, Inc. with the help of Jenny Karl, published a Beauty Bill of Rights. Let us know what you think. We encourage you to take the organic plunge, it feels really good.

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~+~ Speaking of Jenny Karl (jennykarl.com a friend of ours from the city of Angels who is mad about makeup and beauty), published an article in January plugging our products. And now she went and DID IT AGAIN last month.

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In March, Jenny describes how to get the Bar Refaeli look at Diva Village by using our Primrose blush.

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Article highlights: How To Get Cheeks Like Bar Refaeli.

A brighter blush is “muy importante” for this look! A rosy cheek will create that Bar Refaeli healthy glow and give life to your face. Use a medium size, natural hair blush brush, to apply the color a little at a time directly to the apples or balls of the cheeks. Try Primrose, Natural Mineral Color from Herbs of Grace.

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Jenny also did a Spring Trends article for The Hair and Makeup Artists Network.

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Article highlights: Spring Trend 2010

Have no fear; there are many all-natural makeup lines that offer brighter and even ultra shimmery colors. My fav is Herbs of Grace. They have a large assortment of bright loose powders, which come in matte or shimmer and can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks! Thanks, Jenny!

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~+~ There are three new retail locations where you can now purchase Natural Look Mineral Makeuptm. They are:

You can find all of our retailers on our locations page.

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~+~ We had a few blog posts in March. The HoG Blog is a snap shot of our day to day activites, comments and pictures. It contains some business matters, but mostly it’s about our lives trying to make a living with a home based business, the kids, a dog, and an 1895 farm house. Recent blog posts are:

~+~ April – 20% off ALL MAKEKUP BRUSHES!

Almost every month, we have something on sale at HerbsofGrace.com. This month it’s makeup brushes. Look for the coupon code at the top of our homepage. (brush1 – for the April brush sale)

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And don’t forget, return customers always receive a 10% discount. See your online order shipping confirmation email for coupon code.

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~+~ From ProMom.com we thought this was an excellent bit of marketing. Announcing, TRU-BREASTtm.

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~+~ Thanks for subscribing to the Herbs of Grace newsletter. Remind your friends that the Herbs of Grace newsletter is back. Also, check your spam filter to ensure that mail from HerbsofGrace.com is allowed.

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If you spot a website, article or video that you think we might be interested in, please send us a note.

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Until next month,

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Vanessa and Brad

Herbs of Grace, Inc.

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Send a Rube Goldberg contraption to brad@herbsofgrace.com.