There is exactly one week left to the beginning of the Simple Living Challenge on the Kanelstrand blog and there couldn't be better timing for today's giveaway. It is sponsored by Taryn and Jeff Wilson of Mystic Orb.
I have a confession to make. I think I am in love with these guys, just drop by and read their blogs, yes, they have two: Mystic Orb and Wooly Moss Roots. You will find so much simple, heartfelt inspiration that you will wonder where they have been hiding so far. Where? In the forest, of course!
Taryn, Jeff and their baby Bracken live a simple, back to the basics life in their mountain homestead. Their life flows with the seasons:
- Spring brings nettles, fuzzy little chicks, singing frogs, and planting seeds.
- Summer brings garden bounty, berry picking, clothes on the line, flowers in bloom, open windows and bonfires at night.
- Fall brings food preserving, celebrating harvest, gathering firewood, apple pressing parties, and baskets of huckleberries and chantrelles.
- Winter brings fires in the woodstove, savory soups, books full of adventure, a slower pace, quiet contemplation and warm cups of tea!
You can feel their connection to nature when you see their mind-blowing wood carvings. These people love wood! Take a look yourselves, jump to the Mystic Orb shop and the Wooly Moss Roots shop. You will find intricately carved pendants, earrings, home accessories and wooden buttons in so many types of wood and with so many patterns that you will want to have them all. At least I do and I am not in the least surprised to learn that their motto is FEED THE JOY.
But what makes me like the Wilson family even more is that they like to give and when they do, they do it from their hearts. This week's giveaway prizes are worth $87!
And Taryn and Jeff want to give a chance to three of you. Yes, three lucky Kanelstrand readers can win:
A gorgeous pendant carved in reclaimed birdseye maple burl wood, worth $45.
Stylish eco earrings made out of reclaimed sassafras wood, worth $12.
A unique magnet with a reminder that simplicity is sacred, carved in huckleberry root burl wood, worth $30.
In the meantime, while you are filling out the rafflecopter widget, bear in mind that both Wilsons' shops will be offering a generous 15% discount for the week of the giveaway. Use coupon code KANELSTRAND15 at checkout and choose a gift made with love! You only have time until February 1st, when the discount will expire.
The giveaway ends on Wednesday, February 1st 2012 and is open Worldwide. You will not be eligible to win if you only fill out one of the two mandatory entries.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck everyone!