🎁 Gift Guide 2017: DIY with Essential Oils!

Well, holiday season is here!  To follow up with my first 2017 Gift Guide, I wanted to provide a DIY version for all my readers who enjoy putting a custom and special touch on their gifts!

Gifts Using Essential Oils!

Essential oils are such powerful gifts.  Imagine giving someone a gift that promotes wellbeing, immunity support, uplifting feelings and a restful night’s sleep? Well you can! Essential oils provide not only a unique gift for your friend + family member, but they can be customized to let that person know you are thinking especially of them!  The only thing you need to keep in mind is the quality of the oil you are giving.  With dōTERRA you don’t have to worry about quality or purity, as each essential oil are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.

Essential Oil Gifting Reason 1:  Customization! 

You can give someone a bottle of dōTERRA essential oils and a How-To guide for enjoying it! (I can totally help you create gift flyers like the one below!)  This is perfect because if you know someone is in need of a restful nights sleep, tranquility,  or needs their mood uplifted, you can provide them the power of dōTERRA essential oils!  Just gift the bottle and an info sheet like below!

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Essential Oil Gifting Reason 2: Cost Friendly! 

If you make a scrub like the one below, you can make so many gifts for pennies!  Gifting DIY scrubs, felt car fresheners (literally a piece of felt!) or blends is an awesome way to again show someone you cared enough to make their gift, to think of them and their needs, and share essential oils with them!

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Essential Oil Gifting Reason 3: Thoughtful All-in-One Gifts

You can also give the gift of wellness to someone by starting them with a kit or several essential oils along with a (free!) consultation from me so they can feel ready to use and enjoy their oils!  I am a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and I LOVE educating people on how they can use oils in their whole lives to see a radical change!

The Emotional Aromatherapy Diffused kit below is an amazingly powerful starter kit and will be a well loved gift!

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The Emotional Aromatherapy Diffused Enrollment Kit (above) includes the perfect combination of materials to experience the uplifting and emotion boosting benefits of the aromatherapy system.

This Kit includes – a FREE dōTERRA wholesale membership ($35 value)

FREE private hour essential oil consultation with yours truly!

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doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™ System: (5 mL Bottles)

The doTERRA Essentials Booklet

You see? Gifting with essential oils can be super personal, fun, and heartfelt!  If you’d like to find out more about essential oils please contact me! I do weekly education classes as well as custom 1:1s!

xxx

GFK

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2017 Gift Guide! 🎄🎁

Can you believe it’s going to be Thanksgiving this week?!

Excuse me? Has anyone seen 2017?

Anyways, it’s that time of the year when gift giving is a majority of our thoughts and it can be so stressful to find gifts that are meaningful, personal, unique, and of course affordable. Enter this blog post! I thought I could help get some ideas flowing for you gift list and hopefully make it a more fun gifting experience versus the mad dash for gifts that you aren’t very excited to give.  This is the time of the year that we can give thanks to those we know and to those in need and it should be inspiring!

Handmade crochet goodies from Frankly Hooked! 

Tannith makes the cutest crochet hats, blankets, cowls, and custom order items! Check out her IG to see more of the custom dreams she’s made come true!

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Custom + Gorgeous jewelry by VagabondSupplyCo

I have so many rings from Julie and I have to say, they are amazing. Everyone compliments them!  Beautiful jewelry with incredible quality.

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ReZip Eco-Friendly Bags

I love these ReZip bags!  I have been making a conscious effort to use less plastic and these have helped so much.  The bags are made out of food safe materials with NO BPA or harsh chemicals waiting to leech into your food.  They come in so many sizes and are durable, dishwasher safe, and really are an amazing gift.  Something people will never know they need but LOVE that you introduced them!

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dōTERRA wellness

Essential oils are such a great gift to give someone!  They are personal, meaningful, and so POWERFUL! dōTERRA is not only an amazing company, but provides certified pure therapeutic grade oils and supplements to unlock lives!  dōTERRA has radically changed my life and I’d love to help you see that power unlocked for yourself or a loved one or friend! With any purchase you get an hour session with me to maximize essential oils in your life!

You can find out more about essential oils here. You can also read more in depth about essential oils here! If you’re ready to buy, let me know or use my dōTERRA website!

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Lightbox with letters!

I love this little thing! It’s just so cute, would be perfect for anyone’s office, home, or dorm! Available here at Target. 

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Candylab Wooden Cars

Lois got me a Candylab wooden station wagon and trailer last month and I LOVE IT. It’s so adorable, super fun, and just so dang cute!  This would be a perfect gift from a child to adult and looks stylish and innovative!

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Well I hope those ideas get your brain churning with some new ideas! Comment below with what gifts you’ll be making or giving this year!

xxx

GFK

Create your own (nerdy) custom calendar!

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So I know this is a little early, but maybe it will inspire you to take great photos this spring/summer to incorporate in a calendar later on in the year!

I make a yearly calendar of my two animals – The Ugly Tribe – featuring Leopold (Pug) & Vladimir (Sphinx Cat).  This year I used a professional company to bind and print the calendars and the results were AMAZING.  I also chose to use a small desk version to save money and be more unique than the typical wall calendar. But you can decide which type will work best for your project.

So here are some steps/tips to get you going on your own custom calendar!

  1. Pick a topic/theme – I chose my animals of course, but you could pick your kids/animals/knitting project finished photos/flowers/legos… you get the idea.
  2. Write an outline – for each month prior to taking a photo write down the things you’ll need (costumes/backdrops etc).  Plan what you want for each month in advance so you don’t have a ‘oh man I wish I had done something else’ moment later on.  This will make the process so much smoother – even if you wait till the very last minute to build your calendar.
  3. Take LOTS of photos – play with angles, lighting, film speed – this will give you a lot to choose from when it comes time to pick the photos.
  4. Have fun!

So my process was fun because it meant dressing up my animals and/or playing with filters on my iPhone app Camerbag to make the photos truly unique and original. I chose to use Vistaprint to print my calendars – I bound them in the past myself and it was a NIGHTMARE! (loads of errors and thus wasted calendars not to mention way way too much paper wasted)  Vistaprint has a great online upload tool, but you cannot edit them once you upload them so have them ready.  Further I kept getting an error of some resolutions being ‘too low’ I ignored it because I chose a small desktop calendar and knew the photo would not be blurring at that size.  You can also upload a mix of .jpegs and PDFs with no issue.

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You can even insert text on specific days to remind you or your calendar recipients of special days! Such a simple process.  Not to mention that depending on how many you get the calendar is about $3-$4 a piece. Not bad at all considering you can gift them to neighbors and friends/family and it’s a perfect gift.  The more you order the cheaper it gets too. I had price checked in the past at FedEx Kinko’s and the large calendars were around $10 a piece which for 40+ is just way way too much to spend. 

I hope this inspired you to get started on an idea or plan for holiday gifts – remember if you outline and have a plan you can wait until November to put it all together (like I did!) and it will still arrive in early December and be the highlight gift for your friends and family.

Here are the photos I chose and my calendar. 

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