Wednesday, August 29, 2012


You know what I think is amazing?
That even though I keep posting photos of the one thing
that has been keeping me busy these days,
you are still here for me!

I want to thank everyone for the kind words of encouragement and support, 
(and for not forgetting about me in my absence!)
The best way I know how to say thank you,
is to give a little something of myself back to you...

I think it's time for a little giveaway, don't you?

One of my followers will win our entire line of 

The Old White House
natural lavender laundry and cleaning provisions

You will receive:
16oz. cotton bag with our lavender laundry soap,

1 organic lavender dryer sachet, made with repurposed fabric,

8oz. bottle of lavender linen water
(we also use it as our room spray, the girls and
I use it as our body spray... it's just that good!)

12oz. ball jar of our lavender soft scouring powder
for your kitchen and bath

I try to keep my giveaways simple,
simple is good.
we are all jumping through enough hoops as it is, right?

All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post
letting me know that you want to clean your home and 
laundry with my family's products.

 Please become a follower,
if you aren't one already...
go ahead, join the club!

I would also love it if you would 
"like" my facebook page

The Old White House

o.k. so that's 3 little hoops,
but I promise that they are worth every tiny jump!

I will choose a name from the hat on Sept. 7
so you have until then to throw your name in the hat!

Again, thank you everyone for your uplifting and lovely
words.  I can't tell you how much they have meant to myself and my family.

... you're the best.


linking to:

all of our new product photos are courtesy of 
my new wonderfully talented photographer friend
Laura Hathaway!


  1. I would love to try your homemade products...I love lavender water and use it when I iron my vintage linens. Please enter me and thank you for such a pretty give-away! Blessings to you.

  2. what a wonderful giveaway! i'm not on facebook but i am a follower. would 2 hoops be ok to join the giveaway?

  3. Hi Theresa! Ever since I met you at the Howell Melon Festival, I've been getting to know you via your blog! You made me realize that I need to take the time to venture farther afield to find some really great shopping and sights. I will be planning an outing to your neck of the woods very soon. And I also want to come to the next barn sale.

    I'd love for everyone to be able to smell your amazing products! They'd make any type of housework a pleasure!

    I hope to meet you again.

  4. I would so love to win your organic simplified home cleaning products. I must confess...I have bought everything to make my own and yeah...lets just say it has been sitting in the laundry room for like a year lol. Your packaging is very, sweet, simple and chic. I will now head over to your FB page oh and BTW I have been a follower for a long while now. i too am having a $40.00 give away to my etsy shoppe...go see my friend Debra @ Common Ground for all the details.


  5. Oh that will be one lucky winner! That is a very generous Giveaway! ~Cheers Kim

  6. I would LOVE to try your laundry products! I think Lavender is my fav.

  7. These seem like great products. I would love to try them!

  8. With all the cleaning of junk I've been doing lately to get ready for the big show, the idea of smelling good is enticing! are your products. I love the packaging.
    I did a share on my FB page and I AM a follower and will be until you put out a restraining order on me!!!

  9. Theresa what a great gift. I am a follower, I like/love your FB page. I would love to have my HOME smell great with your amazing products. Ciao for now Rita

  10. Simple, clean, fresh.....what's not to love about that. Love your blog. Yes, Iwill like you on FB, promise! How's that!

  11. If I lived closer, I would love to enter your wonderful giveaway. All your homemade/handmade products sound fantastic and are so lovely! Just wanted to stop by and say hello! Hope all is well. Best wishes, Tammy

  12. Oh how fabulous! I make my own laundry soap, but it would be such a treat to get those products! Love, love lavender!


  13. Well, I absolutely anything made with lavender. I also try to make most of my cleaning products and laundry products. This would be such a nice treat for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. I would love to try your products. I've alway's wanted to try to make my own.

  15. I would love to try your family's products!
    GFC: Throuthehaze
    FB: Rae Pavey
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  16. ...dude!!!
    if i spied your tent set-up, i'd so have loved to purchase some of your pretty lavender smelling products ~ LoVELY i tell ya'!
    but oh! how delightful you are making it for us to simply have a giveaway too:)
    ah, yes please, enter me for a spin on the wheel!!

    xo, Rosemary

    ps. don't worry dear Theresa ~ HE's got you and your dear fam's back and it will ALL work out better than you could have even imagined

  17. Hi Theresa,
    Your lavender scented products sound wonderful. It's one of my favorite scents. Please throw my name into the hat too. I am already a follower.


  18. I want to use your products in my home! Thanks!
    ambre.sautter at gmail dot com

  19. I love hearing about your business! I don't enter many giveaways, only when it is something I would love to win and your whole line is fabulous!!!...And smells great!


  20. Count me in please. I love love love your products <3
    Count me thrice.

  21. I can almost smell the lavender from here! And believe me, after a summer of unbearable heat, my home could use something that smells good for a change! Congrats on this new endeavor! I just know it will be a smashing success!

  22. Oops! Forgot to tell you that I'm a long time follower. And I'm rushing over to facebook to like you too!

  23. I would love to win a chance to try your products. Over the past year, I have been gradually replacing all my laundry and cleaning products with enviromental and family friendly products. Lavender is one of my favorite scents. Kathy W.

  24. oh...the whole line?? swoon! oui..oui enter me! they look like the smell divine!! happy week-end mon amie! ;)

  25. oh theresa i would love a chance to try out your families products. lavender is my favorite scent!

    i have been absent from blogging myself lately, just to busy, but i'm really missing my blogging friends.

    i'll be back soon!


  26. OK cool Theresa I get three right off the back!! LOL I am commenting cuz I love my lavendar sachets! I use them on my clothes and they are the best on the towels!! And I really love that green sachet with the bike stamp!! I love lavendar and would adore some of that spray!! And I am a liker on your facebook!! Thanks for the chance to be blessed!! XOXO Love ya, Fran.

  27. I still treasure my last box from you so please honor another lucky lady...alothough it looks heavenly :)

    But I just actually was AT my computer for once so I wanted to say hello & see what wonderfulness you would fill me with today! & the scent of lavender is my treat ! I can smell it from here!!!

    Hope all is well at 612! Sending love!

  28. What a beautiful set of items, simple but elegant! Lavender fragrance is so calming to me,love it. I 'liked' your page,it looks great. I just put up a FB page yesterday, gotta keep up with the times! :)

  29. Oh, my linens would smell soooo good with your gorgeous products.I am a happy follower..xx

  30. Holy cow!!!! I'm glad I saw this!! Please put my name in the hat, Theresa.
    Thanks so much for the give away.

  31. OOOHH!!! Just liked you on FB as well...hooray!

  32. Hey T meant to come back sooner....where does the time go? I know you are uber busy too. I will put you on my sidebar right now.


  33. You already know how much I love all your creations... Casey, too! I am so blessed to be able to live right next door to this fabulous girl and her terrific family. I'm also lucky enough to receive the gift of one of her products or creations now and then, but most importantly always her friendship.
    Love you T! ~ D

  34. I hope everything is going well Theresa and wanted to tell you that your story really inspired me.....I wish you the best of luck!!

    All your products sound so amazing:-)


  35. Stopped by to see your underglass flowers, I've been a short time follower and did the FB liking now...Enjoy your Pinterest and Etsy, but I am sure
    I will love your mailman is always a happy person when I get
    "Little Treasures" in the mail!!! Enjoy your day...we are having BEAUTIFUL weather here today.

  36. Lavender is my favorite scent! I would love a chance to try your products, so please enter me! Penny


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo