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It’s that time of the year again – our biggest sale only comes around three times a year! The Teeny Stamped Band is buy two, get a sterling teeny stamped band FREE for the next two days only! Valentine’s Day is coming and our deadline is 2/1 so don’t delay! Use the following codes depending on how many teeny stamped bands you want:

bemine3 – buying 3 teeny stamped bands, $20 off
bemine6 – buying 6 teeny stamped bands, $40 off
bemine9 – buying 9 teeny stamped bands, $60 off

{codes valid January 14-15, 2016 only. You will get a sterling teeny stamped band free or $20 off the gold filled or rose gold filled option. Can not be combined with any other offer. Not valid on previous purchases.}

IMG_4592A few weeks ago I did a make & take at my house with a few friends. We made diffuser pendants, bath salts & sugar scrub. Today I want to share with you how to make an easy bath salt that is perfect for gift giving! It’s not too late to whip some of these up for gifts!

The original recipe is from TidyMom. To make Lemon Rosemary Bath Salt you simply mix together the following:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh rosemary; finely chopped
  • 6-8 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon zest (optional)

I didn’t use that much rosemary in mine because I only had a small amount. It is still very fragrant even with only one tablespoon. I also didn’t use as much lemon zest. I just zested some of the peel until it looked like enough. This recipe fills one pint and one jelly jar.

IMG_4593If you want to fill up three pint jars, you simply double the recipe. That fills the jars almost to the top (add a little more epsom salt if needed). This recipe can easily be amended to whatever oil you want to use:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 12-16 drops of essential oil

IMG_4584Tie them with a sweet bow and tag and you’re all set! To use, measure out 1/2c-1c of the mixture and put in your bath water for a relaxing detox soak. Some of the oils that we liked to use in the ones we mixed up are lavender, cedarwood and peace & calming.

If you’d like more information on Essential Oils, you can read more about what they are, why Young Living and how to buy.

 

This year was our biggest Handmade Vintage Market yet! We had a blast and we are worn out. Putting on a market is not for the faint of heart. Lots of hours and prep and meetings took place to make it happen. We had a great list of vendors this year. Wonderful musicians. Fabulous sponsors. We are so grateful to the amazing customers that came through and supported small businesses.

Our amazing Market Photographer is Matthew Doudt Photography and you can see all of the pictures on our Facebook page.

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Take a peek at the vendors for the November 2015 market! They were amazing and still have a lot of goodies that need new homes:

Musicians:

Market Sponsors:
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Handmade Vintage Market swag bag sponsor Carrie Grace Shop

Handmade Vintage Market Swag Bag Sponsor: Made by Betty B

Handmade Vintage Market swag bag sponsor Cards by Jessica

Handmade Vintage Market swag bag sponsor Rehabbed Handmade

packages-impactSoon, these packages will be under your trees. I wanted you to know today that your purchase impacts more than just my family. They impact the family of Amber, who helped me cut bands in November to prep for a sale. They impact the single mom at the post office. They impact members of my church’s food pantry. It’s more than just me.

I live in a small town – the kind of small town where there’s just 1800 people. We have a small country post office with two employees. The other day the lady at the post office told me that one of the town’s business owners who shipped a lot moved to another town. Now there’s just two of us that own businesses in our town that ship packages. She told me how much she needed my packages because otherwise they’d be hurting, insinuating that she’d lose her job if my packages weren’t there. She’s a single mom to two boys and knowing that every time I bring packages to the little post office, I’m impacting her family keeps me going. YOU are impacting the lives of this single mom and her boys…simply by purchasing something on my website.

A portion of the profits each month is given to my church. I do this because I believe God commands it in the Bible. This portion given to the church helps the ministries of the church, including the food pantry. Our food pantry feeds around 200 families every week and your purchase helps provide food for a family in need. There is hardly a greater gift than that.

It’s not only about me (although we’re grateful that this job helps pay for our needs) and it’s not only about you. Lives are being impacted with every sale and every package sent out. Thank you for giving that gift.

Much love.

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Hey there! It’s been a really long time since I did a What I Wore so I thought I’d share a new favorite with you all. I wore this to church the other day and got so many complements on it. And it’s crazy comfy (and covers up everything I want to cover up, if you know what I mean). The beautiful Kimono is from Happy Chic Boutique and is less than $40. My shoes are from DSW. Jewelry from my shop.

{ Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW }