Hi! I’m Lilli.

Meet Lilli, Lulu’s Newest Gardener!

Lilli is from Friendswood, Texas. She loves to spend time reading and watching movies with her two sons. She has always been interested in soap making and feels that it would be interesting and fun and to teach others the skill as well. A perfect day for Lilli is spending it with her family. Her friends would describe her as giving and a good listener.  We’re thrilled to have Lilli as part of our lulu’s garden family!   Feel free to reach out to Lilli at lilli_benavides@sbcglobal.net 

Welcome, Lilli!

Lilli Benavides Lulu's Gardener

Lilli Benavides Lulu’s Gardener

Check back often for a list of shows and festivals in and around Texas where you can find Lilli selling lulu’s garden™ natural products.



Ready to buy Lulu’s Garden™ Natural Products?  Tell ’em Lilli sent you. “Apply Coupon” at checkout with “Lilli”!  Shop with Lilli. 


Want to know more about how you can sell lulu’s garden™ natural products, make extra money and have fun doing it?  Click here. 



The Evolved Dog Natural Treats and Toys Giveaway

The Evolved Dog Natural Treats and Toys agreed to partner up with us for this week’s Freebie Friday giveaway.

We couldn’t be more excited!  As a rescue dog owner myself I believe in natural treats and toys for dogs.  My lucy, a Great Pyrenees cross, only eats homemade human food and I would have to say that as a middle-aged gal she has plenty of get-up and go and her fur is alpaca soft!

In this giveaway, The Evolved Dog is offering a package of all natural dried cod skin treats. They provide a healthy and satisfying snack that is high in protein and low in carbs.  Locally sourced, made in Boston, and best of all, there’s only one ingredient: Cod Skin.

Codskins for Dogs

Next, one nautical Bayline dog leash. These are made in Maine by Cappy the lobsterman! The sailing line comes from Massachusetts.

Bayline Leash

Third, A Wag Rag recycled T- Shirt toy for your dog. Wag Rags are created from natural up-cycled T-shirts! Right here in our home state of Maine, an ingenious entrepreneur has created something from nothing: Natural T-shirts that would normally be considered almost worthless are being turned into a totally unique, hand-knotted “Wag Rag” that may just become your dog’s next favorite toy.Wag Rags: Recycled T-Shirt Toys for dogs, Made in the USA

A word from Leah, the owner of The Evolved Dog. “Because dogs have played such an integral part in my life, helped shape my views on the world, and been my main anchor–keeping me grounded in good times and bad–I have opened a store dedicated to bringing the very best pet supplies to the market. While there is a wide array of foods, toys, training gear, and accessories available on the market today, it is my policy to sell only the highest quality, natural eco-conscious, made-in-America products for your dogs. My mission is to keep our dogs healthy and happy while making it easy-as-pie for us humans to be conscious consumers. You can read a detailed list of the values that guide The Evolved Dog here: About The Evolved Dog. We also donate 5% of all sales to our local shelter: the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. So you can feel good about shopping for a cause, supporting an ethical retailer, and getting the very best quality products to enrich the life of your dog. It’s a win-win, feel-good type of deal. Happy shopping!”

Enter below.   This giveaway ends November 19th, 2015

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Winter in Maine

Winter in Maine

It is getting cold again, here in Maine. While the pine trees cling to their needles, the rest of the forest is bare, each trunk anchored in the frozen ground. The calendar may not declare winter for a few more weeks, but here in Maine it is clear that fall has peaked and passed on. An early winter has sauntered in, leaving surplus pumpkins rotting in the fields. The table has been set for the deer to feast.

winter in maine

winter in maine

A major snowstorm has already come and gone. A multitude of glistening snowflakes gathered on the grounds. Wind and ice brought down trees and power lines, forcing travelers to stand still. While most of that snow has since melted, more is gradually taking its place. The coves are newly skimmed with ice. Freezing conditions mean slowing down is no longer luxury, but a necessity.

Early winter is an opportunity to appreciate blessings and evaluate mistakes. It means time to take in enchanting views while leisurely sipping herbal tea. It is a well-deserved break from the busyness of summer and fall. We are still moving forward, but the race-walking pace is slowed to a stroll.

Now there is time to bake pies, catch up with friends, and respond to previously neglected emails. The freezing of time also provides an opportunity to thank our neighbors, near and far, for the bounty they have shared through the harvest season.

With the busywork done, the mind shift to new ideas. There is planning what comes next and brainstorming unique combinations of essential oils and other natural ingredients.

This is a popular time for knitters to break out the needles and begin crafting scarves, hats, mittens, and wool socks. These treasured gifts, though made with love, aren’t always easy on the hands. Did you know that Lulu’s Garden sells Knitter’s Balm? Our blend of cocoa butter, almond oil, lavender, comfrey and rosemary revives and moisturizes overworked hands.

It is also time to start making Christmas lists again, embracing the fun and whimsy of the holiday season. With plenty of time left to plan, there is no need to rush, stress, or hurry. There is even time to stock up on Lulu’s limited edition Stressaholic Lip Balm. With premium ingredients like grapeseed oil, cocoa butter, and vitamin e, this blend soothes and protects your lips while delivering a calming jolt of aromatherapy. It is the ideal antidote for holiday madness.

Stress has no place here in the midst calm before the next snowstorm. This is the time slow down and enjoy family members, attend to the alpacas, and reflect on all that is right in our early winter wonderland.

What do you do to relish the winter months?