Hello, darling people! Welcome to the Only Annual 40 Days of Birthday Gifts Bash!!
(You can’t really have an Only Annual, can you? I don’t care. BIRTHDAY GIRL MAKES THE RULES.)
Speaking of rules & disclaimers, I just thought of one right now.
NEW RULE: I was going to make a rule that you couldn’t win two days in a row, but I changed my mind. YOU CAN WIN ANY DAY ALL DAY EVERY DAY FOREVER. (well, up through October 31)
Also, DISCLAIMER #2: I’ve decided not to post on Sundays, but I want to keep the giving going, so those days we will call Give Praise to Jesus Days. Cool?
Here we goooooooooo! (that’s go, not goo)
I have two friends named Amanda who have recently started selling Ava Anderson (AA), and the other Amanda (I’ll be sharing Amanda Pride–AP–with you in a few weeks) sent me some Dream Cream with Rich & Shalla when they came to visit last month. I fell in love.
I’ll be honest. A lot of sweet people approached me about doing direct sales give-aways, and I turned a lot of them down. 1.) because I didn’t want this whole 40 days to be direct sales and 2.) I only wanted to give away things I know and love.
And I love Ava Anderson’s Dream Cream.
I was chatting with AE the other day about AA and she said, “Never in a million years would I have thought I would do something like this.” She told me how she would see people making their own deodorant and laundry detergent and think they were just trying to save money.
“But through Ava Anderson I have actually learned that many of our everyday products (from shampoo, lotion, soap, household cleaners) contain harmful ingredients to our health. And these ingredients get absorbed through our skin into our blood stream. Some of the chemicals that are allowed in our everyday products contain carcinogenic ingredients, neurotoxins, and endocrine disruptors. And I have also that only 10% of cancer is genetic, and 90% is caused by environmental factors.”
She told me about Europe banning more than 1,370 toxic chemicals from their personal care products and the U.S. only bans 11. (shakes my head)
“This is crazy to me!” she said. “I am angry that our country allows these ingredients into our products and they are able to make them in more healthy ways as they do so when they export them to Europe. So, I truly feel like this is a justice message and a message of wholeness.”
Amanda’s passion for justice–particularly for refugees–is one of the many reasons we’re such good friends.
“We are now on a journey of reading every product label in our home (just as we do for food), and I have found out that the lotion and body wash doctors recommended for us to use for Silas [her-almost-four-year-old son–and my birthday buddy!!] actually contain carcinogens. And I was lathering him with the lotion 4x/day!
Let me just tell you a little bit about this Silas guy. For many, many months the girls and I would babysit Silas and his little brother Samuel every Tuesday morning for three hours while big brother Simeon was at preschool. Oh, we love him.
Every morning, before we got him dressed, we’d slather him with cream. His skin was so, so dry and so, so itchy. And he has so many food allergies, so finding foods he loved was such a challenge for Amanda (and Silas is an EATER). We are soooooo happy that his mama has found something that is helping him feel better!
(p.s. The dressed-up family pic is one Gabe took almost three years ago. Aaron is holding Silas in the vest. The canoeing photo is more recent.)
“I’m so excited to have found the Ava Dream Cream that helps brings healing to his skin, ” Amanda told me. “He’s not allergic to it, and it’s not harmful to his overall long-term health. This is why I have become passionate about this company. As we have been on a healthy journey for a while I never spent much time thinking about what goes on the outside of our bodies.
But now that I have learned the impact of those things I want to help make a change. And I want to empower people to be on the same journey to figure out how to best care for their families.”
Anybody else on a journey to figure out how to best care for their families or even just yourself??
But, if you need a place to start, or a next step, I highly recommend Ava Anderson.
For you. For your family. For the next bridal or baby shower you are forced to attend. For STOCKING STUFFERS. For a just-wanted-to-say-I-like-you-a-lot gift for a friend.
Ava has stuff for your face, your body, your teeth, your home, your car, your yard, your kids, your baby, your pet. Pretty much your EVERYTHING.
Here’s what you need to do to be entered to win a 6-ounce tube (bigger than it sounds!) of Dream Cream:
1. Go to Amanda’s Ava site & look around.
2. Come back here and leave a comment about a need you have that an Ava Anderson product would meet.
THAT’S IT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO ORDER ANYTHING TO WIN.
3. If you’d like, place an order with Amanda by 10pm EST on Wednesday, September 23. (Enter Party # 95795)
Amanda gets a bonus incentive if she sells $300 by Wednesday night. If we help her make her goal, she’s going to give away a SECOND item of your choice! (up to $15 value)
And if you order $95 or more, you automatically get a free product! (from Ava, not Amanda)
(If you have any questions, leave a comment, and Amanda or I will answer them as soon as we can.)
Happy Winning and Getting Healthy!! See you back here tomorrow with more good stuff! (hint: pretty colors!) (and I’ll announce today’s winner on tomorrow’s post!)
EDIT: Cheryl is our lucky winner of the Dream Cream! For the rest of you, it’s not too late to place an order with Amanda!