Matt and I leave for our second anniversary trip to Mexico (!!!!!) this morning, but don’t you worry — today is this month’s Giveaway Day… and GIVEAWAY DAY you shall have!

This month, I’ve teamed up with organic skincare and beauty company Bushel & a Peck to reward two of my followers with fun goodie bags of products. There’s a lot that I love about this line, not the least of which is its name! When I was a little girl, my grandmother always sang the song “A Bushel And A Peck” to me. To this day, we sign our cards to each other with “Love you B’s and P’s!” : )

I digress with that bit of nostalgic. Anyway…

Bushel & a Peck — the brand, not the song — is super cool because it’s a true labor of love. The founder Aimee formulates and then hand-pours every single product herself! She was inspired to start the line by her own frustrations with the number of chemicals and artificial fragrances included in so many of the beauty and skincare products on the market. After extensive research, Aimee began making her own hand-crafted, all-natural lip balms. She shared the products she made as gifts for loved ones early on, and a year and a half ago, decided to take them to a bigger audience. I learned on the Bushel & a Peck “About” page that Aimee named the company to honor her husband’s grandmother, who signed cards with “Bushels and pecks.” I had no idea we shared that connection when I agreed to try her products, but it makes me love them all the more.


I’ve been using the Bushel & a Peck lip balms (along with a few other products!) for a few weeks now, and I’m totally loving them. My lips tend to be dry all year round, and I’m always happy to find new solutions to that problem — and the more I learn about all of the chemicals that the mainstream beauty industry employs, the better I feel about adding more natural ingredients into my personal rotation! Bushel & a Peck uses ingredients like organic shea butter, coconut oil, red raspberry seed oil, and therapeutic-grade essential oils. In case you need further convincing, these lip balms were recently named a summer must-have by The Bend Health Guide. So cool, right?


I’m always psyched to support women-owned businesses, and Aimee is such a gem. I’m so grateful that she agreed to team up with me this month!

In June, two of you will win a goodie bag of Bushel & a Peck lip balms!

To enter, add a comment to this post below. And since there will be two winners this month (and multiple lip balms for each winner!), you should totally share this giveaway with a friend, too : )

I’ll draw the winner randomly one week from today, Friday 6/29. The winners will be announced right here on the blog! Good luck!

(Unfortunately, you’re not eligible to win this contest if you live outside of North America, due to shipping concerns. I’m sorry about that!)

Photo credit: Gallivan Photo (via Bushel & a Peck)