|A little felted owl, fingerless mitts and cowl...all for me :)|
|All the hand knits ready to be wrapped for gift giving|
|Reece's new kitchen, made with love by Justin|
|Orange spiced soap...it smells heavenly|
|Peppermint lip balm|
|Lemongrass, lime and wintergreen body butter|
Living simply, in tune with the seasons and close to the earth.
These are words I think about often. I hold them close. I use them to help guide us as a family. I say them out loud when I need to remember why we live the way we do.
And it is these words I think about as we approach the season of giving and sharing. Over the years our gift giving list has gotten very small. We have stopped the excessive buying of the past. We have stopped giving just because and give because we care, really care. We give because we want to. We give gifts we have made, with special thought about the person receiving it. We keep the season simple, but filled with the things we love....time together, family, love, nature, giving and sharing.
With that in mind this Christmas is no different than last Christmas, it is filled with lots of handmade homemade goodies for those we love. It feels oh so good to make something from scratch and share it with those who are special to us.
It may not be the Christmas everyone dreams of, but for us it works. It feels right for our little family.
Joining in with Ginny and Nicole.