Hello almost Christmas break!
The past week has been busy, busy, busy and loaded with school work. You see, I goofed up. When I was making our schedule, months ago, I didn’t stop to think about how getting out a few days before Christmas might be enjoyable #duh. I had us working all the way through to the last-minute. Most schools around here dismiss on the 20th!!!
In order to “right my wrong” we have been doing school work the past two Fridays. Typically we are at co-op on Friday mornings but due to Christmas break, our schedule was free. I had hoped to spend that time having lazy Friday mornings… but that is NOT the case. However, it will be worth it all come Tuesday afternoon when we finish for the year!
20 weeks of school almost complete, 16 left to go!!!
Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites!
Back To Nature
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Tis the season to eat cookies. At least that’s what I say!
With the holiday hustle and bustle, and the chaos of building a house, there hasn’t been much time left for baking.
But thanks to Back to Nature, we are still snacking on some amazing cookies. Wheat flour and semisweet chocolate chunks go into these Non-GMO or Organic Certified cookies. This makes them a treat that the our whole family loves and one that I can feel good about too.
So if you find yourself shopping for some cookies for Santa, be sure to check out the delicious Back to Nature products!
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Christmas Bucket List Progress
We are SLOWLY making progress on our Christmas Bucket List. One major thing we are failing at this year is watching Christmas movies. What in the world? We have usually watched ever single one, two or three times, by now.
Hopefully by next week we have made some major progress!
Favorite Things Party
Tonight I get to go to a favorite things party with the ladies from our church. The party starts at 7 and with an early morning of work the next day, I know I wont stay long. But getting out, even if it’s just for a little bit, will be nice.
If you’ve never been to a favorite things party the idea is simple. You bring an assigned amount of your favorite thing(s). For tonight’s party we chose 3. They can be different or identical, it doesn’t matter, but they need to be within a spending limit. We went with $4-5 each.
When you arrive at the party you write your name on slips of paper. Since we assigned 3 gifts each, we’ll each do three slips. You take turns explaining what you brought & why you love it. Then you draw 3 names and 3 lucky ladies get to take your gifts home. In the end you leave the party with 3 different gifts.
I LOVE these parties. They are so much better than white elephant exchanges and the perfect ladies get together, especially at Christmas.
Simply Earth, Simply Christmas
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I was so excited when my friends at Simply Earth reached out to me wanting to know if I’d like to work together again.
First off, let me say that their products not only made me love oils, but they taught me how to use them too.
Let me explain…
Simply Earth offers monthly subscription boxes delivered to your door. Each box comes loaded with 4 oils, random supplies, and recipes showing you fun and creative ways you can use your oils. Over the past year I have collected the recipes, mixed, matched, modified and I feel a whole new confidence when it comes to knowing how to get the most out of my oils.
I also love the story behind this company. Simply Earth is a small company that was founded by two brothers, and their wives, with a passion to help make it easy and affordable to make your home natural. They are a small business with a big heart. A big heart that wants to serve their customers and give back. One way they do this is by giving 13% of their profits to help end human trafficking.
Before I had even tried their product, I was so excited about their values and the mission they are on.
Their latest box has a Christmas theme and is loaded with holiday smells and ideas, like the peppermint lib scrub.
If you are interested in trying out Simply Earth you can save BIG simply by using my coupon code, OPLGBLOGFREE. Referrals who use this code will get a $40 gift card emailed to them after subscribing to their first box (subscription on the box can be cancelled anytime).
So what are you waiting for?
Check them out!
#2017 Christmas Moments: Week Two
Some how I have completed another week of photo prompts without getting off track. When I shared my original challenge post, I recommended you take advantage of IG drafts to make sharing easier. However, so far I have failed to take my own advice.
With a little luck I’ll share days 15-21 next week!
In the mean time you can follow us along on Instagram.
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Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here next week!
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