🎄MY EDITOR’S CHOICE GIFT GUIDE IS HERE! 🎄 I have been doing my annual holiday gift guide for SEVEN years now, but I have to say, this year has been my FAVORITE! For the first time ever, we shared gift guides written and curated by a 💣 lineup of ladies. Rebecca of @adailysomething shared her favorite picks for new and expecting mamas, as well as for babies and little ones. Melissa of @theslowerhome made a dreamy list of slow home essentials. Alison of @alison__wu curated a grand slam list of wardrobe essentials that are fun, yet totally practical. Annnd last but certainly not least, Lauren of @woodenspoonherbs pulled together her fave items for the wellness enthusiast in our lives! 🎁 The gift list I’m sharing with you all today is a mix of things I’ve used and swooned over this year, all right up your alley if you dig my style! It’s a little of this… a little of that. My favorite lilac mug I’ve been protecting from little hands this year. A very giftable jar of manuka honey that I drizzle on yogurt, oatmeal, or spoon into a cup of tea. There’s a little something for everyone, and I hope you enjoy exploring it and all our other guides as much as I enjoyed making it! 💫 If you’re already done with all of your holiday shopping, be sure to check out all of the gift wrapping inspiration on the Local Milk Blog! We’ve got plenty of sustainable and natural inspo for your under the tree style! #livemoremagic
👶GIFT GUIDE NO. 5 | FOR BABIES & LITTLES 👶 It’s the last day of our gift guide series over on the Local Milk Blog! Today we have not one, but TWO guides for you! The first is written and curated by Rebecca Gallop of @adailysomething and is dedicated to all the tiny people in your life. 🤱 Rebecca is a mama to four kiddos, so I consider her an authority when it comes to choosing gifts for little ones that are high-quality and provide long-lasting fun and function. I mean seriously. Baby clothes and toys can be SO expensive! Why not get a kimono set that can survive the endless washing required? (Bonus points, it’s also so freaking cute and gender-neutral)! 🤩 Looking for toys that aren’t plastic and help your littles learn skills like cooking and cleaning? Um, 🙋♀! Rebecca has you covered with her wooden fruit and veggie + chopping board and knife combo (and a beautiful wooden refrigerator to boot)! 🥾 Head on over to check out this guide and ALL the others we have shared this week! And stay tuned later today for my Editor’s Choice Guide. 👂🎁 #livemoremagic
🧘♀️GIFT GUIDE | FOR THE WELLNESS ENTHUSIAST 🧘♀️ It’s day FOUR of our week of holiday gift guides on the Local Milk Blog! If you missed the earlier guides in the week, head on over! We have lots of great picks for new and expecting moms, gifts those who thrive in a slow, intentional home, and wardrobe picks for ladies who want their style to be practical but still fun! Today’s gift guide is a love letter to the wellness enthusiast in our lives. Written and curated by Lauren Haynes of @woodenspoonherbs, this list is bound to have the perfect item for the person on your list who brings her jade roller everywhere she goes and always has some herby potion infusing in the kitchen. This guide makes me want to throw on a prairie dress, grab my woven basket backpack, and head out for an afternoon of mushroom foraging. If this sounds like someone in your life, don’t miss this gift guide over on the blog! #livemoremagic
🎁GIFT GUIDE NO. 3 | FOR THE PLAYFUL YET PRACTICAL WARDROBE 🎁 Day three of our week of gift guides comes from the endlessly inspirational @alison__wu! I first discovered Alison through her vibrant, beautiful, health-conscious recipe posts. Over time I started eyeing not only her food content but her style! Alison’s fearless approach to color in her wardrobe makes me want to break out of my longtime monogamous relationship with neutrals and throw on a hot pink jumpsuit ASAP. Not only is her eye and color palette on point for fashion and accessories, but everything she wears looks like it could easily transition from a long plane ride to an afternoon at the dog park, to a nice dinner out. Versatility, comfort, AND style. Could a wardrobe get any better than that? Head on over to check out her full gift guide for that lady in your life who doesn’t want her clothing getting in the way of everything she wants and needs to do (but who still wants to look good)! If you missed gift guides 1 & 2, be sure to check those out as well! #livemoremagic
Today is day two of our WEEK of holiday gift guides! 🎄 The latest guide is For Those Who Live Slow at Home. Written and curated by Melissa of @theslowerhome, Melissa’s Instagram feed is a constant source of inspiration for designing and styling a home that sings with calm, beauty, and restoration. ✌🏻 Be sure to check out her guide for the person on your holiday shopping list who thrives in a beautiful home where living life is all about slowing down and finding solace in your surroundings. I would love nothing more than to spend Christmas day cozied up in her slipper recommendation doing the moon jigsaw puzzle she shared. It looks impossible in a good way! 🎁 Did you miss day one of our week of gift guides?! Yesterday’s guide was for the new or expecting mama! Head on over to the link in profile for all the guides so far this year! On Friday, I’ll be sharing my own giftie list! #livemoremagic Photos by the @theslowerhome
🎁IT’S GIFT GUIDE SEASON ON THE LOCAL MILK BLOG! 🎁 Every year I post a gift guide of some of my fave gift picks for the home, wardrobe, little ones, and more. This year we are sharing more Local Milk approved picks than ever by releasing a gift guide every day this week. Each guide is written and curated by a grand-slam lineup of guest contributors. On Friday, I’ll be sharing my own guide as well! Kicking us off yesterday was Rebecca Gallop of @adailysomething with her guide for New & Expecting Mamas. Rebecca lives with her husband and four little ones in Northern Virginia and has been a friend and collaborator of mine for years! When I think of women with timeless, intentional taste for motherhood needs (who have the experience to back it up), Rebecca always comes to mind. Don’t miss all her perfectly chosen picks over on the blog for the new or expecting mama in your life! Visit the link in profile to find all the gift guides we’ve posted so far this week! #livemoremagic Photos by @alexandrafriendly.
It’s Christmas cookie season! If you didn’t make these Adaptogenic Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies last year head to the blog (link in profile!) and make them this year! Just search for gingerbread in the search box. They are a guilt free treat that I don’t have to feel bad doling out to my little during the holidays because they’re packed with nutrients and calming adaptogens. And no icky ingredients. What new cookie recipe do you want to see this year? I’m brainstorming!
✨NEW ON THE BLOG✨ @claggie’s Sustainable Gift & Wrapping Guide is here! From furoshiki to craft paper, she’s got a host of idea for keeping your footprint small this season! Click the link in profile to give it a read! 🎁 Speaking of gifties... Local Milk gift guides are launching every day next week! We’ve rounded up some awesome guests who have curated gift guides that are all about slow and intentional living! Don’t worry, I’ll still be doing my own annual guide! 🎉 If you don’t want to miss them turn on post notifications! #livemoremagic
📣LAST CALL! 📣The doors to my flagship e-course, Influence to Income, are closing in just a few hours! If you miss out on this go-round, not only will you have to wait until we start accepting new students next year, but you won’t get my CYBER MONDAY BONUS, the Instagram Starter Kit, for FREE! ⏰ This online course is so much more than just LESSONS (though the lessons ARE kickass). This is a program and community designed to teach you the Mindful Social Strategy — my 5-step system to building an engaged, authentic Instagram Community AND income with intention & integrity. It’s designed to defeat algorithm anxiety, competition overwhelm, and tech/camera confusion. It’ll also teach you how to sell your awesome services and products *without* selling out. I’ve condensed everything I’ve learned (the hard way) in the past 7+ years into a digestible set of strategies that can work for YOU. ⚡️ In addition to the four course core-modules you’ll have lifetime access to, you’ll get some super sweet bonuses and extras! You’ll get my ENTIRE photography, editing, and styling online class, The Art of Visual Storytelling, for FREE. I’ll be hosting 4 LIVE Q&A’s with our exclusive Influence to Income Insiders community (that would mean you)! Signing up means lifetime access to the course as is it updated and improved and expanded. And JUST for this final day, you’ll receive the Instagram Start Kit, which includes ALL the LM Presets! 📷 Whether you join the community or not, THANK YOU beyond words for letting me into your feeds and inboxes these past few weeks to talk about Influence to Income. It’s the culmination of so much hard work, and I’m so grateful you’ve taken some of your precious time to learn more about it! #livemoremagic
🗣CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL! 🗣 Good news! Influence to Income: The Art of Instagram for Creatives & Entrepreneurs is open to join for ONE FINAL, BONUS DAY! Want the GREAT news? If you join today, you’ll receive my Instagram Starter Kit totally FREE. 🎉 That’s right… you’ll have access to ALL the Local Milk Lightroom Preset Collections for Desktop & Mobile (valued at over half the cost of the course!) and more when you sign up for my signature e-course today! 📱 But the doors are closing tonight at 12:00pm EST (FOR REAL!) on this deal and access to Influence to Income! I’m not sure when the course will be back, so if you’ve been on the fence about joining, now is your last chance! #livemoremagic