Mother's Day Gift Guide & Ultimate Giveaway

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Mother's Day is just a few weeks away and we are so excited to share some of our favorite shops & gift ideas with you for your mom, wife, grandmother, mom tribe, or any lady friends in your life. Make sure you read all the way to the end for the ultimate Mother's Day Bundle giveaway!! 

1. Ellison Made @ellisonmade

www.ellisonmade.etsy.com

Ellison Made is a handmade home decor + lifestyle goods shop. They are a husband & wife team based out of Palm Harbor, Florida. Sam & Brittany make wood signs, canvas banners, burlap prints, mugs, tote bags, tees, baby onesies & more. Currently they sell their items on Etsy, but have recently launched an indiegogo campaign to try raise funds to renovate a vintage Airstream trailer into a one-of-a-kind in person shopping experience. Not only do they plan on  carrying their line of items, but they will also be partnering with many other makers & small shops to carry their items, too. There will be home decor, beauty, lifestyle & children's items. They like to think of it as a mini Magnolia Market meets Etsy Marketplace. Every dollar helps them bring these dreams to life for small businesses.  If you'd like to give to help get them in their airstream you can donate here. 

2. Uninvented Colors @uninventedcolors

www.etsy.com/shop/UninventedColors

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Sara's Etsy shop began during a time of lots of (unexpected) transition in her life. In a short time, she was a college student, a grad student, a sick person, a healing person, a well person, a youth minister, a Sunday School teacher, a crisis therapist, and a grad student.  Somewhere in the middle of all of that, she decided that she was an artist. These days, Sara lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her husband and daughter and work full-time as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her favorite moments are the ones when a client says, "Oh! I never looked at it that way before!" That's her goal as a therapist, and she is realizing that it's her goal as an artist, too. She hope my images inspire you to see God's creation in a new and more beautiful way.

3. Sweet Tea & Sawdust @sweet_tea_and_sawdust 

www.sweetteasawdust.com

Sweet Tea and Sawdust is a custom farmhouse furniture builder. They build tables, beds, buffets and so much more. The owner, Ashlee, has been in business for 2 years and still going strong. Each of their pieces are handmade with love. Everyone has a dream of the perfect farmhouse look, and it is Sweet Tea & Sawdust's goal to help you achieve it. Ashlee & her team truly  love their clients & work hard to deliver the best for them. Sweet Tea & Sawdust has created quite a few things for some of my clients & they have also helped out by donating two custom pieces to help me with the bathroom renovation at Kendleton Farms.  

4. Bought Beautifully @boughtbeautifully

www.boughtbeautifully.org

Bought Beautifully is curated marketplace of ethical products made by artisans in manner that honors the process and the people.  And y'all, they have the most beautiful items in their shop!  Be an agent of change this Mother's day by giving a gift that empowers mothers around the globe to provide for their families, rise form poverty, and fulfill their potential.

Your purchase enriches lives, restores hopes, and shares love.

5. BeautyCounter by Alicia Nelson @beautycounter.alicia

www.beautycounter.com/alicianelson1

I had the privilege of meeting when our daughter's were taking dance class together. Alicia is  a Beautycounter educator, a transportation researcher, a handmade sign-maker, and a stay at home mom.  She first got involved with Beautycounter because she wanted the safer products for herself and her family. Alicia quickly learned that shelovse educating other women about this mission and providing them with the tools to make smart, educated decisions for themselves.

Beautycounter’s mission is to get safe products into the hands of everyone, and while we completely understand that our products may not be for everyone, we still work towards our goal through education and advocacy.

Beauty counter is committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: They've banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our "Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.
 

6. The Vintage Farmstand @thevintagefarmstand

www.thevintagefarmstand.com

I was so excited to learn about The Vintage Farmstand, not only because they have some of the cutest stuff, but they also are only & hop, skip & a jump away from me.  The Vintage Farmstand is small family run company owned by Josh & Kim. A husband and wife team of 15 years with a tribe of four active kiddos, two of which are teenagers. Kim has been able to be a stay at home mom for the last 15 years and found herself wondering ~ what's next ~ after her last child went off to school. After going through some life changing trials, she found painting and creating to be her healing place & woodworking for the hubs has been his. They have seen Christ make beautiful things out of dust in their own lives and have a passion for sharing their story with others. They can't get enough of antique stores, auctions and working together to bring life back to old pieces. Kim has the vision and Josh finds a way to make it happen. Each piece is inspired by, and created to bring promises of love and hope.They pride themselves on building a quality product and creating lasting relationships with their customers.

7. Greenwood Nursery @greenwoodnursery

www.greenwoodnursery.com

Greenwood Nursery is an Online Mail Order Nursery offering a wide selection of flowering shrubsshade treesground covers, evergreen plants, colorful perennials, small fruiting plants, and more garden plants to the home gardener. The Greenwood Team is available to offer guidance and gardening advice so each customer is successful with their gardening projects. Greenwood Nursery opened its doors in 1978 as a wholesale plant nursery specializing in propagation and continues today as a family owned and managed wholesale plants and mail order plant nursery business. Online since 1998. 

GreenwoodNursery.com offers the Best Quality Plants at the Best Possible Prices along with knowledgeable, courteous staff to help you grow your garden successfully!   I'm excited about reaching out to Greenwood to help me with my gardening needs.  Check out their site & see if you can find a plant for the woman in your life that has a green thumb. 

8. Flourish & Co. Cultivate Coaching @flourishandco_

www.flourishandco.com

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I was so excited that I was able to meet Katie of Flourish & Co. in February at the Pursuit Community Retreat.  She is a true light & I'm so glad that our paths crossed.  Katie is a certified life coach. 

 After going through some various dark times, the most recent of which involved having her world crash around her, all while raising 2 little ladies, she's learning that life is so much more. True joy and happiness isn't in the perfect, it's in the imperfect... It's in the broken where we can start to see the light shine through... It's in finding our voice, in stripping away our masks, that we find real beauty and a real life that can be lived.

Katie offers virtual COACHING FOR WOMEN & COACHING FOR CREATIVES.  Her coaching is for the woman who is in need of some encouragement and/or overall clarity in her life and has an overall desire to live intentionally. It is also great for the woman who is ready to have more margin and meaning in her life- wanting to thrive, not just survive.

9. Eclectic Soirees @eclecticsoirees

www.etsy.com/shop/eclecticsoirees

Next up we have Eclectic Soiress who is owned by my dear friend Meggie. A wife, mommy, party-enthusiast, lover of home decor and a dreamer. Meggie's shop, Eclectic Soirees, is dedicated to a crafted collection of handmade designs, perfect for parties, weddings and home decor. 

As a stay-at-home mommy, she really wanted to develop a revenue-driven creative outlet that she could build from home. Eclectic Soirees was born after her son's lumberjack-themed birthday party was featured on Kara's Party Ideas. This small shop is happily operated from home and methodically managed around naptimes and mommy duties. 

Meggie enjoys creating items that carry a distinct style and consider each creation a little work of art. On top of her Etsy shop, she also run a home decor Instagram account, @truelockdesigns, a feed meant to inspire and occasionally showcase my goods.  

10. Grace Grey Designs @GraceGreyDesigns

www.facebook.com/gracegreydesigns/

And last, but not least, Grace Grey Designs.  I have been blessed to be able to call Leslie a friend for the past 5 years.  This girl so extremely talented. She seriously turns other people's trash into the most gorgeous treasures.  At Grace Grey Designs, Leslie takes the most unexpected pieces & turns them into statement pieces for your home.  True, one of a kind items leave her shop. She is currently working on a new blog & website, but for now go follow her on Instagram & you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.  


The Ultimate Mother's Day Bundle Giveaway

Are y'all ready for the fun part?  Each of these fabulous shops have agreed to team up & create the Ultimate Mother's Day Giveaway!  Yes, one lucky winner will be receiving a box full of goodies--10 items and/or gift cards from each of these shops!!! How fun is that?  I wish I could win it. Enter below & we will announce the winner on Saturday, April 29th!