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Friday, June 12, 2009

Funky Chunks Gift Basket Giveaway--Winner Announced!

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Congrats, Rachelle! And thank you to everyone that entered and retweeted about the giveaway!

It’s time for a giveaway! Michele from Life, Lightly Salted has started a bath and body company called Funky Chunks. She has some very cool soaps and equally cool packaging! Add to that that she’s very creative and a sweetheart, and you’ve got a winning combination. You can also check out her soap blog called Funky Chunks for news and new items. We have a winner! Rachelle, from Mommy, I'm Hungry has won the basket.

Anyway, Michele contacted me last week to see if I’d like to host a giveaway for her. Um, hell, yes! So she immediately got some samples in the mail for me to check out. Not only are they in cool packages, but they look, smell and feel great! My favorite has to be the Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub, and the Pucker! The Pucker! is an herbal dill blend that smells so fresh and clean. But the Tuscan Summer smells great, too. Really, they all do!

So what do you get? A basket with a $30 retail value, including, from Funky Chunks:

  • 4 full size Chunks of Tuscan Summer, Pucker!, Sweet Basil and Root Beer Float
  • 1 Sample Chunk of Green Tea Zen, a soap dish and a big bath scrubbie.

And bonus! Janine, the owner operator of Things That Make Scents has thrown some stuff in, as well!

  • Brew This! coffee - Jersey Girl flavor (apples, toffee and peanuts)
  • Tea light candles in Melon Mania and Blue Sea Glass scents (descriptions HERE )

Michele let me know she may toss a few extra things in there, too--so that’s an extra bonus.

I took a few photos of the samples Michele sent me. I thought you may want to see her products and packaging:

Here is a photo of the Gift Basket:

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To enter!

1) Visit Funky Chunks and have a look around. Come back and tell me which soap you’d most love to try. Leave it in a comment here for one entry.

2) Visit Things That Make Sense. Take a look around, pick a candle scent that you love, and leave another comment here letting me know which one it is--for a second entry.

3) Tweet about this giveaway, come back here, and leave your Tweet link in your comment--for a third entry.

4) You can Tweet about this giveaway as much as you like, for additional entries. Just leave your Tweet links in your comments, please! (When you Tweet, click under your message where it says, for example, One Minute Ago, and it will take you to a page where you can copy your Tweet’s link.)

5) DON'T forget to leave a valid email address!

This gives you a ton of chances to win the gift basket!

Open to US entrants only on this one. Winner will be chosen next Friday. But in the meantime, get your butts over to Michele and Janine’s sites and make your wish lists!

Guys, you should enter, too! If you win, share the basket to your favorite girl!


And taking care of a little business: MySpiceSage is now offering 50% OFF the Ultimate Fathers Day Gift Set that includes Ten 1 Cup Bottles of Gourmet Spices and Seasonings perfect for dad, now $29.75! Normally, this gift set is valued at $60.25 when sold separately. Also, we are offering FREE SHIPPING for this item if ordered by 06/15/2009 AND a free personalized card for dad!


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86 comments:

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

What a great give away - I have cruised around and RT - RT @elleskitchen: New blog post: http://tinyurl.com/mlr75x - Funky Chunks Gift Basket Giveaway--come check it out!

Love the Green Tea zen soap
love the soy candles and the teddy bears are adorable!

Great sites

the busy bee said...

Great giveaway! LOVE the lemon poppy pound cake.

the busy bee said...

2nd Entry, Soy Tart Cups{too cute!} Desserted Isalnd sounds wonderful.

SavingDiva said...

The Funky Monkey soap looks fun!

savingforhome at gmail dot com

SavingDiva said...

I think the Fresh Cut Lilacs candle sounds amazing!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Hi Elle! =)

I think my kids would go crazy over the Rootbeer Float ones!

msjazzyfresh said...

Root Beer float!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

#2: Wow she's got a ton of fun scents! I would choose the Petals & Pears- A unique combination of a juicy pear on top of a jasmine gardenia floral bouquet.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

#3 tweeted!
http://twitter.com/MommyImHungry/status/2137774567

RJ Flamingo said...

Awesome giveaway, Elle! I can't decide between all the Funky Chunks, but I've got a giftee in mind for the Amber Skull soaps...:-)) You can always find me at rjflamingo AT bellsouth DOT net

Maria said...

Fun soaps! I would choose the lemon poppy seed cake. Love citrus everything!

Anne said...

1) Great giveaway! I'd love to try the rootbeer float soap :D

Maria said...

The candles are neat too! I would choose the clothesline. I love the fresh clean smell! Great giveaway, thanks!

RJ Flamingo said...

And over at Things That Make Scents, how can I resist Summer At The Shore! They all sound fab!

Anne said...

2) I think the carribean vacation scent sounds divine.

Oh, and my email: tinkerbellx2 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

RJ Flamingo said...

Okay, and I've tweeted, too! http://twitter.com/RJFlamingo/status/2147732262

Sarah Jackson said...

Root Beer Float please. That's way too cute for me to not sample!

-Sarah

April in CT said...

Have mercy I wanna bathe with a Hot Apple Dumpling!

What a great give away!

April in CT said...

I'm drawn to the April Showers scent for some reason. :o)

Susan said...

Great giveaway!
Went to Funky Chunks and I have to have the Tuscan soap. To enjoy the smells of a Tuscan summer is to hard to pass up!
smvalvo at gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Went to Things that make Scents....The idea that I can get that glorious clothesline scent in a candle to smell all the time is so exciting.
Nothing smells better than clothes right off the clothesline!
smvalvo at gmail dot com

Risa said...

I would want the Brownie Batter Soup and the Almond Biscotti Candles. I may have to take a bite of them!

tallmisto said...

Sweet Basil From Funky Chunks sounds so clean and fresh.

tallmisto said...

How ever do I choose as Things That Make Scents? If I had to pick one I'd say From the Vineyard. It sounds interesting.

Tiff said...

The Funky Chunks soap is pretty cool. The root beer float flavor sounds fun!

Tiff said...

2nd entry for candles: The Boardwalk Point Pleasant sounds good. I used to go there as a small child so it seems appropriate a flavor to pick.

RJ Flamingo said...

RT! http://twitter.com/RJFlamingo/status/2152926154

Give me another entry! ;-))

rubymoon said...

Since root beer is my favorite drink I would have to say Root Beer Float soap because I have never tried a root beer scented soap. What amazing scents of soap she offers!!

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

rubymoon said...

Such lovely candle scents. I would choose (and the choice was hard) Goodnight Kiss: A playful blend of vanilla and caramel.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

TBS said...

Do I have to pick one?? I am strangely drawn to the Snowman Poop candle.

TBS said...

I believe I am a Tuscan soap type of person. Actually I just ordered some. Thanks so much for the wonderful links!!

Kerstin said...

Yay for a fun giveaway! I pick Funky Monkey Soap :)

Anonymous said...

jersy devil chunk. i love the swirls and i like the scent of pine.

Anonymous said...

oops forgot my email ...
jacquieastemborski AT comcast dot net

jersy devil chunk. i love the swirls and i like the scent of pine.

Anonymous said...

for the scent ... clothesline.
something light and fresh.

jacquieastemborski AT comcast dot net

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

Oh my gosh there are so many soaps to choose from, I think I would like the chocolate chip the best, ....no....make that brownie batter.

cowabunga14u@yahoo.com

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

I have never heard of soy candles until I just went on Things that Make Sense. I would love to smell the Cinnamon Bun. This is a great giveaway.

cowabunga14u@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

1) I would have to pick the Tuscan....ahh, take me away Funky Chunks!

hdchick@dejazzed.com

Anonymous said...

2) Doodle Bug ~ so many wonderful scents in one jar!

hdchick@dejazzd.com

Anonymous said...

the correct email address for #38 is hdchick@dejazzd.com ~ sorry. I think I better go make some more coffee! ;)

RJ Flamingo said...

Oops! I tweeted again! http://twitter.com/RJFlamingo/status/2164595615

All the tropical scents and beach-y scents sound awesome...I so want this! :-)

Mrs. Messiness said...

I would love to try the Chunky Monkey soap!

Mrs. Messiness said...

Ooh I would love to try a Doodle Bug scented candle!

Toystory said...

I love Funky Chunky! Their products are great. I love Jersey Girl Soap. The scent is great, as is the lather!!

Toystory said...

2nd. entry.... almond biscotta please...sounds like it smells wonderful and would love to try it.

SECAVEN said...

Definitely the "cranberry orange coffee cake".

☾ Ash ♡ said...

Hmm... Sweet Basil is the essence of summer to me from Funky Chunks!

☾ Ash ♡ said...

Summer at the Shore sounds like an amazing candle scent!
ashbabe@gmail.com

cannedpoo said...

My family is from Atlantic City so I want some of that yummylicious 'Boardwalk Sweets Chunk'!!!!!!!!!!!
cannedpoo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Elle,

Definantly would be the "pass the grass" soap from funky chunks...yrs ago my dads aunt gave me a grass oil perfume and i absolutely loved it. I still have the old empty bottle after all these years!

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Finance@acbrecovery.com

Thoughts said...

I think I am a Tuscan kind of girl, but wow does the Shag on the beach sound yummy!
craveinc@gmail.com

Thoughts said...

So many great candle scents, too. Carribean vacation sounds like a great summer candle, and I know where I will be shopping for my fall/winter candles now as well.

craveinc@gmail.com

throuthehaze said...

for my fave soap I am torn between Pass the Grass and Root Beer Float! So hard to choose!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

fave candle scent is Caribbean Vacation
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

RJ Flamingo said...

Tweeted again! http://twitter.com/RJFlamingo/status/2176587288

I really want this - can you tell?

Tutta la Storia said...

How could I not want the "Dirty Boy" from Funky Chunks, as I have a perpetually dirty little 3 year old boy! Oooh ooh ooh great giveaway! alantieri @ g mail dot com

Tutta la Storia said...

And for those great soy candles? Hugs and Kisses all the way! (As I can't help but shower my little boy with hugs and kisses once he is all clean!) LOL
alantieri @ g mail dot com

Cindy said...

I think that summer by the shore candles or petals and pears would be very nice.

cynthia.maddox@gmail.com

kitchenbelle said...

Chocolate Chip Pancakes Soap sounds GREAT!

kitchenbelle@ymail.com

Ericka said...

Very cool givaway!
I love the "Dirty Boy" soap and the green tea and cucumber candle.

wineluv5150@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

Rootbeer float would be my choice! And the sweet basil...

pickyeatings@gmail.com

bettycd said...

The lavender and Cucumber soap sounds nice.

bettycd said...

Black cat scent would be interesting to try. I've always loved anise/black licorice.

Carolyn G said...

I would love to try the sugary vanilla soap.

Carolyn G said...

I would love to smell the Almond Biscotti

Carolyn G said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/2182674467

Karin said...

The tuscan sounds interesting-

Karin said...

Clothesline-- I have some clothes hanging outside right now!

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Jelli Bean said...

Love the lavendar cucumber soap! Relaxing. I make soap too, it's so much fun and a great creative outlet. In fact, when I moved overseas, the customs agent questioned me about my huge white block of coconut oil soap base, thinking it something of the illegal substance, I'm sure.

Jelli Bean said...

Coconut lime verbena is my favorite BBW scent, so for entry #2, this is my candle scent choice winner.
fairyjuliet at hotmail

inkelywinkely said...
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inkelywinkely said...

Green tea zen at funky chunks.

inkelywinkely@gmail.com

inkelywinkely said...

White tea and ginger at things that make scents

There are so many great sounding scents to choose from!

Inkelywinkely@gmail.com

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, what awesome stuff at FunkyChunks! The cranberry orange sounde delicious but so does that hot chocolate scrub!

Sues

wearenotmartha@gmail.com

We Are Not Martha said...

And at Things That Make Scents, the Coffee House candle sounds delish!

Sues

wearenotmartha@gmail.com

We Are Not Martha said...

Tweeted too! http://twitter.com/wearenotmartha/status/2196011495

Sues

wearenotmartha@gmail.com

Alana @ The Good Girl Gone Blog said...

the "shag on the beach" sounds perfect for summer, and the white tea and ginger candle sounds wonderful...I love ginger!

alana@springpartners.com

RJ Flamingo said...

One more Tweet before I go to work: http://twitter.com/RJFlamingo/status/2205390664

Mmmmm....

Michelle said...

Checked out the sites. I would love to try the honey mango soap. Thanks for running the giveaway. mmkc2222@yahoo.com

jerseygirl137 said...
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jerseygirl137 said...

I would love to try the Manasquan Inlet.

jerseygirl137@yahoo.com

jerseygirl137 said...

I would love to try the Green Tea Zen soap. It sounds wonderful.

jerseygirl137@yahoo.com

Di said...

I would love the Sugary Vanilla - anything vanilla and I'm there :) dlranere at gmail dot com

Nutmeg Nanny said...

That soap website was awesome! My favorite was Caramelized Brandied Pear...I bet it smells amazing! (Nutmegnanny(at)hotmail(dot)com)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love those little soy cupcake candles. I think I would love the gingerbread man scent...it would be like Christmas in a candle:) (Nutmegnanny(at)hotmail(dot)com)

Colleen said...

So many interesting scent combinations at Funky Chunks ~I'd most like to try the Greetings from Asbury Park (hey, I'm a Bruce fan!), or the Nice Hot Cuppa.

Things that make Scents has so many interesting scent mixes. Like Cool Basil Citrus and Summer at the Shore would be great for this time of year. Thanks for the chance for a giveaway!
colknits at gmail dot com

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