December is full of chaos and crazy, and I think that’s true whether you have kids or grandkids or just other human beings in your life. I find myself looking around and wondering if I can handle one. more. thing.

UPDATED: Congratulations to our winner, Alison! This has been so much fun…don’t miss our December giveaway, going on now!


That’s what inspired me as I was pulling together this Christmas Basket Giveaway:

Take a break from the December chaos and enter to win our Christmas basket giveaway worth over $560!

And what’s more, there are 14 other bloggers participating…so you have a chance to enter to win here and theretheretherethereTHERE! All of these giveaways are happening at the same time.

And check out what’s included at each one! (Then go on over and enter!)


1. Thriving Home // 2. Happy Home Fairy // 3. Nourishing Joy // 4. Intoxicated on Life // 5. Chaos to Peace // 6. Mommy Hates Cooking // 7. The Nourishing Home // 8.Young Wife’s Guide // 9. Martha Martha // 10. Heavenly Homemakers // 11. The Realistic Mama // 12. Keeper of the Home // 13. Kitchen Stewardship // 14. Gwen’s Nest // 15. Make Healthy Easy

Here’s how you enter:

  • Check out the giveaway collage featuring all the bloggers we’ve partnered up with and all of the incredible items they’ve put together.
  • Scroll on down to see the details for OUR Christmas Basket.
  • Enter to win in the giveaway below.
  • HOP to all the other sites and enter to win their goodies!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of these fabulous bloggers.


Here’s what we’ve pulled together in our Christmas Basket.

White Himalayan Salt Lamp from So Well

valued at $44


Salt lamps are beautiful, and this time of year they can just add calm that you need in the midst of the chaos.

They’re also good at countering the background electromagnetic fields that all of the electronics in your house are emitting. They release oxygen-rich, ionizing air, which soothes your mind and invigorates your body. So Well says that customers report a boost in their immune system, increased respiration, a focused clear mind, and a deeper, more restful sleep.

The salt lamps from So Well are carved at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains from solid salt crystals—the remnants of an ancient, majestic seabed—by dedicated craftsmen.

Also of note: their salt lights represent the highest standard in international fair trade agreements. A product we can feel good about supporting and it makes a great gift!

Glass Cleaning Bottles Kit/Set from Cleaning Essentials

valued at $59



Don’t stress over cleaning your home with toxins anymore! I’ve been a huge fan of Cleaning Essentials since I was introduced to them about a year ago. Though their products are glass, they are super sturdy and they come with a guarantee! The beauty of these products isn’t just in the glass bottles but in the recipes printed directly on each container to help you quickly refill and keep going.  Plus you save money and the planet by reusing bottles, thats a win win!

This package includes a handmade wooden box with these inside:

  • Amber Cleaning Essentials Bottle
  • Cobalt Blue Cleaning Essentials Bottle
  • Wipes Container
  • Organic Cotton Air Diffuser
  • 2 Organic Essential Oil Blends

Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil Travel Kit

valued at $67.95


I discovered Skinny & Co. coconut oil in my own backyard and when I did more research about them, I knew I had found my top pick coconut oil brand. (It’s now the only brand I use!)

One of my very favorite Skinny & Co. product is this travel collection, which I have had for several months. It’s so handy to have all my favorites in one place, and they’re also already packaged for TSA compliance travel!

This travel kit includes:

  • 2 oz. Skinny Coconut Oil
  • 2 oz. Sugar Scrub
  • 2 oz. Whipped Body Butter (Original)
  • 2 oz. Facial Oil
  • 2 oz. Peppermint Oil Pulling Oil
  • 3.5 oz. Coffee Soap
  • Peppermint Lip Balm
  • Eco Friendly Bamboo Spoon
  • Convenient Clear Travel Bag

$100 Electronic Gift Certificate from 100 Percent Pure

valued at $100


Natural products get a bad rap sometimes, especially when they don’t hold up as well as their chemically laden competitors. So I tell you, as a girl myself and the mom of girls who have NO PATIENCE for bad nail polish: this stuff is the real deal. We use it, it lasts, AND it’s beautiful. The colors are vibrant and creamy and long-lasting.

We’re also huge fans of the blackberry mascara, which is beautiful on your lashes AND smells delightful (which I realize sounds strange…and yet it is delightful, I assure you).

My girls and I are BIG fans of 100 Percent Pure, so it’s exciting to give you the chance to discover them for yourself (and if you take advantage of the holiday deals they have, this could go a lonnnnnng way!).

My Favorite Essential Oils: Peaceful and Relaxing Blends

valued at $88


This part of our basket includes an essential oil blend that will help promote feelings of contentment, composure, and reassurance…so when you find yourself overwhelmed with anxiety (or just with laundry and dishes and cleaning), you can put this in your diffuser or in a rollerball and let it help.

I’ve also included a soaking foot spa kit with essential oils that are used to calm and relax. They will also soothe winter skin irritations and ease your tension. I find that it’s the perfect treatment for getting in a relaxing mindset, either at the start or the end of the day.

And don’t forget, if you ever want to know more about the essential oils I use and love, send me an email!

Favorites from rareEARTH

valued at $64.50


When the box of rareEARTH review products arrived a while ago in my garage, I was doubtful. But after I opened the box and fought off my teens, I was not just impressed, I was also convinced!

They’re committed to creating 100% all-natural artisan products. They’re made in the USA and they’re also safe, synthentic-free, and responsibly sourced.

I’ve included these items in our Christmas basket:

  • “Dream” Aromatherapy Room Mist
  • “Peace” Spa Diffuser with Frankincense, Myrrh, and Palo Santo
  • “Hope” Travel Tin Candle with Fir Balsalm, Spruce, and Pine Needle

Autographed Copy of The Road Back to You

valued at $17.76


My world was ROCKED recently when I not only read this book, but attended a weeklong retreat with my hubby that centered on understanding each other and our own selves.

I cried when I read the chapter describing my own self. Never have I read anything that described my inner most being the way these words did. Finally, I feel understood.

This book is based on self-awareness and it will help you figure out who you are and why you may be stuck in the same ruts. It uses the Enneagram, an ancient personality typing system.

Great Goat Soap Items from Bend Soap

valued at $41.50


Bend Soap is the company that won me over to bar soap. Their soap is handcrafted from goat milk that comes from the goats they raise themselves. (And they are SO CUTE!)

In this part of our Christmas basket, you’ll find yourself delighted with these Bend Soap items:

  • 8 oz. Sweet Orange Goat Milk Lotion
  • Lavendar Blossom Bar Soap
  • Mt. Bachelor Pine Bar Soap
  • 3 Lip Butters: Sweet Orange, Eucalyptus Spearmint, and Mango
  • Citrus Mint Sampler Bar Soap
  • Loofah Bag

Special offer for Keeper of the Home readers from Bend Soap!

Use code soap25 for 5% off orders over $25.00.
Use code soap50 for 10% off orders over $50.00
Use code soap100 for 15% off orders over $100.00

One-Year Membership to Thrive Market

valued at $59.95


Whether you live in town or in the middle of a corn field (like me!), you can find top-selling organic brands at wholesale prices. Thrive Market includes gluten-free, non-GMO, nontoxic, and all sorts of best-selling name brands.

Special offer from Thrive Market for Keeper of the Home readers!

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Rose Gold “Tree of Life” Diffuser Necklace from AromaLove

valued at $24


I have this AromaLove diffuser necklace and I LOVE it (no exaggeration). I wear this with my favorite essential oils almost daily! This is a 25mm diameter locket in rose gold with the “tree of life” in the center. These two sweet  dangling charms are also included.

The necklace itself is a pendant locket, and it comes with nine refill pads in various fun colors. You’ll also get a velvet bag…and it’s high quality so that you can use it to also polish the locket.

AromaLove lockets are made of surgical grade stainless steel and are nickel free. Guaranteed to retain its integrity for as long as you own it!


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Click on the links below to learn more about the bloggers!

Thriving Homethriving-home-logo-FINAL-WEB

At Thriving Home, Polly and Rachel strive to encourage moms to thrive in every area of home life. They try to keep it real when it comes to sharing about healthy recipes, raising little people, growing in their faith, freezer cooking and various other topics that motherhood and life may bring their way

mhclogoMommy Hates Cooking

Mommy Hates Cooking is a national cooking and lifestyle website that encourages families to take back the dinner table. Through her easy-to-prepare (yet looks like you spent all day in the kitchen) meals and her knack for breaking down meal planning, Kristy has become the busy-mom’s resource for the modern family.

chaos2peace_logo-170x170Chaos to Peace

Jennifer and her family live in the South. She and her husband, Fred, have three boys ages 13, 10, and 7, and one unruly dog named Dash. Chaos2Peace is a blog designed to bring peace in the midst chaos by providing organizational tips, menu planning, simple recipes, and a whole lot of laughter. Join us on the blog today as we do life together, one step at a time

logoHeavenly Homemakers

Laura Coppinger and her husband have four sons ages 11-19. is dedicated to inspiring women daily with healthy (and easy!) recipes, homemaking tips, spiritual encouragement, and good ol’ clean fun.

iol_header_design_no_taglineIntoxicated on Life

Intoxicated on Life is a blog about raising strong families – body, mind, and soul. We believe, with the right education, busy moms can be equipped to make small changes one step at a time, transforming the life and health of her family. Join us on a journey as we raise holistically healthy children: nurturing their bodies, cultivating their minds, and inspiring their souls!

tapinfluence-logoMake Healthy Easy

Jenna Braddock is a registered dietitian nutritionist, football coach’s wife, mom of boys, and entrepreneur. At Make Healthy Easy she shares real life strategies for better health and doable and delicious recipes. As a MHE reader you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing your daily health struggles are normal. You’ll also get a little dose of family and football through the eyes of our Friday Night Lights life.

hhf-logoHappy Home Fairy

Happy Home Fairy is a resource of fun ideas, simple recipes, free printables, holiday traditions, and encouragement to help moms build happy homes

kitchen-stewardship-header-for-newsletterKitchen Stewardship

Katie Kimball has shared her journey to real food and natural living for almost 8 years at Kitchen Stewardship, a blog that encourages moms to keep their families healthy without going crazy.

final-logo-cmykYoung Wife’s Guide

Young Wife’s Guide exists to encourage and equip Christian homemakers to form Gospel-Centered Homes. Jami Balmet shares about her own struggles with running and managing a home and hopes to provide Biblical resources for the struggling homemaker.

gn_square_logoGwen’s Nest

Visit Gwen’s Nest and discover simple home remedies, in depth holistic health articles, healthy recipes, & Gwen’s health & weight loss discoveries. Come meet Gwen, and enjoy the funny, holistic, and friendly-efficient way of life in her nest!

koth_logo_final_2016-03Keeper of the Home

Keeper of the Home is a resource and community for women and families in all seasons of life who are striving to be healthy – body, mind, and soul. It covers a wide range of topics from healthy recipes, cleaning practices and self-care. Our inspiration begins with our faith. Stewardship inspires the way that we approach our homemaking. In fact, it’s the foundation of what you’ll find when you pull up a chair, grab a mug of something delicious, and come share this journey with us!

The Nourishing Hometnh-logo

The Nourishing Home provides family-friendly, gluten-free, whole food recipes; free weekly whole food meal plans; helpful cooking tips and techniques; and lots of encouragement to help you in your journey to live a more nourished life.

logo-headerMartha, Martha

Peace and Productivity coexist at Martha, Martha, a blog for busy women who, like biblical Martha, often get distracted by life’s demands and lose sight of Jesus! Devotional thoughts, productivity planning, simple recipes, and more will help you stay focused on the “one thing {that} is needed”

The Realistic Mamatrmcoloredwatermark

The Realistic Mama is all about family, how to spend more time with your family, activities you can do with your kids, how to create an online business that benefits your family, and more! You’ll find everything from saving money, parenting tips, kids activities, easy recipes, and DIY to online entrepreneur ideas, and more! Our tribe of moms and family-oriented entrepreneurs is one-of-a-kind. The connection, transparency, and trust are just a few of our favorite things about our community!


Nourishing Joy

Nourishing Joy is dedicated to real food and natural living. We’re on a mission to equip and inspire busy parents with the tools to make intentional, thoughtful decisions easy. Or at least easier.

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