I was a working mom for 5 years, traveling often left me distracted from the details of motherhood. This is the first year I’ve had the mental clarity + time to really do something special for the holidays. Christmas is a given, I always jumped all in for that one, but the others fell by the wayside. We are coming up on Valentines Day and I felt like it was time to take full advantage of the fact that I’m home full time. “Homemade” Valentines + decorations made me feel like I’ve hit a momentary stride in this new role.
In years past I wouldn’t decorate, do anything homemade or get ahead of the classroom Valentines Day party. True story, one year I forgot to get a Valentines Day box for my sons preschool celebration. I did what any good mother would do, I went to Target, bought a piñata and called it a day. It was a win in my book! It looked just as good as all the over the top homemade valentines day boxes.
When The Ever Co. announced they had customs valentines, I had to jump on it! My guy will have unique cards with witty + fun sayings and I get to feel like I did something extra special. This is the last week to order their Valentines for just $2.99! You get all 8 designs for boys and girls.
It’s super simple. After making your purchase you will receive the files for download, next you just need to print on cardstock at home or at an office store! Super simple + cheap. The best part is they count as homemade!
I sent mine to staples and picked them up an hour later. We came home and put his friend’s names on them, I felt so ahead of the game this year.
Good thing, shortly after printing them the stomach bug hit and we haven’t had time for much of anything. Can winter be over yet, gosh! Anywho, go check them out! Make sure to tag @theeverco and @thewildrevival on Instagram, sharing how you made Valentines Day extra special this year.
Winter is the best time to focus on skin care. With the dry
air inside and cooler temperatures outside, it’s very important to exfoliate,
moisturize, and use lip balms. Ginger Blue Naturals has you covered with all
three. An all-natural body care line that is handmade in Roanoke, West
Virginia. The owner, Lee Gainer, can be seen at Tamarack, Oglebayfest, and the
Bridgeport Farmer’s Market selling these products
If you like essential oils, then you will LOVE her products because they’re very therapeutic. There are no fragrances or additives. And
you only need a small amount. The logo and packaging are so lovely and one of my favorite things about her brand. I love that her packaging is an extension of her
natural theme with flowers, antlers, and dark glass jars to protect the
essential oils. I had the chance to sample a few of her products and my skin
truly does feels great after using them for a couple weeks.
Keep reading to hear more about about these local products and what I thought of them… You’re going to want these for Christmas, I just know it! ; )
The Lavender Sage Salve smells like menthol with a little hint of peppermint. It does an excellent job to soften up dry cuticles and moisturize elbows. You can use it on any chapped surface.
The Patchouli Body Butter has a musk, almost forest-like scent. It made my skin soft for the entire day and the scent did not fade away.
The Chai Spice Sugar Scrub has a spicy but sweet scent. It makes my skin smooth, even the backs of my arms which tend to be a little rough. It also allowed my spray tan to go on more evenly!
The lip balms make your lips kissable. She has several scents like: Lemon-lime and Clove & Sweet Orange. But my personal favorite would have to be the “Blush” lip stain (far right). It adds a little touch of color that is a pretty pink that is very natural-looking and I love to use this on my minimal makeup days for a fresh look!
Thank you, Lee, for allowing me to review a few of your products! I have been spreading the word about Ginger Blue! Ladies, I definitely recommend her products and would love for you to try them and let me know what you thought! Who doesn’t want all-natural products that smell and feel great?
Go and check out Ginger Blue Naturals’ website: www.mkt/gingerbluenaturals. She does have other products and even carries a few products for the men in your life! You can shop the online store (FREE shipping!!) or catch them at the next indoor winter farmer’s market in Bridgeport on December 13th. I will be picking up some of their Lemongrass all-natural deodorant when I go.
Remember to support small businesses everywhere and shop local this holiday season! These products would make great stocking stuffers, too!
If you have any winter skin concerns, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December is here and we couldn’t be more excited for all we have in store for you this month! Amanda and I spent a Saturday morning at Target a couple weeks ago sipping Starbucks and browsing the aisles for cute, practical gifts for the ladies in our lives, and we wanted to make sure ALL of the gifts were $30 or under! Luckily, Target never disappoints (am I right?) so it was pretty easy to pick out what we wanted to include in our holiday gift guide. These were some of our favorites that made the list:
8. Cabin Fever Sweatshirt
This marble + wood cheese board is really nice! For $19.99, you could put that in a gift bag with a copper mug and that would be such a fun + ideal gift for your favorite hostess.
Because Target and Starbucks just get together. ; )
GIVEAWAY announcement! Our Target Gift Guide launched today, so how about a chance to win a Target Gift Card and some beauty goodies from ULTA?
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Hey, tribe! The holidays are upon us and we’re feeling festive! We are so pumped for December because we have a month FULL of exciting activities, posts, contests, and a gathering lined up for YOU, our readers!
Starting on December 1st, we will be sharing our hearts as we work through Naptime Diaries’ “Make Room” Advent study. Every morning, we will be posting a recap of the daily devotional on our Instagram (@thewildrevival) We would LOVE for you to follow along + join in! You can buy your copy HERE for $22. We pre-ordered ours and it came in the mail this week and WOW!…it is so nice! Make sure to use #TWRAdvent when you share your advent study, photos + thoughts. Join us as we make room for Jesus this Christmas season.
We will be sharing our holiday gift guide during the first week of December. We spent a morning at Target finding great gift ideas, and the best part is — they’re all under $30!
Contests are so fun, right?! Be sure to follow The Wild Revival’s social media pages to get in on the goodies we will be giving away in December!
Our beauty contributor, Allison, will be sharing holiday makeup tutorials to help get you ready for holiday parties and get-togethers. We encourage you to try out her looks and make them your own using #TWRHolidayGlam. Doing that just might enter you into a contest to win some free makeup! 😉 but we can’t give away all of our secrets just yet!
The most exciting announcement of all is… The Wild Revival’s Holiday Gathering! After a month off from hosting, we’re so ready to bring you all together for a little bit of creativity + connection. We’re looking forward to gathering together with our favorite ladies in a cozy, laid-back atmosphere full of festive touches. We’ll be making DIY Christmas ornaments while
enjoying live music, complete with a hot chocolate bar + sweets.
You can get your tickets HERE. A portion of each ticket sold will be given to our local Salvation Army Angel Tree program to help provide Christmas presents to
children in need this season. Once you register + pay, we’ll send you an e-mail with details and directions to our event location.
This is going to be a lot of fun! Bring yourself (and a friend!) and join us for our holiday gathering! We want to get more women involved in our gatherings.
Happy 4th of July from The Wild Revival! We are looking forward to a relaxing weekend at the lake with our family and friends! Keep those who serve/have served in mind today; this day is about so much more than BBQ’s.
(shoutout to Marrissa’s husband, Matt, for taking our photos!)