It’s officially the holiday season! We had an amazing Christmas tree hunt, the stockings are hung…. I can’t wait to “wrap” presents in my bright and cozy reusable gift bags and place them under the tree!
A few years ago, I bought a bunch of flannel fabric in adorable holiday prints and sewed up a whole pile of reusable gift bags. This year, I’m honored that my tutorial was selected to be included in the winter edition of the Simple Living Collection!
The Simple Living Collection is a digital bundle of resources to help you settle into a slow and intentional life, reconnecting with each other and nature, and embracing this magical wintery time of rest. There are 70+ tutorials, recipes, ebooks, stories and other activities from more than 50 contributors, just like me. It’s on sale for $25 until Monday, December 13th. Available for immediate download, the PDF is yours to keep and revisit year after year for inspiration. If you’re interested, you can buy your copy here!
The Collection is divided into seven different sections to help families build their own slow-living resource binder. Grow, Raise, Create, Nourish, Healthy Home, Wildcraft, and Family. I’m so excited to share a few of my favorites from each section with you!
This is my favorite section, full of seasonal and holiday crafts! Simple ones that will make for a joyful hour with the kiddos and longer projects to sink deeply into on a slow and quiet morning by the fire. My favorites include:
- Salt dough ornaments from Heather Turner @thehomespun.mom
- Felted fingerless gloves from Emma-Lisa McGee @ourhomeonthehill
- Evergreen dish tutorial from Tara Rondinelli @littlepinelearners
- Natural winter village from Naomi Noyes @ninos.and.nature
- Winter solstice garland from Angela Ruggles @the.nature.atelier
- and MY reusable gift bags!
These three sections combine so nicely to help you feed your family with simple healthy food (hello, micro greens! and I think the extracts make perfect gifts) and sweet treats for your holiday special occasions. My favorites include:
- Homemade extracts from Christy Rucker @christyrucker
- Skillet star bread from Cassandra Evans @northwoodsfolk
- Cardamom sourdough cinnamon rolls from Tess Czulinski @naturally_tess_
- Microgreens made easy from Joey Hodlmair @destinationmommy
- Shiitake log tutorial from Roxanne Ahern @happyholistichomestead
- Winter chicken care from Ashley Comer @slowlivinghomestead
Last, but certainly not least, here are a few of my favorites from the healthy home, family, and wildcraft sections of the Collection. The family section, especially, has lots of fun stories, games, and activities to play with your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or visiting friends with kids during this winter season. There’s plenty here to keep you all entertained!
- Wool dryer balls from Harmonie O’Loughlin @florasfeastbotanicals
- Seasonal simmer pot recipe from Kaila Addis @wildmamarising.ct
- Sustainable gift wrapping (no sewing required!) from Ashley Comer @slowlivinghomestead
- Winter Solstice Guide from Jessie Lehson @wineberryadventurescouts
- Birdseed ornaments from Mari Johnson @bellamartinelli
- Winter puppets from Millie Hernandez @forest.roads
These are only a sampling of the phenomenal work put in by all of the wonderful contributors in this community effort! I’m so excited to be a part of it. The Collection is on sale for $25 until Monday, December 13th and you can get your copy here!