Be the Light Advent Acts of Kindness

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@bushelandbobbin and I have had something so special in the works and, in case you didn't see her post a few days ago, I'm so happy to finally share it! Be the Light - Advent Acts of Kindness starts today and finishes Dec. 24th. 24 of us will host a daily act of kindness prompt and scripture. 

Our goal? To be a light within our communities and spread the true meaning of the season! We have the daily prompts in a printable calendar and little kindness cards for you to leave little notes and brings smiles to hearts. Please feel free to download and print the Calendar of prompts and Kindness Cards to participate! See them at the bottom of the post.

The following ladies are hosting with us, so give them some love and get excited for what they have planned this month...

We can't wait to see how you'll shine this December! #bethelight2014


Handmade Holiday Gift Guide • Day 8 • For the Hard to Shop For

What do you get the person who has everything, is super picky, or you just have no idea what they would like? These shops have you covered! 

Gabriel's Good Tidings
Exclusive discount code: KOCOANDVIKING for 50% OFF!
Instagram: @gabrielsgoodtidings
Gift Guide Giveaway: $40 Shop Credit

Exclusive discount code: HOLIDAYFREESHIP for Free Shipping
Instagram: @noendnaturals
Gift Guide Giveaway: white chocolate peppermint body butter and coconut sugar scrub

My name is Kelby, I am a mom of three and I craft lovely, handmade, organic, vegan body/baby/beauty products. I wanted non-toxic, cruelty-free, affordable, and EFFECTIVE stuffs for myself and my own family, and after searching and researching, I realized I needed to make them myself. Shortly after, my friends and family wanted them too, and No End Naturals was born! 

Cards Du Jour
Exclusive discount code: CDJGIFTGUIDE for 15% Off
Instagram: @cardsdujour
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit

Crafting Homestead

Exclusive discount code: FREEGIFT for a free gift
Instagram: @craftinghomestead
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit


Handmade Holiday Gift Guide • Day 7 • Mommy and Baby

  These shops have something for you and the little love! Whether you need something to keep the baby occupied while you are together or if you need something for you to relax, they have something for you that you will love. 

Easily Charming
Exclusive discount code: SHIPFORFREE exp. 12/31
Instagram: @easilycharming
Gift Guide Giveaway: Natural Wood Bead Necklace

Exclusive discount code: HANDMADEHOLIDAY for 20% Off
Gift Guide Giveaway: $30 Shop Credit

Despite being a nurse (Jenine) and a social worker (Amanda) by day, we are crafters at heart. Our journey creating handmade crafts began over thirty years ago, when Jenine started a business out of our home. Working from home allowed her to be a stay at home Mom to her three spunky daughters. The entire family spent summer weekends on the road at craft festivals and fairs throughout Minnesota and the surrounding states. Although our products have changed throughout the years, our love of creating things has remained the same. We are inspired by life and enjoy combining textures, fabrics, and colors in a whimsical way. We find great joy in creating art and hope to share our love and wonder with others.

Caroline Randall Made
Exclusive discount code: HOLIDAY2014 for 15% Off Exp. 12/16
Instagram: @shop.crmade
Gift Guide Giveaway: 24 Oz. Mason Jar with Christmas Chalk Art Sleeve and Cuppow Lid 

Caroline Randall Made makes amazing pieces from baby teethers (seen featured) to beautiful mason jar sets (seen pictured). Caroline's love of handmade was embedded early through her Mom, who always supported small handmade artisans. She loves sewing fun, functional items for the whole family while homeschooling 3 boys with her husband. She is saved by Grace, loves her three crazy dogs and especially loves to encourage others.

Instagram: @kirtleymichelle
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit

Shop Kirtley Michelle is filled with pieces for your trendy little ones plus home heirloom pieces. 


Handmade Holiday Gift Guide • Day 6 • Dressed to Kill

Do your friends come to you for fashion advice? You're such the fashionista! These shops will keep you lookin' fly and you can grab some amazing gifts for the other people you love too!

KC Batik
SAVE10 for 10% Off
Instagram: @kris10apr_kcbatik
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit

I am a stay-at-home mother that is bursting with creativity so I put that on tee shirts!This started as a hobby of mine. I used to paint on canvas but no one ever saw the paintings unless they came to visit my house. The walls began to overflow with canvas paintings so I needed a new outlet. I researched batik and found a whole other avenue in which to show my work to the world through wearable art!

Exclusive discount code: GIFTGUIDE for 25% Off $20+
Gift Guide Giveaway: Custom Photo Silver Plated Necklace

Be a Rock Star Gift Giver™ with our heartfelt + meaningful gifts! Everything is made by hand in California along it's beautiful Central Coast by a mother + daughter team. koco & viking loves to create custom pieces that become treasured heirlooms.

Good Sailor Apparel
Exclusive discount code: SAVE15 for 15% Off
Instagram: @goodsailorapparel
Gift Guide Giveaway: $30 Shop Credit

Instagram: @shopatinycircus
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shirt Credit


Handmade Holiday Gift Guide • Day 5 • For your Bestie

Who is always there for you? Your Bestie! Show them how grateful you are with a dazzling gift from one of our favorite shops!

The Woven Feather
Instagram: @thewovenfeather
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit

Kara is the hands behind The Woven Feather.  A love for fabric and color keeps her inspired to create fun handmade items for all occasions. Psalms 91:4 "under His wings, you will find refuge."

Exclusive discount code: GIFT15 for 15% Off
Instagram: @daisyfayedesigns
Gift Guide Giveaway: $30 Shop Credit

Around the Block Handmade
Exclusive discount code: MERRYANDBRIGHT for 10% Off through Dec. 1, 2014 (when shop closes)
Instagram: @aroundtheblockhandmade
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit

Around the Block is a small home business owned and operated by my husband and I located in Glendale, Arizona. Our items make a great addition to your home decor or your child's bedroom or playroom, they also make great gifts and photo props. This is something we enjoy being able to do together and we hope you love our products as much as we love making them.

Exclusive discount code: KOCOVIKING10 for 10% Off
Gift Guide Giveaway: A Canvas Clutch with your monogram like this one


Handmade Holiday Gift Guide • Day 4 • Drinkin up love

This time of year just screams for a festive drink! Up your game and drink in style. 4 more of our favorite shops will make you look so cool as you sip and stir.

House of Jars
Exclusive discount code: HOLIDAYGIFTGUIDE for 15% Off
Instagram: @houseofjars
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit

Instagram: @sweetjoedesigns
Gift Guide Giveaway: $30 Shop Credit

Bon Vivant Design House
Instagram: @bonvivantdesignhouse
Gift Guide Giveaway: Personalized stamp spoons; 1 for you and 1 for a friend

To be a bon vivant, one must enjoy the finer things in life. To Jen, owner of Bon Vivant Design House, that means good food and awesome kitchen decor. BVDH carries stainless steel spoons that are hand-stamped with clever words and phrases, including personalized messages!  Bon Vivant Design House creates all pieces by hand in a little studio tucked away on a peninsula in southern California.  

Exclusive discount code: FREEGIFT for a free gift with purchase
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit


Handmade Holiday Gift Guide • Day 3 • For the Littles

We love all the littles in our life and like to spoil them even more! These shops will make it easy to spoil that special little in your life. 

Wake Me Up Designs
Exclusive discount code: FREESHIP for free shipping
Instagram: @wakemeupdesigns
Gift Guide Giveaway: Buddy's Christmas Spaghetti Shirt

Hi, my name is Sarah from Wake Me Up Designs. I started this business a year ago handwriting on mugs. 
My love for coffee is no secret that's why I started the mug business in the first place. I started getting into the apparel side a few months after opening WMUD and its been the best decision I've ever made. I'm growing every day and I'm so blessed to be able to do what I'm doing. 

Exclusive discount code: KVHOLIDAY for 15% off
Instagram: @sparklespiceshop
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit

The Baby Bird Boutique
Exclusive discount code: FALALA for 20% off
Instagram: @thebabybirdboutique
Gift Guide Giveaway: Gorgeous Romper

Exclusive discount code: HOLIDAY20 for 20% off
Instagram: @jennddesign11
Gift Guide Giveaway: $40 Shop Credit

Stay at home turned homemade business owner. jennd DESIGN opened March of 2014. My vision is to create unique, fun & whimsical items that create joy and happiness in their new home.


Handmade Holiday Gift Guide • Day 2 • Deck the halls

Everyone loves a beautiful space and our favorite home decor shops will make you an ace interior designer! Their pieces of art make wonderful gifts for everyone on your list. 

PNZ Designs
Exclusive discount code: IGLOVE for 10% Off
Instagram: @pnzdesigns
Gift Guide Giveaway: Coffee & Grace Mug and 3" Be Still Hoop Art

Christian. Mama. Wife. Coffee junkie. Lover of all things rustic. Celebrating faith, love and family. Sharing scripture in pretty ways. 

Burlap Blondie
Exclusive discount code: GIFTGUIDE for 25% Off $10+
Instagram: @burlapblondie
Gift Guide Giveaway: Personalized Buck Print

Hello! My name is Jen. I am married to my best friend,  have a beautiful 1 1/2 year old daughter and another daughter on the way.  I started Burlap Blondie a year ago as something to do in my spare time and it has turned into so much more!  I'm able to contribute to my family and it allows me to be a stay at home mom.  I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity!

Jelly Bird Signs
Instagram: @jellybirdsigns
Gift Guide Giveaway: Set of handmade coasters; faith, love, hope, and grace.

Bugaboo Bear Designs
Exclusive discount code: KOCO10 for 10% Off
Instagram: @bugaboobeardesigns
Gift Guide Giveaway: $25 Shop Credit

I'm Amanda. A wife and Mom of 2 living in sunny Tampa, FL. I love modern and rustic design, chevron, coffee, jewelry and Harry Potter.