Included are: a set of Orange Cantaloup (their spelling--not mine) Cream Hand Soap and Rich Hand Cream; Green Tea and Orchid Fabric and Room Deodorizer (my favorite); and a gift set of some other goodies (Protection Brillance--again, not my spelling--Shampoo and Conditioner, Monoi Nourishing Milk, Manoi Nourishing Hair Mask, Manoi Nourishing Lip Butter, Energizing Leg Gel, and Manoi Gold Body Shimmer). I haven't tried everything--yet--but the Manoi scent is amazing.
I have praised Fruits and Passions in blogs past (here) and, as a result, have a fun story to share. While visiting the store in June, my kids and I browsed and bought a few things. We had a good time visiting with the employees and learning about some of the new stuff. The next day I received a phone call. It was the manager of Fruits and Passions. Oddly enough she wanted to know if I had a blog. I said, yes, of course, and she proceeded to explain herself. She said that she had recently attended an international Fruits and Passions meeting and that my blog had been part of a presentation of some sort. Knowing that it was her store I had visited, she was curious to see the blog for herself and had requested that their corporate office give her my site address. She received it the morning after we had been in the store and immediately recognized the pictures of my kids on my blog as the same kids who had been in the previous night. We had a very nice chat and she told me that she was honored that I loved their store and had posted about it. She also sent me a box of some free stuff (another HUGE reason I continue to love Fruits and Passions). Thanks again!
The only embarrassing part of the conversation (and, knowing me, there had to be one of those) came when she asked me if I knew who had helped me on the day I blogged about. It was then that I realized that I had written about an employee who--although very nice--stumbled a bit in the customer service department. (Again, read here for the full story.) I had completely forgotten about that portion of the post and felt more than a little embarrassed. I assured her, however, that it didn't diminish my love of the store in any way.
Back to the giveaway part of this post. It's great stuff--some of my favorites. All you have to do is leave a comment--any comment--before midnight on Monday, September 15. The winner will be picked RANDOMLY and I will announce who it is September 16. Good luck! I wish I could win!