Favorite Things Giveaway 2016


The 2016 Favorite Things Giveaway has ended. 

It’s my very favorite time of year, and that’s because it’s time to give! I get to give one of my readers this AMAZING prize bundle of favorite things. But before I dig into the package with you to show you what’s inside, it gets even better…

Each year, I partner with other amazing bloggers who are ALSO giving away big bundles of their Favorite Things. Check out their bundles below, and click through to enter as many as you’d like. Isn’t this fun!!!

favorite-christmas-things-collage-20161. Thriving Home // 2. Happy Home Fairy // 3. Nourishing Joy // 4. Intoxicated on Life // 5. Chaos to Peace // 6. Mommy Hates Cooking // 7. The Nourishing Home // 8.Young Wifes Guide // 9. Martha Martha // 10. Heavenly Homemakers // 11. The Realistic Mama // 12. Keeper of the Home // 13. Kitchen Stewardship // 14. Gwen’s Nest // 15. Make Healthy Easy


Let’s dig in! First, let me just say that this is around $300 in products, and they are all top shelf, amazing products that I personally own and adore. They are truly some of my favorite things, and I’m so excited to get to share this with a reader!


Please share this and help me thank the sponsors for allowing me to host such a generous giveaway.

Plant Therapy is one of a handful of essential oil brands that I trust to not only make top quality oils, but they price them fairly. I have really enjoyed their KidSafe line of oils, and they’re donating a set of their top selling KidSafe oils to the winner! Plus, they’ve just released this stylish diffuser. I’ll be reviewing it this week, so I won’t give you all of the details here, but it’s basically amazing and has all of the awesome features I would want if I designed my own.

And if you’ve been reading her for long, you might know that I’m a huge fan of the Trim Healthy Mama plan. I get to give away the top selling Trim Healthy Mama items, including the THM Cookbook, the Plan book (not pictured), a bag of Baking Blend, Gentle Sweet, Collagen…AND


their amazing Orange Silk Hydrating cream and Spunj. I am a HUGE fan of all of their products, and I’ve personally enjoyed and purchased and repurchased these items for myself. If you’ve never tried the Trim Healthy Mama plan, this is a great starter kit, and the perfect reset button for your body and skin before or after the holidays! A HUGE thank you to my friends over at Trim Healthy Mama for contributing this awesome bundle to the winner of the giveaway!


And last but CERTAINLY not least is my current obsession: an Instant Pot! This is the 6 quart, 7 in 1 electric multi-cooker.

Y’all. This is what my Great-Grandmother felt like when she got her first refrigerator. I don’t know how I’ve lived without this gem. I’ll also be telling you more about my Instant Pot this week, and sharing recipes, but suffice it to say, you WANT this. Whether you are a single person who rarely cooks at home, or a busy Mama to many who cooks all day, this is a MAJOR game changer.

So let’s do this! Enter to win below!

(Psst…don’t forget to pop back up and take a tour of all of the other amazing giveaways!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Click on the links below to learn more about the bloggers!

Thriving Homethriving-home-logo-FINAL-WEB

At Thriving Home, Polly and Rachel strive to encourage moms to thrive in every area of home life. They try to keep it real when it comes to sharing about healthy recipes, raising little people, growing in their faith, freezer cooking and various other topics that motherhood and life may bring their way

mhclogoMommy Hates Cooking

Mommy Hates Cooking is a national cooking and lifestyle website that encourages families to take back the dinner table. Through her easy-to-prepare (yet looks like you spent all day in the kitchen) meals and her knack for breaking down meal planning, Kristy has become the busy-mom’s resource for the modern family.

chaos2peace_logo-170x170Chaos to Peace

Jennifer and her family live in the South. She and her husband, Fred, have three boys ages 13, 10, and 7, and one unruly dog named Dash. Chaos2Peace is a blog designed to bring peace in the midst chaos by providing organizational tips, menu planning, simple recipes, and a whole lot of laughter. Join us on the blog today as we do life together, one step at a time

logoHeavenly Homemakers

Laura Coppinger and her husband have four sons ages 11-19. HeavenlyHomemakers.com is dedicated to inspiring women daily with healthy (and easy!) recipes, homemaking tips, spiritual encouragement, and good ol’ clean fun.

iol_header_design_no_taglineIntoxicated on Life

Intoxicated on Life is a blog about raising strong families – body, mind, and soul. We believe, with the right education, busy moms can be equipped to make small changes one step at a time, transforming the life and health of her family. Join us on a journey as we raise holistically healthy children: nurturing their bodies, cultivating their minds, and inspiring their souls!

tapinfluence-logoMake Healthy Easy

Jenna Braddock is a registered dietitian nutritionist, football coach’s wife, mom of boys, and entrepreneur. At Make Healthy Easy she shares real life strategies for better health and doable and delicious recipes. As a MHE reader you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing your daily health struggles are normal. You’ll also get a little dose of family and football through the eyes of our Friday Night Lights life.

hhf-logoHappy Home Fairy

Happy Home Fairy is a resource of fun ideas, simple recipes, free printables, holiday traditions, and encouragement to help moms build happy homes

kitchen-stewardship-header-for-newsletterKitchen Stewardship

Katie Kimball has shared her journey to real food and natural living for almost 8 years at Kitchen Stewardship, a blog that encourages moms to keep their families healthy without going crazy.

final-logo-cmykYoung Wife’s Guide

Young Wife’s Guide exists to encourage and equip Christian homemakers to form Gospel-Centered Homes. Jami Balmet shares about her own struggles with running and managing a home and hopes to provide Biblical resources for the struggling homemaker

koth_logo_final_2016-03Keeper of the Home

Keeper of the Home is a resource and community for women and families in all seasons of life who are striving to be healthy – body, mind, and soul. It covers a wide range of topics from healthy recipes, cleaning practices and self-care. Our inspiration begins with our faith. Stewardship inspires the way that we approach our homemaking. In fact, it’s the foundation of what you’ll find when you pull up a chair, grab a mug of something delicious, and come share this journey with us!

The Nourishing Hometnh-logo

The Nourishing Home provides family-friendly, gluten-free, whole food recipes; free weekly whole food meal plans; helpful cooking tips and techniques; and lots of encouragement to help you in your journey to live a more nourished life.

logo-headerMartha, Martha

Peace and Productivity coexist at Martha, Martha, a blog for busy women who, like biblical Martha, often get distracted by life’s demands and lose sight of Jesus! Devotional thoughts, productivity planning, simple recipes, and more will help you stay focused on the “one thing {that} is needed”

The Realistic Mamatrmcoloredwatermark

The Realistic Mama is all about family, how to spend more time with your family, activities you can do with your kids, how to create an online business that benefits your family, and more! You’ll find everything from saving money, parenting tips, kids activities, easy recipes, and DIY to online entrepreneur ideas, and more! Our tribe of moms and family-oriented entrepreneurs is one-of-a-kind. The connection, transparency, and trust are just a few of our favorite things about our community!


Nourishing Joy

Nourishing Joy is dedicated to real food and natural living. We’re on a mission to equip and inspire busy parents with the tools to make intentional, thoughtful decisions easy. Or at least easier.


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  1. Janet G says

    Great giveaways!!! Good luck!! Such a great job in working with other bloggers and coming up with such great items

  2. Lorie says

    Hi there. Had fun looking around and I’m very excited about the give away. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  3. Jo says

    Hi Gwen,
    This is great! I have a question. I’m not on any of those social media sites listed above. Does my email that I put in before that came up enter me in the giveaway?

    • says

      So sorry, Jo…just seeing this. The login to Rafflecopter does not enter you. I’ll keep your suggestion in mind next time when I set up the entries…they are usually centered around social media, but I can add in a couple that are not. :)

  4. Amy says

    Thank you and the others for joining together to do this big Christmas Giveaway! How fun!!! And it’s fun learning about the other bloggers out there! =) Merry Christmas!