A Giveaway from The Sitting Tree

Today’s giveaway is from The Sitting Tree.  I asked shop owners Liz and Mike to share a little about themselves and their small family business:

We are Liz and Mike, a pair of soon to be off grid homesteaders, living in the northwoods of Wisconsin. We share our life with a trio of wildly creative and beautiful unschooled boys, an English Setter called Bailey, and a reclusive black cat who wandered into the house a few years ago and never left.

In the shop you’ll find an ever changing variety of natural, sustainable products including our homemade soaps, tree branch buttons and ornaments, upcycled clothing, knitting patterns and hand dyed yarns.

If you’d like to join us for stories about creating, homeschooling, and our journey to homesteading, you can join us on our blog: The Sitting Tree.

For today’s giveaway, Liz and Mike are giving away one set of wool dryer balls in natural colors to one winner.   If you aren’t familiar with wool dryer balls, here’s a little bit of information:

Wool dryer balls are a non~toxic & safe alternative to toxic dryer sheets, fabric softeners, and other plastic dryer balls.  They really do work!  Here are just a few of the benefits of natural Wool Dryer Balls: *Natural Fabric Softener, *Non~toxic, *Reduces wrinkles, *Eliminates static cling {this was a big one for us, and it really works!!}, *Quiet while tumbling, *Cuts drying time in half by absorbing all of the moisture from the clothing, *Fun & Safe toy for babies and pets, *Safe for all cloth diapers. {The waxy residue from fabric softeners and dryer sheets will decrease absorbency of diapers}

In addition, you can use the coupon code: SMALLTHINGS for 15% off of everything in the shop through the end of February.

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  Comments will close and a winner will be chosen on Monday, February 25th.  The winner will be announced within this post.


Comments are closed, and the winner is Georgia:  “Just love  everything  you make and  feel excited for your family to enjoy a creative life off the grid.”

Thank you Liz and Mike and The Sitting Tree!


  1. I need some! I always feel guilty using dryer sheets, but these would be an awesome alternative!!

  2. I’ve been admiring The Sitting Tree for a while on Etsy, and absolutely love their work! I would be ecstatic to have a set of their wool dryer balls! I’ve been working towards a greener, healthier lifestyle and these certainly fit into that.

  3. How cool! Never heard of these but they sound lovely.

  4. Ann Frechen says:

    What an awesome idea. We have a son with Asthma and two of us have allergies so I don’t like to use any dryer sheets – these would be wonderful to use! Thanks for sharing them.

  5. How interesting! I would love to try them for my family.

  6. Annelise in Edmonds says:

    Those dryer balls look like an awesome idea! I need a set!

  7. Thanks for a chance to try out the dryer balls.

  8. Wow – these dryer balls sound great! I stopped using dryer sheets a few years ago due to sensitive skin, and i hate the static, especially this time of year!

  9. Jacki Weishaar says:

    I hope I’m not too late! I’ve really been wanting to try wool dryer balls. Thanks for the give-away 🙂

  10. I hope I’m not too late!! We stopped using dryer sheets after I saw a talk on “softeners” in personal care products and how they can be traced in the environment. I don’t miss them for the most part, but hate the static!

  11. These look interesting to try!!

  12. ooh, and wouldn’t these be nifty!

  13. I would love to try these – please count me in!

    PS: I inadvertently got pushed off this page when I first tried to comment so if this shows up twice, please forgive me, it was not intentional!!

  14. I would love to have these!

  15. LOVE dryer balls.

  16. Melissa Jewell says:

    Sounds cool!

  17. Would love to try these!

  18. Carol in PA says:

    Always looking for a great alternative to dryer sheets – thanks!

  19. I’ve always wanted to try these 🙂

  20. Nancy Mosley says:

    Thanks for cluing me in to another great website.

  21. I’ve never heard of these – would love to try them!

  22. These are so cool.I would love to try them.

  23. I’ve never heard of dryer balls like that – wonderful! I tried the hard plastic kind. Ick. They were so loud until they fell apart. I never replaced them.

  24. beautiful!

  25. I would love some wool dryer balls!


  26. Love their blog and shop! Great giveaway!

  27. I love dryer balls! My boys love to sneak in the dryer and steal them to play with though, so I keep losing them 🙂

  28. Amanda Huddleston says:


  29. What a great idea for a sustainable way of using the dryer. I would love to win the magic-balls.

  30. Beautiful colors. Especially like the benefit of less dryer time. And congrats on your off-the-grid lifestyle. Wish I had the resources to do that.

  31. I’d love to try the dryer balls!

  32. wow, what a great give away. 🙂

  33. I’ll be adding The Sitting Tree to my daily blogs to read. What a great site!

  34. cathy from arizona says:

    These look great.

  35. What a great idea! I would love to try these.

  36. I’ve been meaning to get (or make) some dryer balls. Would love to try them!