Parisienne Farmgirl Giveaway!

Jul 8, 2010 | Recipes, The Parisienne Farmhouse | 112 comments

It’s about that time.
It’s been over six months since my last giveaway… and don’t worry, there are no baby names to guess this time just the typical, leave a comment… become a follower entries.
What will I be giving away?
Well, I thought, Four things that describe “Parisienne Farmgirl.”
1st, For all you “Parisiennes”: One of my favorite French lifestyle/cook books.
Joie de Vivre by Robert Arbor.  This book is the source of my inspiration for my instant jam, roast chicken, lamb and much more.  It’s full of things I firmly believe in; taking time to eat, knowing where your food comes from and flavor, flavor, flavor!!!
Joie de Vivre by Robert Arbor
inside of Joie de Vivre by Robert Arbor
Les pains
book showing a basket of flowers and bread
2nd, For the “Farmgirls” at heart:  Sweet Land.  I have five favorite movies of all time.  Gone with the Wind, Moulin Rouge, Amélie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Sweet Land.  (How ironic that they all deal with Parisian or Farm life!)  
I may have blogged about Sweet Land before but, a mon avis (in my opinion), it is the most tender, simple, charming love story of our generation.  I almost die with my desire for a farm every time I watch it and the opening line… 
“Let us hope that we are preceeded in this world by a love story.”
…makes me cry every time.
sweet land movie
Here’s a Teaser (that DOES NOT do it justice!):
3rd, for the Parisiennes and the Farmgirls:
An herbal bouquet similar to this one, made with my hands, with herbs from the Parisienne Farmhouse Potager.  Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, Yarrow, Feverfew, Sage and more.  All organically grown.  Very fragrant.  Trés charment.  
What do you think?  Should I have these for sale at P.F.??
herbal bouquet
4th, it would not be a giveaway without a bar of my luxurious, hand cut, Bain par Main Bath by Hand Shea Butter and Lavender Soap.  Always available at Parisienne Farmhouse and soon to be featured in other online shoppes as well!
Bain par Main logo
Bain par Main hand soap
SO that’s it.  
Four Goodies.

Leave a comment (on this post) and/or become a follower to be entered once.  
Put the giveaway on your sidebar to be entered twice.

Post about the giveaway to be entered thrice!
Deadline is July 14th, Midnight.  Central Standard Time.  For Postings and Sidebars feel free to use any photographs from this post.
I’ve got a busy ten days but here are a few teasers for upcoming posts….
-P.F’s Twenty five ways to improve your health!
-Kitchen Cabinet D.I.Y.
-Fresh herbs/dried herbs… Inspiration.
-The Art of Slowing Down
Stay Tuned.
And thank you so very much for reading Parisienne Farmgirl. 
 Your loyalty means the world to me!



    Wow! Wow! Wow! & Wow!
    What a splendid giveaway, Angela.
    &, of course, you should sell the little herb bouquets, they are lovely & timeless. You know I’m a follower & I will post about your giveaway today. sending love to you & little one…

  2. Ann at eightacresofeden

    Darn these giveaways for which I am probably not eligible – such lovely things but I don’t expect you to post them to Aussie and you could not post the herbal bouquet or the lavender soap because it would be seized by quarantine but just in case you are prepared to include an overseas follower the book and the movie really appeals!
    My 100th post is coming up soon and such perfect timing as a company in your country has offered me a giveaway – thing is they only post to US/Canada so I can only offer it to my friends in America! Ironic – I was sighing at all the lovely homewares today deciding which ones to feature. So keep an eye out for my 100th post as you will be eligible… I’m going to my favourite little local shop which sells gorgeous European home wares tomorrow to find something to offer my friends here.
    P.S I received a surprise parcel from France yesterday – my husband bought me copper pots from Provence. I am so spoiled!

  3. Flat Creek Farm

    Such nice goodies… each and every one! I really think you should start selling those lovely herbal bouquets. Perfect! I’m a fairly new follower… and enjoying your blog so much. Thank you for all that you share! -Tammy

  4. June

    Angela what a giveaway!!! Yes I am a follower and yes I would love to be entered. Your blog is always a great read!

  5. Michelle

    What a beautiful giveaway…and your blog is always so enjoyable to come by. :)) I am a follower now but have always had you on my blogroll over at my blog! 🙂 Only way I can tell when a new post is created. 🙂 Thank you for having such a lovely giveaway!

  6. Selina

    Oh!! It all looks amazing. I would love to enter, if its all right for us Australians to be in it.
    In 2 months time I will be in Paris!! Just for a week, as part of my 6 weeks of Europe travel, but I am so excited. I still have to organise accommodation and a cooking lesson while I am there.
    Thank-you for your lovely blog,


    Loooove your give away!….i too am from aus… would love to enter. i enjoy reading your blog Angela.

  8. Lisa@Pickles and Cheese

    Yes! Wow! Such a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance and I am a happy follower!

  9. Polly

    Great giveaway!! Crossing my fingers!!


  10. High Heeled Life

    What a fabulous give-away!! Something for all senses to enjoy!! HHL

  11. Alison

    Oh what a wonderful giveaway.
    Being from Australia I guess some of these gifts can’t be mailed overseas, so good luck to all of the lucky entrants

  12. Mona Thompson Providence Ltd.

    Fabulous giveaway. You should absolutely sell the dried bouquets. May need to inquire about selling both those and your fabulous soaps in our shop. Adding you to my blogroll and will work in a post about the giveaway this week. Thanks to Splenderosa for leading me to your blog. I will be back.

  13. SaraMc

    Just became a follower. I love your blog!
    Dreaming of Paris,

  14. Pam

    What an extraordinary giveaway! I’ve never seen Sweet Land, but it looks wonderful. And, the other 3 items are totally exciting! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  15. Pamela

    Lovely lovely giveaways!
    That bouquet is just gorgerous and i love french soaps!! Everything you offer is right up my alley.
    Yes I have been a happy follower’s of yours for awhile.
    Pamela from French Buttons

  16. Anne Marie

    being that I’m your friend…..I don’t feel right trying to win….but you are making it awfully hard to just sit back and watch someone else possibly win all of that!!
    I added your giveaway to my sidebar btw…..

  17. Rosemary

    Such a nice giveaway!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  18. Cottage Remnant

    You can count me in….I’m there, I’m doin’ it…wooo-hoooo….I looovvveee lovelies…
    Have a blessed day.

  19. Debra@Common Ground

    Hi Angela, you’re give away is really yummy, I’d love to be entered! I’m a follower, too.

  20. cityfarmer

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  21. Tamra

    What a fantastic and generous give a way!!

    I too love the movie Sweetland. The scene where they are laying in the corn field after weeks of exhausting harvest, working side by side without being able to understand each others language is such a sweet example of working side by side as a team to create a strong foundation for a good marriage.

    I’m going to have to check that book out, never heard of it before but it sounds wonderful.


  22. xinex

    Love all your giveaway items!…Christine

  23. à la parisienne

    I am in desperate need of a good, new cookbook. I love watching and re-watching wonderful movies, and I had a hard time letting go of your lavendar soap at Christmas time (a gift to my sister-in-law)…so please enter me in the drawing!

    I hope you and your family are having a great summer!


  24. sweettreats725

    Wow! I am in awe of the beauty of your website and the words you share. These lovely giveaways, all of them, are so generous of you. Any of them would be a special treat to receive! Thanks so much for the opportunity~Christine S.

  25. Sandy

    Found your blog through another – the name intrigued me as I am married to a Frenchman and we lived in Paris. Such delightful items, please enter me in your giveaway. Merci!!

  26. A Tale of Two Cities

    Sweet Life is now on my list of must see movies. So glad you shared it with us. Exciting giveaway…please enter me.


  27. Erin

    This looks awesome!! New to your blog- but excited to come back. The movie looked awesome, if I don’t win I will need to find it 🙂


  28. japink

    Ooh very exciting!

  29. Lisa

    I’m new to your blog…it’s gorgeous! The giveaway items are gorgeous too and would be much loved in my home!

  30. Olde Tyme Marketplace

    Wonderful things! I have followed for awhile and would love to be added in the giveaway.
    Many thanks,

  31. Wendy

    Your blog is so inspiring and beautiful. What a wonderful giveaway! Ü

  32. Ľubaša

    I am new follower of your blog. I love everything about paris because of my great memories of being there once in my life. And I love people who live their (not easy) farmlife too. thanks
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

  33. Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I am already in love with you!
    I will check all your older posts,
    they will be vital inspirations for me!
    Thank you.
    p.s. Can I take part in this magical giveaway? I will follow you (I would do anyway!!) and post a link in my sidebar!

  34. Ms. Bake-it

    What an awesome giveaway! Although I have visited many times, I have just now become a follower. Certainly you should sell your bouquets, they are quite lovely.

    ~ Tracy

  35. Ms. Bake-it

    I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to this post.

    ~ Tracy

  36. Liz Living Country

    Love your blend of lifestyle, garden, cooking. Beautiful site.

  37. Beatnheart

    became a follower. I am enjoying your point of view. Please do enter me in your giveaway.

  38. Cheryl

    Look forword to your posts, you are so talented. I am encouraged by your commitment to Christ also. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  39. Becky

    Lovely giveaway.Im a new follower please count me in!~~Becky

  40. Becky

    Hmmm. I dont know why my pic didnt come up on followers.I have one as you can see.It looks like im some secret stalker,LOL.Oh well.Happy weekend to you Angela!

  41. Heather

    Wonderful giveaway!!!

  42. Henria O.

    What a charming giveaway!

  43. City Girl Turns Country

    Oh what beautiful giveaways… So much reminds me of my visits to France as a little girl.

  44. Cheyenne

    I’m a new follower….and new to your blog! I strolled over here and you are giving things away! hooray! 🙂 I’m having fun looking through your blog-such a delight-and your pictures are a feast for the eyes.

  45. BardotBlue

    beautifulllll posttt! Amazing giveaway 😀

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

  46. paperbird

    you have created a beautiful blog here- i love it. thank you so much for all that you share, for your generous giveaway. please enter me and if you have time stop by and visit my blog i am having a 100th post giveaway… a milestone for me.

  47. paperbird

    i have added your giveaway to my post 🙂

  48. poppies

    Just joining in on following your lovely post – thank you! I think I will need to see Sweet Land ASAP.

  49. Roses, Lace and Brocante

    WOW – a very generous giveaway!

    Country people are the nicest people, and when I read your posts I always wish I was a farm girl too!

    I’m a follower and have got my fingers and toes crossed until the 14th!!!

  50. Angela

    What lovely things you are giving away! I still have yet to win anything so this would be so exciting! Have a great day!

  51. Recycled Rita

    I just discovered your blog, it is wonderful, I can’t wait to visit it some more! I would love to win this beautiful giveaway! karen….

  52. mn

    I’m a new follower and love your blog. Even if I don’t win the giveaway, I realize I’m going to have to acquire the Joie de Vivre book! It sounds lovely.
    I’m also posting about the giveaway on my blog.

  53. Gina

    those are some beautiful gifts! I’d LOVE to be entered–thank you!

  54. Farmgirl Cyn

    Yes! Count me in!
    Love the dried mix…so sweet!

  55. Dreamy Whites

    Hello Angela!
    What a great giveaway!!!
    I would love to win!
    You know how much I love your soaps!
    Take Care,
    Maria : )))

  56. Tiffany

    This is such a beautiful giveaway. I’m a new follower and just love everything about your blog! I would love to win such a stunning prize!!
    Tiffany @ Easie Peasie

  57. Alice

    What a beautiful blog. I can’t wait to have the time to check out the rest. Thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway!


  58. Mrs. B.

    Enter Moi!!! 🙂
    I’ll be blogging ’bout this one.

  59. NeereAnDear


    I came over from our Bliss Guild blog…
    Do put me down for a chance to win such lovelies…

    How generous of you to offer such a magnificent giveway…

    I am bookmarking your page… I love it when I get to explore new blogs…


  60. bettie

    Your soaps look absolutely delightful.

  61. Its All About Creating

    I have put your giveaway on my blog as well. I am enjoying your blog very much. Yes, you should sell the herb bouquets. Beautiful.
    -Marlene (arteveryday(at)msn(dot)com)

  62. Molly @ Star Cottage

    Fabulous giveaway Ange 😉
    Everything sounds so lovely. Splendid job on the bouquet. I had never heard of “sweet land” before, I will have to see it.
    Many Blessings,

  63. Vickie Wiles

    What an amazing giveaway…so typical PF to be sure! Would be wonderful to have as very special gifts for my upcoming 60th birthday. 60 is the new sexy!

  64. La Doña Jenny

    Have not won a giveaway yet…lovely things to win. Crossing my fingers! Have become a follower and put your giveaway on my blog.

  65. Robin


  66. Style Attic

    These are all such sweet and thoughtful gifts. Whoever wins them, will be beyond thrilled and forever a fan!

  67. Jeanne

    What a wonderful giveaway. Your blog reminds me of our trip to Normandy & Paris for a niece’s wedding a few years ago.

  68. Terri

    Such a lovely blog and giveaway! I am so happy I stopped by! I am definitely a new follower too!

  69. the VG huis

    Oh my goodness what a fabulous giveaway! I am certainly a new follower and not b/c of the treats…but b/c your blog is so sweet. I have posted this also on my sidebar. : )

  70. Mel

    That Soap looks edible, loveeee.

  71. Joy

    well, of course, enter me. I’m a follower also. I also think maybe one of your photographs of your herbs would be nice–to sell. Maybe you could start making cards from your photos? They are very nice. Reading about your love of a farm, maybe I need to post photos of the inlaw’s farm that I lived on…

  72. Joy

    Oh, and I posted about your giveaway on my blog. You got me thinking about being on a farm… you can see some country photos if you wish.

  73. myletterstoemily

    dear angela,

    you are a dear to share such lovely
    treasures. some lucky lady will be
    very happy, indeed.


  74. Privet and Holly

    Hello P.F., comment #89, here! I’d love to win all of these beautiful goodies, so full of thought and love.
    Gorgeous pictures, and YES, you should definitely be selling your bouquets, somewhere : )
    xx Suzanne

  75. Hands to Work, Hearts to God

    I’ve been following for some time as I loooove Paris! My brother is there and sending us his drawings of the Louvre, etc. Thanks for the fabulous prizes- so exciting! Patsy from

  76. I'm Sheila Atchley.

    What a beautiful, beautiful blog. Thank you for such a gorgeous give away! Here’s hoping I win it…

    Please do keep up the great work, Angela. I just found you – so you keep getting new readers!

  77. Fabulously french

    What a generous giveaway and I think that you should sell the petite herb bouquets.

    A tres bientot,

    Leeann x

  78. SK

    Wow, I almost missed this!! I would love to win!

  79. SK

    Posted on my blog! 🙂 (I’m emailing you my blog address!)

  80. free indeed

    Those teasers alone induced me to become a follower. We live in a french area here in northern Maine…Acadians. My husband’s first language is french; we have a ‘gentleman’s farm…ie..he needs an outside job :), and I would really like to know more about herbs but don’t know if they would survive our winters…looking forward to learning more!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

  81. Kathy

    I just found your blog and all I can say is WOW! I intend to have a nice glass of iced tea and read through the entire thing. Pure delight.


  82. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Wow, Ang, you’ve outdone yourself this time! Beautiful choices, the ones you made yourself are my favorites! AND … HAPPY BIRTHDAY, a little birdie told me!

  83. maid marian

    I would love to win all these wonderful treats!

  84. susanna

    Oh my gosh, your photographs are so beautiful. I can’t believe I just found your blog tonight through two of your blogfans. Your giveaways are GORGEOUS! Please count me in. Now I’m off to read more of your past posts and to look at more of your beeeaaautiful photos. Hope you are having a good night…or morning?

  85. Mary Poppins NOT

    Lovely idea! Like someone else said, “keeping my fingers crossed”.

  86. annie

    MON MOT!!! Look at the number of comments!!!
    You are SO big time now…
    This is a WONDERFUL give-a-way, Ang.
    Thank you for the opportunity to throw my name in the chapeau!

  87. Maman de trois petit rois

    Thanks for your comment, I so wish you could come and we could visit over a glass of wine! I added you to my blog roll and posted about your giveaway today… so generous!!

  88. Lucy

    I just love that movie!! I have only watched it once but would love for it to be mine! The rest of the items are also just lovely!

  89. Vicki

    I’m so glad Mona Thompson of Providence Ltd posted your link in her blog. I love everything about it and can’t wait to visit again!

  90. French Basketeer

    Found you from Trois Rois….I have to track down that book if I don’t win; also LOVE that you picked a page with baskets on it; I have that little one with the X … it’s adorable. Also love your organic “know where my food comes from” note. Off to check your older posts now…

  91. Andrea - Faded Plains

    What a beautiful giveaway…so generous of you…thank you so much for the chance.

  92. Vintage Gran

    Love all those herbs and since I collect cookbooks and do not have that one, need I say more. I am going to the library tomorrow and see if they have that DVD. The first line is enough to make me want to see it. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway.

  93. AZCreativeStudio

    What an amazing giveaway! Your blog is great, I am so happy I found it! I am a follower now! 🙂

  94. cwoolley3317

    I love, love, love your blog! It is just simply delicious with color and inspiration. My mouth is watering and I haven’t even looked at the recipes today.


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