Serendipity and connections! In the process of learning and growing within the blogging community, I participate at times in forums where we can share blog posts and blog sites and social media links in order to connect with other bloggers and attempt to grow our reach. It is a fun way to learn! As part of that process, I happened to “like” and/or “subscribe” to a sweet business/site called Harmony Farms.
Shortly thereafter, I happened to run across a video clip that Tara, the farm owner had shared. In the clip she was doing a raffle drawing and she drew my name!!! Apparently there had been an entry into a raffle for new sign-ups to her site/page. I had missed that piece, so it felt like serendipity that I received the prize for something that I wanted to do anyway. A gift basket from Harmony Farms arrived right before Christmas. I am now in love with goat’s milk soap! It was serendipity that I happened to see that video clip and I am so happy to have made a new connection in the blogging world.
The basket that came from Harmony Farms is a small rope basket that is beautifully made and very attractive. I received some sealing wax supplies for Christmas and my new basket is now the attractive storage container for my letter writing supplies. The basket included a sweet little candle, two bars of goat’s milk soap, a soap saver mat and a soap shower pocket (both appear to be handmade). What a beautiful gift!
I love the soap, and the soap shower pocket is a good find for me. Hand-crocheted dish cloths are my favorite for my dishes in the kitchen and I have just discovered that this soap pocket is now my favorite for my skin. I’ve never considered using the crochet dish cloths for my own skin. Serendipity – to receive a gift and discover a find! The soap lathers well and has a pleasant essential oil fragrance.
Something that is important to me is that the scent is not too strong. The soap I received is eucalyptus mint and smells very nice. Many skin products (and candles for that matter) that I have tried over the years are too strong for my senses and REALLY too strong for one of my kids who lives on the autism spectrum. These products from Harmony Farms are just right for us!
I am a keen supporter of the notion that we must support small businesses. I enjoy making connections between my community and premium small businesses. I know from experience how much work goes into building a following within your niche and I am impressed with the solid work Harmony Farms seems to have established. Since I received the gift basket, I have ordered more soap and another soap pocket. I can’t wait to use the vanilla and lavender soap.
In the meantime, I’d like to encourage you to check out the store at Harmony Farms, too. The items are entirely affordable and it is a good thing to support yet another small business. I think you might also want to subscribe to Tara’s blog. She mentioned a bit ago that matchmaking has occurred and she promises a lot of baby goat pictures this coming spring. Who wouldn’t want to get in on baby goat adventures?
PS. This post is pure serendipity and connection. I did not receive any compensation for this piece and all the opinions are my own.