This week the weather is finally cooling down and we’re dreaming of bushels of apples, fresh apple cider donuts, carving pumpkins and scarecrows on the porch as we welcome fall!
But if you’ve been hanging around very long, you know that September also means the start of the Christmas season here at Life Your Way. That’s right, we’re those people that start talking about Christmas before Halloween, but we can’t help it; we just love it that much!
Next Monday we’re kicking of the fourth annual 101 Days of Christmas series, and I can’t wait to share the projects, recipes and printables we have lined up.
Today, though, I’m so excited to introduce you to our three 101 Days of Christmas sponsors. These sponsors are companies our family supports personally, and I really could not imagine better organizations to partner with!
King Arthur Flour
It’s no surprise that the 101 Days of Christmas series includes lots of baking each year, and almost all of my recipes are made with King Arthur Flour — since that’s what I buy anyway — but many of my favorite kitchen tools come from the King Arthur Flour catalog as well.
This year, our unofficial theme is classic Christmas cookies from around the world, and I’m so excited about the specialty ingredients that King Arthur Flour offers, like Fiori di Sicilia flavoring. I’ll also be pulling many of my recipes from the King Arthur Flour collection and trying out new tools like the dough whisk and the pie crust bag. And their fabulous (and free!) Baker’s Hotline is available every day to help you with any baking questions throughout the holiday season and all year long!
Our family has cautiously been dipping our toes into the use of essential oils, aware that these extremely potent substances need to be treated with care (especially when pregnant, nursing or with babies under 2 in the home), but my go-to company is Plant Therapy. With 100% pure essential oils, a vibrant Facebook community promoting the safe use of essential oils, synergies carefully formulated for children, and affordable prices, I absolutely love this company.
This year’s handmade decor and gifts will include essential oil tutorials featuring Plant Therapy oils. Whether you’re looking for the scent of Christmas without chemicals or gifts to pamper those you love, you’re going to love the projects we’ve partnered on!
World Vision Gift Catalog
Our family sponsors children through several organizations, including World Vision, and I would guess that most of you have heard of their child sponsorship program (or child sponsorship programs in general). But what you may not know is that World Vision also has an amazing Gift Catalog. Through the gift catalog, you can give a gift in someone’s name that provides life to a family in need, or you can choose from beautiful, handcrafted gifts that support artisans around the world and provide support where it’s most needed.
While I love the glitz and fun of Christmas, I also love that it’s a season of giving. World Vision will be partnering with us to share even more ideas for a meaningful holiday season this year!
P.S. Don’t worry, we’ll still have a few non-Christmas posts each week for those of you who aren’t quite ready to dive into the holiday season just yet!