Not Martha’s Gift Guide and Giveaway

Today’s gift guide is curated by my friend Megan Reardon, a.k.a. Not Martha. I have to say that even though I consider Megan a friend, I am also a total fan girl. Reading Not Martha is like having a cool, amazingly talented friend who makes you believe you are cool and amazingly talented too!

Having Megan guest post for Juniper Moon is a great big gift for ME. Enjoy!

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Hi there! I’m Megan and I have a site called Not Martha where I share tutorials for the stuff I’ve been making as well as links to all the great things I find on the web. My little family keeps Christmas pretty simple but we do have one tradition we’ve managed to keep up for a while, post holiday ham and cheese crepes.

This started in a year when our city, Seattle, got a significant amount of snow and we found ourselves mostly housebound. (As we are both original from a state that gets winter snow we didn’t panic, much.) Luckily we had plenty of leftover ham and a hunk ocheddar cheese as well as a crepe pan so we had crepe breakfasts until
the roads were clear. We perfected homemade crepes that year and ever since it’s been our post-Christmas leftovers meal of choice.

Crush On You body scrub from Product Body. I have tried a whole lot of
scrubs and this is my favorite by a wide margin. It beats all the ones
I’ve tried to DIY.

Christmas flavored chocolate bars from Theo Chocolate. We stock up
when their seasonal flavors come out, I get more excited about these
than the return of Girl Scout Cookies.


Colorful woven gift toppers from Mini-eco. These look easier than
creating a presentable bow, and they are friendly for shipping those
wrapped gifts!

USB Locket from Emily Rothschild. I carry a USB drive with me
everywhere I go anyhow, might as well make it something pretty enough
to display.


Extra KitchenAid mixer bowl. I bought the most basic mixer and found
myself with a handle-less bowl. I would kiss whomever would gift me
this upgrade.

Stump de Noel Bundt cake pan at Williams-Sonoma. It’s got a sense of
humor and it will keep you from having to attempt a rolled cake at the
same time.

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Susie here! Today we are giving away a 10.5 ounce jar of Crush on You body scrub in the scent of your choice (I like Sexy Laundry Day!) Just leave a comment on this post telling me which scent you will choose if you win. Comments close at Noon on Friday and the winner will be posted right here.

Good luck, y’all!

195 Comments

  1. Raspberry Linzer is sold out so I pick Sexy Laundary Day.

  2. Sexy Laundry Day seems to be my pick, too.

  3. Black Pumpkin sounds pretty awesome.

  4. I’m debating between Ruby Rockstar and Bubbling Cider… I think Ruby would be perfect for morning showers and Cider would be lovely and calming in the evening. I’m generally a morning shower-er, though, so I guess I would choose Ruby.

  5. I would have to pick Bubbling Cider…I can’t get enough of apple scents during the winter!

  6. Oh yeah, I would definitely go for the Sexy laundry too. Seems great!

  7. Whoa, two of my favorite blogs colliding! Awesome! I’d pick the ruby rockstar!

  8. Sexy Laundry Day definitely!

  9. Lemon scone yessir….

  10. Lemon Scone….better on my face than on my hips.

  11. Ruby Rockstar, definitely! Such adorable gift ideas. I am loving these gift guides!

  12. Ruby Rockstar would be my choice.

  13. I would pick the lemon scone

  14. I’d probably pick sexy laundry day as well. :)

  15. Lemon scone would be my pick as it soiunds like a real pickme up for an early morning shower

  16. I think I’d go with Lemon Scone, but it was a tough call.
    I love that woven paper gift topper. I’ve used that method a lot with ribbon.

  17. I’d love to put one of each of these on my wish list! As for the scrub, I’d choose Ruby Rockstar – I love citrus scents!

  18. love the idea of ruby rockstar, I love grapefruit!

  19. Oh my goodness … I absolutely need the chef scrub! After Thanksgiving my hands smelled like onions for days!

  20. I would choose Bubbling Cider. It must smell great!

  21. I’m between the Lemon Scones and the Ruby Rockstar. I’d probably go with the Lemon Scones. And as an aside, that Chef’s Scrub sounds fabulous, too!

  22. Yum, definitely Ruby Rockstar – I’m a sucker for grapefruit scented anything

  23. I’d have to pick sexy laundry day too.

  24. I would want to try the Sexy Laundry Day, just for the fun of it, but the Ruby Rockstar had me at “hello”.

  25. I’d love some Ruby Rockstar so I can find my inner diva. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  26. Sexy Laundry Day for me! Love the name and judging by the ingredient list I bet it smells incredible too. Hurray!

  27. Bubbling Cider all the way for me. But oh, they all sounds SO delicious!

  28. The Ruby Rockstar. I love the smell of grapefruit!

  29. Seriously, are these edible? Ruby Rockstar all the way!

  30. Gotta be lemon scone. I love the smell of lemons.

  31. The black pumpkin seems intriguing!

  32. Ruby Rockstar is calling my name

  33. OOOH, Lemon Scone? Ruby Rockstar? Lemon? Ruby? Can’t take the pressure . . . Ruby Rockstar, I guess. Unless it’s Lemon Scone.

  34. I would love sexy laundry day. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Wait, you and Megan are friends? You two write my two very-most-favorite, sound-like-they’re-written-by-a-real-person (because they are) blogs! That’s kind of perfect, actually. Excellent list, too – my choice would be Ruby Rockstar.

  36. Sexy Laundry Day !!!!!! <3

  37. That is a tough call, but I think I’d go for the Chef’s scrub–in addition to helping me not smell like what I love to cook, the scent combines some of my favorite things!

  38. Not knowing what any of them actually smell like, I’d have to say black pumpkin b/c it sounds so mysterious.

  39. I think the Chef’s Scrub sounds the most like me.

  40. Lemon Scone!

  41. Lemon Scone! Mmmmmm….

  42. lemon scone…bubbling cider…tough call! i think i’d go with lemon scone!

  43. I can’t pick between Bubbling Cider and Sexy Laundry Day. What ever shall I do?

  44. Lemon Scone, for sure–I’d probably start licking my fingers accidentally…yum.

  45. I would have to go with Ruby Rockstar. It sounds so fantastic.

  46. I’m going with Sexy Laundry Day!!

  47. Lemon scone all the way!!

  48. Rasberry Linzer sounds yummy!!!

  49. Sexy Laundry Day sound so fresh and clean and light. That would be the one.

  50. I’d go for the Ruby Rockstar myself… absolutely adore the scent of grapefruit!

  51. Sexy Laundry Day since they don’t have “beer”… (for my sweety… hey, it beats “pigskin”… haha!!)

  52. They all look fabulous, but I’d either go with the bubbling cider or the chef’s scrub. Great list!

  53. hmmmm….i think i’d go with the black pumpkin, but if that seasonal scrub wasn’t available sexy laundry sounds pretty good!

  54. I would have to choose Lemon Scone as lemon is one of my most favorite scents!

  55. mmmmmmm, sexy laundry day!

  56. Lemon scone for me!

  57. Lemon Scone yum!

  58. Oh wow, I definitely want to try the body scrub. It’s a hard choice though – I’m leaning towards Lemon Scone, but the Chef’s Scrub sounds intriguing. When will computers get smell-o-vision?

  59. I’d love to win the Chef’s Scrub. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Melissa (She Crochets)

    December 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Ooh, for me, it would have the be the Ruby Red RockStar scent. LOVE things that smell like grapefruit. Although the Chef’s Scrub sounds awesome, too – just not for the shower!

  61. oh, my… bubbling cider, please. I’m a fan of anything that has a clove scent as part of its overall profile. Sounds yum! :)

  62. mmm bubbling cider!

  63. Teresa (Knittingdancer)

    December 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    It’s a toss-up between Ruby Rockstar and Bubbling Cider.

  64. Ruby Rockstar sounds heavenly! I loooove the smell of grapefruit!

  65. Since linzer torte cookies are my favorites –along with brownies and chocolate chip, of course–I have to opt for Raspberry Linzer. But all of the scents are tempting and the products look terrific.

  66. Raspberry!!! I love anything raspberry!

  67. Sexy laundry day looks like fun, and so is the name!

  68. Its sexy laundry day for me, too. Always love that crisp clean scent. Love that you featured our Seattle gal, Megan, great picks from her as always. I have been coveting that Stump de Noel this holiday season something fierce!

  69. Lemon Scone, easy. I LOVE lemon-scented bath products!

  70. So I’m a total dork, since I never win these things, but I would like Bubbling Cider Scrub! Fingers Crossed!

  71. Sexy Laundry Day sounds like it smells good! (I like the color too!)

  72. Oh it’s got to be Raspberry Lintzer.

  73. no food scents – Sexy Laundry Day it is! yummy…… And I did spend quite some time strolling through the Emily Rothschild store – usb locket?! and brilliant medical ID stuff!

  74. ruby rockstar! thanks for the giveaway.

  75. Ruby rockstar because that should be the only way to connect me and rockstar!

  76. I’d also love Ruby Rockstar! Sounds wonderful…and I love sugar scrubs!

  77. definitely the lemon scone. Yum.

  78. ooohhh, I’d have to pick the Black Pumpkin! I love those spices and pumpkin together!

  79. Lemon scone sounds yummy!

  80. Maureen J (mljan)

    December 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I’m going with the Raspberry Linzer, too.

  81. Bubbling cider sounds really great-smelling, although Sexy Laundry Day also sounds intriguing :) I’ve actually never tried a sugar scrub.

  82. Oh! The Stump de Noel is totally going on my wish list — can’t you just see a marzipan tomten peeking out of the middle?? Ahhhhhh. teh cute….

    P.S. another vote for Sexy Laundry

  83. Lemon scone would be my first choice ,then bubbling cider or Sexy laundry day, they both sound wonderful, :)

  84. Lemon scone–sounds great.

  85. Raspberry Linzer Cookie would be my choice because I love Linzer tart cookies.

  86. Sexy laundry day….Nuff said!

  87. Mine would have to be Ruby Rockstar. Lemon Scone was a close second. The Ruby Rockstar just reminds me of the first gift my boyfriend gave me 10 years ago. I got a gift basket full of Origins citrus scented items. Lovely!

  88. It’s Lemon Scone all the way!

  89. As I read each description I said oh, that’s the one and then I’d go on to another and decide no this is the one, and on and on. But I have to say the Chef’s Scrub sounds brilliant. Might be gifting myself with a 3 or 6 month subscription.

  90. I must try the black pumpkin. It sounds amazing.

  91. I’m going to have to vote for Chef’s Scrub. I’m not a fan of my soap smelling like food, but lemon, coffee and pepper are three great “palate cleansers” for the nose, so I think I could get into it.

  92. Bubbling Cider sounds so yummy on cold days! I like your honesty that it’s better than what you can DIY– sometimes it’s good to know when to appreciate the wonderful work of others and stop trying myself! The USB locket is brilliant, too!

  93. Sexy laundry day scrub for me. Can’t use salt scrubs because my skin is so dry anyway so sugar scrubs are the ones I use. Rose scents are a favorite of mine. This just sounds so seductive I can almost smell it in my bathroom.

  94. I would rock the Sexy Laundry Day scent!

  95. Mmmm, Sexy Laundry Day sounds fantastic!

  96. I would have to flip a coin to decide between Lemon Scone and Sexy Laundry Day — I know I would love either!

  97. Lemon Scone — lemon is my all-time favorite scent for everything!

  98. I would definitely have to pick sexy laundry day, though both the pumpkin and cider ones are intriguing (I just don’t know if I’d want to smell like a pumpkin).

  99. mmmm. Raspberry Linzer, please! :)

  100. Sexy laundry day! I cannot refuse that name.

  101. It’s impossible to resist something called Sexy Laundry Day.

  102. Ruby Rockstar=mmmm…grapefruity goodness!

  103. Although I would be thrilled with any of them, lemon scone sounds the most yummy! Thanks for the opportunity!

  104. Black Pumpkin or Raspberry Linzer would be my pick – but they all sound so good!

  105. Sexy Laundry Day sounds amaaaazing. And looks so frothy and delightful!

  106. Sexy Laundry Day! Great name, and sounds like a great smell!

  107. The Lemon Scone sounds divine and very refreshing. I think I’d go for that.

  108. I choose Sexy Laundry Day; sounds great!

  109. Sexy Laundry Day! Just b/c I love the name — it sounds intriguing.

  110. Bubbling Cider – who can resist a seasonal favorite with crushed vanilla bean on top?

  111. I’ll take Lemon Scone please!

  112. Sexy Laundry Day for sure -

  113. Definitely Sexy Laundry Day. If it were up to my husband, we would turn that name into a holiday!

  114. Oh my goodness, Sexy Laundry Day is the cutest name for a body scrub ever! Love!

  115. Black pumpkin, for sure. Sounds delicious.

  116. I have to say Ruby Rockstar, love the fresh scent of citrus, especially grapefruit!

  117. Black pumpkin!

  118. Lemon Scone! YAYYY

  119. sexy laundry day since i have never had one of those!

  120. I was about to say the Chef’s one, but I cannot resist jasmine! Sexy Laundry Day please.

  121. I have to say Lemon Scone. Even the THOUGHT of it is making me swoon…

  122. Ooo! Sexy Laundry Day is my choice! In reality, I have a newborn and so most days are No Time For Laundry Day.

  123. I’d love lemon scone! :)

  124. Ruby Rockstar; I love the smell of grapefruit! Yummmmmm!!

  125. I would love to try Sexy Laundry Day!

  126. Bubbling Cider for sure – anything that smells like freshly made goodness, I’m done for!

  127. Raspberry Linzer sounds heavenly.

  128. The lemon scone sounds amahzing!

  129. Sexy Laundry!

  130. I’d have to go with the Lemon Scone, so refreshing!

  131. While I love the name Sexy Laundry Day…I’d have to go for the Lemon Scone scent. I’m a sucker for citrus scents!

  132. Mmm… lemon scone. All the scent names are making me hungry!

  133. I’d have to try the Sexy Laundry day.

  134. The Bubbling Cider sounds delish, but alas it’s all gone! So Lemon Scone it is!

  135. I would choose Ruby rockstar because I love ruby grapefruit, and the colour of this scrub just looks so awesome.

  136. Sexy laundry day!

  137. Ruby Rockstar, definitely!

  138. Oooh, this is a tough choice, since they all sound delicious. I guess it’s Black Pumpkin for the win.

  139. I love the name ‘Sexy Laundry Day’ sounds clean yet DIRTY at the same time ;o)
    Thanks for the opportunity to give it a try!

  140. Ruby Rockstar! Although, with 3!!!! citrus scents to choose from, it’s hard to pick a fav. (and honestly, every one of the non-citrus ones sound soooo yummY!)

  141. Sexy Laundry Day! Thanks for the offer.

  142. Sexy Laundry Day for the win!

  143. Ooh, I would choose the Ruby Rockstar scent, with Lemon Scone coming in a close second.

  144. I’d choose Ruby Rockstar. It sounds like my beloved pink grapefruit body scrub that Trader Joe’s discontinued, only better!

  145. Ruby Rockstar! I love grapefruit.

  146. torn between sexy laundry day, and chef’s scrub… i’d do nearly anything to get the smell of garlic off my hands, though (I love to cook!), so I guess I land on the chef’s. thanks and happy holidays!

  147. I would use Lemon Scone. I still mourn a lemony lotion that sadly was discontinued . Maybe this will be a good replacement!

  148. Raspberry Linzer Cookie!

  149. They all sound amazing, but I think I’d go with Bubbling cider.

  150. Your recommendation of Sexy Laundry Day is good enough for me.

  151. Ooo – I’d have to give the sexy laundry day a try :).

  152. Ruby Red! I like that it is naturally colored :)

  153. chef’s scrub sounds great.

  154. If I were to win this wonderful giveaway I would choose Bubbling Cider.

  155. I would love the raspberry linzer scent! Thanks for publishing Not Martha’s gift guide!

  156. Toss up between laundry and lemons. That’s the way I like my scents: clean and citrus-y :-)

  157. rapsberry for me! (says my husband!)

  158. The “Ruby Rockstar” Crush On You sounds like a fun one! :)

  159. sex laundry is on my list!!!!! lemon comes in a close second.

    Happy holidays!!!

  160. Raspberry Linzer for me.

    I LOVE that tree stump bundt pan; perfect shape for a smoldering volcano cake!

  161. Sexy laundry sounds perfect! Thanks for the chance.

  162. The lemon scone crush sounds perfect!
    I second the Theo’s holiday chocolates. We love them!

  163. RASPBERRY–FAV.

    MICHELE

  164. oooh, hard to choose!!

    Sexy laundry day sounds lovely but..Mm..lemon scone. Raspberry Linzer um.. gosh!

  165. Sexy Laundry Day! Love the name.

  166. Oooo! I think the Sexy Laundry Day sounds wonderful!

  167. Bubbling cider sounds awesome! Great gift guide. I love Not Martha!

  168. Carol (LiquidLace)

    December 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Chef’s Scrub, for sure! I’m always dicing garlic, pitting sour cherries, filleting fish, or something else that stains my fingers and leaves “interesting” smells. It’d be really nice to have a reliable scrub that wouldn’t strip my skin!

  169. Catherine in Carolina

    December 16, 2011 at 9:05 am

    For me, the Chef’s Scrub, love that more savory element.

  170. Well how can I say not to “Sexy Laundry Day”? If I won, I’d have to try it!

  171. I would choose Ruby Rockstar. I am a regular reader of Not Martha, and if Megan says it’s good stuff, I believe it!

  172. I want to try them all! But the Bubbling Cider sounds divine…

  173. Sexy laundry day sounds… well.. sexy.

  174. Totally sexy laundry day!

  175. The raspberry sounds awesome! I’ve never tried a sugar scrub, so this would be a treat!

  176. I have to know what Ruby Rockstar smells like.

  177. i would definetely pick sexy laundry day!

  178. So hard to choose! But I think I’d have to go with the raspberry linzer cookie (linzercookie was my high school nickname).

  179. I won’t lie- it would be hard to choose. Either sexy laundry day or ruby rockstar.

  180. I’ve never smelled any of these, but the Ruby Rockstar sounds like it would be great.

  181. Sexy Laundry all the way!!!

  182. Oooh the Lemon Scone Crush on You sounds like something I would like in my shower!

  183. cider, for sure! a perfect scent for a hot soak on a cold dreary day!

  184. I’m thinking Ruby Rockstar.

  185. jeanne fitzgerald

    December 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Ruby rockstar sounds like a winner!

  186. Sounds like a wonderful scrub. Sexy Laundry Day sounds very intriguing.

  187. They all sound like they smell great, but I would pick lemon scone. I love smelling like lemon!

  188. oh sexy laundry sounds lovely!

  189. Totally sexy laundry.

  190. Sexy Laundry Day, ommmmgz! Sounds delicious!

  191. Wow, I just saw this, so THANK YOU for including my Crush On You Sugar Scrub in this list! I am so thrilled we have such amazing customers. I use Crush On You everyday for my hands because I am constantly working with oils, butters and making dinner with garlic. It is also my favorite scrub.

    The Ruby Rock Star will be discontinued after our current supply is out. It is a wonderful scent, but The Lemon Scone, Raspberry Linzer, Sexy Laundry Day and our newest Chef’s Scrub just do better online for us.

    We will be coming out with some amazing new soaps for the face on March 7th, so keep your eyes peeled. They are amazing (if I say so myself).

    Thank you, again, for the link love… <3
    -Joanna

  192. Sexy Laundry Day! mmmm…. fresh sheets sun dried sheets!!!!

  193. Mmmm…. Sexy Laundry Day. Makes me think about fresh, sun dried sheets…

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