Two Big Milestones

October 22, 2018

This week we celebrate two big milestones!
The first is the birthday of our Vóvó (Portuguese for grandmother), Celeste Dos Santos Marques Medina. Born May 25, 1941 to a Pentecostal preacher, she immigrated from Portugal to Canada and then to the USA with her Diplomat husband. While in Portugal, she was a soap supervisor for the Lever Soap Company (you could say this runs in our blood!) and was also a seamstress and had a sewing school.  This skill has carried over to our handmade washcloths which are soft and durable (click here to buy your own). Vóvó's handiwork is also seen while scrolling through our social media profiles on granddaughter Daisy in many of her adorable and handmade dresses. Just a few years ago, Vóvó was proud to become a US citizen!  She owned a business in nearby Cumberland which sold Portuguese jewelry, clothes and homeware.   
In addition to Vóvó's birthday, we are also celebrating our "gotcha" day for our youngest sibling, sister Meysha. Meysha entered foster care when she was just 24 days old and was placed in four homes - including joining our family when she was less then 2 years old as a temporary placement foster sister. As the years passed, she became such a intricate part of our family that we couldn't imagine being one without her! Two years ago, we were blessed to officially adopt Meysha and welcome her as a permanent member of our family!
May is Foster Care Month and Rhode Island has an immense need for foster families: to learn more, please click here. Currently our family has two foster babies and Meysha has adjusted to being a big sister after some time of being "the baby". 
Meysha makes our lip balms and loves working on content for our YouTube channel.  While her favorite animals are cows, she has fish and a goat named Joey. One of her favorite non-farm activities is praising and worshipping at church where she can be found in the front row. She doesn't stop at church: every night she prays before bed and loves the music of Casting Crowns. She's a great reader and chose going to Barnes & Noble for her birthday! Her favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse but it doesn't serve her favorite foods: lobster and sushi. 
While she's best known locally for her red hair and spitfire spirit, she's also a true entrepreneur - and is still working on her pool fund. The other members of the family are really hoping she's successful by the time it gets hot this summer! 
This week in honor of Vóvó and Meysha we have TWO DEALS!
First is a FREE washcloth handmade by Vóvó with an online purchase of $35 or more now through Friday, May 25, 2018. Our soap paired with a washcloth makes a great gift; shop our selection now!*
You can also catch Meysha at the Scituate Farmer's Market on Saturday from 9am-12pm. Mention this blog post and get a FREE lip balm handpicked by Meysha herself with any purchase!**
*Offer valid 12:01am 5/15/18 through 11:59pm 5/25/18 on online orders of $35USD or more before tax and shipping. No coupon code needed.  Washcloth will be automatically added. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable, and is subject to availability. Selection of washcloths is random. 
**Offer valid 9am-12pm 5/19/18 on all orders at the Scituate Farmer's Market only; you must mention this blog post. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable, and is subject to availability. Selection of lip balms is random. 

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