murchison~hume giveaway!

i discovered Murchison~Hume earlier this year & their products quickly became my favorite for around the home.

i’m uber fairly picky about product scent & have honestly only used a couple different lines for that very reason. between washing my hands, applying lotion & cleaning my kitchen counters the products i use must have a pleasant fragrance because i do these things dozens of times a day.

i started out with the fig scented counter safe all-purpose spray…which i LOVE…added in the ladies bathroom cleaner ( which also serves as a room freshener. hello boy moms!) and then the heirloom dish soap. winners. all of them. and of course, i love their clean modern packaging.

we just took #cowboyDUKEtherescuedog for his holiday bath at the vet & i’m heading out to try the furniture & upholstery cleaner in my car. ( i’ve shared about how fabulous their pet products are too!!)

well… i have a treat for you…Murchison~Hume would like to giveaway their sampler set to one of you! which is such a super way for you to try several of their goodness! enter the contest below which runs until midnight thursday!


Maximize your cleaning results without harsh chemicals. In our Sampler Set, we combine our favorite non-toxic cleaners with our paraben-free hand soap and store it all in a stylish bamboo caddy. Simply perfect! Give one as a thoughtful gift, or pick one up for yourself (you deserve it).

Natural + Clean gift ideas:

Parents & Baby Showers: Help reduce the harsh chemicals in their home. Perfect!
Housewarming: Help a friend move without lifting a box.
Leaving the nest: Save your college student a trip to the store!
Birthday: Clean never goes out of style and only we make it stylish!
Friendship: Share your secret to maximize cleaning results with minimal waste.


Boys’ Bathroom Cleaner OR Ladies’ Bathroom Cleaner
Premium Glass Cleaner (Fragrance-Free)
Superlative Hand Soap
Everyday Furniture & Upholstery Cleaner
Counter Safe All-Purpose Cleaner
Effortless Floor Cleaner
Bamboo Caddy (Measures – 10”L x 7″W x 4.5” H)


and…happy thanksgiving week to you, use code PK20 on your purchase! go forth & have a fabulously fragranced home!

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November 24, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Jill - I ordered a sample kit – I am super picky about cleaning products too and totally trust you to have vetted these products! I will look forward to trying them in my own hope – LOVE the packaging!

Happy Thanksgiving friend!

November 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm

chrissi - i think these might be fun tuck-ins for shipping packages. who could resist that packaging? thanks for sharing this find♥

November 24, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Peggy Witter - We tried the dog shampoo and love it!!! I am very sensitive due to allergies and have found the few items we’ve tried so far do not bother me!

November 24, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Monica - Love this stuff. I have the everyday cleaner. It smells so good.

November 24, 2015 - 8:16 pm

Susan - Would love to win this!!

November 24, 2015 - 8:17 pm

Susan - I try to enter the giveaway and it won’t let me. I’m assuming others are having this issue as it says 0 people have entered. Any advice?

November 24, 2015 - 9:17 pm

Gloria Hamilton - I love great smelling cleaning products too and I would love to try out this set.

November 24, 2015 - 9:43 pm

Theresa Grace - Would love to try these products! I’d be torn between giving as a gift or being selfish and keeping it.

November 24, 2015 - 10:06 pm

Lori H - Good smelling products are important to me – they can make my day (and bad ones can throw me off track!). I have wanted to try out these products – I love the way they look. And since I am here, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy having a full driveway :)

November 24, 2015 - 10:12 pm

Jane - Always looking for a new favorite scent! I’m also very picky!

November 25, 2015 - 8:32 am

Judy L - I tried the Dog Shampoo and Between Clean Waterless Dog Wash after reading about it on your blog and love them. I would love to try these cleaning products! :)

November 25, 2015 - 9:09 am

Bev - I would be honored to win this giveaway 😊

November 25, 2015 - 9:30 am

Tammy - These look amazing. Can’t wait to try them out.

November 25, 2015 - 10:19 am

Jennifer - What a great giveaway! We have a golden doodle that I would love to try this on!

November 25, 2015 - 10:28 am

Paige - This sounds like a must try!

November 25, 2015 - 11:19 am

Kelly - These sound like wonderful products. We have a little one at home and I’m very cautious about what we use around her. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Carol D. - Just completed a major declutter and am ready to do some major cleaning..this would be a perfect switch for my family!

November 25, 2015 - 1:39 pm

elizabeth marshall - I’m always looking for great smelling cleaning products…these sound wonderful!

November 25, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Carol Weiler - I would love to try these. I have new countertops that I do not want to use strong smelling abrasive cleaner on.

November 25, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Lou Ann - Would love to win and use these products! Thank you!

November 25, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Ashley U. - I love their products!

November 25, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Jordan G - All of these sound wonderful!

November 25, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Ruth - Pick me! Pick me!
I would love to try.

Thank you!

November 26, 2015 - 5:34 pm

theresalh - These will be great for Christmas work exchange! Can’t wait to try the fig scent! Great giveaway!

November 27, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Kerri Pape - Love their products!!!! And your BLOG!

November 27, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Jenny - I’d love to try it!

November 27, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Amanda R - I would love to win! I am always looking for great smelling and safe to use cleaning products!

a thrill of hope


while i’ve never visited paris, i loved seeing it through savannah’s eyes this summer when she traveled to europe for several weeks. the evening of the attacks i was off the grid…at an event during the evening & i’d not been listening to the radio much during the day. i didn’t realize the devastation until the next morning. gosh.

i’ve put hundreds & hundreds of miles on my old suburban over the last several weeks. my days this time of year are spent capturing families for their annual christmas photo and other memorable events. happy times. sunday evening i was listening to O Holy Night on one of my favorite christmas cd’s. christmas music is so very calming & peaceful… and right now i feel like i’m about as maxed out as i can be. O Holy Night…my favorite hymn of all time. i think i tear up or get the chills every time i hear the words of that beautiful hymn.

“long lay the world in sin and error pining til He appeared and the soul felt its worth. a thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.”

before i knew it, warm tears fell off my cheek as i listened to those words & thought about paris. about nigeria. all the heartache around our world. our world is hurting. our world is weary. but the scriptures say one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that HE is lord. it will day. it will.  and the hope of that day is what overwhelms my heart.

“truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
& in His name all oppression shall cease.”

in the mean time we must live as he did. he did teach us to love each other. the greatest commandment. love him with all our heart and love our neighbor. that’s mighty easy to do when they look like us and they’re nice. right? but still.

a law that’s love?

his gospel is peace?

one day, oh yes indeed, one day ALL oppression will cease. all of it. sin. hatred. murder. bombs. cancer. addiction. evil. tears. heartbreak. disappointment. all of it. one day.

so that sunday evening, the sun was setting over the cotton fields here in middle georgia. i sorta felt like i was in the middle of nowhere but i was not alone. i worshiped Him as i felt the vulnerability of the today we live in. vulnerability of what will this world be like for not only the four beautiful girls i’m raising but for my ( one day) grandbabies?

as i got closer to where i was meeting my clients, the simplistic beauty of nature reminded me that heaven & nature do sing to Him. they just keep on doing what they do every day. and so will i…trying desperately to love others well, live to glorify him with creativity and seek His wisdom…and keep thrill of the hope of the one day with me


November 19, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Cathy G. - Oh my how I needed this reminder .. Encouragement … Hope … I do have 2 precious grandbabies and I think how pitiful this world is and I can grow so weary with watching the news and all! God bless you sweet Paige!!

November 19, 2015 - 2:14 pm

chrissi - perfectly said. some days just knowing that He will return is all that gets me through. …i wait to hear the angel’s voices♥

November 19, 2015 - 4:16 pm

JuliaW - Beautiful post, and just what I needed. Thank you.

November 19, 2015 - 10:27 pm

Lori H - Thank you, Paige. I so needed this today. This is another one that I will read again, and again. Sometimes it is easy to get bogged down in all the bad stuff going on. And O Holy Night is one of my favorite songs :)

November 21, 2015 - 11:20 am

Vicki S - Thank you for your beautiful words. The world could use more people like you.