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A homemade valentine’s giveaway for you!!

homemade Valentine's Day

dear lovely readers,

I’ve paired with a select group of some of my absolute fav homemade handmades to give you a valentine’s day dream:

gift basket pour vous.

Valentines’ Day for me has always been less about romantic love and more about appreciating all of the love in my life. These ladies and their art, writing, hand crafts have touched me. And the chocolate? It’s from Minnesota and I’m buying it for you from the coop, so that’s just touching your stomach 😉

Starting with Olivia, my sweet southern sister blogger from To the Heights. She wrote a book that touched my heart. It’s all about writing down your goals, and steps to helping you actualize them. Never gets old. I’ve re-read it several times and worked on the writing prompts even more times. She’s giving away her e-book via her monthly newsletter. Hop on over.

write it down

Moving right along to Jolie, whom I know from instagram. Her prints for her company Brim Papery are gorgeous. So take the time to peruse her etsy shoppe because: this. And these. Her offering for the giveaway? This beauty on 8×10. She hand letters and illustrates and then prints locally in Columbus, Ohio on a thick beautiful paper. Jealous of the winner!

brim papery

Next up we have Jenna from Call Her Happy who runs the sweetest etsy shoppe (of the same name) around with her cross stitched necklaces. I mean, come on!!! Wouldn’t you kill for this kind of hand stitched love? Or there’s this one that I want in larger scale for my mom’s birthday!! Well the XO is here for you.


From me, I’m going for the chocolate. Minnesota made and it’s my fav. Sampler pack, anyone? B.T. McElrath. Prairie Dog Bites are my weakest point at the coop checkout. I’ll give you two bars. You get to pick which ones!


Almost to the end with my gal Cassie whose creativity knows literally no bounds. She hosts creative parties, for crying aloud! Her latest & greatest is those woven wall hangings from her instagram shoppe. Swoon!!! And swooning over her fun necklaces too. Swoon. She’s gifting you with this woven wonder. Feast your eyes.

kent heartstrings woven

And lastly, Kelly. This girlfriend knows no bounds of hilarity. But she’s more than simply a rap artist dressed as a homeschooling mom. She is also the ingenious mind behind the planner that is making my life easier. Her planner offers open calendar dating (so hop in wherever you are), inspirational vignettes, and concrete life advice. She touches on her family’s liturgical traditions along with just about every other aspect of parenting. I love her something fierce and am feeling enriched by her planner in our lives. It’s called “The Best Laid Plans” and is yours in hard copy.


USA entries only. Closes Wednesday at Midnight. Lots of instagram entry options, but also checking out the shoppes & sites & commenting for those not on insta.

These ladies all are so kind to share with you, so thank them for their sweetness!

One winner takes all!

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  1. Laura M. on February 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Visited Olivia and joined the Caravan!

    I’d love to win Kelly’s planner – just to get some weekly inspiration from her.

    I love Jenna’s new oval floral necklaces.

    And Jolie’s prints are be-yoo-ti-ful. I like the art on the Arrow one.

  2. Daisy on February 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Signed up for her newsletter!

    • Daisy on February 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      I just need a planner and have not made time to get one!

      • Daisy on February 9, 2015 at 12:24 pm

        As a Texas gal I love the blue bonnet necklace!

        • Daisy on February 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

          For at brim papery I love-your the best thing that happened to me!

  3. Sara D on February 9, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    The planner would be reallly helpful to keep all my work/personal obligations in one place!

    LOVE the Stars in the Sky print from Brim Papery!

    & the dandelion necklace is precious!

  4. Jenn B on February 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I visited the CallHerHappy Etsy shop and she has such cute items! I love all the flower pendants but I think my favorite is the dandelion one.

  5. jennifer hakes on February 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I love Jenna’s embroidery on her etsy shop! Especially that sweet little camera pendant…. I’m a photographer and think it’s so cute!

  6. Christina on February 9, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks for doing this! I think I did everything correctly? Signed up for the email newsletter, followed everyone on Instagram and did the Facebook stuff… this giveaway is first-time for me…

    I would love to get Kelly’s planner — mine never seem to cut it. And I need all the help I can get!

    I’m torn between Jenna’s dandelion necklace, the little lavender necklace or the blue oval floral. They’re all so dainty!

    Been following Jolie (Brim Papery) for a while… she’s how I heard about you and your blog. I love her Jen Hatmaker print, as well as the meal planner/grocery list pad.

  7. Jenn B on February 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Also visited BrimPapery and I just love her Like Arrows print!

  8. Hannah on February 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I love love love the Brim Papery Psalm 142 print. I’m drooling looking at it, actually.

  9. Amy @ Motherhood and Miscellany on February 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter. This is such a great giveaway. Thanks Nell and ladies!

  10. Amy @ Motherhood and Miscellany on February 9, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I actually already have this planner, and I love it! But I have a dear, beloved friend who needs this, because she’s going a little bit crazy right now 🙂

  11. Amy @ Motherhood and Miscellany on February 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I was going to say the dandelion necklace, but then this Michigan girl saw the U of M necklace. . . I think still the dandelion though 🙂

  12. Amy @ Motherhood and Miscellany on February 9, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    “I’d rather be kind than right” <3

  13. Kathy H on February 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I joined the Caravan! Loved the eBook.

    Kelly’s planner would help me see each week better and plan the days rather than one massive weekly to do list.

    Hmm Jenna’s necklaces are all cute. I do like the XO 🙂 or the sacred heart!

  14. Sarah @ Two Os Plus More on February 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I have signed up for Olivia’s lovely newsletter! So fun!

  15. Sarah @ Two Os Plus More on February 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I love Call Her Happy’s book necklace and the ombre dot ones!

  16. Eliese on February 9, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I need a planner because I need to develop some serious time management skills if I am going to homeschool next year!

    • Eliese on February 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Love the sacred heart hoop necklace

      • Eliese on February 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

        Love the quiver full print

  17. Bethany on February 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I love the Sacred Heart necklace.

  18. Bethany on February 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Love the Gather Here with Grateful Hearts print.

  19. Wehaf on February 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    My favorite item from Brim Papery is the “Stars in the Sky” print.

  20. Wehaf on February 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    My favorite item from Call Her Happy is the fox necklace.

  21. Rachel @ Efficient Momma on February 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I’m going to combine all the comments into this one 🙂 I’ve subscribed to Olivia’s newsletter – great book btw! I love the sacret heart necklace. I need a planner to keep track of everything (Mommy brain!) and Oh my goodness…I can’t pick on of those prints. I need to sit and think on that one lol Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  22. Celia on February 9, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I visited “To the Heights” and subscribed.

  23. Celia on February 9, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I homeschool and am preparing for baby #3. If I don’t write things down, I’m sunk. A planner would be great!

  24. Celia on February 9, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I like the daily/weekly notepad planner at Brim Papery.

  25. Celia on February 9, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I really like the Sacred Heart necklace at Call Her Happy.

  26. ruth anne on February 9, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    subscribed to Olivia’s newsletter a few weeks ago!

  27. ruth anne on February 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Gonna combine the rest of my comments: Could totally use a planner to keep up with the craziness of 4 kiddos/blogging/”homeschooling”/life/etc…
    Love that Valentine’s necklace at Jenna’s and the “I’d rather be kind than right” from Brim Papery

  28. Kelly Meagher on February 9, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Love this giveaway, Nell! It’s so great. I’ve already been trailing most of these ladies and they’re great shops! I really do love Jolie’s “You’re the best thing that ever happened to me” print. And her “Bless this Mess” is great too!

  29. Jessica on February 10, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I subscribed to Olivia’s newsletter.

  30. Jessica on February 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’m always looking for the best ways to get and stay organized. Kelly’s planner would help.

  31. Laurel on February 10, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Signed up for lovely Liv’s email!

  32. Laurel on February 10, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I LOVE her new peacock necklace!

  33. Laurel on February 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Ahhhh, I can’t choose in Brim Papery’s shop! So many cute prints! I really like the one you’re giving away. 🙂

  34. Emily Barnes on February 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    -I’ve been signed up for Olivia’s newsletter since the announcement. She’s just the best!
    -Brim Papery has so many beauties! If I have to pick one, I think I’d choose the Hatmaker Motherhood quote. So beautiful
    – And I’m really digging Jenna’s new garden necklaces. I’m leaning towards purple…

  35. Amanda on February 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Jenna’s sacred heart necklace! Love! Thank you, Nell! 🙂

  36. Angela Miceli on February 10, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Looks awesome…especially chocolate!!

    • Natural Mama Nell on February 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      I can tell you this chocolate is AMAZING!!!