Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love entertaining and finding the perfect gifts for my family and friends. Gifts don't have to be expensive, they just need to come from the heart. My favorite way to give is to think about some of the gifts I’ve loved and received in previous years and try to recreate them in a more personal way. This year everyone is getting a collection of homemade items mixed in with some items from some local shops I can't stop going to.
URSA is a Bayview shop with the best candles, jewelry, pillows, blankets, incense...everything. The owner has amazing style, loves plants, and always wears a smile.
HOMESPUN COLLECTION is an online shop built by 2 local babes that believe we should fill our homes with simple, beautiful, thoughtfully-made products. They love meaningful items and a clean and cozy atmosphere. I literally want to buy/gift every single item they sell.
Along with gifts purchased from these shops, we (my team of amazing females that keep me afloat and happy everyday...I do nothing alone :) made some lovely items with our hands and hearts.
Vanilla extract: How to make homemade vanilla extract
Earth-friendly counter spray How To Make an All-Natural Kitchen Cleaner
Knit sponges HOW TO
Bath Balls how-to-make-your-own-bath-bombs - OK, we made bath soak instead. Pour into cute jar and label - ha!
Essential oils: 10 best essential oils and how to use them
Who doesn’t love marshmallows?
We also made a variety of cookie doughs to freeze so our clients can make homemade warm cookies for their kiddos effortlessly whenever they want.
It was so fun getting the girls together and crafting our day away. There's something about making stuff, eating pizza, and drinking spiked egg nog that gets me going.
And don’t forget to get your pie orders in by the holidays! 6 different varieties for $35. Available for pickup at Stone Bank Farm Market in Oconomowoc or delivery to your door for $10. Go to Holiday Orders above: