Monday, January 23, 2012

Belle Journée Handcrafted Bath & Body Giveaway

In celebration of the New Year we’re starting up another give-away of our handcrafted Bath and Body products!  The winner will receive a package that includes:  one 5 ounce (or two 2.5 ounce) bars of our luxury artisan soaps, one 8.5 ounce pump bottle of our moisturizing, all natural foaming hand soap and a 4 ounce container of our Shea Body Butter (now made with Certified Organic Shea).  
You choose the scents and we’ll cover the shipping!  Please visit our online store at to view the available selections.  You'll find only high quality natural ingredients including vegetable oils and butters, herbs and essential oils, most of which are certified organic.  All of our products are vegetarian friendly, most are vegan.
You can enter once by leaving a comment here that you would like to enter.  You’ll receive one extra entry for each friend of yours that likes us on Facebook and leaves a comment on our Facebook wall telling us they were referred by you.  You’ll find a Facebook button at the bottom of this post that makes it easy to share.
Entries for the drawing will be accepted until midnight central time on 2/7/12.
Numbers will be assigned to each entry as they come in.  The winning entry will be randomly selected using’s sequence generator.  Please be sure to check back with the blog as we’ll post the winner here within 24 hours after the close of the entry period.  To receive their prize, the winner needs to then email us their contact and mailing information.  
This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the beginning of the contest period.

Good luck!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

South St. Louis, Missouri - Event Announcement

I've not been very organized as of late with the holidays and our ongoing house renovations.  My intentions for this blog have thus been limited to a long list of things to write about someday.   I just wanted to pop on and use this as a place to provide notice of a fun event coming up here in South St. Louis.  

Shaw Avenue Children's Center (SACC) is hosting their annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction on Saturday, January 28th at Oliva on the Hill.  $30 per person will provide you with free beer and prizes throughout the night (look for some Belle Journee products to be awarded!).  There are also some incredible items included in the Silent Auction.  Daycares are such an important resource for families and SACC has been serving the community for 23 years. Proceeds will help them continue to provide quality daycare for the next generation as well as provide tuition scholarships for families in need of assistance.  For more information or to reserve a table, please contact Michele Dando at

I hope the new year is going well for everyone.   Be sure to stay tuned as next Monday we'll be announcing our next giveaway package!

--I'm back to add in details of some of the fabulous door prizes that will be awarded throughout the evening:
  • Wine from Wild Flower
  •  Chase movie theater tickets
  • Restaurant GC’s
  • Belle journée products
  • + more
Here are some of the items available at the Silent Auction:
  • Pizza party for 12 at L’Ecole Culinaire with a Chef!  Custom invitations, placemats, chef nametags, party pennant, etc. from Bonnie and Blythe (the designer for Belle Journée) 
  • Hair and makeup package from Kolors Salon
  • Jewelry from Sara Patino
  •  Urban Chestnut tour and tasting
  • Power tool and 3 pints from Six Row
  •  2 date night packages
  • Road trip – getaway package to Ozarks resort
  • Family photo session at park of your choice + CD of all photos
  • St. Louis Public Radio VIP tour
    • Tour of St. Louis Public Radio station - meet news and on-air staff
    • Spend time in studio for a segment of Morning Edition or St. Louis on the Air
    • Enjoy coffee and bagels or box lunch with General Manager, Tim Eby, or an on-air host
    • Record a testimonial in the STLPR studios
    • Receive a STLPR gift package
Please spread the word - it will be a fun time for a good cause!