Green Equals Green: Fruit Trees

I know I’ve mentioned that Ben is a total freak about trees.  He has planted a total of 22 fruit trees in the 5 years we’ve been married.  Crazy, right?  Especially considering we have a 1/4 acre lot.

Seventeen fruit trees are alive right now.  So far, we have 5 apple, 8 cherry, 2 plum, and 2 pear trees, most of which have produced fruit.  Look!  A baby pear!

Actually, the apple trees have done the best, but that’s not surprising considering the climate.  Most of the apples are best for baking, but Ben makes a mean apple crisp.  Is it fall yet?


I am most excited about our cherry trees, though.

Obviously, planting trees is an earth friendly decision.  Yes, the trees require watering, but our soil is pretty sandy with a high water table, so we’ve never had water issues.

We get fruit, so we spend less money on fresh produce.  And, our fruit doesn’t have chemicals or pesticides.  A few days ago, we picked several cherry trees and man, were they delicious.  I can’t wait for more.

Recently, Stephanie, the creative mind behind the Living Room Floor shop, contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing a beauty product from the Good Fortune shop.

After checking out the site, I decided to give it a try.  Why?  Because Good Fortune uses only all natural ingredients to make soaps, lotions, candles, sprays and other beauty supplies.  And, I love their story and eco-conscious business practices.  The commitment to use natural ingredients and recycle packaging while maintaining quality is amazing.  “Good Fortune is an environmentally friendly company. We use recyclable and reusable paper, aluminum, and plastic in our packaging. Even the smallest steps to taking care of the environment make a big difference. In an effort to reduce the amount of waste generated, we also recycle shipping boxes and cushioning materials.”   How could I say no?  Three days after talking to Stephanie, I received a Kiss Me Kit and I couldn’t wait to try it.

I scrubbed my lips with the brown sugar scrub and licked it off.  I didn’t know if it would actually taste good, but, it was delicious.  Perhaps it’s the sugar.  The scrub was very moisturizing, but I followed it up with the chocolate peppermint lip balm, which was also quite tasty.  And moisturizing.

The only thing that could make this better is a giveaway, right?  Now it’s your turn to try a great, eco friendly product.

The Goods: One Kiss Me Kit, valued at $20.00

To Enter: Subscribe to follow Our Humble A{Bowe}d, if you’re not already.  To subscribe, click the “Sign Me Up!” button under “Be the first to know.”  Once you’ve subscribed, leave a comment, which can (but doesn’t have to) include our Just for Fun question.

Just for Fun: Which celeb would you most want to pucker up to?

For additional entries:

1.  Add Good Fortune Soaps on Facebook, come back and leave a comment telling us what your favorite item is.

Contest Closes: Wednesday, July 20th at 11:59 pm, central time.

Number of Winners: One!

Ships: Anywhere in the U.S.

Other Info: We will select the winner using random.org and announce on Thursday, July 21st.  Good luck!!

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29 thoughts on “Green Equals Green: Fruit Trees

  1. yum!

    i wouldn’t turn down a smooch from gerard butler, johnny depp, the standard hotties. OH…and roberto from bachelorette!

    (p.s. I think you left a follow up note in the post by accident?)

  2. Not eligible for the giveaway, so if random.org picks me, just run it again…

    I just wanted to say I love your fruit trees! We had a HUGE pear tree on our property when I was growing up. I used to eat the baby pears because I was so excited and couldn’t wait for them to ripen. I have always preferred crunchy pears over the soft mushy ones, probably exactly because of that.

  3. Fun giveaway, and I think you’ve inspired me to plant a fruit tree in the backyard!

    As for celebs I’d like to pucker up to: Bradley Cooper, Jason Bateman, Clive Owen, and Ryan Reynolds.

  4. Love this contest-thank you!!!! (I’m a subscriber and love your blog.)

    While not a well-known celeb, ( but he is one to me!) I would choose my sweet husband to pucker up to 🙂

    Thanks again for the fun!

  5. I just signed up as a subscriber (I’ve been follwing you via RSS).

    All of my friends make fun of me, but my secret pucker-upper is Ed Harris!

  6. Oh yikes! I can’t imagine puckering up to a celeb now that I married my handsome husband! I guess if you twisted my arm, I could be convinced to give George Clooney a peck 😉

  7. Oh, lovely! I’m a fairly new subscriber, and I look forward to your email every single day. There are so many celebs that I crush on, but I’ve always had a thing for Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, so I’d have to say I’d like to rob the cradle with dear old (young) Dave.

  8. first… I LOVE fruit trees! We may end up having more too as time goes on, but for now… we have our Meyer Lemon! Can’t wait for it to get bigger and give us lots of lemon-y goodness! second- that product sounds amazing!!! Brown sugar = yummy!!!

  9. Followed on Facebook as well. I would love to smell the lavender with a bit of lemon lotion. Sounds devine!

  10. Oh god, my hubby always gives me a bad time whenever Johnny Depp (specially from Cry Baby) or Vin Diesel (swoon!) come on. My secret crush? Gerard Butler… But he gets Anne Hathaway! So there, babe… XP

  11. I’m a subscriber… and happily married… but I have to go with Joe Mauer from the Minnesota Twins. And my hubs totally knows it!

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