Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Helena Postcards

 
These beautiful, full-color Helena, Alabama postcards
are available now from Smith Family Resources.
 
$1.00 each
 
Quantity Discount Pricing:
 
25-99 postcards - $.75 each
 
100 or more postcards - $.50 each
 
Free shipping to any U.S. address!
Free local delivery available upon request.
 
Buy postcards to mail to your friends,
or consider buying postcards to resell
in your place of business!
 
 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Essential Oils for Spiders

  
These are a few of the essential oils spiders hate most:
Orange
Lemon
Lavender
Cassia
Peppermint
Citronella
Eucalyptus

 
 Thanks to Steve Tallent for this spider repellent recipe and how-to:
"A mixture of any or all of them should do the trick. I personally take no chances and mix a bit of all of them together in varying ratios until it smells good. Grab a reusable spray bottle and squirt a bit of natural dish soap (just a tiny bit, not much is needed), a small splash of white vinegar, pour in the essential oil mixture and add a couple cups of water. Shake thoroughly and then go to town spraying down any and all surfaces that you want protected. I’ve been known to spray down the floor around our beds as an extra measure of protection. We have diffused eucalyptus essential oil in high concentrations in closed-off rooms for a few hours at a time and come back to find all the spiders in there curled up dead. It’s well worth it to get rid of a known spider issue inside a house!"
 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Postcard Exchange Progress

 
At last count, we had received 33 postcards
from 22 different states!
If you live in one of the blank states on our map,
please send us a postcard!
Did you notice that we haven't heard from anyone in Alabama yet??
 
Our initial goal was to learn about the United States of America,
but we've branched out into learning about other countries as well.
 
 
We joined Postcrossing
 a little over a month ago.
Postcrossing allows people to receive
postcards from all over the world.
We've received postcards from
Germany, Russia, Poland, Finland, and the USA.
Click here to see our Postcrossing postcards on Pinterest.
 
Last week, we learned about Pikes Peak in Colorado
and reindeer in Finland!
The postcards are piquing our curiosity,
and we're enjoying learning about a wide variety of things!
 
Are you involved in a Postcard Exchange
or Postcrossing?
What are you learning?
We'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Paraben-Free: Why Does it Matter?

 
Last week we introduced our
Paraben-Free Moisturizer.
Paraben-Free.
Why does it matter?
What's a paraben anyway?
 
Parabens are petroleum-based preservatives.
They're commonly used in cosmetics and personal care items.
Read a shampoo bottle and you'll probably find parabens in the ingredient list:
methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben to name a few.
 
Thanks to parabens,
your shampoo, lotion and deodorant will last for years.
They're also entering your body when you use these products.
Research has shown that your body may absorb as much as
five pounds of cosmetic chemicals each year.
 
Check your facial cream and moisturizer labels.
See any parabens there?
When the moisturizer is absorbed into your skin,
so are the parabens.
When the parabens enter your bloodstream,
they mimic estrogen,
sometimes causing hormonal imbalance.
Parabens also commonly cause allergic reactions
and contact dermatitis.
 
We are delighted to offer you an alternative
to lotions and moisturizers with chemical preservatives.
Try our Paraben-Free Moisturizer!
 
Paraben-Free Moisturizer
comes in an airless pump container,
so there's absolutely no waste--
no moisturizer left in the bottle to be thrown away!
You'll enjoy every drop of this moisturizer!
 
http://smithfamilyresources.com/products/paraben-free-moisturizer
 

 We invite our local customers to call or email to place your order
and arrange for pick-up or local delivery!
 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Introducing... Paraben-Free Moisturizer

 
Introducing our newest product:
Paraben-Free Moisturizer
 
This moisturizer is made from a paraben-free lotion base,
Beeyoutiful's Almond Essential Oil, and Vitamin E oil.
 
We invited some of our friends to try it,
and we've been delighted with their feedback!
  
"I have very sensitive skin, and this moisturizer is great for me."
 
"I've had dry skin on my arm for several days.
Nothing I've tried has helped.
This moisturizer made a difference after just one application!"
 
"Oooh! It feels great!"
 
Try it for yourself!
 
http://smithfamilyresources.com/products/paraben-free-moisturizer