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Favorites on the First #1

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alison at The Polo House is hosting a new linky party all about favorites!  It will be on the first of every month.  This month, Alison want to know:

What is your favorite gift to give during the holidays?

I like to give presents that are consumable and will not end-up in a landfill, so I love giving Mistral soaps!  They are fantastic teacher gifts, too.  Click this link for the Mistral website.



I love the holiday collection of soaps.


La Boheme collection: floral


La Bohem Collection: fruit

J'adore the winter pine soap!

I love the way these soaps feel and smell.  An added bonus is they already come gift wrapped!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. They are wrapped so prettily that I would never want to open them and use them. How great to have in a guest bathroom this time of the year!!

  2. Wonderful, affordable , yummy smelling and practical. What more could you ask for! Love the ideas!!

  3. Ricki Jill these are all so beautiful. What is better than a luxurious soap the use in the bath or shower or powder room!

    Please Come and enter the 1st of Twelve Days of Holiday giveaways! It is stunning!

    Art by Karena

  4. These are so pretty and I love a luxury gift that one maybe would not buy for themselves.
    Such a great idea Ricki Jill!

    I will go to their site and check it out.
    Have not seen this brand before.

    Thanks for being THE first to link up
    and thanks for the mention and thanks for being such a great blogging friend!

    Huge hugs,

  5. These look so pretty, I'd hate to unwrap them!!

    Thanks for the link!


  6. I, like you, like to give that will be used ... or eaten. These are beautifully wrapped, will pop over there. TY for sharing such lovely soaps.

    Have a lovely weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  7. Beautiful gift and useful
    It is so true. Why not give something small useful and earth freindly instead of the bigger the better tossed out in the new year gift
    Really gives us something to think about :)

  8. I'm trying hard to not buy "made in China" this Christmas season. Your pretty soaps are a wonderful idea and so useful. I enjoyed catching up on your blog today. Lots of pretties!

  9. Mmmm..I'm ready for a nice soak in the tub right now..these would be a great welcome as a gift..lucky those on your list! LOL!

  10. I would love getting those decorative soaps as a gift. I can smell The winter pine one now. Candles are always a favorite of mine for gift giving, and ornaments. Everyone can use both.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. I just opened the one I won from you. It smells so delicious. I just adore the wrapping on that Christmas one.

  12. Oh! Those are gorgeous! :) Good idea.

    Thanks for coming by and entering the Nell Hill Book give away.


  13. I've never heard of these, but the packaging has drawn me in. They're so pretty!

  14. Ricki Jill - Thanks so much for stopping by via The Polohouse and the Favorite's Linky Party. I had done my blog the night before waiting for Alison to post instructions and when I checked again, you had already posted. It was so much fun putting it all together. Have not checked out the La Boheme soap collection yet but plan to do so. I love different soaps and it sounds like a lot of people have not heard of it so it would be a unique gift in my part of the world. New follower so I will be stopping by soon.
    Connie LOU


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