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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018 | COZY GIFTS FOR WELL BEING

This gift guide is for the self-care enthusiast or for someone seeking to make some changes for well being within the new year.  All of the items I have listed here are great for cleansing and getting rid of toxins as well as staying cozy during the upcoming colder winter months.  

cozy gifting for your well being

 

| 1. CANDLE | 2. SLEEP MASK | 3. OIL DIFFUSER

| 4. SMUDGE STICK SET | 5. LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL |

| 6. EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL | 7. TEA CUP

| 8. CHARCOAL SOAP | 9. BEAUTY DUST | 10. CLAY MASK |

| 11. DETOX BATH SOAK | 12. MOON JUICE BOOK

| 13. COCONUT MILK  BATH SOAK | 14. BATHTUB CADDY |

 

In case you are wondering what some of these things are I’ll be happy to explain.  A few years ago, I discovered Smudge and Palo Santo sticks which are burned to get rid of negative energy in your space and within yourself.  I introduced them into my home and have been occasionally burning them since.  

The Beauty Dust is just one of many that are listed within the mixes.  I haven’t tried them all, but I’m definitely wanting to because I believe they are beneficial and comforting.

Herbivore is a non-toxic beauty brand created with natural ingredients and no hard chemicals.  They also create their products without any fillers, meaning that every ingredient in their products is what they call an “active” ingredient.

Lafco candles are a little on the higher end of the candle counter, but they are soy based and last a really long time.  Also, they come in beautiful glass blown jars that you can reuse after the candle is gone.

Last but not least essential oils and essential oil diffusers have been all the rage lately.  The benefits that they bring you are so amazing!  My personal preference is lavender, but you can mix and match all kinds of scents.  (Also, please be aware that if you have any pets at home, you will need to read this post here as they should not be inhaling certain scents due to health hazards.)  Some of them are sort of a no-brainer like who would want to have garlic used in an essential oil diffuser, but there are some that I would have never guessed so brush up on this topic for sure!

That’s it!  I figured you probably already know about the other items on the list, but if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below!

Cheers-  Ashley Nicole

 

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  • It’s been a hot minute since my last post, but it’s all with good reason. We’ve been very busy finishing up our guest room/office makeover and I am so excited to share the reveal with all of you! ✨ I’m dishing out all the details over at Cottage-Bound.com. Swipe through to catch a sneak peek of my new desk space then click the link in my bio or head to my stories to swipe up and read all about it! 🤗

P.S. You can shop the entire space by taking a screenshot and following me on the @liketoknow.it app. 💛
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Shopping is fun, but when you know your dollar goes the extra mile to help someone in need, the experience is so rewarding!

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  • Mercury is finally out of retrograde! Did any of you have any crazy technical difficulties last month? I know I did! Just a reminder that even though it is over, we will still feel a little bit of that static cling from the retrograde which can still have an effect on our day to day for another two weeks. They call this the “retro-shade”, but on the bright side last night we had a 2nd new moon or a “black moon” when there are two new moons in 1 month. 🌚

New moons usually mean it’s time for new beginnings and reflection, but a black moon is especially powerful towards these things. This new moon is rising in Leo a sign known for creativity and will help you to learn how to express yourself in creative ways throughout different houses like your work sector, relationship/love sector and so on. 💫

This new moon will be all about self-expression so listen up and open up! Allow yourself to try new things! 
This new moon will also allow us to see truths that we may have been denying or it hasn’t unveiled itself to us as of yet. This new truth may cause you to want to pick up and start fresh somewhere, with someone or something new, hence “new beginnings.” Another factor under the reign of this new moon is our need to have and create more self-love. 💛 When we are happy and content with ourselves, we are confident, but we also must remember to respect ourselves and our boundaries and expect others to do the same. If not, it’s time to move on to people that value and respect you the way you do. 
Stand your ground and know your worth and don’t let precious time be plucked by those who disagree to give you what you know you deserve. 
This also goes for the opposite side of this equation, so if you are not giving others what you expect for yourself, you may see this action as a response to something you may need to work and reflect on yourself in this new beginning. 
I always say the door swings both ways so don’t expect it if you are not willing to do the same if not more for them. My tip here is as simple as this: The more you give, the more the universe gives back to you and so on as it is always better to give than receive for the rewards are much greater! Cheers
  • When your wardrobe is ready for fall and it’s only July... 😆🍁🥵 I’m so pleased to have partnered with @wayfair to share this cozy corner as another sneak peek of our guest room/office makeover! ✨ 
Because this space is also used as my office/craft room, where I like to keep all the crafty goodies tucked away in the closet, I wanted to offer a place for visitors to hang their items so they felt like a guest and not like they are “crashing in the office.” That’s where this free standing closet organizer comes in. Annnd the bonus part is that when it’s not in use by guests, I get to use it to steam clothes or organize what to pack on trips.

That’s WINNING x TWO and to celebrate I want you to WIN x TWO too by sharing this helpful tip: Did you know that if you turn your sweaters inside out when hanging them you don’t get those weird shoulder humps when you go to put them on the right way? Yep! You can thank my Mom for that one! 😉 ✨Sharing all the shopping links for this on the @LIKEtoKNOW.it app! Screenshot this photo and follow me on the @LIKEtoKNOW.it app for the deets here and all my daily looks! @liketoknow.it.home  #wayfairathome #wayfair #sharewithwayfair #wayfairhome
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  • Sharing a sneak peak of our guest room/office makeover! I’ve been so pleased with how well it’s come together, despite the few hiccups we’ve had in the past couple of weeks. Absolutely cannot wait to share more so stay tuned! 
P.S. This dreamy sheepskin runner by @the_citizenry can double as a cozy accent to your bedding while you go to sleep counting sheep! 😴🐑 #citizenmade #liketoknowit #liketoknowithome #thecitizenry
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