Artist Feature + Giveaway: Soapdeli

I’m so excited to partner with Rebbeca’s Soap Delicatessen for this next giveaway! She sent me some yummy soap and lotion samples and they are really wonderful. I have sensitive skin and have dealt with eczema all my life so I’m very cautious about the products that I use on my skin. I love Rebecca’s products so I’m so glad I get to give FOUR of them away to one lucky reader!

Today Rebecca is offering you a bar of her Summer Honeysuckle Soap with matching Summer Honeysuckle Lotion (both pictured below), PLUS a bar of Blue Ridge Rose Soap with matching Blue Ridge Rose Lotion!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your business.
My name is Rebecca and I am currently a single mom of a fourteen year old son who’s just discovered the joys of his kissing. I am terrified, naturally, but I’d love to have grandchildren someday so I suppose it all has to start somewhere. I turn 36 this month – the big day is June 10th making me an impossibly unpredictable gemini – and I am still working on figuring out what I want from life and who I want to be. I’m not sure how anyone is expected to know this by the time they graduate college, because every year has been a new adventure for me, and every new decade has made me more self-aware and changed me in some way.

I started Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen in 2001 less than a year after graduating from college with a BA in fine art. Having sensitive skin, I had become a handmade soap addict, and with my crafty background it was natural for me to eventually turn to making my own soap. While my business has evolved over the years, I currently sell a line of shea butter soaps, goat milk lotions and solid shea butter sugar scrubs. I craft all of my handmade soaps using the cold process soapmaking method and always include shea butter, olive oil and rice bran oil in every recipe. My favorite soaps are my luxury soaps which are handcrafted from a recipe I developed several years ago specifically for those who have dry skin.

I recently went solo with my soap shop and have been thrilled with the response so far.

You are an avid blogger who is always updating us with DIY tutorials and recipes. How to stay on top of blogging daily, while always posting fresh and fun posts?
I spend way too much time on the computer. *wink* But seriously, there are days I have free evenings that I just spend time googling things of interest to me to get ideas and bookmarking as I go. However, since I discovered the new site, Pinterest, it has become even easier to find new ideas and keep track of them by categorizing them onto boards where I can see all the pictures in play. Once I have enough material for an article, I’ll blog a draft. If I have several ideas for articles at a time, I’ll sometimes draft up to 3 or articles in a night and schedule them for publishing later.

You recently created the New Indie Business blog, filled with tips for helping small online businesses grow. Tell us a bit about that.
Basically I had a few – meaning four – good articles I’d originally written for and posted on the etsy forums. I wanted to share these ideas with other small business owners to help them gain both traffic and sales, so I updated the articles for my blog and included links to pertinent information I’d collected that coincided with the articles. I’m still working on coming up with a fifth article – I like to pull from my own personal experience so I can say “hey, this really works” rather than just regurgitating what everyone has said about marketing your business – so I probably won’t be posting often there. However, when I do you know it will be something that can 100% work for your small business because I’ve done it and succeeded at it. I hope that as I find the time I can find other small business owners willing to write guest posts on successes they’ve had in marketing and what they did to get where they are. I may even include weekly posts that are basically a collective of fresh links on marketing and my take on them. But it’s still all new and I haven’t quite found my momentum for the blog yet. If you’d like to read my work so far, you can check out Indie Business Blog here. There is a form there for anyone who’d like to pitch an article for inclusion.

To enter to win two soaps and two lotions: (US entries only please)
1. Follow this blog and leave a comment below with your e-mail address.

Extra credit: (leave an additional comment for each for a better chance to win!)
1. Share this giveaway on Twitter/Facebook using the share buttons below.
2. Follow Rebecca’s blog.
3. Grab one of my buttons in the left column and share it on your blog.
4. Visit Rebecca’s shop and comment here with your favorite item.
5. Like Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on Facebook.
6. Follow Julie Ann Art on Twitter.

That gives you a total of seven chances to win!

Plus, right now Rebecca is offering 15% off any item(s) in her shop just for Julie Ann Art readers! Simply use the code: JULIEANN.

I will announce the winner here in one week!. Good luck!

169 Comments
  1. Its Just Me 4 years ago

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  2. Its Just Me 4 years ago
  3. Its Just Me 4 years ago

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  4. Its Just Me 4 years ago

    like Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on facebook as misty sunrise

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  5. Cheryl G. 4 years ago

    i follow your blog. greenway912@hotmail.com.

  6. Cheryl G. 4 years ago

    i shared this giveaway with a group of my friends on facebook.

  7. Cheryl G. 4 years ago

    i follow Soap Deli’s blog.

  8. c 4 years ago

    i ‘like’ Soap Deli on facebook.

  9. Cheryl G. 4 years ago

    i followed Julie Ann Art on twitter.

  10. Christina 4 years ago

    follow you on gfc

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  11. Jel 4 years ago

    i follow you on GFC as Jel

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  12. Jel 4 years ago
  13. Jel 4 years ago

    followed Rebeca’s blog via GFC as Jel

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  14. Jel 4 years ago

    FB fan as Maggy Diaz Oro :)

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  15. Jel 4 years ago

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  16. Jel 4 years ago

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  17. Roni 4 years ago

    GFC follower
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  18. Roni 4 years ago

    followeing Rebecca’s blog
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  19. Roni 4 years ago

    FB fan (Beads by Roni)
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  20. Roni 4 years ago

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  21. kiddo 4 years ago

    I follow your blog.

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  22. kiddo 4 years ago

    I shared on Twitter (@kiddo47) and FB.

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  23. kiddo 4 years ago

    I follow Rebecca’s blog.

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  24. kiddo 4 years ago

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  25. kiddo 4 years ago

    I like Rebecca on FB (Suzanne G).

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  26. kiddo 4 years ago

    I follow you on Twitter @kiddo47.

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  27. YulyaShenka 4 years ago

    Your GFC follower YulyaShenka
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  28. YulyaShenka 4 years ago

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  29. YulyaShenka 4 years ago

    follow Rebecca’s blog as YulyaShenka
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  30. YulyaShenka 4 years ago

    Liked Rebecca on FB as Yuliya Sh
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  31. YulyaShenka 4 years ago

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  32. avatarlady 4 years ago

    I love this kind of giveaway. Enter me please…

    GFC follower here.

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  33. avatarlady 4 years ago

    I’m a fan of Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on facebook. My profile link https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001841601042

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  34. avatarlady 4 years ago

    I also follow http://www.soapdelinews.com/ via GFC under the same name — avatarlady. Nice blog indeed with many home improvement tips.

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  35. Dovile 4 years ago

    GFC follower (Dovile)

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  36. jc 4 years ago

    I do so love soaps, thanks so much!

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  37. Dovile 4 years ago

    GFC follower (Dovile) of Rebecca’s blog

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  38. jc 4 years ago

    Already follow the lovely Rebecca via gfc, thank you.

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  39. jc 4 years ago

    I like on FB (jc loh), thank you.

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  40. Diana D 4 years ago

    I am a GFC follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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  41. Shelley (EvenAndy) 4 years ago

    Awesome giveaway and article! I am now a follower of this blog.

  42. Shelley (EvenAndy) 4 years ago

    I follow Rebecca’s blog using GFC.

  43. Shelley (EvenAndy) 4 years ago

    I like Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on facebook.

  44. Shelley (EvenAndy) 4 years ago

    I follow Julie Ann Art on twitter.

  45. florentina 4 years ago

    hi, i follow on GFC: florentina.tase@gmail.com

  46. florentina 4 years ago

    i tweeted your giveaway : abpositive

  47. florentina 4 years ago

    i follow you on twitter: abpositive

  48. Katarzyna 4 years ago

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  49. Katarzyna 4 years ago

    Follow Julie Ann Art on Twitter (@Kaziutka)

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  50. Katarzyna 4 years ago

    GFC follower of Rebeca’s blog (Katarzyna)

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  51. msveronicas 4 years ago

    GFC – Ms. Veronica’s

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  52. msveronicas 4 years ago

    Following Rebecca’s Blog via GFC
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  53. msveronicas 4 years ago

    Liked SoapDeli on FB – Roanne B.

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  54. msveronicas 4 years ago

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  55. msveronicas 4 years ago

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  56. in metal jewelry 4 years ago

    hi! been following
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  57. in metal jewelry 4 years ago

    been a follower of soap deli news too! :o)

  58. in metal jewelry 4 years ago

    liked soap deli’s facebook page

  59. Polkaostrich 4 years ago

    I follow you!
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  60. windycindy 4 years ago

    Rebecca’s soaps are the best! They look, smell and work wonderfully…I follow your blog
    publicly via Google Friend Connect!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  61. windycindy 4 years ago

    “Tweet!”
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/77754395835633664.
    Again, many thanks to you!
    Cindi
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  62. windycindy 4 years ago

    Also, I follow Rebecca’s Blog via Google
    Friend Connect. (windycindy)
    Merci, Cindi
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  63. windycindy 4 years ago

    I “Like” Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on Facebook.
    Thanks bunches…Cindi
    Cindi H.
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  64. windycindy 4 years ago

    I follow @julieannart on Twitter…
    Many thanks, Cindi
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  65. Bettencourt Chase 4 years ago

    I follow you!

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  66. Jeannette 4 years ago

    I follow your blog.

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  67. Jeannette 4 years ago

    I follow Rebecca’s blog.

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  68. Jeannette 4 years ago

    I follow Rebecca on facebook as Jeannette M Fender

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  69. Jeannette 4 years ago

    I follow Julie Ann Art of twitter as @jmanmillerbug.

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  70. MegansBeadedDesigns 4 years ago

    New follower here!!

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  71. MegansBeadedDesigns 4 years ago

    …Also following Rebecca’s blog!

    Contact: http://megansbeadeddesigns.etsy.com

  72. MegansBeadedDesigns 4 years ago

    I gotta say that my favorite product would be the delightful sugar cube scrubs!

    http://shop.soapdelicatessen.com/category/solid-sugar-scrub-cubes

    They look almost delicious enough to eat!!

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  73. Kimberly 4 years ago
  74. Arizona Girls 4 years ago

    Following via GFC-Arizonagirls

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  75. Arizona Girls 4 years ago

    Tweeted-GirlsArizona

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  76. Arizona Girls 4 years ago

    Following Rebecca’s blog via GFC

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  77. Arizona Girls 4 years ago

    Strawberry Champagne Soap

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  78. Arizona Girls 4 years ago

    Liked facebook page-Arizonagirls

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  79. Arizona Girls 4 years ago

    Following on twitter…

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  80. Rachel Leamon 4 years ago

    Having sensitive skin myself, I really appreciate artists crafting new soaps and lotions that smell amazing and actually nourish my skin. A big thanks for sharing this with us!

  81. cpage2323 4 years ago

    gfc follower(cpage2323)
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  82. cpage2323 4 years ago

    i am following rebeccas blog on gfc(cpage2323)
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  83. cpage2323 4 years ago

    i already follow rebecca on fb(tina wofford page)
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  84. cpage2323 4 years ago

    twitter follower(@trixie420247)
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  85. cpage2323 4 years ago

    i like the idea of the green goddess soap.
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  86. Small Footprints 4 years ago

    I follow you via Google friend connect. Thank you for this opportunity!
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  87. Small Footprints 4 years ago

    I tweeted this giveaway:
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  88. Small Footprints 4 years ago

    I follow Rebecca’s blog.
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  89. Small Footprints 4 years ago

    My favorite item in Rebecca’s shop is the Natural Lemon Mint Soap … bet it’s fabulous!
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  90. Small Footprints 4 years ago

    I like Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on Facebook (I’m Sml Footprints)
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  91. Small Footprints 4 years ago

    I follow Julie Ann Art on Twitter (I’m @smallftprints)
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  92. Leah 4 years ago

    I am following you via Google Friend Connect! : )

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )

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  93. Leah 4 years ago

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  94. Leah 4 years ago

    I am also following Rebecca’s delightful blog! : )

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  95. Leah 4 years ago

    I just visited Rebecca’s shop and love the Tattoo Sparrows on Girl Zipper Pouch by Bird Trouble! : )

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  96. Leah 4 years ago

    I am following you on TWITTER….username: mamaleahita! : )

    Thanks again!

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  97. Marija 4 years ago

    GFC follower

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  98. Marija 4 years ago

    following Rebecca’s blog via GFC

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  99. Marija 4 years ago

    following Julie Ann Art on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  100. Marija 4 years ago

    My favorite are the strawberry champagne solid shea butter sugar scrub cubes!

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  101. Melissa Hollis 4 years ago

    Following you :)

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  102. Melissa Hollis 4 years ago

    Following you on twitter

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  103. Melissa Hollis 4 years ago

    Following her blog :)

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  104. xTroublex 4 years ago

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  105. ElfRenee 4 years ago

    I’m following your blog! :)

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  106. ElfRenee 4 years ago

    I’m following Rebecca’s blog!

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  107. ElfRenee 4 years ago

    I’m following you on Twitter!

    @ElfRenee

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  108. ElfRenee 4 years ago

    I love the Strawberry Champagne Goats Milk Lotion!

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  109. ElfRenee 4 years ago

    I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/ElfRenee/status/77932442060734465

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  110. Anonymous 4 years ago

    honeysuckle is one of my favorites
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  111. sillycyclops 4 years ago

    I follow you as sillycyclops. :)
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    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  112. Finley 4 years ago

    Following your blog and Rebecca’s! finleytrent@comcast.net

  113. Poppy 4 years ago

    so lovely giveaway:) I follow this blog!

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  114. Poppy 4 years ago

    I follow Rebecca’s blog too!

    PS happy (early) birthday Rebecca!!:)

  115. Poppy 4 years ago
  116. Poppy 4 years ago

    I folllow julieannart on twitter @2lovemarie

  117. puffpastryshop 4 years ago

    I am a GFC follower
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  118. puffpastryshop 4 years ago

    I follow Rebecca’s blog.

  119. puffpastryshop 4 years ago

    My fave is the raspberry and vanilla soap.

  120. puffpastryshop 4 years ago

    I like Rebecca’s Soap Deli on Facebook.

  121. Robin 4 years ago

    follow you on gfc
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  122. Robin 4 years ago

    follow her on gfc
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  123. Robin 4 years ago

    follow her on twitter
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  124. Robin 4 years ago

    follow her on fb
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  125. Robin 4 years ago

    tweet
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  126. Robin 4 years ago

    fb post
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  127. Robin 4 years ago

    this soap looks yummy
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  128. Robin 4 years ago

    sorry, I for to to give the link for the soap I liked in the previous post:
    http://shop.soapdelicatessen.com/product/hot-toddy-goat-milk-soap
    hot toddy goat milk soap
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  129. oh i really want to try these soaps.
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  130. i love the sugar scrub cubes-good idea.
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  131. Tylerpants 4 years ago

    I’m a GFC follower tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  132. Tylerpants 4 years ago

    I’m a GFC follower of Rebecca’s blog. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  133. Tylerpants 4 years ago

    I’m a Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  134. Tylerpants 4 years ago

    I like the Handmade Green Goddess Shea Butter Soap. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  135. purango 4 years ago

    I follow your blog with GFC. Great soap. garrettsambo@aol.com

  136. kawaiichan59 4 years ago

    I follow the blog via google

  137. kawaiichan59 4 years ago

    I adore the Falling For You Shea Butter Soap and Pina Colada Solid Cubes Scrub! They all look wonderful though!

  138. kawaiichan59 4 years ago

    I am liking the facebook page via WeEatCrayons :)

  139. Giveaway Rae 4 years ago

    I’m following this blog via GFC. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. Giveaway Rae 4 years ago

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/GiveawayRae/status/80057102118305792

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  141. Giveaway Rae 4 years ago

    I’m following Rebecca’s blog via GFC.

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  142. Giveaway Rae 4 years ago

    The Tequila Sour Salt Bar sounds very intriguing. :o)

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  143. Giveaway Rae 4 years ago

    I like Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on facebook (Rachel E.E.M.)

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  144. Giveaway Rae 4 years ago

    I’m following Julie Ann Art on twitter (GiveawayRae)

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  145. Jacqueline 4 years ago

    i follow via gfc! jmmccarr@gmail.com

  146. Jacqueline 4 years ago

    i follow on twitter @jmmccarr
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  147. charisma 4 years ago

    Following via GFC publicly.
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  148. charisma 4 years ago

    Shared Giveaway on Twitter
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  149. charisma 4 years ago

    Following Rebecca’s Blog publicly via GFC.
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  150. charisma 4 years ago

    My favorite item is the Tequila Sour Salt Bar. It looks like it’d make my skin feel amazing.
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  151. charisma 4 years ago

    @hazelfinn follows @julieannart on Twitter.
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  152. charisma 4 years ago

    Liked Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on FB.
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  153. charisma 4 years ago

    Liked Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen on FB.
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  154. Dana 4 years ago

    Follow your blog!

  155. Dana 4 years ago

    Grabbed your button for my blog.

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  156. cerena leigh 4 years ago

    I’m a follower!
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  157. cerena leigh 4 years ago

    I’m a follower on Rebecca on fb!
    Cerena Hammond
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  158. cerena leigh 4 years ago

    The pink champagne sugar cubes look amazing!

    Cerena Leigh
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  159. cerena leigh 4 years ago

    I’m a follower on rebecca;s blog!

    Cerena Leigh
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  160. Jessica 4 years ago

    I’m a GFC follower
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  161. Jessica 4 years ago

    GFC follow Rebecca’s blog
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  162. Jessica 4 years ago

    My favorite item in rebecca’s shop is the pumpkin pie soap. I bet that smells delicious!
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  163. Jessica 4 years ago

    like rebecca’s soap delicatessen on facebook
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  164. Kendra Estep 4 years ago

    became follower!

  165. Jessica 4 years ago

    follow you on twitter
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